Dear all, I just tried Elive on my HP Spectre 360 13inch. It cannot see the wireless adapter nor the sound card. Fedora workstation as well as CentOS install just fine.
I guess this is due to the fact that the kernel is very old. Any plans for supporting some more recent kernels?
I was lucky, Elive worked well on 4 computer i have at home, 3 of them are recent. ( HP stream laptop, HP i7 Desktop, and IBM Workstation). Sound was ok everywhere… Only problem I had was with touchpad on the HP laptop.
And it’s " so fast !!! "
It’s sure that a more recent kernel would help.
I also compared Elive and Ubuntu use of CPU and memory and there was a huge difference ( Elive taking less CPU / memory)
With respect to cpu and memory this is great news, but with respect to Hardware support this is too bad. I understand that Elive is intended towards older Hardware, but Lubuntu is also for older hardware. It never hearts providing a few more recent kernels. Particularly important is the old glibc version. That is good news.
@Panayiotis_Archondis: The reason of why Elive uses so old software/drivers has no relation with supporting old hardware, you can see more details of why the packages are so old here: Why Elive 3.0 has old software & drivers
About including new drivers & software, yes that is planned for the next development after to release 3.0, which the release is going to happen in the next days
He just said it / Wrote it ! " 3.0 in just a few days" Lol Lol
I just felt obliged to report back. Looking forward for the next 64bit version.
Now we are going to see a nightmare in the website of elive… no time to look / care about the SEO things so the pages will switch from working / not-working with different contents
Time to say good bye to the old website
I think that day 10 of September could be a good release date (people coming back from holidays, etc)
I was joking… Do it when you feel ready to do it… Any date is a good date LOL. Once the 3.0 website and OS are " live ", I will create a french review video and share it on LinkedIn.
Good luck Thanatermesis. You are doing a great job. I would definitely like to switch to Elive, if it was 64bit. The reason is computational libraries which are 64 bit and other programs released only for 64 bit.
If you have a powerfull PC, may be you could consider installing a 64 bits OS within a VM on Elive… if you only need 64 bits apps from time to time…
This is what I did… Ubuntu 64 bits within a VM on my 2nd screen
I have used Version 5.1.38 r122592 (Qt5.6.1) of VirtualBox as it was working better for me than the version included in Elive.