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#1 2020-06-08 06:43:57

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[FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

BunsenLabs Lithium is now available as a 64-bit Release Candidate iso file.
If no issues are found in the next week or two this will become the official Lithium release.

lithium-RC3-amd64.hybrid.iso
sha256sum: 9d91835a93bcb88dd493c00af4576de3c50bf6e4b54fc250473da49a25d11d60

Two alternative download urls; archive.org have a torrent link but google.com might be faster for a direct download:
https://archive.org/details/lithium-RC3-amd64.hybrid
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Ei1vM … 7q-nb4kyoq

NOTES:

1) The official BunsenLabs apt repository now hosts a lithium suite, which is configured in /etc/apt, so installs from this iso will be usable as-is after Lithium goes Official.

2) We would much appreciate it if community members could test this out as much as possible during this pre-release period - test all the functionality, look in the corners - and report back on anything which isn't working the way it should be. There's still time to make minor tweaks to the UI, and of course to fix any bugs.

3) In particular, the installer should now inherit support for Secure Boot from the Debian Installer. Hardware which supports/needs SB is sparse among the dev team members, so it would be great if anyone could confirm it's working OK.

4) A 32-bit CD iso will follow soon, but some work will be needed to squeeze it down to ~700MB.

5) This is almost a year behind Debian Buster, when we would have liked to release, but it has a lot of changes under the hood compared with Helium. Full Release Notes will come with the official release.

6) OTOH anyone who has been keeping up with the experimental Lithium packages will already have all this - there's no need to re-install unless you want the Secure Boot facility.

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TODO before Official Release
(adding things that come up so they're not forgotten)

1) Sourcing of ~/.xsessionrc on first boot.
https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 89#p102089

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#2 2020-06-08 07:24:20

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

To add, I don't think anyone on The Team has a high-def setup, so there is no HiDPI theme for lithium yet, but the helium Beam one is included.

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#3 2020-06-08 11:16:00

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Thanks to the Team !

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#4 2020-06-08 16:42:45

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Very cool! Thanks to the team.

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#5 2020-06-08 17:06:51

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Thanks team!


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#6 2020-06-08 17:59:32

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Thank you very much! I love Bunsenlabs! It is the only OS on my Lenovo T420 Core i5 since three years.

I found one little problem: Catfish-Filemanager sometimes works after clicking on it in the menue - and sometimes not.

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#7 2020-06-08 18:52:57

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

I almost gave up on Bunsenlabs. It seems like ages.. Luckely I checked today to see that (at last) a RC has been released based on Debian 10.

I installed it on bare metal, because it seemed to run fine in virtualbox. So far, no big issues.

The system is beautiful. The color palette and the theming are great. !!

So far, my only real issue is with rebinding keys the way I want them. It has become more difficult than it used to be. It took me some time to find out that xbindkeysrc had the keys defined. OK. No big deal.

However, xbindkeys does not restart automatically, nor does killing it activate the new keys. I have to logoff and back on to get the new keys. That's a bit of a pain.
Worse than that is, however, that some keys don't get binded and I don't know on forehand which ones will and which ones won't. In example: I wanted to rebind dmenu to a more common keybinding (mod4+d). This does not work. Why? Mod4+p works. It's trial and error and that's user unfriendly. It might be nice to know which keys can not be used (because they are already used in another file???)

Other than this little annoyance, a big compliment to the team. You have done a fantastic job.

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#8 2020-06-08 19:06:37

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

However, xbindkeys does not restart automatically, nor does killing it activate the new keys. I have to logoff and back on to get the new keys. That's a bit of a pain.

Maybe in Menue Preferences-Keybinds-Restart helps?

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#9 2020-06-08 19:27:20

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Thank you for your great work!

Henry wrote:

I found one little problem: Catfish-Filemanager sometimes works after clicking on it in the menue - and sometimes not.

I experienced this too.

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#10 2020-06-08 20:05:47

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Thanks much for the work and dedication to BunsenLabs...

One question - if I go ahead and install this pre-release iso on one of my dual-boot laptops, will it be upgraded easily to the coming final release version by doing:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

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#11 2020-06-08 20:14:17

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

many thanks all team Bunsenlab for new iso Lithium smile
Best regards from Naples (italY)

gennaro


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#12 2020-06-08 23:11:19

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

On my Pavillion 15Z 16G memory AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx nvme ssd

Bunsenlabs Lithium installed with Secure Boot turned on, no problems

On my hidef monitor (3840x2160) I had to increase all font sizes to 16
jgmenu spacing had to be increased to 32 to handle larger font size
and the width of the menu to 240
height of panel had to be increased to 32 to handle larger font size
width of conky had to be increased to 325 to handle larger font size

Also since my hidef monitor is external to my laptop I had to create
a custom screen layout script default.sh using the ARandR Screen Layout Editor

#!/bin/sh
xrandr --output eDP --off --output HDMI-A-0 --primary --mode 3840x2160 --pos 1920x0 --rotate normal

I put the call to execute the script at the top of the Bunsen autostart file
right before ## WINDOW MANAGER
Putting it later in the autostart file caused screen elements to not be
positioned correctly.

I turned of Secure Boot and installed Virtualbox 6.1 without probems

The Bean-HiDPI theme really wasn't as good as the default Lithium theme, the windows in the default theme were easier to resize.

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#13 2020-06-09 00:33:34

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Henry wrote:

Thank you very much! I love Bunsenlabs! It is the only OS on my Lenovo T420 Core i5 since three years.

I found one little problem: Catfish-Filemanager sometimes works after clicking on it in the menue - and sometimes not.

This is probably the known bug in Catfish 1.4.7-1, which is fixed in subsequent releases. Personally I use updatedb and locate in a terminal, which Catfish provides a gui for.


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#14 2020-06-09 01:33:24

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

MsMattie wrote:

Thanks much for the work and dedication to BunsenLabs...

One question - if I go ahead and install this pre-release iso on one of my dual-boot laptops, will it be upgraded easily to the coming final release version by doing:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Yes but you will have to first change the repo(s) most likely once the final release is out as the current Lithium repo is an experimental one. I am sure there will be instructions to do that.

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#15 2020-06-09 01:35:54

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

damo wrote:
Henry wrote:

Thank you very much! I love Bunsenlabs! It is the only OS on my Lenovo T420 Core i5 since three years.

I found one little problem: Catfish-Filemanager sometimes works after clicking on it in the menue - and sometimes not.

This is probably the known bug in Catfish 1.4.7-1, which is fixed in subsequent releases. Personally I use updatedb and locate in a terminal, which Catfish provides a gui for.

Not sure if Catfish 1.4.13 which is in Sid is backportable to Buster but worth a try...and not sure if even that version fixes that bug.

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#16 2020-06-09 02:53:27

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

DeepDayze wrote:
MsMattie wrote:

Thanks much for the work and dedication to BunsenLabs...

One question - if I go ahead and install this pre-release iso on one of my dual-boot laptops, will it be upgraded easily to the coming final release version by doing:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Yes but you will have to first change the repo(s) most likely once the final release is out as the current Lithium repo is an experimental one. I am sure there will be instructions to do that.

In fact the official BL repos are already up and running, and the RC iso is configured to use them, so transition to the official BL should be painless.

The experimental repo will stay up for a while, but eventually users will be encouraged to switch.

If no issues whatsoever are found with the RC ( ?? ), then it will just become the official release. smile


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#17 2020-06-09 02:56:38

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Thanks for the detailed feedback - it really helps!

dmontaine wrote:

On my Pavillion 15Z 16G memory AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx nvme ssd

Bunsenlabs Lithium installed with Secure Boot turned on, no problems

On my hidef monitor (3840x2160) I had to increase all font sizes to 16
jgmenu spacing had to be increased to 32 to handle larger font size
and the width of the menu to 240
height of panel had to be increased to 32 to handle larger font size
width of conky had to be increased to 325 to handle larger font size

Also since my hidef monitor is external to my laptop I had to create
a custom screen layout script default.sh using the ARandR Screen Layout Editor

#!/bin/sh
xrandr --output eDP --off --output HDMI-A-0 --primary --mode 3840x2160 --pos 1920x0 --rotate normal

I put the call to execute the script at the top of the Bunsen autostart file
right before ## WINDOW MANAGER
Putting it later in the autostart file caused screen elements to not be
positioned correctly.

I turned of Secure Boot and installed Virtualbox 6.1 without probems

The Bean-HiDPI theme really wasn't as good as the default Lithium theme, the windows in the default theme were easier to resize.

As @hhh pointed out, there's no hidpi Lithium theme at the moment, but your figures will help us.


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#18 2020-06-09 07:09:23

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Many thanks to all again, a rock solid release, no issues so far with this lithium release.cheers

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#19 2020-06-09 07:53:57

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Henry wrote:

However, xbindkeys does not restart automatically, nor does killing it activate the new keys. I have to logoff and back on to get the new keys. That's a bit of a pain.

Maybe in Menue Preferences-Keybinds-Restart helps?

Nice tip. I didn't check the preferences yet. I'm more of a cli guy.

It leaves the question though of the bindable and non-bindable keys. This is very confusing. Why can't I bind Mod4+d while Mod4+p can be bounded.

I like hotkeys. I like doing things through the keyboard.

If only there was a list of bindable keys.
I love the way awesome does this. Mod4+s gives you all you need to know. I feel the old ay openbox did it was easier.

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#20 2020-06-09 08:12:52

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

wammes wrote:

Why can't I bind Mod4+d while Mod4+p can be bounded.
...
I feel the old ay openbox did it was easier.

Mod4+d is already in use by openbox as it has been since the days of Crunchbang! You can free it up by editing ~/.config/openbox/bl-rc.xml

    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>

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#21 2020-06-09 08:54:36

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

johnraff wrote:
wammes wrote:

Why can't I bind Mod4+d while Mod4+p can be bounded.
...
I feel the old ay openbox did it was easier.

Mod4+d is already in use by openbox as it has been since the days of Crunchbang! You can free it up by editing ~/.config/openbox/bl-rc.xml

    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>

Thanks for pointing it out. I had already found out myself smile I just changed it to "A-d"

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#22 2020-06-09 10:08:12

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

Things are working great. I really love the lithium theme, EXCEPT for the black borders. They waste too much screen estate. Does anybody know how/where I can change these black borders to something smaller in size? 1 to 2 pixels?

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#23 2020-06-09 13:59:48

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

wammes wrote:
johnraff wrote:
wammes wrote:

Why can't I bind Mod4+d while Mod4+p can be bounded.
...
I feel the old ay openbox did it was easier.

Mod4+d is already in use by openbox as it has been since the days of Crunchbang! You can free it up by editing ~/.config/openbox/bl-rc.xml

    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
    </keybind>

Thanks for pointing it out. I had already found out myself smile I just changed it to "A-d"

It's confusing that keybinds got split between two files, but the xbindkeys settings - for launching applications, like Win+T for a terminal - are usable with any window manager, while bl-rc.xml is intended to be just for openbox-specific bindings - like moving or resizing windows. This way it's possible to switch to a different window manager while keeping your familiar keybinds to a large extent.


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#24 2020-06-09 14:59:28

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

wammes wrote:

Things are working great. I really love the lithium theme, EXCEPT for the black borders. They waste too much screen estate. Does anybody know how/where I can change these black borders to something smaller in size? 1 to 2 pixels?

Choose a different OB theme, or...
Edit the theme settings. Copy /usr/share/themes/<themename> to .themes, and change the relevant global width value in openbox-3/themerc.

Lots of guidance in Menu > Help & Resources > Openbox


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#25 2020-06-09 17:58:06

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Re: [FINISHED] BunsenLabs Lithium Release Candidate iso available

will i be able to upgrade my helium release to lithium, or will it require a fresh new install?  to those that have used both, is there any real reason for the upgrade?

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