AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

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rokytnji
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AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby rokytnji » 05 Nov 2013 18:14

I hope it is OK to post this here. If not. Sorry.

Latest AntiX-13.2-full bugfix and enhancements release available here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antix- ... ntiX-13.2/

Updated antiX-13: 13.2 released

November 05, 2013

The antiX team is pleased to announce the second update of antiX-13 full version for 32 and 64 bit (codename "Luddite") based on Debian Stable/Wheezy. This update includes those made upstream in Debian Wheezy : http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131012.en.html : and various bugfixes specific to antiX. We have also included some new user-requested features for you to enjoy.

Full announcement here:

http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

Note: Only full version (32 and 64 bit) isos have been uploaded.

Copied from: http://antix.freeforums.org/antix-13-2- ... t4674.html

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fleabus
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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby fleabus » 05 Nov 2013 19:07

Thanks Rok, will check this out, been checking out Mepis lately also. Btw great Fluxbox work!
I'm something of a hardware nut, and enjoyed reading about your 128mb card install too. Pretty durn cool!

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby RalphB » 15 Nov 2013 06:47

I am unsure if Mepis is worth it anymore though, while it was the distro I started with its certainly fell by the wayside.
Antix at least gets semi regular updates, its been outshining its parent to be sure.

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby fleabus » 15 Nov 2013 08:25

RalphB wrote:I am unsure if Mepis is worth it anymore though, while it was the distro I started with its certainly fell by the wayside. Antix at least gets semi regular updates, its been outshining its parent to be sure.
Hi Ralph...
I am new to all of Linux and so not sure how relevant my opinion is. Your point is valid, and seems to be held by a lot of other folks as well, at Mepis, at Debian, all over the place.... I think it's a bit sad how things are going over there considering how good and rock solid a distro it is. Many jumping ship, many still doggedly hanging on, etc. Although Mepis seems very well respected over at Debian, It seems a lot of the folks over there are also just plain done with waiting for updates.

I have a lot of respect for Mepis as an "old faithful" distro that's very good to have around! I love to tinker, and I play with a lot of stuff that's pretty dangerous for for a Linux neophyte, and so I keep some old faithfuls.

It seems that the developer has a lot to do in addition to maintaining his distro, and he seems to really talk to only one person over there. I hope he's just a guy who is perfectly satisfied with the way things are going and would just rather work than deal with a whole lot of griping; that he is not becoming apathetic or burning out. I would hate to see Mepis go away! 11-9-92 seems very good. It's coming along, slow but sure, with kernel 3.9 and Nvidia 3.25.

Of course I am new to all this. I haven't been with Mepis for years, watching everyone else get the updates. I can certainly understand why some may choose to jump ship. For me, Mepis is good for its stated purpose: being a dependable old rock. When I need that, I have it. With things like SolydKBE, Mepis, antiX, and Wheezy to back me up I can go play with horrid little Sid and not worry overmuch! :lol:

-- Dave

Edited many times, I gotta get better at proofreading! :oops:

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby rokytnji » 15 Nov 2013 13:38

To be quite honest. Those guys at Mepis forums are some of the smartest linux users on the net and are friendly
as hell also. I learned soooooooooo muuuuuuuuuuuch just reading posts by loco, Stevo, kmathern,Danum, and all the other
easy as hell to get along with forum members at Mepis Lovers.

That alone makes Mepis worth it to me. I still mail , Danum-Mepis-12_4-8_64-US.iso (1.456.0 MiB) , to my online friends
with 64bit machines but are either senior citizens in their late years or on dial up modems because of limited funds.

The Mepis community is a very tight bunch of hard core linux users. Their package maintainers are few but mighty men.
They still make Mepis Jump.

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby Fargo » 15 Nov 2013 22:55

I'm still using Mepis 11 on my business machine. I was hoping to make the change to Mepis 12 this winter, but it looks like I'll be switching to SolydK BE. But I do hope that Warrent keeps Mepis going. THere is much to like about it.

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby kobros » 07 Dec 2013 11:24

I have been using Mepis for 10 years now, (with username ko on the Mepis Community User forum ( http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/ ). The days of the Mepislovers Forum mentioned by rokytnji are long gone..... Unfortunately various repeated changes of hosting server setups did cause the loss of a lot of Tips & Tricks.

While it's sad that Warren cannot put enough effort into finalizing M12 (it's still in an "early beta" stage, but otherwise rock-solid) I for one stick with him. I know his circumstances and background; I've worked closely with him for years. he even remastered my own german-language linux distro Sphinxos to my specifications, with SimplyMepis 2004.6 as its base. However, in the last couple of years I've reduced my presence on the forum and retracted myself a bit from Mepis. Mainly because of the stagnation in distro development. But there are some very active and knowledgeable people in the community, like rokynji stated.

Now back on topic: I do enjoy antiX 13.2 64bit very much. Rokytnji has been instrumental in a lot of antiX projects. However, using KDE is more my cup of tea. It can be put in antiX, of course. And I did put KDE in there....:-).

I encouraged and pushed anticapitalista years ago -and also Warren in endorsing it and to provide repository support- to go ahead with his plan for his first antiX distro, which was then seen as a Mepis spin-off. There's been a close link between antiX and Mepis for a long time. Now antiX is a pure debian distro and it's a distro that is very good. Not only on modest, older hardware, but also on current hardware.
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rokytnji
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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby rokytnji » 07 Dec 2013 15:00

Hi kobros.

There is a newer minimal iso made with very very very little on it that one can build up on.

More info on it at http://antix.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4727

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby kobros » 07 Dec 2013 16:35

rokytnji wrote:Hi kobros.

There is a newer minimal iso made with very very very little on it that one can build up on.

More info on it at http://antix.freeforums.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4727
Thanks rokytnji,

Downloading the alpha1 now. Just finished DL-ing.
I always burn to a CD/DVD, so I'll go for the kernel 3.12.1 version....and see what happens...:-)
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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby rokytnji » 12 Feb 2014 18:14

Just my AntiX 11 install in the Bike Shop Media Center Desktop. I don't want to change out this install because this Emachine was picked out of the trash bin and is persnickety about what boots and runs on it because of emachine cheapo hardware. AntiX 13 would not boot on it.
So, it is easier and lazier to just keep this running. I run 2 IDE hard drives on this POS out of the trash.

I am streaming radio through mocp and it shows in my conky in Fluxbox.

I keep this install current with Debian Testing and Daves stuff with "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade"

sources.list

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$ inxi -r
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://liquorix.net/debian/ sid main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/antix.list
           deb http://antix.daveserver.info/stable stable main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
           deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
           deb http://security.debian.org/ testing/updates main contrib non-free
install

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$ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 3.12-5.dmz.2-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Fluxbox 1.3.5 Distro: antiX-M11-base- Jayaben Desai 25 April 2011
Machine:   System: GATEWAY product: W3507 version: 500
           Mobo: Intel model: D102GGC2 version: AAD70214-201
           Bios: Intel version: GC11020M.15A.2010.2006.0817.0956 date: 08/17/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron D CPU (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3) bmips: 6399.97 clocked at 3199.988 MHz 
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200/1100] bus-ID: 01:05.0 
           X.Org: 1.14.5 driver: radeon Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: N/A GLX Version: N/A Direct Rendering: N/A
Audio:     Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.12-5.dmz.2-liquorix-686
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too ver: 0.9.28 port: 1000 bus-ID: 02:02.0
           IF: eth0 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 444.0GB (9.6% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: ST3120213A size: 120.0GB 
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: Maxtor_5A320J0 size: 323.9GB 
Partition: ID: / size: 109G used: 36G (35%) fs: ext3 ID: swap-1 size: 2.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.6C mobo: 43.5C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2287 fan-2: 1135 fan-4: 0 
Info:      Processes: 92 Uptime: 1:08 Memory: 333.4/878.3MB Runlevel: 5 
           Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell (bash 4.2.45) inxi: 1.9.18
Image

Here is my conky for the hell of it also

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# set to yes if you want Conky to be forked in the background
background yes

cpu_avg_samples 2
net_avg_samples 2

out_to_console no

# X font when Xft is disabled, you can pick one with program xfontsel
#font 7x12
#font 6x10
#font 7x13
#font 8x12
#font 7x12
#font *mintsmild.se*
#font -*-*-*-*-*-*-34-*-*-*-*-*-*-*
font -artwiz-snap-normal-r-normal-*-*-100-*-*-p-*-iso8859-1

# Use Xft?
use_xft yes

# Xft font when Xft is enabled
xftfont gentium:size=15

own_window_transparent yes
own_window_colour black
own_window_type desktop
#own_window_type normal
#own_window_type override
#own_window_argb_visual yes
# Create own window instead of using desktop (required in nautilus, pcmanfm and rox desktops)
own_window yes

# Text alpha when using Xft
xftalpha 0.8

#on_bottom no

# mail spool
mail_spool $MAIL

# Update interval in seconds
update_interval 1

# Use double buffering (reduces flicker, may not work for everyone)
double_buffer yes

# Minimum size of text area
minimum_size 10 10
maximum_width 800
max_user_text 100000

# Draw shades?
draw_shades no

# Draw outlines?
draw_outline no

# Draw borders around text
draw_borders no

# Stippled borders?
stippled_borders 0

# border margins
#border_margin 10

# border width
border_width 2

# Default colors and also border colors
#default_color firebrick
#default_color darkgoldenrod
#default_color slategrey
#default_color white
#default_color red
#default_color black
#default_color grey
#default_color green
default_color snow
#fault_shade_color white
default_outline_color white

# Text alignment, other possible values are commented
#alignment top_left
alignment top_right
#alignment bottom_left
#alignment bottom_right

# Gap between borders of screen and text

gap_x 50
gap_y 30

# Add spaces to keep things from moving about?  This only affects certain objects.
use_spacer right

# Subtract file system buffers from used memory?
no_buffers yes

# set to yes if you want all text to be in uppercase
uppercase no

# boinc (seti) dir
# seti_dir /opt/seti

# Possible variables to be used:
#
#      Variable         Arguments                  Description                
#  acpiacadapter                     ACPI ac adapter state.                   
#  acpifan                           ACPI fan state                           
#  acpitemp                          ACPI temperature.                        
#  adt746xcpu                        CPU temperature from therm_adt746x       
#  adt746xfan                        Fan speed from therm_adt746x             
#  battery           (num)           Remaining capasity in ACPI or APM        
#                                    battery. ACPI battery number can be      
#                                    given as argument (default is BAT0).     
#  buffers                           Amount of memory buffered                
#  cached                            Amount of memory cached                  
#  color             (color)         Change drawing color to color            
#  cpu                               CPU usage in percents                    
#  cpubar            (height)        Bar that shows CPU usage, height is      
#                                    bar's height in pixels                   
#  downspeed         net             Download speed in kilobytes              
#  downspeedf        net             Download speed in kilobytes with one     
#                                    decimal                                  
#  exec              shell command   Executes a shell command and displays    
#                                    the output in torsmo. warning: this      
#                                    takes a lot more resources than other    
#                                    variables. I'd recommend coding wanted   
#                                    behaviour in C and posting a patch :-).  
#  execi             interval, shell Same as exec but with specific interval. 
#                    command         Interval can't be less than              
#                                    update_interval in configuration.        
#  fs_bar            (height), (fs)  Bar that shows how much space is used on 
#                                    a file system. height is the height in   
#                                    pixels. fs is any file on that file      
#                                    system.                                  
#  fs_free           (fs)            Free space on a file system available    
#                                    for users.                               
#  fs_free_perc      (fs)            Free percentage of space on a file       
#                                    system available for users.              
#  fs_size           (fs)            File system size                         
#  fs_used           (fs)            File system used space                   
#  hr                (height)        Horizontal line, height is the height in 
#                                    pixels                                   
#  i2c               (dev), type, n  I2C sensor from sysfs (Linux 2.6). dev   
#                                    may be omitted if you have only one I2C  
#                                    device. type is either in (or vol)       
#                                    meaning voltage, fan meaning fan or temp 
#                                    meaning temperature. n is number of the  
#                                    sensor. See /sys/bus/i2c/devices/ on     
#                                    your local computer.                     
#  kernel                            Kernel version                           
#  loadavg           (1), (2), (3)   System load average, 1 is for past 1     
#                                    minute, 2 for past 5 minutes and 3 for   
#                                    past 15 minutes.                         
#  machine                           Machine, i686 for example                
#  mails                             Mail count in mail spool. You can use    
#                                    program like fetchmail to get mails from 
#                                    some server using your favourite         
#                                    protocol. See also new_mails.            
#  mem                               Amount of memory in use                  
#  membar            (height)        Bar that shows amount of memory in use   
#  memmax                            Total amount of memory                   
#  memperc                           Percentage of memory in use              
#  new_mails                         Unread mail count in mail spool.         
#  nodename                          Hostname                                 
#  outlinecolor      (color)         Change outline color                     
#  pre_exec          shell command   Executes a shell command one time before 
#                                    torsmo displays anything and puts output 
#                                    as text.                                 
#  processes                         Total processes (sleeping and running)   
#  running_processes                 Running processes (not sleeping),        
#                                    requires Linux 2.6                       
#  shadecolor        (color)         Change shading color                     
#  stippled_hr       (space),        Stippled (dashed) horizontal line        
#                    (height)        
#  swapbar           (height)        Bar that shows amount of swap in use     
#  swap                              Amount of swap in use                    
#  swapmax                           Total amount of swap                     
#  swapperc                          Percentage of swap in use                
#  sysname                           System name, Linux for example           
#  time              (format)        Local time, see man strftime to get more 
#                                    information about format                 
#  totaldown         net             Total download, overflows at 4 GB on     
#                                    Linux with 32-bit arch and there doesn't 
#                                    seem to be a way to know how many times  
#                                    it has already done that before torsmo   
#                                    has started.                             
#  totalup           net             Total upload, this one too, may overflow 
#  updates                           Number of updates (for debugging)        
#  upspeed           net             Upload speed in kilobytes                
#  upspeedf          net             Upload speed in kilobytes with one       
#                                    decimal                                  
#  uptime                            Uptime                                   
#  uptime_short                      Uptime in a shorter format               
#
#  seti_prog                         Seti@home current progress
#  seti_progbar      (height)        Seti@home current progress bar
#  seti_credit                       Seti@hoome total user credit


## antiX additives examples. Add below Text##
##${color cccccc}battery: ${color cccccc}$acpiacadapter, ${battery_percent BAT1}% 
##${color}battery:${color} ${battery}
##Witeless example##
#${color cccccc}Wireless:
#${color cccccc}essid: ${wireless_essid wlan0}
#${color cccccc}IP:${color cccccc} ${addr wlan0}
#${color cccccc}speed: ${color cccccc} ${wireless_bitrate wlan0}
#${color cccccc}link strength: ${color cccccc} ${wireless_link_bar 7,50 wlan0}

# stuff after 'TEXT' will be formatted on screen

TEXT
${image /home/harry/Icons/antix-logo.png 105x85}
#${image /home/harry/Icons/antixx3.jpg 105x85}





${color}AntiX-M11-base-686 Fluxbox 
${color}$sysname $kernel
${color}Kernel:${exec /home/harry/Documents/kernelname.sh}
${color}Uptime: $uptime
${color}${time %a %d %b %k:%M}
${color}Monitors:
${color}Cpu: ${color}${cpu}%
${color}Fan: ${color}${hwmon fan 1}
${color}Temp: ${color} ${hwmon temp 1}C
${color}Ram : ${color}$mem${color}/${color}$memmax ${color}- ${color}$memperc%
${color}Swap: ${color}$swap${color}/${color}$swapmax ${color}- ${color}$swapperc%
${exec df -h | grep "/dev/sd" | awk '{ printf "%s of %s \t : %s\n", $5, $2, $6 }' }
${color}Processes: ${color}$processes  ${color}running: ${color}$running_processes
${if_existing /proc/net/route eth0}
Down: ${downspeed eth0}Up: ${upspeed eth0}
Dtot: ${totaldown eth0} Utot: ${totalup eth0}
#${color}Link Strength: ${color} ${wireless_link_bar 7,50 wlan0}
${color}Root:${color} ${fs_free /} ${color}= ${fs_free_perc /}%
${execi 300 /home/harry/.weather.sh 79772}
${exec echo $(cmus-remote -Q | grep -m 1 artist | cut -d " " -f 3-)}
${exec echo $(cmus-remote -Q | grep title | cut -d " " -f 3-)}
${execpi 10 python /home/harry/.mocpdata.py}

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby cobb » 16 Feb 2014 04:01

Thanks a lot Rok for bringing this little jewel to light here. I've been trying to wrestle down a stubborn wireless dongle for quite a while and had no luck until I fired up AntiX 13.2 on a usb stick. Don't you know it connected right up. Didn't take too long to find the difference that been plaguing me for months on several different distros and DE's.
Technology slave by coincidence.. Linux user by choice.

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby eselma » 03 Mar 2014 12:16

kobros wrote:I have been using Mepis for 10 years now, (with username ko on the Mepis Community User forum ( http://forum.mepiscommunity.org/ ). The days of the Mepislovers Forum mentioned by rokytnji are long gone..... Unfortunately various repeated changes of hosting server setups did cause the loss of a lot of Tips & Tricks.
Hi, Ko (Bros), happy to hear from you again in this forum!

As said before, many of us here came from Mepis (but my first distros were Slackware, RedHat, Mandrake/Mandriva and Kubuntu before, starting at... ouch!... last century). I remember very well your contributions, and still have friends on their forum, a good reason to visit it often. Even put my small contribution translating tools of Mepis and Antix.

But life does not stops, and as a former Mepis user, you can understand that now I am a happy user of SolydK BE ("stable"), the perfect replacement for me.

And again, hope to read your contributions to this forum. Thanks for your smart advices!

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby helmsdeeper » 08 Mar 2014 10:51

Good to see you here kobros. Many of your Mepis posts have helped me over the years.

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Re: AntiX-13.2 bugfix and enhancements release

Postby kobros » 11 Mar 2014 17:45

Yeah, reminds me of an old WWII song..:-)
"We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again, some sunny day".

Keep smiling,

Ko
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