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Old 10-29-2009, 09:29 AM   #1
mrberg100
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PClinuxOS -- Mini ME?


Well I think I have at least one distro on my list that I can praise -- PClinuxOS.

The install went very quickly and very smoothly, not a hitch.

I did however, install the "minime" version and I'll assume it's a condensed version of the standard installation?

If so, I suppose I may have to download the real deal.

But, what are the major differences between the 2?

Thanks.

(I plan on trying to install linux realbasic so perhaps the minime may not be the way to go).
 
Old 10-29-2009, 09:40 AM   #2
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If my understanding is right, Mini Me is PCLOS, just with a few pre-installed apps missing. If you just use Synaptic to install anything you need that didn't come as standard, you'll probably not notice the difference but may save a bit of disk space due to not having more than you need installed.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:35 AM   #3
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Thanks Rich.

Linux takes some patience -- Ubuntu so far has been most user friendly and so far, I like this minime.

Synaptic listed realbasic as one of the apps, so it installed it.

Here's a very basic question --

(don't laugh).

Is there anyway you can avoid all of this login craziness in Linux (PClinuxos)?

Is there anything I can do in setup where I NEVER have to touch my keyboard for login stuff? (except for the very critical security items, I suppose?) (I'm the only user).
 
Old 10-30-2009, 09:53 AM   #4
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You will need to configure the login manager to automatically log you in. I do not know if PCLOS uses KDE/KDM or GNOME/GDM by default.
 
Old 10-30-2009, 01:11 PM   #5
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It's KDE. Here's documentation for login manager which should allow you to set auto login under the convenience settings.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 09:21 AM   #6
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Ok thanks -- I'll figure it out. I have it setup to login when I boot to the OS but there are other areas within the system that ask for login when you try to access them (can't remember -- configuration etc?).

I understand that can be a good thing but I'm the only user and it's kind of a pain -- no worries, I'll figure it out.

Running my realbasic on it right now so I'm happy.


Actually, if I get this app written I want to see if it will run on damn small linux -- that would be perfect.
 
Old 10-31-2009, 09:32 AM   #7
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Ah, I see! You mean providing the root password for Synaptic etc. I haven't as yet tried it myself, but I'm sure you could get around that by configuring sudo and amending menu entries as required. for example, you could set sudo up to allow your user id to run Synaptic & not require a password, then edit the menu entry for Synaptic so that it's 'sudo synaptic' not 'kdesu synaptic' or whatever it currently is...
 
  


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