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Offline roberts

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microcore_v3.8rc2
« on: July 17, 2011, 09:35:18 AM »
The Second Release Candidate of Micro Core v3.8 is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates

microcore_3.8rc2.iso
microcore_3.8rc2.iso.md5.txt

Change log:
rc1
* Updated tce-load - now allows re-downloading non-installed extensions to better handle download failures.
* Updated tce-setup & tce-load to ensure busybox calls thus avoiding conflicts with gnu utilities.
* Updated rc.shutdown - removed sleep to improve shutdown speed.
 
rc2
* Updated busybox  -  1.18.5 new depmod applet and audit of required applets.
* Updated search.sh  - improved searching by title results and support for fat file-system.
* Updated provides.sh  - support for fat file-system.
* Updated tce-setup, tce-load, and loadpack.sh - alias for new depmod applet.
* Updated .profile - new user login sudo issue resolved.

Note: depmod has been moved to extensions, GNU depmod may be required by certain extensions, e.g., alsa.

Note the following have also been updated:
Xprogs.tcz
wbar.tcz

Are needed when using microcore_3.8rc2.iso and X.
See; http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=10728.0 details.
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Re: microcore_v3.8rc2
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2011, 11:18:33 AM »
Since last week I have returned online with a modem compatible with linux, and then I went back and customize a Microcore.

I found these problems:
-The "Set Time" "Top" "Xkill" menu items don't work
-Both backup from Control Panel and in the exit Menu don't work. Control Panel Error is :
"Error occured.
Make sure you are using a valid backup/restore device. Some errors are logged in /tmp/backup_status"
Shutdown error is:
"Errors occured during backup!
See: /tmp/backup_status."
backup_status file don't exist.

I use safebackup boot code and actual core elements from http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates/microcore/

in the meantime I will make a couple of tests, if I will get some results I will inform

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Re: microcore_v3.8rc2
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2011, 11:32:29 AM »
Ok, without safebackup boot code, backup work correctly.
one question: What does "safe" backup? I have observed that update both the "mydata.tgz" that "mydataback.tgz"
In practice, the old mydata becomes mydataback and new mydata is saved? Is true?

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Re: microcore_v3.8rc2
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2011, 07:37:32 PM »
Many people use microcore with full X and no errors.
Perhaps you did not get a full install. What is the specs of target hardware?

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In practice, the old mydata becomes mydataback and new mydata is saved? Is true?
Yes.
Hopefully you are rich in disk space. It is best to use filetool.sh -d to check.

Did you add files to your /opt/.filetool.lst?

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Re: microcore_v3.8rc2
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2011, 01:42:30 PM »
This is spec of my netbook:
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Asus Eee PC T101MT Technical Specifications:

    Display: 10.1″ LED Backlight/ Resistive Multi-Touch Panel (1024×600)
    Intel CPU & Chipset: Intel Atom N450
    Home – 2GB DDR2
    Wireless: Data Network 802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz ::)
    Bluetooth2.1 + EDR
    320GB HDD
    Webcam: 0.3M Pixels
    Audio: Hi-Definition Audio CODEC
    Stereo Speakers
    High Quality Mic
    Input / Output: 1 x VGA Port (D-sub 15-pin for external monitor)
    3 x USB 2.0, 1 x LAN RJ-45
    2 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in)
    Card Reader: MMC/SD supported SDHC capacity up to 32GB SDXC, in High Speed (HS) and Default Speed (DS) modes, and max. capacity up to 2TB
    Battery: 6.5 hrs, 35Wh Slim and Eco-friendly Li-polymer Battery
TInycore work fine :P

This is my onboot software:
Code: [Select]
mirrors.tcz
kmaps.tcz
mylocale.tcz
base-locale.tcz
Xlibs.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
Xorg-7.5-3d.tcz
firmware.tcz
e17-locale.tcz
alsa.tcz
qps.tcz
xfe-locale.tcz
but what does the bootcode safebackup?

p.s. filetool.sh -d is usefull command  :D

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Re: microcore_v3.8rc2
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2011, 10:25:26 PM »
Ah, e17 DE. I too, find some menu items do not work with this DE.

I suggest that you switch to a better supported WM or DE as the items you claim don't work do with using supported alternatives.

Or post to the TCE Q&A Forum regarding the e17 collection of extensions.
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