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VSIDO Community => Introductions => Topic started by: Dodge Ram on May 11, 2013, 09:57:24 PM

Title: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 11, 2013, 09:57:24 PM
I was on another forum and I seen a link to come here. Being curious I downloaded the live cd and I am trying it now. I am a big fan of Debian based distros and have a tendency to distro hop. I have a couple of questions.

(Some people might cringe) I like gnome2. Can Gnome2 be ran on the desktop?
In order to get a printer to work, do you have to install the drivers and cupps? I have no luck at all with installing the drivers for my Brother printer.

Thanks
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: falldown on May 11, 2013, 10:30:01 PM
Welcome Dodge Ram to VSIDO.!!
I am not sure if gnome2 is even in the repos, but I am sure that it would run just fine.
and yes I do believe that cups is required to use a printer.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: VastOne on May 11, 2013, 11:12:39 PM
Hi Dodge Ram and welcome to VSIDO and the community we are glad you are here...

Cups and all printing needs are part of vsido-welcome script that runs on the first boot up after the install, it should handle everything you need for printing
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 11, 2013, 11:28:11 PM
Ok, thanks. I didn't see anything on the live cd, so iwas wondering about that. I like the looks of the distro, I might as well experiment with it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: jedi on May 12, 2013, 03:11:24 AM
Welcome to VSIDO Dodge Ram!  You'll like it here, the community is really great, and very helpful too!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 12, 2013, 03:20:43 AM
I have to ask, what does VISDO stand for?
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: VastOne on May 12, 2013, 03:23:27 AM
VISDO or VSIDO?   ;)

Vast SID One

V SID O...

It had a nice ring and became the name
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 13, 2013, 01:14:55 PM
I AM HOOKED!!!!

            I have tried other distros and I would have printer problems. #!, Solus and others. The only 2 that would work with my Brother printer is Ultimate (too much, too big) and Ubuntu(Ick). Until now.It worked as soon as I turned it on and I am happy. For some reason I couldn't get it to work in Debian.
            After some personal problems and issues I think I might be able to start conky'in again. Now I need to try to re-learn everything again. Thanks
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: VastOne on May 13, 2013, 01:30:17 PM
Great to hear you got it going Dodge Ram, well done!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Sector11 on May 13, 2013, 02:57:57 PM
Dodge Ram - where have I heard that name before.  ::)

Welcome to VSIDO, Chevy country!   :D
Just kidding ... the welcome is real.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 13, 2013, 08:33:16 PM
#! and Ubuntu forums you helped me out a lot on my conky and gave me a weather conky.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: jedi on May 13, 2013, 09:07:44 PM
#! and Ubuntu forums you helped me out a lot on my conky and gave me a weather conky.
hehehe :D
I think Sector11 has given all of us his Conky's!!!  Sector11 is the most famous Conky guy around when it comes to sharing his Conky!
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Sector11 on May 13, 2013, 10:19:52 PM
#! and Ubuntu forums you helped me out a lot on my conky and gave me a weather conky.

I knew that.  :D   Now I'm ashamed to say I can't find them, and it's only every 7th blue moon I clean out old conkys.  :(
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Sector11 on May 13, 2013, 10:22:54 PM
hehehe :D
I think Sector11 has given all of us his Conky's!!!  Sector11 is the most famous Conky guy around when it comes to sharing his Conky!

What's this "share"!  You didn't get my bill?   :D
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 14, 2013, 01:56:07 PM
I've given you my 2 cents before S11, but who hasn't.
I got Gnome2 working great, but I am going to play around with xfce also.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Sector11 on May 14, 2013, 02:02:14 PM
Yes you have and I have that 2ยข glued to the "Conky Payment Plague" too!  :D
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 19, 2013, 01:09:37 AM
Ok S11, Do you remember my avatar?
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Sector11 on May 19, 2013, 01:53:15 AM
Hey, just having fun with ya.  Of course I remember you.  ;D
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Dodge Ram on May 19, 2013, 11:52:08 AM
I like to think of me self unforgettable, at least for my wife. I have been looking around for conky ideas and gathering code. I am going to start crunching soon.
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: Sector11 on May 19, 2013, 01:40:43 PM
hahahahaha Every time I saw your name I think of a friend that drove a Dodge RAM, that was his blue baby, back in the mid-late 80's.  So no, I won't forget you.

Here's hoping your wife agrees with you.  :D
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: lwfitz on May 19, 2013, 11:03:00 PM
Welcome Dodge Ram! Glad you made it here  8)
Title: Re: Hello
Post by: jst_joe on May 23, 2013, 12:31:48 AM
Quote from: Dodge Ram
I have tried other distros and I would have printer problems.
Welcome to The VOID.
If you ever run into printer problems go here http://www.precisionroller.com/ (http://www.precisionroller.com/).
Do a search of your printer for hard parts (imaging unit, fusing unit etc...).
Any other models that cross reference will have the same print driver.
Hope this helps in the future.