Posts tagged Sabayon Forensics
I spent a few hours looking for a solution to getting google drive on my sabayon system much like dropbox, but found out that there really is no official way. Google seems to be slow on getting a linux client out or something.
Dropbox is nice, but at only 2GB of space and costs above that limit are lame compared to google drive. I use google for everything else so why not the drive. Once I log into my computer, the next thing I do is log into google to access all my stuff. I’m just surprised they don’t have linux support for their drive yet.
So looking around it seems Insync is popular, but it seems to favor gnome/kde/cinnamon which I don’t use. They say it’s free during beta, but I didn’t see any price as to what it will cost. So that is not for me.
gdrive-cli exists, but not what I am looking for. I want something like dropbox for my desktop environment.
I than ran across grive and this caught my eye and it’s open source! I had a fresh install of Sabayon Forensics and decided to install it and it was a snap to install and it works like a charm. You can follow my how-to here. Basically you grab the git, build it, and than run it. It’s not dropbox, but very close to it. With a cron job set up, I’m good to go. I know it goes against the religion of doing things outside of the package manager, but this is totally safe as you are doing all of this in your home directory and not messing with anything else.
Fresh out of the limbo repository and up for testing is the latest and greatest Razor-qt 5.0! So the cool thing would be to do is install it via entropy(the default package manager in Sabayon), try it out and take some screenshots. In my case here I loaded up the Sabayon Forensics edition and running it live off the usb stick. So I simply fired up the Rigo GUI package manager for entropy and went into manage repositories and added the limbo repo. I than let it update the repositories, closed out Rigo and fired up the command line and issued the command equo install razorqt-meta and in a very short time I had it installed.
Now since Sabayon Forensics is XFCE I needed a window manager so I decided to go with compiz and emerald. This can be simply done by issuing the command equo install x11-wm/compiz-fusion x11-wm/compiz x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-extra x11-wm/emerald x11-themes/emerald-themes x11-apps/fusion-icon and we are almost set. The last bit you need to do is add fusion-icon and emerald – -replace to the start up session of razorqt. So in my case once I logged into razorqt I had no window borders so I fired up the terminal and issued fusion-icon& and than emerald – -replace& than I was able to use the desktop as normal and add them to the start up session. Oh yea, you need to fire up the compiz manager and enable the window decorations and you can fire that up with command ccsm or find it in the razorqt configuration center.
So there we have and idea of what razor-qt 5 can look like on your favorite Sabayon system. So now I am starting to have a tough time deciding which desktop environment I want to go with. Between XFCE, MATE and Razor-qt, it’s a tough choice. I’m just glad we have these choices so we are not locked or forced into using a nonsense one. I love the simplicity razor-qt offers along with simply interfaces full of options to customize. Everything is just a fingertip away without having to hunt it down. It’s fun implementing it with compiz to get that eye candy a flowing.
***Note for using limbo repository – Do Not Use limbo and weekly repositories together, instead use limbo with Sabayon (main). I been seeing that discussion popping up here and there lately.
Slowly but surely and this is the first build that I am truly happy with. It’s not available for download yet, but I believe that will be the next step now. I’m loving the performance I am getting out of this. It’s loading faster and is snappier than the stock Sabayon KDE daily. Something like 57 packages been added and 67 packages removed and weighs in at 2.9GB. Those ophcrack tables are heavy :-/
It has all tools found on the Sabayon Forensics Gnome edition but in KDE desktop of course. It has all the latest updates from entropy, including kernel sabayon 2.6.37-sabayon. The program slocate has been swapped out for mlocate now. All you got to do is sudo updatedb and than use command like locate *.jpg. I just love the sync feature of google chrome. Boot up Sabayon Forensics, fire up chrome, head into preferences, setup sync and presto, you’ve got your internets. I did notice the beta Firefox is also doing something similar, but I didn’t seem to have much luck with it. I didn’t spend enough time on it either, but chrome has become my main browser. My favorite app from the chrome web store is TweetDeck.
So I need to organize my local stuff here and migrate it to the web server now. I need to check with Fabio on a few things first, catching him will be the fun part as Sabayon 5.5 is getting ready to roll out the door. Gonna try for the first part of February for a 5.5 release, so with our track record of releases, March is a safe bet. Seriously tho, February is the goal. We just never hit our goal, :-/ Test a daily Sabayon and give feedback to help work out any bugs so we can get it out the door. The current daily is looking pretty good tho, so it shouldn’t be too much to label a 5.5 release. The only thing I am seeing on the gnome x86 edition is the kernel/module issue, but that is already fixed and should be live on Sunday’s build. My USB drive is gonna need a vacation in March with the rsyncing and reloading several times in a day.
I hate wikis, I really do. They aren’t so bad for reading, it’s using them and their crappy unfriendly methods of creating an article. I learned html and touch php here and there, but when it comes to wikis, blah. So, Sabayon Forensics’s website got bumped to a wordpress, now life is good. It’s really hard to beat wordpress, it’s one of my most used software. I host several wordpress sites for people even. All ya need is some php and mysql support and you got the world by the tail. The wordpress site will even host you one if you can’t.
I’m glad to see their is interest in the project and I’m constantly working with it and testing it to make sure things are working. I see I need to switch slocate out for mlocate since slocate went bye bye from portage. I suspect it will from Sabayon soon also. The KDE version is something I need to get back to. I was able to create and test a KDE version, but there are issues with KDE and the menus getting updated. Some of the programs were missing from the menu. Of course they worked from konsole, but that’s kinda lame. I need to try it again with the latest KDE version and see if it is better. The problem is, I am swamped. Life is very stressful for me at the moment as I try to get to the surface for a fresh breath of air. My full time job is in the toilet and I need to make the right decision as what to do with that. I just wish things didn’t have to revolve around the mighty dollar, which isn’t even mighty at all in reality.
Anyway, boring details for you. Kernel .37 will be coming in the near future and I think I have got the latest requested packages in there. Someone requested xchat, I’m still debating about that one. With the webchat and irssi already there, I hate to add another irc client, but than xchat doesn’t take up much of anything.
I have found that ophcrack is kinda disappointing as some others have also. If the password is anything more complicated than password, it seems to fail. chntpw seems to be my favorite, just clear the password and you are set. Why try to guess it when you can clear it out? Removing ophcrack would free up tons of space as the tables are so large.
ClamAV should all be working now. Thanks to those that pointed out a couple issues. Feedback is such an awesome thing! No matter how many times you run it, it’s easy to miss something. That feedback is important!
So what is going on with KDE 4.5.x status? Seems it is incomplete and unstable? I guess I’m not a KDE user day in and day out, but I do have the current sabayon limbo KDE 4.5.1 installed here and have been using it more so than my gnome desktop. I’ve been spending a lot of my time in the Windows 7 world working the photography world. I just can’t do the gimp thing for photography and wine plus photoshop is a joke. Anyway, did I just get lucky with my KDE upgrade and not experience much problems? I can still stream my music and listen to it, browse the web, handle files, rsync, irc and molecule. Applications seem to be working fine and snappy. My previews are even working with dolphin file manager.
I guess I’m not personally seeing much outside of the normal issues. If I try to add the new Network Manager Widget, plasma crashes. I still think they should rename plasma to crash tho. Anyway, I am curious to any of the big KDE users that have installed sabayon limbo KDE 4.5.1, what issues are you seeing? Should it be added to main and be released with the Sabayon 5.4 edition? Apparently KDE 4.5.1 is not gonna be labeled stable. Gentoo held off on a 4.5.0 from even going into portage. I’m not sure why as they dumped 4.5.1 to portage and kdepim still not ready.
I have been seeing some reports, but not many from the Sabayon Community. I would like to see more people testing this and reporting into our dev ML. I know the dev ML can get testy at times, but we do need to hear from the community that is using dailys and limbo. Just try to provide as much information as possible or how to reproduce it. It can’t hurt and it could save 100 other people with same issue(s). If you prefer to use the Sabayon Bugzilla, please use that instead. I personally read everything on dev ML, and try to watch Bugzilla, but I can loose track of that quickly even with a rss feeder. We work together, we will only make Sabayon better for everyone as a whole.
On a side note, Sabayon Forensics got irssi added to it. I saw someone pop into IRC and leave me a message requesting it. Glad some are actually using it! Feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas/suggestions. Catching up to me in IRC can be difficult at this time frame. I’m not gonna worry about a KDE spin till KDE stuff gets settled.
Get that feedback rolling in people! Lets Go! We want to get a Sabayon 5.4 out the door.
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Sabayon Forensics Gnome x86 DVD is officially on the Sabayon Mirrors in the Daily Folder. I have also updated the Sabayon Forensics Wiki with direct links to the mirrors that have it currently. Please keep in mind the purpose of Sabayon Forensics. I will be updating that wiki as time goes on.
Sabayon Forensics is built off the current daily ISO image of the x86 Gnome DVD. I’ve removed and add various packages and you can find a package list here to view. If you have questions or concerns on this particular project, email me at email@example.com. As far as a KDE version, still working on that. I finally have a spec file that is working, still need to work out some bugs.
It’s main use is to be ran live and I highly recommend using a flash drive for best performance and versatility. I did test an install in VirtualBox and it went flawlessly for me. Once installed you could use it as a rolling release just like the normal x86 Sabayon releases. The project started out to help me with working on fixing and repairing computer systems. I have used it several times on various desktops and laptops to fix. Just last week I had a laptop come in that nobody could remember the password to. I booted up Sabayon Forensics and with chntpw I was able to just remove the current password and enable the hidden Administrator account. 5 minutes I was done and able to boot into the windows desktop again. I carry it around on my 4GB flash drive so I’m always ready to go with it.
I acknowledged Fabio and Joost for Thanks. Joost provided some neat work arounds/howtos and Fabio helped me more with the technical things, like getting my local cache working and setting it up for the mirrors. I am thankful for getting to work with those two. We have our ups and downs, but that is normal. The entire Sabayon Crew is very dedicated and we are doing our best with what we have to work with. Thanks to all the donations and community that has helped make Sabayon grow. I remember when we were struggling to even get the ISOs to a server for download, now we have a small mirrors page growing.
Thanks to everyone that is doing their thing, please continue doing what you are doing.
I finally decided to consolidate my web hosts down to one instead of 3. I had moved all my other sites and wgo was my last one to move and gave me the most problems. I’m not really sure why, but once I was able to get into the admin panel I did the automatic reinstall via the web and it seems good now. My guess, some where between ftping down and up something didn’t go well. So the new url is http://wolf911.us/wgo/ I already updated the feedburner rss, so it should be getting all updates.
I’ve also been working hard on a mini wiki for Sabayon Forensics and getting that ready. Fabio is getting it set up so our build server will have the spec file and will build the isos and kick it out to the mirrors for download. I’m still trying to figure out when and what on it. I think I will only kick out a new release as a new kernel comes out. I need to update it to 2.6.35 now that the dailys on the build server have been migrated to 2.6.35. Than I should be good to 2.6.36. I only have the gnome version done and I took a look at doing a KDE one, but having some serious doubts about doing it as the file size is getting heavy. I’ll see and take a closer look at it when I get out of vacation mode. So far my vacation has been nothing but fixing and working on computers, need to get out and have some fun.
I will post update when Sabayon Forensics hits the mirrors. I first need to catch up to Fabio who is also in vacation mode, but first some fun.