Scientific Linux 6.2 is out

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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  2. Beavenburt

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    When I get the chance I hope to try scientific to comapre it to this:-

    http://li.nux.ro/stella/

    Been running Stella for a week now on my ancient P4 and it's nay on perfect. It's a desktop orientated clone of centos with added non-free repos. I just had to install a couple of apps that make my machine useful. All the essentials that I need appear to work, in no particular order:-

    Stability - check
    Long term support - check
    Flash - check
    Multimedia - check
    Scanner / printer combo - check
    Nvidia driver - check
    Suspend / resume everytime - check
    Infinality font rendering - check
    Easy access to third party software - check
    Up to date libreoffice - check

    Anyone looking to escape the endless updating, tinkering, breaking, ever changing madness that is most of the desktop linux distros would do well to give Stella a try and, no doubt scientific isn't much different. In fact I may well swap out my working debian install for Stella I love it that much.
     
  3. Ocky

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    Updated priorities.

    Code:
    priority = 1 [remi] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Enabled (I have it Disabled for now)  For Firefox and Thunderbird
    priority = 1 [adobe-linux-x86_64] >>>>>>> Enabled  For 64 bit Flash Player
    priority = 1 [sl]               >>>>>>>>> Enabled
    priority = 1 [sl-security]     >>>>>>>>>> Enabled
    priority = 2 [bitdefender]  >>>>>>>>>>>>> Enabled
    priority = 2 [epel]  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Enabled
    priority = 3 [PUIAS_6_addons_2] >>>>>>>>>> Disabled If you want enabled only for abiword - see below.(In 6.2 now available from epel)
    priority = 3 [rpmforge] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Enabled
    priority = 3 [sl-debuginfo] >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Disabled
    priority = 3 [sl-fastbugs]  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>   "
    priority = 4 [adobe-linux-i386]   >>>>>>>  Enabled  For Reader. 
    priority = 4 [atrpms] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Disabled   Check from time to time as a few packages are fr. atrpms
    priority = 4 [atrpms-debuginfo] >>>>>>>>>>   "
    priority = 4 [atrpms-source] >>>>>>>>>>>>>   "
    priority = 4 [elrepo] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  Disabled  Check from time to time for updates to nvidia drivers
    priority = 4 [epel-debuginfo] >>>>>>>>>>>>> Disabled
    priority = 4 [epel-source] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 4 [sl-source] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 4 [sl-testing] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 5 [atrpms-testing] >>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 5 [rpmforge-extras] >>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 5 [rpmforge-testing] >>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 5 [virtualbox] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  Enabled
    priority = 6 [atrpms-bleeding] >>>>>>>>>>>>  Disabled
    priority = 6 [atrpms-bleeding-debuginfo] >>>    "
    priority = 6 [atrpms-bleeding-source] >>>>>> Disabled
    priority = 6 [atrpms-testing-debuginfo] >>>> Disabled
    priority = 6 [atrpms-testing-source] >>>>>>> Disabled
    priority = 6 [epel-testing] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 6 [epel-testing-debuginfo] >>>>>>    "
    priority = 6 [epel-testing-source] >>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 6 [sl-testing-source] >>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 7 [elrepo-extras] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 7 [elrepo-kernel] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 7 [elrepo-testing] >>>>>>>>>>>>>>    "
    priority = 8 [linuxtech-release] >>>>>>>>>>>    "  (For Seamonkey, Handbrake. Check regularly)
    priority = 10 [linuxtech-testing] >>>>>>>>>>    "
    ~]$ 
    
    vlc is from rpmforge. To avoid conflicts with epel...
    
    [epel]
    name=Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux 6 - $basearch
    #baseurl=http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/$basearch
    mirrorlist=https://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/metalink?repo=epel-6&arch=$basearch
    failovermethod=priority
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    priority=2
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-EPEL-6
    exclude=libmodplug, libupnp, libcdaudio
    
    [PUIAS_6_addons_2]
    name=PUIAS addons Base $releasever - $basearch - 2
    #mirrorlist=http://www.puias.princeton.edu/data/puias/$releasever/$basearch/os/Addons/mirrorlist
    baseurl=http://www.math.ias.edu/data/puias/$releasever/$basearch/os/Addons
    gpgcheck=1
    priority=3
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-puias
    enabled = 0
    includepkgs = abiword*
    
    For 64 bit Flash Player from Adobe:
    
    [adobe-linux-x86_64]
    name=Adobe Systems Incorporated
    baseurl=http://linuxdownload.adobe.com/linux/x86_64/
    enabled=1
    gpgcheck=1
    priority=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-adobe-linux
    
    For latest Firefox/Thunderbird:
    
    [remi]
    name=Les RPM de remi pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
    baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    http://remirpm.mirror.gymkl.ch//enterprise/6/remi/$basearch/
    #mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/remi/mirror
    enabled=0
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
    failovermethod=priority
    priority=1
    includepkgs = firefox* xulrunner* thunderbird*
    
    [remi-test]
    name=Les RPM de remi en test pour Enterprise Linux $releasever - $basearch
    #baseurl=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/test/$basearch/
    mirrorlist=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/$releasever/test/mirror
    enabled=0
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=http://rpms.famillecollet.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-remi
    
    [linuxtech-release]
    name=LinuxTECH.NET el6 production repo
    baseurl=http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/release/
    enabled=0
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-LinuxTECH.NET
    priority=8
    
    [linuxtech-testing]
    name=LinuxTECH.NET el6 testing repo
    baseurl=http://pkgrepo.linuxtech.net/el6/testing/
    enabled=0
    gpgcheck=1
    gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-LinuxTECH.NET
    priority=10
    
    
    See also:- https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1992545&postcount=1

    6.2 was a smooth upgrade - done with all my usual repos enabled. :thumb:
     
  4. mack_guy911

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    i disable all repo and update but why i am getting old kernel over new

    its showing 2.6.32-131.6.1.el6.x86_64 over latest one o_O

    one also same nvidia problem even with new 2.95 roll back but now virtual box not working and nvidia compiz now working rest all smooth :D

    i guss i need a fresh install :D

    this time i try cent os and install only needed 1 or 2 repo not mixing it again

    what are recommended repos for cent os i need one which is enough for basic stuff like vlc nvidia

    also is anyone tried stella

    what packages in nux-dextop
     
  5. Beavenburt

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    Check my post mack. To add to it, i've now adopted stella as my main desktop os as it's been flawless for me.

    The desktop repo has multimedia, firmware, etc. I'm sure there's everything you would need. Also, Nux is really helpful and is open to package requests. Give stella a try, you will not be disappointed.
     
  6. mack_guy911

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    Beavenburt thanks there no problem in SL as well i guess i stupidly done something in past like install kernel form some crap repo

    yesterday i tried installing nvidia from source and end up in kernel panic fatal error so now system didnt even boot good thing even after that am was enable to backup all data using SL live cd

    so i install new distro after 23 as my 2mbps speed recharged i try stella :)

    right now i am using linux mint 12 on external drive with cinnamon 1.3 and loving it :D
     
  7. mack_guy911

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    today i give another try to SL 6.2 fresh install all goes well untill i install drivers than again all smashed after i try to compile again fatal error in kernel i guess i am doing something wrong

    more thing

    i was wondering if we disable repo then how they work according to priority my second question in what drakut and how to disable nvidia


    i did this please what i am doing wrong before install

    http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=15
     
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    dracut ? There is some info here, i suppose you can use it for blacklisting drivers (like nouveau). Have not gone into it myself.
    http://people.redhat.com/harald/dracut.html#id489921
    http://blog.fpmurphy.com/2009/11/fedora-12-dracut.htm

    What gcc version do you get ?

    cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
    NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.20 Mon Feb 6 21:07:30 PST 2012
    GCC version: gcc version 4.4.6 20110731 (Red Hat 4.4.6-3) (GCC)

    Try maybe updating like this ?
    su -c "yum update --disablerepo=* --enablerepo=elrepo"

    Not really qualified to help, maybe someone can help mack_guy with those nvidia problems ?
     
  9. fblais

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    The ISO I'm downloading is named Stella6.2_i386.TEST12.iso.
    It's still in development mode?
     
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    mack_guy, have you tried this..

    From:-
    http://fedorasolved.org/video-solutions/nvidia-yum-kmod
     
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    when i install from kmod it blacklist nouveau

    i check modprobe.d

    i also check xorg.conf it looks same as my old working 275

    i disable selinux rebooted and then do all

    then last nail

    http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=204752

    mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img
    dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

    now i got black screen with cursor blinking only

    sorry ocky thanks for replay i try that as well next time :D

    i rest for a while better i go with linux mint 12 its working smooth here on external drive for a while then i see
     
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    One last suggestion before you give up - remove the xorg.conf file completely.
    Or rather move it aside. Boot. Get into vesa desktop. Download, recompile what is needed, restore xorg, restart x.
    Mrk
     
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    Mack_Guy,
    I made a post over at the Scientific Linux forum concerning manually installing nvidia drivers that works very well. It's all I use for either SL6, CentOS6, or Ubuntu (the Ubuntu procedure is slightly different)....

    http://scientificlinuxforum.org/index.php?showtopic=1109

    If you have any questions about the procedure then please ask away. I'll be glad to help.

    Later...
     
  16. Beavenburt

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    Yes it's still in development apparently. However, it's still more stable than most "stable" distros.
     
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    thanks mrk for support

    very strange mrk there is no xorg file anyways i format and reinstall i wait little more and read i cant go for 4th time formate :D

    thanks Trespasser i checking your link and reading and gettting my self little educated :D


    thanks ocky for support yes i go with redhat even i have to drop nvidia proprietary driver as honest i never notice untill today Nouveau kinda same or Nouveau little better when playing movie on old card which is good thing :D


    by that time i stick with default Nouveau drivers honestly speaking i dont use 3d stuff games ...........compiz etc specially on fedora/redhat

    so i still wait a little while and read all before start again on Trespasser link :)

    one more thing i wonder why

    i have 8600gt old card and CRT monitor with 600*800 resolution with antiglare screen

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nouveau_comp_2011&num=16

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=nouveau_comp_2011&num=15

    if you see above not much diffrence on card 8600gt strange

    and when compare it to linux mint 12 nvidia 280 driver which only the one driver that could work on my old card on mint 12 default where on second mint 10 never go above 275 ........

    Nouveau more smoother lighter and movie watching much much better

    can anyone put more light on how good Nouveau driver is when its comes to stability heat sensors and video playing .....etc

    edit: if you see 8600gts its better in Nouveau driver then NVIDIA driver
     
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  18. mack_guy911

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    by the way i seen firefox 10.1 default in centos 6.2 i try that on live cd yesterday


    edit: thanks Beavenburt i checked stella as well interesting distro indeed but problem is nvidia not distro i might face same with other too so better i learn :))
     
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    please correct if any mistake

    i guess i shouldnt be getting any output o_O

    guess thats the problem

    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=130787
     
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