Forum: Release Candidates
Topic: DSL v3.4RC1
started by: roberts
Posted by roberts on June 19 2007,05:11Change Log for DSL v3.4RC1
1. Updated MurgaLua to v0.4.1
2. Added libXft.so.2
3. Added acpid. Use boot option "acpid"
4. Added bcrypt. Dropped des
5. Improved emelfm for better CLI support
6. Fixed user umount Debian Woody bug.
7. Updated webdata to use bcrypt
8. Updated file backup/restore to use bcrypt via "protect" boot option.
You can download from the Release Candidate < section. >
Please test carefully as the backup/restore code has changed.
Please test the new bcrypt code with caution.
Leave questions. feedback, bug reports in this thread.
Posted by mikshaw on June 19 2007,15:15
Posted by roberts on June 19 2007,15:53
We can use the standard build of MurgaLua.
Also, Opera needs this, as well, as some others and some that are under consideration of inclusion in the core. Some of the items in this change log are to better support what I am working on.
Posted by linuxmaker on June 19 2007,22:29
opera 9.x needs it.
Posted by Juanito on June 20 2007,04:00I tried DSL 3.4rc1 with a USB boot and the acpid boot code on my laptop - everything seems to work OK and thanks for adding acpid.
When I tried the power button shutdown, /var/log/acpid showed this:
When I modified /opt/acpi/actions/powerbtn.sh to read "/usr/local/bin/exitcheck.sh reboot" instead of "exitcheck.sh reboot", the laptop rebooted as expected. I guess the lid script will also need a similar modification.
Posted by roberts on June 20 2007,04:13Juanito, thanks for the feedback and all your efforts to bring acpid to DSL. I should have realized that /usr/local/bin is not in the default path of a root process. I will add the full path to correct this.
Posted by sankarv on June 21 2007,07:08There was some consideration for the updating of kernel. Anything about it in the release?
Posted by curaga on June 21 2007,12:36The one with new kernel will be 4.0
Posted by Key on June 22 2007,18:43
See also here:
< http://damnsmalllinux.org/cgi-bin....4;st=10 >
Therefore I will skip 3.4 and wait for 4.0.
What I didn't fully understand yet, was this thing with the lib in 3.4 RC1.
Why does Opera 9.x need it?
I have DSL 3.2 running with Opera 9.x quite well.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on June 22 2007,23:54If you don't use libXft you'll need to explicity disable them in order to fallback to bitmap-only fonts. The file to be edited is /etc/opera6rc (and the only one under *nix I think...) but that is the only thing preventing it from being a (proper) uci.
If you load libXft, it will take care of everything. So it would be my guess that freetype fonts and such could also be used. (if you just want to do this without grabbing this RC, I think it is in the gnu-utils extension)
Posted by roberts on June 26 2007,01:52There will not be an 3.4RC2. I want to move this version to production.
Perhaps not much feedback is a good thing?
I have fixed the acpi scripts per Juanito's feedback.
If no one is having an issue with backup/restore, regular or bcrypted, then I can move 3.4RC1 to 3.4
I want to make room for the first alpha of 4.0, but would like validation of the critical area of backup/restore before I do.
Posted by Juanito on June 26 2007,03:34I have not had any issues with the regular backup/restore - I never use bcrypt so I can't comment on that.
Posted by Paco268 on June 27 2007,08:32Hi there,
I've been testing the new acpid capability, and i can report that there's a good improvement. Now with 3.4RC1 my old TP 600e laptop battery last around 1 hour instead of 20 mins with DSL 3.3
Now i'll try to setup xset and save more battery.
Posted by Juanito on June 27 2007,09:16There are a number of utilities that use acpid's event detection to provide various power saving functions - cpufreqd to control the cpu clock speed, laptop-mode-tools to spin down the hd, cpudyn to do something or other, etc - but I am not sure any of these control the screen.
If your monitor is dpms compliant, you can use the following lines in XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf to set the screen blanking time:
Option "StandbyTime" "7"
Option "SuspendTime" "7"
Option "OffTime" "10"
You could probably get more details by searching the forums on "dpms"
Posted by jpeters on June 29 2007,06:44Image on disk boots fine on a few Dell Latitude 600's, but same disk crashes Dell Inspirion 1000 at "sending processer term signal..."
I haven't tried loading cheat codes other than toram. (on 600's it doesn't load initial bus-card graphic; on inpirion it does. Inspirion has 512 mgs of ram.
Posted by jpeters on July 02 2007,07:23Finally got 3.4RC1 to load onDell Inspiron 1000; frugal installed it.