[olug] Disappointment and a question ...
olug at unfy.org
Tue Apr 8 22:05:35 UTC 2014
On 4/7/2014 10:57 PM, Jeff Hinrichs - DM&T wrote:
> as for xfce -- if you already have ubuntu installed, it just
> apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
> then logout, pick xfce and log in
> To get it straight out you can just xubuntu
Getting XFCE was just a matter of more-than-ratpoison window manager
without breaking the 700mb limit for burning to a CD with that
particular distro. Wasn't really an aesthetics choice. Granted, I was
okay with old XFCE looking kinda like OS/2 warp years ago :).
> two quick questions, are you installing from a cd/dvd or thumbdrive? I've
> had issues with a good iso download and a bad burn doing weird things
> during install. I pretty much use thumbdrives now. Also, my remark about
> giving the live images a go before install is often handy in detecting if
> the hardware is supported. And the other question, is the hardware PAE or
Burned discs. Two of them (one for each version). I can go about
attempting a thumb drive install if I really feel like it. Given that
other discs have been fine, I'd be surprised if had two failed discs in
same pattern / style. Also note, I do 'verify' each disc I burn (that
whole 4-8min is nothing... just go get a cup of coffee or something).
Intel E2200 processor, supports PAE. Was a cheap low wattage processor
back when it was running as a HTPC hehe.
Also, for how far I got into the installation on both install discs
(13.10 or 12.04.4 LTS) see:
I am... unsure how much more effort I'm going to put into this system
before getting rid of the motherboard. Technically, I can migrate a
video card over with HDMI audio and it should theoretically work juts
fine. Or, $200 gets motherboard, cpu, ram as an upgrade. Either a low
end celery/pentium intel haswell based - or a quad core amd based.
Granted, I think $250 gets an i5 sandy bridge dell or hp based system
off of ebay.
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