Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

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gapan
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Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by gapan » 9. Feb 2014, 10:34

Finally, we are ready to have a Release Candidate! It took us a while to do that, the most important obstacle was EFI support. With almost noone having access to EFI PCs it was really hard to implement and test. But I think we're ready now. The 64bit iso should support EFI out of the box. This is a Release Candidate, which means that if no important bugs are found, it will be released as final soon.

But this is not the only change that comes with this RC. Another very important change is that we switched completely to sudo, abandoning the use of su completely by default. The root user password is disabled right after installation. If you wish to give sudo privileges to any user, you should just make him a member of the wheel group. The first user that is created during the installation process automatically becomes a member of the wheel group and gets sudo privileges. Any other user that is created after that does not enter the wheel group automatically and does not get sudo privileges by default. For users that still want their root user back, all they have to do is run:

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sudo su
password
to provide a new password for their root user and they will be able to use su just as well.

Other than that, in terms of included software, nothing much has changed since the beta1 release. A lot of software has been updated to newer releases and the few bugs that were spotted have been fixed.

Any beta1 users that don't want to update their systems, but want to sync with the changes that RC1 brings, can add their user to the wheel group, install the wheel-sudo package, run:

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visudo
as root and remove the following line from the file:

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%users    ALL=(ALL) ALL
and (optionally) disable the root user with:

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passwd -l root
But it would be great if RC1 was tested by as many people as possible. Especially from users with EFI PCs. Reports on testing using the following methods are really needed:
* burn the 64bit iso to a CD and install with EFI enabled
* write the 64bit iso with dd to a USB stick and install with EFI enabled.

Note: SecureBoot is not supported at all and the 32bit iso does not support EFI. Only the 64bit iso supports EFI.

So here are the download links:

Salix Xfce 14.1RC1 (32-bit, i686):
(size: 701MB, md5: a43c5c43ef29c606dd3e1a2aed07acba)
Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
torrent: http://slackware.org.uk/salix/i486/14.1 ... so.torrent

Salix64 Xfce 14.1RC1 (64-bit, x86_64):
(size:717MB, md5: 0063118c182b6d00e19b67a2e2674cdf)
Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/salix/f ... o/download
torrent: http://slackware.org.uk/salix/x86_64/14 ... so.torrent

Thanks for testing!
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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by shanek54 » 9. Feb 2014, 17:11

Hi,
Tried out the 64bit iso as follows:

Burned the iso to a dvd.
Booted my iMac with the option (alt) key held down.
Selected EFI boot from the three choices (Windows, Windows and EFI :-) )
Got the following message:
"Welcome to Grub
Out of Range Pointer 0x8010202020202020
Aborted. Press any key to exit.
"
After a keypress and a short wait, my Slackware system boots normally.

Am I doing something wrong?
(by the way, the "Windows" option on the DVD boots into the Salix installer OK)

Regards,
Shane

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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by VAA » 10. Feb 2014, 12:08

I have installed Salix 14.1RC1 on notebook Acer Aspire 5101.
System work OK.
But I have problem with skype. I have tried to install skype 4.2.0.11 by Sourcery and from slacky.eu. And skype 4.2.0.13 dynamic from producer.
The result is same:

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skype: error while loading shared libraries: libQtDbus.so.4
I can not find that library.
Please help to fix.
And add please add needed library to repositiry or directly to salix iso.

P.S. Solved. I have installed qt 4.8.5-i486-2. Thanks for all.
The problem only missing this package in the dependensy :(

P.P.S. to: mimosa Of course, i looked ekiga. But did not find who to contact ...
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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by mimosa » 10. Feb 2014, 12:47

Have you tried ekiga, another VioP application that's in Salix repositories?

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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by djemos » 10. Feb 2014, 13:46

As you said you installed Salix 14.1RC1 ( the 32bit image)
Download the new skype 4.2.0.13 version.

And also install the qt package and sqlite

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sudo slapt-get -i qt sqlite
install skype

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sudo spkg -i skype-4.2.0.13-i486-1dj.txz
For Salix64 14.1RC1
you have to install the install-multilib script as well.
Download and install-multilib package

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sudo spkg -i install-multilib-1.0.0-x86_64-1dj.txz
and install multilib running the script by typing

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sudo install-multilib salix local

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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by Atip » 11. Feb 2014, 07:17

My 2 USB connected printers are again not detected by cups with Add Printer.
Will have to install system-config-printer and do it then manually.

This was the case as well with the beta version. There I just copied /etc/cups from
slackware-14.1 over to /etc. In slackware the printers were detected.

parole will nt open.

$ parole

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(parole:1802): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_error_new: assertion `domain != 0' failed
(parole:1802): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from `ParoleGst' to `GtkWindow'
(parole:1802): libxfce4ui-CRITICAL **: IA__xfce_dialog_show_error: assertion `parent == NULL || GTK_IS_WINDOW (parent)' failed
(parole:1802): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_error_free: assertion `error != NULL' failed
(parole:1802): parole-gst-ERROR **: autoaudiosink load failed
Trace/breakpoint trap
--Logout on panel and menu goes straight to login window not giving any of the usual choices

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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by gapan » 11. Feb 2014, 09:52

shanek54 wrote:Hi,
Tried out the 64bit iso as follows:

Burned the iso to a dvd.
Booted my iMac with the option (alt) key held down.
Selected EFI boot from the three choices (Windows, Windows and EFI :-) )
Got the following message:
"Welcome to Grub
Out of Range Pointer 0x8010202020202020
Aborted. Press any key to exit.
"
After a keypress and a short wait, my Slackware system boots normally.

Am I doing something wrong?
Does the slackware installer boot with EFI on your system?
shanek54 wrote:(by the way, the "Windows" option on the DVD boots into the Salix installer OK)
Does thw "Windows" option lead to grub?
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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by slack631 » 11. Feb 2014, 14:40

Hi,

Would anyone like to seed x86_64RC1 torrent.
I need a few MB left to download, it will not take long.

Thanks

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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by gapan » 11. Feb 2014, 14:49

slack631 wrote:Hi,

Would anyone like to seed x86_64RC1 torrent.
I need a few MB left to download, it will not take long.

Thanks
At this moment there are 5 seeders, 2 of which are servers with a huge uplink. So, there is certainly no lack of seeders.
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Re: Salix Xfce 14.1RC1

Post by slack631 » 11. Feb 2014, 15:05

I'm using Transmission, it says that peers are there (5 or 6) but no connections.
Currently I'm at low speed connection, but souldn't be a problem to connect.
Can you check the peers, are they online?

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