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antiX-M8.5-prefinal available

#1 Postby anticapitalista » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:26 am

This should be the last one before final.

* Apps upgraded from rc3 to present
* Auto-login feature in antiXcc
* gmplayer bug fixed (I hope, please test)
* Samba/pyneighborhood added to install-meta
* fluxbox workspace bug fixed
* login audio added (comments welcome)
* MEPIS utilities updated

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Test-releases/antiX-M8.5/

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#2 Postby voorhees1979 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:08 am

I am still running the rc1 base with Gnome tapped on, jeez that runs fast. Thanks for all the hard work. I noticed no pre-final base, will their still be a final base?
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#3 Postby anticapitalista » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:52 am

Yes, there will be a base for the final.

I'm waiting for MEPIS 8.5 to go final and then antiX-M8.5 will be released not long after.
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#4 Postby nats007 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:48 am

I'll be upgrading my Eee tonight!
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#5 Postby nats007 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:43 pm

anticapitalista wrote:This should be the last one before final.

* Apps upgraded from rc3 to present
* Auto-login feature in antiXcc
* gmplayer bug fixed (I hope, please test)
* Samba/pyneighborhood added to install-meta
* fluxbox workspace bug fixed
* login audio added (comments welcome)
* MEPIS utilities updated

http://www.mepisimo.com/antix/Test-releases/antiX-M8.5/

Post comments here or at antiX forums.


Updated via aptitude and everything looks good. I tested gmplayer and it played MP3s, AVIs, and MP4s fine! I did not here the login audio though upon a restart, so I'm not sure how to enable it.
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#6 Postby anticapitalista » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:33 am

To enable the login audio, antiX control centre -> Edit fluxbox settings -> Startup

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play /usr/share/sounds/Pardus_Rocks/Pardus_Rocks-Logout.ogg > /dev/null 2>&1 &

Same for icewm in antiX control centre -> Icewm Settings -> Startup
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Antix 8.5 Pre Final USB Persistent Install Feedback

#7 Postby theguy » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:06 pm

First off, thanks to rokytnji for letting me know of 8.5, it's a big improvement over 8.2.

Installed this from today's pre final build with persistentusbgui on a 2G USB with a stock Asus 1101H running Windows XP based on info from nats007 and rokytnji at eeuser forum and yatsite.

Following some comments:
- 8.5 file manager usually can read the Windows FAT32 file system off hard drive (8.2 never could for me, but could read USB stick for some reason); still sometimes get "org.Freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure", and sometimes it won't go away; can still read USB FAT32 no problem.
- Persistent USB Installer GUI is a great addition; in future would be great to incorporate this into the main Antix Installer rather than putting it in the Controller panel; if it needs to be in the Controller panel, System tab might be more appropriate than Disk tab, since it's really about installing a new system: happens to be on a disk (well, actually, USB stick).
- Persistent USB Installer GUI won't install from an ISO on Windows XP FAT32 hard-drive, though it can browse to it: need to copy ISO to local directory first like /home/demo and install from there. Might also work from FAT32 USB, haven't tried it...
- Persistent USB Installer GUI sometimes gives an "already mounted error" on the USB stick you're installing to, so need to unmount first
- In future would be great to include gparted in same way it's included in the main installer if the installers aren't merged.
- Persistent USB Installer GUI doesn't give any indication the installation is running unless you click on the "Show Details" button. Would be great to have a progress bar or at least have the "Apply" button greyed out, or some other indication that it's running.
- As others noted, wifi now works more-or-less out of the box; just go in and select the devices in Ceni (in 8.2 they didn't even show up)
- 1366x768 screen resolution is still not an available configuration in Control Panel. Running sgfxi sat for 30 minutes "Updating config", so killed it, re-installed Antix. Will have to find another way (perhaps direct editing of config files?) to get this to work.
- Mousepad works for movement; for left-click have to use the mousepad button: tapping on pad doesn't work.
- Would be nice for Antix Logout to highlight the default button of OK/Cancel... right now have no idea what will happen if you just hit enter.
- Bootup gives an error on "install snd_hda__codec_realtek"; also, a stack of "regular user files" starting with icewmcc.sh throw errors on bootup

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#8 Postby voorhees1979 » Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:43 pm

I also get a org.Freedesktop.Hal when trying to unmount devices, only way to do it is via root on the terminal. Any ETA on the final, really looking forward to installing it.
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mounting fat32 partitions with pcmanfm

#9 Postby cipolla » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 am

Regarding mounting (and unmounting) the partitions. At least with NTFS, they can be mounted either by opening PCManFM as root (/etc/sudoers may be set up for that so it can be done from PCMan's Tools>Open as root menu) or through mountbox at Control Center>Discs>Mount Devices.
At http://antix.freeforums.org/post14894.html?hilit=ntfs#p14894 it is said that

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/dev/sda1 /home/user/Windows ntfs-3g noatime,defaults 0 0

auto-mounts a NTFS partition fine so maybe it can be used for a FAT32 one as well.

Regarding exitantix.sh (antiX's exit app), the button is highlighted but in a very slight way. You may see that by pressing tab some times. The default is the first button, 'Lock Screen', then it goes downwards and then to the other column so you would have to hit tab five times to get to 'Shutdown'.

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#10 Postby cipolla » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:09 am

Continuing on the exit options, you have them all except suspend and hibernate from menu (esc key) > Exit...
Also you can set the exit buttons on the task bar to pop-up the options instead of opening them in a window: just replace 'prog "Exit" ...' in ~/.icewm/toolbar for, for instance

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menu "Exit" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/actions/system-log-out.png {
prog "Lock Screen" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/actions/gnome-lockscreen.png xlock
prog "Hibernate" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/apps/gnome-session-hibernate.png antixhibernate.sh
prog "Restart" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/apps/gnome-session-reboot.png sudo reboot
prog "Logout" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/apps/gnome-session-logout.png logouthelper.sh
prog "Suspend" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/apps/gnome-session-suspend.png antixsuspend.sh
prog "Shutdown" /usr/share/icons/gTangish-2.0a1/32x32/apps/gnome-session-halt.png sudo halt
}

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