Porteus 3.0 final feedback

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#16 by brokenman » 13 Mar 2014, 01:57

@laikexpert
That is expected behaviour for caja. It has always been like that. When you click on 'Computer' you are looking at the DRIVE.
To see the file system (partitions) click on 'File System' and then /mnt

usm cli does not work, so does usm gui, but once usm updated (by GUI), one can use both.
This is fixed in web wizard now.

All versions of usm don't update correctly and you can only click update once a session.
Please rebuild ISO via web wizard or download latest USM package from sourceforge.

And porteus 3.0 is just released but Porteus Updater saids there are 3 updates/patches from last year available. That can't be right.
Thanks. Seems this has been addressed now.

Engrampa is now working, don't know why as it didn't with the update cache command.
Ok. I was able to reproduce the error some time ago but seems addressed now.
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#17 by sean » 13 Mar 2014, 03:04

Using Porteus 3.0 LXDE i486

This is a beautiful piece of work Porteus Team!

Here's one problem I've run into though, USM search shows:

guvcview-1.7.3-i486-1dj.txz 219k salix

When I click on it and then click "download", it starts processing, then stops with this:

"fatal error" could not find: LIBS.TXT

I've checked /var/usm/salix and LIBS.TXT is there.

Thanks again for all the wonderful work everyone has done on this project,

Sean

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#18 by ncmprhnsbl » 13 Mar 2014, 03:11

ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/current/drivers/amd-catalyst-14.2_beta-porteus-v3.0-i486-1ftm.xzm not named correctly..
not working for my mobility radeon 5730(as per rc1-2), this card it seems has fallen through the cracks at ati... :(
on the bright side, the os radeon driver is performing(tempwise) better, with dpm enabled now?
the commands from "Dynamic power management" on archwiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ati seem to have an effect...
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#19 by fanthom » 13 Mar 2014, 05:21

ponce.cc/porteus/x86_64/current/drivers/amd-catalyst-14.2_beta-porteus-v3.0-i486-1ftm.xzm not named correctly..
changed the name right now - thanks

not working for my mobility radeon 5730(as per rc1-2), this card it seems has fallen through the cracks at ati... :(
pity that even latest beta still does not work for you. shame on AMD.

on the bright side, the os radeon driver is performing(tempwise) better, with dpm enabled now?
yes - dpm is enabled by default in 3.13.x kernels so i took a risky decision and bumped kernel to it just for final. so far no kernel related bug reports but i'm pretty sure they will come sooner or later :)
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#20 by PhLe » 13 Mar 2014, 17:17

I answer the question: "which was the GUI when I failed to install ?" : It was razor-QT

I appreciate the ease of use of usm ( I easily installed Thunderbird, VLC, zsh )

I had a hard time with magic-folders, and eventually gave up (and I am a seasoned live system specialist !).

The aim was having only

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/home
persistent through reboots, all other changes being modules. This is the way I made hundreds of live systems for years to give to my students: system files are my responsibility, /home files are their.

I use only USB sticks.

Perhaps it is a timing/udev/fsck issue:

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/home
is mounted, as required by magic-folders, on

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/mnt/sdb1
(XFS) but both appears empty.
porteus is loaded from

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/mnt/live/mnt/sdc2

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df /mnt/sdb1
gives exactly the same, correct, information as

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df /mnt/live/mnt/sdc2
, that shows that the OS is wrong.

Starting SpaceFM ( without doing nothing else) is enough to see files under

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/mnt/sdb1
, (

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dmesg
notices a remount) but

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/home
is still empty.

Same problem with ext4 for

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/mnt/sdb1
Now, I am falling back to

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changes=EXIT:UUID:404cd811-fa25-4906-acfe-8ddf0adc2778/porteus-changes
Were not this issue, I should say that Porteus could be my live systems of choice ( after SLAX, Ubuntu, Slitaz, Fedora).

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#21 by PhLe » 13 Mar 2014, 17:25

Localisation failure:

The tool is no more language-selection-tool as said in the FAQ, it's gtk-language-selection-tool.

I had no success with it ( Razor-QT). The Choose a system language list is empty/

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#22 by saneks » 13 Mar 2014, 17:53

suggestion for the omine download-wizard.. would it be possible to select a preferred filemanager on the wizard just like I select Browsers?

would be awesome if you could implement that!

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#23 by fanthom » 13 Mar 2014, 19:28

@PhLe
checked and both tools works fine here. mind that magic folder config is saved in /rootcopy so make sure you do not boot with 'norootcopy' cheatcode or in Always Fresh (which inherits 'nomagic' and 'norootcopy')
LST mounts glibc over httpfs to display localization list thus needs internet connection so please make sure you have it.

@saneks
rather not. for example KDE is bundled with dolphin and would be hard to replace it with something else. i'm sure some functions (like mtp:// kio) would broke.
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#24 by brokenman » 14 Mar 2014, 00:08

@Sean. Thanks for the notification of error in USM. There was a repository update for salix (guvcview) just yesterday which means until I update the database trying to download this package will fail. I currently update the database manually once per week. It will be automated soon and the update of databases will run automatically every 4 hours. This will end the problem.
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#25 by freestyler » 14 Mar 2014, 00:14

Only just installed 3.0. I got excited when it come out and took lsd, by the time it downloaded i couldn't focus on the screen. Everything seems to be working sweet.
https://www.porteus-apps.org

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#26 by sean » 14 Mar 2014, 00:25

@brokenman

Thanks for the kind reply. Golly I know you fellas are extremely busy.

I simply did a web-search for the file and DL'd it from pkgs.org/Slackware 14.1/Slackel. Then used txz2xzm.

I'm smiling,

Sean

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#27 by francois » 14 Mar 2014, 02:52

freestyler wrote:Only just installed 3.0. I got excited when it come out and took lsd, by the time it downloaded i couldn't focus on the screen. Everything seems to be working sweet.
How can we rely on you words??? You are sure you are not on portobuntu? :lol:
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#28 by pchan » 14 Mar 2014, 03:18

Downloaded Porteus 3.0 XFCE final 32bit

Installed using netbook MSI U270 AMD Dual-Core E450

EasyBCD neogrub -> OK

created save.dat ->OK

sound change to SB:HDA Intel - HDA ATI SB ->OK (but cannot find volume control applet on the xfce panel)

WIFI -> OK

Mounting NTFS partition to save session upon EXIT -> OK

Installed Libreoffice 4.2.1

installed SCIM input japanese

Appears to be faster and have easier package manager than Porteus 2.1

I love it so far. Thanks to the Developer Team and feedback of beta testers.

Also installed on usb pendrive. :Bravo:

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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#29 by freestyler » 14 Mar 2014, 04:21

francois wrote:How can we rely on you words??? You are sure you are not on portobuntu? :lol:
hehe, words? I thought I was writing in colors... :%)
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Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Post#30 by pchan » 14 Mar 2014, 04:30

Another report on USM after auto updated to new version doesn't start.

Will revert back to backup save file again because I have saved the session with the updated USM.

But after reading the previous post, I realized that work is in progress regarding the USM pakage manager so I will just wait for final solution because I am not so computer knowledgeable.

Will also appreciate if anyone can help me get a volume applet on the task panel.

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