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Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« on: August 31, 2021, 06:44:01 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 5.6 Final is now available for download and installation. This release includes updates to the Help Manual - our extensive, easy to follow Linux Lite guide, you can now install Linux Lite directly from Lite Welcome, an updated Papirus icon theme, 2 new features added to Lite Tweaks, the introduction of the 'Pay what You Want' digital download model, 7 new wallpapers, Python default version now set to Python3, and a host of bug fixes and enhancements for our target audience. If you're coming from Windows, you'll find this to be a solid, stable release that will help make your transition to a linux based operating system, user friendly.



Changes:

You can now install Linux Lite directly from Lite Welcome:



Updated Papirus icon theme:



7 new Wallpapers of which 4 are from our resident artist @whateverthing





Lite Tweaks now has complete Brave Browser Support for cleaning the cache and setting as the default web browser.
We've also added the ability to edit the Grub Menu to display the correct naming entry - Linux Lite (only works if Linux Lite controls Grub).





Pay What You Want

This is a road I'd never thought I'd go down, but we have no choice. Either we stagnate and accept the big G's ever changing algorithms, or we boldly go where others have dared.

I'm talking about the 'Pay What You Can' digital download model that has worked, and is working on other projects.

Linux Lite will always be free

Please read the entire thread here - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/on-topic/linux-lite-pay-what-you-can/

Python

Default Python version is now set to Python3.

Plus many other tweaks and changes.

Window Theme: Adapta
Icon Theme: Papirus
Font: Roboto Regular

How do I know if my Windows PC has UEFI?

In Windows Search, type msinfo or msinfo32 and launch the desktop app named System Information. Look for the BIOS Mode item, and if the value for it is UEFI, then you have the UEFI firmware. If it says BIOS Mode Legacy, then thatís the firmware youíre running.

Secure Boot is supported, but unless you know exactly how to handle it, it is a P.I.T.A. at best so I am going to say...you must disable Secure Boot to enable stress free computing.

Some helpful snippets from the latest Help Manual:





UEFI Support link - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/uefi-secure-boot/

Details:

Kernel: 5.4.0-81 ( custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.14 )
Firefox: 91.0.1
Thunderbird: 78.11.0
LibreOffice: 6.4.7.2
VLC: 3.0.9.2
Gimp: 2.10.18
Base: 20.04.3

Known Issues:

No prompt to eject Media at the end of the Legacy install, prompt is available at the end of the UEFI install.
Release Notes - not working on first installer slide.
Desktop icons - English support only.
Grub - press the ESC key whilst booting in UEFI mode after your BIOS has posted. Use the SHIFT key if running Linux Lite in Legacy mode.
Grub menu shows Linux Lite as 'Ubuntu'. After you install Linux Lite, you can change Grub to show 'Linux Lite' (See above for Lite Tweaks new Grub feature).

Upgrading

There has been some tweaks to the Lite Upgrade code from Series 4.x. Most notably, the end dialogue has been simplified and will ask you to either Reboot, Shutdown or View Log. Continue Working is no longer viewed as a sensible option. Also, Lite Welcome will no longer be displayed after a Reboot. Just look at Lite Widget to see if you upgraded successfully to 5.6 or do:

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cat /etc/llver
in a Terminal, should return Linux Lite 5.6. Lastly, the upgrade log will now be stored in /var/log/lite-upgrade.log for those interested in the process. All of our code will function in the 'system space' and no longer in the 'user space'. Our overall improvements to Lite Upgrade should see people upgrading as quickly as ever with less bloat along with unnecessary dialogues and information.

> Menu, Favorites, Install Updates (you must reboot if asked to, otherwise continue to the next step)
> Set a Restore Point - Menu, System, Timeshift
> Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade
> Reboot


PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade do:

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall lite-upgrade-series5
and, or:

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rm -rf ~/.local/share/applications/lite-upgrade.desktop
then try Menu, Settings, Lite Upgrade again.

Having problems upgrading? First thing to do is open a terminal, and make sure you have the latest version of Lite Upgrade.

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apt policy lite-upgrade-series5
should return:

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  Installed: 5.0-0040-linuxlite
  Candidate: 5.0-0040-linuxlite

If you've ran Install Updates and still don't have this version or greater you can either - wait 24 hours, or change to the default Linux Lite repository in Lite Sources.

Lite Upgrade - What it will do:

- New Lite Help Manual
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Lite Welcome
- New Lite Themes
- New Lite Tweaks
- New Wallpapers
- Updated Icons

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- Set Python3 to default (see below)

Manual removal of Adobe Flash:

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sudo apt-get remove flashplugin-installer
Then perhaps use a apt-mark hold to stop it reinstalling:

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sudo apt-mark hold flashplugin-installer
For any help on removing/adding any of the above, please place a Post.

Set Python3 to default:

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sudo update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/python python /usr/bin/python3 10
There is no upgrade path to or from RC releases.
There is no upgrade path from Series 2, 3 or 4 ( 2.0, 2.2, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 | 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, 3.6, 3.8 | 4.0, 4.2, 4.4, 4.6, 4.8 ) to Series 5.

Downloads:

HTTPS:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 5.6 Final 64bit
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)
Checking the MD5SUM and SHA256 of the Linux Lite ISO:

MD5SUM
Open a Terminal in the folder where you downloaded the ISO file in Linux Lite and do:

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md5sum linux-lite-5.6-64bit.iso
should return:

8c86035c534fe9972cb1e19361e2b58f

SHA256
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

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sha256sum linux-lite-5.6-64bit.iso
should return:

52eb66fa7303c5f5aa3d4161be789aa8636f4a33a6d45973e371d39894cd5dfa

TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the RC)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-5.6-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 9215b3e37b495abe2b6ec5c3c121e5c32c291fc4
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)

International Mirrors (city specific) - https://www.linuxliteos.com/mirrors.php (wait for page to load, some mirrors may still be syncing with us)

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-5.6-64bit.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.

A good, simple point and click USB ISO burner is https://www.balena.io/etcher/ or https://rufus.ie/
In our testing, Etcher and Rufus (for Windows only) have proven to be the most reliable. Etcher is available for Mac, Windows & Linux.

If the screen locks during Live mode, type linux into the user box and click on the Login button (no password required)

Reviewers in a VirtualBox:

Installing Updates does not function with a Live ISO. All features work as they should, once you have installed Linux Lite to hardware or a VM.
Once Linux Lite has been installed, add the following for a complete reviewing experience:

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sudo apt-get install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11
Don't forget the Guest Additions too!
Also, get the Extensions pack from here - https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads


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.


Thank you :)

Jerry and the team.
Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 09:18:44 PM by Jerry
 


Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2021, 03:47:59 PM »
 

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Everything works as advertised  ;)    Thanks Jerry, clear and easy upgrade, again.
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2021, 04:51:04 PM »
 

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Ok Just experienced something strange. Did the upgrade to 5.6, but when it finished and rebooted it gave me a weird display and could not do anything. Did a hard reset and everything rebooted. Checked version in system info. and it says LL 5.4. Yet when I do the upgrade it tells me it is updated to latest version. ???
Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 07:22:36 PM by ohjrson
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LL 5.0 Acer AX3812-E9502 intel Quad core
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 05:06:38 PM »
 

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Ok Just expreienced something strange. Did the upgrade to 5.6, but when it finished and rebooted it gave me a weird display and could not do anything. Did a hard reset and everything rebooted. Checked version in system info. and it says LL 5.4. Yet when I do the upgrade it tells me it is updated to latest version. ???

What's the output of
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apt policy lite-upgrade-series5 run that in the terminal and paste/post the output in your reply.
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 07:25:37 PM »
 

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What's the output of
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apt policy lite-upgrade-series5 run that in the terminal and paste/post the output in your reply.




 ~  apt policy lite-upgrade-series5
lite-upgrade-series5:
  Installed: 5.0-0040-linuxlite
  Candidate: 5.0-0040-linuxlite
  Version table:
 *** 5.0-0040-linuxlite 500
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite emerald/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://repo.linuxliteos.com/linuxlite emerald/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

LL 4.8 on Dell Power Edge T310 Quad core 32g
LL 4.8 Acer E5-722-49HD A4-7210 Quad core
LL 5.0 Acer AX3812-E9502 intel Quad core
LL 5.0 Dell Optiplex 755 intel Core 2 duo
LL 3.8 on Acer Aspire 3000 AMD processor
Simple, Fast, Efficient, Free, and Beats Windows all to hell.
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 08:54:23 PM »
 

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@ohjrson output of:

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cat /etc/llver
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 09:19:15 PM »
 

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Everything works as advertised  ;)    Thanks Jerry, clear and easy upgrade, again.

Thank you:)
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2021, 06:54:23 PM »
 

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@ohjrson output of:

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cat /etc/llver


Already didthis and it says 5.6
I guess I was just confused because it still says 5.4 in the system information....
Last Edit: September 03, 2021, 06:58:07 PM by ohjrson
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2021, 07:05:48 PM »
 

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I've deliberately made the Upgrade tool impossible to break on the system side, UNLESS, the process gets interrupted, OR, the user does not make a selection then clicks the Action button at the end, or lastly, doesn't follow the instructions to the letter. In other words, it's not the application that will cause problems. As one  example, the user at the end could click on the X button on the application instead of following the instructions. This would cause the program to loop endlessly.

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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2021, 07:07:55 PM »
 

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Updated 2 systems from 5.4 to 5.6...
Nice and smooth as always...
Even though 1 had 100days of updates still quick...

@ohjrson
You reboot after the upgrade?
Where are you seeing 5.4 still? Widget?
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2021, 09:03:18 PM »
 

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Updated 2 systems from 5.4 to 5.6...
Nice and smooth as always...
Even though 1 had 100days of updates still quick...


Nice :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2021, 08:50:18 AM »
 

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Effortless, flawless upgrade on the desktop. Well done, Jerry!
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2021, 05:20:50 AM »
 

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Effortless, flawless upgrade on the desktop. Well done, Jerry!


Thanks buddy :)

Download page gets a new Requirements table :)

 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 06:09:20 PM »
 

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NIce and smooth upgrade.  Thank you ( yet again).
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 Final Released
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2021, 02:44:59 PM »
 

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just curious, what version of hplip comes with this version of linux lite ?, i have not moved to the linux lite 5 series yet, i'm still on 4.8.
i think i solved my new printer problem, it needs hplip version 3.20.5 ,
 


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