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Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 18:16
by grizzler
Nope. Doesn't work here. What's the VBox host version on your system?

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 21 Aug 2018 18:33
by Arjen Balfoort
grizzler wrote:
21 Aug 2018 18:16
Nope. Doesn't work here. What's the VBox host version on your system?
The one in our repository (equal to stretch backports): 5.2.16-dfsg-3~bpo9+2 (5.2.16_Debian r123745)

After installation, I can login but then it ends in a black screen :evil:

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 27 Aug 2018 12:02
by grizzler
No new SolydK EE ISOs, I'm afraid, and the ones currently in ce/testing have an issue: the live installer removes solydxk-system. If you use them to install SolydK, make sure you install that package again afterwards.

The SolydX EE ISOs have been updated to fix that problem and are more or less OK.

I don't know when there will be new SolydK EE ISOs. The ones I built Saturday have an even bigger issue and it's starting to look like that's something that will have to be fixed elsewhere.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 04 Sep 2018 13:46
by grizzler
Just started the upload of two SolydK EE ISOs. The desktop issues appear to be fixed. The 32-bit one takes a very long time to show anything in a VM, like it did earlier this year. You get to look at a black screen with a frozen cursor top left for several minutes, but it still manages to get out of that by itself eventually... :roll:

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 08 Sep 2018 13:09
by grizzler
Uploading all six Community Edition ISOs now. Untested, as usual, but they do appear to run in a VirtualBox VM (although you'll have to look at a black screen for at least a minute with the SolydK EE 32).

Anyone installing one of the EEs, please check the kernel version. Should be 4.17.0-3. If it isn't, please let me know.

https://downloads.solydxk.com/ce/testing/

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 09 Sep 2018 15:50
by Arjen Balfoort
Installation fails miserably when installing to a non-UEFI system.
I'm working on a solution for the Live Installer now.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 09 Sep 2018 19:49
by grizzler
Ouch. Any way around that or are these six ISOs useless?

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 10 Sep 2018 20:00
by Arjen Balfoort
I've just uploaded an updated version of the live installer.

It seems that the live session is mounted on /run/live/medium instead of /lib/live/mount/medium when running on a non-UEFI system (but only in Buster). The installer couldn't find some important files.

I leave it up to you if you want to build new ISOs or not.

I've also created 2 ISOs for testing (pointing to buster, not testing) to see if all was working correctly and tested both UEFI and non-UEFI installs. If you would like to have those ISOs, let me know and I'll upload them for you.

I haven't tested the 32-bit ISOs with the new installer, sorry.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 11 Sep 2018 01:54
by tek10
Yesterday morning I installed SolydX EE to my System 76 Gazelle. Pop!-OS wasn’t to my liking and surprisingly, startup times were much longer than I experience on my 9 year old HP laptop with SolydX-9, plus the touchpad didn’t function totally to my satisfaction, despite the laptop coming with Pop!-OS preinstalled.

I'd replaced it with Manjaro, since it’s rolling and does xfce well. After a lot of tweaking and customization I still couldn’t get things to function like I wanted, but was enjoying the improvement over the pre-installed software. Biggest problem was the way the touchpad performance couldn’t be improved and was still somewhat querky, like with Pop!-OS. Boot times were much faster though. Other issues were just minor but annoying enough that I wasn't happy using Manjaro. I hadn't seen a new EE ISO in some time and began experimenting with Xubuntu and Mx. Both showed promise but neither is rolling.

Thankfully, I saw that new EE ISOs were available and decided to give SolydX a go. Very good performance running live from a usb. I was happy to install it as the sole operating system on the laptop. This was a UEFI install to the existing partitions and went quick and smooth. Much happier with the touchpad performance and the overall appearance is outstanding. Installed several applications from the welcome screen and others with Synaptic. A little customization, added my files from backup, and so far, everything is functioning as I would like. Boot time is under a minute. With several hours of operation and 2 updates, I’m very pleased and appreciate the work you guys have done on the EE editions!

FYI, the CPU is a Skylake i3-7100H with 16GB RAM and a 500GB SSD.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 11 Sep 2018 08:48
by grizzler
@tek10,
Good to hear it's working well.

@Arjen,
So only the EEs need rebuilding? I'll do that this afternoon or tomorrow. Thanks for fixing things.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 11 Sep 2018 15:20
by grizzler
Uploading new EE ISOs now...

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 13 Dec 2018 16:45
by grizzler
Just started the upload of all six Community Edition ISOs. They should be available for download here later this evening.

Essentially untested, as usual. I've briefly checked the 64-bit EEs in a VM and at least they started up...

Watch out for this bug if you want to try an EE. Check whether your system will be affected by running

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lspci | grep -i vga
in a terminal. If it returns

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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series
Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
or

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00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960
Integrated Graphics Controller (primary) (rev 0c)
then don't bother. The EE won't run on your system (I've confirmed that on an old laptop).

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 14 Dec 2018 01:43
by troypulk
what about Advanced Micro Devices?

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 14 Dec 2018 06:59
by grizzler
No idea. They're not mentioned in the bug report.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 14 Dec 2018 20:35
by troypulk
I guess I'll find out when I install the SolydX EE 10 64bit version.

By the way I noticed in the downloads from the post above that there was no solydx_9_64_201812.iso version, was this on purpose?

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 14 Dec 2018 21:40
by Arjen Balfoort
troypulk wrote:
14 Dec 2018 20:35
By the way I noticed in the downloads from the post above that there was no solydx_9_64_201812.iso version, was this on purpose?
Grizzler provides the Community Editions (32-bit and EE) based on Debian buster. You are referring to the official releases based on Debian stretch and those are not CEs. You can check out the nightly builds if you want to stay with stable: https://downloads.solydxk.com/nightly/

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 17 Dec 2018 14:55
by san-claudio
J'ai testé en Live USB 'solydxee_10_64_201812' avec MultiBootUSB le démarrage est rapide mais après ça se gâte quand le fond d'écran arrive l'affichage des applications dans la barre des tâches se fait attendre ça mouline sans fin... j'ai attendu longtemps puis power off sur le PC... Je n'ai pas testé sur une clé USB seule ni avec VirtualBox.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 17 Dec 2018 17:11
by grizzler
Not much of a success then. Thanks for testing.

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 22 Dec 2018 22:17
by troypulk
So I just installed SolydX EE 10 64bit and there is no issue with an [AMD/ATI] RS880 [Radeon HD 4290] card.

Also I noticed that Chromium is not in the EE repository, where would it be located so I can install it?

Thanks

Re: New ISOs in ce/testing

Posted: 23 Dec 2018 07:25
by grizzler
Thanks for testing.

W.r.t. chromium, you could try picking it up from unstable, but it looks like the current package there has dependencies that can't be met: https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/chromium

Curious that the package tracker claims it was removed from testing almost a decade ago, while it is available in jessie and stretch.