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 743 2020-02-063.0Bug Report Gdebi-gtk unable to install .deb files Closed
2020-02-213.x (beta's) Task Description

It looks like Gdebi-gtk is unable to install .deb files since (at least) elive 3.8.1.
THese are the reports from the forum:
“gdebi gui does not work, exits without doing anything, invoking this installation with terminal goes off well without problems”

“It dies silently without giving any errors”

The lack of sudo rights was excluded by Thanatermesis since users should be able to handle packages without requiring any root privilege by default (though further testing do not support this theory), moreover it looks like an Thunar related Issue.
A video is attached, showing me trying to “reinstall package” and “remove package” from the gtk. In both cases, as stated above, gdebi dies silently. Downloading the package from the main repository gives no issues (looks like). The same happens when installing a fresh program.
After trying with gdebi gtk, i run gdebi within a terminal. Without sudo rights, it exists without error stating “you need administrator rights!”, while running it with sudo installs the package without issues.
Need to find the roots of this evil behaviour to allow average users to install packages without requiring terminal knowledge.

 742 2020-02-01Betatesting Make Eltrans work again Closed
2020-06-264.0 Task Description

Eltrans was the easiest way to get big parts of the os translated for free. It needs to go live again, so what is the problem that prevents it from working? Is there any way we could write a new version of it so you do not need to waste your time? In that case, what are your requiremetns and what kind of interface should we give it so that it can just be put in place of the older one?

 722 2018-09-102.x (beta's)Feature Request Not graphical installtion Closed
2020-10-21 Task Description

It’d be great a non graphical installtion like debian’s one, so that older hardware with low memory (under 512mb) will be able to install the os without needing to swap and, possibly, taking less than a hour.

 721 2018-09-103.0Bug Report Old, unsupported graphics Closed
2020-02-013.x (beta's) Task Description

I’d liked to test elive’s minimum requirements putting together some of the oldest piecies of hardware i have lying aroud.
I begun trying it out with a old motherboard, a sf2/661fx rev 1.1, which features sis integrated graphics/sis 964l (which is pretty common in old pentium 4 based office desktop computers), mounting a ‘01 2.44 GHz pentium 4 (, 512 mb 266mhz ddr ram and a classical ide hdd.
It looked like a possible common set up for older computers, and i was surprised finding out that there was no way to boot in graphical mode! None of the options given, either in pae or older kernel, not even the special graphics failing mode!
Then i added a vanta 16 (which i noticed in here was a often times used cheap af graphics card in older pentium 4s, as it was the msi nvidia tnt2 riva m64/m64 pro, which gave me the same results as the vanta being based on the same hw/drivers). Despite if i’m not mistaken it was supposed to support 76xx drivers (which should be avaialble in the repos), i needed to switch to the free drivers. It let me choose keyboard language and system language correctly., then when getting to the desktop it gave me a black screen :/ the mouse was visible though, so i think there must be a workaround (i will try to find it as soon as i have time)
then moved to geforce 2 mx200/mx400. Supposed to work fine with either legacy drivers 76xx or 96xx, both gave me several graphical errors. nosense screen resolution (like 600×480) and i was unable to use either the dock or the applications menu. Terminal took forever to open and everything was mostly unusable. Tried again with all the boot options, looks like working fine only using the free drivers options (both with the newer and older kernel). No graphics acceleration available, even if in windows 98 graphics acceleration was available.
Using the software acceleration caused a heavy load on the poor p4, which meant random freezes whenever it had to open an heavy application/installing something with apt-get (and the bottleneck wasn’t the ram or some sort of swapping, never hit 300 mbs of used ram!). Tried switching to e16, nothing changed.
The machine worked perfectly (and same for all the graphics options listed here)under windows 98/xp and debian stretch with i3-wm. Only issue was the sis chipset unable to elaborated 3d graphics for a lack of compatible drivers in linux, but i’ve been running q4os (debian jessie, later stretch, + TDE at the time) without having too much troubles. DE worked perfectly, at least

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