Red Ribbon GNU/Linux
15Mar/14Off

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux LXDE 14.03

Red Ribbon LXDE 14.03 is based on Debian Jessie and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.12.6 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 27 release.
  • Blueman is now the bluetooth manager.
  • Added the SMTube application to play videos from Youtube.

I believe that Red Ribbon GNU/Linux is already a mature distribution and I've decided that the version will be based on the publication date, using the year followed by the month, like other distributions.

Also, I'm working in others Red Ribbon flavors based on others desktops, so I've included the desktop name on the release name.

11Jan/1343

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 7

Red Ribbon Release Candidate 7 is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.7.1 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 17 release.
  • Asbestos and OtherOS now will use the same kernel.
  • Kboot now will set the latest kernel as the default boot option.
  • Added a new tool to configure the timeout on Petitboot.
  • Added support for Playstation Eyetoy.
  • Added GUVCview as the tool for capturing video from the webcam.
  • Gnome-Player is now the media player.
  • Added a new tool to configure the PS3's video mode.
  • Added support for NTFS.
  • PulseAudio is now the sound server.
  • Added a new volume control tool.
  • Added a new keyboard configuration tool that supports multiple layouts.
  • Added a keyboard layout switcher.

All the new features are available for the RC6 by installing the latests online updates.

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9Sep/1226

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 6

Red Ribbon Release Candidate 6 is based on Debian Wheezy and It includes the following changes:

  • Kernel 3.5.2 with the Graf_chokolo's, Marcan's and Gitbrew's patches.
  • New version of the installer with some features added and some bugs fixed.
  • The installer now supports the portuguese language.
  • Added a notification alert when the disk space is lower than 100 MB.
  • Kboot-setup now supports a config file.
  • New version of the Red Ribbon theme.
  • Added Gnome Users-admin as the user administration tool.
  • Iceweasel (Firefox) updated to the 14 release.
  • Added Gnome Time-admin as the date and time administration tool.
  • Added the kernel headers and the build tools.
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1Sep/1110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 5

The Release Candidate 5 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the restart and shutdown problems.
  • Fixed the repositories list needed for distribution.
  • The online updates are available from the official distribution repositories.
  • Fixed the hostname problem.
  • Added GFTP as the FTP manager.
  • Added a keyboard configurator.
  • Fixed some problems with wireless connections on fat models.
  • Network-Manager-Gnome is now the default network manager.
  • Gnome-Bluetooth is now the default bluetooth manager.

Online Update

You can upgrade the Red Ribbon installation from the online official repository, you don't need to reinstall the distribution from CD.

This update has been designed only for the RC 4 or lower with all previous updates.

You need to connect the PS3 to the internet, open a lxterminal and download the file:

wget http://downloads.redribbongnulinux.comxa.com/online-update-2011-09-01.sh

Then, you can execute it:

sudo sh online-update-2011-09-01.sh

And wait until finished.

If while executing it asks:

You are running a kernel (version 2.6.38-powerpc64) and attempting to remove the same version. This is a potentially disastrous action. Not only will /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-powerpc64 be removed, making it impossible to boot it, (you will have to take action to change your boot loader to boot a new kernel), it will also remove all modules under the directory /lib/modules/2.6.38-powerpc64. Just having a copy of the kernel image is not enough, you will have to replace the modules too.

I repeat, this is very dangerous. If at all in doubt, answer Yes. If you know exactly what you are doing, and are prepared to hose your system, then answer No.

Do you want to abort removal now?

You must answer NO.

29Jun/110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 4

The Release Candidate 4 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the problem that occurs when the Installer copies the files to the storage device.
  • Fixed issue with bluetooth connectivity.
  • Lshw as the hardware viewer.
  • GParted as the partition manager.
  • Added the french dictionary to the Installer. Thanks samprod67 for your translation. 🙂
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22Jun/110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 3

The Release Candidate 3 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • English is now the default language on the LiveCD mode.
  • The installer now allows to select the language to be used in the system once it is installed on a storage device.
  • Added the english and spanish dictionaries to the installer.
  • Added a network manager pre-configured to support wireless networks.
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15Jun/110

Red Ribbon GNU/Linux RC 2

The Release Candidate 2 has been published and It contains the following changes:

  • Fixed the automatic detection of the reserved spaces in the internal hard disk.
  • Added a check for mounted storage devices.
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