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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by stevef on May 19, 2024, 11:28:04 AM »
Screen shot of the odd Timeshift behaviour.



Timeshift window with odd name and snaphot saved as 'Jammy'
Text file showing the start of the Timeshift log getting the distribution name (line 2)
Terminal window showing the system is running 7.0 rc1

This is from a fresh (Erase disk) installation.
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Installing Software / Re: Has anyone ever installed Waydroid on LL ?
« Last post by Jean-Marc B on May 19, 2024, 09:46:54 AM »
[...]  What I find lacking in ANY Linux distro is a decent audiobook reader. [...] putting a bookmark is a MUST while ready audiobooks and no music player (that I know off at least) does that.[...]

Actually, there is.
I use VLC Media Player and regardless the type of audio, it asks me if I want to continue, if this is the case. It works now for audio and video so instead of bookmarking, it remembers where you were last time on the timeline.
You can also combine the loop mode with that so you can use it to study whatever is the case.

Thank you for suggesting VLC which I've not used in a long while. I'll give it a try.
Best regards, Șerban.
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Installing Software / Re: Has anyone ever installed Waydroid on LL ?
« Last post by Şerban S. on May 19, 2024, 07:15:12 AM »
[...]  What I find lacking in ANY Linux distro is a decent audiobook reader. [...] putting a bookmark is a MUST while ready audiobooks and no music player (that I know off at least) does that.[...]

Actually, there is.
I use VLC Media Player and regardless the type of audio, it asks me if I want to continue, if this is the case. It works now for audio and video so instead of bookmarking, it remembers where you were last time on the timeline.
You can also combine the loop mode with that so you can use it to study whatever is the case.

Best regards, Șerban.
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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by stevef on May 18, 2024, 10:44:50 AM »
Several unexpected things so far in my experience.
Installed into unallocated space on a test system alongside existing LL5.8 and LL6.6 systems. Not a VM.

During the installation, the body of the 'Install' window is blank/white where the usual graphics which promote the features and enhancements during the copy files, install system and set up phases would be expected.  The progress bar and the descriptive text appear in the window below the white space as expected.

Shut down, remove media, start up to desktop ok.
Needed to change the keyboard layout via 'Control Panel' - this is normal.

Tried Lite Tweaks which failed as reported.

Ran Timeshift to create a snapshot.
Unusually, the window title was 'Timeshift-gtk' rather than 'Timeshift'.
Secondly it didn't step through the set up wizard as I'd normally expect on first time use.
It just presented the Rsync/BTRFS choice page.
After manually doing the set up, clicked 'Create'.
On completion, the snapshot just created was reported as being Ubuntu 22.04 (jammy) instead of the expected Ubuntu 24.04 (noble).
Not sure how Timeshift gets the system information, but inxi and the llver file both report for LL7.0

Then tried running Lite Updates (from the panel icon).
The system asked for authorisation and the first stage of update check appeared to work ok.
However at the point where the system should report the proposed upgrade list and ask for confirmation to proceed, the 'Linux Lite Updates' window remained blank/white and the system became unresponsive.
No mouse movement, no keyboard indicators toggle, on screen clock stopped.

Powered off/on.  Ran update/upgrade from the terminal ok.
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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by trinidad on May 18, 2024, 08:46:32 AM »
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he progress bar looks like it's freezing
I've noticed this with certain updates even on 6.6. The updates complete but the progress bar doesn't move.
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because the path/file "$HOME/.config/xfce4/panel/whiskermenu-10.rc" no longer exists in LL7
The backup is in ~/.config/xfce4/  The current whiskermenu-10.rc file is not anywhere, appears to have never been created even though a backup was created in the wrong folder. May just be a menu libre or XFCE change issue but of course tweaks won't work without a file path. The whiskermenu recent items tweak is something we could live without since recent only populates ten anyway. Anyway I've noticed too many PATH changes comparing files between 6.6 to 7.x. Before I come to any conclusions why this would occur I'm going to install a new 7.x system and sort them out from scratch. Once that is done because Lite-Tweaks is essentially a c2 server I'm going to add a policy-kit.service specifically for it and a regular /var/rotating log. Right now I'm hating on Ubuntu and Debian. PKLA was always more secure and usr merge has been a pain.

TC   

 
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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by sqwuade on May 18, 2024, 06:35:09 AM »
No errors when updating after booting from the installed version on the SSD.

There seems to be an issue with the Balena Etcher program when trying to install it via Lite Software.
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Installing Software / Re: Has anyone ever installed Waydroid on LL ?
« Last post by Jean-Marc B on May 18, 2024, 05:00:27 AM »
Hi,

Thank you for your interest in my post, and sorry for answering so late.

First, be assured I've no illusion what so ever concerning Android.

I was interested in Waydroid just out of curiosity and obviously my mini laptop is way too old to hope to have something functionnal.

What I find lacking in ANY Linux distro is a decent audiobook reader. I DO love audibooks, since I've less and less spare time to read, but the only audibook reader software I know about for Linux is "Cozy" which I find rather bland.

Many people would answer that any music player will read audiobooks. True, put putting a bookmark is a MUST while ready audiobooks and no music player (that I know off at least) does that.

You know everything now.

Hi!

Hi folks !

[...] "Waydroid" [...] there're 2 apps I can't really find an equivalent on Linux [...]

Can you provide more specific details on the Apps you are interested in?
Specifically, what functionality you think Linux Lite misses, and Android offers?
I have a tablet with Android and it's collecting dust since I never could find any use of it.
Privacy on Android, is just a myth.
All people here are on Linux exactly for this reason, among many others.
The idea of "Free Apps" on Android, is exactly this: an idea. The so called "free apps", are actually personal data mining tools, nothing more.
Most of them, provide personal data on at least two layers level of "third party" cookies. Usually, the chain of "third party" is way longer than that.

Another thing you are missing, is the level of resources available on a smartphone: 8 cores and at least 4GB of RAM.
Far more than that, you should read about VMs (Virtual Machines). What they are, what they do and mostly, HOW.
Waydroid, is nothing else than a Virtual Machine, running on a Linux host.
What it means is that machine resources, are split in three ways:
1. Linux itself;
2. Waydroid, which hosts a custom Android version;
3. Android (which is in fact the guest OS).
So, if you think you can run this on a low specs machine, you're on a wrong path.
The small size factor of a smartphone has nothing to do with its computing resources.
What I want to point out here is that All Android versions run on very powerful machines.
Unless you have an octacore CPU on your device, it is unlikely that this solution will work.
We're talking here about 2024 stuff (hardware and software).

So, in the end, what exactly do you want to do on Linux and it is impossible to do, without Android?
Name the outcome you desire and someone here, might offer you maybe more than one solution.

Best regards, Șerban!
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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by Jerry on May 18, 2024, 03:53:12 AM »
Not the live version.

Sent from my Mobile phone using Tapatalk

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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by sqwuade on May 18, 2024, 01:41:31 AM »
Yes, I get an error when in Live mode and trying to update.  Here's the log info from it:

===========================
Install Updates Error log
===========================
Install Updates could not fetch the package cache information lists.
Go to https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/ and paste the log below into the Software - Support - Updates section for assistance.

============ Log ===========

Ign:1 cdrom://Linux Lite 7.0 - Release amd64 dists/ InRelease
Ign:2 cdrom://Linux 22.04 - Release amd64 dists/ InRelease
Err:3 cdrom://Linux Lite 7.0 - Release amd64 dists/ Release
  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Err:4 cdrom://Linux 22.04 - Release amd64 dists/ Release
  Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Hit:5 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite galena InRelease
Hit:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu noble InRelease
Hit:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu noble-backports InRelease
Ign:8 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu noble InRelease
Hit:9 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu noble-security InRelease
Hit:10 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu noble-updates InRelease
Err:11 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu noble Release
  404  Not Found [IP: 185.125.188.12 80]
Reading package lists...
E: The repository 'cdrom://Linux Lite 7.0 - Release amd64 dists/ Release' does not have a Release file.
E: The repository 'cdrom://Linux 22.04 - Release amd64 dists/ Release' does not have a Release file.
E: The repository 'http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu noble Release' does not have a Release file.
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Release Announcements / Re: Linux Lite 7.0 RC1 Released
« Last post by Jerry on May 17, 2024, 09:34:48 PM »
Thanks @sqwuade

Is anyone having issues with Lite Updates in 7x? ie. the progress bar looks like it's freezing?
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