First post here. Please spare me your coders' wrath.
Just installed the full version of PClinuxOS LXDE 2011.06 on a new HP Core i3-370 ProBook (integrated graphics). Thanks to all who contributed.
Orderly installation. Neat with zero mysterious outages.
Possibly the best linux wireless handling I've yet encountered. That beastly Broadcom 4313 card was found and installed quick-smart. No mess, no fuss, and it's speedy!
Sensible mix of apps/packages as basic foundation.
Minimalist, elegant, functional desktop.
Slight issues I hope to resolve:
Having read relevant PClinuxOS LXDE forum how-to's assiduously I still managed to encounter several Synaptic repo download issues with the following errors:
E: Transaction set check failed
W: Failed to fetch http://ftp-srv2.kddilabs.jp/Linux/packages/pclinuxos/pclinuxos/apt/pclinuxos/2010/RPMS.main/qt3-common-3.3.8b-1pclos2010.i586.rpm
Error reading from server - read (104 Connection reset by peer)
(Yes, I had only two recommended repo's enabled, as instructed. And started with proper aptupgrade, as instructed. These errors occurred with a large consolidated package downhaul – maybe 25 apps altogether. Repo seems to have spat the dummy.)
Not easily put-off I then downloaded each package individually with Synaptic, closing down Synaptic after each, then opening again. Each app installed OK, with a few (unimportant) exceptions. Will try those recalcitrants again later.
Followed Libre Office installation instructions to a tee. Used lomanager. All apparently went OK while downloading with no reported errors. However there is currently no sign of Libre Office apps on the menu at all! Nothing. Any clues please?
How do I place a battery charge icon on the taskbar? Also how do I adjust the indicated time on the taskbar clock (four hours slow for some reason)?
BTW drakx configurator got my screen res wrong. Went for a long-outdated 1024 x 768 rather than the actual 1366 x 768. Easily amended in xorg.conf. All good.
I intend to make this install a medium-term project. If you can help sort a few of these minor issues, that'd be much appreciated. TIA.