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ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits & 32 CD-Size released (to test)
« on: 15. October 2014, 18:49:46 »
Hi all  :)


Abstract

This ISO is based on the new LXQT 0.8, who must be considered as a RC, and on the current state of Manjaro 0.8.11, including the last update 11.


Main features

  • a lot of new themes. Current is black, based on Vertex-Dark, Flat-Dark,  Menda with Azenis icons theme. Menda, Ambiance, and Humanity-wise icons are also included in the ISO, with a lot of others
  • 2 cursor themes added
  • foders and applications can be opened with a single-click (default) or a double
  • Magic keys are activated
  • the default browser is Chromium for the 64 bits. It remains Otter-browser for the 32 bits
  • non-free drivers are included in the 64bits version only
  • pulseaudio not included. Install manjaro-pulse and pavucontrol, if you want that
  • printer support not included. Install manjaro-printer to have it
  • file search (qtfind) added to the right click of pcmanfm-qt


Screenshot with black theme




Download link


If some people are interested, I can also produce a 32 bits version, probably CD-Size.  ;)

(edit)

ISO 32 bits uploaded to Sourceforge, same link. 667 MB.

In VBox, it takes less than 120 MB at start.  ;)

In this ISO, Chromium is replaced by Otter browser and the non-free drivers are not included.

Same look default than the 64 bits for few gtk applications : thus, gnome-keyring.
« Last Edit: 17. October 2014, 11:41:26 by Esclapion »
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #1 on: 15. October 2014, 18:57:08 »
The 32bit can be useful if you want to play with it in Virtualbox when no hardware virtualization is present on the CPU ;) (said in another way, I need the 32bit version)

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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #2 on: 15. October 2014, 19:40:24 »
It is shinier and zippier.  Lots of small improvements, all add up.
You have put in a lot of effort and time into it. Thanks again.
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #3 on: 15. October 2014, 20:42:37 »
It is indeed faster, I really start to like LxQt! :) Very good work, thanks a lot for the updated ISO and all your work!

http://adopters.de/362/manjaro-linux-lxqt-0-8-0/

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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #4 on: 15. October 2014, 20:44:01 »
It looks very nice and works very well.

How are you setting the Dark background colors in things like Octopi?

nvm - it requires "lxappearance", which requires gtk2; then you can install Vertex-theme
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #5 on: 15. October 2014, 21:03:09 »
I'm jealous of you 64-bit guys. ;)

Yes, please, I'd really like a 32-bit version. :)
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #6 on: 15. October 2014, 21:37:50 »
It is indeed faster, I really start to like LxQt! :) Very good work, thanks a lot for the updated ISO and all your work!

http://adopters.de/362/manjaro-linux-lxqt-0-8-0/

Nice review, thanks.   ;)

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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #7 on: 15. October 2014, 21:40:40 »
Oh, a minor thing.
numlock while checked at sessions settings (Autostart) does not work.
But fixing it at ~/.config/autostart/NumLock to
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Exec=/usr/bin/numlockx on will do.
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #8 on: 15. October 2014, 22:05:03 »
Generally, the owners of laptop will have that off...  ::)
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #9 on: 15. October 2014, 23:05:17 »
Generally, the owners of laptop will have that off...  ::)
Understood, repeated often times. But what I am saying is that the default install may come with numlock off, But a check box at sessions settings (Autostart) should work for people wishing it, having a check box that doesn't work is not good, remove it if it does nothing. Just saying.

Still, nice job.

[edit] - ah ha, tried with
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Exec=/usr/bin/numlockx on and check box at sessions settings (Autostart) off.
Booted with numlock off.
So suggest the default install with these variables and users wishing numlock can just tick numlock checkbox.
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #10 on: 16. October 2014, 00:08:13 »
Thanks for your work.

The theme have some ugly dot lines around every element in the installer. See attachment.

I will complete the installation and report my findings later.
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #11 on: 16. October 2014, 00:25:32 »
Yes, it will stop with gtk 3.14. But the installer is thus, and Gtk. Waiting also for calamares.
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #12 on: 16. October 2014, 13:16:26 »
thank you esclapion for this release!
i have tested this version yesterday and today. here is my summary:

- nice theme and icon pack. this makes manjaro lxqt really stand out from other lxqt distributions (and manjaro versions). i have found one bug regarding the dark (default) gtk+ theme: right click on the desktop --> desktop preferences. in this window, you can set the text, background, and shadow color, but you cannot see which color is set. if a white (non-gtk+) theme is used, you can see the selected colors.
i do not know, whether this is a bug in the dark theme or a bug in lxqt.

- finally, i can see the lxqt-panel including the tray icons. this was impossible for me for months.

- the order and arrangement of settings and programs in the start menu is still not logical. this needs to be fixed by lxqt. i used menulibre from AUR to move and hide elements from the start menu. this worked.
unfortunately, menulibre uses the gtk+ theme and looks as ugly as thus. there are also a lot of icons missing and it can be a challenge to use menulibre.

- the manjaro icon in the start menu is only present for 2 out of 8 available lxqt themes. this could be improved in future versions of manjaro lxqt. for everybody, who wants to change the icon, look here: https://wiki.manjaro.org/index.php?title=THEMING#Change_Icon_of_Start_Menu_.2F_Mainmenu

- in general, a really nice lxqt version of manajro. there are still some bugs in lxqt (this is not esclapion's fault) that prevent me from using this as my main OS.

p.s.: esclapion, can you explain "magic keys" in a couple of sentences for non-french speakers?
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #13 on: 16. October 2014, 13:48:19 »
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p.s.: esclapion, can you explain "magic keys" in a couple of sentences for non-french speakers?

Oh, sorry, I did not notice that the explanation was in French...  :-[

I changed the link.

To be simple, it's a combination of keys who are directly  interpreted by the kernel. So as long as the kernel is present and works, they work, even if everything else is down.

A linux can never be blocked if they are activated.

The "Magick key" is the key "Prt screen" on an english keyboard, "Impr écran" on a french, etc... It's on my keyboard the key at the right of F12. On a laptop, it can be necessary to use also Fn.

They are emergency commands, not intended for normal use.

Alt + Prt Screen + B -> reBoot of the system
Alt + Prt Screen + O -> powerOff the system

Recommanded use is :

Alt + Prt Screen + S -> Synchronize the file system
Alt + Prt screen + U -> try to remoUnt all file systems read-only
Alt + Prt Screen + B -> reBoot

I don't know if I'm understandable ?
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Re: ISO LXQt 0.8 64 bits released (to test)
« Reply #14 on: 16. October 2014, 14:01:18 »
I changed the link.

I don't know if I'm understandable ?
thx for the new link.

i understood your explanation easily without reading the link.
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