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Thread: Pinguy OS

  1. #431
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha Released.

    11.04 Pre-Alpha has the ability to do OEM installs. XBMC and Ultracopier added as default apps. TED has been removed because of peoples fears of legal use. mvPod has been replaced with Arista Transcoder as this can encode video for more devices then just the iPod.

    Things that still need to be added is Elementary-Nautilus, rapid-photo-downloader and Native ZFS File system. Also replace openjdk-6-jre with Oracle Java as openjdk-6-jre is not allowed with a few bank sites.
    gnome2-globalmenu will more and likely be replaced with indicator-appmenu as it works with more programs then gnome2-globalmenu like Firefox, the downfall is you can't middle click on a bookmark and make it open in a new tab and indicator-appmenu has a massive memory leak at the moment. Within a hour or so it was using all of my memory making my system completely unusable. So for the moment gnome2-globalmenu is still being used.
    network-manager-gnome was going to be replaced with indicator-network but only found out about the app after I started uploading the distro.

    To install it run:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install indicator-network
    Screen shots of indicator-network.




    There seems to be a bug with cdrtools so burning CD/DVDs with any burning programs like brasero will turn the disc into a coaster. Deluge also keeps crashing.

    The default Compiz settings have slightly changed in this version. It's the same as previous Compiz setups apart from the desktop cube. The plugin for the desktop cube does not work with Compiz on 11.04. This is because Ubuntu is using Unity and have disabled the plugin. Because of this I have added a new feature. As you can't drag a window to the side to move it to another desktop any more I have replaced this feature with something similar to what is used in Windows 7. So when you now drag a window to the side of the desktop it will resize the window to exactly half the desktop. Dragging a window to the top of the desktop will full screen it.

    Again because of Unity there is no easy way to turn Compiz on or off. You used to be able to do this by right clicking on the desktop and choosing "Change Desktop Background" and going to the visual tab. That tab is now missing. To turn Compiz on or off it has to be done in GDM (the login screen).

    At the Bottom of the login screen after you select your user name but before entering your password there will be a drop down box for entering "Ubuntu Desktop with out effects".
    At some point I would like to remove most of the options in the drop down for choosing your desktop and get the visuals tab back into Appearance window.

    As said there is now a OEM feature. To use it just install Pinguy OS as normal with the user name oem and password oem.

    Once installed and you have finished modifying it to how you want it for the end user just run:
    Code:
    sudo oem-config-prepare
    Once the PC has been shut down, the next time it boots up it will ask the user for their details and setup their account and delete the original account (oem) you used to install and setup Pinguy OS.

    The look of the Distro is the same as 10.04.2 as this is what I am basing 11.04 on (same apps layout etc.)



    If you want to help with 11.04 what I am after is a similar setup as the 10.04.2 version. So getting things like Elementary-Nautilus and rapid-photo-downloader working. You can also help by finding bugs and repair them, then posting here how you fixed it so I can apply it to the distro. I would also like to try and get the size down to 1.4GB, at the moment it is 1.6GB. So if anyone has any ideas how to scrape off 200MB I would love to hear them. Its not a huge concern as it over a CD size anyway but would be nice to be able to get it to fit on a 8 cm, single sided MiniDVD.

    This is also the time to ask for features. For a better chance of the feature being added you should let me know how to add it to the Distro. It nice saying you would like for Pinguy OS to use something like Wubi but this would be a huge amount of work as I would have to recompile it and modify it to work With Pinguy OS. Something I just haven't got the time to do. So if you would like something like that added, compile the program yourself to a .deb file so it works with Pinguy OS or make a script. If its a feature I think maybe good for the Distro or something many people want added, I will be more then happy to add it to Pinguy OS.

    Because of the way I build the Distro there is only going to be 64-bit versions of the Alpha. Once it gets to the Beta stage I will also start releasing the 32-Bit version.

    Download Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha 64-bit.

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/pin...4.iso/download

    Torrent Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha 64-bit. Probably the fastest way to get it until sourceforge.net has all the mirrors up and running.

    http://forum.pinguyos.com/attachment.php?aid=244
    Last edited by pinguy; March 13th, 2011 at 02:17 PM.

  2. #432
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    This looks pretty good.
    All answers are all replies, but not all replies are answers.

    Linux is not Windows

  3. #433
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    do you still use remastersys? I've tried making a custom spin of my ubuntu setup using remastersys but the iso's fail to boot because of an aufs2 issue(the devs didn't include in the current version, maverick) . Did you compile the kernel adding aufs2 support or anything else? I'm trying to do what you have already begun, here in sri lanka, because most people here don't have a decent internet connection.

  4. #434
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    Question Re: Pinguy OS

    Quote Originally Posted by pinguy View Post
    Seems like it needs more time when starting.
    i dont know if anuone has asked this yet but i am making a conky window in natty using your guide. but i dont have the .startconky.sh file. i would like it as when i was trying out pinguy os in virtual box it was a life saver. could you give me a link to it

    never mind i found a site that told me how to make it.
    this is the code it states

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 30 && conky
    Last edited by molond; April 16th, 2011 at 02:23 PM.

  5. #435
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    Unhappy Re: Pinguy OS

    Quote Originally Posted by pinguy View Post
    Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha Released.


    It nice saying you would like for Pinguy OS to use something like Wubi but this would be a huge amount of work as I would have to recompile it and modify it to work With Pinguy OS. Something I just haven't got the time to do.
    this is a call out to any devs that know how to do this.
    i am a total noob but i am trying to learn, step by step.

    PLEASE
    somebody make this in the next week so it can be included with the pinguy 11.04 release.

    also a suggestion

    if the wubi installer senses there is already wubi with ubuntu installed could it add a third bootloader entry under the windows and ubuntu entries and rename wubildr to something like pinbildr

    i dont know if it will work but it is a suggestion

  6. #436
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 30; conky
    ~ I know I shouldn't use tildes for decoration, but they always make me feel at home. ~

  7. #437
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    Quote Originally Posted by Copper Bezel View Post
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    sleep 30; conky
    thanks but ive got it working on start up without bash script, problem with the whatismyip.com url (not my fault) its meant to be http://www.whatismyip.com/automation/n09230945.asp

    but now i have noticed that it is not recognizing the wifi traffic or local ip

    have not tried it on lan or usb yet

    help

  8. #438
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    Lightbulb Re: Pinguy OS

    Quote Originally Posted by pinguy View Post
    Pinguy OS 11.04 Pre-Alpha Released.
    Sorry for hijacking your forum, I'll just have a few things to ask then I will leave.

    Does pinguy have an arm release. I have found a super high quality (comparably cheap) micro computer called the trim slice.Pinguy would be ultra sleek on it and mavirick works natively with it. ( only has 32bit capabilities though. shame, imagine 64 bit and arm, it would be a monster ;-P )

    Also the compiz cube problem may not be fixed but there is a work around on omgubuntu.co.uk.
    Just suggesting. And the aero snap feature is enable in natty as well but knowing you you probably made it better.

  9. #439
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    the grayness...it makes me suicidal.

  10. #440
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    Re: Pinguy OS

    I havn't watched te show yet so not sure if its a positive or negative review... but pinguy OS was reviewed on the Linux action show: http://www.jupitercolony.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11716

    So expect an influx of users since the LAS does have quite a few viewers

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