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Quirky SlaQ 8.1.6 x86_64 released
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2017, 23:20    Post subject:  

So, why don't you get that offer to increase the partition size? It has works consistently for me, on both laptops and different sticks.

Would you mind trying this, in a terminal:

Set variable PDRV to the drive (Flash stick) you are running SlaQ on, for example "sdc", and PDEV1 to the partition:

Code:
# PDRV=sdc
# PDEV1=sdc2


I have pulled this code out of /usr/sbin/quicksetup:

Code:
# START_PDEV1="$(cat /sys/block/${PDRV}/${PDEV1}/start)"
# SIZE_PDEV1="$(cat /sys/block/${PDRV}/${PDEV1}/size)"
# START_BEYONDS="`expr $START_PDEV1 + $SIZE_PDEV1`"
# DISK_INFO="$(sfdisk -F /dev/$PDRV)"
# SIZE_BEYONDS="$(echo "$DISK_INFO" | sed -e 's%^ *%%' | grep "^${START_BEYONDS} " | tr -s ' ' | cut -f 3 -d ' ')"


The variable SIZE_BEYONDS should be the number of sectors unused in the drive.
You can check each step as you do it, just use 'echo' to view the result.

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TeX Dog

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 01:00    Post subject:  

Booted ISO with raft of errors (hwclock again) unable to remove/move /var/local etc. boot messages.
JWM or X windows not drawing or refreshing normally! text and graphics wrong or mostly missing. Took a snapshot but can't find it (dialogs for paint not readable, same issues as the snapshot showed) switching blindly between 3 desktop seems to correct for some time.
DVD multi-sessions did not take place automagically, do not know how to force it. missing YT-download <a favorite from QuirkyXeres on RaspberryPi> BTW whatever happened to T2 version for Pi? and bluetooth support.
Thanks for the ISO and hope for a QuirkyXeres version?
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 06:21    Post subject:  

TeX Dog wrote:
Booted ISO with raft of errors (hwclock again) unable to remove/move /var/local etc. boot messages.
JWM or X windows not drawing or refreshing normally! text and graphics wrong or mostly missing. Took a snapshot but can't find it (dialogs for paint not readable, same issues as the snapshot showed) switching blindly between 3 desktop seems to correct for some time.
DVD multi-sessions did not take place automagically, do not know how to force it. missing YT-download <a favorite from QuirkyXeres on RaspberryPi> BTW whatever happened to T2 version for Pi? and bluetooth support.
Thanks for the ISO and hope for a QuirkyXeres version?


There are some error messages at bootup, minor, non-fatal.

The desktop windows/graphics looked ok to me.

Quirky is really intended for full installation, that is where you use the snapshot feature. I probably should remove it from the menu when running from live-CD -- but then, I never intended to offer a live-CD, and still intend to phase it out.

DVD multisession does not work on laptop optical drives. As the majority of computers being sold these days are (probably) laptops, there isn't much motive for supporting multisession.

Unless by "multisession" you just mean saving of the sessions to hard drive. That is different. And yes, different from Puppy -- there is an icon on the desktop labeled "save", click that, it then has a checkbox to ask at every shutdown.

Me too, I only have two laptops. The old desktop towers got given away.

Bluetooth support is still there, just no tray icon. But you can bring the tray icon back -- set the executable flags in /root/Startup/bluepup_tray then restart X.

I am investigating the new puppyBT, hence put my BluePup on the back-burner for now.

T2 for Pi? How many hours are there in the day? I do have a life, apart from Quirky development. I will get back to the Pi sometime.

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belham2

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 06:36    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:


T2 for Pi? How many hours are there in the day? I do have a life, apart from Quirky development. I will get back to the Pi sometime.




LOL! Awwe, come on, Barry, we don't ask too much of you here. Only your heart, soul, mind, arms, legs, fingers et al to be at our beck & call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 a year Very Happy

Me thinking after this Quirky 8.1.6 Slaq release, it's time to start planning for like outdoor trips and hiking again....and let the slaq-ing and pi-ing come in a different form.



P.S. Gave me youngest daughter, for her laptop, a USB-SD card loaded with Slaq & the complete 'peachy red' theme (no changes by me), and she thus proclaimed it "the prettiest thing I've ever seen, Dad!". Haha, go figure! Laughing
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Rodney Byne

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 06:54    Post subject: A few more bugs to report  

Hi Barry,

A nice "peachy" distro but some more observations to add to the list.

An odd thing happens to the bottom task tray if you do this:
In JWM Configuration Manager - Tray management
Don't press anything in Iconify or Verbose in Pager, otherwise
the task tray will suddenly shrink in length to about 3 inches,
over to the far left next to the Menu button.
I had to re-install SlaQ to usb again because I didn't know
how to recover the tray.

In Multimedia:
Xine doesn't play DVDs, it says "The source can't be read...."
It should play the DVD on insertion of the sr0 tray.

Pavrecord doesn't fully launch with the web camera on.

pEqualiser doesn't launch at all.

I guess Upgrade Manager will be getting busy fairly soon.

Best regards.
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 06:54    Post subject:  

Quirky SlaQ 8.1.6 x86_64 :
booted ISO from usb flash stick.
All seems ok, video ok.

- Very slow to start PC because of floppy detection :
From dmesg at starting PC :
Code:
[    5.265364] random: nonblocking pool is initialized
[    5.791556] ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
[   35.202398] floppy0: no floppy controllers found

Removing floppy support should save many seconds of bootup.

- Quick setup doesnt show the "expand partition to fill drive"
Code:
# /usr/sbin/quicksetup
grep: /root/.packages/user-installed-packages: No such file or directory
grep: /root/.packages/user-installed-packages: No such file or directory
mkdir: can't create directory '/var/local/sss': Invalid argument
mkdir: can't create directory '/var/local/sss': Invalid argument
Generating /root/.icewm/menu...
mv: cannot move '/root/.icewm/menu' to a subdirectory of itself, '/root/.icewm/menu-previous'
Generating /root/.jwmrc...
mv: cannot move '/root/.jwmrc' to a subdirectory of itself, '/root/.jwmrc-previous'
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 07:23    Post subject:  

Quirky SlaQ 8.1.6 x86_64 :

- this version seems very fast and responsive Very Happy Smile

- /usr/local/bin/defaultchat
Opens seamonkey but no chat

- /root/Startup/network_tray
Doesn't show in the tray

- For the "expand partition to fill drive" :
Code:
# PDRV=sdb
# PDEV1=sdb2
# START_PDEV1="$(cat /sys/block/${PDRV}/${PDEV1}/start)"
# echo $START_PDEV1
136
# SIZE_PDEV1="$(cat /sys/block/${PDRV}/${PDEV1}/size)"
# echo $SIZE_PDEV1
16384
# START_BEYONDS="`expr $START_PDEV1 + $SIZE_PDEV1`"
# echo $START_BEYONDS
16520
# DISK_INFO="$(sfdisk -F /dev/$PDRV)"
# echo $DISK_INFO
Unpartitioned space /dev/sdb: 2 GiB, 2109210624 bytes, 4119552 sectors Units: sectors of 1 archive downloads grisbi media other personal portable projects 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Start End Sectors Size 18432 4137983 4119552 2G

# SIZE_BEYONDS="$(echo "$DISK_INFO" | sed -e 's%^ *%%' | grep "^${START_BEYONDS} " | tr -s ' ' | cut -f 3 -d ' ')"
# echo $SIZE_BEYONDS

#
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Reneetje


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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 07:42    Post subject: Works fine  

Quirky SlaQ 8.1.6 x86_64 works fine. At bootup only one error message about hwclock and hardware clock. Office Libre 5.1.3 works. Thank you for the great job.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:05    Post subject:  

linuxcbon wrote:
- For the "expand partition to fill drive" :
Code:
# PDRV=sdb
# PDEV1=sdb2
# START_PDEV1="$(cat /sys/block/${PDRV}/${PDEV1}/start)"
# echo $START_PDEV1
136
# SIZE_PDEV1="$(cat /sys/block/${PDRV}/${PDEV1}/size)"
# echo $SIZE_PDEV1
16384
# START_BEYONDS="`expr $START_PDEV1 + $SIZE_PDEV1`"
# echo $START_BEYONDS
16520
# DISK_INFO="$(sfdisk -F /dev/$PDRV)"
# echo $DISK_INFO
Unpartitioned space /dev/sdb: 2 GiB, 2109210624 bytes, 4119552 sectors Units: sectors of 1 archive downloads grisbi media other personal portable projects 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Start End Sectors Size 18432 4137983 4119552 2G

# SIZE_BEYONDS="$(echo "$DISK_INFO" | sed -e 's%^ *%%' | grep "^${START_BEYONDS} " | tr -s ' ' | cut -f 3 -d ' ')"
# echo $SIZE_BEYONDS

#


That's interesting. The start of unused space is at sector 16520, however, sfdisk is reporting it to be 18432

Does sfidsk really return everything on one line?
If you just run this:

# sfdisk -F /dev/sdb

...what is the exact layout?
...I was expecting the values "18432 4137983 4119552 2G" to be on a separate line.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:19    Post subject:  

belham2 wrote:
BarryK wrote:


T2 for Pi? How many hours are there in the day? I do have a life, apart from Quirky development. I will get back to the Pi sometime.




LOL! Awwe, come on, Barry, we don't ask too much of you here. Only your heart, soul, mind, arms, legs, fingers et al to be at our beck & call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 a year Very Happy

Me thinking after this Quirky 8.1.6 Slaq release, it's time to start planning for like outdoor trips and hiking again....and let the slaq-ing and pi-ing come in a different form.


P.S. Gave me youngest daughter, for her laptop, a USB-SD card loaded with Slaq & the complete 'peachy red' theme (no changes by me), and she thus proclaimed it "the prettiest thing I've ever seen, Dad!". Haha, go figure! Laughing


Smile It's OK. TeX Dog and others are keen on the Pi, so want to see more action there. I do to.

Re taking a break, it is about to happen. I don't actually own my own home anymore, just been living with family. For the next few months, I will be on the move.

Taking basic gear: baby laptop, Pi3, wi-fi router, charger. USB hard drive. Depending on space, I might be able to take my 6 amp power adaptor for the Pi, which will enable the hard drive to run off the Pi.

Perhaps can also fit in my USB optical drive. Will need that if I am going to chase down some of those live-CD bugs.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:22    Post subject:  

Code:
# sfdisk -F /dev/sdb
Unpartitioned space /dev/sdb: 2 GiB, 2109210624 bytes, 4119552 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Start     End Sectors Size
18432 4137983 4119552   2G
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:47    Post subject:  

I have tested with a flash stick, /dev/sdd:

Code:
# cat /sys/block/sdd/sdd2/start
1064960
# cat /sys/block/sdd/sdd2/size
13418496
# expr 1064960 + 13418496
14483456
# sfdisk -F /dev/sdd
Unpartitioned space /dev/sdd: 327 MiB, 342867456 bytes, 669663 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

   Start      End Sectors  Size
    2048     2048       0    0B
 1050624  1064959   14336    7M
14483456 15138782  655327  320M
#


And I get exactly what I expect, and what is correct. /sys reports a start sector and size of sdd2, add those together and have the start of the unused space, 14483456.

Then I ran "sfdisk -F /dev/sdd", which reports all the unused spaces, and you can see the section of unused space starting at sector 14483456.

QuickSetup thus works for me.

I request more feedback on this. From anyone who does not get that checkbox offering to resize the partition, can you please run the same as I have done above, substituting the correct drive letters.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:53    Post subject:  

Code:
# cat /sys/block/sdb/sdb2/start
136
# cat /sys/block/sdb/sdb2/size
16384
# expr 136 + 16384
16520
# sfdisk -F /dev/sdb
Unpartitioned space /dev/sdb: 2 GiB, 2109210624 bytes, 4119552 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

Start     End Sectors Size
18432 4137983 4119552   2G
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:55    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
T2 for Pi? How many hours are there in the day? I do have a life, apart from Quirky development. I will get back to the Pi sometime.


I need to unwind. The bugs have been never ending, and for the last week i have been thinking that SlaQ is ready for release, then find more bugs, then more... and of course after releasing, yet more...

But then Quirky was never really intended to be a polished "final product". A big break is immanent, then will continue thinking about the next-gen Quirky.

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jan 2017, 09:57    Post subject:  

8.1.6 .iso:
Already advised BK. They (supra) are correct; RoW runs on CD/DVD .iso and will continue to do so for reasons given and many more.

Very long delay ~10min at video command during boot up. Eventually got a black screen. First attempt at CTL-ALT-BKSPCE did nothing initially then the cursor came up at ~5min. Second C_T_B brought up the xorgwizard option . With a bit of juggling was able to get a successful opening screen. Nearly everything seems to be working - even FlashPlayer!
Sound not working, though, and couldn't coax it to do so using available utilities - neither hdmi nor ALSA.
Unfortunately didn't have anything connected nor available to connect to install a version so will have to suffer a new restart.

Incidentally, ref. to pfix above should now be qfix?
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