So when i downloaded ParrotOS to replace the kali i was running as my daily driver, i figured i would eventually swap MATE to XFCE
When i shut down my laptop last night, i had the screenlight dimmed because i wanted to keep the battery going a bit longer, i try not to leave the laptop hooked up
–I had tried to download xfce earlier but never got it to work, just let it sit there unused for a bit–
I get to the library today, and when i load up, it loads into XFCE. WHich would be good, except it completely forgot how to use the sound up/down and the screenbrightness up/down buttons on my Fkey row. using the Fn key doesn’t work, other custom Fkeys worked, but xfce didn’t .
Eventually got it to boot into mate again, where i could access the battery icon /power manager and change the brightness.
Parrot GNU/Linux 4.6 x86_64 - on an i3 6100U
Installed from a USB 2.0 made with dd from kali
Not configured to multiboot
I’d just like to see more hardware compatability through different DE’s. I have no idea why MATE knows my mute button, but XFCE doesn’t, even though kali XFCE understood it
(PS how do i remove the traffic light GUI From MATE, i don’t mind everything else except the goddamm traffic lights. i hate them more then i hate the default over/under bars.)