Yoper Linux 2010 - Codename Dresden Release Feedback - Anything Goes
Posted 05 May 2010 - 07:11 AM
I tried Yoper on my desktop with an acer 1440x900 monitor. After a period when nothing seemed to happen the start information was displayed on the lower half of the screen, but choosing the live CD entry I ended up with a scrambled screen. No key combinations produced anything useful.
I also tried Yoper on my msi wind netbook and got the message:
Can't find Yoper filesystem.
Dropping you to a very limited shell.
Hein van Dam
Posted 15 May 2010 - 03:02 AM
Posted 17 May 2010 - 01:05 AM
Did the failsave mode not work for you?
If the faisafe safe is the default... then no i got same error as above.
nodma allowed it to load but lifecd just gave a blank screen so trying other options now.
Today didnt need to change grub, didnt get error.Still blank screen on livecd so changed options to install and running yoper kde4 now. Install was painless took about 5 minutes.
Posted 31 May 2010 - 05:15 AM
Yoper Xfce installed fine in my old Compaq Armada E500 (PIII @ 800MHz,256Kb cache - 192Mb RAM).. I finished installing a while ago. I'm writing from it right now, and I've gotta say this definetively is working good. I can compare it with some other distros I've tried on this laptop, like sidux (Xfce edition), Lubuntu, Puppy, Slitaz, etc, and here are my thoughts:
- Seems faster than sidux, which I liked very much
- Seems faster or as fast as Lubuntu, which I also liked and worked a bit faster than sidux on this PC
- I thought Slitaz was the fastest and most suitable distro for this PC (though I had Lubuntu installed instead, cause Slitaz wouldn't detect my wireless card), but now it seems Yoper could replace Slitaz!
- The RAM usage is REMARKABLE. Even with firefox running, Yoper Xfce is just eating 82Mb of RAM (which, at least to me, is very important, cause most other distros, not to say the regular and most known Xfce ones, like Xubuntu, Zenwalk, Vector, etc, just couldn't even be run in this machine because of the extreme "sluggishness"). I think sidux ate about the same RAM Yoper is consuming right now, but at idle, and Lubuntu about 60-70megs idle.
- Had some issues at installation. Setup wouldn't detect XFS partition if swap partition was first. Had to repartition. Nothing radical, but just for the record.
- It seems xorg isn't working "perfectly", cause the touchpad goes crazy at times, and when I open a terminal its windows seems broke (coudn't find any screenshot program in Smart, so can't upload any)
- Couldn't find flashplayer on Smart, nor chromium browser (and, personally, I think the amount of packages avaible is too small, at least for a regular desktop user like me). And to me, if I don't have the minumun/necessary packages available to download (without needing to compile), then I mostly decide to switch to another distro.
- Community seems to be a bit small, and I didn't find any manuals or things like that in Yopers webpage. Something like that can solve many issues and attract more people to the distro. sidux is a nice example for this.
Everything else seems just fine.. What worries me the most is the lack of packages, and I hope there's an easy way out of it so I can stay in Yoper for a while... And I hope you can post some information about the booting issue, cause I really wanted to give it a try in my Dell laptop (which is my main PC by the way)
Greetings from Argentina