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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Fri 06 Dec 2019, 15:50    Post subject:  

Installing old Canon printers in the Buster Starter Kit

Many old Canon printers from the Pixma series still have downloadable Linux drivers. They are packaged as two 32bit Debian files and can be right-click-installed into the 32bit Stretch Starter Kit.

But if you are now using the 64bit Buster release, you need a compatibility pack.

1. Start here and do Step #8.

2. Follow the link to here and read the general information.

3. Go here and get the 32bit Debian driver for your model. Extract it to get the pair of .deb files.

4. Read the instructions for Brother printers here.

5. Download and install the brother-canon-32bit-compat-pack.

6. Install your two Canon .deb driver files with the candi64 tool. For example:
Code:
candi64 cnijfilter-common_3.00-1_i386.deb
candi64 cnijfilter-ip1900series_3.00-1_i386.deb

7. Follow the instructions for running "filter-fix". The Canon filter will be "pstocanonij".
Code:
filter-fix pstocanonij

8. Run CUPS and install your printer as usual.
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PostPosted: Sun 08 Dec 2019, 14:03    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Dec 2019, 05:17    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 06:57    Post subject:
Subject description: Firefox Video Player Error
 

I am running the latest Firefox 71.0 (64bit) on DebLive_Buster-amd64-60.
Trying to view programs on ABC i-View https://iview.abc.net.au results in 'Video Player Error'.
Youtube videos are playing ok, sound is ok too as long as apulse is invoked with firefox.

I can use the same Firefox on ScPup64 or on LinuxLite and have no problem with viewing programs on ABC i-View.

What might be the reason for the error under DebLive_Buster-amd64-60, how can it be fixed?
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 07:59    Post subject:  

Firefox in Buster needs libavcodec58 for certain streaming content.

This works for me with the ABC news live-stream, after some stuff about DRM.

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Recent Firefoxes should play most Youtube content without any modifications. But read here for more info.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 17:23    Post subject:  

Quote:
Firefox in Buster needs libavcodec58 for certain streaming content.

Thanks,
after installing libavcodec-extra58_4.1.4-1~deb10u1_amd64.deb plus some dependencies, streaming from ABC i-View now works.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 17:37    Post subject:  

Excellent.
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Dec 2019, 17:44    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Dec 2019, 11:21    Post subject: Wlanmaker  

I have installed wlanmaker in tahr 6.0.5 and I get the error in the attached screenshot.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Dec 2019, 12:02    Post subject:  

Did you get wlanmaker from the repo with apt-get?

Edit See below:

The version of wlanmaker in Fred's Stretch repo is out of date and uses old libs.

Run: apt remove wlanmaker.

Then get the new version here.

I have stopped supporting the Stretch Starter Kit. You would be better off using the 64bit Buster Starter Kit.

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have installed wlanmaker in tahr 6.0.5

I have no idea. This isn't Tahrpup.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Dec 2019, 08:52    Post subject:  

BT4Stretch Bluetooth client updated here.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Dec 2019, 08:53    Post subject:  

Touchpad updated here with support for xbacklight.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Dec 2019, 22:16    Post subject:  

This is an HP ThinClient t610. It has an AMD GT56N chipset and 4GB RAM. The AMD is rated below a Core2Duo but is fast enough to render fullscreen Youtube video at 720p. The t610 has excellent passive cooling.

Ebay often has good deals on these units because they are sold without a hard drive or Windows. This one has a 1GB DOM and a socket for a SATA laptop drive. I set up the DOM as a "boot" partition and installed the Buster Starter Kit on the HDD three ways: regular Porteus boot, Live-boot with a "persistence" file and Porteus boot with the k5.2.0 backports kernel.

Video output is DVI-to-VGA or DP-to-HDMI. There is no line-out audio port on the back panel but you can connect the headphone plug to your speaker system. Or use HDMI to carry the audio. Sound-Card-Selector can easily switch between the two audio sources.

The motherboard has a mini-PCIe slot that can take a WiFi adapter, but you would need to supply the antenna.

Bluetooth audio works fine with a cheap Broadcom USB adapter.

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Dec 2019, 11:40    Post subject:  

This is a Thinkpad 11E. It has a Celeron N2920 CPU, 4GB RAM, a 120GB spinning hard drive and UEFI. The commercial refurbishers did their usual thing - revert the hard drive from GPT to MBR, set the EUFI firmware to Legacy Mode and reinstall Windows. But they also locked down the firmware so you can't change anything. Luckily, you can still boot from USB with a Grub4Dos flash drive.

It now dual-boots Win10 and the Buster Starter Kit. It has Legacy GRUB Stage1 on the MBR and Stage2 in the Linux partition that was split off from Windows.

Everything works - battery, WiFi, HDMI, SD card slot, Bluetooth audio.
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jan 2020, 10:23    Post subject:  

This is "Wintel Pro mini-computer". It is a 4x4x1 inch sealed unit with the problematic Intel Atom X5-Z8350 chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC drive and UEFI. It has enough I/O ports to be somewhat practical.

Booting off a UEFI flash drive and disabling Secure Boot is routine.

Video output is over HDMI. HDMI audio is on the ALSA device "hdmi:0,2", but it cannot be set properly as the system default. This is a problem for media players like web browsers that only send audio over the default ALSA device. Luckily, the builders added a separate internal sound card to drive the headphone port - audio output works fine by connecting it to a speaker system.

[Edit] This problem was resolved by using the ALSA equalizer as the default audio device with "plughw:0,2" as the slave.

The unit has two regular USB and a micro-USB port. The latter will accept an OTG cable. The micro-SD slot works.

The Broadcom WiFi uses the in-kernel brcmfmac driver and needs additional firmware files. They are not in the usual firmware repos but were located with some googling.

The internal Bluetooth system pairs/connects OK, but audio output is badly garbled. (There are dmesg errors about BT timing.) The latest version of bt4stretch lets you select an alternate BT controller, so BT audio works with a cheap Broadcom USB adapter.

I did several installs of the 64bit Buster Starter Kit to the eMMC drive:
- Porteus boot with the alternate initrd1.xz
- Live-boot with a persistence file
- Live-boot with a persistence partition on a micro-SD card (slow)
- Live-boot with the k5.2.0 backport kernel

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