August 2013 TalkingArch Snapshot Now Available

TalkingArch.2013.08.05 is now here. As usual, links are available on the
TalkingArch download page.
I now provide a .torrent file, and I highly recommend downloading via BitTorrent. If you can, please seed. It is a trackerless torrent, so it may take a while for the download to start.

This edition of TalkingArch is more-or-less in sync with the 2013.08.01 Arch Linux image.
However, I am currently including kernel version 3.9.9 with TalkingArch. I’ve read various reports of issues with Logitech wireless input devices under the 3.10.x kernels. I use a Logitech wireless keyboard, so I’m including a kernel that is known to work with it.

The biggest user-visible change in this snapshot is the sound card chooser script. If you have multiple sound cards, the script uses pre-recorded audio to prompt you to choose one. This fixes an issue where HDMI audio was (incorrectly) being chosen by ALSA as the default audio device. I have this sneaky little suspicion that the script will fail for somebody. If it does, email chris at the-brannons dot com, and I’ll do my best to fix it. Yes, the recorded voice is mine, and I yammered entirely too much.

Official Arch Linux images are being produced far more frequently these days. I’ve done a lousy job of keeping TalkingArch up-to-date. I apologize, and I’ll try to do a better job in the future.