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Old 04-08-2014, 11:40 PM   #1
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Call for Testers: Cinnamon SlackBuilds


Hi everyone,

I have created a new repository for building Cinnamon Desktop on top of Slackware 14.1 located on github: https://github.com/willysr/csb

Please read the README for detailed instructions on how to build it.
There are no binary packages at the moment, as this is still considered unstable, since i only tested this desktop on VM only and not yet on a real machine.

Most of the scripts are reusing what's available on SBo project, plus some modifications or version bumps to the newer version.

Feedback, suggestions, and improvements are welcome
 
Old 04-09-2014, 12:46 AM   #2
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Wow! this is amazing work you did! I've never expected cinamon to be available on slackware, but here it is. Will definetely test as soon as I can. It should be a very nice DE for newer computers running slack!

Thank you!
 
Old 04-09-2014, 01:56 AM   #3
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I think Cinnamon requires a more decent computer with a discrete graphical cards + hardware rendering, unlike MATE. On my VM, it will only run on software rendering mode, so it's very slow.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 05:51 AM   #4
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Building now, about half way. My connection is slow at the best of times but seems a bit slower with all these net related security issues :P. I always wanted to try cinnamon but was never motivated enough to download mint.

Thank you and I'll let you know how I get on.
 
Old 04-09-2014, 06:44 AM   #5
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Gonna try it when I get home
 
Old 04-09-2014, 06:59 AM   #6
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Super snappy

It works pretty well too.

My hardware is an Athlon X2 @3000MHz with onboard radeon 3000 using stock kernel driver. Renders very nice.

Software: slackware-14.1 (32) full install (up to date) with not much on top; jdk, netbeans, geany, libreoffice and a few other things.

This has great potential.

Again, thanks willysr

Last edited by 01micko; 04-09-2014 at 07:02 AM. Reason: added sw
 
Old 04-09-2014, 07:41 AM   #7
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link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libGL.la' or unhandled argument `/usr/lib/libGL.la'
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CPU: AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor (4000 MHz)
Memory: 11979 MB
OS Version: Linux 3.10.17 #1 SMP PREEMPT x86_64
Graphics Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Graphics Card: GeForce GT 640/PCIe/SSE2
on a slackware64 14.1 oh well
should have stopped when I seen pulse audio on it.
because that will break a lot of my work. I will throw a clean slackware image on a disk try again.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:08 AM   #8
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@01micko:
Thanks and enjoy

@Drakeo:
Have you build a 3D driver from NVidia?
 
Old 04-09-2014, 08:12 AM   #9
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Do I reslly need pulseaudio?
 
Old 04-09-2014, 08:15 AM   #10
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Yes, i'm afraid so
You can try to tweak cinnamon-settings-daemon if you would like to explore more about disabling pulseaudio

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:23 AM   #11
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hey Willy I know whats going on I am working through it. just switching to a different install instead of my work desktop.
I reinstalled mesa and it seems that all the configs for it are trying to default to /usr/lib on the mutilib install.
and it is building now.
I wont to do this with the pulse audio just to see what it takes to handle it with these multi media fresh Slackware backup images I keep.

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Old 04-09-2014, 08:34 AM   #12
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@Drakeo:
Just FYI, i didn't test it yet on multilib
I only tested it on x86_64 VM, not even in x86, since if it works on x86_64, i assume it should work on x86 as well
 
Old 04-09-2014, 08:38 AM   #13
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it getting tested now ~ and in current
Quote:
Linux bicycle 3.10.30 #1 SMP Fri Feb 14 19:40:16 CST 2014 x86_64 AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
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pulseaudio is a networked sound server for Unix-like operating systems
and Microsoft Windows. It is intended to be an improved drop-in replacement
for the Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESOUND).

Pulseaudio will need a pulse group/user to run. You can add one with
# groupadd -g 216 pulse
# useradd -u 216 -g pulse -d /var/lib/pulse pulse
See http://slackbuilds.org/uid_gid.txt for details on the uid/gid assignments.

Optional deps: jack-audio-connection-kit, avahi, lirc, libasyncns, orc


so your script is adding that without the user knowing
Quote:
# groupadd -g 216 pulse
# useradd -u 216 -g pulse -d /var/lib/pulse pulse
may want that in the read me. before building.

This requires: speex, json-c

Last edited by Drakeo; 04-09-2014 at 08:45 AM. Reason: add pulse text from slack builds
 
Old 04-09-2014, 08:47 AM   #14
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i assume it should work on x86 as well
Yep, I confirmed that
 
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so your script is adding that without the user knowing
Quote:
# groupadd -g 216 pulse
# useradd -u 216 -g pulse -d /var/lib/pulse pulse
may want that in the read me. before building.
Thanks, added in NOTES
 
  


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