3.7.9 alpha release


Off course I am!
On 4 machines including 3 nvidia ones..!

Thanks & salutations!

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Is this the panel with Elive-light?
If so check if it's still there in <configuration> -><themes>. It might have been removed.

If it's conky you mean ...... you can try starting it from the terminal and see what messages you get.

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Is conky and here is the term messages

I continue without network even with a RJ45 LAN cable and continuos reboot doesn't change anything...

sudo service network-manager restart

then you could try

sudo service network-manager status

If there is shown an error, or other Infos about
why your network does not show up....
:typing: :eyepopping: :typing: :impatient:

Something is smelling on your system installed,
I would redo... :hug:


Nothing happens... Terminal is unresponsive.. I'll use tomorrow night 3.0.6 to work at my hotel and look for this issue Saturday when I'll be back from Belgium...

I'll go to finish my bagages... See you Saturday... Be good guys.

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Good luck !!!! :nod:

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If you need to crash somewhere (need a bed) there's room for you in Roeselare Thursday/Friday. :happybounce:


I have lost something.
Where to download 3.7.9?

Sending you the link in private as this alpha is not public yet... Your feedback will be welcome...


For testing, installation as upgrade from 3.7.8 (with Reiser4) on the eeepc 1015pn (Atom N550, 2Gb)...
Comes right with nvidia privative's (340xx here)...
When installing: asking for EFI, (available but booted in legacy..), In BIOS, ATA/IDE Enhanced (can be Disable or Compatible too), SATA as AHCI, the SSD is in gpt with 2 linux systems (Elive + Elive-ed CAELinux) and a "home but not /home" (plus stuff as the 1Mb "bios" (By mistake, and when asking for the 8Mb one I say "No" and it's right nevertheless) & 256 "boot"")...

Going to test aside on the Dell M4400 (live)...


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So: For the Dell M4400 (Q9300, 4Gb, nvidia Quadro FX770M), it runs good with the nvidia 340xx privative...
Fn keys for screen light & sound are all ok!

[general] Still double system monitor in the Elive Menu /Utility: one GNOME ~ & one ~ witch are the same one (or not?) and in /Audio, same with Volume control & PulseAudio ~ , MusicBrainz Picard (one with icon the other without) in /Video, Cheese x2 too; /Enlightenment/Desktop/Backgrounds gives no way (yes, possible via /Settings, but...) And Logout directly logs out without asking for just log out, reboot, halt or so (yes, possible thru CairoDock after ad hoc configuration, but...)...


... :warning::warning::warning: ...
Be aware -
Reiser4 will NOT being supported by Elive
anymore = :skull_and_crossbones:
Switch to Ext4 asap, pls... :+1:

... :hooray:

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Yep, I see..! :hot_face::see_no_evil:

Thanx for report :hug:

Having to try too with the "nouveau" free nvidia driver, but "normally" may be ok...

Answer post specifically for @maxinou reports:

Mmmh... I reproduced the same steps and not was my case, after to select the root partition to use it asked me which FS to use on it and then asked me the confirmation to format it, normal (clean) installation proceeded later


  • BEFORE to ask the partitioner and everything else it asks if you if you want to upgrade an elive found on the computer (but then should not ask for the partitioner to use, so should have been not your case)
  • make sure that your installer is always updated to the last version (just have the computer connected to internet before to install)
  • using gnome-disks to "add a mountpoint" doesn't makes any effect, probably only in your installed system but not on live mode (any configuration that gnome-disks could add to the Live fstab will be not included in the installed mode, this is a newly generated one by the installer)

an upgraded system doesn't include previous old repo entries, this is wanted for the reliability of the system, modfiying default repos is very dangerous (leads to breakages) and should be made with caution, is not wanted to re-use them unless the user really-wants it (manual adding them again)

so, i cannot do anything with this issue since i was unable to reproduce it using the same steps.. strange

I don't see any reason that this report would be not true (I mean, it was really damaged :slight_smile: ), but maybe the message needs to explain better... let me explain what happens:

It is very common than an USB become "damaged", this is due to many writes / usages, but the best is to see it yourself when you see something strange, just run "sudo dmesg" and check what says the messages, it should say things like "error /dev/sdb" (or whatever usb device is) or also "squashfs errors", its good to know which exact messages is saying

the good news is that 95% of the times you can "revive" the damaged USB's filling them with zeroes, but for that i suggest you to use usb-bootable-elive tool with the just newly introduced feature, for that run:

usb-bootable-elive --clean elive_3.7.9_alpha_hybrid_amd64.iso

you can add the option "-s" for simulation-mode and the "--auto" for not ask which USB device to write (autodetecting which is your USB)

maybe you "moved" the usb in the live mode, this can become an error too by having a small disconnection to its connectors

so basically, if you see this message again:

  • try to make a screenshot with your phone or simply note the exact message, in order to know from where it comes (which type of "error detected" has triggered it)
  • run "sudo dmesg" to know what happened exactly and what are these errors that says

as you said, next the system detected only 3.0.6 but not your previous 3.7.8, this is normal since that previous install "break" and your system was not marked as a "correctly installed system", so it is not included on the list, hum... maybe this can be improved on the installer by -still- including them on the list for the upgrade-mode cases

Next steps that you said sounds a bit confusing, but I assume this is what happened:

  • 3.0.6 was listed (only this one) for upgrade, and it worked fine
  • 3.7.8 partition still having your old files with all your data available, but it doesn't shows (list) as a system able to upgrade
  • sdaZZ is your working data, you said that has been formated? what could have caused this? the installer should not format anything that you don't select to do... maybe it was on reiser4 and its unreadable this filesystem now?

i have seen (and fixed) something recently that looked to have caused this, so tell me if you see it again on an install with 3.7.10+

.... and also Calamares as update manager in detail (but Thana already pointed it out = :frowning: )
.... pitty :disappointed:

???? :stuck_out_tongue::stuck_out_tongue::stuck_out_tongue:

@maxinou, HP Mini, 32 bit, 2 GB RAM
was this not your machine with a harddisk issue (!?!??)

Im betatesting the installer but for now i was able to exit from it in any moment that I want, I would need to know the exact steps which will require a "cancel/abort" button

About the "cancel / panic" option, I'm changing a few options like this:


basically for the "do you want to add another partition?", which i think that is the case where is the most wanted / needed

mmmh, maybe the buttons should be added in the inverse order :thinking: but the default (other) question dialogs are always in the other " no + yes" :thinking:

reiser4 note:

3.7.10 will use kernel 5.2, without reiser4