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Hello,
But as with all distributions, there is light and shadow here as well. I downloaded the ISO for Solus Budgie from https://solus-project.com/ and then installed it on a USB stick via the existing Manjaro (32bit) on receipt of the / home partition, to see the differences , There was then a lot of on the desktop once not to use, because under Manjaro I had Xfce and KDE plasma installed.

The Budgie desktop is a better GNOME shell "modern, simple, elegant". Canonical's package format snap is supported. The system update with:

sudo eopkg up

lasted well over an hour. Additionally, I have the MATE desktop with:

sudo eopkg install -c desktop.mate

Installed. Installing / uninstalling programs is done in a beginner-friendly way via the "Software Center". There I missed, among other things:

xbindkeys, xplanet, parcellite, dosemu, smb4k, winbind

The program 'ding' does not work.

I was able to get VirtualBox running via https://solus-project.com/articles/soft ... ualbox / en / .

There is no VLC plugin to play MIDI files.

Compiz does not work, no window decoration, although set in ccsm.
You have to change to 'gtk-window-decorator' instead of 'emerald':
ccsm -> Effects -> Window decoration -> Command: / usr / bin / gtk-window-decorator

HP Color LaserJet 2600n printer successfully installed using the https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... lugin.html page.

Instead of the connected scanner EPSON PERFECTION V200 PHOTO is scanned with 'Simple Scan' from the integrated WebCam.
It's necessary to have a plugin.
"- Epson Perfection V200 Photo (requires iscan-plugin-gt-f670)"
But how do you install this plugin?

Cheese works.

For kdesu I had to create a symlink.

ln -s /usr/lib64/kf5/kdesu /usr/bin/kdesu

I could not install the Samba network successfully at all. The folder sharing with 'dolphin' does not exist.

There is only one English forum.

The system often freezes to the desktop after the first boot after the computer is turned on -> switch off and try again.

That's a lot of shortcomings in this otherwise attractive distribution.

Is there any other experience with Solus?

greeting
Ch. Hanisch

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Hanisch created this task.Feb 25 2018, 1:41 PM
joebonrichie added a subscriber: joebonrichie.EditedFeb 25 2018, 2:14 PM

I've added fluidsynth support to vlc so you can play MIDI files see R3140:54666754c429
I cannot replicate your problem with ding the application works as expected for me.

Is T5408 the same problem youŕe having with compiz?

For the rest of your issues could you please create separate tasks for them, remembering to search the prabricator to see if the issue already exists beforehand so the triage team can properly track your issues and close this one once that is completed. Sorry for the bureaucracy, and I hope we sort the rest of your issues out shortly.

I've added fluidsynth support to vlc so you can play MIDI files see

I have installed 'fluidsynth', but I can't insert the ~/fluid-soundfont/FluidR3\ GM2-2.SF2 i n VLC-settings.

I cannot replicate your problem with ding the application works as expected for me.

Sorry, my old ~/dingrc' was buggy. After remove it the 'ding' works well in Budgie.

But in MATE 'ding' don't work:

$ ding
application-specific initialization failed: unknown color name "BACKGROUND"
Error in startup script: invalid command name "."
    while executing
". cget -background"
    invoked from within
"expr {$param(isunix) ? [. cget -background] : "#C0C0C0"}"
    invoked from within
"set default(bcolor) [expr {$param(isunix) ? [. cget -background] : "#C0C0C0"}]"
    (file "/usr/bin/ding" line 144)

Compiz only works well in MATE.
I have not the problem like T5408.

In Budgie the

compiz --replace

has some negative effects:

  1. the Desktop-Background will be black
  2. the Workspace Switcher in Panel is not working well.

Hello,

I've added fluidsynth support to vlc so you can play MIDI files see

I have installed 'fluidsynth', but I can't insert the ~/fluid-soundfont/FluidR3\ GM2-2.SF2 i n VLC-settings.

After last System-Update VLC was also updated and now the Integration of 'FluidR3\ GM2-2.SF2' in VLC-settings is possible.
Very nice!

regards
Ch. Hanisch

DataDrake closed this task as Invalid.Mar 15 2018, 4:12 PM
DataDrake added a subscriber: DataDrake.

Please don't create tasks like this that are "everything but the kitchen sink" lists of issues. If you have specific problems or requests, they are much easier to manage with multiple concise tasks. Thank you!