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Title: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: bongowongo on August 21, 2011, 07:15:31 pm

Check this "press release".

You can fax us beer or leave comment.

http://www.linuxmce.org/index.php/news/developer/155-rc-time
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: coley on August 21, 2011, 11:02:53 pm
Woohoo  ;D excellent news

Well done to all involved!

-Coley.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: Kezza on August 22, 2011, 02:01:07 am
Awesome!!!

Thanks to all those involved for the massive amount of work that has gone into getting the project this far :)

Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: Techstyle on August 22, 2011, 02:22:30 am
Great work guys!!

Is a reinstall needed or does Update/upgrade suffice?
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: purps on August 22, 2011, 09:16:16 am
Very exciting news!

Is a reinstall needed or does Update/upgrade suffice?

I would be interested in the answer to this question also, although I do aim to reinstall anyway in order to test the installation procedure/initial setup.

Cheers,
Matt.

Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: daci92 on August 22, 2011, 10:57:28 am
Wow that's great news to hear ,i would like to know is it stable like snapshot 24255 , i've just completed the reinstall of the system with all the tweaking and i wouldn't try the RC if it's not stable .

Gratz to all involved to the project
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: purps on August 22, 2011, 11:17:17 am
Wow that's great news to hear ,i would like to know is it stable like snapshot 24255 , i've just completed the reinstall of the system with all the tweaking and i wouldn't try the RC if it's not stable .

Gratz to all involved to the project

Backup your system using Clonezilla, and please try the RC out so we can give feedback to the devs. You can then restore your old system if you wish.

Cheers,
Matt.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: posde on August 22, 2011, 02:37:12 pm
apt-get update and apt-get upgrade brings you to rc1 level
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: JoakimL on August 22, 2011, 02:47:58 pm
Fantastic news! Fanfares and fire works for this tremendous job done by a few dedicated people. I lift my hat for you!

/Joakim
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: heinola on August 22, 2011, 05:42:38 pm
Spinns on the floor like a headless chicken

 ;D
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: rndinokc on August 22, 2011, 06:02:58 pm
Congratulations, I'm excited to give it a whirl.  Many thanks to those involved. 
Randy
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: bongowongo on August 22, 2011, 06:12:33 pm
All very nice and all
But just got home from work, no beer in the faxmachine.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: JoakimL on August 22, 2011, 09:36:32 pm
I'd love to fax you the beer in front of me; it's an Old Stock Ale 2011 from North Coast Brewing. But since I didn't have your fax number I was forced to drink it myself.  ;-)


/Joakim
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: tkmedia on August 22, 2011, 10:21:38 pm
Backup your system using Clonezilla, and please try the RC out so we can give feedback to the devs. You can then restore your old system if you wish.

Cheers,
Matt.

I 2nd this

I feel fresh installs on real hardware is very important for Q/A
There have been far many more Virtual Installs ;) than installs on real hardware.
Lets try to dig up any gremlins that wont show their faces on a apt-upgrade or in a virtual environment.

just my 2cents

Tim

Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: bongowongo on August 22, 2011, 11:06:24 pm
I 2nd this

I feel fresh installs on real hardware is very important for Q/A
There have been far many more Virtual Installs ;) than installs on real hardware.
Lets try to dig up any gremlins that wont show their faces on a apt-upgrade or in a virtual environment.

just my 2cents

Tim



I agree, the more tests the better.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: purps on August 23, 2011, 12:28:20 am
OK cool, glad I am not talking out of my botty there.

Just to reiterate for those of you not aware, if like me you have a working system that you don't want to lose, make a backup using Clonezilla http://clonezilla.org/downloads.php and give the RC a go! And most importantly, report back any problems with a new ticket http://svn.linuxmce.org/
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: fibres on August 23, 2011, 12:56:05 am
This is a great step guys! And couldnt have come at a better time. I have just today ordered the parts for my new Core.

Are the apt sources.list fixed in this version or do we still need to update them?

Regards
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: m3freak on August 23, 2011, 02:33:07 am
apt-get update and apt-get upgrade brings you to rc1 level

I did this.  The update appeared to complete without issue.  I'll see if things break for me, but at the moment I don't have a complete system configured anyway. :/
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: dextaslab on August 23, 2011, 11:00:01 am
Excellent News, and huge thanks to ALL who have helped :-)

On another note, I'm guessing mirror server is getting hammered with people downloading the new ISO, I'm giving it another go because it got to 2.8GB and stopped, perhaps a torrent might be a better way to share the load? I also have some space on my hosted server to act as a mirror if interested?

Oh, and I'm running 10.04 on the core so I guess this doesn't effect me at the moment, accept minor non-OS dependant fix's that may filter through (scripts, etc..)?
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: fibres on August 23, 2011, 01:26:15 pm
Hi Guys

I have put up a mirror of the 8.10 RC1. Anyone having speed issues with the main site are welcome to try it.

http://www.linuxmce.tele-magic.co.uk

I am more than happy to make this an official mirror. If an Admin could get in contact to let me know how I do this would be great.

Regards
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: posde on August 23, 2011, 02:20:31 pm
To whom it may concern:

Feel free to mirror all or part of http://linuxmce.iptp.org - Leave a note in the download section of the wiki about it. Feel free to setup a torrent as well.

You have no need to ask for permission, you are free to do as you please :)
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: PreDeToR_ on August 23, 2011, 05:31:57 pm
Whoop whoop, will update tonite and see if everything still works.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: JerryWS98 on August 24, 2011, 05:20:51 am
I installed RC 1 today, and I've got to say that it ROCKS!  I've got MythTV working, have watched a bit of a DVD, and installed a couple of orbiters with no issues!  I wish I could buy everyone who put work into this a drink.  Ya'll certainly deserve it! 

Cheers,
Jerry
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: Esperanto on August 24, 2011, 02:22:12 pm
I wish I could buy everyone who put work into this a drink.  Ya'll certainly deserve it! 
Just donate (https://www.paypal.com/de/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=8jnmpGYDxC2zcBGgah9o4sC28sptPSKuhgvm5WHWB0y6MO-66cr4nCRna34&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d35d0e363192f28ea2a5d17702da0dbf0) and let them get drunk ;-)
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: westlock on August 24, 2011, 04:23:53 pm
I seem to be having a the time of my life trying to just get the release candidate downloaded.  I've opted to try and check out from the repository following wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installing_1004 but alas that failed on the 16th video wizard download for some reason.  Are there any other download links where the release candidate can be downloaded from?  
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: fibres on August 24, 2011, 05:21:08 pm
Hi Westlock. Please see my above post! You are more than welcome to download from my mirror!

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I have put up a mirror of the 8.10 RC1. Anyone having speed issues with the main site are welcome to try it.

http://www.linuxmce.tele-magic.co.uk
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: westlock on August 24, 2011, 05:30:35 pm
Okay and how to rsync a mirror for others.  I have two downloads active on different computers.  One from the main site and one from fibres tele-magic.co.uk site but both are looking like they will be awhile.  Can this be built from the svn repositories as I mention in my above post or is that page set for obsoleteness or could it use an update?  In the mean time I'll crash out for a few hours and hope the downloads complete the 3.3GB task.  Was a late night.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: Sigg3.net on August 24, 2011, 10:00:56 pm
Congratulations and thanks for all the hard work!

I have recently completed my purchases for a test-setup of LMCE at home. I have the 8.10 version on DVD since just before the RC. I'll give the latest version a go. Will it be possible to upgrade from RC to v 1.0 when it is done?
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: fibres on August 25, 2011, 12:23:39 am
Well I am most of way through first install of RC1. I have listened to Sarah and selected first lot of options. Just waiting for it to install all the bits.

The first thing I noticed is that after the ubuntu install it did not give me the option to install the restricted drivers.
Even when I went into the option that said hardware. It didnt give any options just an empty box.

Well we will see what happens once it loads up!

Regards
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: Sigg3.net on August 26, 2011, 01:16:58 am
The first thing I noticed is that after the ubuntu install it did not give me the option to install the restricted drivers.
Even when I went into the option that said hardware. It didnt give any options just an empty box.
If it is an nVidia card it may be that the late version use the noveau driver instead of the proprietary driver. But I also read that some distros (including *buntu?) now distribute the proprietary driver. Could be that if you said yes to the EULA before you don't have to do it again?

Open a terminal on the desktop and run
$ sudo dmesg | grep nvidia

If you get a hit you'll see a line saying: "nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel." Otherwise it could be using the noveau driver.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: westlock on August 26, 2011, 04:02:49 am
Burned the ISO and now have Kubuntu on the machine and it is running 2.6.27-17-generic i686 unknown

There is a taskbar icon that notifies me there are updates.  When I click it it tells me that I'm upgrading to an unsupported distribution. 

Do I do a complete upgrade first or run the LinuxMCE full install shell from the desktop plasmoid?
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: bongowongo on August 26, 2011, 07:56:37 am
run the LinuxMCE full install shell from the desktop
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: westlock on August 26, 2011, 09:52:55 pm
What changed between 10.04 to the rc1 version in regards to networking?  With Lucid I was able to change my network settings immediately to reflect my network and with the rc1 I have to accept the fact of obtaining an external ip via DHCP from my ISP for eth0.  I'm running the installer right now with the default two card interfaces file.  After it gets installed and the media directors are connecting I will want to change eth0 to have a IP address of 192.168.0.21.  How might this best be accomplished?
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: buckle on August 26, 2011, 10:03:14 pm
What changed between 10.04 to the rc1 version in regards to networking? 

You do realize that this is a RC for 0810, right?
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: bongowongo on August 27, 2011, 06:56:23 am
What changed between 10.04 to the rc1 version in regards to networking?  With Lucid I was able to change my network settings immediately to reflect my network and with the rc1 I have to accept the fact of obtaining an external ip via DHCP from my ISP for eth0.  I'm running the installer right now with the default two card interfaces file.  After it gets installed and the media directors are connecting I will want to change eth0 to have a IP address of 192.168.0.21.  How might this best be accomplished?
Eth0 points to your modem/router? Does it give out DHCP?
You can go into the webadmin / network settings and change this manually.
But do not tinker with Eth1, that should be giving out 192.168.80.x addresses.
If for some reason your eth0 and eth1 are swapped, you can swap them back, there is a button for it in the webadmin.
Title: Re: NEWS: rc Time
Post by: westlock on August 27, 2011, 11:01:08 am
One thing I found with the rc1 was that the network settings were very important not to fiddle with prior to having access to the web admin which did appear to work in my case thanks bongowongo (@#$!#$% network manager).  Also to mention that do follow the 810 install guide still.  Asking people over IRC if one should apt-get upgrade apt-get dist-upgrade or just run the install resulted in 3 failed installs for myself.  Looking like this install is a winner though as the 2250s look like plug and play.  Wondering if analog firmware gets downloaded too as I see they get recognized better than 10.04 on bootup.