Comments on: Enlightenment LiveCD Blogs and Ramblings of the openSUSE Members Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:50:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dmitry Serpokryl Wed, 28 Jan 2009 09:19:17 +0000 Please open E17’s Settings Panel -> Screen -> Power Management. click the “Enable Display Power Management” option and set the desired timeouts. In 3.0.5 version we also include some power savings for harddisks.

Regarding FF – could you please refuse to install flash-player (or if it’s already in just remove it by typing “sudo rpm -e flash-player” in console).

Suppose that “gksu sax2” could help to set both monitors, but unfortunately the dual/multi heads configuration is not tested through. We’ll try to offer several templates and how-to’s to help configure this, but manual editing of /etc/X11/xorg.conf is required in this case.

Thank you!

By: gnomic Wed, 28 Jan 2009 04:43:16 +0000 Hullo again, I ran 3.0.4 live CD for a day or two and like the look and feel. One thing I noticed, is there no power saving included by default? On a ThinkPad with an external LCD screen attached both screens were on continuously. I didn’t really investigate to check for any settings to control this behaviour, maybe there is something in YaST? Most distros I have run seem to turn off the screen(s) after a period of inactivity. Without any configuration of X for two screens, the system ran the external 17″ LCD with its native resolution of 1280×1054, and the laptop screen also at this resolution but not displaying the full area as on the large screen since the native resolution of the laptop screen is 1024×768.

I also noticed that Firefox seemed a bit unstable, it crashed after some hours of use, and then crashed again within an hour of restarting. I wasn’t doing anything that should have stressed the browser too much, maybe half a dozen tabs running on fairly sedate websites.

Wireless connectivity was OK on this run with a WPA-secured access point.

By: Dmitry Serpokryl Sat, 24 Jan 2009 09:28:36 +0000 hi gnomic!

1) mount of existing swap partitions will be fixed in version 3.0.5 . it doesn’t work because we thought that some folks may use the sysrem as a recovery/rescue. we’ll make it as a separate service with an option to turn it off for USB. for LiveCD this will be enabled by default on boot.

2) USB version is O’k for sticks from 1Gb capacity and up. please read the instruction:

all you need is (as root):
* backup your existing data
* dd if=./suse-11.1-Enlightenment-live-stick.i686-3.0.4_fixed.raw of=/dev/YOUR_USB_DEV bs=32k

3) please try to restart service ‘wicd’ if you can’t connect (as root):
* rcwicd stop
* rcwicd start
* rcwicd status # just a check

4) you can leave your comments here if it’s o’k for you. if not – we can offer other options:
* Enlightenment openSUSE forum thread
* my blod
* Freenode IRC channel where you can ask your questions online (if someone from SOAD is there)

5) we’re trying to reproduce the ” pause at ’starting HAL daemon’ ” case. need more input unfortunately. could you just type “1” as a response to “automatic configuration” question and wait a bit?

6) USB-stick version still has one serious bug (our fault, in tech terms this is quite a stupid bug and will be fixed for version 3.0.5 and up): it runs o’k only on a PC where you started it first time. to fix it just open as root the file “/etc/init.d/create_xconf” and insert into the 32-nd line (before “case” statement):

if [ -e /etc/X11/xorg.conf ] ; then
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf

another disadvantage – it doesn’t have a man pages yet (will fix this too).

6) “3.0.4_fixed” for LiveCD added some packages like ‘mtr’, ‘reiser4progs’, ‘iperf’, etc. (sysadmin tools mostly) and fixed E17’th ‘places’ module issue. “3.0.4_fixed” for USB is a MUST (hell of a lot of changes).

Please note, that installed systems (on USB and HD) could be updated if online with a single command:


hope it’s clear that LiveCD will lost the updates on reboot.

THANKS for your feedback!

P.S. for USB looks like the best option is to wait the 3.0.5 fixes…

By: gnomic Sat, 24 Jan 2009 03:44:21 +0000 Hullo there, glad to say I got 3.0.4 after many hours, sure the grass grew longer while waiting . . . and now omg I see I am out of date again already! Now just a few observations from brief use so far. CD booted on ThinkPads Z60m Pentium M (Intel 915 grfx) and T23 with 1133 MHz PIII and SuperSavage video. On both machines paused at ‘starting HAL daemon’ during boot and required key press before proceeding. Doesn’t pick up an existing swap partition on system, not essential obviously but a nice to have. Also doesn’t seem to quit gracefully and eject CD, had to turn machine off. While using xfe file manager periodically throws up dialogue box ‘Mount point /mnt/livecd is not responding’. CD in fact not mounted according to mount command.

Was able to connect via wireless to open access point without difficulty. Connection to wpa-secured AP worked once, but on other occasions failed, seemingly with wpa-related problems. Could be cosmic rays I guess 🙂 Intel 2200 chipset.

Enjoyed using soad so far, and will explore it more. May try the usb stick version. I guess this will fit on a 2G stick? Any tinkering required to make the usb version bootable, or should simply copying the files across result in a bootable system? What is the best place to send further notes? The changes to 3.0.4-fixed mainly relate to Enlightment, or are there other changes besides?

By: Dmitry Serpokryl Fri, 23 Jan 2009 15:54:31 +0000 HUGE THANKS to the GWDG.DE – we have a new Mirror which will be updated on a regular basis. Please, use it along with others! Hope that this will completely eliminate any issues with downloads.

My kindest regards to the Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke) for the help and support.

By: Dmitry Serpokryl Wed, 21 Jan 2009 20:48:58 +0000 Updates!

we just released binary bugfix patches for our system images (LiveCD and USB-sticks versions 3.0.4)


By: gnomic Wed, 21 Jan 2009 07:40:55 +0000 Hmmm. Now when I follow the link to the tropics on the blackish SOAD page I get, a top level page on the site. I have poked around a bit but couldn’t navigate my way to your iso. Too bad I didn’t see your link to the iso before kicking off on the sluggish link on SOAD home. Currently 370 megs in at a massive 16.7 kbs and slowing from 18 earlier, 5hrs 30 to go.

I didn’t know of aria2 but have read about it at Will check it out sometime.

By: Dmitry Serpokryl Wed, 21 Jan 2009 05:02:12 +0000 >> sorry if I was grumpy,

np, a gentle kick is always welcome :). please take a look at the Ice Cube Mirror – it has version 3.0.4 right here.

>> maybe you could hold off from releasing a new version for 24 hours

well, i’ll try that, but “delta” with a fix to the “places” module will be deployed definitely :).

hope you like the result or please don’t hesitate to kick us once more if you find some bugs or just notice something that should/could be improved!


P.S. i mean that you can use ‘aria2′ download utility to get the .iso from the mirror and download page at maximum speed (”…aria2 can download a file from multiple sources/protocols and tries to utilize your maximum download bandwidth…” – that’s from ‘man aria2c’)

By: gnomic Wed, 21 Jan 2009 02:33:45 +0000 Hullo and thanks for your response – sorry if I was grumpy, it was just a bit of a pain when the file vanished during my second attempt to download. At the moment trying for 3.0.4 from scwlab site, but at present it is doing about 15 kbs with just under twelve hours indicated till completion. The mirrors don’t seem to have the current iso. Unfotunately haven’t been lucky enough to get a complete iso as yet so the delta won’t help 🙁 Fingers crossed for better luck this time – maybe you could hold off from releasing a new version for 24 hours 🙂

By: Dmitry Serpokryl Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:55:03 +0000 Finally we released the version 3.0.4:
Official Announcement

Along with our LiveCD you can grab the USB-stick image:
Ice Cube Mirror
Please, read the instruction how-to use it:
SOAD Linux USB-disk README file