Mepis-Roadblock remaster

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#31 Postby mahmood arbab » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:00 pm

Thank you Danum!
Nice job!
I have already installed the 1st version on my desktop without any problem. I downloaded the 2nd version today and plan to install it on my Laptop.
Look forward to your "How to" post.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#32 Postby matelot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:49 am

+1. Once I'd finished with the missing icons - mile long task bar, and reinstalled the task manager, and unhinged/unstuck icons from the mouse pointer... all looking good. :happy:

But the excess and wrong icons in sub menus I still can't fathom how to alter. :eek:
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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#33 Postby Danum » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:02 pm

matelot wrote:+1. Once I'd finished with the missing icons - mile long task bar, and reinstalled the task manager, and unhinged/unstuck icons from the mouse pointer... all looking good. :happy:

But the excess and wrong icons in sub menus I still can't fathom how to alter. :eek:


Why did you not just re-size the panel, Right click on the panel > Panel Options > Panel Settings, then adjust the length.
Wrong icons in sub menus, no problems here, but I will admit that the default icons have been changed in the home folder

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#34 Postby matelot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:38 pm

Danum wrote:Why did you not just re-size the panel, Right click on the panel > Panel Options > Panel Settings, then adjust the length.
Wrong icons in sub menus, no problems here, but I will admit that the default icons have been changed in the home folder


Agreed, that's how to resize the panel, but no arrows to drag. I clicked on the widgets to add - namely show desktop, clock etc, because they weren't evident - but they wouldn't add. Eventually, the task manager disappeared (probably my fault) and only then did all the hidden icons slide from the right to the extreme left, including several instances of show desktop. THEN I could resize because the drag arrows became visible, but realised task manager was missing as I couldn't see iconised progs. Installed task manager and all ticketty-boo.

This is the first time in SM for me that the task bar didn't basically auto-fit, and needed some reworking. That's when it went pear-shaped - no tray icons visible and no re-size arrows.

All OK now, and impressive-looking work done.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#35 Postby mahmood arbab » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:32 pm

Hi Danum:
Is it OK to upgrade by activating the main community & Debiam mutimedia repos?
A reload shows quite a few upgradable packages in these repos.
Thanks!

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#36 Postby megatotoro » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:54 pm

Thank you very much, Danum! I'm eager to try it...which will happen as soon as my download finishes! :happy:

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#37 Postby KrispyKritter » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:27 pm

matelot wrote:
Danum wrote:Why did you not just re-size the panel, Right click on the panel > Panel Options > Panel Settings, then adjust the length.
Wrong icons in sub menus, no problems here, but I will admit that the default icons have been changed in the home folder


I took it one step farther by going to "Panel Options > Panel Settings > More Options > More Settings > Maximize Panel"

This resized the Panel so it would fit across the bottom of the screen. ;)

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#38 Postby megatotoro » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:55 pm

I downloaded and tried the Live DVD already. Great work, Danum!

I tried RecordmyDesktop and worked perfectly! :number1:

I'll keep testing the DVD and then I'll install tomorrow. Gotta catch up with my work now :bagoverhead:

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#39 Postby smilliken » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:47 am

Great job Danum. Running on a P4 3.2 ghz with only 768 MB RAM.

I have one problem with it though, I did not find my wireless card. The Live DVD not after installed. It is a Dlink DWA-552. I think it usually used the ath9k driver.

lspci shows nothing.

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Re: Mepis-Roadblock remaster

#40 Postby Fargo » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:17 pm

OK I'm confused. What is the Roadblock remaster. Who is it for? Is it just an updated version of Mepis or is geared for netbooks or what? I'd like to know a little more what I am looking at here. I just did a fresh M11 install for my work computer but I could probably change it if roadblock is going to be better for me. Is this a stable release or is M11 going to be more stable?


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