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Lautre 12-29-2011 12:07 PM

Calculate Linux 11.12 released
You are welcome to choose between several flavours: Calculate Directory Server (CDS) if you need a server option; Calculate Linux Desktop featuring a KDE (CLD), GNOME (CLDG) or XFCE (CLDX) desktop; Calculate Media Center (CMC) if a media center is what you want; or, if you would rather prefer a scratch distribution, either Calculate Linux Scratch (CLS) or Calculate Scratch Server (CSS).

Major Changes
  • Updating the portage trees has become much faster since we migrated on Git.
  • Binary repositories are better handled now that all changes are synchronized with Portage updates.
  • Support has been added for PXE network booting.
  • From now on, you can specify the domain and the domain password when booting from a LiveCD or a LiveUSB or via PXE.
  • Language and timezone preferences can now be specified for any newly created ISO image.
  • You will be able to select your preferred IO scheduler through a special parameter.
Fixed Issues
  • The problem with copying symbolic links in a domain user profile has been fixed.
  • Image update for Live Flash has been fixed.
  • Installation with CLT templates now runs OK.
  • Changing a partition type should cause no more problem.
  • We have added installation guides in French and Spanish for the relevant locales.
  • Numerous fixes brought to English messages.
Kernel and Software
  • CDS (Directory Server):
  • Bind 9.7.4-P1, Kernel 3.1.6, OpenLDAP 2.4.24, Postfix 2.8.7, ProFTPD 1.3.4a, Samba 3.5.11
  • i686 - 671 MB, x86_64 - 709 MB
  • CLD (KDE desktop):
  • KDE 4.7.4, Amarok 2.4.3, digiKam 2.3.0, Chromium 16.0.912.63, Kernel 3.1.6, LibreOffice 3.4.4
  • i686 - 1.84 GB, x86_64 - 2.0 GB
  • CLDG (GNOME desktop):
  • Gnome 2.32, Gimp 2.6.11, Chromium 16.0.912.63, Kernel 3.1.6, LibreOffice 3.4.4
  • i686 - 1.47 GB, x86_64 - 1.62 GB
  • CLDX (XFCE desktop):
  • XFCE 4.8, Gimp 2.6.11, Kernel 3.1.6, Chromium 16.0.912.63, LibreOffice 3.4.4
  • i686 - 1.35 GB, x86_64 - 1.51 GB
  • CMC (Media Center):
  • XBMC 10.1, Kernel 3.1.6, X.Org 7.4
  • i686 - 903 MB, x86_64 - 1.0 GB
  • CLS (Linux Scratch):
  • Openbox 3.5.0, Kernel 3.1.6, X.Org 7.4
  • i686 - 636 MB, x86_64 - 673 MB
  • CSS (Scratch Server):
  • Kernel 3.1.6
  • i686 - 458 MB, x86_64 - 491 MB

Ion Silverbolt 01-05-2012 07:56 PM

I just tried out Calculate Linux Desktop 11.12 XFCE. As a long-time Gentoo user, I must say that I am HIGHLY impressed. Wireless worked right off the ISO, and the resolution of my tv was detected properly. Something the brand new Gentoo Live DVD couldn't accomplish.

For me, this makes the absolute perfect liveCD to install Gentoo from. su in a console, and start installing Gentoo, all while having a fully working desktop to still be able to use. The ISO images you provide are also a lot more up to date than most distros. Considering I have a new Zacate netbook on the way, I wanted something with a more recent kernel. This should fit the bill nicely.

I also administer computers for other people. For them, I tend to use LMDE or Vector, but now I'm going to use Calculate Linux for them. If something ever goes wrong, I'm better able to fix a Gentoo based system vs. a Debian one. I don't think that will be an issue very much however. Everything looks well layed out and polished. Thank you.

Lautre 01-06-2012 01:38 PM

Thank you for your comment.

hymie64 01-14-2012 06:24 PM

I've downloaded the 11.12 XFCE version, but I'm not able to boot the Live DVD. The problem is that I have an Intel onboard graphic and a Radeon PCI card that I'm using. The System persists in using the onboard graphic that has no monitor attached and I don't know what to do in order to make it use the Radeon card. I never had such a problem with any other Linux distro. The BIOS is set to use the "add-on card" and not "onboard" and I've tried to remove the complete "video=" boot option, but no change.

hymie64 01-14-2012 10:17 PM

I managed to install from commandline (cl-install...*puuh*) and adjust xorg.conf. Seems to work booting from hd now...

vrovas 03-24-2012 07:20 AM

On live DVD YOU have option with F5 to install original video driver (ATI or NVIDEA) and will be OK

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