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Fuduntu Again

Posted 03-29-2012 at 07:37 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:37 AM by markyd

A couple of rants ....

1) I am sure I said I lived in London during the install and shure that means by default I should get a UK keyboard layout? Not going to rant on to our American friends, us Europeans should contribute more and then make it SOOOOO hard to get a US keyboard ... or default dictionaries to German all the time even after seting to US etc ... that would be fun! Or how about a distro that has all the worlds settings and no US ones at all? Take my hat off to the 'buntu installer gets it right every time if you are net connected during the build very impressive.

2) Gnome KeyRing ... personaly ... I hate it, thats just me .... I also hate the way that getting rid of it is like open heart surgery, what wrong with sayin ... "Excuse me sir would you like the very anoying keyring"? --- easiest method of knobbling it is to delte ~/.gnome2/keyrings/* and use a blank password if prompted.
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  1. Old Comment
    1) We are flying blind here somewhat, so come help us fix it.

    2) GNOME KeyRing annoys me too. If you find a functional alternative, I'm all ears.
    Posted 03-29-2012 at 08:37 AM by fewt fewt is offline
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    Come help you? Sure would love to, have joined the Fuduntu Forum just waiting for me hello post to pass scruitineering. Noticed that Language and keyboard selection is available at startup which saves any fiddling.

    As to Gnome keyring, at least have the option to eiter use it or not at install (or later) as most people cripple it by entering a null password anyway.

    Currently doing a "customise your installation" on my Fuduntu VM to ad Windows networking support, I am gussine wine and Libre Office ... I am on a 3G network (dont ask) so things are a bit slow, but this is taking ages and there is no indication of how much, how long, when etc ... Puppy has a very minamillist progress display which I like

    |==========> |60%

    You get the idea, as every 10 minutes I go back to look at it I am not sure if it has crashed or not!
    Posted 04-02-2012 at 07:21 AM by markyd markyd is offline
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    Yeah, our customize your installation tool is kind of hokey and needs a lot more work. To be honest, it needs to be replaced with a GUI. I'll remind Enalicho.

    It just takes a long time, especially if you are installing LibreOffice which is a huge set of packages.
    Posted 04-02-2012 at 07:25 AM by fewt fewt is offline


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