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Topic: New 17.10 install (was Desktop icons unclickable)
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Jack Fearnley

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New 17.10 install (was Desktop icons unclickable)
Posted: Nov 9, 2017 3:28 PM
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After a number of frustrations with my 17.10 upgrade I decided to to a
clean install. What a difference! My icons are now clickable and I feel
I am not dragging along a lot of old stuff. That said, I have a few
observations and questions.

1) I am surprised by stuff that isn't in a clean install. For example,
the GCC compiler.

2) Grub is installed in its own partition called grub2 core.img. Is there
a reason for this?

3) At login, as well as the usual user name, there is something called
"not listed". If you click on it you get asked for a password which I
don't know.

4) There are certain applications which run in terminal mode (e.g.
Python,GP,Sage). How can I make these "Favorites."

Best Regards,
Jack Fearnley






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