Posts tagged Arch Linux
I was over at the archlinux forum browsing the April Screenshot thread and of course I usually always find something I like so once again I set out to make myself a new wallpaper. I still have to redo my conky script so it goes horizontal instead of verticle, but I can do that another day. So here we go:
Now if I get tired of the pics in the frames I can easily swap em out, I just love this concept. No matter how many desktop threads you see, seems like there is always something that catches your eye.
Well that figures, I just made a post like 5 hours ago about the unofficial release and the archlinux devs are now syncing mirrors for 2008.04-RC:
A new batch of install images is currently syncing to mirrors.
FTP images have been made available tonight, while CORE images
will be pushed tomorrow night in order to distribute the load.
This marks the first release (well ok… release candidate)
based on a true live Arch system. That is, what’s on the
images is just a plain old base installation which just
happens to boot off of a CD or USB stick.
Whoah… did you just say USB stick? Why yes I did! That’s
right, from here on out we’ll be offering bootable USB disk
images that can act as a live system or installer.
The installer script itself is roughly the same as it’s always
been. The most noticable change is the use of UUIDs instead of
sdX/hdX entries by default. A more detailed changelog
should be visible on projects.archlinux.org soon-ish.
By the way, the “RC” status of these images should not be a
turn-off if you’re looking to install Arch, there’s a very
good chance they’ll work just fine for you.
I’ll have to keep my eye on this to see how this goes.
I know this is a little late, but a little later is better than never. There is no real announcement of this on their home page yet, but developer tpowa created the iso. It hasn’t not met final approval from all the devs, seems to be some are not happy with it and the wireless bug is apparently still present. On April first tpowa made an official iso post.
Anyway, here we go:
- kernel 220.127.116.11 usage
- pacman 3.1.3 usage
- RAM usage has been revisited, these are the new recommendations:
* FTP ISO, CORE ISO: arch boot image
160 MB RAM x86_64/i686 (all packages selected, with swap partition)
* CORE ISO: lowmem boot image
64 MB RAM x86_64/i686 (all packages selected, with swap partition)
- fixed intel wireless automatic module loading (arch boot image)
- fixed auto prepare of harddisk (lowmem boot image)
- added more checks and improvements to autoprepare of harddisk
- added missing netfilter modules and some wireless addon modules
- added dmraid and linux-atm to install environment
- added gpt support to grub
- added tiacx module and firmware files to install environment
- added parted to install environment
- updated ftp mirrors to latest status
references to bug reports:
Find your iso here >> http://www.archlinux.org/download/ find a nice mirror close to you. I am hoping to do a core install here in a couple days. We will see what Arch Linux does for Official.
godane has posted on the Arch Linux forum of an Arch Linux livecd that he has been working on. He has a SourceForge page with information that you can check out and download the latest iso file. I figured I would give it a whirl and see what it was all about. I have to say, it’s fast, lean and runs the XFCE desktop, which is a highly customizable desktop that is light weight. It’s a great alternative to KDE or Gnome.
It’s a work in progress and it’s doing very well. It’s lightening fast on my AMD X2 5600+. Sound, networking and video all working out of the box. I had a little problem with the dell desktop, but all I had to do was edit the xorg.conf file and restart X and it was good. I just had to comment out the modelines to get correct resolution. The download is just a little over 400mbs so it don’t take long to get this one up and running. Keep in mind this project is beta and is well worth keeping an eye on.