First Wolvix Release

Here is my first release of wolvix livecd based on archlinux. I added a lot of packages that was not in wolvix cause of size. I was still able to keep the iso at 646mb.

The packages are:

* blender

* devede ( for making dvds from video files)

* virtualbox-ose

* Midori

* and many more i can’t remember.

I also have the wolvix cub edition which uses fluxbox for window manager. It meant for slower systems that may not handler xfce as will.

The wolvix-control-panel is in the iso too but its not very will tested. It can create and delete users, removed packages, and remove modules from live system. Everything else in the control panel is more likely not work at all.

I added a script so people can have a live install option. This is help with installing wolvix as what is know as a poor man install. You will have to format the drive your self with gparted. Also this meant for hard drives or usb sticks that have no other boot system on it since its going to be using grub2. It maybe best to test this in virutalbox first to see how it works. (ex. ‘sudo /dev/sda1’ or ‘sudo /dev/sda1 /path/to/iso-image.iso ‘ with quotes) NOTE: the 2nd one will help you boot from directly from iso image on hard drive or usb stick. Use the script at your own risk.

Everything is up2date as of 3:00 PM EST on 20100606.

arch passsword is arch

root password is ArchLinux

Here is the iso, md5, and package list.

PS This is just a example of what wolvix could become with archlinux  and my build scripts. I’m not taking over Wolven project or anything like that. This is just a show and tell of what is possible.

NOTE: This is not a official Wolvix release. There is no support from the Wolvix team. I just want to get the straight out.


~ by godane on June 6, 2010.

11 Responses to “First Wolvix Release”

  1. A solution to they keyboard-mapping-problem

    For my german keyboard settings I have put into /wolvix/rootcopy/

    1. /wolvix/rootcopy/etc/rc.d/rc.keymap
    (must be made executable)







    If you want to add a custom model/layout/variant to X, you will need to COPY
    this file to /etc/hal/fdi/policy/ and edit that copy. After editing it to
    suit, you will need to leave X, restart the HAL daemon, and start X again.

    Here's an example of the four lines from above:

    Many desktop environments, including KDE and Xfce, have their own methods to
    configure keyboard layouts and such if you’d like to use them.

    If you prefer to use the “old” way of configuring keyboards (without HAL’s
    input device hotplugging), then you’ll need to add the following lines to
    the ServerFlags section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
    Option “AllowEmptyInput” “false”
    Option “AutoAddDevices” “false”
    Option “AutoEnableDevices” “false”
    You can now edit the Keyboard section of xorg.conf as usual.

  2. Sorry, the file-contents of rc.keymap and 10-keymap.fdi are crippled.

    Can I upload somewhere?

  3. German keyboard settings.

    Let’s start again.

    1. keyboard setting for the console
    cp /etc/rc.d/rc.keymap /mnt/live/mnt/sd[xy]/wolvix/rootcopy/etc/rc.d/rc.keymap
    replace in the copy the line:

    /usr/bin/loadkeys us


    /usr/bin/loadkeys de

    2. keyboard-setting in Xorg:
    cp /usr/share/hal/policy/10osvendor/10-keymap.fdi /mnt/live/mnt/sd[xy]/wolvix/rootcopy/etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-keymap.fdi
    replace in the copy:




  4. (Followup) Of the two lines under 2. – because of restrictions of admissable text – only us and de remained. I write the lines without XML tags and then explain what to replace.


    begin-tagmerge key=”input.xkb.layout” type=”string”endtagusbegintag/mergeendtag


    begin-tagmerge key=”input.xkb.layout” type=”string”endtagdebegintag/mergeendtag

    what to replace:

    the partial-strings “begintag” by

    note the space between “input.xkb.layout” and type=…

  5. Crippled again. I give up. The opening and closing tags (less-than, greater than) are simply suppressed (and follow-up-text)

  6. Everything good with the download server, the provider, traffic cap, etc? Have been trying to d/l this repeatedly but it trickles in so slowly I never get there. Haven’t had this problem in the past, tho’ the network at my end is notably erratic.

  7. umm … where do it get the cub?

    • @bluejeans
      The cub is on the current iso. You just have to use the Start Wolvix Cub menu option to get it.

      I get about 150+ kbytes down so there is no network problem on my end. You could use uget download manager in my archiso-live repo. It may give the speed a boost.

  8. Thanks for confirming your end is OK for download speed. Just wanted to verify nothing was up there. It’s usually at this end such problems occur I am afraid. Hours at speeds under 20KB/sec are not unusual 😦 Your site used to be one of the better ones for d/l speed usually but it seems the local network gods must have decided I was having too much fun. Haven’t heard of uget, will take a look.

  9. Finally managed to get a download. Booted and ran for about two days now on ThinkPad Z60m with Intel 915. Didn’t encounter any problems to date. Seemed uncanny looking so much like Wolvix although different under the hood.

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