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    11[ [wiki:HomePageEn English Wiki Homepage] ] > [ [wiki:ReleaseNotes Release Notes] ] > 3.6r1 Release Notes
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    34== Welcome to Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6r1 Release Notes ==
     
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    67== What's New in 3.6r1? ==
    7 Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6 (code name `Vinnie`) is a brand new release that brings tons of updated packages, faster live boot and quality new features. This version has been synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of July 1, 2010 and brings lot of updated packages compared to Parsix 3.5 aka Frankie. Now we have a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository called Wonderland. Vinnie ISO images will not fit on CD and a DVD is required to burn them. These images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression. We are using Isolinux as CD/DVD boot loader again. Our updated Linux 2.6.32.26 kernel with improved configuration is patched using !TuxOnIce 3.1.1.1 suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS patches. This version also ships our new experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Parsix Vinnie has a brand new light look and feel. Parsix 3.6 default features: !NetworkManager 0.8.1 as default networking stack, GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.30.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.15, GParted 0.6.2, Empathy 2.30.1.1, !OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and, !VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.6. Parsix project now offers security updates. 
     8Parsix GNU/Linux 3.6 (code name `Vinnie`) is a brand new release that brings tons of updated packages, faster live boot and quality new features. This version has been synchronized with Debian testing repositories as of July 1, 2010 and brings lot of updated packages compared to Parsix 3.5 aka Frankie. Now we have a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository called Wonderland. Vinnie ISO images will not fit on CD and a DVD is required to burn them. These images are compiled using SquashFS 4.0 with LZMA compression. We are using Isolinux as CD/DVD boot loader again. Our updated Linux 2.6.32.26 kernel with improved configuration is patched using !TuxOnIce 3.1.1.1 suspension/hibernation and Kon Kolivas's BFS patches. This version also ships our new experimental USB installer that enables users to run Parsix from USB keys and pen drives. Parsix Vinnie has a brand new light look and feel. Parsix 3.6 default features: !NetworkManager 0.8.1 as default networking stack, GRUB 2 boot loader and ext4 file system, brand new update-manager package, and X.Org 7.5. Highlights: GNOME 2.30.2, X.Org 7.5, GRUB 2, GNU Iceweasel 3.5.15, GParted 0.6.2, Empathy 2.30.1.1, !OpenOffice.org 3.2.1, Compiz-Fusion 0.8.4 and, !VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.6. Parsix project now offers security updates.
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    910== Updated Packages ==
    1011Main changes are:
    11   * Linux 2.6.32.26
    12   * GNOME 2.30.2
    13   * Xserver-xorg 1.7.7
    14   * GNU Iceweasel 3.5.15
    15   * !OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
    16   * Glibc 2.11.2
    17   * !SquashFS+Lzma 4.0
    18   * GParted 0.6.2
    19   * Empathy 2.30.1.1
    20   * GIMP 2.6.8
    21   * !CompizFusion 0.8.4
    22   * Synaptic 0.63.1
    23   * !VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.6
    24   * Exaile 0.3.0.2
    25   * VLC 1.0.6
    26   * xFarDic 0.11.7
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     13 * Linux 2.6.32.26
     14 * GNOME 2.30.2
     15 * Xserver-xorg 1.7.7
     16 * GNU Iceweasel 3.5.15
     17 * !OpenOffice.org 3.2.1
     18 * Glibc 2.11.2
     19 * !SquashFS+Lzma 4.0
     20 * GParted 0.6.2
     21 * Empathy 2.30.1.1
     22 * GIMP 2.6.8
     23 * !CompizFusion 0.8.4
     24 * Synaptic 0.63.1
     25 * !VirtualBox-OSE 3.2.6
     26 * Exaile 0.3.0.2
     27 * VLC 1.0.6
     28 * xFarDic 0.11.7
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    2830[[Image(http://xfardic.sf.net/xfardic-0.11.7.png)]]
    2931
    3032== Other Notable Changes in 3.6 ==
    31   * New artwork, based on [http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Horsehead+Nebula?content=94983 "Horsehead Nebula"] background, [http://art.gnome.org/download/themes/gtk2/1011/GTK2-Serenity.tar.gz Serenity GTK-2 theme engine] by Jean-Paul Bizet, [http://art.gnome.org/download/themes/gtk2/1345/GTK2-Foresight.tar.bz2 Foresight GTK-2 theme engine] by Og Maciel, [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.
    32   * Updated Adobe flash player to 10.0.45.2 (both 32 and 64 bit editions)
    33   * New experimental USB installer system. For more information, please see `man parsix-iso2usb`.
     33 * New artwork, based on [http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Horsehead+Nebula?content=94983 Horsehead Nebula] background, [http://art.gnome.org/download/themes/gtk2/1011/GTK2-Serenity.tar.gz Serenity GTK-2 theme engine] by Jean-Paul Bizet, [http://art.gnome.org/download/themes/gtk2/1345/GTK2-Foresight.tar.bz2 Foresight GTK-2 theme engine] by Og Maciel, [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.
     34 * Updated Adobe flash player to 10.0.45.2 (both 32 and 64 bit editions)
     35 * New experimental USB installer system. For more information, please see `man parsix-iso2usb`.
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    3537== Note for nVidia/ATI Users ==
    36 Now it's possible to install ATI, nVidia and nVidia-legacy drivers and kernel modules from the 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]].
     38Now it's possible to install ATI, nVidia and nVidia-legacy drivers and kernel modules from the APT repository. For more information, please see [AtiHowto ATI Drivers Howto] and [NvidiaHowto Nvidia Drivers HowTo].
    3739
    3840== X.Org Changes ==
    3941Parsix 3.6 ships a brand new X Server with a lot of improvmenets and updated drivers. Please consider the following notes:
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    41   * From now on, we depend on X.Org's new autodetect - zero config file feature and the default /etc/X11/xorg.conf file will be empty. Parsix boot scripts still generate the traditional xorg.conf file with the new name of xorg.conf.parsix.generated in the same old /etc/X11 folder. If for some reason, X.Org autodetection fails on your system and you need to revert back to the original old state, just rename that file to xorg.conf and restart your GDM or X Server.
    42   * A new boot cheat code `xconf` has been implemented to boot using traditional xorg.conf file if the X automatic detection system is not working well on your system.
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     43 * From now on, we depend on X.Org's new autodetect - zero config file feature and the default /etc/X11/xorg.conf file will be empty. Parsix boot scripts still generate the traditional xorg.conf file with the new name of xorg.conf.parsix.generated in the same old /etc/X11 folder. If for some reason, X.Org autodetection fails on your system and you need to revert back to the original old state, just rename that file to xorg.conf and restart your GDM or X Server.
     44 * A new boot cheat code `xconf` has been implemented to boot using traditional xorg.conf file if the X automatic detection system is not working well on your system.
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    4446== Important Notice About Parsix Repositories ==
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    4648Parsix GNU/Linux has three 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. Wonderland repository is a snapshot of Debian Multimedia repository. For Parsix Vinnie, your default /etc/apt/sources.list file should look like this:
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    4849
    4950{{{
     
    6162deb-src http://security.parsix.org vinnie main contrib non-free
    6263}}}
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    6464== Updating Existing Installations ==
    6565Users with existing Parsix GNU/Linux installations can update their systems using APT or 3.6r1 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:
     
    6868$ apt-get update && apt-get install `cat /root/diffpackages-xxxxxxxx-xxxx.txt`
    6969}}}
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    7170If you are planning to update your system using APT, update your /etc/apt/sources.list and use the following commands:
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    7978$ reboot
    8079}}}
    81 
    8280== Help us with your donations ==
    83 Creating a usable and stable operating system such as Parsix takes many hours of work and involves project server and bandwidth costs. So if you enjoy Parsix why not contribute back to the project? Thank you. 
     81Creating a usable and stable operating system such as Parsix takes many hours of work and involves project server and bandwidth costs. So if you enjoy Parsix why not contribute back to the project? Thank you.