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The Debian-Stretch-Live Starter Kit: an un-Puppy
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jun 2018, 06:33    Post subject:
Subject description: PeasyWiFi
 

anikin wrote:
will it work with dash?

I have a no-bash version. But PWF has a learning curve. It would be preferable to test the standard version first in one of the current Dogs.

Its startup mechanisms may not work the same in pure Debian.
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:24    Post subject:  

Here is PeasyPrint ported from Puppy. The instructions are here.

Update: V3.0 also accepts other graphics formats, like GIF.

Update: V3.1 has a new Fit tool. It determines in advance how you should up-scale an image to fit the target paper without overflowing the page - by width or by height.

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jul 2018, 08:35    Post subject:  

Cancelled.
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul 2018, 16:24    Post subject:  

In rare cases, you may be unable to find a working video driver. For example, the i915 modesetting driver may fail with some Intel chipsets and give a black-screen-of-death.

The only solution may be to use the Xorg vesa driver instead.

1. In your GRUB menu, add "i915.modeset=0" to the kernel line (if needed).

2. The Starter Kit (prior to release -71) does not have the vesa driver OOTB. You have two choices:

a. Download and install it on-the-fly from the console prompt (assuming you have a network connection).
Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-vesa
startx

b. Get the squashfs module from below and drop it into the "live" folder of your install.

Remove the fake .gz extension.

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2018, 06:40    Post subject:  

Fred's repo now has updates to the BT4Stretch Bluetooth system and the Batterup laptop battery monitor.

See Page 1 for links.
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug 2018, 10:22    Post subject:  

Here is the Starter Kit on a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-1900. It has a Celeron N2807 SoC and 4GB of RAM. Note the current CPU frequency.

It boots via a standard UEFI setup with both legacy CSM and Secure Boot disabled.

Everything works OOTB, including WiFi, Bluetooth and HDMI.

This is a silent fanless unit, aside from the internal 2.5-inch HDD.

Of all the bare-bones kits I have tried, this was the simplest by far. But it requires DDR3L low-voltage RAM.

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Aug 2018, 15:29    Post subject:  

Here is the Starter Kit on a 2008 Lenovo single-core Atom netbook with 1.5GB RAM.

This is a legacy BIOS boot via Grub4Dos.

These early Atoms prefer the Xorg "intel" video driver over the "i915" modesetting driver.

It has Broadcom WiFi and uses the vendor wl driver. The touchpad works fine with tapping enabled, but it's tiny.

It can run Firefox Quantum 61 with YouTube video+audio (at 360p). Also Chromium 66.

Batterup works reliably as the battery monitor.

Unlike XP, where the fan ran constantly, this setup quiets down when it is not under load.

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug 2018, 06:38    Post subject:  

Here is the Starter Kit on an HP-Compaq 6005 SFF desktop box with an AMD CPU and 4GB RAM.

Xorg uses the "radeon" modesetting driver here. It requires firmware, which is included in the Starter Kit. Everything works OOTB, including the DisplayPort video output.

The unit has an additional PCI sound card, which is handled nicely by Sound Card Selector.

Originally, this was a Win7 machine with standard BIOS boot. It was upgraded to Win10 but kept the BIOS setup (no UEFI/Secure Boot). I split off an ext4 partition for the Starter Kit. It boots by running Legacy GRUB from the Linux partition boot sector. Win10 boots from the GRUB menu.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug 2018, 08:17    Post subject:  

Here is the Starter Kit on an Asus C200MA Chromebook. It has a Celeron N2830 SoC, 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC.

Like all Chromebooks, you need three skills before starting.
1. How to put the unit in "developer" mode so you can install a Linux.
2. How to install the legacy BIOS firmware (if needed) so it can boot off a flash drive.
3. How to revert the unit back to ChromeOS if something goes wrong.

The eMMC drive was wiped and switched to an MS-DOS partition table. The Starter Kit was installed to the eMMC and boots via Grub4Dos.

Like some other SoC chipsets, this machine has trouble with ALSA audio. Luckily, it has Intel WiFi/Bluetooth, so you can send audio output to a BT speaker via BT4Stretch. Or connect to an HDMI display, or use a USB sound card adapter with headphones.

Everything else works well. Touchpad control is excellent.
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11:39    Post subject:  

Here is the HP-6005 with an NVIDIA GeForce 710B PCIe card. OOTB, it uses the Xorg nouveau modesetting driver, which works fine.

It is connected to a 19inch TV via HDMI. Lxrandr finds the right monitor and Sound Card Selector picks the HDMI audio.

Instructions for installing the vendor "nvidia" driver are here.
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Aug 2018, 21:47    Post subject: multimedia keyring  

fredx181 wrote:

Quote:
There is deb-mutimedia repository which can be activated by uncommenting it (remove the "#" ) from /etc/apt/sources.list, so becomes this:
Code:
#Debian Multimedia
deb ftp://ftp.deb-multimedia.org/ stretch main non-free

Then, in terminal:
Code:
apt-get update

EDIT: And install deb-multimedia-keyring:
Code:
apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
apt-get update


Wouldn't work for me. Apt refused to update due to lack of pubkey. It could not download the multimedia keyring.

I resolved the issue this way:

wget http://www.deb-multimedia.org/pool/main/d/deb-multimedia-keyring/deb-multimedia-keyring_2016.8.1_all.deb

I installed this file from the right click menu then ran apt update.
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 08:32    Post subject:  

@roadkill: Thanks for this update. I have added a link on the main post.
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 09:10    Post subject:  

@roadkill, thanks, your method should work OK, but strange... for me it works when I type "y" when it asks to install without verification, it didn't for you ?:
Code:
root@live:~# apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  deb-multimedia-keyring
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 37 not upgraded.
Need to get 10.7 kB of archives.
After this operation, 25.6 kB of additional disk space will be used.
WARNING: The following packages cannot be authenticated!
  deb-multimedia-keyring
Install these packages without verification? [y/N] y
Get:1 ftp://ftp.deb-multimedia.org stretch/main i386 deb-multimedia-keyring all 2016.8.1 [10.7 kB]
Fetched 10.7 kB in 0s (33.7 kB/s)           
Selecting previously unselected package deb-multimedia-keyring.
(Reading database ... 44777 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../deb-multimedia-keyring_2016.8.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking deb-multimedia-keyring (2016.8.1) ...
Setting up deb-multimedia-keyring (2016.8.1) ...


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 16:02    Post subject:  

Quote:
@roadkill, thanks, your method should work OK, but strange... for me it works when I type "y" when it asks to install without verification, it didn't for you ?


No it did not. It let me off at the command prompt after stating "package not found". I also tried to force the install. I found this at deb-multimedia.org:

Quote:
After you have added the necessary line in /etc/apt/sources.list the first package to install is deb-multimedia-keyring.

apt-get update
The “-oAcquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true” option is mandatory since Buster and thus also needed for unstable.
apt-get update -oAcquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true
apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring -oAcquire::AllowInsecureRepositories=true

Since Squeeze you can install this package with apt-aget. Simply press y when the package ask what to do (don't press return).

If apt-get can not find the new key, do that :

wget http://www.deb-multimedia.org/pool/main/d/deb-multimedia-keyring/deb-multimedia-keyring_2016.8.1_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i deb-multimedia-keyring_2016.8.1_all.debAfter you have added the necessary line in /etc/apt/sources.list the first package to install is deb-multimedia-keyring.


As suggested by this post I tried the first option which also did not work. Apt could not find the keyring. So I resorted to the second option described above. It worked.
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PostPosted: Tue 14 Aug 2018, 16:45    Post subject:  

I did a fresh install of the Starter Kit and followed fred's instructions. They worked for me.
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