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Offline curaga

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2010, 11:29:26 AM »
Announcing the 64-bit build of 3.0 alpha 1.

tinycore64.gz is now available in distribution_files. The only difference to the main gz is that it has the 64-bit modules instead of the 32-bit ones.

Notes:
- Xvesa does not like to run on 64. Use Xorg or text mode. For reasoning see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_8086_mode
« Last Edit: May 09, 2010, 11:33:54 AM by curaga »
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Offline Jason W

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2010, 12:09:31 PM »
For the time being, I have had more than 255 loop mounts by using a command like below to create them:

 
# for I in `seq 255 700`; do mknod /dev/loop"$I" b 7 "$I"; done

Of course, they won't be there on reboot but that can help temporarily create loop devices.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2010, 12:10:06 PM »
Good work on tc3.0 team tc.

Currently testing 3.0alpha1 on qemu with kqemu accelerator. Initial installation running fine nothing to report so far.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2010, 12:27:32 PM »
I know it's a minor thing, but when you first boot up the wallpaper i gray, but in /usr/bin/wallpaper the default background color is still #112949, as in the older versions. I think it would be nice if /usr/bin/wallpaper had the default set to #666666 like the background color right after booting into the system.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2010, 02:30:13 PM »
testing 3.0alpha, no luck getting alsa to work :(

and desktop entries causes trouble for gnome, for example nautilus (file manager of gnome) does not know how to open a text file :) this is determined by missing "MimeType" section in desktop entries
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #20 on: May 09, 2010, 02:37:20 PM »
1) I have not been able to get Xorg going. When installing graphics-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz, the screen goes blank and the external monitor switches off. Ctrl-alt-bksp still works, and the text screen seems to have been switched to a higher resolution.

Mounting Xorg despite this, makes the PC freeze requiring a hard reset.

2) My netbook only shows the power button and the sleep button after installing acpid and accompanying files. None of the other function keys are responding.

3) The sound card works but the amixer entries shown are different from before. Not sure if this is a problem.

The basics on the netbook are working including wireless.

Offline Jason W

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2010, 03:00:25 PM »
What I will do is for extensions that already had a desktop file in 2.x, I will simply remove the tce.menu and tce.icon directories and copy over the extension with the Icon=icon thing.  Then extension makers can add back multiple menus or other missing pieces in time.  Perhaps that would provide a more agreeable starting point.


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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2010, 03:21:28 PM »
Hi!

Just saw someone that didn't get alsa to work. It works just fine for me.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2010, 03:22:48 PM »
1) I have not been able to get Xorg going. When installing graphics-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz, the screen goes blank and the external monitor switches off. Ctrl-alt-bksp still works, and the text screen seems to have been switched to a higher resolution.

Mounting Xorg despite this, makes the PC freeze requiring a hard reset.


It works fin on my desktop PC with an old nVIDIA card.
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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2010, 03:43:57 PM »
Working surprisingly well on my very old, hardware limited thinkpad 760c (p90..64mb memory)
I use linld097 to boot tc out of dos...no problems...great job....tc team

Note this is the same laptop that  had problems with kernel panics booting from tc2.0...thru .2.8

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wireless_ tools.tcz...v3....dep
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2010, 05:37:56 PM »
wireless_tools.tcz for tcV3..lists wireless-KERNEL.tcz as a dependency..
I don't think this is correct...no such extension

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2010, 06:14:51 PM »
wireless_tools.tcz for tcV3..lists wireless-KERNEL.tcz as a dependency..
I don't think this is correct...no such extension
That is fine (new feature).  Is there an actual problem with it?

Offline Juanito

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2010, 07:27:55 PM »
When you use the appbrowser or cli to download the extension, it will download either wireless-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz or wireless-2.6.33.3-tinycore64.tcz and the local copy of the dep file will also be modified accordingly.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2010, 07:31:01 PM »
Note this is the same laptop that  had problems with kernel panics booting from tc2.0...thru .2.8

Once the problem in tc2.x was tracked down and corrected, the tc3.x glibc was built in the same way.

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Re: Tiny Core 3.0 Alpha Testing
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2010, 07:38:38 PM »
1) I have not been able to get Xorg going. When installing graphics-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz, the screen goes blank and the external monitor switches off. Ctrl-alt-bksp still works, and the text screen seems to have been switched to a higher resolution.

Mounting Xorg despite this, makes the PC freeze requiring a hard reset.

I saw the same thing using the i915 module due to it working in KMS mode rather than UMS mode (dixit Curaga), adding "options i915 modeset=0" to /etc/modprobe.conf fixes this.

I can get the i915 module to work without the above by removing "vga=xxx" from the boot codes, but since this mode of operation clashes with both Xvesa and Xorg-7.4, things will be messed up again once you drop out of x.

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2) My netbook only shows the power button and the sleep button after installing acpid and accompanying files. None of the other function keys are responding.

It might be worth looking at "dmesg | grep ACPI" to see which keys are recognised on boot?