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    4 =====Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5-TEST-1 Release Notes=====
     4'''Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5-TEST-1 Release Notes'''
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    66Parsix GNU/Linux is a distribution designed for desktop and laptop computers but also can be used as a live CD. 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 3.5-TEST-1?=====
     9'''What's New in 3.5-TEST-1?'''
    1010-----------
    1111Parsix GNU/Linux 3.5-TEST-1 (code name `Frankie`) is a brand new release that brings tons of updated packages and quality new features. ISO images will not fit on CD and a DVD is required to burn them. Frankie TEST-1 ISO images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression and for the first time we are using GRUB 2 as default boot loader on DVD. The kernel build system has been modified and improved vastly to produce better kernel packages. Our brand new 2.6.32.9 with improved configuration is patched using the latest TuxOnIce suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS performance patches. This version also represents our new experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Not forget to mention, Frankie has a brand new spicy look and feel. Parsix 3.5 default features: NetworkManager 0.8 as default networking stack, updated and improved installer system , GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.28.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.8, GParted 0.5.1, Pidgin 2.6.5, OpenOffice.org 3.1.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and, VirtualBox-OSE 3.1.4.
     
    1313**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a update mode installation to update existing systems.//
    1414
    15 ====Updated Packages====
     15'''Updated Packages'''
    1616Main changes are:
    1717  * Linux 2.6.32.9
     
    3131  * VLC 1.0.4
    3232  * xFarDic 0.11.7
    33 {{image class="center" url="http://xfardic.sf.net/xfardic-0.11.7.png"}}
     33[[Image(xfardic-0.11.7.png)]]
    3434
    35 =====Other Notable Changes in 3.5=====
     35'''Other Notable Changes in 3.5'''
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    3737  * New artwork, based on [[http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=118898 "How Time Passes"]] background design by Pierre Lagarde, [[http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php?content=56438 Aurora GTK+2.0 theme engine]] by Eric Matthews, [[http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php/show.php?content=70537&vote=good&tan=63898020 Tropical sound theme]] by Tom Haste, and [[http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/GNOME-colors?content=82562 GNOME Colors - Dust]] icon theme by Victor C.
     
    3939  * New experimental USB installer system. For more information, please see `man parsix-iso2usb`.
    4040
    41 =====Note for nVidia/ATI Users=====
     41'''Note for nVidia/ATI Users'''
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    4343Now 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]]. Please note that ATI is not yet supporting X.Org 7.5. ATI drivers will be updated once they add support for X.Org 7.5.
    4444
    45 =====X.Org 7.5 Changes=====
     45'''X.Org 7.5 Changes'''
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    4747Parsix 3.5 ships a brand new X Server with a lot of improvmenets and updated drivers. Please consider the following notes:
     
    5151  * If you are upgrading from version 2.0 and older using apt-get, X Server / GDM might fail with an error. Please run the following command with root privileges to fix it:
    5252
    53 %%(bash)
     53{{{
     54#!sh
    5455$ ln -s /usr/bin/X11 /usr/X11R6/bin
    55 %%
     56}}}
    5657
    57 =====GRUB 2 Migration=====
     58'''GRUB 2 Migration'''
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    5960All Parsix releases prior to Parsix 3.0-Test-2 are using GRUB 1 as their default boot loader. This boot loader will not be supported for Frankie. To migrate to GRUB 2, please read [[http://www.parsix.org/html/PNphpBB2-viewtopic-p-4666.html#4666 this forum post]].
    6061
    61 =====Important Notice About Parsix Repositories=====
     62'''Important Notice About Parsix Repositories'''
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    6364Parsix 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 Frankie, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
    6465
    65 %%(bash)
     66{{{
     67#!sh
    6668# Parsix
    6769deb http://packages.parsix.org/official frankie main contrib non-free
     
    7375# Debian Multimedia
    7476deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing main
    75 %%
     77}}}
    7678
    77 =====Updating Existing Installations=====
     79'''Updating Existing Installations'''
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    7981Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.5-TEST-1 DVD. Updating using the Parsix DVD 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:
    8082
    81 %%(bash)$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`%%
    82 
     83{{{
     84#!sh
     85$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`
     86}}}
    8387If you are planning to update your system using APT, use the following commands:
    8488
    85 %%(bash)
     89{{{
     90#!sh
    8691$ echo "deb http://www.parsix.org/packages frankie main contrib non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list
    8792$ apt-get update && apt-get install distro-defaults
     
    9196$ dpkg -P `deborphan`
    9297$ reboot
    93 %%
     98}}}
    9499
    95100**Note:** //Due to vast amount of changes and new default features in this version, its highly recommended to do a DVD update mode installation.//
    96101
    97 =====Help us with your donations=====
     102'''Help us with your donations'''
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    99104We pay for our project server and bandwidth costs; Spending a lot of time and effort 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.
    100105
    101 =====Get involved=====
     106'''Get involved'''
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    103108If 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.
    104109
    105 =====More information=====
     110'''More information'''
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    107112  * [[http://bugs.parsix.org Parsix Bug Tracker]]