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by spl23
Sat May 16, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: /etc/network/interfaces changed,weird 2 LAN IPs instead of 1
Replies: 71
Views: 112366

Re: /etc/network/interfaces has changed

As hippy says, either use the GUI in the desktop, or modify the Ethernet lines in /etc/network/interfaces as before if you want a static address.
by spl23
Fri May 15, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: /etc/network/interfaces changed,weird 2 LAN IPs instead of 1
Replies: 71
Views: 112366

Re: /etc/network/interfaces has changed

With the new network mods, DHCP is taken care of by a new package called dhcpcd. In order for this to work, the iface lines in /etc/network/interfaces need to be "manual" rather than "dhcp". This is why the file has changed, and why we've backed it up in case you want to go back, in which case you w...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

Where is this option? If I run pipanel, I upgraded yesterday night, I can't see any option for changing window title color. But really, it's not so important, at least until we'll have obconf in the PATH. It's labelled as Highlight Colour; for visual consistency, the same colour is used throughout ...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

One thing which I don't understand is why going through Menu -> Preferences -> Appearances brings up something similar but different to right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Desktop Preferences. There is some commonality between each, but some things are only in one or the other, and they eac...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

Diverging away from accepted/expected behaviour is a really bad idea. You will end up frustrating people who expect things to just work like they do on every other inux platform they have used. That depends on whether the majority of your audience are people with experience of Linux, or people with...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 1:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

Good to know for future advise to people. Perhaps you can also include setting the icon size in the future (that's simple and easy to understand). You already can; icons change to either small, medium or large depending on the size setting for the menu bar. (As icons only appear in the context of t...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

I still need lxappearance to set hinting level for fonts and obconf for windows theme. I'd argue that very few people would set hinting for fonts - it's pretty specialised. Given that MacOS (with Steve Jobs' famous obsession over typography) doesn't allow users to set hinting, I think it comes unde...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

I'm dashing out, so a fuller reply later, but yes, spl23 is Simon Long. As to your point about needing obconf and lxappearance to set the system font, that is one of the main reasons for the new simplified dialog! If you set the system font in the new Appearance Settings dialog, it changes it everyw...
by spl23
Wed May 13, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread
Replies: 66
Views: 7433

Re: New UI (2015-05-05) discussion thread

The thing to bear in mind here is that Pi has two main audiences - the education community and hobbyists. They have differing requirements in terms of software and usability. The prime focus of Raspberry Pi was originally as an educational tool; that hasn't changed. It is great that the hobbyist / h...
by spl23
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What is the difference between LXDE and LXDE-pi
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Re: What is the difference between LXDE and LXDE-pi

LXDE is the profile used for the old UI; settings for the new UI design live in the LXDE-pi profile. I've not looked at the X startup, but I know we had problems with getting some of the shutdown code to run properly if startx was used (a permissions issue that proved hard to track down); I assume t...

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