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#1 2011-07-10 07:55:58

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Manjaro Linux Distribution

Hi all
I am working now since a longer time on my arch linux livecd. It is called manjaro linux and uses the Desktop Environment Xfce. I uploaded a first testing livecd which is very experimental and many features are still missing. I would be thankful for any bugs reported,.... or if somebody wants to help and join the project he is always welcome.

Edit: Back again. Check out our blog wink

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#2 2011-07-10 11:30:31

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

very very nice installer!

tested on vbox without a glitch (sorry no bugs report so far..)

may i ask to add in installation routines to choose the DE to use ?
and in case able to download and install it
(or use a dvd size installer..)

great first release

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#3 2011-07-10 11:45:26

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

Thank you very much. I thought about your idea once. It is a nice aspect. My idea was to create a netinstall livecd with this options. I will realize it when the xfce livecd is stable.
Did you install the system in vbox?

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#4 2011-07-10 12:05:06

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yes, installed in virtualbox 4.0.10 ose

very nice that your users is it already on sudoers list smile

i don't know th gpk-application and the update manager, nice apps.
just hope that it will handle correctly the output of pacman... (for handling pacnew files)

and.. why samba instelled ? (and service started even if delayed with @ )

now i will test the live on my netbook ( packard bell vr46, a clone of  Acer Aspire 1410 )

BHH

P.S. btw i already use xcfe as my DE

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#5 2011-07-10 12:11:24

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

Looks nice, I'll test it!

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#6 2011-07-10 12:14:58

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

ok.. first serius issue

i got the same issue with standard archlinux cd, that why i am now using the archboot cdrom when installing arch on this netbook

the error message at boot is

Waiting for boot device...
ERROR: boot device didn't show up after 30 seconds...
Failing back to interactive prompt
You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finisched
/bin/sh: can't access tty: job controll turned off
[ramfs /]#

i dont' know how archboot is working.. but for my netbook it's the only solution

blkid found all my partitions whithout problems

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#7 2011-07-10 12:16:10

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

gpk-application is the gnome-packagekit project. It is available in the arch repos. I found one bug which will be fixed in the next release. To use gpk-application you first have to update the package database. Otherwise it won't find any packages. That is a good point with samba. I added it a long time ago and left it. In the next release it will be thrown out to get some more space for other programs. A settings manager is also planed.

now i will test the live on my netbook

I am already excited if it will run.

P.S. btw i already use xcfe as my DE

Yeah xfce is the best DE and a great project.


Edit: Hmm. Thats strange. I will take a look at the archboot sources. Thx for testing.
Edit2: Archboot runs in Ram without any squashfs. That is why it is working on your netbook.

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#8 2011-07-10 12:26:55

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don' warry , glad to help smile

just tested on my dowload box (a samsung n150 netbook), same issue

there are several thread with this issue
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=77815

seems binded to name of archlabel..on boot menu

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#9 2011-07-10 12:31:10

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

Hmm. I am using the Iso Label 'MANJAROLINUX'. Very strange why it does not work on netbooks.

Could you please try:

ln -sf /dev/sr0 /dev/archiso
exit

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#10 2011-07-10 12:39:40

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changed from unetbootin to dd  for creating the USB boot

works very well! (the live medium, i will not install .. sorry)

.. i will try to replicate issue with unetbootin and will answer to your question

BHH

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#11 2011-07-10 12:44:00

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.. i will try to replicate issue with unetbootin and will answer to your question

You don't have to replicate the error. Unitbootin is messing around with the filesystem labels.

works very well! (the live medium, i will not install .. sorry)

wink Great that it works. Is the display resolution ok and does it use the right graphics driver?

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#12 2011-07-10 12:53:45

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yea, the netbook has intel 4500hd graphic with 1366x768 (hd ready iirc) resolution
handled well without a problem!

using gparted i have reformatted the usb, and using unetbootin reinstalled majaro on the pen drive
now it works!
maybe there was some file leftover on pen from other os.... sorry for false trouble!

i will start playing with the live majaro

thanks again

BHH


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#13 2011-07-10 12:55:38

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one more tips:

the message about root password it's invisible.. since the desktop load.. i saw it only when rebooting tongue

put a readme.txt on desktop...

BHH

EDIT: since you are using already firefox, wouldn't be better using thunderbird and not balsa ?

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#14 2011-07-10 13:08:27

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

using gparted i have reformatted the usb, and using unetbootin reinstalled majaro on the pen drive
now it works!
maybe there was some file leftover on pen from other os.... sorry for false trouble!

Uff, I am lucky wink

the message about root password it's invisible.. since the desktop load.. i saw it only when rebooting

It is there, if you boot in runlevel 3.

put a readme.txt on desktop...

Actually thats a good point. I will display a messagebox or infobox on startup. >> Added it already to the TODO list.

EDIT: since you are using already firefox, wouldn't be better using thunderbird and not balsa ?

That is a matter of size. Thunderbird is more than the double of the size as balsa. If I get enough space from throwing out samba, I will change balsa to thunderbird.

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#15 2011-07-10 13:16:18

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one last suggestion, feel free to use the LNF Awards for choosing applications to bundle wink

also.. you install both brasero and xfburn.. just keep one

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#16 2011-07-10 13:22:49

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Thx for the info about the LNF Awards. Did not know anything about it. wink very helpful.

also.. you install both brasero and xfburn.. just keep one

Lol I removed xfburn. Think it is in the xfce group. Thx again.

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#17 2011-07-10 14:18:52

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

Another bug is now fixed. Wrong spelling in the installer: Cancle > Cancel. Thx for the email. wink
The next release will be in a few days. tongue

Edit: Added a TODO list to the webpage.

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#18 2011-07-10 16:46:40

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

You got mentioned at the Crunchbang boards:

http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/post/131497/#p131497


If you can't sit by a cozy fire with your code in hand enjoying its simplicity and clarity, it needs more work. --Carlos Torres

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#19 2011-07-10 18:04:31

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Lol. Didn't think that it goes so fast. wink

Uff! The  TODO list gets bigger and bigger!
Just working on it. Next release will be online tomorrow evening.

tongue

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#20 2011-07-11 09:53:26

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

trying installer on asroc 330 (atom 330+Nvida ION)

selected nvidia propietary driver

.... [37;41;1m Read First [0m
/etc/inittab is backuped as /etc/inittab.backup!
Now reboot 2 times. One for collecting data and another for testing. Enjoy!
Please read the wiki for more informations!

---END managepkgs.sh---
---START configuresystem.sh---
Configuring system files...
Configuring Graphics Driver...
forcing driver: nvidia
Removing xf86-video-r128...
Removing r128-dri...
Removing lib32-r128-dri...
Removing libgl...
Removing lib32-libgl...
Removing xf86-video-nouveau...
Removing nouveau-dri...
Removing lib32-nouveau-dri...
Removing xf86-video-ati...
Removing ati-dri...
Removing lib32-ati-dri...
Removing xf86-input-vmmouse...
Removing xf86-video-vmware...
Removing xf86-video-intel...
Removing intel-dri...
Removing lib32-intel-dri...
Removing xf86-video-nv...
Installing nvidia-utils...
Installing nvidia...
Installing lib32-nvidia-utils...
Could not install lib32-nvidia-utils!
Error! Could not configure graphics driver!

and the installer stop

BHH


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#21 2011-07-11 10:08:59

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installed with nouveau driver, without a problem

got a problem at boot:

at grub prompt (where i should see the selections of kernel...) my monitor says somthing about wrong resolution range

also.. i have specified a /boot partition
but.. after installing i have NO files in the /boot partition O.O ???

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#22 2011-07-11 10:40:12

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

first pacman -Syu

:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
:: filesystem and filesystem-manjaro are in conflict. Remove filesystem-manjaro? [y/N] 

it's isn't a good thing..

it's save/useful to keep your repository on pacman.conf ?

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#23 2011-07-11 10:59:15

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

@buzzqw: The problen with the nvidia driver is known. It is already fixed for the new release. The grub resolution and external /boot partition error is new to me. I will check it out. Thx for reporting!

The problem with the filesystem-manjaro conflict is already mentioned in the german forum. Still don't understand it, because filesystem-manjaro has the variable provides=('filesystem')?! It is important to leave the manjaro repo in pacman.conf. The xorg configuration script and other tools are online on that server.

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#24 2011-07-11 12:44:27

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i will try installing the new iso

thanks

BHH


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#25 2011-07-11 12:49:47

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Re: Manjaro Linux Distribution

Thx that you don't give up wink. The new iso needs still some days, because there are a lot of bugs to fix.

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