+- +-

HTML ezBlock

Bluestar Linux - Overview

 

Bluestar is a GNU/Linux operating system, built to provide the following features:

 

  • Up-to-date Kernel version - 4.0.x
  • Fast (optimized for performance)
  • Wide Variety of Applications - Always Current Versions
  • Full Development / Desktop / Multimedia Environment
  • Arch Linux Based Distribution
  •  

    Sourceforge.net

    Open Invention Network

     

    Live Media Default User Accounts

    Screenshot


    UserBox

    Welcome, Guest.
    Please login or register.
     
     
     
    Forgot your password?

    Recent Posts ezBlock

    Firefox + Flash Issue by admin
    July 15, 2015, 11:57:39 PM

    Pidgin Issue with Facebook Connections by admin
    July 11, 2015, 06:57:59 PM

    Ibus Icon Missing from System Tray by admin
    June 18, 2015, 03:23:22 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - Developer Edition - 06/12/2015 by admin
    June 12, 2015, 04:35:24 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 06/09/2015 by admin
    June 10, 2015, 01:29:03 AM

    Bluestar Linux Release - Desktop Edition - 06/07/2015 by admin
    June 08, 2015, 01:21:39 AM

    New Graphical Installer - 06/06/2015 by admin
    June 06, 2015, 02:32:48 PM

    Skype Issue - Update by admin
    June 06, 2015, 12:30:46 PM

    Skype Issue - Workaround by admin
    June 05, 2015, 11:35:30 PM

    Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 05/28/2015 by admin
    May 29, 2015, 04:45:18 PM

    Board News

    xx Firefox + Flash Issue
    July 15, 2015, 11:57:39 PM by admin
    To get around the current issue with Firefox and Flash, please install the following packages:

    pipelight
    wine-silverlight

    If you've already installed the standard wine package, remove it and replace it with wine-silverlight.

    Both of these packages are available via the bluestar repository.

    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Pidgin Issue with Facebook Connections
    July 11, 2015, 06:57:59 PM by admin
    Anyone using Pidgin as a Facebook chat client will have noticed that it stopped working recently. The issue is apparently that Pidgin has deprecated its Facebook XMPP protocol.

    The solution is to install a new Facebook plugin, referred to as purple-facebook. This plugin is now available via the bluestar repository.

    The thread that discusses this issue can be found here:

    http://blog.gmane.org/gmane.comp.gnome.pidgin.user

    To use the purple-facebook plugin, first disable your old Facebook XMPP account, then add a new 'Facebook' account - username and password are your actual facebook username and password.

    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Ibus Icon Missing from System Tray
    June 18, 2015, 03:23:22 PM by admin
    For those of you who are using non-US keyboards, there appears to be an issue with ibus when the kdeplasma-addons-applets-kimpanel package is installed. If this widget is installed, even if it's not used, it prevents ibus from showing its icon in the system tray.

    Ibus is a collection of packages that allows users to change their keyboard input. It provides a wide variety of non-US keyboards from which to choose.

    Here's the thread that discusses the problem:

    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=190442

    If you remove the kdeplasma-addons-applets-kimpanel package and reboot, the ibus icon will reappear in your system tray.

    To remove the package:

    Code: [Select]
    pacman -R kdeplasma-addons-applets-kimpanel
    Or use pacmanXG to remove it.

    You always have the option of using the kimpanel widget if that's your preference. To do that, unlock widgets, then add a widget - kimpanel will be in the widget collection, double-click on it to add it to your desktop or to a panel.

    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Bluestar Linux Release - Developer Edition - 06/12/2015
    June 12, 2015, 04:35:24 PM by admin
    The new 2015.06.08 Bluestar Linux Developer Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-4.0.5
    - latest kde platform-4.14.9 + applications-15.04.2 + framework-5.10.0
    - latest firefox-38.0.5, chromium-43.0.2357.81, thunderbird-31.7.0
    - latest chromium-pepper-flash-17.0.0.188, weston-1.8.0
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.460, bluez-5.30, wayland-1.8.0
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.4.3-2, dropbox-3.4.3
    - latest mariadb-10.0.19, vlc-2.2.1-5, gimp-2.8.14-2
    - latest mesa-10.5.7, python-3.4.3-2, smbclient-4.2.1
    - latest gparted-0.22.0, gtk3-3.16.3-2, libldap-2.4.40-2
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-5, systemd-219-6, mono-4.0.1.28
    - latest netbeans-8.0.2, jdk8-openjdk-8.u45, gambas3-3.7.1-2
    - latest monodevelop-5.9.0.431, codeblocks-13.12-2, eric-6.0.6
    - latest gcc-5.1.0-4, cairo-dock-3.4.1-2, openssl-1.0.2.a
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 06/08

    This release supports the modified archiso hook, providing live persistence via any filesystem labeled as BSLX_PERSIST. The new graphical installer is also included with this release.

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.

    Cheers

    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 06/09/2015
    June 10, 2015, 01:29:03 AM by admin
    The new 2015.06.07 Bluestar Linux DeskPro Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-4.0.5
    - latest kde platform-4.14.9 + applications-15.04.2 + framework-5.10.0
    - latest firefox-38.0.5, chromium-43.0.2357.81, thunderbird-31.7.0
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.460, chromium-pepper-flash-17.0.0.188
    - latest xorg-xinit-1.3.4-2, xorg-server-1.17.1-5, wayland-1.8.0
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.4.3-2, dropbox-3.4.3, bluez-5.30
    - latest mariadb-10.0.19, vlc-2.2.1-5, gimp-2.8.14-2
    - latest mesa-10.5.7, python-3.4.3-2, smbclient-4.2.1
    - latest gparted-0.22.0, gtk3-3.16.3-2, libldap-2.4.40-2
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-5, systemd-219-6, mono-3.12.1
    - latest jdk8-openjdk-8.u45, openssl-1.0.2.a
    - latest gcc-5.1.0-4, cairo-dock-3.4.1-2, kup-0.5.1
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 06/07

    This release supports the modified archiso hook, providing live persistence via any filesystem labeled as BSLX_PERSIST. The new graphical installer is also included with this release.

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Bluestar Linux Release - Desktop Edition - 06/07/2015
    June 08, 2015, 01:21:39 AM by admin
    The new 2015.06.06 Bluestar Linux Desktop Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-4.0.4-2
    - latest kde platform-4.14.9 + applications-15.04.2 + framework-5.10.0
    - latest firefox-38.0.5, chromium-43.0.2357.81, thunderbird-31.7.0
    - latest chromium-pepper-flash-17.0.0.188
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.460, xorg-server-1.17.1-5
    - latest pacmanxg4-bin-4.16.3-3, systemdx-0.17.1
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.4.3-2, dropbox-3.4.3, bluez-5.30
    - latest mariadb-10.0.18-2, vlc-2.2.1-4, gimp-2.8.14-2
    - latest mesa-10.5.6, python-3.4.3-2, smbclient-4.2.1
    - latest gparted-0.22.0, gtk3-3.16.3-2, libldap-2.4.40-2
    - latest jre8-openjdk-8.u45, openssl-1.0.2a
    - latest kup-0.5.1, paccache-0.1.12-2, bash-4.3.039
    - see links below for detailed list of changed packages
    - all software up to date as of 06/06

    This release supports the modified archiso hook, providing live persistence via any filesystem labeled as BSLX_PERSIST. The new graphical installer is also included with this release.

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx New Graphical Installer - 06/06/2015
    June 06, 2015, 02:32:48 PM by admin
    I've rolled out a new graphical installer for Bluestar Linux, based on the calamares software initiative. The new package is called calamares-bluestar and is available via the bluestar repository. The source code has also been made available on the project's sourceforge site under the (aptly-named) calamares-bluestar folder.

    I've posted screenshots of the new installer in the gallery, which can be accessed via the above menu bar.

    A new release of the Desktop edition, including the new installer, will be available tomorrow.

    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Skype Issue - Update
    June 06, 2015, 12:30:46 PM by admin
    The lib32-qt4 package has been fixed and is now available as version 4.8.7-2.

    Don't forget to remove lib32-qt4 from your IgnorePkg list in /etc/pacman.conf.

    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Skype Issue - Workaround
    June 05, 2015, 11:35:30 PM by admin
    I'm sure some of you have discovered that your skype installation suddenly no longer works. There is a known issue related to the recent upgrade of the lib32-qt4 package to version 4.8.7-1.

    https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/45204

    The workaround is to downgrade lib32-qt4 to version 4.8.6-4. Also, you should add lib32-qt4 to your /etc/pacman.conf file's IgnorePkg tag:

    Code: [Select]
    IgnorePkg   = lib32-qt4
    For those who no longer have a copy of the older version of lib32-qt4, I've made a copy available at the folloiwng URL:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/bluestarlinux/extra/miscellaneous/lib32-qt4-4.8.6-4-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz

    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    xx Bluestar Linux Release - DeskPro Edition - 05/28/2015
    May 29, 2015, 04:45:18 PM by admin
    The new 2015.05.25 Bluestar Linux DeskPro Edition has been released and is available for download. This release provides the following features:

    - linux-4.0.4-2
    - latest kde platform-4.14.8 + applications-15.04.1 + framework-5.10.0
    - latest firefox-38.0.1, chromium-43.0.2357.81, thunderbird-31.7.0
    - latest flashplugin-11.2.202.460, chromium-pepper-flash-17.0.0.188
    - latest xorg-xinit-1.3.4-2, xorg-server-1.17.1-5, wayland-1.7.0
    - latest libreoffice-fresh-4.4.3, dropbox-3.4.3, bluez-5.30
    - latest mariadb-10.0.18-2, vlc-2.2.1-4, gimp-2.8.14-2
    - latest mesa-10.5.6, python-3.4.3-2, smbclient-4.2.1
    - latest gparted-0.22.0, gtk3-3.16.3-2, libldap-2.4.40-2
    - latest grub-1:2.02.beta2-5, systemd-219-6, mono-3.12.1
    - latest jdk8-openjdk-8.u45, openssl-1.0.2.a
    - latest gcc-5.1.0-4, cairo-dock-3.4.1-2, kup-0.5.1
    - many more updates - see links below for details
    - all software up to date as of 05/25

    Complete listings of package updates are available for the i686 and x86_64 versions.

    This is a combined generic/gma3600 releases. An ISO image file is available for both the i686 and x86_64 platforms. Selecting which version to boot is done using the installation media's syslinux boot menu.



    Cheers
    0 comments | Write Comment

    Donations

    Search



    Advanced Search

    Links

    Linux Kernel Changelogs
    Saving VLC EQ Settings
    ArchWiki GRUB2 Documentation
    How to Boot & Install Full Edition on GMA3600 Netbooks
    Default User Accounts
    Bluestar Linux Facebook Page
    Bluestar Linux Sourceforge Project Site
    Arch Linux Home
    Intel Graphics for Linux
    Free Books for FBReader
    Arch User Repository (AUR)
    Win32DiskImager Homepage
    Linux Distros
    Linux Software (pkgs.org)
    Linux From Scratch

    Articles

    Notes for Realtek Wifi
    Views 11
    How to Enable ALSA Controls in Kmix
    Views 30
    Setting Up Live Persistent Storage
    Views 58
    Workaround For lcdproc Issue
    Views 247
    Creative CA0132 Sound Solution
    Views 200
    New 915resolution Insights
    Views 209
    Installation Notes for mariadb
    Views 243
    libgcc_s.so.1 Error Message During Boot
    Views 204
    How To Make spotify-0.9.4.183-4-i686 Work
    Views 462
    Fix for Chromium Rendering Issue
    Views 286
    Setting Default Apps
    Views 283
    Intel GMA3600 - The Grapevine
    Views 1266
    How to Resolve Apper Update Issues
    Views 616
    Differences Between Editions
    Views 2097
    Live USB Persistence
    Views 1596
    The Truth About The GMA3600 Versions
    Views 1022
    Silverlight Extension for Chromium/Firefox
    Views 1282
    Seamless Bootsplash
    Views 681
    Packages Needed to Install Enlightenment
    Views 693
    Update Issue With Filesystem Package
    Views 869
    Suspend/Resume To Blank Screen
    Views 1037
    Non-Bluestar Arch Distro Use Of Bluestar Repository
    Views 964
    ProFTPd vs. vsftpd
    Views 1263
    Setting Up HP Scanners
    Views 785
    Installing As A Non-Root User
    Views 1073
    Recommended Settings for /etc/ntp.conf
    Views 905
    Recommended Defaults Settings for /etc/sudoers
    Views 890
    Canon Printer Drivers
    Views 834
    How To Enable Firefox Languages
    Views 1267
    How To Restore Your Grub2 Bios
    Views 718

    Powered by EzPortal