Forum Replies Created
please go to
Development -> Webbuild -> buildvm01 (x86_64)from the top menu of this site.
On that page there should be a dialog stating that you may request authorization by clicking the appropriate button, then wait for my response.
Packaging for openmamba and using the web interface is not a self-explanatory thing and you will maybe need further instructions, but this is the first basic step.
the clue is that you need to click on the shell-like icon which is usually on the top right of the screen, then a menu appears and here click on ‘Folder settings’ (see picture).
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.September 19, 2015 at 4:07 pm in reply to: Installation problem [Split: is Openmamba alive or dead] #28718
first, how much RAM did you assign to the VM? If you are using standard openmamba livecd/livedvd with KDE I would first make sure that at least 1GB is available.
I’ve just tried installing openmamba-milestone3-livecd-it-snapshot-20150908 on both libvirt and VirtualBox virtual machines and could not repoduce the problem.
In your log, for some yet unknown reason, device are not gathered after repartitioning and the QHash returned is empty:
13:22:15 : Gathering UUIDs for partitions that exist now. 13:22:15 : QHash(("", ""))
as a workaround, did you try installing on a partition that already exist, i.e. without telling Calamares to change any partition?
Thanks for reporting the problems with details to help us fix them.
Calamares was recently updated in openmamba but I could not do extensive tests so far.
About the most importat problem, did you choose automatic partitioning of the whole disk? This is a function I have patched for openmamba and which needs more testing, because I suspect wrongly calculated partitions might cause the crash. So if this is the case I would suggest you to try with manual partitiong and see if it works, as I haven’t patched anything there.
- This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by Silvan.
openmamba is alive and maintained with package updates and improvements daily available in rolling release and less frequently in the milestone3 release. kde5 is a work in progress, but we give priority to keep our little users base happy with a well tested and stable environment.
Although the desktop environment is not a cutting-edge latest release to tell to the world, we concentrate on the user ability to use openmamba everyday for productive usage as a desktop, notebook and server installation. Most of the users I know don’t even know the name of the desktop environment they are using in openmamba, and about the existence of a new version, they just want it to work for internet, multimedia, office production and so we try to keep them up-to-date with the latest applications release. Furthermore the distribution is partly maintained by automatic processes which we developed in the years.
As I think you have finally found, iso images are available for download as well as the image to make a live usb pen drive. I don’t get such slow download speeds, but I’ve changed the download page so that foreign users get downloads from a mirror server which may be faster. Also I’m adding the livecd .iso in the main download page so that users with slower download speed may more easily find this version to download.
- This reply was modified 6 years, 2 months ago by Silvan.
openmamba used apt-rpm a long time ago but the current package manager is smart. I think this incorrect information comes from distrowatch, does it?
As for calamares, I haven’t paid attention to what it does for packages installations yet. What I’ve seen is that it has support for uncompressing a livedvd/cd squashfs archive which is what our current (kde3 based) installation is based on. Shouldn’t even this suit our needs my idea would be to just let Calamares fill a configuration file and run the current bash based install script. Even so we will get a modern graphical interface with integrated (auto)partitioning support.
Should I need to make modifications which can be useful to the project itself I will be happy to participate or send the patches to Calamares developers.
Hi and thanks for the information. I heard about it a couple of weeks ago and the work to integrate it in openmamba is already in progress. Very good news!
thanks for your feedback on openmamba.
To set 12 hour format in KDE I think you can change the setting as shown in the attached picture (sorry I took the screenshot from my italian installation). This is the
Country and Languagedialog which you can find in the KDE settings panel or by a search in KDE main menu.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.
Hi. The rolling release is always evolving, or updating at least 🙂
For German you need to install
libreoffice-i18n-de, then setup the environment accordingly (e.g. through KDE dialog).
It is by the way a good idea to add German language as a boot choice in multilingual livedvd, so this change should appear in the next snapshot release which is due tonight or soon, if all goes well.
openmamba uses smart as lower level package manager, which doesn’t have deltarpm support (see also https://bugs.launchpad.net/smart/+bug/245428 ) and smart itself is not really supported anymore. So supporting deltarpm implies changing default update manager to e.g. yum. Although changing to a more supported and recent package manager would be convenient, this is a major change which will require a lot of time before being supported, at least for what I can do these times.
This has not been planned so far. By the way deltarpm is now available as a package in devel repository and I’ll need to evaluate the compatibility with openmamba updates management infrastructure, this will take a long time or maybe not. Meanwhile, thank you for suggesting.
sorry this must be a bug that happens when installation tool is started two or more times after booting from live cd. Can you just retry starting installation tool and installation just after booting?August 17, 2013 at 8:02 am in reply to: Cannot get live session from openmamba from livedvd-2.0.11 #21066
I wonder what driver you are using now, is your chip know not to be working with open source modeset driver (radeon)?
Anyway you have to install
xorg-drv-video-fglrx, then check that driver is installed and compiled correctly with
sudo dkms status, then remove
/etc/X11/Xorg.confand reboot (of course this should be done after installing the system or using livecd on a persistent pendrive).