Man I am one happy camper. Downloading, seeding.
Well my initial excitement has been knocked down a notch.
It seems I missed the fine (and bold) print.
- Packages not currently available: DigiKam
Packages currently unavailable:
DigiKam – Photo Manager
Oh well, this one is a show stopper for now at least. Hope it's around for the final release. Nonetheless I am still seeding.
All in all the PCLinuxOS 64 RC1 install on a Sony Vaio VGN-SR36GN went as expected, no problems. I did encounter a couple of cosmetic issues. That message dialog window that informs users to update using Synaptic stretches well below the bottom edge of the screen, the OK button is not visible. Need to use "Move" to get to it. Lots on empty space between the end of the text and the OK button
This also happens with the LibreOffice Manager message dialog window that informs you "The current version of LibreOffice is already installed for this locale" The No and Yes buttons are below the bottom edge of the screen and not visible. This one is a bit more serious as clicking the window close button is the same as clicking No, thus LibreOffice is reinstalled. No way to click Yes unless you Move the window. (Note: The end message dialog window after LibreOffice is "reinstalled" is also long vertically. As with above lots of empty space between end of text and button(s).
The only other problem was Bluetooth. The laptop device is detected (lsusb, hciconfig, lsmod) just not working. The is no bluetooth init.d script or udev rule in /lib/udev/rules.d/. I decided to take the udev route and added this to
/etc/udev/rules.d/97-bluetooth.rules. which solves the problem.
# Run helper every time a Bluetooth device appears
# On remove actions, bluetoothd should go away by itself
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="bluetooth", RUN+="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd --udev"
ACTION=="change", SUBSYSTEM=="bluetooth", RUN+="/usr/sbin/bluetoothd --udev"