I've been running Alpha 1 quite happily on my laptop for a week or so!
My compliments, it is great!
However, I have some minor issues/suggestions that I solved but might be good to mention:
- Suspend/Hibernate (particular important for me as a laptop user)
Worked, but resume from hibernate failed because the kernel did not know where to find a resume image.
sudo echo "RESUME=UUID=uuid-of-my-swap-partition" > /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/resume
sudo update-initramfs -u
to update the latest initramfs fixed it for me.
- Enabled bash completions
- Added cpu-frequency to compy to see if my system was powersaving ok
- Installed cpufrequtils 'cause compy showed me I was running at the lowest frequency ALL the time, this fixed it by starting the default ondemand cpu-governer
- Installed locate, less
- Changed hibernate method to TuxOnIce because it's faster
- Had to manually mount CD-ROMS, don't know if this should be automatic? USB is automatic, so I did not understand...
Keep up the good work!!
Thank you very much, I skipped the welcome-section, but I think you noticed
This distro is great for my slightly (becoming more and more) older laptop!
Btw I forgot to mention I am running the xfce version !
Thanks Hosp!!! and welcome...
You made me search about auto-completion and:
I installed bash-completion,
edit the ~/.bashrc and uncomment this:
# enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable # this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile # sources /etc/bash.bashrc). if [ -f /etc/bash_completion ] && ! shopt -oq posix; then . /etc/bash_completion fi
also I removed the
complete -cf sudo
cause for a reason it was preventing bash-completion to be enabled with sudo
now I have auto-completion of apt-get commands AND packages as well... (Corenominal should this be by default on aplha2?)
I also had missed locate and installed it...But when I execute sudo updatedb it never completes (I left it for more than an hour waiting), although locate seems to be working...
Finally, I'm still trying to make suspend to work... first of all I don't know how to evoke suspend... on 9.04 I have added a button on openbox-logout doing this:
# Suspend def suspend(self, widget): os.system("(sleep 1s && gnome-power-cmd.sh suspend) && killall python /usr/bin/openbox-logout")
I have replaced xfce4-power-manager with gnome-p-m but if I apt-get gnome-power-cmd I have to accept about 180mb of gnome crap... is there another way to evoke suspend from openbox-logout???
EDIT: I changed my post for bash-completion because it wasn't working after a reboot with the one I have post initially...
Last edited by slapfish (2010-04-10 19:43:40)
From xfce the suspend/hibernate buttons worked like a charm!
I also found another missing package, since I am on a laptop I also installed anacron! Otherwise cron would almost never run I guess...
what about sudo updatedb? is it completing its task? is it needed in debian??? (it seams it doesn't)
EDIT: I let it run for a loooong time while I was out watching Real Madrid - Barcelona.
both went very well...
Last edited by slapfish (2010-04-10 23:07:36)