Frequent lockups - the resolution?

killermoehre killermoehre at
Fri Apr 1 17:54:45 CEST 2016

Am 01.04.2016 um 17:46 schrieb phm:
> In that case, and this would be beneficial for everyone on the list,
> someone who has compiled XFCE from scratch on Debian might post a guide?
> You could also reply with the actual parts you struggled with?
You can't compile Xfce on Debian Stable, because the libraries shipped are to old. You need at least Debian Testing.

> brian wrote:
> > On Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:26:18 -0700, you wrote:
> >
> >> I'm sure someone here would be more than happy to express mail you install media for any distro or software. That is, if you're comfortable posting your address.
> >>
> > Thanks, but it's not actually the install media that's the problem. I
> > don't mind running the PC overnight as a one-off to grab a live image.
> > The trouble with Sid for me is the sheer volume of updates *on an
> > ongoing basis*.
> >
> > With the shonky power supply in these parts (I'm on the end of a 20+
> > mile bit of cable running alongside a road which runs over the crest
> > of a number of hills) I just don't dare leave the PC plugged in any
> > night where there's the slightest risk of a storm. I hear the UPS
> > cutting in and out regularly as it is, I just don't trust it to stop a
> > lightning strike, and I can't afford to replace all the kit.
> >
> > However, if I don't queue an apt-get in the small hours, then updates
> > are a problem because my *total* bandwidth allotment between 0700 and
> > 0200 the following day is 250 MB, up and down combined. My wife and I
> > struggle not to run out of allotment as it is.
> >
> > If I could get decent internet service, I'd have a different view of
> > it all, but local topography means mine is one of only two houses on
> > this road which can't get a signal from at least one of the local
> > wireless providers. Nobody with any sense uses a satellite ISP if they
> > have any alternative (well, OK, except for dial-up). Unfortunately, I
> > have no alternative. :(
> >
> > I suppose I could install Sid and forego the updates, but I think I'd
> > need a fairly compelling reason to upgrade to XFCE v4.12 to go down
> > that path.
> >
> >
> > Brian.

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