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Old 08-25-2011, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Icaros 1.3.1 has been released

The first update to Icaros Desktop 1.3 is now available for download. This new version of the popular AROS distribution fixes many bugs, enhances integration of Amiga 68K workbench applications and adds the ability to run Janus-UAE in the background at boot time. Some applications have been recompiled and newer system files are compatible with latest 3D games ports from Deadwood. Radeon card users can also test Bearsoft's enhanced ATI drivers (still work in progress). A more complete list of changes includes:

- fixed integration of Amiga Forever in coherency mode
- fixed many issues with Janus-UAE GUI
- fixed support for coherency mode at highest resolutions
- enhanced stability of Janus UAE
- enhanced stability of whole AROS system
- AROS system files from August 3, 2011
- Included Bearsoft's ATI drivers in Storage drawer
- Included alternative arosc.library in Storage
- compatible with recent Deadwood's games ports
- updated drivers and libraries
- updated fpc to version 2.5.1
- updated xRick
- updated Atheros 5xxx wireless driver
- updated Intel GMA driver with support for more GPUs
- recompiled many games and emulators with latest SDL
- updated applications to latest versions

More informations and screenshots at www.icarosdesktop.org
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Icaros 1.3.1 has been released

Nice work. Seems faster. Very stable. I did get it to crash when using the "avail" command in a shell. But that problem has been around since the last version (1.3). Also, saw it in the Broadway distribution as well. The last time it worked properly was in 1.26/1.27. Thanks for all the hard work.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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Default Re: Icaros 1.3.1 has been released

Congratulations guys.. Looks like the AROS project finally has some legs under it!
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:24 AM   #4
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Default Re: Icaros 1.3.1 has been released

Just installed it under Virtualbox 4.0.12 on Win7 and it works well. The avail command mentioned above works fine for me. The boot shell window doesnt shut though, I didnt see that on an earlier version I was playing with? Clicktofront should really be on startup as so handy but I think I remember how to do that myself from distant memory. Only other odd thing in Vbox is you cant shut it down, Aros just says "The selected action is not supported by your system". I havent tried it natively installed on a real PC yet so not sure if thats always the case

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Old 08-26-2011, 04:34 AM   #5
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Great !! Will try as soon as possible ! Keep up the good work !

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Old 08-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #6
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This release is a step backwards for me. The Nouveau driver no longer works with my GTX295 nor on my Dell Laptop which uses an Nvidia Quadro 135M. It worked on both previously. Was also frustrated because I couldn't get AROS to boot from my USB stick in spite of the instructions. The install script would run just fine on DU0: but GRUB would fail when I attempted to boot from the newly created system drive.
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Only other odd thing in Vbox is you cant shut it down, Aros just says "The selected action is not supported by your system". I havent tried it natively installed on a real PC yet so not sure if thats always the case
It's an Amiga: power it down and don't worry! Just wait disk operations have finished.
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Old 08-27-2011, 02:57 PM   #8
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This release is a step backwards for me. The Nouveau driver no longer works with my GTX295 nor on my Dell Laptop which uses an Nvidia Quadro 135M. It worked on both previously. Was also frustrated because I couldn't get AROS to boot from my USB stick in spite of the instructions. The install script would run just fine on DU0: but GRUB would fail when I attempted to boot from the newly created system drive.
Try using the old driver on the current release. It should work.

For the USB issue, I have no problem at all with USB drives. Have your tried just re-installing the bootloader ONLY? Sometimes it happened, also with IDE drives, that another installation over a existing one made the system unable to boot. Just reinstall the bootloader only with Installaros, and it will be fine again.
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