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Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 1.0r0 Release Notes

Parsix GNU/Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed for desktop and laptop computers. It can be used as a live CD too. Parsix GNU/Linux is based Debian and derived from KANOTIX. Parsix GNU/Linux contains the most common and needed applications for desktop/laptop users.

What's New in 1.0r0?

1.0r0 release (codename 'Ramon') a brand new version of Parsix GNU/Linux and contains several new features, lots fixes and improvements. This version is synchronized with Parsix and Debian testing repositories as of January 24, 2008. Several bugs have been solved (#22, #46, #50, #52, #54, #55, #56, #57, #58, #59, #60, #61, #62, #67, #68, #69, #70, #71, #72, #74, #75, #76, #77, #78), replaced rhythmbox with Exaile, re-added iptraf, redesktop, wammu and vncviewer, added bug-buddy, AptOnCD, XawTV, xfardic-xdb-gcide, qemuctl, qemu-launcher, rpm, espeak and tsclient due to community requests. Highlights: GNOME 2.20.3, Linux kernel with CK, TuxOnIce? 3.0-RC5, CFS v24.1, iwlwifi with led support and mactel patches, OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1 and GNU Iceweasel

Updated Packages All packages have been synchronized with the Parsix and Debian repositories as January 24, 2008. Main changes are:

  • Linux
  • GNOME 2.20.3
  • X.Org 7.2.0
  • GNU Iceweasel
  • OpenOffice?.org 2.2.1
  • Glibc 2.7
  • Pidgin 2.3.1
  • GIMP 2.4.3
  • Synaptic 0.61
  • Exaile 0.2.10
  • xFarDic 0.10.3

Other Notable Changes in 1.0r0

  • An updated and improved version of Parsix installer ( that supports auto-detection of all installed operating systems to add them into the GRUB menu. This versuon also contains lots of clean-ups and minor corrections.
  • Improved and overhaulded live system structure, grabbed some startup and shutdown scripts from F.U.L.L.S.T.O.R.Y Project

Updating Existing Installations

Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 1.0r0 CD-ROM. Updating using the Parsix CD-ROM deletes all additional installed packages. So users who have custom installed packages, should reinstall them after finishing the update process. A package diff file is saved to /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt that can be used to reinstall additional packages. Just use a command like the following to use the diff file, after rebooting to your new updated Parsix system:

$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`

If you are planning to update your system using APT, use the following commands:

$ echo "deb ramon main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
$ apt-get update && apt-get install distro-defaults
$ apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
$ apt-get install parsix-kernel (or parsix64-kernel on amd64 systems)
$ reboot

Note for Intel Wireless 3945/4965 Users

If had trouble getting IP from the wireless network, try to add access point address to your network configuration. Use the following command to get the access point address:

$ iwlist wlan0 scan | grep Cell | awk 'BEGIN{FS="Address: "}{print $2}'

Get involved

If you like Parsix, you can help us to make it better. You don't need to be a programmer to help us, even reporting bugs and testing new releases is a great help. Join to the Parsix GNU/Linux users mailing list today.

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