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Old 27. May 2012, 07:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Sound issue now solved courtesy of really helpful post in their forum:

"I also have 4 speakers. I plug them in the back of my tower. One in the green jack and one in the blue jack. Right- Click on the volume control in the bottom panel and select "Sound Preferences" A menu will open and select the "Hardware" tab. Then select at the bottom "Analog Surround 4.0 + Analog Stereo Input". This still will not give you 4.0 surround so now open a terminal and type alsamixer. When the alsamixer opens press F6 and select your audio chip from the list. (It may already be the right one though when you open it). Maximize the terminal window so you can see all of it. If your's is anything like mine you will then get a larger display of volume mixers. Use the right arrow key to scroll over to Channel Mode and use the up arrow to choose 4CH. Now press ESC to leave and test if all 4 speakers work or not."
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Old 28. May 2012, 01:21 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Thats great... good to hear their working for you

Now I have a problem, rather had a problem. I decided to upgrade my Nvidia driver and in doing so I found my self spiraling down the great abyss. First the new driver was awful and caused my video graphics to stutter. So I went to roll back to the original driver, problem is, it's not that simple. It can't be done by simply going to 'Additional Drivers' in the Administration menu. It doesn't exist in SolusOS. So I went to various forums starting with the SolusOS forum. No surprise there is no mention on how to roll back the driver (at least I couldn't find it) So after several hours of trying Synaptic and line commands I eventually broke the whole system... YIKES

Now remember I said I try not to fall in love with a new distro until a couple of weeks of use. This is a great example why. No problems I restored my Mint OS from a image and after a couple of tries I successfully restored my grub configuration with the help of Rescatux I was right back to where I was before SolusOS. I only had to restore a few e-mails which were on my Zorin system.

After all this, I still have great respect for SoluOS and I'm confident it will continue to be improved on what was an excellent beginning. All and all no harm done.
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Old 28. May 2012, 04:10 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Solus of course is far from alone in respect of driver issues. I have always resisted the offers to "search for additional drivers", or upgrade what I already have. Everything works fine so I leave alone.
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Old 28. May 2012, 05:13 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I've updated my Nvidia driver plenty of times with no problem. Not sure why it failed this time and even though SolusOS didn't work out this time I will be keeping watch for the next release. I absolutely think this distro has a bright future.
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Certainly this Gnome thing is causing major headaches all round. Snowlinux for instance just released a new version and then promptly cancelled it.

"Eue (should be "Due") to a release criticial bug we noticed shortly the release of Snowlinux 2 "Cream" MATE has been cancelled."

IMO although Linux still only commands a fraction of the desktop market, up to say Mint 10, Zorin and a few others, they were beginning to make a realistic challenge. Since then though KDE breaks more often than it works, gets more bloated with every release, and most distros still fail to provide out of the box support for an acceptable cross section of network connections. Added to that, the new Gnome is no "Mate" to anyone. Microsoft must be laughing their socks off.

I appreciate it is still only an RC, but I tried Zorin 6 at the weekend and had so many bugs it was impossible to count. If Pinguy can't make a better job with their current beta then IMO most of the recent advances are now going backwards.

Fusion Linux is another example. 14.1 was rock solid, beautiful to look at, really complete and easy to use. 15 and 16 were only released as betas and there's been no posts in their blog since the beginning of February. No doubt there's a whole bunch of Gnome 3 head scratching going on there too.

In my local circle, more and more Linux users are stating their intention to stick with "outdated" releases simply because they work. The security issues associated with doing this are still miniscule compared to Windows so I appreciate where they are coming from.
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Old 28. May 2012, 06:27 AM   #46 (permalink)
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In my local circle, more and more Linux users are stating their intention to stick with "outdated" releases simply because they work. The security issues associated with doing this are still minuscule compared to Windows so I appreciate where they are coming from.
Simply stated... Linux is experiencing a 'which way do we go moment' their endeavors to be relevant has resulted in shear anarchy. Sad really, they had a good thing going and blew it trying to out maneuver Windows. I say stick with what you do best and then offer Gnome3 and Unity desktops for those that want to go that way.
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x64 bit now released
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Old 02. Jun 2012, 06:29 AM   #48 (permalink)
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.... and now 1.1 is released in x32 and x64.

http://solusos.com/blog/2012/06/solusos-1-1-released/

The previous x64 would not play video on my system. Let's see what 1.1 brings.
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Yet another "Don't like the original so let's do it better" presentation of Gnome 3 hits the road running.

http://solusos.com/blog/2012/06/solu...ha-3-released/
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I can't help but wonder what the developers of Gnome are thinking. They develop a cutting edge desktop in which a whole lot of people are trying to reverse engineer.
Are they just being stubborn
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