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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 30 Dec 2015 08:37

I have released the updated ISOs: http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6090

That includes the ISOs grizzler uploaded.


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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 29 Jan 2016 16:53

A new set of CE ISOs should be available in about ten minutes: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/ce/testing/

These ISOs have the new design mentioned in this thread. As usual, they haven't been thoroughly tested, but I did take a quick look at the 64-bit EEs before I uploaded them and they seemed fine.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby palimmo » 29 Jan 2016 19:23

Great. I'm going to test ee 64 kde quickly
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 31 Jan 2016 12:45

Arjen has made some interesting improvements to the KDE desktop as used in SolydK (there will be a blog posting about all that shortly). I've started a new build/upload batch for the SolydK ISOs. They should be available later today.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 01 Feb 2016 08:53

I've checked all ISOs from http://downloads.solydxk.nl/ce/testing/ on theming and installation.

I found one bug in the installer when trying to install in VB on a new (unpartitioned) disk. I've updated the installer but I don't think this is a show stopper for these ISOs. Users can still partition with GParted before running the Live Installer (which is the most probable scenario anyway). It's up to you, grizzler, if you want to update and rebuild the ISOs for this.

As far as theming and installation these ISOs are good to go :D


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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 01 Feb 2016 10:43

Let's go with this set then.

I could run a batch like yesterday, but I had already started a regular update run for the EEs, so a new set would contain more upgraded packages than just the installer. Strictly speaking, that should mean more testing...
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 01 Feb 2016 10:59

grizzler wrote:Let's go with this set then.

I could run a batch like yesterday, but I had already started a regular update run for the EEs, so a new set would contain more upgraded packages than just the installer. Strictly speaking, that should mean more testing...
I agree, the EE is a different beast than the regular versions. It's more likely to break things with an update in EE than with the others.


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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 01 Feb 2016 11:10

I've uploaded my RCs: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/nightly/
These include an updated version of SolydX RPI2 as well.


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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 03 Feb 2016 07:40

Tomorrow, Thursday February 4, I have time to release the new ISOs and adapt the site and forum with the new logo.
All CEs that are already done are released at the same time.


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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 01 May 2016 15:42

A new set of CE ISOs is currently being uploaded for the http://downloads.solydxk.nl/ce/testing/ page. Some of them should be available in about 20 minutes, the rest should be there an hour later.

They boot as Live systems, but that's as far as they have been tested...
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby palimmo » 01 May 2016 19:16

First feedback of a SolydK EE test:

- Plymouth splash screen was corrupted. Only 3 dots were shown.
- After login, the display resolution was clearly wrong. I had to adjust it.
- Animation (menu, windows, etc.) were very slow.

I had tested different solydk isos in the past and I have never had the problems listed above.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 01 May 2016 19:25

Thanks for testing.
Was that in a VM?
Which architecture?

The three dots is a typical VM issue. I've never seen anything else in a VM, but I got a normal splash screen on metal (old laptop) yesterday.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby palimmo » 01 May 2016 19:55

grizzler wrote:Thanks for testing.
Was that in a VM?
Which architecture?

The three dots is a typical VM issue. I've never seen anything else in a VM, but I got a normal splash screen on metal (old laptop) yesterday.
Sorry, I forgot to mention it.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 02 May 2016 06:38

Odd. I don't see that kind of behaviour with any hardware I have here, so it will be hard to diagnose. We did have to put nomodeset in the kernel options to get things to boot in a VM. I wonder what happens if you modify the kernel line before booting (I.e. remove the nomodeset). Could you try?
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby palimmo » 02 May 2016 07:39

Without nomodeset it boots correctly and everything seems working properly:

- plymouth splash screen correct (login and logout)
- display resolution correct
- animations behave apparently fine

My hardware (output printed now with SolydK8, not during the test. But if you need that I can do it):

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~ $ inxi -Fzx
System:    Host: alessio-laptop Kernel: 4.1.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.9.2) 
           Desktop: KDE 4.14.2 (Qt 4.8.6) Distro: SolydXK 8 solydxk 
Machine:   System: Packard Bell product: EasyNote TJ65 v: 0100
           Mobo: Packard Bell model: SJV50MV v: Rev Bios: Phoenix v: V1.28 date: 10/06/2009
CPU:       Dual core Pentium T4300 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 8378 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1200 MHz 2: 2100 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G98M [GeForce G 105M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1366x768@59.97hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce G 105M/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.96 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.1.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
           driver: tg3 v: 3.137 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (57.3% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEVT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 12G used: 9.4G (89%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.25GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0C mobo: 60.0C gpu: 0.0:62C 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 159 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 908.7/3952.6MB 
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.9.2 Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 02 May 2016 09:13

OK. Thanks. So we may need a better way than nomodeset to work around the VM issue.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 28 Jun 2016 19:44

Later this evening, four new ISOs should appear here: http://downloads.solydxk.nl/ce/testing/

I'm uploading the 32-bit stable ones and the SolydX EEs. The SolydK EEs are a bit of a disaster at the moment. They run as live systems, but once you install them, the localization pulls out plasma-desktop and a couple of other packages, so you end up with a brick.

Actually, the SolydXs aren't much better. I've only been able to sort of complete the installation in a VM once. All other attempts failed with either the VM locking up during booting of the live system or the installer losing it somewhere in the middle of installing. I'm not sure whether this is a VM issue or not, but a quick web search does suggest the current version of VirtualBox and kernel 4.6 don't always play nice together...

I currently don't have 'metal' available to test on (no, my main machine is not an option...), so maybe someone else could give that a try. Be prepared for failure, though, but please let me know if they do install - and run - correctly on metal. Of course, only do this if completely screwing up an installation isn't a problem... ;)

The live boot menu has an extra entry to use in a VM, by the way. The 'nomodeset' option has been removed from the main entry, but it's definitely still required in a VM.
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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 29 Jun 2016 07:52

I'm unable to boot the 32-bit ISOs. They show the Grub prompt upon boot.

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Sorry, I have that with all 4 ISOs. Including EE 64-bit.


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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Postby grizzler » 29 Jun 2016 12:46

Thanks for testing.

That must be an UEFI issue and unfortunately I don't have hardware to investigate and test that on. I'll give it a try with a VM, but I'm not sure if/how the VM issues will interfere... :(

Edit
I have a sneaking suspicion this may have something to do with what I wrote in my last e-mail message to you of 31/5 (in the Wiki-reconstructie thread). The i386-efi and x86_64-efi subdirectories are no longer there, which kind of takes all of GRUB's support files away. If that is the cause, it makes me wonder how your ISOs manage to work without them...
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