|Subject:||[gNewSense-users] new install on Yeeloong, using xfce|
|Date:||Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:43:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|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.
Since I selected Standard install, I didn't have X installed when I was done. So I ended up installing X and xfce4.
It looks nice and seems quicker than the gnome desktop, and I also added xdm so I get a graphical login and don't have to type startxfce4 every time. (I tried gdm, but it loaded a boatload of other software, so I removed it and went with xdm.)
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?
3. Will vlc and other multimedia apps work OK with it?
Thanks for any feedback I get.
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