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Month: March 2018

Re: [trinity-users] my vanishing root partition

From: William Morder <doctor_contendo@...>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:47:24 -0700

On Wednesday 21 March 2018 16:28:43 Felix Miata wrote:
> William Morder composed on 2018-03-21 16:04 (UTC-0700):
> > By the way, on the Trinity pages, there is nowhere that it describes how
> > to do a minimal installation (without other DEs), and just go straight to
> > TDE. It is probably there somewhere, but as others have also mentioned,
> > the site is a little disorganized, I think due to the fact that pages are
> > added on an ad hoc basis, and also that it's pretty much a volunteer
> > project without the resources of the bigger names.
> We went through this here a month ago. Doing a minimal installation is
> specific to each Distro, not TDE, so "it" would have to be a bunch of
> pages, or a more complicated page few or no single people could make alone.

Yes, well ... I can do a minimal installation myself, if I choose, when I have 
an available Internet connection. 

I am interested in seeing more people come to use Trinity, because I believe 
that that is the only way to get TDE accepted into the repositories for 
Debian, Ubuntu, etc. - that is, into the mainstream.  

Otherwise, if you want to keep Trinity as a private club, open only to a few, 
then keep on doing what you are doing. If, on the other hand, you want to 
keep using Trinity into the foreseeable future (and not be forced to change 
to other DEs), then I believe it is in the interest of all of us to make 
these methods a little more accessible to the general public. 

Maybe other people here are not aware that there is a widespread prejudice - 
or perhaps smear campaign - against TDE-Trinity "out there"? The notion is 
supposed to be that the KDE3 desktop was long ago discarded by the mainstream 
Linux community, and that any attempt to revive it as TDE is both absurd and 
pathetic: as though we were an Amish community of computer users; or perhaps, 
digitally-impaired, cranky old-timers. (Apologies to any Amish geeks or 
cranky old-timers out there who may be reading!) 

By the way, if I can help, I am a willing volunteer. I am not complaining 
about TDE; I just don't want to be forced to return to some other, lesser 
desktop, merely due to lack of public interest. 


> For Stretch, the cmdline options I use on
> that include string "install" will cause a truly minimal installation, to
> which you need to add Xorg from Debian, to have a working base from which
> to run TDE.
> If Devuan's installer is Debian-based, likely the same options would be
> applicable. If not, Devuan's own docs, help forum and/or mailing list
> archive ought to address such need.