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One XFCE 2010 Live edition is out

This one edition is a community-made edition

Wednesday 16 December 2009, by Stéphane Téletchéa

Caution !

Please remember, this edition is not a Mandriva product (so do not expect any kind of support directly from Mandriva), but has been completed with a great cooperation between the company and the community.

On the 19th November 2009, the mandriva community has released the One XFCE 2010 Live edition to the world. We tried to ensure the XFCE experience is even better than before, do not hesitate to contact us if you think more polish is needed.

We tried our best to provide the most complete experience possible using XFCE Live but if you encounter any xfce-specific problem, do not hesitate to contact us directly on the irc channel #mandriva-xfce. For a more general problem, please open a bug report on the Mandriva Bug tracking system.

This edition contains bug fixes as available on the mirrors at the 17th of November, including the latest Firefox 3.5.5 and some Mandriva tools updates. However, we strongly recommend you to install all remaining updates in order to get the best from the distribution.

Enjoy this edition!

New features of this edition

As for every One product, this is a Live CD that you can use for tests on your system, and when satisfied with it, you can install it with a single click on the install icon from the desktop.

New features of this edition are also presented in the official mandriva release pages:

In short, this edition provides:

  • kernel
  • glibc 2.10.1
  • xorg 1.6.5
  • mozilla firefox 3.5.5
  • 3.1.1
  • Major rewrite of mandriva tools net_monitor, netprofile and improvement ofthe partition tool diskdrake
  • all packages for configuration of your printer out-of-the-box
  • proprietary plugins are available (if you want them) to ensure the most complete hardware support.

XFCE-specific packages

The xfce environnement comes in version 4.6.1 with a lot of plugins!

Parole, the new XFCE media played, based on gstreamer, is also available.

Visit this page for a more complete information of the changes brought by this new xfce release.

Language Management in Mandriva Linux

Mandriva Linux is translated in about 70 different languages. The XFCE One edition contains:

- mandriva-linux-one-2010.0-xfce4-africa-asia-cdrom-i586.iso

  • Afar (aa)
  • Afrikaans (af)
  • Amharic (am)
  • Arabic (ar)
  • Assamese (as)
  • Berber (ber)
  • Bengali (bn)
  • Chinese (zh_CN, zh_TW)
  • English (en)
  • French (fr)
  • Hausa (ha)
  • Hebrew (he)
  • Hindi (hi)
  • Indonesian (id)
  • Igbo (ig)
  • Japanese (ja)
  • Kannada (kn)
  • Kashmiri (ks)
  • Korean (ko)
  • Malayalam (ml)
  • Marathi (mr)
  • Oriya (or)
  • Punjabi (gurmukhi) (pa_IN)
  • Sindhi (sd)
  • Tamil (ta)
  • Thai (th)
  • Tswana (tn)
  • Tsonga (ts)
  • Venda (ve)
  • Vietnamese (vi)
  • Xhosa (xh)
  • Yoruba (yo)

- mandriva-linux-one-2010.0-xfce4-europe-americas-cdrom-i586.iso

  • Bulgarian (bg)
  • Czech (cs)
  • Danish (da)
  • German (de)
  • Greek (el)
  • English (Australia) (en_AU)
  • English (Canada) (en_CA)
  • English (en_GB)
  • English (Ireland) (en_IE)
  • English (New-Zealand) (en_NZ)
  • English (American) (en_US)
  • Spanish (es)
  • Estonian (et)
  • Finnish (Suomi) (fi)
  • French (fr)
  • Croatian (hr)
  • Hungarian (hu)
  • Italian (it)
  • Kyrgyz (ky)
  • Lithuanian (lt)
  • Latvian (lv)
  • Norwegian Bokmaal (nb)
  • Dutch (nl)
  • Norwegian Nynorsk (nn)
  • Polish (pl)
  • Portuguese (pt)
  • Portuguese Brazil (pt_BR)
  • Romanian (ro)
  • Russian (ru)
  • Swedish (sv)
  • Turkish (tr)
  • Ukrainian (uk)
  • Uzbek (uz)
  • Uzbek (cyrillic) (uz@cyrillic)

Download locations

The ISO images should be available on all the mirrors providing the Mandriva tree, at the location MandrivaLinux/devel/iso/contrib/2010

Known Issues

- org.freedesktop.Hal.Error

An error message about "org.freedesktop.Hal.Error" is displayed when you shut down while logged in live mode (see the bug report, see the error screenshot).

In order to solve this problem, we applied a patch to the PolicyKit policy so every user is allowed to shutdown/restart:

diff -p -up /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf_orig /etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf
--- etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf_orig   2009-11-05 16:17:09.000000000 +0100
+++ etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf        2009-11-05 16:21:46.000000000 +0100
@@ -6,4 +6,9 @@
_one empty line here_
<config version="0.1">
+    <match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.*">
+        <return result="yes"/>
+    </match>

If you have a better alternative, comment on the bug report.

- XFCE is too noisy

By default, a lot of desktop sounds are enabled. If you want to alter the settings, or remove this option completely, go to xfce4-settings->Appearance->Settings tab->Event sounds and adjust to your needs.

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