Just returned to PCLos and am using Gnome 2 MMXII. Seems not too bad so far, but I do have 1 or 2 problems compared with PCLos Gnome 2010 which is what I used before.
1. Menus and dialog boxes much too large, eg. System - Preferences and System - Administration menus are twice as long as the screen is high, ie. have to scroll down, only 20 items shown. Font and icons also too large. They look as if I am using a resolution of 800 x 600, if not less. This applies to all menus and windows. eg. Synaptic covers the whole of the screen, again fonts and icons too large. PCC - Setup Graphical Server shows resolution 1920 x 1080, which is what I would expect. Firefox - fonts set to Arial 14, this is ok on the pages, but on the tabs, menus etc the fonts are twice as large. I cannot at the moment find any way of changing any of these sizes.
Writing this first in Gedit. The window covers 1/4 of the screen, 24" Samsung Syncmaster B2230 widescreen, digital input, again fonts and icons much too large.
2. Whole system seems very slow compared to PCLos Gnome 2010. Scrolling in Firefox seems as if scrolling in slow motion. Starting any application uses up to 100 % of the cpu (Pentium 4 dual core, 3.0GHz). At the moment I have only Firefox open waiting for me to submit this topic, CPU usage CPU1 80.5% usage, CPU2 94% usage. Type a character and it takes about 1/2 second to appear. Click on Close button on window, takes about 1 - 2 seconds before anything happens.
3. Trying to install all-in-one printer/scanner, Epson Stylus Photo PX720WD.
PCC - Configure Printing and Scanning shows only Set Up Scanner. task-printing-epson installed, which says
This meta package will install every printer driver available for printers from Epson.
If you have a printer of this kind installing this package is all you need to get it working.
Since my printer cannot be picked up I assume that there is no driver in the repos. I had a similar problem when I set up my daughters pc and Epson SX130 with Linux Mint LXDE (old pc, not very powerful) In the end I downloaded the Epson Linux drivers as .debs and installed them. When I had done that the printer setup was able to find the drivers and I installed the printer ok. I realise that it is frowned upon to install from outside the repos, but in this case for the printer to work it appears I have no choice. I have downloaded both the .deb and .rpm packages. Is one of these preferable to the other ? What package would I need to use to install ?
Any advice gratefully received.
Last edited by scbs29
on Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.