Hi, I do not know why I downloaded and installed Rebellin today even my previous system was working perfectly, it was on Debian (Stable), I read your article “Goodbye Rebellin Synergy” and you say “The only time when Debian Sid works, is when you use it in the form of Rebellin Adrenaline”, I admit that I tried many sid distros, and all failed then I back to Stable. That is why I’m here, I want to check out Rebellin linux, I hope I find it like Arch Linux somehow in providing the latest versions of stuff.
My first feedback:
1. Downloading & Installing was normal and as expected, plus I like you in this area since you provided GUI & text, that’s professional’s work. I used the text install since I installed the Independent Debian a lot of times.
2. I’m using MATE 64, In Mouse preferences, I cannot find the touchpad settings which allows me to activate click on Tap. so I need help with this area.
3. I understand you are technical-minded, that’s why I’m not going to comment on the polish,themes and general eye candy appearance. I could help myself with that area.
4. first thing I did, to check for updates, that is the tricky part of all sid distros, I always ended up with a bricked system after applying updates. while I’m writing here, I’m updating the Rebellin , so I will tell the result later. I used apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and accepted all updates.
By the way, I provided my email to download the manual, still the link is not sent, I’m curious to read it, looks like you are unique of your kind. Also I watched the short video clip introduction before I install, it’s a one reason why Installed the system. I tell you what, that is a smart move, since we are human beings do like to interact with each other visually, seeing you saying something gave me a sense of visual human interaction with who created the distro, and that is what most distros failed at. As users we don’t get connected with persons we don’t know about even if they created a great Linux distro, I myself used a lot of Linux distros, got zero chance to see how the developer looks like.
First things first – here’s the tutorial I wrote to fix the touchpad issue: https://therebellin.com/enabling-touchpad-tap-to-click-on-rebellin-mate/
Hope it helps.
Thank you so much for taking the time in giving me this wonderful feedback. You have no idea how much this means to me. Such constructive criticisms and suggestions really give me a proper direction for developing Rebellin further. Thank you again for your kind words.
Regarding Rebellin Manual, I think Gumroad must be having some hiccups in the deliveries of the manual. Anyway, no worries. I’ll email you another link to the manual. Do let me know what you think of it. All your suggestions are most welcome.
Thank you so much for your kind words Hamzah. Yes. Debian Sid is one wild stallion that needs some harnessing to tame it down. Hence the multiple pins! 🙂
I’m thinking of completely removing Flash Player entirely. It’s old, buggy and slow. If you have to deal with Flash content regularly, I suggest you install Google Chrome. It ships with its own Flash Player which is up to date. If YouTube is what you’re using Flash Player for, I think you should disable it from Firefox completely. YouTube now has an HTML5 based player and it works really well.
I don’t know how you ended up with BTRFS. I’m stumped! haha
Regarding the manual, do give me your suggestions how I can improve it whenever you find time. I really want it to become the best resource for Linux for all kinds of users.
- okay, we need to install this “browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash”, 22.214.171.124 more info at https://github.com/i-rinat/freshplayerplugin
- Brilliant! I’ll look into it right away. Let’s see if I can get it to work under Firefox. If I succeed I’ll write a tutorial for our other family members… :)
- wait a second, this is how it works, browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash is a translation layer which needs PPAPI plugin backend, so what do you need to include in your distro is either Google Chrome or Chromium, that time Firefox going to use their included flash plugin, so the flash plugin version going to be higher than that old one (126.96.36.1996), I’m using it as that way, looks like the crashes just gone ;)
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The update is done with no single error so far, I appreciate your work with Pin-Priorities, that’s cute to check on with a sid distro.
Before the LibreOffice got some updates but not going to be changed, today they become upgradeable as normal. by the way I’m impressed to use LibreOffice 5, since a long time I was not able to use it with Debian Stable, a lot of improvements with version 5.
The repositories included in sources.list are super fast in downloading and updating stuff, I like that since I was suffering with other distros which most of them using a lot of tweaks and sources with their own servers, which I found buggy and not reliable. I like how you make it standard and vanilla in this area, which it leads to a stable reliable system.
It took me a quit time to adjust and comfort myself with mate environment, as there were a lot of areas needed more finishing, such as themes, icons, LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings, MATE Tweak, Theme Configuration, etc. etc.
By the way, I’m getting a lot of adobe flash crashes with Firefox, I’m using the latest version which is 188.8.131.526.
When I installed the the system I formatted to ext4 the root partition, but in somehow I found it formatted to btrfs. any way, that’s even better 😉
I got the manual V3 yesterday, I read most of it, a lot of small details, looks like great for novice users who ever used Linux. Still I enjoyed reading it. I like the small details as you are.
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