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Re: [gNewSense-users] gnewsense...gnome desktop will not load

From: Thiago Zoroastro
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] gnewsense...gnome desktop will not load
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:03:38 -0300

The main difference between Trisquel and gNewSense is the level of knowledge required to you operate the system, easy level to install new programs (free software) in your personal computer.
In Trisquel you can open the Add/Remove Software and install in the easy-way-mode. In gNewSense you must open the terminal and type '# apt-cache search software' or '# apt-get install package'
Easyful is recommended to accomodate new free operating systems.

De: address@hidden
Enviada: Sexta-feira, 29 de Julho de 2016 11:46
Para: address@hidden
Assunto: [gNewSense-users] gnewsense...gnome desktop will not load

Hello Fellow gnewers,
I am a gnewbie to any linux systems. All I have
used is windows (BOO!). I agree. I hate all the spyware, and have been
reading FSF's site, along with some Richard Stallman and Libre Planet
videos. So, I decided to try out gnewsense, which made gsense to me.
Anyway, I have an old (5 or 6 yrs) computer running widows 8.1 with an
AMD 5700 video card,
with 1TB of memory. My wife has more computer knowledge than I. So I got
her to download gnewsense off of the FSF site. We wanted it installed on
the hard drive, so we would have
a dual boot system. She allotted (partitioned) 50% of the hard drive for
gnewsense. Gnewsense downloaded alright, but it wouldn't load the gnome
desktop, which I really needed to figure out how everthing worked. There
was an error message that said gnome desktop didn't load because of a
hardware or graphics problems. My wife then went to AMD's site to get
the latest driver for or Redeon video card. It seemed to add a few more
items to our menus list, but we still couldn't load the gnome desktop
after rebooting. Is it because the AMD driver perhaps came with some
proprietary software? If so, do any of you know a fix for this? Or a
work around? I would appreciate any help. If there is no fix, I was
thinking of trying out Trisquel. Would it make any difference? I know I
could get a distro like Ubuntu or Debian, and it would probably would
work fine. But I would prefer to get a GNU/Linux distro. One that's not
part proprietary software.
Thanks for Your Time,
Have a gGood Day.

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