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Tiny Core Base => TCB News => Release Candidate Testing => Topic started by: roberts on December 05, 2008, 06:30:44 PM

Title: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: roberts on December 05, 2008, 06:30:44 PM
Release Candidate 3 is now posted.

A few bugs fixed and some cleanup.

* Updated demod (patched for better support of symlinks)
* Fixed appbrowser no selection segfault
* Fixed invalid path for crond in tc-config
* Removed root/.ash_history relic
* Removed unusable function in tc-functions

Thanks for the release candidate testing, feedback, suggestions, and submissions.
Title: Re: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: curaga on December 06, 2008, 12:25:32 AM
After reading up on both udevstart's and udevtrigger's sources, I think using udevstart is why we don't have as good netcard detection as we should. Udevstart seems to only create needed devices, without also doing the triggering udevtrigger does. The fact most distributions use udevtrigger to create devices and coldplug also speaks for this.

I suggest replacing the call in tc-config to udevstart with udevtrigger. Same path, no options, still backgrounded. Once it works as well / better, udevstart can then be removed later on.

Also, a similar backgrounded call to udevtrigger should probably be added to the laptop block, right before the echo line, to scan for pcmcia cards and load their modules.
Title: Re: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: roberts on December 06, 2008, 09:30:35 AM
Thanks, curaga. I have in there for the next cut.
Title: Re: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: Juanito on December 07, 2008, 01:42:07 AM
alsa-modules.tczm is still no-go - not a big deal I think, only required if a sound card doesn't work with oss or for bt headsets
Title: Re: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: Jason W on December 07, 2008, 04:59:19 AM
Not to get too far off topic, I was also trying to find a way for alsa to work with symlinked  kernel modules, or with real modules installed in /usr/local/lib/modules/'uname -r'.  Either method is not liked by alsaconf.  But that is the only set of kernel modules that does not work with both those methods.  OSS seems happy either way, though you have to adjust the paths in soundon to use modules installed in /usr/local.  There is something coded in alsaconf that uses the full path to modules or uses a test for the modules existing as in /lib/modules as an ELF.  I haven't seen it, but it must be there as the alsa modules can be modprobed with the above approaches.   I am still curious and will look more at it when I have time.
Title: Re: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: ^thehatsrule^ on December 07, 2008, 09:54:14 PM
Confirmed invalid $LANG env var setting by default: LANG=en but `locale -a` only shows C and POSIX

Reference thread: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=165.0

Possible fix: edit /etc/sysconfig/language and change contents to LANG=C
Title: Re: tinycore_1.0rc3
Post by: roberts on December 07, 2008, 11:52:15 PM
It is actually being defaulted to "en" in tc-config. But good find. Will fix it.