Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE 4.9

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Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE 4.9

Post#1 by luc0zade » 07 Apr 2012, 17:26

Assisted by the tips and links provided above by Tonio, I've remastered Porteus-XFCE-v1.2-rc1-x86_64 to make an ISO including the 3.3.1 Linux kernel and updated vmlinuz mentioned here and the XFCE 4.9 modules linked in this thread.

Download http://www.load.to/XDHhU8sMA3/Porteus-X ... est_01.iso

md5 for the ISO: 537ec0de60850f3576848923f898ed70 .

sha1 for the ISO: 9efa4dd32ce4e3ec5e316f8a9252b543c997effe .

I haven't done any substantial testing yet but I've used this ISO to make a live CD which boots on my laptop, a Dell Latitude E5420.

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Re: Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE

Post#2 by Tonio » 09 Apr 2012, 03:41

I am testing it and all I can say is GREAT JOB :)
Both to you and to Ahau for the XFCE 4.10 version.

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guest@porteus:~$ uname -a
Linux porteus 3.3.1-porteus #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Apr 3 16:44:28 UTC 2012 x86_64 AMD Phenom(tm) 8250e Triple-Core Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
guest@porteus:~$ cat /etc/porteus-version 
Porteus-v1.2
So far so good. I do know in advance that it* is unofficial version and that I am on my own and all that stuff, but I like it and hidden bottom panel, the menu was pushed to the top. Overall great work!

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Re: Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE

Post#3 by Rava » 09 Apr 2012, 16:25

I seemingly forgot to add in the other thread... and might as well do it here:

I need a NVidia driver module for 3.3.1 kernel but at least not found any in the folder the kernel update was in.

Are they already available? It is, like, a year or longer ago since I last created my ow3n and there was some kind of issue needed to be solved, and sadly me forgot to note down what is also needed for the installer to work, cause 005-devel was alone never enough for it...
So... I would again give it a try when someone could help we with the heads up on why the NV installer might be cranky... (But where to post that issue???)
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Re: Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE

Post#4 by Tonio » 09 Apr 2012, 18:09

Rava wrote:I seemingly forgot to add in the other thread... and might as well do it here:

I need a NVidia driver module for 3.3.1 kernel but at least not found any in the folder the kernel update was in.

Are they already available? It is, like, a year or longer ago since I last created my ow3n and there was some kind of issue needed to be solved, and sadly me forgot to note down what is also needed for the installer to work, cause 005-devel was alone never enough for it...
So... I would again give it a try when someone could help we with the heads up on why the NV installer might be cranky... (But where to post that issue???)
I believe you will need the crippled kernel sources to build the nvidia module. But since this is a newer kernel by fanthom, the package would have to come from him(crippled kernel sources) at least to build the driver so that it could be built.

@all
I noticed that when shutting down, the cd comes out, but does not go back in. It is a small thing, but hopefully others notice it. Maybe some things do change in 3.3?

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@Rava
crippled kernel sources are present! so nvidia module may be built.

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root@porteus:~# ls /media/Porteus/porteus/base/ -l
total 211648
-r--r--r-- 1 root root 14348288 Apr  3 19:21 000-kernel.xzm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 46723072 Feb 20 17:47 001-core.xzm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 57368576 Feb 20 17:47 002-xorg.xzm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 33607680 Feb 20 17:47 005-devel.xzm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20512768 Feb 20 17:47 006-firefox.xzm
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 12652544 Apr  7 15:26 0090-xfce-4.9-x86_64.xzm*
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21520384 Apr  7 15:29 0091-xfce-4.9-apps-x86_64.xzm*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  9994240 Apr  3 17:01 crippled_sources-3.3.1-x86_64-1ftm.xzm

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Re: Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE

Post#5 by Rava » 10 Apr 2012, 09:51

Tonio wrote: I noticed that when shutting down, the cd comes out, but does not go back in. It is a small thing, but hopefully others notice it. Maybe some things do change in 3.3?
Can some log be saved to get to the issue?
Cause I always run Porteus with Always Fresh, aka no save container or changes folder...

Would a tailf work? Or is tee -a needed? (Just now found out about tailf, since I always used tail -f instead. :P)
Tonio wrote:crippled kernel sources are present! so nvidia module may be built.
Yay.... then I will try building a nVidia-295.20 or such version module...
And when the 1.2rc2 has the same kernel, then it would be the one module that all can use, yes?
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Re: Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE

Post#6 by fanthom » 10 Apr 2012, 11:27

@Rava
And when the 1.2rc2 has the same kernel, then it would be the one module that all can use, yes?
yes, but i doubt it will be the same version (we still have no date for rc2).
anyway - you can link your nVidia module here - for this particular build - if you wish.
if you decide to do it then pls grab /etc/X11/xorg.conf from official nVidia module:
http://ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/testing/ ... -2beny.xzm
as it solves some issues.
Please add [Solved] to your thread title if the solution was found.

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Re: Porteus 1.2-rc1 x86_64 remastered w/ kernel 3.3.1 & XFCE

Post#7 by Rava » 11 Apr 2012, 05:27

@fanthom:

No problem:

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# ls -d /mnt/live/memory/images/010-nVidia-295.20-porteus-v1.2-rc1-x86_64-1beny.xzm/
/mnt/live/memory/images/010-nVidia-295.20-porteus-v1.2-rc1-x86_64-1beny.xzm/
:D
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