UP 2013.12.06 ready

UP 2013.12.06 is now synchronized with production, and you can safely update your systems.

We recommend to use the Update Manager to upgrade your system.
The Update Manager will handle all the necessary installs and configuration.
Please read the Update Manager info page carefully before upgrading. For your convenience, you can find a copy below this post.

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.

You can get help and post any UP related issues here: http://forums.solydxk.com/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=2226

Update Pack 2013.12.06


These are the highlights.

  • Kernel
    The kernel is updated to version 3.11
  • KDE
    KDE has been updated to version 4.11.4
  • LibreOffice
    LibreOffice is updated to version 4.1.3
  • Firefox and Thunderbird
    Firefox has been updated to version 25.0.1, and Thunderbird to version 24.1.1

Update information

Read this whether you update with the Update Manager, or terminal.

  • Configuration files
    You might be asked to replace ‘/etc/init.d/networking’, and ‘/etc/samba/smb.conf’. It is recommended to keep these files.
  • Greybird theme
    If you are using the Greybird theme, you’ll have to re-select it after a reboot.

Updating 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’s that easy!

Updating with the terminal

We recommend using the Update Manager to update your system, but if you prefer using the terminal, please read the below steps carefully.

  • Pre upgrade
    Replace system-config-printer-kde (not maintained anymore) with print-manager

    sudo apt-get purge system-config-printer-kde; sudo apt-get install print-manager

    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

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