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    Cool Linux Lite Is Fun!

    I'm having a ball and I'm supposed to be in bed but I had to get one more app.

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    Friday 15 February 2019, 02:17:56
    Memory Usage: 855/1983MB (43.12%)
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    Support - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/ (Right click, Open Link)
     
     linuxlite  ~  sudo apt-get install clementine
    [sudo] password for linuxlite: 
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      libqt4-opengl libqt4-sql-sqlite libqxt-core0 libqxt-gui0 libsgutils2-2
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     linuxlite  ~  ^C
    This is fun! All the stuff I learned on other distros is paying off.


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    Hi SurferJoe, glad you're liking Linux Lite. Did you know it is developed right here in New Zealand? https://www.distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=lite

    It should run quite well on your current hardware. I was almost tempted to try it out recently but I have a strong dislike of XFCE (the desktop used in Linux Lite) as I find it odd to manage and rather 'old fashioned' (at least that's how I found it in Xubuntu). I have gotten too used to how things are done in KDE Plasma 5 I guess. I believe the Lite version of XFCE has added some useful utilities to make management easier, especially for newbies.

    I see you installed Clementine ... it's a great music media player. It's been my favourite for years on KDE but the latest Kubuntu LTS (18.04) has Cantata installed by default, also a good music player but I think I prefer Clementine.

    I'm exploring other things just now ... trying out Manjaro KDE on my old laptop as I'm considering switching away from Kubuntu to Manjaro after nine years with *buntu. I like the rolling release concept of Manjaro (no need to reinstall every 2 - 4 years as long as you keep it up to date). Manjaro seems to be pretty stable although the big updates require using the command line in a separate TTY session, which is OK for me to do but doesn't seem very newbie friendly.

    Also, I'm actually writing this on a Windows 10 SFF PC I bought recently to use as an HTPC running Kodi. Yes, I'm using a Windows OS for the first time in nine years.
    "Oh Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system!" - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory.

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    Default Re: Linux Lite Is Fun!

    One interesting oddball thing I saw when I rebooted this AM is that L Lite has migrated to the top of my list of distros in GRUB. Kinda kewl - huh?

    I had to reboot it a few times for it to make whatever repairs it needed to make and all is well right now. Actually, there IS an exception or two that doesn't quite look like last night's use of L-Lite. I might've been sleepy and didn't notice - but somehow I don't believe that my giant brain could have let me down that way.

    I think I agree with you that the XFCE desktop is somewhat 'stilted' too. Is there any way to change it?

    Next dumber question:

    Can I run WINE, and get my rather un-supported Canon printer to run through it? I know it will run on Windows, but Linux mucks it up every time I try to use it.

    If so, I may need a little help - unless it's just click and play. Hah! That ain't never gonna happen, right?

    BTW: I'm trying to get this all running wirelessly --- (is that a word? I like it and if it isn't In Webster's, it's in SurferJoe's dictionary now) --- as my Androids can do. I know the system is alive, just Linux won't play on the same cricket field.

    It gets recognized all well-n-good, but if you don't like each word printed on a new piece of paper, I'd say there's a failure to communicate properly somewhere along the line.

    To be frank - and honest while I'm at it -- I've NEVER been able to get a Canon printer to work with L-based distros - no, 'Never" I say!

    I've also got a 'stretched-screen' vid problem that I'm trying to sort out here. Is there a setting somewhere to make the ovals change back to circles as they were originally designed?

    The resolution has the right numbers and I even let the ASUS monitor have it's way with the system by turning ON the AUTO-SELECT MODE for resolution - but I don't think this is truly a resolution problem.

    Hu-umph! I just realized that I've got to teach this dictionary all the correct words that I have used in the past and/or coined.

    So far I'm really enjoying L-Lite and with the exception of a few needed tweaks and adjustments, I think I'll let it keep 'Head Of The Pack' privileges for the time being.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    One interesting oddball thing I saw when I rebooted this AM is that L Lite has migrated to the top of my list of distros in GRUB. Kinda kewl - huh?
    That's usually what happens when you have more than one distro installed on a PC. The latest install of Linux installs a fresh copy of Grub and takes over from then on. It can be a pain when this happens because if you boot into the other installed Linux and then update the kernel via normal updates and then boot into the later Linux the Grub menu won't necessarily show the later kernel installed in the other Linux. Following so far?? Now that I've thoroughly confused you I'll leave it at that.

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    I think I agree with you that the XFCE desktop is somewhat 'stilted' too. Is there any way to change it?
    Not really. You can try changing the theme and what not but it's nowhere near as configurable as Plasma or Gnome.

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    Next dumber question:

    Can I run WINE, and get my rather un-supported Canon printer to run through it? I know it will run on Windows, but Linux mucks it up every time I try to use it.

    If so, I may need a little help - unless it's just click and play. Hah! That ain't never gonna happen, right?
    You can't use Wine to directly interface with hardware, it just won't work. Wine was never designed to do that type of thing. You could try adding a new printer from the settings, perhaps there is an entry for your particular model of Canon printer ... maybe. Otherwise, you could probably use whatever downloaded printer driver you used before to install the Linux version of the printer driver. Oh, I see below that you never succeeded in getting this printer working in Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    BTW: I'm trying to get this all running wirelessly --- (is that a word? I like it and if it isn't In Webster's, it's in SurferJoe's dictionary now) --- as my Androids can do. I know the system is alive, just Linux won't play on the same cricket field.

    It gets recognized all well-n-good, but if you don't like each word printed on a new piece of paper, I'd say there's a failure to communicate properly somewhere along the line.

    To be frank - and honest while I'm at it -- I've NEVER been able to get a Canon printer to work with L-based distros - no, 'Never" I say!
    I haven't got any suggestions for the questions below. Just go through the settings connected with the monitor and see if something works better.

    Quote Originally Posted by SurferJoe46 View Post
    I've also got a 'stretched-screen' vid problem that I'm trying to sort out here. Is there a setting somewhere to make the ovals change back to circles as they were originally designed?

    The resolution has the right numbers and I even let the ASUS monitor have it's way with the system by turning ON the AUTO-SELECT MODE for resolution - but I don't think this is truly a resolution problem.

    Hu-umph! I just realized that I've got to teach this dictionary all the correct words that I have used in the past and/or coined.

    So far I'm really enjoying L-Lite and with the exception of a few needed tweaks and adjustments, I think I'll let it keep 'Head Of The Pack' privileges for the time being.
    "Oh Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system!" - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory.

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    I think I'm gonna use Ubuntu-Lite as my main-go-to distro for a while - at least until I teach it all my passwords and get the apps on it that I think it oughtta have.

    Last boot-up, I let it take it's merry-tyme and it took an astounding 11 minutes. I can live with that since it's migrated to the top of the dogpile. I imagine boot times will improve when it gets itself all squared away. I hope.

    During boot, I can just take my next shower, shave and put on jammies and slippers and sit down as it comes on. No biggie!

    Pithos runs well and I love the new MP3 player - it's very nice - having a TINY BIT of trouble with the files system for it - but I'll work it out. One thing it can do very well is to switch from on MP3 to another almost instantly. Very fast!

    I keep all my MP3s and other audio formats on an outside USB-type 1TB hdd, so they can be played or copied to this hdd for playing if I want. It looks like I've only got about 45G of space in the file-area of this distro though - so I may just play the songs from the external hdd instead of copying them to this distro.

    One thing LITE needs is a shut-down button on the desktop. It would be nice - perhaps there's an app for that somewhere.

    It was a good day today -
    a lot of snow,
    went shooting,
    got a 2-cord load of firewood,
    got a notice that I'm having thoracic surgery on Wednesday (Surprise! Surprise! )


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    All the best for that thoracic stuff Joe. Just Inform your surgeons that an international audience is relying on them to get the best possible result, so we can continue following your adventures in Linux Land.

    Kia Kaha -as our Maori people say-Stay Strong.

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    Thanks.... I've got the uppermost surgeon in the hospital - he's the Chief Of Thoracic Surgery - so it should work out fine.

    It's just a simple surgery to repair a hernia that's under a previous repair of another hernia that I had years ago. That first hernia -- maybe 25 years ago -- was an inguinal-type, and there's a mesh that he's gotta cut out and then repair the abdominal hernia underneath it. Then he has to re-establish the mesh for the inguinal hernia.

    I'm not too sure how long I'll be down - I'll have to Google that later. I need to know because I think I have rotator-cuff surgery on my left shoulder the next Monday.

    Then comes a left hip replacement and then comes a left knee replacement.

    I'm gonna have such a BIG anesthesia hangover for a long time!


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    Geez, old age is fun isn't it! Hope it goes well with your operations Joe.

    I just turned 65 last August and thankfully I'm in reasonable shape (though you wouldn't think so to look at me, I could certainly do with losing some weight). I guess I will have more issues as time goes on I expect.
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    Million dollar man, Joe. By the time they finish with you, you'll give the original, Lee something, a run for his money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Million dollar man, Joe. By the time they finish with you, you'll give the original, Lee something, a run for his money.
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