LiveCD with kernel 2.6.38-rc5 online

Posted: February 19, 2011 in Chakra

I’m proud to announce another snapshot-release based on our testing repositories.

This brings you some updates:

linux-firmware-20110125-1 module-init-tools-3.12-1
mkinitcpio-busybox-1.18.2-1 mkinitcpio-0.6.8-1
kernel26-2.6.38rc5-2 kernel26-headers-2.6.38rc5-2
acpi_call-20110218-1 broadcom-wl-5.100.82.38-3
madwifi-0.9.4.4133-7 squashfs-tools-4.1-1 tiacx-20080210-24
vhba-module-20100822-2 xdg-utils-1.1.0rc1-1
catalyst-11.2-1 catalyst-utils-11.2-1

I had to remove ndiswrapper from this image since it don’t build yet for the new kernel. A rebuild of all bundles for our testing repositories is needed. You can test chrome-dev-testing-11.0.672.2-1 and report back if you find any issues.
Read the “Build Notes” for further information.

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I’m out

Posted: February 1, 2011 in Stuff

This morning my power supply died after 4 years hard work. I’m left with a broken pc. My second one misses a graphic card and my netbook is too small … Will see when I’m back to code for chakra …

Here the frankenstein I created:

The disaster ...
The disaster from top …

The disaster from the other side...
The other way around …

What is broken...
This died on me …

So I need a MircroATX FSP300-62GLS with 3x Floppy-Power, 2x Sata-Power, 1x P4-Power and a 24 Motherboard-Power Connector. Seems I’ll get it only from the net.

Will ask around …

Chakra finished at 22

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Chakra

Distrowatch PH 2010

It is really amazing how many people recognize our little distribution since March 2010.
We had more downloads than ever. Here are some nice statistics of the year 2010:

Phoix 0.1

We produced 5.0 GB of data for full iso-images
Released 5 i686 images and one x64 image
Created 466.9 MB of data for xdelta-patches

Jaz 0.2

We produced 7.2 GB of data for full iso-images
Released 5 i686 images and 5 x64 images
Created 487.7 MB of data for xdelta-patches
Created 22.9 MB of data for development xdelta-patches

Ashoc 0.3

We produced 1.5 GB of data for full iso-images
Released one i686 image and one x64 image
18.2 GB of data was produced for full development images
2.3 GB of data was produced for development xdelta-patches

Cyrus 0.4

We produced 1.5 GB of data for full iso-images
Released two i686 images

Lets see what the Year 2011 brings for us.

Chakra 0.3.1pre1 online

Posted: January 2, 2011 in Chakra

Welcome to the year 2011.
I managed to create a new image for testing. Currently 0.3.0 has followed big issues:

  • some wifi adapters don’t work after installation
  • grub only installs on hd0
  • sometimes you get a black screen instead of KDE SC

    I like to know if 0.3.1pre1 fixes those issues.

    So what changed:

  • Kernel updated to 2.6.36.2
  • Catalyst updated to 10.12
  • Grub gets auto-installed to the right partition now (hd0 hardcode removed)

    File for each bug you find file a separate bug-report here: http://chakra-project.org/bugs/

    Download image

    chakra-0.3.1pre1 x32
    chakra-0.3.1pre1 x32 (md5)

    Download xdelta patch

    chakra-0.3.1pre1 x32 (xdelta)
    chakra-0.3.1pre1 x32 (md5)
    chakra-0.3.1pre1 x32 (readme)

  • Chakra 0.3.0.2 xdelta online

    Posted: December 29, 2010 in Chakra

    I managed to push out another new xdelta of the live-cd image. This time I updated the kernel with some fixes for athk5 driver. Composite is still reactivated – this might create some troubles with some FOSS drivers. Don’t worry about the progressbar during bootloader install. We will fix it soon so you’ll see some progress. Last image I tested. This one should just work. Tell me if otherwise …

    Features

  • burg support added (tested and working)
  • burg uses os-prober to detect windows and co (tested and works)
  • tribe-backend simplified (tested and it seems no issues yet)
  • kernel updated to 2.6.35.10 with some wlan fixes (needs confirm)
  • Get the xdelta from here:
    chakra-0.3.0-to-0.3.0.2-i686.xd3
    chakra-0.3.0-to-0.3.0.2-i686.xd3 (md5)

    Also read the readme file to know how to apply this …

    Chakra 0.3.0.1 xdelta online

    Posted: December 27, 2010 in Chakra

    I managed to push out a new xdelta of the live-cd image. This time it is for testing burg the new bootloader 0.3.1 will use. Also we simplified the tribe-backend alot. Tell us if you fail on any point. Composite is reactivated – this might create some troubles with some FOSS drivers. Don’t worry about the progressbar during bootloader install. We will fix it soon so you’ll see some progress. I tested it with / and separate /boot partition.

    Features

  • burg support added
  • burg uses os-prober to detect windows and co
  • tribe-backend simplified
  • kernel updated to 2.6.35.10
  • Get the xdelta from here:
    chakra-0.3.0-to-0.3.0.1-i686.xd3
    chakra-0.3.0-to-0.3.0.1-i686.xd3 (md5)

    Also read the readme file to know how to apply this …

    Chakra 0.3.0 try1 online

    Posted: December 20, 2010 in Chakra

    desktop 0.3.0

    I uploaded a full installable chakra-0.3.0 image. We might change the pkg-install page and remove kdesu so you don’t have to enter your password to install pkgs. Try it out and leave comments about your findings.

    chakra-0.3.0 x32
    chakra-0.3.0 x32 (md5)