[olug] Disappointment and a question ...

unfy 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
> non-PAE
> http://www.webupd8.org/2012/05/how-to-install-ubuntu-1204-on-non-pae.html
> Best,
> Jeff

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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