Using Kubuntu 12.10 now and watch out how you use FSlint

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  1. URDRWHO

    URDRWHO Member

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    I was using Ubuntu 12.10 with KDE Plasma as the workspace. I liked it a lot. Then I read about keeping a clean install. What was mentioned was FSlint and I installed it, starting cleaning things and then it happened.....my installation was broken. I am a newbie and I've been playing around experimenting, having fun with some frustration.

    Ok......MBR rebuild, do some partition clean-up. I figured since I liked the KDE look / feel I would install Kbuntu. I choose Kbuntu 12.10 to install on an HP ZV5000 with a 60 gig HD and 2 gig of ram. MS XP is install along side of Kubuntu. I didn't want to use Wubi because I read that it has a small effect on efficiency. Had some problems getting the install disk to not go black after a while. Then I change a setting on the "Other Option" key F6. I can't remember the name I blocked out but it was at the bottom of the list. I was reading that the new distros have the video tied into the kernel, so I thought I was having a video problem with Nvidia. Yep it worked. Instead of the flashy video screen I saw a less flashy screen but at least it kept going to the install screen.

    First time I choose to install third part drivers. Everything went well until it got to th3e 68% point, the point at which it was trying to install Broadcom drivers. Ugh! I know from previous Ubuntu experience Broadcom drivers can be a BIG problem. It was frozen install.


    SO I do it over again but do not choose to install third party drivers. IT went through the entire process and I had Kubuntu installed. Once installed I went to the additional driver screen and installed the Nvidia drivers. Broadcom was there but I left it alone. This laptop doesn't leave this office and is wired through Ethernet cable. I don't need wifi and I don't want to hose the installation. After updates were run I started to add some misc. stuff and have the personal information manager working. It is a nice little PIM. It doesn't match the expensive Contact Manager I have on the desktop but it is nice for a freebie.

    BTW I have learned to always choose manual partitioning and was suggest that it is the only safe way to go.

    It runs very, very well on the old laptop and I am impressed with it. It has breathed life back into the old laptop. I won't be using FSlint.
  2. Cyber-Berserker

    Cyber-Berserker Active Member

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    I have never used any such tool. Such a thing might be useful after a few years, but would certainly be useless on a young installation. So for now I would not be concerned with such things if I were you.
  3. URDRWHO

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    Agree 1000%.
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    arochester Super Moderator Staff Member

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    https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/fatalmistakes#TOC-Never-use-cleaning-applications
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    DevynCJohnson Well-Known Member Staff Member Staff Writer

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  6. labrat

    labrat Active Member

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    arochester is spot on. "cleaning applications" are just a con trick windows-like thing. In windows, most of these cleaning apps only clean up temporary files, the registry and browser caches anyway. Useless for GNU/Linux or any *nix users.

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