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RE: [trinity-users] trinity on pclinux: couple of minor issues.

From: Felmon Davis <davisf@...>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:20:27 -0500 (EST)
On Sun, 13 Jan 2013, Alexandre Couture wrote:

>> I just installed tde-pclinux on a netbook and I am quite impressed!
> Thank you very much!
> [...]

it's very good but I seem to be encountering some problems. first I'll 
respond quickly to your comments but then post separately on an issue 
I have which is much more important.

>> there are other goodies here but a couple of questions:
>> (a) the main one is the windows and panel don't seem to have borders.
>> I'm using kde-classic; how can I have distinct borders?
> I think that the problem is just the color scheme I used to make the 
> windows borders the same color as the grey of the windows, to give a 
> more kde-like theme. Changing the color theme in the TDE control 
> center should give the result you wants.

I can't find a way to get borders but I'll try again later. the color 
theme trick doesn't seem to work but I may simply be missing 

> [...]

thanks for advice on synaptic and games.

> Also, one thing to note is that these games and edutainment packages 
> doesn't take that much disk space. I know that that it all adds up 
> to make something bigger, but it might be kept without loosing that 
> much disk space, especially on a regular HDD.

alright but I'd rather remove the stuff. I can remove the tabs on the 
menu when I get the time.

>> (c) I'm basically an apt-get person, long while since I've rpm-ed;
>> evidently one can use apt-get which I would like to stick to using.
>> any concerns here in the long run? should I go back to rpm?
> PCLinuxOS uses apt-get and Synaptic, with back-ends for RPMs. I 
> personally prefer to use Synaptic, because it's a graphic tool, but 
> if you follow the instructions given in the web page that appeared 
> when you booted your PCLinuxOS system for the first time, it will be 
> okay to use apt-get in text mode. If you want to look back at this 
> file, go in the ''Trinity TDE'' folder in your ''home'' folder and 
> in the ''First boot'' folder, you'll find the instructions. Here is 
> what concerns using apt-get in text-mode on PCLOS: ''DO NOT USE 
> apt-get update and apt-get upgrade from the command line. This has 
> never been the recommended way. If you insist on using command line, 
> the correct procedure is apt-get update and apt-get dist-upgrade. ''

too late now! I did an 'apt-get upgrade'. may be connected to my 

> Have fun with my PCLinuxOS non-official TDE remaster!
> -Alexandre

thank you for your labors and your advice!

I am encountering some issues so I'll see how far I can get.


Felmon Davis

I came, I saw, I deleted all your files.