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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2023, 04:48:20 AM »
 

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Finally found some time to update my media center and mini laptop. Smooth work ! Couldn't be easier. Btw, as I've been using LL only for a few months, it's been my very 1st update experience with this distro. As ever, nothing to complain about.  :043: :54:
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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2023, 02:32:44 AM »
 

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Finally found some time to update my media center and mini laptop. Smooth work ! Couldn't be easier. Btw, as I've been using LL only for a few months, it's been my very 1st update experience with this distro. As ever, nothing to complain about.  :043: :54:
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2023, 07:40:45 PM »
 

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Thanks for this flawless upgrade Jerry.  I don't give regularly, these upgrades are my reminder.
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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2023, 07:37:52 PM »
 

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Thanks for this flawless upgrade Jerry.  I don't give regularly, these upgrades are my reminder.
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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2023, 06:01:34 AM »
 

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Congratulations on another fine Linux Lite release! Three upgrades to 6.4 complete without a hitch; one on Qemu, one on Hyper-V, one on hardware. Flawless and clean. Thank you for the hard work once again.
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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2023, 06:01:17 AM »
 

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Excellent, Jerry! Thank you very much.

I'm using version 6.2, will it still continue to receive updates or will I have to install 6.4?

Either :)
 

Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2023, 09:20:48 AM »
 

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Congratulations on another fine Linux Lite release! Three upgrades to 6.4 complete without a hitch; one on Qemu, one on Hyper-V, one on hardware. Flawless and clean. Thank you for the hard work once again.
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Re: Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2023, 08:26:34 AM »
 

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Excellent, Jerry! Thank you very much.

I'm using version 6.2, will it still continue to receive updates or will I have to install 6.4?
 

Linux Lite 6.4 Final Released
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Release Announcement

Linux Lite 6.4 Final is now available for download and installation.

Building upon the release of 6.2, we have added a number if new changes.





Changes:


Linux Lite Applications

Our in-house applications are starting to be repackaged using ZSTD compression for significantly faster decompression speeds and higher compression rates.

Example:

Lite Themes - old compressed package: 91.2mb
Lite Themes - new compressed package: 76.8mb

This will benefit machines from a wider range of ages. Great for slower computers when installing updates, lightning fast updates for modern machines.


Added SystemD report to Lite System Report

This addition will help a wide range of people in regards to diagnosing a variety of booting and general system inquiries. Our amazing support team on the Forums will also find this very helpful.





Added webp support in the Thunar file manager for displaying thumbnails correctly

See below for before and after comparisons.

Before:



After:



The new look Thunderbird

Thunderbird gets, Redesigned Icons, Spaces Toolbar, New Address Book, Message Header Customization, Import and Export Wizard and Matrix Chat Support.















Other Changes:

- Latest Papirus Icon Theme
- The Hardware Database now has over 80,000 submissions. 100k here we come! https://www.linuxliteos.com/hardware.php
- Latest stable versions of Chrome, LibreOffice, Lite applications etc
- New wallpapers

Plus many other tweaks and changes.

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

Installation

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: 5.15.0-69 ( custom kernels also available via our Repository for versions 3.13 - 6.2 )
Chrome: 111.0
Thunderbird: 102.9
LibreOffice: 7.4.6
VLC: 3.0.16
Gimp: 2.10.30
Base: 22.04.2

Known Issues:

Eject Media prompt is only available at the end of the UEFI install.
Desktop icons - English support only.
Dropbox: if you get an error, run the set up twice.
There is NO Grub Edit in Lite Tweaks in this Series for Linux Lite due to an unsolvable issue. Ubuntu will show in the Grub menu if you are dual or more booting. Try Grub Customizer if it annoys you.
Grub menu shows Linux Lite as 'Ubuntu'. See below for more on this.

- 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

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.

OEM Install option - is broken and crashes near the end of the install. If a fix can't be found, it will be excluded from each release until a solution if found.

Other Issues

Please tell us in this thread.

Upgrading

There has been some tweaks to the Lite Upgrade code from Series 5.x. Most notably, the end dialogue has been simplified and will ask you to either Reboot, Shutdown or View Log. Also, Lite Welcome will no longer be displayed after a Reboot. Just look at Lite Widget to see if you upgraded successfully to 6.4 or do:

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cat /etc/llver
in a Terminal, should return Linux Lite 6.4. The upgrade log is stored in /var/log/lite-upgrade.log for those interested in the process.

> 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-series6
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-series6
should return:

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  Installed: 6.0-0030-linuxlite
  Candidate: 6.0-0030-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 Themes
- New Lite Upgrade
- New Lite Welcome
- Update LibreOffice

Lite Upgrade - What it won't do:

- No changes to the user space are needed (all changes handled in the system space).

There is no upgrade path from RC to Final or from Series to Series.


Downloads:

HTTPS:

Download 64bit from here - Linux Lite 6.4 Final 64bit
MD5SUM: 7e8b96c455d1e6773eb5b1b7a19d328c
SHA256: d91c7a7ae5a0de347984aa23c9b1137cfd0399054a21965baf0c5011284eb343
Size: 2.3Gb (DVD, USB)

Checking the MD5SUM and SHA256 of the Linux Lite ISO:

MD5SUM
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

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md5sum linux-lite-6.4-64bit.iso
SHA256
Open a Terminal on Linux Lite and do:

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sha256sum linux-lite-6.4-64bit.iso
TORRENT: (Fastest way to download the RC)

64bit Torrent from here - linux-lite-6.4-64bit.iso.torrent
Hash: e291ba036d260a71a4a42587a221982242f13780
Size: 2.3Gb (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 4gb or larger USB stick, or a writable DVD. Alternatively, you can use the dd command: sudo dd if=linux-lite-6.2-64bit.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 work with a Live ISO (ignoring the 'CDROM' errors). 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 and enjoy :)

Jerry and the team.
 

 

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