Siduction 2012.2.0, a Linux distribution that ships with four desktop environments, KDE SC, XFCE LXDE, and Razor-Qt, for both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures, was announced.
Siduction 12.2.0 has been dubbed Riders on the Storm and is based on Debian's unstable branch. The developer’s goal is to try and release snapshots quarterly.
As we stated in previous articles, Siduction 12.2.0 now comes with four desktop environments, KDE SC, XFCE, LXDE and the newly added Razor-Qt.
The distribution's images are a snapshot of the Debian unstable version, 2012-12-09. They feature some useful packages and scripts, a unique installer, and a custom patched version of the Linux kernel 3.6-9, accompanied by XServer 1.12.4-4.
Highlights of Siduction 2012.2:
• Romanian language-support and translation have been added in the appropriate places like grub/gfxboot, installer and language switcher;
• A Chromium lock has been removed after install;
• Some regressions introduced with fixes from the RC1 release have been repaired.
The developers also provide some hardware advice. If you have an ATI Radeon graphics accelerator, you must use the failsafe option when booting the Live-ISO. This option will add the cheatcodes radeon.modeset=0 xmodule=vesa to the Kernel bootline, so that you can boot to X.
You will also have to install the firmware-linux-nonfree package. You will have to open /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list with a text editor, as root, and append contrib non-free to the end of the first line. Save the edit and enter the following command in a terminal:
apt-get update && apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree
The system mustn't be rebooted before installing the package or the changes you've made will be lost. If the system has wireless network, it will probably not work out of the box with free drivers, so it would be best to start with the wired network connected.
Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and updates.
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