Lubuntu + MATE? Compatible? or issues?
este.el.paz at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 18:34:20 UTC 2015
@AG & Nio:
Appreciate the replies . . . and the "humor" . . . but, just trying to
avoid the "twice burned" scenario . . . . And, thanks Aere for your
efforts, right now I have been sticking with LTS, so I have 14.04.2 . . .
and possibly it was the upshift to the .2 that busted itself . . . due to
the "post ipso facto"??? nature of the conjoining of Ubuntu + MATE for PPC
was not "factory issue" --it was a "spin"?? . . . and possibly that was
adjusted for the betterwith 14.10 or 15.04? . . . not counting that PPC is
not supported in 15.04???? nor is it LTS.
Anyway, just trying to get some feedback before making my decision to
re-re-install U-MATE 14.04.1 PPC or, install Lu LTS as the base and then
play with it, or, Ubuntu "Core" and add some DEs . . . .etc, etc. Don't
have so much time for fiddling these days . . . which is why I opt for the
"safer" LTS versions. This is the first time that a Ubuntu flavor broke
itself, just sticking with aptitude making the decisions . . . . I guess
that will become more common for the PPC variations moving forward . . . .
On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 11:18 AM, Aere Greenway <Aere at dvorak-keyboards.com>
> To check this out, I updated my Ubuntu-MATE 14.10 partition of my Dell
> Inspiron 620 machine. Though my machine is 64-bit, the OS installed is
> The updates (beyond the last time I updated it) did not include a new
> kernel. I re-checked for updates, and it declares my system to be
> I did not encounter any problems with it - even after I re-booted (just in
> - Aere
> On 04/11/2015 08:46 AM, Fritz Hudnut wrote:
> Along these lines of inquiry . . . seems like with a recent kernel
> upgrade, the several month old U-MATE 14 PPC install on my iBook got
> "corrupted" . . . seems like aptitude was removing key packages so that
> logging into a MATE session just showed the desktop image, no toolbars or
> desktop icons, mouse cursor worked but nothing to click on. Tried to
> upgrade out of it, but didn't work. Seems like the install is built on
> "meta packages" and if something gets removed the whole house comes
> tumbling down . . . . I added XFCE4 to see if that would work and it does
> give me a GUI, but numerous problems still remain, seems like the system is
> So, did get some ideas about the "why" of it, although it seems
> susceptible to re-occur, I do like the "GNOME Floating Feet"
> screensaver--my prime motivation for MATE. But, my question, just like the
> "OP" in a sense, I'm looking to save download time for a fresh install,
> since this install is only a few months old and had to do some tweaking for
> the "radeon" issue, and getting sound working, etc. I have a Lu 14.04 LTS
> from 7/23/14 already burned, so that part isn't an issue; question is if I
> did that install and then tried to add the MATE items as another DE, would
> that cause "dependency" issues or issues that might again cause the system
> to uh, deconstruct itself? Or, generally no worries, they are more or less
> of same DNA?
> From Nio's post I see that I could do a "mini" install of U 14 and then
> of course add whatever DEs I would want . . . but I don't know if that
> would be a time saver, as much of the system is then downloaded via my <3MB
> DSL . . . might be a "wash"???? in terms of a time cost/benefit ratio ?????
> On Sat, Apr 11, 2015 at 5:00 AM, <lubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com>
>> Plop should work :-) If not there are other methods:
>> 1. Start from Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (and update/upgrade). You find iso
>> files listed with sizes in Gibibytes and can download them here:
>> 2. Install a small image and then install the meta-package
>> a. Start from the Ubuntu 14.04 mini.iso that you find via
>> according to the description at
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