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Minor update for Escuelas Linux 5.1

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This weekend we released a small update to the 5.1 version, named 5.1.1a (for the Escuelas Linux ISO images), and 5.1.1 (for our update from 5.0 to 5.1.1 packages and for the English language pack).


This update is a minor one and you can skip it if you don’t need it.


Try this: drag several times a program window to any place of the desktop, and drop it (for example, drag and drop the Terminology window, or the Kcalc (Calculator) one. Do those movements for around half minute. If nothing strange happens, this minor update is not necessary for you, skip it.


On the other hand, if your computer is one of the few that when moving a window around makes appear a strange effect in which all the desktop objects briefly disappear and then reappear again (the same effect as if you had pressed menu → About Operating System → Reset Moksha), then you should download the 5.1.1 files.


This bug comes fixed on the 5.1.1 Escuelas Linux ISO images and its English language pack. However, if you already downloaded those files in its 5.1 version and do not want to download them again, you can fix the issue yourself, by doing manually these steps:


Open menu → Settings → Settings Panel
Click on “Windows”, then on “Window Display”
Remove the checkmark on the two “Display Information” boxes
Click Ok
If using Escuelas Linux, make permanent this change by following the procedure documented on page 71 of our Install Manual


Take notice that the update from 5.0 to 5.1 packages do not include this fix, because we think you should decide to apply or not on already installed systems, which may already have custom changes on the desktop that you would like to keep. So, if you updated from 5.0 to 5.1, do manually the fix if it is needed.


We thank Jeff Hoogland for finding a fix to this rare situation -hence, difficult to pinpoint-. His fix is valid for Escuelas Linux as well as Bodhi Linux.


As usual, the new Escuelas Linux ISO images, packages and Install Manual are available in https://sourceforge.net/projects/escuelaslinux/files/

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As a heads up I think if we can't pin down the cause of the segfault within the next few days I am going to patch the moksha source to simply disable the popup that is causing this crash until we can figure out why it is happening.

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