PostX Gnu/Linux news

PostX Gnu/Linux v. 0.4.4 will arrive within few weeks. It will be still based upon DebIan Jessie. The upgrade will include all the current PostX Gnu/Linux programs. There will also be some new entries. Vlc will return as Veritas Player.  I wrote Vertitas Player to be a Gui for Vlc. Coding has been done with Python. So far, things look good and stable.  The Kernel will also receive an upgrade. I have compiled a 4.9.30 version with a better Wi-Fi and driver support. Currently I am testing the stability of everything. The repositories will likely receive upgrades by the end of this week.

And here is a screenshot of Vertias Player.

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Veritas Player is a Gtk3 Gui that will require (at least) vlc-nox package. The design will remain lightweight.

PostX Gnu/Linux development announcement: fixing the bug

During the PostX 0.4.2 a bug appeared. Originally, I wrote the text below from it:

“Important note. There seems to be a bug in Debian base(release building packages related). The bug appears when trying to start the installed system. The virtual terminal console number 2 gets stuck and only  a black screen is showing when the login should appear. To overcome this issue press some of the following key combinations to open an alternative terminal….”

The actual error message is something like this: “Type “ONE_LEVEL” has 1 levels, but <RALT> has 2 symbols“.

The cause of this bug is not the Debian base but the Kernel. There seems to be some sort of bug in the 4.9.18 version, which causes the issues to appear.  I have actually seen a variant of these issues before, which also manifested themselves via keyboard issues. I am now building  new kernels and as soon as I can confirm that the keyboard issues are out I will release a 0.4.3 version of PostX Gnu/Linux containing fixes and all the recent software upgrades.

PostX 0.4.2 is released as 32-bit and 64-bit

PostX 0.4.2 is released. If you need extra instructions then look at the previous 0.4 series release notes, which still mostly apply.

New features / changes since 0.4.1:

– Software packages are updated.
-Vlc is removed from the distribution (more on the reasons later).
– Slim is removed. Desktop is started with startx now. Slim was getting unstable at times.

-Albix Player is added as a music player. The player handles(at least): ogg, mp3, wav and flac files.
-Sequence FM is now the default. Crosslinker FM is still found within the Openbox menu.

-Volume keys are now working similar to Vol2x. This means that you can control multiple sound device volumes with a single key. Volume keys also have toggle mute & sound enabled functionality now.

– OpenRC returns. PostX 0.4.1 was a Systemd release. For some people it produced bad results in performance and stability. Because of the previous OpenRC is now the default of 0.4.2 release.

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PostX 0.4.2 desktop with Albix Player and Sequence FM

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