Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby Lysander » 2018-03-11 01:51

Innovate wrote:damn, I've to rebuild iso again.


Nice system you have there, should keep you going for quite a few years more. Good luck with the ISO rebuilds.
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby Derpbian » 2018-03-12 13:29

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dave@hal9000:~$ neofetch
       _,met$$$$$gg.          dave@hal9000
    ,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P.       ------------
  ,g$$P"     """Y$$.".        OS: Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch) x86_64
 ,$$P'              `$$$.     Model: 20EN0007MS ThinkPad P50
',$$P       ,ggs.     `$$b:   Kernel: 4.9.0-6-amd64
`d$$'     ,$P"'   .    $$$    Uptime: 47 seconds
 $$P      d$'     ,    $$P    Packages: 2190
 $$:      $$.   -    ,d$$'    Shell: bash 4.4.12
 $$;      Y$b._   _,d$P'      Resolution: 1920x1080
 Y$$.    `.`"Y$$$$P"'         DE: GNOME
 `$$b      "-.__              WM: GNOME Shell
  `Y$$                        WM Theme: Adwaita
   `Y$$.                      Theme: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
     `$$b.                    Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3]
       `Y$$b.                 Terminal: gnome-terminal
          `"Y$b._             CPU: Intel i7-6820HQ (8) @ 3.6GHz
              `"""            GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
                              Memory: 1468MB / 15287MB



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dave@hal9000:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch)
Release:        9.4
Codename:       stretch


Thanks guys! :D
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby None1975 » 2018-03-12 14:40

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 lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:   Debian
Description:   Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch)
Release:   9.4
Codename:   stretch

Trouble free upgrade. As always.
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(mindaugas)-(jobs:0)-(~)
(! 1515)-> neofetch
       _,met$$$$$gg.          mindaugas@debian
    ,g$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$P.       ----------------
  ,g$$P"     """Y$$.".        OS: Debian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch) x86_64
 ,$$P'              `$$$.     Model: EX58-UD3R
',$$P       ,ggs.     `$$b:   Kernel: 4.9.0-6-amd64
`d$$'     ,$P"'   .    $$$    Uptime: 1 hour, 5 minutes
 $$P      d$'     ,    $$P    Packages: 1204
 $$:      $$.   -    ,d$$'    Shell: bash 4.4.12
 $$;      Y$b._   _,d$P'      Resolution: 1920x1080
 Y$$.    `.`"Y$$$$P"'         WM: xmonad
 `$$b      "-.__              Theme: Backwater_midnight [GTK2/3]
  `Y$$                        Icons: Papirus-Dark [GTK2/3]
   `Y$$.                      Terminal: rxvt-unicode
     `$$b.                    CPU: Intel i7 920 (8) @ 2.7GHz
       `Y$$b.                 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
          `"Y$b._             Memory: 583MB / 3954MB
              `"""            ​
                              ████████████████████████
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(mindaugas)-(jobs:0)-(~)
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby mike acker » 2018-03-12 17:59

rebuild the ISO...... hmmmm

how about Firefox V.58, and LibreOffice 5.4 ?

and include Oracle/Virtualbox?

I just got VirtualBox installed here and got my appliance imported.
I'm using it for this message

the "appliance" -- is a Win8.1 system. it didn't even complain that I was running it on a different machine. I'm not, really: same MoBo different sd
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby mike acker » 2018-03-13 10:35

Reflecting

"Time waits for no one", or so I'm told. And this is a significant factor in my recent work with the "Straight" Debian 9.

I rely on Oracle/VirtualBox to support certain apps that I have to run in Windows: TurboTax, Epson V500/V700 scanners, Photoshop/Elements, Canon DPP

LMDE/2 is Jessie related. Last time I tried to apply the update to OracleBox it rejected: wrong version. On checking: the downloaded update was for Stretch. Not applicable to the Jessie based OS

no activity on the MINT board.

This is when I downloaded the Debian 9.30+non-free option and updated my "Straight" Debian system. This all went rather well and I continued working with it. Yesterday I completed the update to the Oracle/VirtualBox package. As usual, I forgot to add myself to Vboxusers and couldn't connect a USB device (Epson V500) until I rectified my Error of Omission. And, of course, install the Epson driver package. Packages, actually, for the V500 and V700 scanners and also the WF-4630 printer. Epson is good about providing Linux drivers. What's that command we are supposed to issue after installing a driver ? CRS. I just re-booted the box; after that the Linux scanner software kicked in and then when I got myself added to vboxusers the Windows Epson Scanner package connected.

The Epson scanner package is necessary if you want to scan negs. or slides. Just plain flat-bed scanning doesn't work when the source is transparencies.

after this little run I went back and switched the default drive in the MoBo boot options list.

I'm a Debian 9 user now.

:D

Elsewhere I see some posts fussing over teething troubles with the new RYZEN chips and related MoBo chipsets. Looks to me like these systems are really needing kernel 4.14 or better.

By this time next year I hope to be putting Debian 10 on the Research box and moving on to kernel 4.14. At some point we will all want to move on to the next generation of chips. We need to put the troubles with speculative execution behind us. While we're at it we need a little added transparency: we need to be able to read the status of the "Management Engine" -- and apply control to same. Hopefully that's "in the cards" for us, too.
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby mike acker » 2018-03-14 10:38

Firefox updated to Vers. 59 this morning.

I'm running from their non-installed download; the update just snapped right in.
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2018-03-16 20:32

Re-installed Stretch using 9.4 image, no problems whatsoever. It's hard to cure my distro-hopping "illness", but if anything can cure it, it's Debian.
Thank you for this solid rock in the middle of an ocean.
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby Lysander » 2018-03-17 13:26

mike acker wrote:
no activity on the MINT board.


The Mint forums are utter garbage. I'm guilty of posting there myself but the [now deleted] "let's respect everyone's gender identity" thread was the last straw. It's a huge community with over 50 subfora but the problem with that is that there are too many unknowledgeable posters and a large amount of pointless attention-seeking contributions. The official Slackware forums on LQ are a nice example of the other end of the scale: one subforum for installation, one for ARM and one for general support, that's it. People ask specific, targeted questions and help is always forthcoming from the very knowledgable and articulate userbase. There is no 'fluff' [though there is currently a beer thread but that's fun].

mike acker wrote:At some point we will all want to move on to the next generation of chips.


I won't. If you're using an i3/i5/i7 you have even less privacy than if you're using one of the older processors. I currently run a 2.6 Ghz quad-core Q8400 on my Debian box, which is absolutely fine for my needs and still makes mincemeat out of whatever I throw at it. Whenever I upgrade, probably in years to come, it will likely be to a QX9770, which is 3.2Ghz.
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby bryanmc » 2018-03-17 17:51

Wheelerof4te wrote:Re-installed Stretch using 9.4 image, no problems whatsoever. It's hard to cure my distro-hopping "illness", but if anything can cure it, it's Debian.


I settled on Debian a while back and use virtualbox for my distro-hopping fix. Best of both worlds :lol:
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby Crewp » 2018-03-31 18:06

Wheelerof4te wrote:Re-installed Stretch using 9.4 image, no problems whatsoever. It's hard to cure my distro-hopping "illness", but if anything can cure it, it's Debian.
Thank you for this solid rock in the middle of an ocean.

Well said :D
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby sdibaja » 2018-03-31 18:32

sdibaja wrote:I guess new ISOs will be available in a week or two
update: bad guess. new ISOs are delivered:
https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unof ... -firmware/


This morning I started a fresh build for my wife, this time I used the "firmware-9.4.0-amd64-DVD-1.iso" and selected Mate desktop ... it went quite well, faster than using "debian-live-9.4.0-amd64-mate+nonfree.iso" as I have in the past. The big download was worth the effort.
(I am replacing SolydX- with mate, that replaced her LMDE2 Mate that was totally borked by Mint's infamous May 1, 2017 Level 1 "update")
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby sdibaja » 2018-03-31 18:33

Question: what is the preferred method of getting Firefox Quantum?
I tried Apt Pinning and had trouble.
Most reliable for me, so far, has been to add the Sid and Buster repos, install FF with synaptic, then disable Sid and Buster
it works but is prone to Human Error (I make lots)
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Re: Upcoming Debian 9 Update (9.4)

Postby sdibaja » 2018-03-31 19:09

Wheelerof4te wrote:Wiki has the most viable answer:
https://wiki.debian.org/Firefox#Firefox ... nd_Nightly


thank you Sir, I will try that in my new build when I get back to it
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