Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > General Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-19-10, 10:45 AM   #13
bacon12
Registered User
 
bacon12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,532
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1 View Post
Never again

Installed it and spent the next hour and a half learning to rescue my install. Lost X completely, couldn't even boot to a log in screen. killed my fglrx too..

Heh, never again.

Sorry for the hijack Doc, needed to vent and didn't want to make another thread!

Back on topic
Use a KDE centric distro, and you will see how awesome it is. I started on gnome in Fedora 5 and once I started using KDE I can't stand gnome. I should install linux again, its been a while.
bacon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 10:56 AM   #14
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by bacon12 View Post
Use a KDE centric distro, and you will see how awesome it is. I started on gnome in Fedora 5 and once I started using KDE I can't stand gnome. I should install linux again, its been a while.
I had a clean install of Fedora 13 (awesome distro) with KDE, but...well, I don't want to hijack Doc's thread any further. I'll just say I really think the KDE team is way, way too focused on eye-candy over intuitive use and functionality.

Don't get me wrong, I love good desktop bling, but personally I lean more towards minimalist than full blown effects anyway.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 11:16 AM   #15
DiscipleDOC
 
DiscipleDOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alabama, Planet Earth
Posts: 5,992
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1 View Post
Don't get me wrong, I love good desktop bling, but personally I lean more towards minimalist than full blown effects anyway.
hater
DiscipleDOC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 11:28 AM   #16
bacon12
Registered User
 
bacon12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,532
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1 View Post
I had a clean install of Fedora 13 (awesome distro) with KDE, but...well, I don't want to hijack Doc's thread any further. I'll just say I really think the KDE team is way, way too focused on eye-candy over intuitive use and functionality.

Don't get me wrong, I love good desktop bling, but personally I lean more towards minimalist than full blown effects anyway.
When I say KDE centric, I mean a distro that uses KDE as the default desktop, and gnome is secondary. Bling isn't the reason I like KDE, its the customization and functionality of the desktop that I love. I haven't used to much of KDE4 and it would take a while to get used to it probably. Gnome is gimped compared to KDE IMO.
bacon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 12:36 PM   #17
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by DiscipleDOC View Post
hater
Yah caught me

Quote:
Originally Posted by bacon12 View Post
When I say KDE centric, I mean a distro that uses KDE as the default desktop, and gnome is secondary. Bling isn't the reason I like KDE, its the customization and functionality of the desktop that I love. I haven't used to much of KDE4 and it would take a while to get used to it probably. Gnome is gimped compared to KDE IMO.
Yep, I understand your meaning - what distro would you recommend? I prefer deb based, but rpm is cool too.

Thing is I first ran into the same issue Doc had for this thread, no default shut down. I had to install the applet afterwards. I also couldn't move anything in the taskbar, no option for it, and every icon I placed there set itself to the far right.

I also find the new menu clumsy, not very intuitive either as well as having to access numerous panels for simply customizing the appearance. I do everything under one..no, 2 menus in Gnome.

Like you said though, that may just be the way a non default DE installs itself. Recommend me a KDE-centric distro and I'll give it a whirl.

Thanks bacon
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 12:52 PM   #18
bacon12
Registered User
 
bacon12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,532
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

By far my favorite distro last time I had a linux install. Based off mandravia, and very easy to use out of the box.
http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180
bacon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 01:09 PM   #19
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Quote:
Originally Posted by bacon12 View Post
By far my favorite distro last time I had a linux install. Based off mandravia, and very easy to use out of the box.
http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=180
Heh, I was looking at that the other night. I love texstar and companies work. Last time I used it was a year or so ago - if they've managed to build on what they had then, I'll be happy to reinstall it.

Thanks!
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 04:04 PM   #20
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Gotta be kidding me - fresh install of Pclinuxos on a known good hdd, nothing else even touched yet.

Open FF, open preferences and KDE crashes on me.

wow

EDIT: and synaptic is crashing....

Heck, the terminal just crashed while updating
  Reply With Quote

Old 08-19-10, 04:36 PM   #21
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Back to Ubuntu.

Every attempt to configure or update anything resulted in an app crash or lock up.

I don't mind tweaking and fixing here and there, but this is (In Ubuntu now) just about unusable. Too bad, really. I enjoyed pclinuxos quite a bit last time I used it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-10, 08:50 PM   #22
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Gnome FTW - Like it so much I'm posting it twice...
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-10, 08:49 AM   #23
DiscipleDOC
 
DiscipleDOC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Alabama, Planet Earth
Posts: 5,992
Default Re: A problem in GNOME


Touche, my friend!



DiscipleDOC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-10, 10:09 AM   #24
six_storm
Registered User
 
six_storm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Nashvegas
Posts: 11,575
Send a message via Skype™ to six_storm
Default Re: A problem in GNOME

Good looking desktops guys.
six_storm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.