Updating to 15.04
accessys at smart.net
accessys at smart.net
Tue Apr 7 15:06:38 UTC 2015
I have used XFCE for many years and find it a very nice desktop, powerful
without being overwhelming. I would use it more if it were able to do all
of the things that Plasma does natively. (updates are a PITA)
On Tue, 7 Apr 2015, bmarsh at bmarsh.com wrote:
> Date: Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:58:52 -0400
> From: "bmarsh at bmarsh.com" <bmarsh at bmarsh.com>
> Reply-To: Kubuntu user technical support <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> To: "<kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: Updating to 15.04
> Got something for you to try that will:
> 1) prove whether your graphics card is the problem.
> 2) may be your final solution to the problem.
> Get yourself to a 15.04. Terminal session.... And then:
> Sudo apt-get install xfce4
> Reboot and when you get to the initial login screen, use the pull-down menu to select an XFCE session instead of Plasma. Then complete the login.
> XFCE is a much less graphic intensive window manager and doesn't have all the glitz (and cost) of Plasma. I like it and I think you will too.
> Good luck!
>> On Apr 5, 2015, at 8:57 PM, Richard Barmann <reb68 at att.net> wrote:
>>> On 04/05/2015 11:48 AM, Bruce Marshall wrote:
>>>> On 04/05/2015 01:42 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>>> Bruce Marshall wrote:
>>>>>> On 04/04/2015 02:49 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>>>>> I don't know "hwinfo" but how about "lshw"? OTOH I don't know if
>>>>>> that is also removed from 15.04 (I'm still using 14.04).
>>>>> That's one I didn't know about...(lshw) and it is in 15.04. Pretty
>>>>> good except that 'hwinfo' was able to output specific devices if
>>>>> asked (gfx, disk, memory), which cut down on the info.
>>>> sudo lshw -c display
>>>> sudo lshw -c disk
>>>> sudo lshw -c memory
>>>> sudo lshw -c network
>>>> ... :)
>>> Thanks for this....
>>> ichard at richard-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -c display
>>> description: VGA compatible controller
>>> product: NV44A [GeForce 6200]
>>> vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
>>> physical id: 0
>>> bus info: pci at 0000:01:00.0
>>> version: a1
>>> width: 32 bits
>>> clock: 66MHz
>>> capabilities: pm agp agp-3.0 vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
>>> configuration: driver=nouveau latency=32 maxlatency=1 mingnt=5
>>> resources: irq:16 memory:fa000000-faffffff memory:c0000000-dfffffff memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:fc000000-fc01ffff
>>> richard at richard-desktop:~$ sudo lshw -c disk
>>> description: ATA Disk
>>> product: MAXTOR STM316081
>>> vendor: Maxtor
>>> physical id: 0.0.0
>>> bus info: scsi at 2:0.0.0
>>> logical name: /dev/sda
>>> version: 3.AA
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