October 30, 2013 at 6:46 am #65695Pedro MateusKeymaster
After much demand, I’m now running Xubuntu 13.10 on my old Desktop PC. Apparently, the Douche Train was afraid I’d curse #!.
This thread is here to shed some truth on the Torrent of 10/10’s that the Linux media has showered the latest iteration of XFCE Ubuntu.
First off, the Live session crashed 5 different times on me. I downloaded the iso 3 times in total and even ran an md5 check just to be sure.
Tried 3 different USB flash drives, none of which had ever had any problems and the sunovabitch still came down faster that Paris Hilton in a Monaco Hotel.
Finally managed to install it, only to have it boot to a Black Screen of Death. Edited the Linux line in the Grub entry and removed the $vt_handoff flag. Lo and behold, it boots.
Installed updates, so far so- Oh what now… 5 different error boxes showed up.
My WiFi dongle wouldn’t work, ndiswrapper is b0rked and Realtek have 0 interest in updating the RTL8192CU driver to work with kernels above 3.9.
Took me damn close to 4 hours to get it even remotely close to workable.
Fuck you people! If I didn’t like you so much, I’d be hunting you all down.October 30, 2013 at 7:05 am #70279
LOL, you know it might have been better to get Kubuntu and then load xfce and dump KDE. or leave KDE and use the KDE stuff in Xfce4. Just a thought. Been there done that, got the T-shirt and sure as hell didn’t enjoy myself. Just to let you know I am converting my KDE over to Xfce4 thanks to Venn.October 30, 2013 at 8:45 am #70280LapinoplMember
I’m using xubuntu 13.10 right now, so you’re not alone in your suffering brother.October 30, 2013 at 8:57 am #70281
Here is some help….. http://flux242.blogspot.com/2013/05/min … ation.htmlOctober 30, 2013 at 9:43 am #70282kloinkaParticipant
I never buy flavoured milk for the same reason, always get plain and then add your favourite flavour to taste! (I am being very symbolic, milk=Linux, flavour=UI, its called poetic license, OK!)October 30, 2013 at 10:07 am #70283
Kloinka you been drinking again……October 30, 2013 at 11:33 am #70284Venn StoneKeymaster
2006 – 2013October 30, 2013 at 6:54 pm #70291EvilPenguinMember
This is on the stupidly old hardware, yes? )October 31, 2013 at 5:41 am #70295Pedro MateusKeymaster
The WiFi dongle is 5 months old.
Everything else is from 05/06. There’s absolutely no excuse for the amount of shit I had to go through.October 31, 2013 at 7:22 am #70296
it’s 13.10…… you did a fresh install, if you upgraded it carried a few things. 13.04 would have been the better choice them do a system upgrade.
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