First of all a declaration if innocence and newbie-ness:
Most of the time I have absolutely no idea about what I'm doing, and this thing with Linux is something I've been trying to learn for just under two years now. What I'm doing at the moment probably has a lot of problems "under the hood" (or not?), but if I get it working the way I want it to I might actually make it my default OS on my netbook.
Anyway - after reading the guide by squeezy (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=103554) on how to make your own Maya XFCE I decided to do some cooking on my own, following the same guide, but installing LXDE instead.
So - I downloaded and installed the mini.iso from Ubuntu, copied over the preferences & sources.list from the Maya XFCE install, installed lxde and some other things recommended in the post by squeezy and this is what I've got so far:
Apart from missing some minor tweaks and some of my preferred applications this setup seem to run quite well. Memory usage is quite low (could be even lower if it weren't for Jupiter). What I can't figure out though are two things.
- If I pull the network cable and reboot the computer it gets stuck for some time with the following text:
- "Waiting for network configuration..."
"Waiting up to 60 more seconds for network configuration..."
and finally it says something about "booting without..." (don't have time to see it).
- Since I've never seen this kind of problem in any "regular" distro I'm wondering if there's anyway to get around this?
- The second one is about my wifi. As you can see in my inxi -F window my has the status listed as "down".
I imagine this is about loading a driver, some kind of autostart thing or something, but I can't figure out how to solve it. What I've tried so far is:
- Installed Wicd - this works perfectly. Eats more ram than I eat popcorn on a good movie night. Also - I am not very fond of the icon in my system tray. UGLY!
I also looked at Mint 12LXDE which seem to be using network-manager-gnome (and the nm-applet). Installing that one and choosing to add the network manager to the panel gives me two icons - one for wired and one for wifi. Clicking the wifi icon does something with my desktop that I haven't figured out yet - but the panel disappears. Apart from that it doesn't seem like the wifi-card gets activated either.
So I'd like to ask you all for any kind of input on the two obstacles on my way to my perfect netbook experience.
Thanks in advance,
EDIT: I realize I wasn't clear on what this post is about (apart from my - now solved - problem). Anyone can install the Maya XFCE Edition and then install LXDE on top, something that really doesen't merit a new thread.