Monday, December 10, 2007

PCLinuxOS -- and a question

It is interesting to me that my switch to PCLinux from Ubuntu has generated more comments than my announcement about using Ubuntu did. And, if I am to be honest, it has generated more comments than anything I have written in awhile. Guess that means that the PCLinux folks are out there promoting the operating system they really love.

And I can see why they love it. The only problem I am having is making the switch to KDE. I know some people like it better than Gnome, but I am still trying to find my way around it. I got Boinc and Seti up and running yesterday; that was the last piece I needed to get in place.

This morning, though, my flash drive, which was mounted yesterday and removed safely last night, wouldn't mount until I rebooted. None of my flash drives would mount. Is this something i should expect to have happen? Is it going to go south the way it did with Ubuntu and I'll end up not being able to mount them even after rebooting? I would be grateful for any ideas you PCLinux folks might have.

2 comments:

Miguel said...

Nancy, I haven't experienced the problem you refer to (USB drive). However, if the problem doesn't re-occur....

Your switch from Ubuntu to PCLinuxOS was picked up by a big GNU/Linux news outlet, so no surprise that you're getting visitors like crazy. I hope you take advantage and chronicle your shift from ubuntu to PCLinuxOS.


Miguel

lsatenstein said...

Using PClinuxOS and KDE, I started synaptic and did a restricted search for all files containing the word Gnome. There were not that many. I downloaded and installed the ones that appeared to be related to running of Gnome, and when I went to the logon screen, there was the Gnome option waiting for me to select.

I am writing this from the gnome version of pclinuxos.

If I can do it, so can you.