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Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« on: October 05, 2016, 04:16:17 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 3.2 Beta is now available for testing. There have been a number of changes since the 3.0 release. See below for all the changes.



Lite Desktop Widget - A new optional feature that displays basic system information, including Updates Status that reports the last time you installed Updates. A portion of the code for this widget was outsourced, so thank you to those who support and donate to Linux Lite. To enable this after installation, go to Menu, Settings, Session and Startup, Application Autostart tab, tick Lite Desktop Widget.  Logout then Login again, the widget will appear at the bottom right hand corner of your screen after a few seconds of logging into your Desktop. If you want transparency for the widget, go to Menu, Settings, Window Manager Tweaks, Compositor tab, tick Enable display compositing. The Updates Status will refresh information every 5 minutes eg. 5 minutes after you update, the status will change to Your system was recently updated providing there were any updates installed.

The Lite Desktop Widget shows 5 stages of Status (color coded messages):

Red - system is overdue for updates, update now
Green - system was updated within the last 3 days
Yellow - a reminder that it's time to update your system

1. System never updated - displayed after a fresh install of Linux Lite
2. Your system was recently updated - will display 5 minutes after updates have been applied
3. 6hrs since your last update - hourly update reminders
4. 4 days since your last update - after the 3rd day, the reminder will turn yellow
5. 8 days since your last update - after the 7th day, the reminder will turn red



Grub - Linux Lite should now multi boot with other distros, whilst remaining easily distinguishable to Windows folks in a dual boot environment. I look forward to your feedback in regard to these changes.



Improved Boot Splash - Now easier on the eyes and displays the Eject message at the end of installation more clearly.



Tray Icons - better contrasting



Resource Usage - better contrasting



Updated Terminal theme  - better contrasting



Help Manual - Will not be fully updated until the Final is released. It will contain a new section on the Lite Desktop Widget in the Final Release.

Changelog:

Firefox 49.0
Thunderbird 45.3.0
LibreOffice 5.1.4.2
VLC - 2.2.2
Gimp 2.8.18
Base: 16.04.1
WhiskerMenu - latest

Additional Changes:

New - Wallpapers (community selected)
New - 'Release Notes' link on installer now opens 'Start' page in the Help Manual
Fixed - Mime type for debian packages should now open with Gdebi by default
Fixed - Lite User Manager - /var/mail/ error after removal of user
Updated - comprehensive sources.list
Linux Generic Kernel - should now ensure automatic kernel upgrades via Install Updates
No longer able to report Share Hardware Information from a Virtual machine

There is no upgrade to or from Beta releases. Beta releases are for testing only and it is not recommended to run them as your main or secondary operating system.

Developer credits - Jerry Bezencon, John Jenkins, Milos Pavlovic, Brian Tomlinson, Josh Erickson, Manoj Kumar Nayak, Sergey Murzin, Vladislav Bychkov

Downloads:
HTTP:
Download 32bit from here - Linux Lite 3.2 Beta 32bit
md5sum: 377ca8335a8b81330c38ab57111295c3
Size: 988mb (DVD, USB)

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 3.2 Beta 64bit
md5sum: da666eaeaaab2d8ddc3dd01fdf465a0a
Size: 976mb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS:
32bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.2-beta-32bit.iso.torrent
Hash: a8c47c473b8f6e2dd8af97d7f8e8a91523c57a01
Size: 988mb (DVD, USB)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-3.2-beta-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 23352d63295c4b52eceb35de0f1fdb0e0144bed9
Size: 976mb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials required. The image can be written to a 2gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-3.2-beta-xxbit.iso of=/dev/sdx bs=4M where 'x' is the letter of your usb stick. In linux to find out the letter of your usb stick, open a terminal and type: df -h It is usually listed as 'media' or similar. Please see the built in Help Manual if you require a more detailed explanation of this procedure.

All Ubuntu 32bit kernels these days ship with PAE.

Minimum Recommended Specs:
700MHz processor
512mb ram
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
VGA, DVI or HDMI screen capable of 1366x768 resolution+
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Login to the live desktop is automatic.

The first thing you MUST do after a fresh install of Linux Lite is run Menu, Favorites, Install Updates.

As this is a beta release, there are bound to be bugs etc. Please help make the final stable for other people by participating in this Beta. Please report any bugs and feedback in this thread.


Thank you :)
Jerry and the team.
 


Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 09:50:36 AM »
 

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Did a fresh install of LL 3.2x64, from a flash drive, on my older HP with 8gb of memory. Easily the fastest install of a Linux Lite OS yet. From start to finish I think it took 5 minutes. Even installing software I like, & removing 1 or 2 that I don't use, only took a few minutes. I'll report any oddities or bugs, but nothing yet. If you hadn't of said it was a beta I would never know. The darker splash screen on boot up is much better on the eyes.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 07:04:39 PM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 09:06:56 PM »
 

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Thanks, Jerry and team!

Sorry for my bad English...

Mini-PC Intel NUC5PPYH CPU N3700 HD Graphics. One issue: if in Installer to select English language, then all OK, installation successfully completed, but if in Installer to select Russian (Русский язык) language, then after find and configuring hardware, installing system (Поиск оборудования / Настройка оборудования / Установка системы) the Error observed, Installer to stop forced (Программа установки аварийно завершилась).

The same problem was in Linux Lite 3.0 Beta and Linux Lite 3.0 RELEASE. I am sorry, that I not reported about this issue. Workaround: to use English language in installer.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 10:40:33 PM »
 

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Thanks dmitry, there has been no announcement yet regarding language during install, this is why we have the Language guide in the Help Manual. Hopefully one day I have that eureka moment and figure out why it's not doing it :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2016, 04:08:48 AM »
 

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Linux Lite Widget. Bad symbols (abracadabra :-) under Version line. English language in Lite Installer and Russian Yekaterinburg Time Zone. Locale by default on screenshot.

 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2016, 05:04:11 AM »
 

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Thank you dmitry, I'll look into that.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2016, 05:57:08 AM »
 

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@dmitry, can you please open: ~/home/youruser/.conky/widget and change line 9 from override_utf8_locale no to override_utf8_locale yes
See if that works.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2016, 08:31:26 AM »
 

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Jerry, thanks! After change line 95 utf value to "yes" all OK and now name of day is in correct Russian language!

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Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2016, 08:35:24 AM »
 

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Thank you for reporting the bug, I'll fix this in the final.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2016, 10:46:05 AM »
 

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Have just done a clean install of LL 3.2 64 bit.

Install was very fast despite using a very old pata hdd.

One thing I did notice when going into synaptic you cannot change the server location it only gives an option to reload

which does nothing.

Otherwise looking good  :)

now to give it a good run.

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Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2016, 10:06:42 PM »
 

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Thanks Jocklad, I'm working on that Synaptic issue. It's actually tied to Grub funnily enough.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2016, 07:09:34 AM »
 

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Hi

System configuration below and I cannot get it to run the drivers install from the Welcome Screen
Nothing happens.  Can only start up in "nomodeset" as the system logs in ok but it does not initialise my monitor.

I have completed a full system update upgrade and rebooted

What command would I run from the terminal to see any further output ?

Thanks in advance Zeb...

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zebedee@i7-lite:~$ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: i7-lite Kernel: 4.4.0-38-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: Linux Lite 3.2 citrine
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: Z170 PRO GAMING v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1601 date: 03/18/2016
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-6700K (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           clock speeds: max: 4200 MHz 1: 1179 MHz 2: 800 MHz 3: 2262 MHz
           4: 800 MHz 5: 1879 MHz 6: 883 MHz 7: 800 MHz 8: 890 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GM206 [GeForce GTX 960]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: fbdev (unloaded: vesa) FAILED: nouveau
           Resolution: 1024x768@76.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 256 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card-1 NVIDIA Device 0fba driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Sunrise Point-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-38-generic
Network:   Card: Intel Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V driver: e1000e
           IF: enp0s31f6 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 31256.0GB (11.0% used)
           ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: N/A size: 256.1GB
           ID-2: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD10EACS size: 1000.2GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 250.1GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD30EZRX size: 3000.6GB
           ID-5: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD20EZRX size: 2000.4GB
           ID-6: USB /dev/sde model: Backup+_Desk size: 3000.6GB
           ID-7: USB /dev/sdf model: Expansion_Desk size: 5001.0GB
           ID-8: USB /dev/sdg model: Elements_107C size: 2000.4GB
           ID-9: USB /dev/sdh model: 10EAVS_External size: 1000.2GB
           ID-10: USB /dev/sdi model: Elements_107C size: 2000.4GB
           ID-11: USB /dev/sdj model: Elements_107C size: 2000.4GB
           ID-12: USB /dev/sdk model: Elements_107C size: 2000.4GB
           ID-13: USB /dev/sdn model: Elements_107C size: 4000.8GB
           ID-14: USB /dev/sdl model: FA_GoFlex_Desk size: 2000.4GB
           ID-15: USB /dev/sdm model: FA_GoFlex_Desk size: 2000.4GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.1G (33%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.00GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdb2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 300 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 1169.1/32096.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
zebedee@i7-lite:~$
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Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2016, 11:44:45 AM »
 

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http://pastebin.com/awssAzL1

terminal output after trying to install drivers manually - there are errors with the txt

It may help diagnose the problem

Regards Zeb...
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Re: Linux Lite 3.2 Beta Released
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2016, 12:00:14 PM »
 

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update - just rebooted after installing the nvidia drivers manually and it now boots full screen.

The "Install Drivers" still does not work and the errors were in the terminal output I posted but at least I now have 3440 x 1440 on my main screen and 1920x1080 on my secondary screen.

My system is open to use for any testing you need carried out with this setup.

Regards Zeb...
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