Another important addition this release brings is the inclusion of the huge.s Slackware kernel in the 32-bit iso, which now makes it possible to install Salix in PCs with AMD K6, Intel Pentium or even 486 CPUs.
Other changes for Salix 13.0.2 include:
* Fixes for security issues in the kernel, mozilla-firefox and many other packages
* Added simplified user creation mode during installation and some more minor impovements to the installer
* Updated XFCE package that fixes an important bug which caused vfat usb devices to always mount with the sync option
* Included salix-update-notifier, a tool that periodically checks for available package updates and informs the user about them with the display of a non-intrusive tray icon, which can be used to launch the upgrade process with gslapt
* Localized taskbar buttons on the XFCE desktop
You can visit our downloads page (link) to get the new Salix or Salix64 iso using bittorrent or the SourceForge mirrors.
On behalf of the Salix team, I wish you all Merry Christmas and a very happy new year
New iso images have been uploaded that fix the problem with the autoinstaller mentioned below. These new images are versioned 13.0.2a, and you will find them in the download page, as they have replaced the 13.0.2 images. Everyone that has downloaded a 13.0.2 iso, just don't select to do an autoinstall when you have a hard drive bigger than 15GB to stay out of trouble. Again, our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
EDIT: IMPORTANT NOTE
A bug has been found with the 13.0.2 iso images thanks to stuckinoregon. Apparently the autoinstall feature doesn't work right when the hard drive size is bigger than 15GB. So if your hard drive is bigger than 15GB and you want to dedicate the entire hard drive to Salix, please choose the install option in the installer instead of autoinstall. You can set the partition scheme in any way you want then.
If this has already happened to you and you don't want to redo the installation, then there is a way to fix it. When you get to the gdm login screen, press Ctrl-Alt-F1 to switch to a real terminal. Log in as the root user and then run this sequence of commands:
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mount /dev/hda3 /newhome
mv /home/yourusername /newhome/
mount /dev/hda3 /home
(you might have to use sda3 instead of hda3 if you have a sata hard drive)
After that you can go back to the gdm screen by pressing Ctrl-Alt-F7 and log in as you were supposed to do in the first place.
We are very sorry (and embarrassed) for this and for any trouble it might have caused you.