Late December Casual Community Update
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(01-12-2020, 06:58 AM)bcnaz Wrote:
(01-12-2020, 06:35 AM)evilbunny Wrote:
(01-12-2020, 06:32 AM)bcnaz Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 05:08 PM)evilbunny Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 02:51 PM)bcnaz Wrote: The Debian OS is a favorite for me,  however kinda wish it had the Gnome Desktop.

MATE is a fork of gnome 2

So I have read, but it doesn't look or feel like it to me.

I dislike the default skin MATE comes with and use an older one. Have you tried finding a different theme?
 
   No I have not yet,   I am still mostly OEM Debian/Mate on this ISO PBP

  I  don't really have a strong dislike for the Mate Desktop, But over the years I have used Gnome
    on every version of Linux that I have kept installed,  it just feels like 'Home'

  I have tried a few different Desktops occasions.

  I did even install Debian/Mate on one of my old spare Dell laptops, just to compare with my PBP.


  (My new ANSI PBP is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow)

Mine too, the first I'd heard about it was that it's in NYC which is about 120 miles.  That email came at 4:30 AM on the day before it's due to be delivered.   Ordered Nov 8.

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Given that I consider Gnome to be serious bloatware I'll just go into Synaptic and load up LXDE.  Ubuntu I wouldn't live with.  The Debian alternatives system can possibly switch desktops back and forth.  But boot to a command line, on everything.

I wonder if the Mate is Wayland?  That would be worth experimenting with, given that with some Mali GPUs there's only an accelerated driver for Wayland.  If you boot to a command line you can start xorg or Wayland from there.
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#52
bcnaz
(01-12-2020, 06:35 AM)evilbunny Wrote:
(01-12-2020, 06:32 AM)bcnaz Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 05:08 PM)evilbunny Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 02:51 PM)bcnaz Wrote: The Debian OS is a favorite for me,  however kinda wish it had the Gnome Desktop.

MATE is a fork of gnome 2

So I have read, but it doesn't look or feel like it to me.

I dislike the default skin MATE comes with and use an older one. Have you tried finding a different theme?
   
   EB :


 
    OK  so for testing purposes  (using synaptic) I added the Gnome Desktop to the old Dell Laptop that is
     also running the Debian/Mate.  ( Yep, it works )

     I think it will also work fairly easy on the PBP, it just adds several boot options at the start menu.
      One of the options includes 'Wayland'  that seems to have some admin conflicts, but the 'Classic
       Gnome'  seems to work ok...   but,  I have only just started trying it.

    I wanted to put Gnome on my PBP without having to go into the existing OS that could cause conflict
      with the current hardware compatibility.

    *   Now I think I am ready to try the same process on my PBP    ( ? )

    
    
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#53
(01-12-2020, 07:32 AM)ab1jx Wrote:
(01-12-2020, 06:58 AM)bcnaz Wrote:
(01-12-2020, 06:35 AM)evilbunny Wrote:
(01-12-2020, 06:32 AM)bcnaz Wrote:
(01-11-2020, 05:08 PM)evilbunny Wrote: MATE is a fork of gnome 2

So I have read, but it doesn't look or feel like it to me.

I dislike the default skin MATE comes with and use an older one. Have you tried finding a different theme?
 
   No I have not yet,   I am still mostly OEM Debian/Mate on this ISO PBP

  I  don't really have a strong dislike for the Mate Desktop, But over the years I have used Gnome
    on every version of Linux that I have kept installed,  it just feels like 'Home'

  I have tried a few different Desktops occasions.

  I did even install Debian/Mate on one of my old spare Dell laptops, just to compare with my PBP.


  (My new ANSI PBP is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow)

Mine too, the first I'd heard about it was that it's in NYC which is about 120 miles.  That email came at 4:30 AM on the day before it's due to be delivered.   Ordered Nov 8.


Given that I consider Gnome to be serious bloatware I'll just go into Synaptic and load up LXDE.  Ubuntu I wouldn't live with.  The Debian alternatives system can possibly switch desktops back and forth.  But boot to a command line, on everything.

I wonder if the Mate is Wayland?  That would be worth experimenting with, given that with some Mali GPUs there's only an accelerated driver for Wayland.  If you boot to a command line you can start xorg or Wayland from there.
Mate, is using GTK2, so only X11. Will perform on pair with XFCE, current version.
XFCE might be Waylnd capable, but unstable on 4.16, in 2-3 years.
Gnome is the only Wayland stable.The KDE wayland bugs list is still long and we might have it stable by the end of this year.
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