On 08 November 2013 at 09:00 UTC we will synchronize the production repositories.
Those who haven’t upgraded from the testing repositories, and depending on whether you’re a SolydX or SolydK user you will have between 200MB and 750MB of packages to download.
After the go-live, I’ll start building the new iso’s.
You might have a slow download if people upgrade at the same time. Try again at a later date or time.
If you are following our mirrors: they will follow later, and I will keep you posted on their progress.
If you encounter any problems, post your findings here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1991
To prepare you for the upcoming UP, I’ve copied the Update Manager’s UP info page here, and I recommend you to carefully read it before you start upgrading:
Update Pack 2013.11.06
These are the highlights.
- Firefox and Thunderbird
Firefox has been updated to version 25.0, and Thunderbird to version 24.1.0
- Sambashare and Usermanager
The mate packages in SolydX are not functioning properly, and are being replaced by the custom made applications “Sambashare”, and “Usermanager”.
- LightDM Manager
You can now change the user icon, and hide or unhide the user list.
Read this whether you update with the Update Manager, or terminal.
- SolydX and SolydK
Grub-pc is updated. You need to keep the configuration file, and select the device where you installed grub. Usually you can keep the first entry: /dev/sda
If you replace the LightDM configuration files, don’t forget to run LightDM Manager before reboot to set your preferences.
To integrate the new Sambashare into Thunar, open the “Custom Actions” dialog in Thunar: edit > configure custom actions, and remove all but one of the Samba actions.
Edit the remaining one, and replace the command with:sambashare %f %n
You can also edit ~/.config/Thunar/uca.xml manually.
Update with the Update Manager
The Update Manager can be opened from the system tray by clicking on the shield icon . Click the “Refresh” button to refresh the list of packages that can be updated. Click on the “Install Update” button, to update your system, and follow any additional on screen directions.
It is that easy!
Issues and workarounds
We recommend using the Update Manager to update your system, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below steps carefully.
Replace Mate packagessudo apt-get purge mate-*; sudo apt-get install usermanager sambashare
See above to integrate Sambashare into Thunar.
Remove libxvmcnvidia1sudo apt-get purge libxvmcnvidia1 libxvmcnvidia1:i386
Pre-upgrade some packagessudo apt-get install libegl1-mesa-drivers libegl1-mesa-drivers:i386 libc6 libc6:i386
Now you can run dist-upgrade.
- Post upgrade
After the dist-upgrade finishes, and you’re using Nvidia, you run the following command before reboot:sudo apt-get install –reinstall nvidia-kernel-dkms