Issues regarding grml GLT06 edition

Differences to grml 0.7

  • updated packages to Debian unstable pool by 15th of May
  • 7.0
  • added support for vodafone UMTS cards (A1/T-Mobile), see 'grml-tips umts'
  • added support for Targus Presenter
  • added grml-resolution: change X resolution via a simple menu frontend
  • new default font (Lat15-Terminus16) on plain console
  • added scripts blacklist + unblacklist: [un]blacklist a specific kernelmodule during runtime via /etc/modprobe.d/grml
  • reworked grml-network
  • grml-postfix: reworked, now executing 'dpkg-reconfigure postfix'
  • grml-autoconfig interface: read in already set values so the current configuration is visible to the user
  • grml-x completion: check for present window-managers and don't use a static list
  • added /etc/rc{0..6}.d/ /etc/rcS.d directories with important_notice to inform users about file-rc.
  • added support for latin2 fonts on plain console
  • reworked XF86Audio* scripts
  • support multiline settings in /cdrom/bootparams/*.
  • grml-tpm: set up a system for use with TPM technology via tpm-emulator
  • grml2hd: added support for setting hostname through script 'grml-hostname'
  • setup of files in /boot/grub/ to be able to install grub; provide sample menu.lst for use with grml2hd - see 'grml-tips grub'
  • new packages (excluding lib* and xserver-stuff):
aircrack-ng btscanner cdck cedet-common classpath classpath-common cpuid
debian-goodies fvwm fvwm-crystal gconf2-common grep-dctrl habak jamvm jikes
lspowertweak mktemp mysql-client-5.0 ndiswrapper-common ndiswrapper-utils-1.7
ndiswrapper-utils-1.8 openafs-modules-2.6.16-grml pktstat powertweak-gtk
powertweakd pymacs python-minimal python-mode remind tpm-emulator-modules-2.6.16-grml
tpm-tools trayer trousers tzdata unionfs-tools wpagui wyrd
  • removed packages (excluding lib*):
aide antlr apachetoolbox ccdv cpudyn debfoster eagle-usb-data eagle-usb-modules-2.6.16-grml
eagle-usb-utils ecj-bootstrap edictionary fastjar fcheck ftester gcj-4.0-base giftrans
gij-4.0 gjdoc hgrep httpf ices2 isdnutils-xtools kaffe kaffe-common kaffe-pthreads
lbxproxy m-tx mg musixtex mwcollect mysql-client-4.1 ooo2dbk proftpd-common proxymngr
qtparted shunit tiger vncserver xfree86-driver-synaptics xfwp xmon xprint xprint-common


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  • Due to problems with losetup on unionfs it is not possible to create a loop device with files on the live-cd _EXCEPT_ if the file is in /home/grml, /tmp or /ramdisk. You'll notice an error like 'ioctl: LOOP_SET_FD: Invalid argument' [mika]
    • Notice: this is not a grml specific problem. See INSTALL file in unionfs sources: “If you want to use losetup, then you need to define -DSUPPORT_BROKEN_LOSETUP. You will be able to use it read-only, but when you try to use it read-write, you will get an Oops. This should eventually be fixed when we have our own address-space operations (so that we can support sendfile).” [mika]

isolinux fails with 'Could not find kernel image: grml'

some PCMCIA WLAN cards don't work out of the box

  • Deprecated pcmcia-cs was removed with grml 0.6. Now pcmcia­utils is state-of-the-art. Some kernel drivers (like for example PCMCIA WLAN cards) are not autoloaded by default now. They should work anyway by loading the module manually. Run for example 'hwinfo –netcard' to figure out which network module has to be loaded. (Some more information regarding the device is available via 'udevinfo -a -p /sys/class/net/eth0/'). [mika]
grml_glt06.txt · Last modified: 2011/10/13 23:55 (external edit)
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