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Month: December 2012

Re: [trinity-users] PCLinuxOS Live CD

From: Baron <baron@...>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2012 20:58:54 +0000
Hi Guys,

First may I wish you all a slightly belated "Merry Christmas".  I've not 
been at home for a couple of days.

Other comments below.

On Tuesday 25 December 2012 14:17:28 Alexandre Couture wrote:
> > From: baron@...
> > To: trinity-users@...
> > Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 18:32:59 +0000
> > Subject: Re: [trinity-users] PCLinuxOS Live CD
> >
> > Hi Alexandre,
> >
> > On Wednesday 19 December 2012 22:55:58 Baron wrote:
> >
> > A couple of odd behaviours that have me puzzeled apart from the one
> > I mentioned earlier, Dolphin and three instances of Gkrellm opening
> > on startup.
> >
> > That happened again this afternoon when I booted up.   The spell
> > checker doesn't appear to work in Kmail composer.  The error
> > message I get when I try to spellcheck manually is that
> > ISpell/Aspell could not be started and to check path ?
> >
> > The other issue is that all desktop icons and menu items cease to
> > work. In short the desktop becomes unresponsive and attempting to
> > logout fails with a hung screen although the mouse and keyboard
> > still works.
> >
> > A forced re-boot is required at this point.
> >
> > HTH
> >
> > --
> > Best Regards:
> >             Baron
> Hello Baron,
> First, Merry Christmas!
> I only use web-based mail services, except at work where I use
> Outlook on Windows, so I couldn't test Kmail that much. Can you go in
> Synaptic to check if the spellcheck programs you want are installed?
> I will try to test Kmail a little more when I will do my next livecd.
> (at the next release of TDE)

Synaptic confirms that both are installed and also the "gb" language 
module.  Spell check works fine in "Libre Office".

> I have seen that sometimes, it takes a little longer (maybe 10
> seconds longer) to log out, but I haven't seen it lock completely
> with all the desktop as you say. As on any linux system,
> Ctrl-Alt-Backspace restarts or close the X server and Ctrl-Alt-Del
> reboots the computer the normal way. I don't know if these are TDE
> problems or if these are PCLOS problems. Did you had such problems in
> the past with a TDE system (as the Fedora livecd or your own
> installation...)?

I've tried three live CD and yours is the only one I liked enough to 
actually install.  Its actually on two other machines beloging to 
friends as well 

> What puzzle me in that is always this question: What would Mom do if
> it would happen to her? The biggest problem I see with linux is when
> the system don't boot properly because of HDD corruption and it drops
> you to a shell

Touch Wood !  I've not had any distribution suffer HDD corruption though 
I've had at least one HDD die on me during configuration.  The 
manufacturer (WD) replaced it under warranty

> Merry Christmas to everyone!
> -Alexandre

The biggest issue for me is the complete lack of response from the 
desktop clickable items, icons and menu.  It seems to follow an 
extended browsing session using both Firefox and Chrome.

Best Regards: