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Because Arch...needs an internet connection to actually setup things? redface.gif And getting the net to work was beyond me the first time I tried it two years ago.
Still I might give it a try this summer though just might use the preconfigured distro based on it to start things of. Can't help it...I'm pretty lazy.
That and Slackware seemed more like windows with slightly complicated program installs.
Anyway...so OP did you get the dual screen thing fixed? I'm kind of interested in how it works out.

Stick in an ethernet cable then type "dhcpcd eth0" and you're away. It couldn't be simpler

Then once you've got your desktop environment installed, just use the network manager to configure your wireless just like you would with any other desktop distro.
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I think I will give Arch + Mate + xmodads/xmobar a shot.
What about E17? Is that some sort of graphics extension that I can layer on top?
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E17 is a full Desktop Environment. Such as Gnome and KDE are.
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Gotcha. Then nvm on that, thanks.
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Gotcha. Then nvm on that, thanks.

Hey don't discount Enlightenment frown.gif. Trust me it's at most as "bloated" as LXDE which is the least bloated of the full DEs. Plus, it's a better tiling manager than any of the other DEs (if there is one area KDE looks sad it is anything beyond side-by-side tiling).
     
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Hey don't discount Enlightenment frown.gif. Trust me it's at most as "bloated" as LXDE which is the least bloated of the full DEs. Plus, it's a better tiling manager than any of the other DEs (if there is one area KDE looks sad it is anything beyond side-by-side tiling).

E17 looks cool, but I'm not big on the bottom center floating toolbar. I want top dropdowns like in Gnome2/Mate.
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E17 looks cool, but I'm not big on the bottom center floating toolbar. I want top dropdowns like in Gnome2/Mate.

Welcome to the point of Linux. You can make it what you want ( 99% of time, 1% compromise occasionally though ). You can pretty much adjust anything there is to any DE/WM with little to no problem. Top, Left, Right, Bottom.... Center of the screen if you really wanted too... maybe? biggrin.gif You can always try them out and do some quick googling on how to customize to your liking. But most are extremely flexible, most being the key word. A few lately like Gnome 3, aren't exactly as flexible as they used to be, or.. at least not as easily.
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E17 looks cool, but I'm not big on the bottom center floating toolbar. I want top dropdowns like in Gnome2/Mate.

Like Shrak said this is Linux...you can move things and more if you want. If it isn't where you like it then move it somewhere else. Hell...you should really look at Bodhi Linux for all the customization that you can do by default and get a better idea of the unique features that come with E17. There's a lot that E17 does while being so light weight.
     
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Yeah, I know the point of linux is that I can customize everything. tongue.gif That is why I am finding the right DE to customize. Rather not find one that I'd have to tear all up to make look like another.
If the images on Bodhi are all using the E17 WM, then the floating mac-style dock is the central controlling toolbar in that WM. I'd rather find one that features a Gnome2-style drop down toolbar from the top, and experiment around with separate docks later.
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Yeah, I know the point of linux is that I can customize everything. tongue.gif That is why I am finding the right DE to customize. Rather not find one that I'd have to tear all up to make look like another.
If the images on Bodhi are all using the E17 WM, then the floating mac-style dock is the central controlling toolbar in that WM. I'd rather find one that features a Gnome2-style drop down toolbar from the top, and experiment around with separate docks later.

You mean setting it to top like so?

screenshot-e17.jpg

You can't just go by initial looks. Most will need some modification to get the way you want. And some may look the way you want but not function the way you want.
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