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Old 10-15-2006, 11:44 PM   #1
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Just installed PCLinuxOS 0.93


hello i just got done installing PCLinuxOS 0.93 BigDaddy

i love it same problem as with mandrake 9.2 with ltmodem drivers
but since i did it once i should be able to get it up and running

basicly i dont really see any differnces other the cosmetic design
and the rpm handler which will take alittle gitting used to. Plus it doesnt ask for what packages you would like to install (i liked this feature on mandrake 9.2)so i will have to go back and uninstall them later

but over all it found all my hardware

dont think i'll be going back to windozes anytime soon


also Emmanuel_uk just to let you know my wife is in the process of converting was alot easier then i thought it would be

Linux ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

later
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:35 AM   #2
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Welcome to the wonderful world of PCLinuxOS. Each of the three versions of 93 installs a set of apps, BD being the largest set. Junior has less and MiniMe the lowest number of apps. The more you desire to customize your system, the smaller the install you'll want. That is, with MiniMe you can have the most complete opportunity to customize your installation. Junior installs more apps but still leaves room for some customization. Big Daddy is "the full monty", i.e. the installation will be complete with all of the most frequently asked for / used applications. This page has a more complete explanation of each of them -
http://www.pclinuxos.com/page.php?7
As you can see, they are all 93; they are just different sized installations.
Once you've gotten used to using Synaptic as the RPM package manager, you'll probably like it (I do). It is quite easy to use.
As for your modem, a search of the PCLOS forums will produce lots of information -
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php
It is likely that you can set it up easily through the control center. That's the icon that looks like a wrench in front of a monitor. (I've always liked that one. )

Merlin
 
Old 10-16-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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This thread may be the one you are looking for:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=138.0
 
Old 10-16-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by davecs
This thread may be the one you are looking for:

http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=138.0
Hey, Dave! I didn't know you were a member here. Good to 'see' you.

Merlin (Myrddin)
 
Old 10-16-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
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Just look in from time to time!
 
Old 10-21-2006, 10:16 PM   #6
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i love PclinuxOS i would have to recommend it to any windows user ready to take the plunge into the linux world

im going to keep PCLOS as my main OS and install Arch linux and then LFS just to learn maybe over my head but its something to play with

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Old 10-21-2006, 11:20 PM   #7
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Just look in from time to time!
Me, too. There's some good people here.
 
Old 10-21-2006, 11:24 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by blame582
i love PclinuxOS i would have to recommend it to any windows user ready to take the plunge into the linux world

im going to keep PCLOS as my main OS and install Arch linux and then LFS just to learn maybe over my head but its something to play with

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Wow! You're really diving in.
I agree with you on PCLOS. It's as user friendly as they come.

Merlin
 
Old 10-22-2006, 01:54 AM   #9
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merlin i've worked(and failed) with arch before getting PCLOS just didnt know enough about cli i now feel alittle better about using cli and i've read the lfs docs not all that diffrent from arch but i need a host and was thinking PCLOS maybe would also like to check out BeoS see what it is like

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Old 10-22-2006, 06:37 AM   #10
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As a former Gentoo user, what I like about PCLinuxOS is not just how well it is all put together, but, for someone new to Linux, it's only as dumbed-down as you want it to be. By which I mean that you can just install the system, the available packages, update and use stuff as is, but the compilers and many "header" rpms (-devel) are included in the installation as well, unlike, say, Xandros (last time I tried it) so you can build stuff from source if it's missing, and you are free to patch, rebuild, mess up or improve the system if that's your bag.

That means you can get more out of it as your knowledge increases. But you don't have to choose to increase your knowledge!!
 
Old 10-22-2006, 08:27 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by blame582
merlin i've worked(and failed) with arch before getting PCLOS just didnt know enough about cli i now feel alittle better about using cli and i've read the lfs docs not all that diffrent from arch but i need a host and was thinking PCLOS maybe would also like to check out BeoS see what it is like

later blame
I've learned more about the cli since I installed PCLOS than I did with any other distro. I've tried several others, though not LFS, Arch, Gentoo or Slackware. I may try them sometime, but I'm happy where I am for now.

Merlin
PS: Have you checked out the PCLOS forums?
 
Old 10-22-2006, 06:53 PM   #12
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I've learned more about the cli since I installed PCLOS than I did with any other distro. I've tried several others, though not LFS, Arch, Gentoo or Slackware. I may try them sometime, but I'm happy where I am for now.

Merlin
PS: Have you checked out the PCLOS forums?

well i dont use cli very much in PCLOS(unless its hardware related or dealing with X
and i want to get the whole linux experience, part of the idea when i was switching from winbloze Xpee to linux was the idea that with a little info ,files, and time i could work on building a complete custom OS for myself in the process i was looking at arch which said it wasnt a newbie distro (just what i was looking for after using mandrake 9.2 or so i thought) but what i didnt know was that arch was way harder then i thought with no cli knowledge mandrake 9.2 did everything but install the modem for me , after i fused with arch for a week i wanted to find a distro for my wife to use because i'm tired of fighting with winbloze so thats why i Dl PCLOS but in the process i found that i really like it (the wife likes it too) so winblozes will be on one machine for the wifes game (the Sims) . i also plan on setting up an HTPC with mythtv on it(thats what really started my whole linux adventure and its just bloomed from there)

i run on the PCLOS forums under the same name and am currently working on the PCLOS wiki document projet at MYPCLINUXOS forums
i rewrote the NVidia package install wiki over the weekend and im going to start the basic cli command later tonight

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Old 10-22-2006, 06:58 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by davecs
As a former Gentoo user, what I like about PCLinuxOS is not just how well it is all put together, but, for someone new to Linux, it's only as dumbed-down as you want it to be. By which I mean that you can just install the system, the available packages, update and use stuff as is, but the compilers and many "header" rpms (-devel) are included in the installation as well, unlike, say, Xandros (last time I tried it) so you can build stuff from source if it's missing, and you are free to patch, rebuild, mess up or improve the system if that's your bag.

That means you can get more out of it as your knowledge increases. But you don't have to choose to increase your knowledge!!
well i have lots of reading to do about linux which will come in time i havent had a single problem with PCLOS other then the ones i have created and none that i couldnt fix thats what i like about PCLOS even though i've only been using linux for 3 or 4 weeks it held up to my destuctive nature

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Old 10-23-2006, 11:12 AM   #14
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I, on the other hand, have b0rked it regularly. If you like "experimenting" here is my suggestion:

1 - Have a separate /home partition. So your personal stuff will still be there after a re-install.

2 - In synaptic, under the options, set it NOT to delete temporary files, and if you bork your system, before re-installing, back up all the rpms to another partition. That way you can quickly restore your system without downloading the file all over again.

3 - Keep a list of what you have installed, or at least some means of remembering. Don't worry about libraries, they are taken care of, I'm talking about main programs.

4 - Otherwise, make a Live DVD so you can restore to where you were, this is a great way of backing up.

In time, you can repair a b0rked system in under an hour, maybe even half that.
 
Old 10-23-2006, 12:17 PM   #15
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I, on the other hand, have b0rked it regularly. If you like "experimenting" here is my suggestion:

1 - Have a separate /home partition. So your personal stuff will still be there after a re-install.

2 - In synaptic, under the options, set it NOT to delete temporary files, and if you bork your system, before re-installing, back up all the rpms to another partition. That way you can quickly restore your system without downloading the file all over again.

3 - Keep a list of what you have installed, or at least some means of remembering. Don't worry about libraries, they are taken care of, I'm talking about main programs.

4 - Otherwise, make a Live DVD so you can restore to where you were, this is a great way of backing up.

In time, you can repair a b0rked system in under an hour, maybe even half that.
those are some great ideas, i practice the first 2 (with any OS) and was planning on the dvd backup but will have to look into it some more because i really dont know that much about making a live dvd

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