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Re: [tlug] Debian 7.1 New User / General Advice?
- Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2013 22:26:06 +0900
- From: Lyle H Saxon <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [tlug] Debian 7.1 New User / General Advice?
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On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Nigel Barker <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > On 8 October 2013 16:57, Lyle H Saxon <email@example.com> wrote: >> Lyle here - new to Debian. Any general advice about it? Is Iceweasel >> an acceptable browser, or would you recommend using something else, > > Welcome! > Iceweasel is fine. I also use chromium. Thanks! Yeah - that's the other browser I'm interested in using actually. >> 2) There was an error message when I booted up the machine after the >> installation saying that "Gnome-3 failed to load", but I have a GUI >> desktop, so I'm not sure what that means exactly. Actually, I'd > > You are in gnome shell (is it called? anyway the fallback mode) > because your graphics card couldn't handle 3d or something like that.. On the second boot, there was no error message, so I guess it's set on an lower spec mode. Fine with me! Most new UI's seem to be really bad... >> prefer KDE, but I'm trying not to be very nit-picky on this machine. >> If it works, I'll try to live with whatever GUI it has. > > You can install KDE, however if your machine is old, try LXDE. I use > it on all my machines because people always give me computers so I > never have new hardware. ..... Sounds familiar! > You have a choice of KDE, LXDE or XFCE from > the "advanced" menu of the install. But anyway, just add them to gnome > if you have disk space. I'm also playing with e17 on one of my > laptops. For now I'll probably just try using what I guess is an older version of Gnome, and experiment with other things later. >> 3) I installed it in English and will want to get Japanese working on > > aptitude install ibus-anthy and all dependencies, then configure from > the menu. You may also need ttf-vlgothic. Sounds like a plan. Thanks! >> Any advice about good on-line resources, etc. for Debian appreciated. > > Debian wiki is very good. Linuxquestions of course. Debian forums not > that good, but sometimes OK. Here of course. Thanks for the info! Lyle
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