siduction "Desperado"

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  1. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

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    Debian Sid's newest rendition is siduction 12.1 - aka "Desperado" - RC 1 http://siduction.org/index.php?lang=en

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    My "newest" test machine (lol) specs
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    System: Kernel: 3.3-6.towo.1-siduction-686 i686 (32 bit)
    Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: siduction 12.1-RC1 Desperado -(201205152122)
    Machine: System: Dell product: Latitude D410
    CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) at 800.00 MHz
    Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
    Audio: Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 driver: snd_intel8x0
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
    Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3
    Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection
    Drives: HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (1.2% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: FUJITSU_MHV2120A size: 120.0GB
    Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 55.5C mobo: N/A
    Info: Processes: 123 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 85.8/2018.0MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.36
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    Siduction-lxde is running well on my old dinosaur, even after adding some Gnome games, abiword, GIMP and Xiphos; also, this is the first time I have seen Midori browser meet my needs -- I just added varnish to it!


    The new kernel tolerates this old CPU, too.

    Verdict: I am pleased with this Sid after four days testing.
  2. JimBobIII

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    I'd never even heard of Siduction before now. Interesting, I'll have to look into it now. Thanks for the heads-up.
  3. williamxaviers

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    At once such releases have started popping out and even though I am also not aware of it. Obviously this one needs to be checked thoroughly.
  4. pane-free

    pane-free Active Member

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    Update

    replaced siduction kernel with the liquorix kernel below via smxi script -- http://smxi.org/

    Downloaded and ran the utility Linux File-system Defragmenter -- http://sourceforge.net/projects/defragfs/

    Running smoother and up-to-speed, now!

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    System: Kernel: 3.2.0-14.dmz.1-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit)
    Desktop: LXDE (Openbox 3.5.0) Distro: siduction 12.1-RC1 Desperado - lxde
    Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Latitude D410
    Mobo: Dell model: N/A Bios: Dell version: A05 date: 09/28/2005
    CPU: Single core Intel Pentium M (-UP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) at 2000MHz
    Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller
    X.Org: 1.12.1.902 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
    Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
    GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.2
    Audio: Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
    Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24
    Network: Card-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express driver: tg3
    IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:12:3f:21:9b:cb
    Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] Network Connection driver: ipw2200
    Info: Processes: 126 Uptime: 1:16 Memory: 271.0/2016.6MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.36
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    $ uname -a
    Linux siD 3.4-0.towo.3-siduction-686 #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri May 25 11:27:47 UTC 2012 i686 GNU/Linux

    Tentatively, the new linux kernel makes for very quick application speeds on the D410 -- nice! This is one advantage of siduction -- it's cutting edge. Machine seems to be even speedier with 3.4-0. Thanks, Linus!
  5. GoinEasy9

    GoinEasy9 New Member

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    I'm very happy to see a "siduction" thread. I'm active in their Forum, log their IRC channels, contribute when and where I can, and I'm their official Mirror Master.
    One of the great things about siduction, besides the friendly community and our always having the most recent stable kernel available, is that, we also have community and experimental repos, so, we don't always have to wait for applications to be available in Sid before they're available in siduction.

    I just downloaded the razor-qt variant that some have been working on, and, hope to install it tonight. There's always something cutting edge going on at siduction.
  6. JimBobIII

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    Finally made the time to play around with it a bit; it's pretty nice, actually.

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