Parrot 4.8 Beta test

p.s. we are almost ready to release, so a beta5 or rc1 image will come soon this week

1 Like

+1 :point_up_2:

Pretty sure if you were to make a poll here, Google Docs would get less than 15% of share (if even it manages to get that much).

Most people on Linux rely on either Libreoffice Or Apache’s OpenOffice. Why? you may ask @Tasanox. Well, I’m not so sure.

Maybe because users can actually see (if not control) what goes
behind the curtains? Maybe because they’re opensource & have awesome communities to rescue you if you run into some problems? Maybe since its audited & hence less vulnerabilities? Maybe because, for once you can see & control what data is sent for “program improvement” in the name of “telemetry data”

Not So Sure Why

P.S Nothing wrong with using services from google or microsoft or yahoo or…you know the drill. Just that, everyone got their individual choices and opinions (sometimes, unpopular ones, like this response itself ¯_(ツ)_/¯ )

1 Like



I never use google docs or anything google if I can help it at all, and would not use office online either. My vote is keeping LibreOffice.


Majority of us do : )


FYI - I decided to give the latest beta 5 a go, first burned a thumb drive using Etcher, booted into a live boot to test drive it. All was going well so I tried the installer from inside the live boot. After going through all the motions, it failed to install GRUB…so I aborted that install.

I rebooted to the thumb drive and choose the GTK install from the menu, install went smooth and completed as it should. I am now running from the installed OS on my laptop…so far so good.

Hi Parrot Linux team,

First of all, thanks a lot for your hard work for creating and delivering such a great OS :slight_smile:

The thing I have been wondering about for a while is that would that be possible for you the developer team to have the 2nd monitor feature enabled on Parrot? especially for computers with dual graphic cards like Intel and NVIDIA together.

so you confirm that the grub intallation does not work properly when the installer is launched from the live system

hello. dual monitor is supported and i use up to 3 monitors almost every day at work.

using a combination of monitors appended to different video devices is something i’ve never personally tried, and i believe it is something completely outside the reach of the parrot team.

parrot is just a debian derivative, and we do little modifications on top of it to make it work the way we want, but patching a graphics server and all the tools that work with it to adopt such a huge change is something that major distributions should work on, and not their domain-specific derivatives.


that is correct. It fails when install is run from live system.
It does install from the GTK Install in the boot menu

even intel only graphic card supports as many monitor as it has hardware port.

It’s an issue I had when I installed 4.7

I do not store ANY of my DOCS online with those Coporate Theives - OFF-LINE ONLY.

Local LibreOffice EVERY TIME.

If you want to give it all away great - I for one will never do that.


Hello, this is what I managed to find out:
1.In the first paragraph, my mistake was, everything works. According to the old scheme.
2.It is necessary to interchange the @ dog and the ‘quotation marks’ the meaning of the keys,confused.
3.The Shut Down value does not work from the start menu, I do not turn off, I return to the login menu.

Running just fine on my laptop -

Type: Laptop System: Acer product: Aspire ES1-731 v: V1.16
Mobo: Acer model: Tashigi_BA v: V1.16 serial:
UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: 1.16 date: 11/13/2015
ID-1: BAT1 charge: 25.6 Wh condition: 25.6/38.5 Wh (67%)
Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Pentium N3700 bits: 64 type: MCP
L2 cache: 1024 KiB
Speed: 480 MHz min/max: 480/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 480 2: 480
3: 480 4: 480
Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx
Integrated Graphics
driver: i915 v: kernel
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.7 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa
resolution: 1600x900~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell)
v: 4.6 Mesa 19.3.3
Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series
High Definition Audio
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-3parrot1-amd64
Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath9k
IF: wlan0 state: up mac:
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac:



1 Like

@tissy 404 Not Found

because it is 4.8 beta 8:

1 Like

A post was split to a new topic: Issues with Soundcard and Bluetooth