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Old 05-09-2009, 01:03 AM   #31
Bill Johns
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I would say it is the easiest install for linux I've ever done. And it is the first time I had it work with the first install. Though I still can't use it with my 19 inch lcd moniter. It loaded nicely on the old junker I put it on. So I give it a 10. But I agree there is no best distro. They are all lacking. Best would give ones like me easy access to making it start in old no gui form.
And a quick way in gui to change the choice of sound cards and video, and moniters. Gosh all the Windoz seem to have no problems with the moniter thing. If I didn't have so many projects I'd figure out how to do it.
The thing to remember about any thing with software. You always need the simple setup stuff well documented in a how to fix form, and how to go in and change things if it doesn't work with the choices you made at setup install time. This is a huge problem with all software. There is always so much information about nothing that comes up in real life. And nothing about a few important small details you need to know. Its like a car shop manual that says remove the steering wheel. Okay how do you do that. Just an example.
Old 05-11-2009, 09:25 AM   #32
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Yes Bill, you're so right! The manuals always have the answers to all problems except the ones I encounter.
That's why, of course, forums like LQ are invaluable.
And no, I don't have any idea how you remove a steering wheel ;-}
Old 05-12-2009, 02:08 AM   #33
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With you there Bill and Catweasle.
I used to be a technical author when I was younger and I always insisted that I should not write manuals in my own field (relay logic, it was a long time ago) because of the danger of assumption of knowledge in the reader.
Sadly I'm no longer a full time Zenwalker, 6.0 proved problematical for my old PCs so I relegated it to my second box and to tide me over I installed Mint 6.0 for day to day work.
I've never thought much of the *buntus and I'm no real fan of Gnome desktop but Mint is so solid it's just stayed with me.

Steering wheels are usually removed by using a puller which is generally unique to the make and model. I used to make my own for Land Rovers.


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