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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby blix » Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:45 pm

Long time no post.
Just want to mention that Parsix's website is no longer filtered in Iran.
I don't have ISO images but as soon as I get images I'll start testing Gloria and reporting.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby alan » Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:26 am

@jerry525: Thanks. Install these packages and couple of control-center issues will be addressed: Printers, missing PDF printer and network options:

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apt-get install cups-pdf network-manager-openvpn-gnome network-manager-vpnc-gnome network-manager-pptp-gnome network-manager-gnome cups-pk-helper
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby jerry525 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:26 am

Many thanks, printing is fine now. Still have the issue with shutting down, just freezes.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby cmost » Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:35 pm

Also long time, no post... :-)

In the Gnome developer's infinite wisdom, they decided that users apparently never shut their machines down. :roll:

I hate Gnome Shell, and I think the Gnome developers are heading in exactly the WRONG direction. Alan, I wish you would have chosen Mint's Cinnamon desktop as the default, or MATE (which is very stable and just reached v1.4) for a more traditional experience.

Rant over. If you hold down ALT the "Suspend" option becomes "Power Off". If you'd like a more intuitive solution, there's an extension to add the power off option to the menu without having to hold ALT.

Webupd8 offers the "Alternative Status Menu" extension which adds Power Off and Hibernate options to the menu permanently. Get it here: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/14/shut-down-menu/
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby jerry525 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:21 pm

Many thanks C MOST for the tip on shutting down.
Cinnamon looks good but IMO the best Gnome 3 rework is from Solus (in that it looks & behaves almost exactly like Gnome 2 ). I think a Parsix such desktop would be a real winner. Solus is developed by Ikey Docherty who developed Mint Debian.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby alan » Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:19 pm

Guys, new testing version is out with bunch of updates, improvements and fixes. Please give it a shot and let me know if you see any issues. We have the shut down menu extension enabled by default.

Details: http://www.parsix.org/wiki/News

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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby AmiNimA » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:02 pm

alan wrote:Guys, new testing version is out with bunch of updates, improvements and fixes. Please give it a shot and let me know if you see any issues. We have the shut down menu extension enabled by default.

Details: http://www.parsix.org/wiki/News

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it seems another shark is eating the internet cables in Iran. many of us cannot access lots of websites hosted out of Iran. I hope I can download test2 in few days before final version releasing...
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby blix » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:53 pm

I did download TEST2 few days ago and cauciosly upgraded my Parsix from 3.7r2 to 4.0TEST2. I was using KDE4 on Parsix 3.7r2 and was worried about upgrading and losing my configuration and some archived documents like emails.
Upgrade done without a hitch and even my software packages replaces with Parsix4's defaults but after installing KDE packages I find everything in place; kmail configurations and emails, konversation configuration and etc...
There are some inconsistencies in GnomeShell that might be because of some new Extensions or EOS theme that I installed immediately after upgrading. Sometimes X freezes completly, Sometimes GnomeShell process is weird but overall it's working.
I did not find any major problem except GnomeShell's inconcistencies but sound quality is not good and in high volumes has noises. Also when I play a video, Gnome turns screen off after 10 minutes which is Brithness setting in GnomeShell. I used Dragon Player because of sound problems with VLC.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby mandog » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:23 am

I'm sorry guy as I can't do any testing at the moment. We are moving to the mountains in Peru, At the moment we are almost homeless as we have to move out at the end of August and fly to Peru end of Sept. Regarding the last post Ubuntu modify the power manager package to give a setting for never in the screen blanking. and Arch do a small script in xorg conf.d called 10-monitor.conf


Section "Monitor"
Identifier "LVDS0"
Option "DPMS" "false"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "ServerLayout0"
Option "BlankTime" "0"
Option "StandbyTime" "0"
Option "SuspendTime" "0"
Option "OffTime" "0"
EndSection

that does the trick maybe it will work in Parsix.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby blix » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:03 am

My home PC has a problem with Linux 3.2.30-0 kernel. It seems that is Graphic card driver:
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Sep 28 11:49:22 boa kernel: drm: registered panic notifier
Sep 28 11:49:22 boa kernel: [drm] Initialized radeon 2.12.0 20080528 for 0000:02:00.0 on minor 0

My screen freezes completly all the times that I boot this kernel. there is no problem with Linux 3.2.28-0 though.
My PC at work has a Nvidia driver and I don't have any problem with it. I installed binary driver for Nvidia. Nouveau driver had some issues.
My Graphic Card is:
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root@boa:~# lspci -v | grep -A10 VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV370 [Radeon X550] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device 3000
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
   Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
   I/O ports at a000 [size=256]
   Memory at f9000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
   [virtual] Expansion ROM at f8000000 [disabled] [size=128K]
   Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
   Capabilities: [58] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
   Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
   Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby alan » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:34 pm

Thanks Blix. Looks like a part of the freeze issue was the latest GDM3 package. I reverted changes back to see if that helps. GDM3 was responsible for freezes upon logging into the system.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby blix » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:13 am

Yes, on TEST1 and TEST2 I had to login few times in each system to load Gnome shell successfully. But in TEST3 updates I don't face this problem on Nvidia, but ATI still crashes sometimes which I guess is related to driver. Next time I'll try to look up logs for more info.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby blix » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:50 pm

I checked the logs after new screen freeze on 3.2.30-0. In /var/log/messages I have:
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Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon kernel modesetting enabled.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: fb: conflicting fb hw usage radeondrmfb vs VESA VGA - removing generic driver
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [APC6] enabled at IRQ 16
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: radeon 0000:02:00.0: PCI INT A -> Link[APC6] -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] initializing kernel modesetting (RV380 0x1002:0x5B63 0x1458:0x3000).
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] register mmio base: 0xF9000000
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] register mmio size: 65536
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Generation 2 PCI interface, using max accessible memory
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: radeon 0000:02:00.0: VRAM: 128M 0x00000000F0000000 - 0x00000000F7FFFFFF (128M used)
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: radeon 0000:02:00.0: GTT: 512M 0x00000000D0000000 - 0x00000000EFFFFFFF
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev 1 (10.10.2010).
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Driver supports precise vblank timestamp query.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: radeon 0000:02:00.0: radeon: using MSI.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon: irq initialized.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Detected VRAM RAM=128M, BAR=128M
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] RAM width 64bits DDR
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [TTM] Zone  kernel: Available graphics memory: 2027916 kiB.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [TTM] Initializing pool allocator.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon: 128M of VRAM memory ready
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] GART: num cpu pages 131072, num gpu pages 131072
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon: 1 quad pipes, 1 Z pipes initialized.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] PCIE GART of 512M enabled (table at 0x00000000F0040000).
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: radeon 0000:02:00.0: WB enabled
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Loading R300 Microcode
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon: ring at 0x00000000D0001000
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] ring test succeeded in 1 usecs
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] radeon: ib pool ready.
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] ib test succeeded in 0 usecs
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Radeon Display Connectors
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Connector 0:
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   VGA
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   DDC: 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60 0x60
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   Encoders:
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]     CRT1: INTERNAL_DAC1
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Connector 1:
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   DVI-I
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   HPD1
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   DDC: 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64 0x64
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   Encoders:
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]     CRT2: INTERNAL_DAC2
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]     DFP1: INTERNAL_TMDS1
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Connector 2:
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   S-video
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]   Encoders:
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]     TV1: INTERNAL_DAC2
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [AAZA] enabled at IRQ 22
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: snd_hda_intel 0000:00:06.1: PCI INT B -> Link[AAZA] -> GSI 22 (level, low) -> IRQ 22
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: hda_intel: Disabling MSI
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: ath5k phy0: Atheros AR2414 chip found (MAC: 0x79, PHY: 0x45)
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] fb mappable at 0xF00C0000
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] vram apper at 0xF0000000
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] size 5763072
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] fb depth is 24
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm]    pitch is 6400
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: fbcon: radeondrmfb (fb0) is primary device
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 200x56
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: fb0: radeondrmfb frame buffer device
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: drm: registered panic notifier
Oct  4 22:04:38 boa kernel: [drm] Initialized radeon 2.12.0 20080528 for 0000:02:00.0 on minor 0

It have to be something related to drm and radeon. Something like libdrm-radeon1.
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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby alan » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:27 pm

@Blix, you are right, 3.2.30 seems to create some random freezes during day to day operations. I'm reverting back to 3.2.28 for now. I'm going to remove 3.2.30 from TEST-3 ISO images and build them using newly compiled 3.2.28 kernel packages.

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Re: Parsix 4 Gloria testing resaults here

Postby mandog » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:30 pm

hey guys i'm still here now living in Peru in the Andies.
just installed gloria test 3 the installer does not give the option for a separate home folder. Grub does not play well with my other paritions, ie they freeze part way on boot when I use grub from another OS they all boot correctly apart from Parsix this is strange indeed.
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