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Support for Community Editions => LXQt => Topic started by: eskaini on 20. February 2013, 15:16:59

Title: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: eskaini on 20. February 2013, 15:16:59
Phil's announcement on our blog is as follows:

“Community Editions” of Manjaro Linux are released as bonus flavours in addition to those officially supported and maintained by the Manjaro Team, provided that the time and resources necessary are available to do so. The super-lightweight LXDE flavour has also been completely revised and re-built from the ground up to be the second new-and-improved community edition released this year.

Available for both 32 and 64-bit systems, this version provides access to even more new features yet to be seen in the upcoming official releases of Manjaro 0.8.4:

* New graphical boot screen
* New 0.8.4 visual style and desktop theme
* Kernel version 3.7 replaces 3.4 as the default (with improved flash support)
* Manjaro Exclusive: Pamac – a user user-friendly graphical interface to easily update the system and manage software – replaces Kalu, Package Browser, and the Pacman-GUI.

The latest LXDE flavour itself also provides a number of new features of its own:

* Lightweight office applications have been pre-installed (e.g. Abiword and Gnumeric)
* Full printing support is provided out of the box
* Vastly improved bootup speed

And again, several notable fixes and improvements have been undertaken:

* Default Home folders (Downloads, Pictures, etc.) are now automatically provided
* Removable media (e.g. USB sticks) can now be mounted
* Other partitions can be seen and accessed
* The trash function is fully operational

All in all, a good day for you LXDE fans!

(http://i.imgbox.com/adnqwOdf.png)

(http://i.imgbox.com/adtZjfow.png)

(http://i.imgbox.com/acvJqxvD.png)
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: Esclapion on 20. February 2013, 15:45:29
Hi,

A very good new !  :)

Downloading...

Thank you to the team for all this work.  :D
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: tun in a cellar on 20. February 2013, 15:51:20
Could someone enlighten me a bit?
Such "community flavors" are always provided and announced by core team. What are they so different from the official flavors?
Are they delivered "as is"?
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: eskaini on 20. February 2013, 16:06:46
Could someone enlighten me a bit?
Such "community flavors" are always provided and announced by core team. What are they so different from the official flavors?
Are they delivered "as is"?

Basically, the official flavours are guaranteed releases, and come first during development. Community editions are developed only if we have the time to do them, are not subject to release schedules, and are released if and when they are ready.
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: tun in a cellar on 20. February 2013, 16:17:56
Community editions are developed only if we have the time to do them.
So guys you have time for release such flavours before releasing any 0.8.4-NET release candidate...  ;) (just kidding)
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: Esclapion on 20. February 2013, 17:13:19
(http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1361376717.jpg)

(http://pix.toile-libre.org/upload/original/1361376762.gif)

 :)
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: philm on 20. February 2013, 17:23:16
@tun in a cellar: The net-edition is simple one of our images without any DE on it. During releasing all those editions having a DE we automatically test also our net-edition. There is no need to upload it. If you want you can simple install manjaroiso-profiles (http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/ManjaroISO) and spin it yourself. Will only take under 30 Minutes to create it.

In short:

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sudo pacman -S manjaroiso manjaroiso-profiles
mkdir -p ~/work/manjaroiso
cp -a /usr/share/manjaroiso/configs ~/work/manjaroiso
cd ~/work/manjaroiso/configs/net
sudo buildiso
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: cumali on 20. February 2013, 18:24:11
What is the difference with the previous method? http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=1368.msg9955#msg9955 (http://forum.manjaro.org/index.php?topic=1368.msg9955#msg9955)
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: tun in a cellar on 20. February 2013, 19:10:40
@tun in a cellar: The net-edition is simple one of our images without any DE on it. During releasing all those editions having a DE we automatically test also our net-edition. There is no need to upload it. If you want you can simple install manjaroiso-profiles (http://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php/ManjaroISO) and spin it yourself. Will only take under 30 Minutes to create it.
I didn't understand what I read in the wiki... Now it is very clear!
Many thanks Phil
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: philm on 20. February 2013, 19:26:33
@culami: using the official "stable" profiles and not the development branch we use as developers. If you brave enough you can do it still :P
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: ringo on 23. February 2013, 00:09:40
does this editon also has an lxsession-editor ?

to switch auto start on or off? (aur)?
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: fohrums on 27. February 2013, 06:08:17
I know this is based off the Rolling Release method, so would I lose the added benefits from installing this release over just simply updating a Manjaro-0.8.2-LXDE release?

Does the rolling release even apply to these type of updates. In other words would I get the new graphical boot logo by updating a Manjaro-0.8.2-LXDE release?
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: eskaini on 27. February 2013, 08:09:06
While you're constantly up-to-date with a rolling release, different packages are not installed. Therefore if you want everything to look like in 0.84 you will have to install the different packages (like pamac instead of kalu) or 0.84.
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: tukvondo on 27. February 2013, 11:03:52
Hello from Russia, my friends! Thanks for the release! Fantastic! I am suspicious of Archlinux, but thanks Manjaro opinion changed. Switched to Manjaro and feel that I would stay in it forever. Thank you!
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: fohrums on 06. March 2013, 12:21:40
I have installed manjaro-lxde-0.8-r13-0218-i686.iso on my netbook via USB.

From installation everything went great and finished successfully.

When I restarted my netbook I get the green "OK" checklist then my screen goes blank right after. Is anybody else experiencing this headache?
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: ruziel on 06. March 2013, 12:45:03
fohrums, mmm blank screen @ boot up is not nice! i don't have anything to add on that one but am sure someone here will help you soon. welcome & great to have you as part of the community.

enjoy!

Ruziel.
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: fohrums on 06. March 2013, 14:54:12
fohrums, mmm blank screen @ boot up is not nice!

I know it's horrid. It sucks to hear that LXDE is a community-based release. I grew very fond of LXDE when I found out it's the fastest with a full fledged desktop environment.
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: tun in a cellar on 06. March 2013, 16:20:27
I have installed manjaro-lxde-0.8-r13-0218-i686.iso on my netbook via USB.

From installation everything went great and finished successfully.

When I restarted my netbook I get the green "OK" checklist then my screen goes blank right after. Is anybody else experiencing this headache?
1st of all, you have to try to boot in text mode. You can perform this as folliwng:
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reboot your PC
when the grub menu is displayed, edit the entry which is selected by default (press 'E' )
change the "kernel command" line in order to avoid the DE (add the letter '3' at the end of the line) and start booting (press 'ctrl-X')
do you get a text mode prompt? Yes? let's go ahead...
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login (input your credentials)
now, let's check the hardware and available video drivers...
tell us what you get when running this:
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sudo mhwd -l
tell us what you get when running this:
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sudo mhwd -li
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: fohrums on 11. March 2013, 04:30:31
1st of all, you have to try to boot in text mode. You can perform this as folliwng:

What is to be expected? I just did a re-install of the older version. so it will work.
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: ringo on 11. March 2013, 08:28:30
 so im happy is worked for you mayby was went someting wrong with te installation. it always could happend...

Manjaro has also some fun :) like manjaroiso :) so you could also made a backup of latest iso....

i always backup some fresh iso time to time :)
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: tun in a cellar on 11. March 2013, 10:04:30
What is to be expected? I just did a re-install of the older version. so it will work.
As the issue you described seemed to be related to graphic part, opening a text only session allows you to enter some commands... This may be useful for giving further information to the community/support and being helped.
You prefered to do a full reinstall? It's your choice
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: eskaini on 21. March 2013, 11:04:56
AAAAnd..... solved
Title: Re: New LXDE Community Edition has been released!
Post by: fohrums on 04. April 2013, 03:07:29
AAAAnd..... solved

Is this fixed through external sources?
As far as I'm concerned, the issue I had with installing 0.8.4 is blank screen at boot up.

So is installing Manjaro uses the ISO for packages or does it get it from online source? Is this how the installation works? How else would it have been fixed if I'm still using the 0.8.4 ISO as installation?