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Offline Juanito

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Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« on: July 05, 2013, 11:40:34 PM »
Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha3 is available for public testing:

http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/release_candidates/

Changelog for 5.0 alpha1:
* kernel update to 3.8.10 with (u)efi boot enabled
* option to use vmlinuz + rootfs.gz + modules.gz or vmlinuz64 + rootfs.gz + modules64.gz (where boot loader permits)
* aterm, freetype, imlib2, jpeg and libpng factored out of Xlibs/Xprogs
* glibc updated to 2.17 and recompiled against 3.8.x kernel headers
* gcc updated to 4.7.2, recompiled against 3.8.x kernel headers and cloog, gmp, mpc, mpfr and ppl
* e2fsprogs base libs/apps updated to 1.42.7
* util-linux base libs/apps updated to 2.22.2
* scm extensions have been dropped from this release

Changelog for 5.0 alpha2:
* util-linux updated to 2.23.1 due to blkid problems with qemu
* /usr/sbin/fstype modified for new blkid output (supress "/dev/sda" type output in /etc/fstab and mount gui)

Changelog for 5.0 alpha3:
* fixed copy2fs bug with tc-load (thanks to Gerald Clark for reporting)

Your continued feedback welcomed and appreciated

Although it is an extension and not the base, the first rough cut of Xorg-7.7 has been uploaded to the 5.x repo

Take care when testing Xorg-7.7 as you could end up with no gui:

* Xorg-7.7 includes default drivers evdev, vesa and fbdev
* video driver for intel tested OK, both 2d and 3d with Xorg-7.7-3d

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 12:25:03 AM »
Xorg-7.7 works OK. I'm testing on a notebook. The only issue is the built-in touchpad; there is a jitter in position when it is touched and curser is jumping around few pixels. I do not see it with previous versions.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 12:29:18 AM »
I'll build the synaptics driver today at some point - maybe that will improve things?

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 12:57:30 AM »
I'm guessing screenshot from the menu needs Xorg-7.7  ?    With Alpha2 screenshot appeared to function, however there was no resulting screenshot*.png file in the home directory


Great work getting Alpha 3 out  thanks   :)

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 01:31:34 AM »
synaptics driver posted along with updated evdev driver that now uses mtdev

As for all drivers (at the moment), load them prior to "startx" or re"startx" for them to take effect.

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 01:31:49 AM »
I'll build the synaptics driver today at some point - maybe that will improve things?

Will see. It was not needed with 7.6 but it's OK if will work.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 01:35:34 AM »
I'm guessing screenshot from the menu needs Xorg-7.7

nope:
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$ screenshot.sh
/bin/sh: imlib2_grab: not found
imlib2-bin needs loading


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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 01:36:52 AM »
Will see. It was not needed with 7.6 but it's OK if will work.

My mouse seems to work more smoothly with the recompiled evdev driver - maybe you could try that first?

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 01:49:41 AM »
Updated evdev. Now it boots to the Xvesa resolution and mouse selection menu and starts with useles screen resolution. And it is Xvesa, not Xorg.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2013, 01:54:46 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 02:05:13 AM »
did you download the mtdev extension?

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 02:19:37 AM »
You are right, I found it already it was not installed. Now system runs fine, but with the same mouse issue.
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 02:22:37 AM »
Installed synaptics extension. Now it is perfect!
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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 02:23:08 AM »
xdemos uploaded to test Xorg-7.7 - with Xorg-7.7-3d and xf86-video-intel.tcz:
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$ glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.362 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.022 FPS

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$ glxinfo | egrep "(OpenGL vendor|OpenGL renderer|OpenGL version)"
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 3.0 Mesa 9.1.4

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 02:32:54 AM »
..and with the intel 3d driver removed, it will use a software rasterizer for direct rendering - the new, LLVM-accelerated, LLVMPipe:
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$ glxgears
libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
25 frames in 5.1 seconds =  4.937 FPS
30 frames in 5.0 seconds =  5.965 FPS

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$ glxinfo | egrep "(OpenGL vendor|OpenGL renderer|OpenGL version)"
libGL error: failed to load driver: i965
libGL error: Try again with LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose for more details.
OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.3, 256 bits)
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 9.1.4

..so not as fast as hardware acceleration then...

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Re: Tiny Core 5.0 Alpha 3 Testing
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 02:35:30 AM »
nope:
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$ screenshot.sh
/bin/sh: imlib2_grab: not found
imlib2-bin needs loading

 8)  thanks