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wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 06:30
by W2IBC
I must say I am impressed. last time I tried MATE was via mint back when mate came about. (and truth be told I found it very buggy which turned me away, I know it was still young) So I moved on to XFCE but I still missed the G2 days.

I just happened to run across a couple reviews of point and decided what the heck ill grab a copy and play with it. (honestly I had it in my mind mate would still be a bit buggy)

What I really like is point is based from Debian stable. I know some like to live on the bleeding edge but I much would rather have something that just works... not a fan of an update causing a major headache.

I grabbed the live cd version. played with it a bit noticed it had low mem usage and decided to go ahead and install to a disk partition. the install went smooth. but when I rebooted.... A gotcha got me. got tossed into grub recovery. (not good) it was complaining about not being able to find a file in /boot not wanting to sit and fight it out with grub. i installed a old ubuntu copy to another drive i have in here (it was the 1st disk I grabbed)..

after ubuntu installed. I selected the point linux entry in grub and it booted up to lightdm. (i did see a couple warnings and a fail in the boot sequence. don't remember what they were) once on desktop I set it up like I would normally set up G2. then grabbed FF and a couple other items from synaptic.

System Monitor shows me right now using only 366MB ram. which is actually a bit lower then what XFCE shows with FF open. so that is a plus IMO.

course I have only been playing with it a few hours but I think so far its pretty good. A+

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 08:22
by Pry
Good day and welcome to the forums!

I'm glad you liked the distro.

On the grub ploblem, it's hard to recognize what caused it as you don't go into details much.
There are two most popular causes for such a problem:
1. UEFI (Latest Ubuntu versions support it, Point Linux (Debian 'wheezy') doesn't.
2. Wrong path during the grub installation (you chose /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sda for instance)

It'd be great if you could give us more detailed problem description so we could help you with the installation.

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 15:39
by W2IBC
Pry wrote:Good day and welcome to the forums!

I'm glad you liked the distro.

On the grub ploblem, it's hard to recognize what caused it as you don't go into details much.
There are two most popular causes for such a problem:
1. UEFI (Latest Ubuntu versions support it, Point Linux (Debian 'wheezy') doesn't.
2. Wrong path during the grub installation (you chose /dev/sda1 instead of /dev/sda for instance)

It'd be great if you could give us more detailed problem description so we could help you with the installation.


im thinking somehow it was a wrong path issue. (my machine dont have UEFI) I didn't feel like really fighting it so I just went the lazy fix route. as for the warn and fail during the boot script next time i reboot ill grab what it is saying.

I will be reinstalling everything again sometime in the next couple weeks if the grub issue appears again ill post exactly what it was saying

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 15:49
by Pry
Yeah, looks like this. So be sure to install grub in MBR (/dev/sda for instance) next time.

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 27 Oct 2013, 19:47
by kc1di
Hello W2IBC,

Welcome to Point. Hope you enjoy it as much as I've been
73 ,
KC1DI

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2013, 02:43
by W2IBC
kc1di wrote:Hello W2IBC,

Welcome to Point. Hope you enjoy it as much as I've been
73 ,
KC1DI


so far so good :mrgreen:

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2013, 03:02
by drum
welcome to point W2IBC

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2013, 19:41
by W2IBC
ok did a reboot.

startpar / plymoth fails
pulse warns of being configed on a per user

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2013, 02:26
by Pry
These are just messages, they shouldn't worry you. Any other Debian Wheezy based distro will give you the same thing.

Re: wow i am impressed

PostPosted: 29 Oct 2013, 05:40
by Maroman
if you do not want to see the message about plymouth you can switch off plymouth as a service. there is only one difference at the end. closing session you will not see graphics, just text.

cheers,