The SolusOS team is pleased to announce the release of SolusOS 1.2. This is a maintanence release for the Eveline 1.x series. You can now download for 32-bit PAE or non-PAE, or 64-bit computers. This legacy release brings support for users of older chipsets or problematic hardware (such as nForce, Broadcom, etc.)

Brief overview of software versions

  • Firefox 15.0
  • Thunderbird 15.0
  • LibreOffice 3.6.0
  • Linux Kernel 3.0.0-ck1-solusos (with BFS/preempt/no dyn ticks/1000Hz)
  • iptables 1.4.8
  • ufw 0.31.1
  • hplip 3.12
  • VLC 2.0.1
  • Pidgin 2.10
  • GNOME 2.30

Many new applications are available in the software repository.

Please use the SolusOS Forums for support and feedback

About this release

Certain issues were encountered with the 3.3.6 kernel for some hardware, i.e. users of nForce hardware, the onboard nvidia graphics (MCP61 booting to black screen), forcedeth (nforce) users, certain 10MBit LAN chips, and various bluetooth and broadcom chips.

This legacy spin intends to address those issues for a select set of users by providing an older kernel that hasn’t got these regressions.

PAE vs Non-PAE

32-bit Operating Systems can only see and use up to roughly 3.2GB of RAM. If you have more, but don’t want to use 64-bit, please ensure your CPU supports PAE. If it does, use the PAE SolusOS ISO to utilise all of your RAM. If you have no need then just use the non-pae kernel. Even if your CPU supports it, if you haven’t got enough memory to warrant using PAE don’t use it. It carries a slight overhead and will use a bit more memory than the non-pae build. By this nature the 64-bit system is heavier still (trade-off for having more memory is you use slightly more to address all of it)

Plymouth Issues

Some users may experience issues with an incorrect resolution for Plymouth. This was done to ensure best proprietary driver incompatibility (as the console drivers were being affected) If you have issues with this please check the forums over the coming days as a guide will be prepared

Last but not least
Thank you to everyone involved in SolusOS. Without your help none of this would be possible. We
hope you enjoy this release as much as we have enjoyed creating it

32-bit Non-PAE MD5:


32-bit MD5:


64-bit MD5:


  • Legacy Release
  • Firefox 15
  • Thunderbird 15
  • All Eveline 1.2 Improvements
  • 64-bit Edition: 64-bit capable processor
  • 32-bit Edition: x86 Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3GB free disk space
  • Display capable of 1024×768 resolution
  • A DVD-R/RW or USB thumb drive

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  1. thanks mate :)

  2. As “user interface” using Gnome 2.x (which is designed for desktop/laptop) instead of Gnome 3.x (which is actually designed for tablets (touchmatic screens) (I mean Gnome 3.x is not for desktop/laptop pcs) is very good.

    Gnome 2.x with one bar only is better for Gnome 2.x with two bars (one at top and other at the bottum) since we win more area on screen.

    I advise strongly to try Cinnamon desktop environment also. At moment it is the best existinng DE-UI layout for userfriendliness and rationality.

    • In fairness I believe GNOME 2 has been around longer than Cinnamon so by that nature is already the “best existing DE-UI layout” :)

  3. LordMMX

    why my comments keeps being deleted? i have i done something wrong???

    • Nothing has been deleted the blog has remained unmoderated for some time. I apologise.

  4. Brendon Green

    I know it’s a big ask, but what would it take to get SolusOS installed and running on, let’s say, a PIII with 128MB-256MB RAM? Would it be better to use Squeeze with, say, LXDE or XFCE, and pull Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice from the Eveline repository?

    • Probably would be your best bet tbh. Although there is question of whether an XFCE edition is required… *innocent cough*

  5. peter e


    4 failed attempts at a download… any possibility of setting up a torrent?

  6. Hi.
    Great work!

    I like MintMenu very much. ¿Is possible to include it on Solus OS optionally?

    Thanks. :-)

  7. Does not work wirelessly and installer to complained

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