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  • New Forums!
    Posted by biff baxter May 16

    There is a brand new forum!

     

    The old forums will be here also for a while until we integrate them, but if you are new, head over the new forums to sign up and ask questions. You can still search the old forums also as there is a good bit of information there.

     

    We will be tweaking and adjusting things during the next few days to make sure it all works well.

     

    Yes unfortunately everyone will have to create new forum accounts to post even if you are a member here. Its part of the transition.

  • wattOS R8 Released!
    Posted by biff baxter May 11

    The wattOS team is pleased to announce the release of the new version of wattOS - Release 8 - (also known as R8). After 5 years being an Ubuntu based distro, we have made the change to Debian. Specifically Debian Wheezy as the base, with some backports thrown in (for example a newer Kernel), and in a couple of small places a little Jessie where warranted. But for the most part, its Debian Wheezy as a base to build from.


    Head to the Information page for details, the download links to get your copy, and to the foums to discuss.

  • Come chat on IRC with wattOS!
    Posted by biff baxter July 24, 2013

     

    If you would like to talk live, get help and generally talk to other wattOS folks, then head on over to our IRC chat room that was generously donated by member (and member of the core wattOS team - Gerry Beale) - its super easy using mibbit right from your browser to chat with us. So come on over. Biff will be on at least several times a week as we have new and exciting things we are working on. GO HERE TO CHAT 

What's New

  • BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen.
    BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. Please be careful about announcements about Microwatt
    Microwatt Status
    • June 1
  • david linares
    david linares how come i can't use the old forum?
    • May 31
  • brena jerry
    brena jerry Nice day, someone could help me and tell me how can I change the wallpaper in microwatt R8?. Thanks and regards.
    • May 21
    • brena jerry
      BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. The Setting is include in file ~/.config/openbox/autostart . You change the file following "feh ---bgscale" to the objectintive wallpaper image filename, and you must not exclude "&".
      • May 21
    • brena jerry
      BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. I posted the details about this in new forum: http://planetwatt.com/newforum/index.php?topic=66.0
      • May 26
  • BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen.
    BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. I confirm the member list of the new forum. Some users including ICQ, MSN are doubtful: http://planetwatt.com/newforum/index.php?action=mlist
    • May 19
  • low budget laptops
    low budget laptops has just signed up. Say hello!
  • aj mk
    aj mk biff, I just want to point out a small issue on the front of this page and maybe someone knows about it? 
    I have 2 sound cards, one disable onboard in bios and one soundblaster pci...
    Howerever, I get no sound at all because your distro defaults to the d...  more
    • May 17
    • aj mk
      Rob Emmett Same problem for me. Install pulseaudio and paprefs from synaptic then configure your sound from pulse audio in sound and video.
      • May 18
  • BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen.
    BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen.biff baxter: I have already confirmed some vicious acts in a new forum: 1 spam contribution (confirm a report) / Several account registration of the Web advertising purpose (include character string of the same identification in a Web site name) These details send a message  
    • May 17
    • biff baxter likes this.
    • BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen.
      biff baxter Thank you..I will clean these out today and also add leenie, and gerry as moderators as they are in the old forums. I appreciate all your contributions.
      • May 17
  • aj mk
    aj mk I just want to Thank you biff !!!  I am so glad you made  a good choice dumping ubuntu!  I was using crunchbang and now its gonna be only wattos :) 

    I think I would speak for everyone here how glad we are you made the Debian move! 
    I hope you keep this distro afloat for Years to come. Thank you for your hard work on it and making it available to the public!  

    MANY thankx!!
    • May 17
    • Leenie Gilmore likes this.
    • aj mk
      aj mk P.S sorry about me jumping to the conclusion about the 'hearbleed' my bad :)
      • May 17
    • aj mk
      aj mk also, Thanks for letting people post what they want and not deleting it because you think it might be offending you or the distro.
      I hope you let people speak their mind on the 'New' forums to come as well !
      Cheers~
      • May 17
    • aj mk
      biff baxter No problem at all. We are pretty friendly around here...also the only thing I delete really is spam :)
      • May 17
  • gerry beale
    gerry beale Just out of interest folks.. for those with chromebook and using Crouton .. R8 does contain i2c_dev, i2c_i801, cyapa and chromeos_laptop in modinfo listed under intree - Y  ... oh the possibilities for the chromebook :)
    • May 16
  • biff baxter
    biff baxter New forum coming...there will be a link at the top called "New Forum" - I will keep the old forum up also for a good while...Its sensible since we have moved to Debian also. It will require an account setup to post in it, but it will be open for...  more
    • May 16
    • biff baxter
      BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. biff will receive the account registration application that before does not have now. In wattOS of the success have a feeling!
      • May 16
    • biff baxter
      david linares i'm not to happy with the new forum mate sorry.
      • May 16
    • biff baxter
      BALLOON a.k.a. Fu-sen. The conventional forum is careful about post not being made anymore.
      • May 16
    • biff baxter
      gerry beale nice idea and similar to the old php bulletin style forums. not too keen on them to be honest preferring things like Oxwall instead but willing to give it a try and see how things run
      • May 17