Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by sandal » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:40 am

Last night I successfully install Zenwalk 7.4 on my 4GB CF card, my poor man's SSD.
I slice into 2 partition, 3.6GB for / and 200MB for swap. It works like miracle.

Now I'll try to remove any unused package so I can get more room for other apps. Any idea what apps/package that I can remove and do no harm to the system?

I have removed Libre Office, Gimp, Thunderbird, and sane/xsane but I think I need a little more space.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by hyperion » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:52 am

I have removed Libre Office, Gimp, Thunderbird, and sane/xsane but I think I need a little more space.


look in the application menu, locate apps you don't need, and ask here for information about how to remove it ...

You can remove any app : firefox, thunderbird, etc.... if you don't need it :)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by hyperion » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:53 am

for those who want to experience Zen computing in 64 bits : viewtopic.php?f=2&t=47026

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Zenwalk addict » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:27 pm

Just noticed that on 7.4, GMusicbrowser doesnt play with gstreamer support though gstreamer is installed by default. I had to configure this app to use Mplayer to play.

Tried installing gstreamermm package off Extra repo. No use. It complains missing plugin with gstreamer, not sure what it is.
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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by gmg » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:42 pm

probably need gst-plugin-good and maybe bad also.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Blackbird » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:02 pm

For me it worked to put the gstreamer output device in 'settings' to 'alsa' in stead of 'auto detect'. The settings of gmusicbrowser that is.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by wang » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:14 pm

I always remove pulseaudio and never had this problems

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Zenwalk addict » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:57 am

gmg wrote:probably need gst-plugin-good and maybe bad also.

Yep looks like its not installed by default. Well it should have if Gmusicbrowser is supported OOTB with gstreamer.

Blackbird wrote:For me it worked to put the gstreamer output device in 'settings' to 'alsa' in stead of 'auto detect'. The settings of gmusicbrowser that is.

Actually i too had the same settings here, but still no. Probably you might have installed gst plugins earlier. I do not have those, mine 7.4 installation is still very fresh here.
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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Blackbird » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:19 am

Zenwalk addict wrote:Probably you might have installed gst plugins earlier.

Yep, I have the whole lot of gst-plugins installed. I have a list of extra's I have to install after a fresh install, like libre-office extra and base, they are also always a cause for a headache when you forget about them. ;D
wang wrote:I always remove pulseaudio and never had this problems

Pulseaudio seems to be needed by cairo-dock, which I use, wonder why.....

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by wang » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:13 am

Everything gnome put pulseaudio.
Not an expert in cairo-dock, anyway when I did use, just to try, I did remove pulseaudio. Looks like is working normally. I have only 2GB ram
and in my settings I disable compositor. I have xcompmgr just for fun.
About audio I have
gmusicbrowser (mostly to play ramdon) never had a problem
exaile plays everything + streamripper + streamtuner
vlc
sound recorder (gnome-media)
gnac (sound converter) it will install mostly of the lib in audio

http://download.zenwalk.org/i486/trash/ =streamtuner and streamripper
"you have to add streamripper as plugin to exaile and configure streamtuner to play with exaile-
shoutcast radios the one that does interest you more or you listen in the browser or just download the link and drag and drop in exaile.

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peopl ... pkg/14.1/= vlc containing packages capable of AAC/MP3 encoding).

What I mean is to use each app for something not one for everything.

finally I remember Zenwalk addict looking for chromium

http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peopl ... /chromium/

needs
http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/peopl ... /pkg/14.1/

from http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Blackbird » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:24 am

wang wrote:Your neighbor Blackbird

Sorry, don't understand that one.... ???
You might be right about cairo-dock working without pulseadio, just installed it on Zenwalk-7.9, it seems to be working and no sign of pulse. But I've only just started, I'll do some searching about that.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by hyperion » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:44 am

gstreamer isn't needed by gmusicbrowser (although it can use it)

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Blackbird » Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:54 am

hyperion wrote:gstreamer isn't needed by gmusicbrowser

I think the original problem was that the default setting of gmusicbrowser is to use gstreamer. You have to change the settings to use mplayer instead.

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by wang » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:33 am

just for fun
http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/
his name is Eric Hameleers
he is from Netherlands
Your neighbor
very good blog
gmusicbrowser works also downloading the tar direct from
http://gmusicbrowser.org/download.html
is executable, anyway there you will find all the
Dependencies :
"You might want/need to install (from your favorite distribution repository) :"

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Re: Zenwalk 7.4 is ready!

Post by Blackbird » Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:12 am

Ah, alienbob, my neighbour ;D , heard about him, and yes, nice blog.

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