UP 2014.01.15

On 15 January 2014 we have synchronized 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=2583

Below you find the Update Manager’s UP info page. I recommend to carefully read it before you start upgrading:

Update Pack 2014.01.15


These are the highlights.

  • KDE
    KDE has been updated to version 4.12.1
  • LibreOffice
    LibreOffice has been updated to version 4.1.4-2
  • Firefox and Thunderbird
    Firefox has been updated to version 26.0, and Thunderbird to version 24.2.0
  • Community packages
    These packages were added to the community repository:
    grub-customizer, kdeconnect, plasma-mediacenter, xfce-theme-manager, xfwm4compositeeditor
    You can find more information in the community section of our forum.

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.
  • Distribution name in Grub
    If you multi-boot, and you would like to see the full name of the installed SolydXK distribution (e.g.: “SolydK 64-bit”), you can run this command:
    sudo update-grub

    Note: you don’t need to run this command. If you’re happy with the way Grub looks, you can skip this part.

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.

  • 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

8 thoughts on “UP 2014.01.15

  1. I would like to know how one can change a standard US keyboard to a Polish configuration in SolydXK. I have the Polish localization installed, but still the keyboard does not allow Polish letters using the Alt key. Thank you in advance.

  2. Hey, somebody, please, tell distrowatch about the soldyxk news (quarterly updates, january UP, etc). They have a strong reputation in linux world but their last published news about solydxk are from november 2013. They seem to have forgotten solydxk.

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