[Lubuntu-desktop] Blog post mentioning Lubuntu...

2010-04-30 Thread Jeff Elkner
Hi All,

I just made a blog post which mentions Lubuntu, so I thought I'd share:

http://proyectojuanchacon.blogspot.com/2010/04/planning-for-ubuntu-install-factory.html

jeff elkner

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] minimal install

2010-04-28 Thread Jeff Elkner
Awesome!  This will be most useful as I prepare legacy computers for
giving to students.  It fits our use case perfectly - we have plenty
of bandwidth and a bunch of older computers we would like to give
away.  Thanks to Lubuntu, new life will be breathed into them!

Thanks again.

jeff elkner

On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Julien Lavergne gi...@ubuntu.com wrote:
 Le mercredi 28 avril 2010 à 15:47 +0100, Phillip Whiteside a écrit :
 Included link is my notes for using the minimal install disk (network
 install using Command Line) for those with less RAM than the GUI
 installer needs.

 http://forum.phillw.net/viewtopic.php?f=18t=85p=106#p106

 Thanks. You should remove the use of sudo -i, running a shell with root
 is not a good idea, especially for beginner.

 After this, it's ok to add it to the wiki :)

 Regards,
 Julien Lavergne

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[Lubuntu-desktop] Question on filing bugs...

2010-02-28 Thread Jeff Elkner
I've begun installing Lubuntu on several older computers at my school.
 I'm really excited about the potential of Lubuntu to turn older
computers into useful computers and to be able to then give those
computers to low income students in our community.

My question concerns filing bugs.  I noticed that /usr/games is not in
the search path on alpha3, so when I installed xboard, it shows up in
the menu, but won't launch.  I can launch it from the terminal, but
since the chess engine it looks for is also in /usr/games, it can't
find that either.  I wanted to file a bug, but the launchpad site
doesn't appear to be used for that.

Please advise.

Thanks!

jeff elkner
arlington public schools
arlington, virginia

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Lubuntu Lucid Alpha 1 Preview

2010-01-02 Thread Jeff Elkner
I installed Lubuntu on an old Pentium III Dell with 512 MB RAM, and it
worked well.  I have several other Pentium III Dells with less RAM
(128 MB), and I'm wondering if the Live CD will run on them?  I assume
there are plans for an Alternate Install version, which may prove more
useful with low memory machines.

jeff elkner

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Lubuntu ISO Alpha 0 - testing purpose only

2009-12-21 Thread Jeff Elkner
I made a virtualbox vm with 128 M RAM.  I could boot into the live
system from your CD.  Cool!  Is there a way to install it on the
virtual hard drive?  Or is that not ready yet?

Let me know.  I have lots of machines waiting for this distro once it
is ready, so I'll have a lot to test it on.

Thanks!

jeff elkner

On Sun, Dec 20, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Julien Lavergne gi...@ubuntu.com wrote:
 Hi,

 I just created an ISO of Lubuntu Lucid for testing purpose. But before
 starting to download it, please read the following release notes :

 * Using lxdm instead of gdm
 This ISO uses a not-yet-in-the-official-repository version of lxdm, the
 display manager of LXDE instead of gdm. I would like to test the state
 of it and if it's possible to include it in Lubuntu.

 * Using network-manager instead of wicd
 This is a temporarily solution, my first tests reported that wicd
 doesn't work on Live-CD.

 * Doesn't have utilities (manage users, network etc ...)
 It's a bug in gnome-system-tools (see bug 497441 [1]) which bring all
 GNOME packages as depends. It was temporarily removed from the seed.

 * Doesn't have an installation icon
 See previous point, it's the same problem.

 * Can't use synaptic, or any applications using gksu
 It's a problem in lxdm, not creating an .Xauthority file. To workaround
 it, you can do in a terminal startx, which should crash but create the
 necessary file. It's something to fix before trying to include lxdm.

 * No customization, looks like a Ubuntu CD
 Yes, I know. Artwork welcome :)

 So, as everyone is warned, there is the link :
 ISO : http://people.ubuntu.com/~gilir/lubuntu-lucid-20091220.iso
 md5sum : 7fb4b82a7faadb209e2ae4ca831283e5

 Last note, this ISO was created by-hand (mean by using
 chroot/mksquashfs/mkisofs), because building with official architecture
 is currently blocked (space problem on the server).

 Happy testing :)

 Regards,
 Julien Lavergne

 [1] :
 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-system-tools/+bug/497441


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[Lubuntu-desktop] Please let me know when Lubuntu is ready for early testing...

2009-12-10 Thread Jeff Elkner
Hi All,

I super happy to see working moving forward on Lubuntu.  I teach
Information and Communication Technology classes in Arlington
Virginia.  We have:

1. Low income students who do not have computers at home.
2. Free older computers that I could give to them.

The free computers vary, but they start at Pentium II or III
processors with 128 MB or higher RAM.  I would love to be able to get
Lubuntu to install an run effectively on these machines, since it
would enable students to use the computers for class projects at home.

I'm ready to test the OS whenever I get the word.  It would be
wonderful if a working version could come out with the Lucid release,
as then we could use it for the following 2 years.

Thanks!

jeff elkner

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Please let me know when Lubuntu is ready for early testing...

2009-12-10 Thread Jeff Elkner
Understood, David, but if the platform on which it is built is LTS,
then we know that the apt repositories will stay active for longer.

jeff

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 10:50 AM, David Sugar david.su...@canonical.com wrote:
 Ubuntu flavors are not LTS in the same way as Ubuntu itself.  LTS I
 think has a specific meaning that implies with it Canonical paid support
 as being valid for those who have service contracts for the same period,
 and there is no Canonical paid support for Lubuntu or other community
 spins.  However, in that the common core is Ubuntu, those parts
 inherited from Ubuntu are of course maintained as LTS by Canonical, and
 that includes those packages we install from main.  We might however
 want to consider what a 2 year cycle or longer maintenance does mean for
 those lxde and other packages that will make up Lubuntu Lucid if clearly
 users have such expectations, and we need to be much clearer about the
 status of Lubuntu Lucid in this respect for when people do ask.

 In respect to this target platform, Jeff, I think Lubuntu should be able
 to run well in your environment, or at least it should be a goal if not,
 for that describes one of the target audiences Lubuntu is specifically
 meant to address.  Presently we should run in 128m ram if you don't run
 firefox, and certainly there is no 3d or accelerated X requirement.  An
 interesting though very rough comparison from a Karmic test release of
 Lubuntu is found here:

 http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7520/1.html

 Jeff Elkner wrote:
 Hi All,

 I super happy to see working moving forward on Lubuntu.  I teach
 Information and Communication Technology classes in Arlington
 Virginia.  We have:

 1. Low income students who do not have computers at home.
 2. Free older computers that I could give to them.

 The free computers vary, but they start at Pentium II or III
 processors with 128 MB or higher RAM.  I would love to be able to get
 Lubuntu to install an run effectively on these machines, since it
 would enable students to use the computers for class projects at home.

 I'm ready to test the OS whenever I get the word.  It would be
 wonderful if a working version could come out with the Lucid release,
 as then we could use it for the following 2 years.

 Thanks!

 jeff elkner

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Re: [Lubuntu-desktop] Please let me know when Lubuntu is ready for early testing...

2009-12-10 Thread Jeff Elkner
Thanks, Julien!  I'll be able to install it on at least half a dozen
different computers, and report back what I find.

jeff elkner

On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 11:21 AM, Julien Lavergne gi...@ubuntu.com wrote:
 Hi,

 Thanks, testing and feedback are always welcome :)
 I hope we can have a first testing iso next week, some days after the
 1st iso of Lucid. It can be a good starting point.

 Regards,
 Julien Lavergne

 Le jeudi 10 décembre 2009 à 09:56 -0500, Jeff Elkner a écrit :
 Hi All,

 I super happy to see working moving forward on Lubuntu.  I teach
 Information and Communication Technology classes in Arlington
 Virginia.  We have:

 1. Low income students who do not have computers at home.
 2. Free older computers that I could give to them.

 The free computers vary, but they start at Pentium II or III
 processors with 128 MB or higher RAM.  I would love to be able to get
 Lubuntu to install an run effectively on these machines, since it
 would enable students to use the computers for class projects at home.

 I'm ready to test the OS whenever I get the word.  It would be
 wonderful if a working version could come out with the Lucid release,
 as then we could use it for the following 2 years.

 Thanks!

 jeff elkner

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