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Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:18:51 PM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 4.2 Beta is now available for testing.

This release has a number of minor changes. Think of it as 'refinement' and not a 'major upgrade'. There are some new wallpapers thanks to @whateverthing and some minor tweaks here and there.







Lite Welcome

Minor changes.

Help Manual

The Help Manual will be updated for 4.2 in the Final.

Details:

Kernel: 4.15.0-34.37 (custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 4.18)
Firefox: 62.0.2 Quantum
Thunderbird: 52.9.1
LibreOffice: 6.0.6.2
VLC: 3.0.3
Gimp: 2.10.6
Base: 18.04.1

Known Issues:

Is the slow boot fixed on some computers? That has yet to be tested. I have done some 'under the hood' work on this, but of course, we need testing on real hardware on an array of different computer configs to know for sure.

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.

Downloads:

HTTP:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 4.2 Beta 64bit
md5sum: 2e6ce0025bafb98848057a51175fe31f
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)

TORRENTS: (Fastest way to download the Beta)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-4.2-beta-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 5e90eb32de5cdf4c017b8466773e2314cb5846b7
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)

Live USB/DVD/VirtualBox/Vmware:

Login is automatic, no credentials are 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-4.2-beta-64bit.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.

Yumi, Multiboot and other multi-boot applications are not supported. A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is https://etcher.io/
If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

Minimum Recommended Specs:
1Ghz processor
768mb ram
8gb HDD/SD
VGA screen capable of 1024x768 resolution
DVD drive or USB port for the ISO image

Preferred Specs:
1.5GHz processor+
1024mb ram+
20gb HDD/SSD+
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.
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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 07:23:47 AM »
 

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Linux Lite 4.2 Beta clean install


Linux Lite 4.2 beta ISO downloaded and installed to live USB through Etcher......No Errors.


System installed to WD Elements 1TB external HDD on Dell Optiplex 780...4Gb Ram...No errors.


Install Time to HDD 9 Minutes.


Updating: Updates downloaded and installed......No Errors.


Cold Boot Time ....1 Min 20 Sec.


Cold Boot Time with Virtualbox files removed......50 Sec.


Install Drivers: No Additional Drivers available.


Restore Point: Timeshift Installed....No errors.


Language Support Installed.....Default was UK.....No change required.


Keyboard: Default was English/UK....No change required.


Synaptic: Default Server was US.....Changed to UK.


Lite Sources: Set to England/UK......No errors.


Lite Software: All Lite Software installed less Virtualbox.....No Errors.


Google Chrome downloaded and Installed......No Issues.


Firewall: Enabled by Default....No action required.


Bluetooth: Connected to Kitson Metro headphones out of the box.....No issues.


A Smooth Install.


Thanks to Jerry and the Team......... :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 08:12:19 AM »
 

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Excellent, thank you Jocklad :)
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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 12:40:38 PM »
 

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Answering questions the same way as Jocklad:
Linux Lite 4.2 Beta x64 clean install

Linux Lite 4.2 beta ISO downloaded and installed to live USB via Rufus on Windows 10

System installed to WD 80gb internal HDD on Lenovo SFF M58p 3.0MHz, 4gb RAM

Install Time to HDD 8 Minutes.

Updating: Updates downloaded and installed......No Errors.

Session & Startup: Declicked Lite Welcome, Widget, Login Sound, Print Que, vboxclient, but also removed
vbox all together in terminal. Not needed.

Cold Boot Time ....55 seconds (this is after removing vbox) LL series 3 booted quicker

Install Drivers: No Additional Drivers available.

Language Support Installed.....Default was EN.....No change required.

Keyboard: Default was English....No change required.

Synaptic: Default Server changed from U.S. to Canada (note: A 'choose best' it wanted to choose a
server in Italy. Don't think so! Forced a selection from Canada

Lite Sources: Set to U.S. East Coast

Firewall: Enabled by Default....No action required.

First impression: System & actions seem sluggish. Have just installed the Beta, so please put away pitchforks & torches. Only a first impression. Lets give this a few days.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 01:26:03 PM »
 

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I retract my statement about the LL 4.2 beta being a bit sluggish. Using it for a while & it's working fine. I think my problem was a sluggish internet connection, not Linux Lite. I apologize for any incorrect reflection.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 10:33:08 PM »
 

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Thanks Ott :)
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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 04:27:53 AM »
 

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Was just going through all the Installed Lite software and all seems well apart from Dropbox.


Cannot get it to open from the Desktop or system tray  ::)
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 04:34:39 AM »
 

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@Jocklad works just fine here:

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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
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Uninstalled Dropbox in Lite Software and re-installed from the Terminal.


Now working fine...... ::) ::) ::)
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 05:04:55 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 08:53:39 AM »
 

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Throwing ideas here...

Installed myself and seems fine but... could it be the same problem as installing Wine dev (or other) and having to put/recreate icons manually or a problem with distro (pointing to Xnial in install script).

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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 09:14:35 AM »
 

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You might have to reword that, as I don't understand what you are saying. Wine from Lite Software installs Menu icons if that means anything.

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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2018, 08:19:05 AM »
 

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@Jerry
Yeah... sorry about that, I meant when you use the PPA and install the devel version of Wine!
BTW I tried to install on a old DELL PowerEdge2900 server... couldnt install ;) Pretty sure it's because of the crappy graphics card because Linux Lite 2.8 installed fine... and really fast, hehe!
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Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2018, 11:03:56 PM »
 

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 Been testing with two system installs the past week. One in virtualbox, havenít found any issues. Looks and performs well.

 
The second is a hardware install on my HP G60 laptop.  Running a Pentium T4200 with 3GB RAM and a Hybrid HDD. After removing virtualbox files Iím seeing boot times in the 27-31 seconds range. Better than I saw with 4.0.Tried the newer 4.18 kernel but there isn't a noticeable difference in boot time.


 
The refinements give 4.2 a more pleasing feel overall. Looking great Jerry! I'll run the beta until the 1 Nov release and let you know if I run across anything of note.

 
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.2 Beta Released
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2018, 12:56:12 AM »
 

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