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VSIDO Discussions / Libre Office 4.0
« on: February 11, 2013, 12:52:01 AM »
Okay... I'm going to download and try the new Libre Office 4.0.
I don't' exactly know how (or why I need it) but if you're running Debian Sid, you might as well get the benefits of running bleeding-edge.
Any ideas before I go all "mad scientist" in an hour or two?

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General Support / [fixed, but crude] WiFi problems
« on: February 07, 2013, 05:09:26 PM »
After the last install, my Realtek 802.11n chipset couldn't be recognized.
Ten years ago, if this had been the only problem encountered with a new install, it'd be golden!
But after looking on the Debian forums, I tried this in the command line;
aptitude update
aptitude install firmware-realtek wireless-tools

... and nothing.  :'( But, I know from past experience on other distro's, this should work.
Hum. Okay, we'll try this;
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome && sudo apt-get remove wicd
It worked. This is being posted over wifi, so worth mentioning.
Is it a crude fix? I assume so, but it works, and might help someone else if I post it.  ;)
9% CPU usage,  15% (567mb/3.62gb) RAM - nice!


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Introductions / Hey. Hi. You look fab! Great hair...
« on: February 07, 2013, 04:11:49 AM »
For anybody who doesn't already know me for the CrunchBang forums, I'm Jim.

Whenever I feel like I know what I'm doing, I try a new distro, and immediately getting lost, find my ego deflated down to a manageable size again. Such is the case with VSIDO.

Clean, fast install. No problems with the Windows Ocho partition (gotta have it for work) or dual-booting - but no Secure Boot EUFI on this machine either. Runs like a greyhound after a rabbit! Any application I want is found with a quick search on Debian and a short apt-get install later, it's there...

Aside from thanking @VastOne [very nice of you to put this out there... appreciate it], much thanks to @Sector11 for the lesson on how to use wget! http://jims2011.blogspot.com/2013/02/vsido-it-continues.html Bloody Hell! Always so much more to learn, and only so much coffee to facilitate the learning...

The only two drawbacks I've found? 64-bit only. I've got a netbook and a laptop that are 32-bit, and won't accept anything higher. Naught to be done about that, but the second? My wifi-N chipset won't recognize under Wicd (or network-manager-gnome which I replaced wick with... this usually fixes things). Have it research on my own a bit further, but hey, as long as I have a text-editor, root access, and the command-line, it's fixable.

So: see you-all when I'm running on all cylinders!

-jim


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