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N4RPS:
Hello!

Thank you for the kind words.

What one person considers to be ideal may just very well be someone else's worst nightmare. All those different forks of Linux reflect THAT! Once knowledgeable enough, one can always add any window manager or desktop they prefer later.

I'm sure that as I learn more about XFCE and how it works, my anxiety about it will ease. Besides, making an OS into EXACTLY what YOU want it to be is an important part of the learning experience.

I forgot to mention that before I found LL, I also checked out Elementary OS. Like Ubuntu with Unity, it was WAY too slow on THIS pup!  EOS DID look like it might support my Gateway M285E Tablet PC, though, but since LL is SO much more responsive, I'd rather focus on porting Tablet PC support to LL.

A Tablet PC version of LL would be a GODSEND for my old Compaq TC1000! I've tried to get it going on Linux, but all the people who pulled it off in the past did so on OSs that became obsolete years ago. I guess it's good to have SOME things to shoot for...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

Jerry:

--- Quote from: N4RPS on February 14, 2014, 09:53:51 PM --- I tried to install the latest version of the app from a tarball, but ran into a dependency stonewall in the process. I'm going to play with some other weather applets out there to see if one of them DOES work. 73 DE N4RPS Rob
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If you're talking about the XFCE weather applet, the fix is here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/index.php/topic,42.msg154.html#new

N4RPS:
Hello!

Thanks for the tip. THAT did the trick! I REALLY like the wide variety of weather information the applet allows to be displayed.

Update: Just finished putting LL amd64 on my Samsung RV515 laptop. Only issues I've had (so far) are:

1. Audio (deleted installed applet and installed it from the Add menu - the one pointing to xfce4-mixer. The audio never worked at ALL in LXDE on this pup!), and

2. Elantech touchpad (added options.conf file to /etc/modprobe.d directory, with the line 'options psmouse proto=imps' in it).

For the next person, I've also cross-posted this into the hardware forum...

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

LiteNing:
If you want to screw around with testing branches the one I found closest to this experience is Sparky LXDE. Just trash the wbar and install Cairo or something instead

N4RPS:
Hello!

Future versions of LXDE will de done in Qt4. This is a BIG change that will certainly produce MAJOR bugs.

I'd rather get to know XFCE right now, but since playing around IS part of the thrill for me, WHO KNOWS?

73 DE N4RPS
Rob

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