Page 1 of 1

Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 30 Apr 2015 15:02
by wayne
This computer is
wayne@solydxk ~ $ inxi -F
System: Host: solydxk Kernel: 3.16.0-4-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
Distro: SolydXK 1 testing
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P5G41T-M LE v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 1001 date: 08/02/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core2 Quad Q8400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB
Clock Speeds: 1: 2003 MHz 2: 2003 MHz 3: 2003 MHz 4: 2003 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210]
Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: nvidia
Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 210/PCIe/SSE2
GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.76
Audio: Card-1 Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-686-pae
Network: Card: Qualcomm Atheros AR8131 Gigabit Ethernet driver: atl1c
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: e0:cb:4e:0f:ea:f4
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1500.3GB (0.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST31500341AS size: 1500.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 45G used: 5.2G (13%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 40.0C gpu: 47C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1214 sys-1: 1205
Info: Processes: 177 Uptime: 19 min Memory: 472.4/4049.0MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.1.28
wayne@solydxk ~ $


Captured some pics

1. First boot into old 586 single core kernel
then scroll till Hardware Driver installation, select both nVidia and PAE

Image


2. after a very very long time, it showed this pic.. need to reset

Image


3. after reset , showing this, nVidia installed, PAE not yet

so select PAE to install kernel

Image
after quite a long wait, finally installed PAE and need to reset


After reset, it seems all working. with pae kernel and nVidia driver.

There is one thing I like about vanilla Debian installer, it automatically detect the CPU is pae capable and install the pae kernel together with a default kernel, save some works and time, with a nett effect of faster response and cooler CPU temperature. It can be as much as 15 degC difference between single core versus 2/4 core.


Did some quick change on xfce menu , to deskbar, add some items like sensors, cpu freq etc.
No issue on this, click click click, drag-drop...


Add duinsoft repos to manage update-sun-jre
================================
I have used this method for more than two years on all sorts of Debian , wheezy, jessie, sid and it always works so I add this to Solyxee.
I know some say openjdk or icedtea but I always have trouble using them with the bank website that has 'streaming data'.

http://www.duinsoft.nl/packages.php?t=en

No issue to install..

However, the issue is, on the usual bank website, java does not start, after clicking ' streaming'.

How do i go about resolving this issue?




updating repos
===========
after I click updat manager...
Image


I saw this

Image

What is the issue and resolution?

I have not yet test if this is 'UEFI capable'..it will be better if it support UEFI evn on 32 bit as Debian Jessie release note said so.

Thank you for the test iso..

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 30 Apr 2015 15:47
by grizzler
wayne wrote:However, the issue is, on the usual bank website, java does not start, after clicking ' streaming'.
How do i go about resolving this issue?
Off-hand, no idea, I'm afraid. I provide the installer in my duinsoft.nl repo, but I don't really use Java myself.
[Edit: a little over 12 million hits if I do a websearch for streaming problems with java... I wouldn't know where to start looking...]
updating repos
===========
after I click updat manager...
I saw this

What is the issue and resolution?
Looks like it's missing some text. Try updating the updatemanager in the terminal and see if that fixes things:

Code: Select all

apt install updatemanager
I don't think the most recent version made it into these first EE ISOs. If it did, try:

Code: Select all

apt install --reinstall updatemanager
instead.
I have not yet test if this is 'UEFI capable'..it will be better if it support UEFI evn on 32 bit as Debian Jessie release note said so.
Every SolydXK ISO should be UEFI capable. I must admit I didn't test that myself.
Thank you for the test iso..
Thanks for testing.

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 30 Apr 2015 17:02
by wayne
Hi Frank,

Thanks for the response.

java, i shall test some other combination.


updatemanager, fixed after using terminal to update.


test on uefi capable
===============

I use this simple method, dump the iso image to an USB flash, thus creating a bootable USB media.
then boot two UEFI machine, one HP8200 desktop, another Asus X42J laptop.



This is an example of a UEFI-capable-iso ( Debian 7.5 -amd64, known to support UEFI boot)
there will be two boot option, one is regular USB (SanDisk) , another is the UEFI-SanDisk.

Image

If I choose UEFI SanDisk, it should boot in UEFI mode, then I shall do a simple check on:
ls /sys/firmware
and confirm there is a efi folder.


The first test showed that the above solydxee_32.201504.iso does not give the UEFI-SanDisk option, thus not supporting uefi boot.

Will test the 64 bit version later.. time to sleep.

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 30 Apr 2015 17:29
by grizzler
wayne wrote:The first test showed that the above solydxee_32.201504.iso does not give the UEFI-SanDisk option, thus not supporting uefi boot.

Will test the 64 bit version later..
The boot section is essentially the same on all ISOs, so I expect the 64-bit version won't be any different.

I have no hardware I can test this on, so I just have to assume that what's on the main ISOs works and use that.

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 01 May 2015 02:20
by wayne
java does not start when 'streaming' is clicked
[Edit: a little over 12 million hits if I do a websearch for streaming problems with java... I wouldn't know where to start looking...]
:lol: :lol:


OK, here is a simple test

install Google Chrome...
test. works :mrgreen:

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 06 May 2015 10:39
by wayne
Testing on samba share


Thunar>>folder>>right click>>create samba share>>OK


while another computer saw Solydxk, attempt to click the icon of solydxk gives

"Failed to open 'solydxk'
Failed to retrieve share list from server: connection refused.

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 06 May 2015 14:39
by grizzler
Can't reproduce that on SolydX EE 64. I always have two samba shares set up on my main machine and the other machines can access them fine.

I'll do an install of SolydX EE 32 on my old laptop later today (if I can find the time) or tomorrow and check what happens there.

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 06 May 2015 18:56
by grizzler
Firewall.

Quickest way to get access seems to be to simply disable it (sudo ufw disable).

There are alternative (and better) methods, like poking holes in it by opening ports (137, 138, 139 and/or 445, if I'm not mistaken) or allowing access to/from all machines in your local network.
We don't seem to have a ready made 'ufw profile' for samba (I wonder why not).

I've never really used the combination samba/ufw, so I'll need to figure this out properly first.

Re: Solydxee32_201504.iso testing

Posted: 07 May 2015 03:11
by wayne
Thanks Frank,


Yes, firewall was the issue.

it is resolved when firewall is disable.