Re: Knoppix 5.1 Mini-Announcement
nVidia cards, you mean nVidia chipsets? Without
supporting them, many of us are lost. I would be lost
with GeForce (PC) and nForce (Workstation).
So far, I managed around the world with my pivot_root
install of Knoppix 5.0.1, instead of the burden of a
laptop. Hope to continue with new releases.
Hope also that GNOME will replace KDE, or a choice is
given between the two.
Cheers Klause, you medae great stuff!
--- Klaus Knopper <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear List,
> To give you a brief overview about what we have done
> recently, and
> what's still pending, and to maybe also give our
> valued reader Gilles
> something to satisfy his curiosity ( ;-) ), here is
> a short list.
> Done (in the DVD version):
> - Kernel 2.6.19(.1) + fuse 2.6.1
> - Replacing unionfs by aufs for better stability &
> - KDE 3.5.5
> - ntfs-3g (12.12.2006), works with "knoppix tohd="
> - ntfsprogs-Update (fixes possible but not yet
> verified problems
> with Windows Vista Partition resizing)
> - integration of desktop option 3D WM beryl+emerald
> as add-on for KDE
> (with absolutely no proprietary drivers, therefore
> it won't work with
> NVidia cards, sorry). This is supposed to be one
> of the "highlights"
> of this release. Looks spiffy and has some very
> useful desktop helper
> functions such as realtime zoom, sorted window
> overview, transparency
> (teachers can blend slides over program output &
> similar), and much
> more. You should try it. ;-)
> - "The Big Fat Update" (Debian etch)
> - Fixing everything that apparently didn't work
> anymore after TBFU.
> - Script for creating a bootable memorystick from
> the live system
> (Martin Öhler)
> - OpenOffice 2.0.4 (I know, it's already obsolete,
> see below...)
> - Bugfixes/Patches for freenx,
> knoppix-terminalserver, and tons of script fixes
> we got complaints for not working under different
> conditions. (Martin Öhler & me)
> - Thinking about whether to completely remove the
> knoppix-installer, or take
> another week for rewriting it from scratch, or
> keep the current
> "works-occasionally" version.
> - OpenOffice 2.1 (today)
> - Testing on various hardware (just to make sure it
> does not break
> anything accidentially, but the public version is,
> as always,
> still "experimental". ;-)
> - Deleting 75% of the software contained in the DVD
> version, in order to
> create the CD version. This will be a very
> time-consuming task. I tend
> to release the DVD a few days earlier that the CD
> because of this.
> I'm not giving a release date, but hopefully (no
> promises) we get it
> ready before the year is over.
> -Klaus Knopper
> To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to
> with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact
Any questions? Get answers on any topic at www.Answers.yahoo.com. Try it now.