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#26 2020-03-23 23:42:46

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

Bug fixes:
a) In some very rare cases booting was interupted (fixed)
b) Always starting of elogind (checking for several times)
c) Starting falkon sometimes crashed, Nvidia graphic cards, 'export QT_XCB_FORCE_SOFTWARE_OPENGL=1'

If falkon does crash on other graphic cards, please report.

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#27 2020-03-24 11:52:51

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

Again small fixes:
- Added: spelling checking (and hyphenating) for german, french/, italian and spanish
- Direct calling gimp, scratch, kdenlive and gcompris from console
- Klicking kdenlive project files opens Kdenlive

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#28 2020-04-06 09:58:15

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

Unfortunately with Falkon on various devices crashes and/or a black screen had to be detected after the start. So again a switch from Falkon to Min. In the end it's about the fact that there is an alternative to Firefox on AVMultimedia. Min is based on the Electron-Engine (Google Chrome), but Min has an adblocker and the search is done via DuckDuckGo (changeable). The interface is kept spartan. By default the menu is hidden, but it can be activated with the Alt key.

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#29 2020-04-08 10:20:37

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

- Update to kernel 5.4.30
- Add OmniVision sensors (V4L2)
- Switch to Ungoogled Chromium Browser
- Fix: Mount 4 partition instead of largest (new: always search for largest partition)
- Fix: Hanging at the X server (if Xorg recognition is faulty), in such cases Xorg is started again with fbdev
- Fix: Disable installation on hard disk even with non-empty partitions (hidden partitions)
- Fix: No copying of the optional apps without installation on internal disk
- Fix: No network startup with unmounted cable and DHCP (default without assignment with Network Tool)
- New: Message when all services are started

Note: With Ungoogled Chromium, AVMultimedia now offers an open source web browser based on chrome technology that sends no data to search giants.

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#30 2020-04-11 19:32:43

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I was aware that Kernel 5.4.30 was "somewhat" daring in its introduction. In itself, I would have preferred to go for the longterm kernel 4.19. But, too much hardware would not have worked with it. Kernels 5.3 and 5.4 were only available as stable. With version 5.4.30 this became a "real" Longterm kernel. But, who would guess that many Realtek network drivers would not run anymore? Unfortunately, this is currently the case, see: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=254378

Well, because the drivers are fixed, the new release is available. Unfortunately, the automatic detection if a network cable is connected had to be removed again, the query of the corresponding status flag still does not work properly. As a result, when booting for the first time without a network cable, it can take about 10 to 20 seconds until all drivers are loaded (the message reliably indicates when this is the case).

Have fun.

P.S: We have made some internal attempts with Jitsi the last days. Jitsi offers video conferencing and chatting as an encrypted open source application. If you have enough bandwidth, you can set up the server yourself, otherwise there are (here in Switzerland many providers) who provide Jitsi (example: open.meet.switch.ch). With the current release (Ungoogled Chromium) it works perfectly also directly from the USB stick (even older notebooks). If someone has a device that does not work, please let me know, I would at least try to add it.

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#31 2020-04-11 22:31:46

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

After I got problems on another newer computer with realtek driver, I migrated back to kernel 5.4.25, where both realtek nic work with kernel 5.4.25. I submittet a kernel bug:

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207203

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#32 2020-04-13 17:58:23

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The problems with the Realtek drivers were fixed today in kernel 5.4.32, see:

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=207203

Therefore I was able to release the new version with kernel 5.4.32. Many thanks to the kernel developers for the quick fix of the problem.

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#33 2020-04-23 19:21:44

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If using static ip address, then wicd (usefully for dhcp) is not beeing started. Benefit: Switching on/off network cables does not change current ip address (release 825).

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#34 2020-05-07 13:47:52

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

The choice of a good browser is currently not very easy. Unfortunately there were some problems with Ungoogled Chromium (Links, Play videos). With Vivaldi 3.0 I could not observe these problems and therefore Vivaldi 3.0 is now available as a second browser besides Firefox.

Off Topic: I have now been able to publish my film about my Norway bike trip. If you want to see what is possible with AVMultimedia, you can find the film here:

https://azurgo.ch/aktuelle-touren/nordkapp-ohne-pause/

Please note, the film is in Swiss German -- and yes, there is a 4K version (but I currently don't have enough bandwidth for that).

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#35 2020-05-20 12:07:08

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

AVMultimedia is available in the 2020/V version. Beside many small improvements (e.g. direct call of mpv instead of vlc when calling up movies) there are two essential new features:

a) With Darktable you can now edit RAW files with AVMultimedia.

b) Kdenlive has been updated to version 20.04.1. With the OTIO exchange format projects can be exchanged with Final Cut 7 XML, Final Cut Pro X XML and Adobe Premiere.

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#36 2020-08-18 10:45:17

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

Changed to the current values for sources.list in /etc/apt, so that 'apt update' does work again.

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#37 2020-09-13 01:40:16

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

AVMultimedia now offers a local web search with SearX. This allows you to search in about 80 search engines comfortably via a local web application. No data will be stored.

The search with SearX is started either in Vivaldi via the address bar or (with Firefox) by calling 'localhost:8'. The SearX search allows anonymous access to all search engines (including the market leader).

Searches can be restricted with many criteria and the results can be exported easily.

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#38 2020-09-14 00:05:23

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Re: Fastest and newest AVMultimedia ever...

Instead of Vivaldi, Ungoogled Chromium is included.

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#39 2020-09-14 15:49:07

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Ungoogled Chromium now contains the open source ad blocker uBlock Origin.

Unfortunately, adding extensions to Ungoogled Chromium manually is not very easy. If you miss an extension, please feel free to contact us.

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