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Carolina: Vanguard Edition Release 2 December 2014
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battleshooter


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 08:36    Post subject:  Carolina: Vanguard Edition Release 2 December 2014
Subject description: Now with XORG 1.16.2 and OOTB hardware acceleration!
 

Carolina: Vanguard Edition... based on Carolina 1.3 (Geoffrey, elroy, and rg66) based on Saluki (Jemimah), based on Racy 5.2, (our ex-benevolent dictator, Barry Kauler)! Very Happy

Introducing the Carolina you know and love... now with:

3.18.1 kernel
New drivers for new hardware!
2.20 Glibc
Support for new software!
4.9.2 GCC
Meets new software compiling requirements!
Xorg update
Huge update from Xorg 1.11.0 to 1.16.2!
Mesa update
Uses fancy new gallium drivers as well as now providing out of the box hardware acceleration! Shocked
Kernel update
Small step up to 3.18.1 but now compiled with all kinds of new drivers updates from joystick/gamepad vibration to thermal sensors, KVM drivers and everything between!
Alsa update
Frankly I don't see a difference but if it does something for you...



New updates are backwards compatible so all your favorites from Carolina's massive repo aren't left behind.



Easily change the theme if you hate it! Carolina/Saluki's easy to use tools are available



Radically change appearances with a click using Xfce-Theme-Manager! (more themes to come)



QT now comes with the GTK engine for themeing consistency, your GTK themes will be replicated in QT apps.




Carolina: Vanguard Edition - Release 2
md5sum: aec753e06913685712c77ee70b82493c
Size: 517 MB
Release 1 to Release 2 delta
md5sum: ba7a336e6ef249b3dbe5436143e85a01
Size: 106 MB
devx_vlina_R2.sfs
MD5sum: 83263da86ad47639b2ef4f2cd7df0e59
Size: 118 MB
kernel_sources-3.18.1-vanguard-lina.sfs
MD5sum: 1aa867303205d52d9506ce3196984104
Size: 105 MB

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 08:36    Post subject:  

Programs available found outside of the repo:

Chrome 37 Many thanks to kost@s.



Ardour 3.5.389



Cinelerra CV 2.2



DVDStyler 2.8rc3



FFADO 2.2.1



Flowblade 0.16.0



Kdenlive 0.98



LMMS 1.0.2



Musescore 1.3



Rosegarden 14.02



XBMC Gotham and Helix (KODI)



Notes:

So much picture spam. Sorry guys. I've just always wanted to put a lot of pictures on a puplet post and try to sell it Mr. Green

Now I've done it, hopefully you'll never have to see it again Razz

I hope everything works. That's always awkward after a big sales pitch Embarassed

Devx and headers are being uploaded at the moment.

Clementine has actually been upgraded to 1.2.1, so that includes Android remote control. That's a lot of fun.

In past versions I've released there's been an issue with poor hardware compatibility. I hope I've resolved it in this release, but if I haven't please attach dmesg to bug reports.

Good news yerc1! I've compiled the Chrome support apparently needed for your touchpad... really hope it works Smile

Wasn't sure about the name for this remaster, went though a few, rebuilt it each time. (Not because of the name change, different factors) First it was Carolina 2.0, then Radioactive, Geoff suggested Zombie Laughing we even have a logo for that. Then I used a thesaurus and picked Vanguard.

The main reason I ditched calling this remix "Carolina 2.0" (I didn't want the stress of living up to the legacy Wink ) is because it's not meant to be a progression, or the next thing you should upgrade to after 1.3. It's more for people who need it or like to live on the edge. (A testament to my remastering skillz). I plan to keep basing it on whatever Carolina Geoff releases next. So 1.4, and then I'll base Vanguard on that. Hence the phrasing "Edition".

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 08:36    Post subject:  

There's a lot of changes. Or rather I record in too much detail. Debating if I should stick the whole change log here unedited. Don't want to ruin the magic Rolling Eyes

Change log
Changes from Carolina: Vanguard Edition Release 1

General Fixes:


DEVX

mpfr-3.1.2-i686 (Many thanks to Billtoo)
mpc-1.0.2-i686 (Many thanks to Billtoo)
gmp-6.0.0-i686 (Many thanks to Billtoo)
perl-5.10.1
ln -s /usr/X11R7/include/GL /usr/include/GL
s2tc-master

PUPPY
Marv's 9acpi update
rm /root/.config/xfce4/desktop/backdrop.list
libstdc++.so.5.0.6 readded for repo compatability
libstdc++.so.5 readded for repo compatability
/root/.config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini (GTK file chooser fix)
Changed "Refresh Desktop" to "Refresh All" using Thunar Custom action chooser. (/root/.config/Thunar/uca.xml)
Changed default "Show Desktop" shortcut to windows+d
Update /etc/rc.d/rc.shutdown

ADRV
Geoff's Skype fix
Geoff's Master PDF editor fix

ALSA Update:

PUPPY
alsa-lib-1.0.28
alsa-plugins-1.0.28
alsa-utils-1.0.28
mv /usr/share/aclocal/alsa.m4 to devx /usr/share/aclocal/alsa.m4

DEVX

alsa_DEV-lib-1.0.28
alsa_DEV-plugins-1.0.28

XORG Update:

DEVX
rm /usr/X11R7/include/libdrm
rm /usr/X11R7/lib/libdrm*
rm /usr/X11R7/lib/pkgconfig/libdrm*
XORG_DEV
/usr/include/GL symlink
/usr/lib/libGL symlink

PUPPY
Added setxkbmap -option terminate:ctrl_alt_bksp to .xinitrc
Disabled clashing sven keycodes ,
236 default email
178 browser
214 grandr

rm /usr/X11R7/lib/libdrm*
XORG
s2tc-master
/etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf to modeset=1
/etc/rc.d/MODULESCONFIG remove noveau


Kernel Update:

Obviously new initrd.gz and vmlinuz

ZDRV

New kernel zdrv dropped over top old zdrv to preserve extra firmware
Added RV770_uvd.bin

PUPPY
Manually copied auf-utils

DEVX
New kernel headers
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ally


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 10:00    Post subject:  

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Carolina_Vanguard

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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 11:55    Post subject: Carolina: Vanguard Edition  

I installed to a 32gb flash drive with the PUI:

video-info-glx 1.5.3 Sat 13 Dec 2014 on Vanguard-Carolina 1.3 Linux 3.18.0 i686
5.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]
oem: ATI ATOMBIOS
product: RS880M 01.00

X Server: Xorg Driver: radeon
X.Org version: 1.11.0
dimensions: 1024x600 pixels (270x158 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS880
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.10.3

AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor
Core 0: @800

Working great except my wireless adapter isn't seen so am using wired.

Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)

EDIT: My broadcom adapter is now working, I ran the network wizard again after doing a reboot and there it was Smile

Thanks
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Marv


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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 12:07    Post subject:  

Some preliminary tests:
Downloaded iso, md5sum correct. Frugal install using Grub4Dos to ideflash, ssd, and sata hdd on three machines so far. I like Very Happy the default theme for a refreshing first look. So far, I'm batting 2 for 3 on the machines.

The 2005 era Pentium M laptops with ipw2200 wireless, intel 855GM video, and intel integrated sound are just fine. Video res correct using intel driver with glxgears at 585 FPS, sound fine with simpleGTKradio installed and working fine, WPA2 wireless connection using Frisbee flawless (haven't used enough yet to see if it still has the ipw2200 dropouts).

Ditto for the slightly newer Fujitsu S6520 laptop with iwlwifi (5300 chip) and all intel graphics and sound.
Battery monitor works correctly on both the above as does whiskermenu, panel config etc.

The Bay Trail-D box (intel quad core j1900 processor with intel 4000 HD video) will not set up video correctly or use the intel driver. Exactly the same problem as seen in stock Carolina and in earlier rekerneled versions (mine and yours). That I'm certain is a function of the Xorg/Mesa/Intel driver versions in Carolina. Same but milder video problems in X-slacko 2.x, and none in Tahr based pups. USB support ok on the Bay Trail box with the newer kernel, as is wired ethernet and sound. Lots of fun testing that on a quarter screen display Confused

Posting from vanguard now on my workhorse Pentium M laptop.

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 13:56    Post subject:  

Concept is great. Idea

Nice and smooth. Cheers!

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 19:02    Post subject:  

@battleshooter,

The Hardinfo usb devices aren't working properly, it needs replacing with the one I compiled for your previous build.

http://smokey01.com/carolina/Geoffrey/hardinfo-0.5.2pre-usb-patched.pet

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 19:38    Post subject: Carolina: Vanguard Edition  

I installed to the hard drive of my lenovo ThinkCentre with the PUI:

video-info-glx 1.5.3 Sat 13 Dec 2014 on Vanguard-Carolina 1.3 Linux 3.18.0 i686
0.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430] (rev a1)
oem: NVIDIA
product: GF108 Board - 1071v1p1 Chip Rev

X Server: Xorg Driver: nvidia
X.Org version: 1.11.0
dimensions: 1920x1080 pixels (513x292 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GT 430/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.65

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Core 0: @2003 1: @2003 MHz

I installed the proprietary Nvidia driver.
Vanguard-Carolina 1.3 is working great, thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 20:16    Post subject:  

Is it me or does this seem snappier, feels to be a lot quicker than...cough choke gasp... Carolina the original. Very Happy Smile Sad
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 20:22    Post subject:  

Geoffrey wrote:
Is it me or does this seem snappier, feels to be a lot quicker than...cough choke gasp... Carolina the original. Very Happy Smile Sad


It seems to be snappier on my netbook as well.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 21:24    Post subject:  

ally wrote:
mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Carolina_Vanguard

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Wow, immortalized in the internet archive... how flattering Wink Ugh, my corny sense of humor also recorded for posterity too. Confused

Y'know Ally, I've got to say I'm still trying to figure out if you're a bot... you're so efficient Smile


Billtoo wrote:
EDIT: My broadcom adapter is now working, I ran the network wizard again after doing a reboot and there it was Smile


Yes! Good to know Broadcom wireless is a go Very Happy

Marv wrote:
The Bay Trail-D box (intel quad core j1900 processor with intel 4000 HD video) will not set up video correctly or use the intel driver


2/3? That's pretty good. Smile Can I see the dmesg for the Bay Trail? Might as well see if we can get it going.

gcmartin wrote:
Concept is great. Idea

Nice and smooth. Cheers!


Good to hear and thanks!

Geoffrey wrote:
@battleshooter,

The Hardinfo usb devices aren't working properly, it needs replacing with the one I compiled for your previous build.

http://smokey01.com/carolina/Geoffrey/hardinfo-0.5.2pre-usb-patched.pet


Argh, that was silly of me. I actually checked and saw text in the USB devices section and assumed 1.3 had that version installed, so didn't bother with the pet. Next round I guess.

Geoffrey wrote:
Is it me or does this seem snappier, feels to be a lot quicker than...cough choke gasp... Carolina the original. Very Happy Smile Sad


Splutter... That's ... you're not the only one choking and coughing. Shocked That's a hugely complimentary assessment coming from you Geoff Very Happy

Billtoo wrote:
It seems to be snappier on my netbook as well.


Billtoo wrote:
I installed the proprietary Nvidia driver.


Thanks for all the testing on multiple platforms! I was curious as to how it would perform.. so far so good Smile

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 22:12    Post subject:  

no, just a little sad, it's become a bit of an obsession

pets and sfs's will be uploaded soon, just sending up the new lupu 5.2.8.7's

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 22:19    Post subject:  

@battleshooter

Snappier here too with lower idle cpu than stock kernel Carolina on the 1.6 GHz Pentium M. That's in line with 3.14.20 and 3.17 rekerneled Carolinas in my experience. See the attached screenie. I'll fire up the Bay Trail and get the dmesg tomorrow.

@Geoffrey & battleshooter

Note the multiple acpid processes in the lxtask (the 9acpid in the first line is an artifact of testing..manually adding an additional process by executing while acpid is running and shooting the screenie before it finished). That is a result of X-restarts and I've seen it in Carolina for a while and in X-slacko. I changed the test for acpid in line 9 of /root/Startup/9acpid to the following with no more multiples.
Code:
if [[ -z `pidof acpid` ]] ; then
Guess I did it first in X-slacko when I switched to the busybox acpid and in the process noticed them. The .acpid_on file must not survive an X restart while acpid does or something like that.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Dec 2014, 22:21    Post subject:  

Deleted: double post.. Still have the occasional ipw2200 dropouts even with dropwait time at 15s.
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