Having nothing better to do, I began updating my computer from Wheezy to Jessie (Debian--a Linux desktop OS--is named after toys from the film Toy Story) on 24 December. I had the normal tear-your-hair-out problems, made worse by the fact that I am unfamiliar with Debian, although rapidly less so as I progress through these updates.
Here is a shot of the desktop that I took just now (reduced by 50% to try to make it comfortable for you in this email):
I had managed to fix the desktop-stretch issues whilst it was still at Wheezy, but it has taken me until this Jessie update to be able to finally fix the Conky autoload problem (again, a pure setup issue) (it is Conky that allows desktop widgets such as the digital/analogue clock, weather, computer stats & barometer).
Micky may remember me asking for permission to publish these emails. Immediately before this update I got registered with a free webspace & uplifted the first set of pages. I’ve tried to make them easy to view on mobiles, but it’s very hard for me to check (because, as you know, I don’t have an internet-connected phone). The pages with "-DESK" at the end of their name have large images inside, and are probably better for desktop machines. All others should be OK on mobiles. Tell me quick if not, and in what way.
The website is pretty crude at the moment (specifically the index page). This is the link (later the name should change):-
--------- Alex Kemp