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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby Deleted User 2764 » 08 Jan 2014 23:50

Oops! :oops: My bad. That one was my fault. I'll go edit my post.

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby MAYBL8 » 16 Jan 2014 20:33

Where do I put new testing posts?

I received an update today for fglrx and I have installed it.
All working OK so far.

[ 27.874] (II) fglrx(0): Kernel Module Version Information:
[ 27.875] (II) fglrx(0): Name: fglrx
[ 27.875] (II) fglrx(0): Version: 13.25.5
[ 27.875] (II) fglrx(0): Date: Dec 6 2013
[ 27.875] (II) fglrx(0): Desc: AMD FireGL DRM kernel module


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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby crborga » 03 May 2014 19:11

zerozero wrote:
cwwgateway wrote:(don't ask me why)
the following is written to ubuntu but the basics holds
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/graphicalsudo
I've been running Linux distros for about 10 years now. Never knew using sudo in Terminal was improper for graphical applications. Learn something new all the time I guess. I only used gksu for Launchers and scripts until now.

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby woodsman » 07 Jun 2014 01:47

I updated sources.list as instructed in the original post. No updates at all. Is this normal?

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 07 Jun 2014 06:32

woodsman wrote:I updated sources.list as instructed in the original post. No updates at all. Is this normal?
Yes. We haven't started the UP process. So, testing and production are equal.


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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby woodsman » 07 Jun 2014 17:45

Yes. We haven't started the UP process. So, testing and production are equal.
Okay. I presume then on July 1 I will receive a notice from the Update Manager?

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby ScottQuier » 07 Jun 2014 17:58

woodsman wrote:
Yes. We haven't started the UP process. So, testing and production are equal.
Okay. I presume then on July 1 I will receive a notice from the Update Manager?
Not necessarily. Schoelje and zerozero (and others) spend some time putting the candidate UP together before promoting it to SolydXK Testing. Once the testing repo has been updated with the new candidate packages (which may happen before, on, or after 1JUL) - that's when the UM will let you know.

In addition, there will be a new thread in the Upgrade News about SolydXK Testing forum ( http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewforum.php?f=33 ) giving warning that the testing cycle is about to begin, providing a test script of one sort or another, and wherein the testers are asked to post their findings.
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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 07 Jun 2014 17:59

woodsman wrote:
Yes. We haven't started the UP process. So, testing and production are equal.
Okay. I presume then on July 1 I will receive a notice from the Update Manager?
Yes, but before you upgrade you need to check the testing topic first.


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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby woodsman » 07 Jun 2014 19:15

Yes, but before you upgrade you need to check the testing topic first.
Okeydokey.

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby woodsman » 10 Jun 2014 17:36

To take this one step further, what is the correct way to use both the SolydX and Debian Testing repos? Basically to test updated Testing packages before they hit the SolydX UP queue. This would be for a test machine, not a production machine.

Thanks. :)

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby zerozero » 10 Jun 2014 20:50

woodsman wrote:To take this one step further, what is the correct way to use both the SolydX and Debian Testing repos? Basically to test updated Testing packages before they hit the SolydX UP queue. This would be for a test machine, not a production machine.

Thanks. :)
this might be helpful http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=162
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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby woodsman » 10 Jun 2014 21:48

Okay, thanks. I did not see that thread.

I'm new to Debian thinking but have been around linux for more than 10 years. And a test machine is just that --- something to break and learn. :)

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby woodsman » 28 Jun 2014 01:58

After updating to Debian Testing, I started seeing a lot of udev failure messages during boot. I ran across this thread:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/20 ... 00793.html

As posted in the next message of the thread, I removed the hal package (but not the hal-info) package and the boot messages disappeared.

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby kurotsugi » 28 Jun 2014 18:20

I wonder where did that package comes from. I'm on debian testing and both hal and hal-info didn't exist on their repo.

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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby ScottQuier » 28 Jun 2014 18:33

kurotsugi wrote:I wonder where did that package comes from. I'm on debian testing and both hal and hal-info didn't exist on their repo.
You might find this page (and the FAQ page linked therein) to be of interest --> http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal/

It's a holdover from earlier years. Looking at the cgit commit page ( http://cgit.freedesktop.org/hal/commit/ ), it appears that ... at least on that page .... that nothing's been done to it since October 2011.

I remember reading something in a bug report quite a while ago, when I first playing with systemd, that said that hal was obsolete and should be removed from most (all?) systems. Don't know about that. I do know that when I installed systemd to replace sysvinit, I also had to remove hal and hal-info in order to remove the udev error/warning messages in dmesg.
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Re: Join the SolydXK Testing Squad

Postby kurotsugi » 28 Jun 2014 18:39

http://packages.qa.debian.org/h/hal/new ... 5116Z.html

I forgot that I reinstalled my system around this date. at that time hal already removed from testing. :lol:
if you have hal-info you'd better remove that one. it's now obsolete in testing packages.qa.debian.org/h/hal-info/news/20140520T064854Z.html the reason seems quite straight

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------------------- Reason -------------------
RoM; dead upstream, unmaintained, useless without hal
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