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MEPIS 10.9.88 beta #1 released - bug reports &feedback here

#1 Postby timkb4cq » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:42 pm

Installed with unetbootin flash key.
Installation was nominal. The new localization mods to the installer look like they've always been there - good job!

I have the same 3 periods of freezing up right after boot as the modem-manager opens & closes /dev/ttyS1, S2 & S3, just as in alpha 4. Annoying.

After the freezes are over everything looks good so far.

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback

#2 Postby Saist » Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:51 pm

*awaits population of ISO's to the public mirrors*

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback

#3 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:32 pm

Tim --

What about separating out hardware and software bug reports/feedback? If you like that, then can you change your subject and make an additional post?

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback

#4 Postby timkb4cq » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:48 pm

I'm not sure it's that easy to classify.
Is a GUI freeze hardware or software?
It appears the modem-manager TTY freeze ups are a kernel locking bug in 2.6.36. Possibly another reason for Warren to go to 2.6.37 - if they have fixed the issue - that's not clear at the moment. Or possibly the behavior that causes the locking could be avoided in modem-manager. It doesn't happen on my laptop because the Comm port hardware is not "whitelisted" so modem-manager doesn't try to open & close the ports.

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback

#5 Postby Distro-Don » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:36 pm

timkb4cq wrote:I'm not sure it's that easy to classify.
Is a GUI freeze hardware or software?
It appears the modem-manager TTY freeze ups are a kernel locking bug in 2.6.36. Possibly another reason for Warren to go to 2.6.37 - if they have fixed the issue - that's not clear at the moment. Or possibly the behavior that causes the locking could be avoided in modem-manager. It doesn't happen on my laptop because the Comm port hardware is not "whitelisted" so modem-manager doesn't try to open & close the ports.


I don't know if I have a GUI freeze but I have the same problem on Alpha 4 and 5. I can't type in my password, after I have installed it, so I can't log in. I tried Reisers and EXT-3.

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback

#6 Postby Jerry3904 » Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:50 pm

So that Warren will have some clue, please describe your hardware (in signature is easiest).
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System Settings -- Lost & Found -- Printers??? Touchpad??? C

#7 Postby uncle mark » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:58 pm

Running a fresh install of A5 on this P4/1024MB Vaio laptop. Had to immediately install the kde-config-touchpad app so I could fix the agonizingly slow touchpad mouse. Went to System Settings> Input Devises, and it wasn't there. Looked all over, went back and reinstalled the package, installed a couple other packages, still couldn't find it. Almost slammed the lid in disgust, but then just happened to scroll all the way to the bottom of System Settings and found a listing for the touchpad -- under Lost & Found!!! Along with Printers and CDs!!!

I mean, c'mon. That's just plain silly.

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Re: System Settings -- Lost & Found -- Printers??? Touchpad?

#8 Postby richb » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:13 pm

uncle mark wrote:Running a fresh install of A5 on this P4/1024MB Vaio laptop. Had to immediately install the kde-config-touchpad app so I could fix the agonizingly slow touchpad mouse. Went to System Settings> Input Devises, and it wasn't there. Looked all over, went back and reinstalled the package, installed a couple other packages, still couldn't find it. Almost slammed the lid in disgust, but then just happened to scroll all the way to the bottom of System Settings and found a listing for the touchpad -- under Lost & Found!!! Along with Printers and CDs!!!

I mean, c'mon. That's just plain silly.


They explain Lost and Found as the place for applications that have a category which doesn't fit into any existing menus.
I would say touchpad configuration fits under input devices. So it is a bit odd it is put there. Just one of those little quirks. Nothing to get upset about. Patience.
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Re: System Settings -- Lost & Found -- Printers??? Touchpad?

#9 Postby uncle mark » Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:33 pm

richb wrote:They explain Lost and Found as the place for applications that have a category which doesn't fit into any existing menus.
I would say touchpad configuration fits under input devices. So it is a bit odd it is put there. Just one of those little quirks. Nothing to get upset about. Patience.


I know what it's there for. Heck, it would be a stretch, but I could even see how touchpad might go there.

But Printers??? Audio CDs???

This is the kind of stuff that drives me crazy. Short trip, Ill grant you, but still... :confused:

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Re: MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback

#10 Postby m_pav » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:44 am

Can the OP please change the title to read
MEPIS 10.9.88 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback here

Currently, it's
MEPIS 10.9.8 alpha #5 released - bug reports & feedback here

Just reloaded onto my netbook, looking fine for starters, re-installing all my favorite apps as I type, saved my apt cache so marginal download required, only 1.6MB out of 363MB, gotta love that feature of Linux.

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