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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr 2016, 18:40    Post subject:  Fatdog Arm for Raspberry Pi2
Subject description: july 18 2016 version
 

Fatdog Arm for Raspberry Pi

April 19 2016 version
EDIT: updated to July 18 2016 version
Samba and OMX player is now included

EDIT: updated to July 25 2016 version
some minor improvements


I've put together an easy to install version of Fatdog Arm Beta 4.
This is targeted to Raspberry pi2 users who want a general purpose
operating system that is reasonably fast.

Installation is easy.

1) Download fatdogarm-07-25-2016.zip

# MD5 sum
896B966090E235E563C69DEB3774E781
File: fatdogarm-07-25-2016.zip
Size: 231.68 MB
Unticking the downloader is recommended to avoid installing
a special downloader.


2) You can install using Windows or a Linux computer
Format your micro SD card as fat32 using a windows or linux formatter.
Open up fatdogarm-07-18-2016.zip. You will see some files and one folder.
Drag the contents to a freshly formatted micro SD card.

3) Take out the card from its adaptor and insert in your raspberry pi2
computer. Plug in the power cable. If you wish, you can plug in your
ethernet cable and a wireless adapter.

4) While booting ---> the OS asks for a save file , just press the <ENTER> key.
The operating system will automatically find the fatdog save file.
Note that user's documents and config files are in that save file.

EDIT: July version skips this step!! It boots directly to desktop


5) You will soon see the desktop with a giant clock on it.

User: root or spot
Password : woofwoof



Support site: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=92548


Set your wlan with the tray app.
Check if your ethernet device has been recognized
Tip: Type 'ifconfig' in terminal to check if a network address has been assigned.
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A wireless adapter requires some work. Here is how I made the connection...

I first checked that the wireless driver had loaded properly...

Code:
dmesg  | more


I checked the boot messages to see if the driver had loaded.
I saw...
Code:
usbcore: registered new interface driver carl9170

carl9170 is the name of my driver, so it has loaded. Good!

Next I connected my adapter to a wifi network
Control panel > network > Network Setup

SSID (the router's network name) and wireless password for my Cisco router is entered here (see image)


Activate wlan0 now with Network Setup
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To check the activation....
Type 'ifconfig' in terminal and wlan0 will have a network address assigned to it now.
It is different than ethernet address.

I could find a windows server with fatdog_connect.sh

Network > Fatdog connect

Fill in the address of server and the Share name.
Click 'Connect'

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr 2016, 18:56    Post subject:  

You can turn your raspberry pi2 computer into a server.

Install http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/fatdog/arm/packages/beta/samba4-4.0.15-armhf-1.tbz
and
http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/fatdog/arm/packages/beta/libtirpc-0.2.4-armhf-1.tbz

Make a folder to be shared ---> /root/shared/

Add a share to the samba config file
Code:
[home]
   path = /root
   read only = no


Make a samba user ---> root
Password --> woofwoof
Code:
smbpasswd -a root



This will give users access to your /root/shared folder
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr 2016, 19:35    Post subject:  

If you want access to another computer's server from a raspberry pi computer using ethernet,
I would suggest 'Fatdog Connect' (I haven't test wireless yet Embarassed )

Your tray icon should say eth0 --> idle

Network > Fatdog Connect

Find the address of your windows server
On the windows machine console
Code:
ipconfig  /all


Fill this address into the fatdog app.
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To find the share name, click the Fatdog connect 'Help' button for some tips.

Tip: In a windows machine right click on the Shared Documents
and choose 'Sharing and Security'

Microsoft describes this HERE

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step

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 01:19    Post subject: Re: Fatdog Arm for Raspberry Pi2
Subject description: April 19 2016 version
 

don570 wrote:

This is targeted to Raspberry pi2 users who want a general purpose
operating system that is reasonably fast.
Thanks, bookmaked for later. I have an rpi2 on order... I was just wondering if there's any subjective speed comparison between FD arm and Rasbian.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 05:29    Post subject:  

The reason I don't use my RasPi v1 [B+]:
The OS I was running didn't have big enough on-screen text when using my 32-inch flat-screen TV as a display.
Unable to clearly read it with my sub-standard eyesight from across the room when using my wireless keyboard and mouse.

How big is the text in this Puppy OS?
Big enough?
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 12:13    Post subject:  

I don't know about text size, but I know this OS can't run on rpi B+, I asked the same question in another thread.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 14:26    Post subject:  

Hello don507

I've just installed your latest fdarm on an 8GB mico SD card. This booted up OK. However, when closing down I had some difficulty in making a save file. Everything worked OK until I got to the screen that allows you to check the choises you have previously made. When I clicked on next I got a notification telling me that the name I had chosen for the save file already existed (which it did as I did not change the suggested name) and suggested I choose a different name. To get round this I had to delete the existing save file then use the same name when the option is given to choose a name. A save file of the size I chose was then made. This seemed more like a normal pup rather than having a pre-existing save file. Was also slightly confused when I seemed to be given the option of choosing from two types of ext4 file systems. I have not have much time to test yet but I did notice some small things like icons missing from some menu items. Can I thank you and others for the work you've done to get a version of puppy working on the RPi2.

Regards,

Ken.

PS Have checked md5 checksum and it is correct. Probably not relevent but desktop background is a seagull and not a clock.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 14:22    Post subject:  

Quote:
The reason I don't use my RasPi v1 [B+]:
The OS I was running didn't have big enough on-screen text when using my 32-inch flat-screen TV as a display.
Unable to clearly read it with my sub-standard eyesight from across the room when using my wireless keyboard and mouse.

How big is the text in this Puppy OS?
Big enough?


If you really need large size text you can make a modification in
the config.txt file

uncomment ---> hdmi_safe=1

and comment the hdmi_group=1 , hdmi_mode=4

This gives a 640 by 480 pixel screen.

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This kernel should support the raspberry pi3 board as well,
but I haven't tested this. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 14:29    Post subject:  

keniv wrote:
However, when closing down I had some difficulty in making a save file


I should have mentioned that there is already a fdsave file. I thought that
users would see that when they dragged the files and one folder over
to the SD card.

If you have dragged them all over then you should see a clock rather
than a seagull.

When you choose 'Reboot' from the menu the saving action is
done automatically. There is no need to worry unless you have
filled up your save file. The amount of space left is shown in lower bar.

Some nasty things can happen if you over fill this file. I recommend
making the save file bigger if you are a serious user.
I've expanded mine to 1.5 gigabytes. Seefurther on for more info about enlarging the save file.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 14:44    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:
This gives a 640 by 480 pixel screen.

a. My desktop PC's monitor is 24-inch, and normally uses 1920x1080 pixel resolution.
The TV on which I want to [buy then] use the new RasPi2 is 32-inch; I've no idea what the resolution would be, but no doubt should be greater than my PC's monitor.

b. Would the 640x480 pixel screen be auto-magnified to fit, and result in larger text?
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 14:49    Post subject:  

Quote:
Would the 640x480 pixel screen be auto-magnified to fit,


Yes, the screen becomes very magnified but very clear to view.
The applications are still usable (barely)
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 15:05    Post subject:  

To compile you will need to enlarge the save file. I recommend 1.5 gigabytes.

Instructions:

1) Download the fd-arm-devx.sfs file from a repository. Here's a fast site...
http://ftp.cc.uoc.gr/mirrors/linux/fatdog/arm/images/beta4/fd-arm-devx.sfs

This contains the software needed for compiling.


2) To enlarge the save file, here are the instructions.

Modify your cmdline.txt file slightly....

Code:
pkeys=en waitdev=3 savefile=ask basesfs=device:mmcblk0p1:/fatdogarm/fd-arm.sfs


to

Code:
pkeys=en waitdev=3 savefile=none basesfs=device:mmcblk0p1:/fatdogarm/fd-arm.sfs



3) Now boot up . There will be seagull on desktop.

Use Control Panel to enlarge your save file to 1.5 gigabytes

Control Panel > System

4) Change back your cmdline.txt file to the original wording
and reboot

5) You will now notice that you have a huge amount of space in
your save file.

6) Click on the devx-*.sfs file, which will mount it.
Open a terminal in the mounted directory (press back-tick character)
and copy the contents to the root filesystem:
Code:

 cp -a -f --remove-destination * /
 sync


It will take a couple of minutes. Now you can compile.
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PostPosted: Thu 21 Apr 2016, 17:19    Post subject:  

To make a connection to a Windows or Linux computer using an ethernet cable is simple using Fatdog_connect

Network > Fatdog Connect

First you must fill in the address of the computer you want to connect to

In windows console type 'ipconfi /all'
In linux computer terminal type 'ifconfig'
Note the difference in spelling!!

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Next you need the share name.
If you have samba installed then click the button 'Share list'
(See image)



In this example two shares are available from the same computer.
Choose the one you want.
Click on 'Connect' and you will be asked a password.
It is the Samba password.

The folder corresponding to the share will show in the file manager.

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2016, 17:51    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:

If you have dragged them all over then you should see a clock rather
than a seagull.


I have repeated the process. I dragged all the files onto the sd card (as I did the last time) but when I boot up the RPi2 I get the seagull background and not the clock. If I reboot or shutdown the Pi I am asked the same sort of questions as in a nolmal pup when setting up a savefile for the first time. When I get to the point where you check your choises and press to go ahead I again get the comment that file fdsave.ext4 already exists and I should choose another name. As fdsave has an ext4 extention I chose an ext4 file system.

Quote:
When you choose 'Reboot' from the menu the saving action is
done automatically.

The saving action does not appear to take place automaticlly. I don't have enough knowledge to know where to go from here. The downloaded .zip showed the correct md5 checksum but I might try another download unless you have any ideas as to where it's going wrong.

Regards,

Ken.
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PostPosted: Fri 22 Apr 2016, 18:45    Post subject:  

I think I have found the problem. I origionally extracted the zip file using a frugal install of Lucid 5287. This is on an ntfs file system. I extracted it onto this system the copied the files over to the sd card. This time I checked the md5 checksum of the zip file again (it was correct) then extracted it directly onto the fat32 formated sd card. I then moved all of the files out of the folder and deleted the folder. This time the RPi2 booted to the clock background and at shutdown the setup changes I made were saved automaticlly. I seem to remember reading that saving files onto an ntfs file system could cause changes such as changing permissions. I don't know If this is true but I do think this could be a problem others might have as I think its quite common to have frugal installs of puppys on ntfs and multi-booting using grub4dos. However it may not be this that caused my initial problem.
Thanks for the help. Now it seems to be working correctly I'll do some testing.

Regards,

Ken.
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