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tazpkg works fine, upgrades 11 packages fine. Still get tazpkg errors e.g. can't create upgradable-packages.list-processed, still doesn't seem to matter.
After upgrade packages system asking me to choose the sound card on every boot. I am not sure it that happened before upgrading alsa. Still working on solution. Sound does work fine though, just like every distro the ac97 tries to load and fails, but the proper driver does load and works fine.
Still need to test grfxpayload= in grub2. This thinkpad is booting using grub2, but I currently have it configured with the deprecated vga= format as has been required to date. I really hope this feature gets into this version.
Wireless doesn't work. broadcom driver gives unrecognized phy error. Also tried 2 other usb radios, both fail. realtek driver crashes. zd1211rw driver loads but also fails to connect to network. The zw1211rw device is flaky but usually works, the other 2 always work. All 3 work in antiX installed in another partition. Also when wireless is set to yes wired network doesn't work. Interface eth0 becomes listed as a woreless interface and doesn't get configured. Another feature that is really important that slitaz does not have is support for multiple network cards. Even a wired and wireless interface both configured on the same machine causes problems.
tazpkg recharge/upgrade again, 3 more packages. No longer asks to configure sound.
Impressions so far:
Overall seems to feel slightly less responsive than previous cooking but is it just as fast as before. Like the new look, starting to look polished. Tazpanel seems like a good change. No udev errors!!
Wish the password for the tazpanel app would update with the install script at least. support for multiple net interfaces, at least one wired one wireless, but there should be an easy way to have more than one of each. Reconfigure xorg requires network if the gui does not come up. Difficult to configure wireless without gui, so wired network usually required to fix xorg drivers before wireless can be configured, then wired network will no longer work, whether wireless configuration works or not. If wireless fails, must be disabled to reenable wired ethernet.
to be continued...