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    4 =====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0-Test-2 Release Notes=====
     4'''Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0-Test-2 Release Notes'''
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    66Parsix GNU/Linux is a distribution designed for desktop and laptop computers but can be used as a live CD too. Parsix GNU/Linux is based on Debian testing branch and has been derived from KANOTIX. Parsix GNU/Linux contains the most common applications for desktop/laptop users and always ships the most recent stable GNOME desktop.
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    9 =====What's New in 3.0r0-Test-2?=====
     9'''What's New in 3.0r0-Test-2?'''
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    1111Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r0-Test-2 (code name `Kev`) is synchronized with Parsix and Debian testing repositories as of September 13, 2009. This version uses a brand new kernel based on Linux 2.6.29.6 with many extra patches and drivers, NetworkManager is now the default networking stack, finally the new Parsix-Installer 0.90.1 that supports separate /home partition, GRUB 2 and ext4 file system is included, brand new update-manager package, SquashFS+Lzma live CD compression version 3.4, Aufs and UnionFS unification file systems for live CD mode, several bugs have been fixed and hundreds of packages have been updated. The new GRUB 2 boot loader can detect all installed operating systems on your computer and new X.Org 7.4 brings a lot of improvements and updated drivers and supports automatic settings without configuration file. Highlights: GNOME 2.26.3, X.Org 7.4, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.2, GParted 0.4.6, Pidgin 2.6.2 and OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.2, VirtualBox-OSE 3.0.6. We need community help to test new installer features before final release.
     
    1313**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a CD-ROM update mode installation to update existing systems.//
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    15 ====Updated Packages====
     15'''Updated Packages'''
    1616Main changes are:
    1717  * Linux 2.6.29.6
     
    3333{{image class="center" url="http://xfardic.sf.net/xfardic-0.11.6.png"}}
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    35 =====Other Notable Changes in 3.0=====
     35'''Other Notable Changes in 3.0'''
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    3737  * New artwork, based on a background design by bkashaf, Aurora GTK+2.0 theme engine]] credits goes to Eric Matthews, [[http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/show.php?content=70537&vote=good&tan=63898020 Tropical sound theme]] credits goes to Tom Haste.
    3838  * Adobe flash player 10.0.32.18 32 and 64 bit replaces GNU Gnash.
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    40 =====Known Issues=====
     40'''Known Issues'''
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    4242  * GNOME Screensaver is not working correctly. Temporary workaround is to kill all existing GNOME screen saver processes and run it again and this fix lasts only for the current session.
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    44 =====Note for nVidia/ATI Users=====
     44'''Note for nVidia/ATI Users'''
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    4646Now it's possible to install ATI and nVidia drivers and kernel modules from the Viola APT repository. For more information, please see [[http://www.parsix.org/html/pnWikka-tag-AtiHowto.html ATI Drivers Howto]] and [[http://www.parsix.org/html/pnWikka-tag-NvidiaHowto.html Nvidia Drivers HowTo]].
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    48 =====X.Org 7.4 Changes=====
     48'''X.Org 7.4 Changes'''
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    5050Kev Test-2 ships a brand new X Server with a lot of improvmenets and updated drivers. Please consider the following notes:
     
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    59 =====GRUB 2 Migration=====
     59'''GRUB 2 Migration'''
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    6161All Parsix releases prior to Kev Test-2 are using GRUB 1 as their default boot loader. This boot loader will not be supported for Kev. To migrate to GRUB 2, please read [[http://www.parsix.org/html/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-p-4666.html#4666 this forum post]].
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    63 =====TO DO=====
     63'''TO DO'''
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    6565  * Coulple of packages to be updated
     
    6969  * Test and bug reports
    7070
    71 =====Important Notice About Parsix Repositories=====
     71'''Important Notice About Parsix Repositories'''
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    7373Parsix GNU/Linux has two main repositories. The official repository contains packages officially maintained and built by the project and the Continent repository that is the whole Debian testing branch except packages covered by official repository. For Parsix Kev, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
     
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    87 =====Updating Existing Installations=====
     87'''Updating Existing Installations'''
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    8989Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.0r0-Test-2 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:
     
    104104**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a CD-ROM update mode installation.//
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    106 =====Help us for your donations=====
     106'''Help us for your donations'''
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    108108We pay for our project server and bandwidth costs; Spending lots of hours to come up with a stable and usable operating system you can enjoy and save money! So do not forget to give back. Thank you.
    109109
    110 =====Get involved=====
     110'''Get involved'''
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    112112If 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. [[http://www.parsix.org/mailman/listinfo/parsix-users Join]] to the Parsix GNU/Linux users mailing list today.
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    114 =====More information=====
     114'''More information'''
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    116116  * [[http://bugs.parsix.org Parsix Bug Tracker]]