Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#121 Postby loco » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:30 pm

KDE SC 4.7.4 being uploaded to sid >>

in case anybody is following that sort of thing. i thought I noticed it with my wheezy :smiley2:.

kind of a moot point around here, “thanks guys” but it created a little excitement over on the apto... boards.

i've been doing the upgrades for about three days now and it looks grr8 (tony the tiger) keeps getting faster and faster...

thanks guys :thumbup:

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~$ inxi -Fr
System:    Host: yee-hahaha Kernel: 3.2-9.slh.4-aptosid-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: KDE 4.7.4 Distro: MEPIS 11.0 squeeze
Machine:   System: HP-Pavilion product: FK888AAJR-AB a6535c
           Mobo: PEGATRON model: Benicia version: 1.01 Bios: American Megatrends version: 5.30 date: 09/05/2008
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core2 Quad CPU Q6600 (-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1600.00 MHz 2: 1600.00 MHz 3: 1600.00 MHz 4: 1600.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 82G33/G31 Express Integrated Graphics Controller
           X.Org: 1.11.3.901 driver: intel Resolution: 1920x1080@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel G33 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 7.11.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:xx:XX:33:88:55
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 504.1GB (-) 1: /dev/sda Hitachi_HDP72505 500.1GB
           2: USB /dev/sdf Cruzer 4.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 6.6G (48%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 2.15GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
           ID: swap-2 size: 2.11GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap ID: swap-3 size: 2.25GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 38.0C mobo: 23.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1472 fan-2: 1026 fan-3: 0 fan-4: 0
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
           deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
           deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental main
           deb http://qt-kde.debian.net/debian/ experimental-snapshots main
           deb http://qt-kde2.debian.net/debian experimental-snapshots main
           deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main non-free
           deb http://aptosid.com/debian/ sid main fix.main
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list
           deb http://deb.opera.com/opera/ stable non-free #Opera Browser (final releases)
Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 2:35 Memory: 813.8/5966.8MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.30

seems that the newer xorg... and drivers would be a great addition.

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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#122 Postby richb » Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:13 pm

A different way to get there.

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System:    Host: acer Kernel: 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Desktop KDE 4.7.4 Distro: MEPIS 11.0 squeeze
Machine:   System: Acer product: Aspire 5750G version: V1.13
           Mobo: Acer model: JE50_HR Bios: Acer version: V1.13 date: 08/17/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2301.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 2301.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org: 1.10.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.3
Audio:     Card: Intel Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: c0:f8:da:03:3d:3d
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: b8:70:f4:98:c6:e5
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (12.5% used) 1: /dev/sda ST9500325AS 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 7.9G (58%) fs: ext3 ID: /home size: 167G used: 23G (15%) fs: ext3
           ID: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap ID: swap-2 size: 4.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 222 Uptime: 3:53 Memory: 738.3/3897.8MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.27
richard@acer:~$ inxi -Fr
System:    Host: acer Kernel: 3.2.0-0.bpo.1-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Desktop KDE 4.7.4 Distro: MEPIS 11.0 squeeze
Machine:   System: Acer product: Aspire 5750G version: V1.13
           Mobo: Acer model: JE50_HR Bios: Acer version: V1.13 date: 08/17/2011
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-2410M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Sandy Bridge Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org: 1.10.4 driver: intel Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz     
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.3                           
Audio:     Card: Intel Cougar Point High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.24             
Network:   Card-1: Atheros AR9287 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k                                         
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: c0:f8:da:03:3d:3d                                                                         
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3                                                 
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: b8:70:f4:98:c6:e5                                                                         
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (12.5% used) 1: /dev/sda ST9500325AS 500.1GB                                               
Partition: ID: / size: 15G used: 7.9G (58%) fs: ext3 ID: /home size: 167G used: 23G (15%) fs: ext3                             
           ID: swap-1 size: 4.19GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap ID: swap-2 size: 4.14GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap               
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0C mobo: N/A                                                                           
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A                                                                                       
Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list                                                                   
           deb http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb/ stable main                                                             
           deb ftp://mepis.mirrorcatalogs.com/mepis/packages/mepis/ mepis-11.0 main                                           
           deb ftp://ftp.mepis.com/mepis/ mepis-11.0 main                                                                     
           deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free                                                     
           deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free                                               
           deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main                                                             
           deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org/ squeeze main non-free                                                         
           deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis11cr main non-free                                                 
           deb http://restricted.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/repo/ mepis11cr restricted restricted-non-free                         
           deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/ mepis11cr test                                                     
           deb http://restricted.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/testrepo/ mepis11cr test-restricted                                     
           deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/kde/ experimental test                                                       
           deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ squeeze-backports main                                           
          [b] deb http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/kde/ kde4.7 test [/b]                                                             
           Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wuala.list                                                     
           deb http://repo.wuala.com/ stable main                                                                             
Info:      Processes: 188 Uptime: 3:56 Memory: 776.2/3897.8MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.27 
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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#123 Postby Fargo » Sun May 20, 2012 2:29 pm

Not sure if it would be considered a default application or not, but support for SSD TRIM would be greatly appreciated. I just made the move to an SSD drive and its my understanding trim has to be set via command line. If someone could write a short script or program to enable trim I think that would be a great feature for Mepis.

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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#124 Postby lucky9 » Mon May 21, 2012 12:10 am

I'm pretty sure that Trim has been in kernel releases for a while.
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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#125 Postby Fargo » Mon May 21, 2012 10:25 am

lucky9 wrote:I'm pretty sure that Trim has been in kernel releases for a while.


Yes I do believe that its in the kernal but as far as I know you have do some manual editing to make it function. I thought if someone could make a little Mepis user assistant with a GUI for enabling trim it would be nice.

I also thought a GUI user assistant for setting the GRUB time out would be useful. I know these can all be done through CLI but some of us like GUIs.

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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#126 Postby lucky9 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:54 am

Easy enough if you use Ext4 or btrfs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM
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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#127 Postby Fargo » Mon May 21, 2012 11:34 am

lucky9 wrote:Easy enough if you use Ext4 or btrfs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIM


Yeah there is something about using the discard mount option, but without doing a lot of research online, the average user doesn't know how to do this. I did some reading on it before I purchased my drive, but I don't remember how to do it. I just know that it can be done through command line by adding a discard command somewhere. Thats why I thought it might be easy for someone with programing knowledge to write short script to do this automatically. Then the user can open the 'Mepis system assistant" select the TRIM tab and check a box to enable TRIM.

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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#128 Postby lucky9 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:16 pm

There have been several suggestions for updating an Assistant. I'd suggest an email to dev@mepis.org concerning it. They are getting to be more prevalent and it's a nice feature.
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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#129 Postby Jerry3904 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:26 pm

Don't bother. This sort of suggestion has come up many times before and, unless someone in the Community is willing and able to do the work, it will not happen. Warren lacks both time and incentive.
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Re: Any ideas for default applications for MEPIS 11.5?

#130 Postby namida12 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:40 pm

My needs are not as demanding as most.
First thing I install via Aufs capabilities when running a Live Mepis DVD: is Google Chrome and the second is Pan if i have internet access.

Synaptic - A standard way of upgrading software for a new user, and us older newbies.
Cheese - would be nice to test webcams from the live DVD
Pan - For acess to the usenet on Live DVD

GIMP - I find this to be great for editing photos from the memory stick or hard drives and not needing to use a win?? operating system when visiting family of friends, or a business.
ImageMagick - a tool to make Photo Indexes ( Iuse this a lot, and having it on a live DVD would be good...
Ksnapshot - When exploring the web using a live DVD, and need to capture a bank statement, or on-line order
Gwenview - to have a fast image viewer - I had a batch rename fuction, can not locate now in KDE 4.7 remaster from Danum, that I an enjoying on two computers, but I really like using it on the 10,000 RPM HD system.

VLC - So I can play AVI, & Xvid files.
Kaffeine - as it always seems to choose the correct sound card when there is a conflict with HDMI from a video card.

Libre Office Suite - I do not know if we can install more printer software to be able to use a printer with a live DVD, I have tried with little success in the past (not recently).

If there is room, I would like Google Chrome on the live DVD, but I always download via Synaptic if i have internet access...

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