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Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« on: July 28, 2021, 01:39:39 AM »
 

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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 is now available for testing. See below for details.

Linux Lite 5.6 Final will be released on 1st September, 2021.



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





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: 5.4.0-80 ( custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 5.13 )
Firefox: 89.0.2
Thunderbird: 78.11.0
LibreOffice: 6.4.7.2
VLC: 3.0.9.2
Gimp: 2.10.18
Base: 20.04.2

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 - holding shift down whilst booting in UEFI mode does not bring up the Grub menu (works in Legacy mode), waiting for Ubuntu fix.
Grub menu shows Linux Lite as 'Ubuntu'. After you install Linux Lite, you can change Grub to show 'Linux Lite':

- Open /etc/default/grub as Administrator.
- Comment out: GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian` and leave GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='Linux Lite' uncommented.
- Should look like:
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR='Linux Lite'
#GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
- sudo update-grub

Help Manual will be updated in the Final release.

You tell me.


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

Downloads:

HTTPS:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 64bit
MD5SUM: 3756acd7c5a203262f15318a468a9a35
SHA256: 06057c838adc7d007482fbffaa9a56453565f0b690ebfcb6074af9174b57c84c
Size: 1.4Gb (DVD, USB)

Checking the MD5SUM and SHA256 of the Linux Lite ISO:

MD5SUM
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

Code: [Select]
md5sum linux-lite-5.6-rc1-64bit.iso
SHA256
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

Code: [Select]
sha256sum linux-lite-5.6-rc1-64bit.iso
TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the RC)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-5.6-rc1-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: 5be6a5ded959e3297b12380d5597af86b2cee889
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-5.6-rc1-64bit.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)

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


Thank you

Jerry and the team.
Last Edit: July 28, 2021, 01:42:44 AM by Jerry
 


Re: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2021, 09:13:51 PM »
 

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So far really nice.

I installed from the welcome screen to existing partitions. I've installed my usual applications, modified settings as needed and used it for the past two weeks with no issues.

How about a screen shot with a blast from the past wallpaper(slightly modified.)

 
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 02:29:45 PM »
 

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Will there be a CORE version of this ?Tks
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 11:56:59 PM »
 

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Will there be a CORE version of this ?Tks

No decision has been made yet around a Core version. With a very successful future result from the new 'Pay What You Want' digital download model, it becomes a strong possibility.
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2021, 09:37:15 AM »
 

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Hint taken. :)   
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Re: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2021, 12:26:07 PM »
 

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When final release is out will I need a new installation from scratch?
 

Re: Linux Lite 5.6 RC1 Released
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2021, 09:42:59 PM »
 

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When final release is out will I need a new installation from scratch?

Upgrades within a series, i.e. Linux Lite 5.x, are allowed, so no, you won't. However, when Linux Lite 6.x comes out, you will need to install from scratch.
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