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Re: [gNewSense-users] new install on Yeeloong, using xfce

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] new install on Yeeloong, using xfce
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2010 23:56:45 +0930

On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:43:16 -0700 (PDT)
address@hidden wrote:

> I wrote a while back, complaining about problems with gnome keyrings,
> etc. on my Yeeloong netbook that had pre-installed gnome metad.  One
> person reminded me how to re-load from the beginning, using the
> instructions on the gnewsense metad page.
> Well, I finally did that last night, also using the excellent
> document "gNewSense on Lemote YeeLoong" by Cato Auestad. (thanks
> Cato!)


> I encountered an error message near the end of the install, after the
> GRUB parms were entered, telling me that I didn't have initrd kernel
> options set.
> I continued, and didn't have any problems after.

Did you keep a record of the error?

> Some questions:
> 1. Any particular problems with xfce?  I'm accustomed to gnome on
> Ubuntu, so I will be moving forward slowly.
> 2. Any better lightweight desktops for metad on Yeeloong?

better is a completely subjective measurement :)

> 3. Will vlc and other multimedia apps work OK with it?

as well as they did under gnome.

> Thanks for any feedback I get.
> --pete 

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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