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    If I posted this somewhere already, then, I'm sorry.

    Wanted to pass this a long (dunno if you consider it a bug or not). I booted LinuxICE2 beta1, went to the file manager, clicked on the "Install" icon to do an install to HD. Went through the standard Ubuntu install screens and selected the "automatic login" option. Booting from HD ends at a text console login. After login at the text console, X starts up.

    I wasn't sure if you intended for this to be a standard install method.

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    Hi guys,
    just found your project a few days ago, when searching for a way not to infiltrate my network with a windows machine even if i connect my (future) car pc via wifi, wich actualy is that old notebook im just posting from (standard ubuntu jaunty right now)
    i downloaded linuxICE2 beta1 via my serverside torrent client (wich is now seeding the file 24/7) and installed for dual booting on this machine. everything went fine as far as i could see and it went even better than my first try as a vbox install at work today.
    but: the reason why im on the standard ubuntu to post here is, that my wifi connection doesnt work on linux ice (worked on the standard ubuntu out of the box, just plug in, enter wpa pass and go) so i started the network manager and entered the data there, but that didnt connect me either.so i went to the terminal and wanted to configure it there, but i recognized that wireless tools isnt installed, which brought me to my next problem: i cannot access "cd repositories" since even if the inserted cd gets mounted properly, its not recognized by the sources manager. (internet connection worked fine in vbox-install from same cd, just to tell)
    these were my 2 mayor problems i was faced with so far. Im not really shure if i messed something up myself but i dont think so right now, cause everything went fine without any error while installing.. even autologin works great.
    now i've got some 'pleases'
    first: switch navits default gui to "internal" that would be much more touchscreen friendly (take a look at the great skin "minique 003" [or similar], wich would fit great into the ng-style (i'd provide you with versions for different screen resolutions of that skin if you want))
    and second: since im not native english (some might have figured that out till here ) i'd really love to see onscreen keyboard that fits the settings i made while install (german layout in my case) (dunno if there are onscreen keyboard applications that are capable of that) thats one of the problems i was faced with navit ever since im using it too, i cannot enter valid german streetnames (some cities fail too) because of the missing entities on the keyboard.

    well, i think i complained enough, i have to say that this is really a great project and im looking forward to see its evolution (and a working setup in my car ). Just go on, your way seems to be the right to achieve the goals you defined.

    I'd be very pleased for some help to get my wifi to work.

    ah, theres one question left.. what would the centered button on the ng desktop do thats hidden behind the ice panel and just shinig over it a little (too little to click and try out)

    yes and a click on yes to the question if i want to shutdown nghost shouldnt leave me with an empty screen just showing a now nearly useless rest of icepanel, i guess it would be very usefull to give the user the ability to define whether to hibernate or shutdown by that action (but i guess the fact it works like it does right now is one of the small reasons why this is a beta version, right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by karh4ck3r View Post
    If I posted this somewhere already, then, I'm sorry.

    Wanted to pass this a long (dunno if you consider it a bug or not). I booted LinuxICE2 beta1, went to the file manager, clicked on the "Install" icon to do an install to HD. Went through the standard Ubuntu install screens and selected the "automatic login" option. Booting from HD ends at a text console login. After login at the text console, X starts up.

    I wasn't sure if you intended for this to be a standard install method.
    Run Ice configure post-install. It'll setup autologin. Also, you may have to do an apt-get dist-upgrade and the server is currently down.... arggg.

    I'll see about getting the server back up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir_Mc_Tod View Post
    Hi guys,
    just found your project a few days ago, when searching for a way not to infiltrate my network with a windows machine even if i connect my (future) car pc via wifi, wich actualy is that old notebook im just posting from (standard ubuntu jaunty right now)
    i downloaded linuxICE2 beta1 via my serverside torrent client (wich is now seeding the file 24/7) and installed for dual booting on this machine. everything went fine as far as i could see and it went even better than my first try as a vbox install at work today.
    but: the reason why im on the standard ubuntu to post here is, that my wifi connection doesnt work on linux ice (worked on the standard ubuntu out of the box, just plug in, enter wpa pass and go) so i started the network manager and entered the data there, but that didnt connect me either.so i went to the terminal and wanted to configure it there, but i recognized that wireless tools isnt installed, which brought me to my next problem: i cannot access "cd repositories" since even if the inserted cd gets mounted properly, its not recognized by the sources manager. (internet connection worked fine in vbox-install from same cd, just to tell)
    these were my 2 mayor problems i was faced with so far. Im not really shure if i messed something up myself but i dont think so right now, cause everything went fine without any error while installing.. even autologin works great.
    now i've got some 'pleases'
    first: switch navits default gui to "internal" that would be much more touchscreen friendly (take a look at the great skin "minique 003" [or similar], wich would fit great into the ng-style (i'd provide you with versions for different screen resolutions of that skin if you want))
    and second: since im not native english (some might have figured that out till here ) i'd really love to see onscreen keyboard that fits the settings i made while install (german layout in my case) (dunno if there are onscreen keyboard applications that are capable of that) thats one of the problems i was faced with navit ever since im using it too, i cannot enter valid german streetnames (some cities fail too) because of the missing entities on the keyboard.

    well, i think i complained enough, i have to say that this is really a great project and im looking forward to see its evolution (and a working setup in my car ). Just go on, your way seems to be the right to achieve the goals you defined.

    I'd be very pleased for some help to get my wifi to work.

    ah, theres one question left.. what would the centered button on the ng desktop do thats hidden behind the ice panel and just shinig over it a little (too little to click and try out)

    yes and a click on yes to the question if i want to shutdown nghost shouldnt leave me with an empty screen just showing a now nearly useless rest of icepanel, i guess it would be very usefull to give the user the ability to define whether to hibernate or shutdown by that action (but i guess the fact it works like it does right now is one of the small reasons why this is a beta version, right?)
    Thanks for the feedback and for seeding! For navit, there's a bug to provide a proper config. If you can get me your properly config'd navit.xml file, I'd be happy to include it in the package. Wifi is not even on the marker for LinuxICE2. What I did in my setup was install gnome-panel with nm-applet. This got things working for me. We are looking at solutions for LinuxICE3 for wifi though, so stay tuned. Onscreen keyboard layout is an issue. If you come up with a solution let me know. Myself and the others will do our best to fix the current bugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev000 View Post
    Thanks for the feedback and for seeding! For navit, there's a bug to provide a proper config. If you can get me your properly config'd navit.xml file, I'd be happy to include it in the package. Wifi is not even on the marker for LinuxICE2. What I did in my setup was install gnome-panel with nm-applet. This got things working for me. We are looking at solutions for LinuxICE3 for wifi though, so stay tuned. Onscreen keyboard layout is an issue. If you come up with a solution let me know. Myself and the others will do our best to fix the current bugs.
    thanks for your quick reply , just thought, because i read that som of the guys have wifi running that it was something that already has been included, well i guess i'll connect it to e wired line and get wireless tools and wifi-radar to configure it by myself.

    i'm gonna extract my navit configuration from one of my machines as soon as i integrated the skin i told of into main configuration (right now its just in ~/.navit, wich makes it complicated to share to a broad crowd, because of the hardcodet path's in navit.xml) maybe i'll find a way to automatically choose the right sized skin for a given screen resolution too, i'll try. about onscreen keyboard, im gonna keep my eyes open for that, an you'll be one of the first to know if i found a proper solution.
    keep going
    thanks for your great work

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    dunno if its usable for you but ubuntus default onscreen keyboard (named onboard) supports locale settings (plus it seems to be customizable, features all keyboard fields including numblock and f-keys plus some freely configurable extra keys and is stylable via some svg files and an .sok file wich actually is written in xml)
    edit: just installed it in my vbox install, seems to work, but might have to do some tweaking to not start it in fullscreen mode, gonna take a clother look at that the next days, ill let u know

    i'll export my navit settings from userspace to /etc/navit and the needed images for skin to /usr/share/navit to make it a default profile
    (removing car-profiles and things like that in order to keep it generic)
    and provide you with an additional navit.xml template for user-settings
    and pack this things together for you as soon as im back home today
    perhaps it would be usefull to provide users with a small gui for configuring navit to their needs (style choosing, car profiles (the gpsd stuff)) (is it possible to use zenity on linuxICE, or even better could things like that be done with some scripts linked up in a new nghost view? (diddnt digg into its api yet)

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