RC7 has the same problem as RC6.6. In the OpenBox menu, there is nothing when you click on Applications. Your suggestion of running openbox-menu as root in a terminal did not restore Applications.
I didn't say as root. You do that as user. I will check this point with the live install on the stick. Do you miss the Applications menu in live or once installed ?
Also, PCManFM will not save the settings unless I change the desktop background. For example, if I select Show Hidden and then logoff, upon logon the setting is not kept. However, if I change the desktop background, the PCmanFM settings are saved, including Show Hidden.
That must be sort of theses tricks that the new PCManFM brings with it ? Does it also do it when you just close pcmanfm after changing the setting and restart it ?
As for Just19's problem, I had a similar problem on my HP OmniBook. My problem was due to the ATI Video Card. Once I turned off 3D hardware acceleration, the problem went away.
You must be a genius ?
Well after I read this last night I tried to turn off 3D acceleration in the laptop Nec M160 (Intel Graphic 945 with driver i915) and logged out : could not login again the machine just crashed and rebooted.
I tried to reboot 3 times, then once at the login screen the screen had colored stripes and the machine crashed and rebooted again. I could not even get to boot to init1 : same behavior, crashed arrived at the end of the boot.
To solve this I had to boot to Archlinux which is installed just besides (I could have done it with live cd or live usb as well), chroot my / partition and there launch drakX11 in console, to reset the 3D hardware acceleration on. Then I could reboot again.
The one experience I met with when I had tried the install to Ext3 with Just19's script the other day, on the Dell computer with persistant mode was identical to his experience the first time : but the reboot had been slow to start -- one minute or a bit more -- only on the first boot, and then once I had restarted it one time it didn't do it anymore, as if a cache had been created in the meanwhile.
For my personal use I am not interested : usb sticks have shorter lifespan than hard drives do. Ext3/Ext4 are filesystems that write a lot. I suggest using this technique on SSD disks or USB hard drives.
With classic install on Fat32 I don't meet with this large delay to shutdown or reboot. I would still have to try the persistant mode with the Live Linux USB Windows application (this is on Fat32), but I won't have time and need for this at the moment.
I have tried the boot in live usb on my Nec M160 and on a small Dell yesterday. We still have 2 or 3 other machines available for testing this. Up to now, normal reboot and shutdown : same time needed as for an installed system.
So about long timespan shutdown and reboot, we may think that this depends on what graphic card is in use in the machine, while using persistant mode or live mode on Ext3 filesystems : is that so ?
Jeff, I'll come back to you for the problems you met with.