Melodie, FYI, for my GKids I downloaded the PCLinuxOS Educational .iso version Sept 2011 and this is my results;
Sorry but this is impossible, we are not in September 2011 yet.
1. it loads fast into the Laptop while on the dvd. 2. My Laptop is Acer Extensa 4420, AMD 64 32bit Intel Core2 Duo 1.9GHz with 2GB memory, however the Educational OS EATS Memory!!! But not all the applications do.
Your laptop being a Acer Extensa 4420 it is a AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology: 64bits, and not 32bits. Therefore, I suggest you install the kernel-22.214.171.124-pclos3.a64 : AMD64/Opteron (K8) optimised linux kernel for x86 arch
and reboot to this kernel.
/!\ The first reboot will take more time
as the drivers will have to be installed to it, which is performed during first reboot. Next reboot will be as fast as any. Keep the former kernel minimum until you will have rebooted on the new one, or you will break the system. Then you might want to keep it a while, and once using the new one, after some time you can reboot to the bfs kernel to see if you find a difference. I had installed one on a friend's laptop who I had installed the Openbox version. The result was good. Before installing it, the applications looked slow, whereas an Openbox version is really light... so I found that was it not quite normal but the right kernel for that hardware solved the problem.
3. The Desktop Icons will not always single/double click to start, found a couple will on triple click. Using the right mouse button then Open the application does work.
If you want to open with single-click, you could configure it in PCManFM preferences. However I don't advice to do it, because then you will not be able to select a file without triggering an application to start, and do something with the file (ie : open it with a text editor, or with any application it is set to be opened with, through the file association).
4. sound is tooo low.
What about raising it ? There is a volume control.
5. Gamine has a problem.
Can you define the problem please ?
6. Omnitux-love this.
This one works well and you are happy about it ? This would be a good start...
7. gTans has a problem of staying off while trying to activate another application
What problem ? What output comes in a console if you start gtans from there ? What other application did you try to start ?
8. HATE THE CLOWN FACE/MASK, do you know how many kids are scare of a clown-Please change this!!!
That is strange, my son loved it the first time he saw it. That made him laugh. He was 10 when the project really started. You can change it yourself: with Openbox right-click Main menu > Preferences > Preferences > then a window opens, select the background. If none of the 3 available there pleases you, get any background y)ou like elsewhere, a picture, whatever, with a minimum pixel size matching your resolution. Then copy it to your home. The directory ready for that is $HOME/.local/share/wallpapers, but you can place it anywhere you like, either in /usr/share/wallpapers (you need to be root to copy it there) or any location that fits you in your home directory.
9. Childs Play, TuxMath and TuxPaint-Thank You.
10. sorry didn't record the other issues.
It's a OS will worth providing, again thanks.
I found an issue that bothered me more, and which I talked about here
. The desktop must have performed the remaster while I was out, next I will test it and upload it if my internet connection does not go down. (It has been cut without notice today... never know why).
If you want to report about problems, you are welcome to do so, and if it seems to you that there are too many for you, please report them one by one, with the outputs and details about how it happens.
PS: if you want the clown mask to be changed in the whole theme, I am afraid you will have to provide images and ask help to make a new theme. Then ask if a packager would be willing to make packages; Or you will need to learn to tweak the theme, it's not impossible but will take you a little time. And you will still need to provide the images; Or you can look at the different themes available in Synaptic and choose one that fits you.