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#1 2013-01-19 21:22:57

corenominal
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Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Updated Waldorf images are available now.

It has been approximately 3 months since the previous Waldorf images were built, so I figured the time was right to upload some updated builds. To be honest, I was tempted to wait until Debian Wheezy migrates to stable before updating the builds, but Debian being Debian (released when ready), it could mean waiting a week, a month, or even a year (although best estimates indicate it could be ~3 months).

Anyhow, the new images contain some fixes to the installer that affected installations performed using DVD media. Personally, I tend to install via a USB stick (the recommended method), so I had not come across the bug myself, until somebody else mentioned it. The bug appeared as an error message just before the GRUB install screen, where it asked the user to insert an additional disk. To fix this, I have applied some patches to the apt-setup component of the Debian Installer. I have tested the fixes on a couple of machines and they appear to work, however, it would be good to have them tested by others.

Other minor changes of note are:

  • Iceweasel updated to version 18.

  • VLC has replaced GNOME-MPlayer -- back by popular demand.

  • A Policy Kit Local Authority file has been added to enable easy mounting of internal drives within Thunar.

  • xfce4-power-manager has been patched to fix a long standing issue whereby the battery status icon would cause a visual error within tint2's system tray, after a system had been suspended and resumed.

As with the previous updated Waldorf images, other changes have been kept to an absolute minimum and any existing Waldorf users should not need to perform a new installation, unless they wish to help with testing the install process.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed feedback, ideas, patches, code and financial help. CrunchBang would not be possible without you! I hope you enjoy these updated builds.

Happy CrunchBangin'!

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#2 2013-01-19 21:59:24

Jimbo_G
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Registered: 2009-12-08
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Installation went very smoothly on my EeePC 1005HA, no problems to report  smile  I'm pleased to see that VLC has returned!

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#3 2013-01-19 22:07:36

VastOne
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Well done corenominal... smile

Hopefully Debian will get it's house in order sooner rather than later.


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#4 2013-01-19 22:29:28

corenominal
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

VastOne wrote:

Well done corenominal... smile

Hopefully Debian will get it's house in order sooner rather than later.

Of course, 'its house' is our house too, so if any #! users can help, that would be awesome! smile

For anyone interested, Richard Hartmann regularly publishes a breakdown of the RC bugs, his latest post can be found here: http://richardhartmann.de/blog/posts/20 … r_Week_03/

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#5 2013-01-19 22:32:42

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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

249 left, that does seem reachable soon... I will definitely see what I can help with


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#6 2013-01-19 22:33:34

corenominal
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

VastOne wrote:

I will definitely see what I can help with

Good man! smile

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#7 2013-01-19 22:34:51

hashbanger
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Registered: 2011-11-28
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

eD2k/Kad mirror up-to-date. Busy in real life now, so no VM testing this time, sorry. smile

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#8 2013-01-19 22:50:38

zierka
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Is this UEFI-ready?


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#9 2013-01-20 01:49:57

kelean
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Registered: 2009-01-21
Posts: 178

Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Posted on Distrowatch but they have the R20121015 on the top but the correct version listed for download.

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#10 2013-01-20 10:30:00

vicshrike
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

the above mentioned changes looks all good to me, but I will maybe wait for the stable release with installing, will give it a thought though, keep up the good work, and thank you for doing it corenominal   smile


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#11 2013-01-20 10:38:08

corenominal
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

vicshrike wrote:

the above mentioned changes looks all good to me, but I will maybe wait for the stable release with installing, will give it a thought though, keep up the good work, and thank you for doing it corenominal   smile

smile

Interestingly, or not, whilst Waldorf/Wheezy is not yet officially the stable branch, it has been running without any real issues for a long time, so I have now listed the Waldorf downloads on the default download page.

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#12 2013-01-20 10:51:25

silince
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

zierka wrote:

Is this UEFI-ready?

I had an awkward UEFI set-up on my Lenovo S205, but the image prior to this installed without hitch.


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#13 2013-01-20 10:53:39

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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Downloaded, (occasionally) seeding, and installed the latest image to a spare external HD.  It just keeps getting better & better!  I've had it running for several hours now, and my wifi (which has been problematic with kernels that came after the first Statler backports image) is still working well, and some niggling little bugs in Radeon font rendering have been fixed.  (I know these are upstream fixes, but still... /)^3^(\ )  If the wifi survives through a few reboots over the entire weekend, then this will definitely be replacing my Statler install. cool

Great work, Philip!


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#14 2013-01-20 10:54:22

vicshrike
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

hey, that is good news! finished thinking then  big_smile


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#15 2013-01-20 20:10:45

lordberic
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Registered: 2009-12-23
Posts: 59

Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Downloading now, just in time to blitz my ailing xubuntu setup at work (since oddly that has gone crunch bang yet #! never has)

Thanks papanominal, I'll hazard a guess that it's the same solid reliable #! as usual and give you the praise now  big_smile

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#16 2013-01-20 20:33:51

vicshrike
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Testing the live 32image, downloaded today, direct, intended for my eeepc, discovered a rather odd thing, in the menu for multimedia there is still  GNOME Mplayer, but when clicking it, there is vlc, not a problem for me, but might create confusion for somebody, just wanted to mention it. But Waldorf is surely looking awesome, great work, as always. Thank you!

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#17 2013-01-20 20:46:54

zierka
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

silince wrote:
zierka wrote:

Is this UEFI-ready?

I had an awkward UEFI set-up on my Lenovo S205, but the image prior to this installed without hitch.

I just tried this new image, and it seems it does not work out-of-the-box on a UEFI system (or I'm just missing something). How did you do?

I have windows 8 installed (manually, not oem), and wanted to dual-boot with #!. Secure boot is disabled. Installation went smoothly (as always), but after reboot, it boots directly into win8. There is no new entry in the bootable devices list in 'bios', also no GRUB.

As I read it, wheezy beta 3 supports uefi. There are so many uefi tricks on forums that I don't know which one to follow.

So, anyone with experience regarding uefi? Thanks in advance.


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#18 2013-01-20 20:48:54

chameleon
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Congrats on the new release. cool
I will try and give some feedback on an install soon.

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#19 2013-01-20 21:25:47

SabreWolfy
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Which kernel version is in this release?


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#20 2013-01-20 23:18:59

mynis01
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

SabreWolfy wrote:

Which kernel version is in this release?

Not sure on exact debian version but wheezy is being frozen at 3.2.0. The number after the dash in 3.2.0-x is just a number indicating how many times a patched release of the mainstream kernel has been put out by the debian devs.

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#21 2013-01-21 07:59:58

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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

^ Thanks. So Wheezy/Waldorf will remain at 3.2.0 until patched after release (?). Or would it never get patched if it is considered "stable" (or frozen now)?

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#22 2013-01-21 11:39:24

Ed Flanders
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

I have just finished Installing the latest image on my Dell Vostro 1400 and it works perfectly. The laptop runs considerably less hot now, which was my only problem with Statler.

Thank you


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#23 2013-01-21 12:00:02

bozhkov
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

SabreWolfy wrote:

^ Thanks. So Wheezy/Waldorf will remain at 3.2.0 until patched after release (?). Or would it never get patched if it is considered "stable" (or frozen now)?

Yeah, its gonna stay at 3.2 with security patches backported and all smile

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#24 2013-01-21 13:32:29

chameleon
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

Latest snapshot installed. cool

One possible issue/glitch;
When the post installation script started it reported that the internet connection test had failed.
However, the internet connection was OK so I hit 'any' key to continue, the internet connection test was OK and the script continued on as expected.

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#25 2013-01-21 14:15:06

pvsage
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Re: Updated Waldorf "Testing" images: 20130119

pvsage wrote:

If the wifi survives through a few reboots

...and the honeymoon's over. cry  Same old story - let computer sit idle a few hours with newer kernel, and wifi stops working with that kernel, for like, ever.  (Can't even connect with the LiveISO anymore; fortunately, the older backported kernel still works. roll )  Looks like it's finally time to divert some of my funds toward a cheap Atheros wifi card and send my Realtek dongle to the moon.


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