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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:01 am

Yes, edit the file /etc/network/interfaces and remove the string 'dhcp' to make it look like this:

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# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet 
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:50 pm

Hello

First thanks for all this sid(uction) based distributions !
Finally I installed mother on a dell e 6330 laptop. Since it is a broadcom wireless card I have to manage this with the help
given in the home directory.

Concerning locales, I had to install locales-all to avoid error message with generating fr_FR_UTF8 locales
(and also task-your-language).

Concerning grub, I have also another linux distribution on my hard-disk which is not detected during install or dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc.
Do I have to add by hand ?

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:07 pm

Hello o.g.,

thank you for choosing the Mother :)

It's true that locales-all has to be added, we tried to shave off the initial ISO size so that the image definitely fits a CD. Sorry about that :)

About the detection of the other OS, this should be fixed by

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sudo update-grub
after booting into the installed system. GRUB2 will then pick up all OS on the drives. May I ask which the other Linux or which bootloader it uses?

If you want the other Linux OS to manage the GRUB for you, reboot again and run

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sudo grub-install /dev/sdX
in the other system. sdX is the device of the hard drive GRUB is installed on. This does only work for GRUB2 (v1.99 or higher) - so if you use an old GRUB or LiLo you will have to do this manually by editing /etc/grub.cfg, if I remember correctly.

Hope it helps, please report back if it worked.
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by wayne » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:08 pm

Hi O.G.
Welcome to BBQ.
Concerning grub, I have also another linux distribution on my hard-disk which is not detected during install or dpkg-reconfigure grub-pc.
Do I have to add by hand ?
Normally, installer should detect other OSes already on the hard disk, if you have specified to install boot loader.

Anyway, you can run LinuxBBQ, and do sudo update-grub to add the other OSes into grub.

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:21 pm

Hello MachineBacon and Wayne

Thanks for your quick answer.

I understand your aim : limited space.

For the other system, I tried archbang. It is not very important, my working distribution will be mother
but I would like to have a (rescue) distribution (ok perhaps that another should be better choice).
In fact after mounting the archbang partition

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sudo update-grub
does the job.

thanks

O.G.

edit : I discovered the bbq wonderful world on a french page. Here a very quick review
http://frederic.bezies.free.fr/blog/?p=9047

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 3:29 pm

Thanks o.g., both for the confirmation and the link. The internet is a wonderful medium.

Happy roasting with the BBQ and feel warmly welcome!
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:11 pm

Hy

I have to stop roast experimentation. For information, about b43, the README_wl file is not installed.
I don't know if mother has to recognize automatically b413 card, but /sbin/ifconfig does not return any wlan0.
On the other hand with linuxbqq-rc2-xfce on a usb key (i686 not amd64) I have wlan0 and I see wireless network.


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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:18 pm

Can you please post the name of the card and the kernel driver in use according to the output:

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lspci -nnk |grep net
Edit: we especially need the device number [xxxx:yyyy]
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:28 pm

Sorry

With firmarwe-brcm-80211 and modprobe -r brcmsmac I see wlan0.

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02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
I will try later (at home but in a few days) the wireless connection.

O.G.
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:30 pm

Okay, then you can bookmark this: http://www.linuxbbq.org/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=104 for later :)
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by hinto » Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:13 pm

my wireless (that I'm have trouble with):

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lspci -nnk |grep net
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:16b5] (rev 10)
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:42 pm

Hy

Wireless is ok (I can post).

A few remarks
1) if some people have touchpad problem on recent laptop (like dell e 6{234}30), no vertical scrolling facility with
synclient) I follow https://github.com/emmanuelthome/psmouse-alps on archbang and it works.
When I have time I do the same on mother.

2) the key Fn+lower/higher britness does not work ?

3) I find that boot is not so fast even if systemd is used (if I compare to archbang for example),
perhaps it is due to the number of services launched.

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:59 pm

2) the acer trick on this forum does not work (it is normal since without this option it works under another disrib)

3) is ok, It is my fault. I do not need dhcp in /e/n/interfaces


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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by hinto » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:31 pm

^ Did you get wireless to work on your acer?
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by hinto » Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:50 pm

btw... for us GUI/synaptic users

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sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index
sudo update-apt-xapian-index -vf
to enable the search box in synaptic.

Edit: and xarchiver so Thunar can "Extract here"
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by rhowaldt » Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:33 am

mother = systemd i guess? because in that case: try booting in verbose mode (type 'e' at GRUB screen and change 'quiet' to 'verbose' in the kernel line) and see what is causing the slowdown. probably dhcpdiscover not finding your wireless or something. or something else. otherwise, in a terminal try 'systemd-analyze blame' to see what processes take longest to start.
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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:36 pm

Hello

Thanks for your help. In fact as I wrote in a post, the boot speed is ok after removing dhcp in /e/n/interfaces.

I do not have an acer but dell e6330. Wireless is ok. However the module brcmsmac is not automatically loaded with systemd
even if I added brcmsmac in /e/modules-load.d (without it is).

The Fn Up/Down key to modify screen brightness is kernel dependent ! With 3.6.9, 3.6.10 it is ok but with 3.7.1 not.
But with/without systemd and under a kernel 3.6.9 the led (wireless up or wireless down) is always off.

As another people I have more important things to do now.

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:38 pm

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by o.g. » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:22 pm

Hello

Some news about dell e6330

speed booting : ok

wireless : everything is fine (in fact I had a brcmsmac blacklist so that it was
not automatic, apt-get purge helped me)

brightness screen : the acer tricks does not work and it depends on the kernel
3.7.1 no, 3.6.9 : yes. But even if it works I do not have osd notification

wireless led control : nothing. I tested also semplice and siduction : the same.
But with Archbang I have wireless led control. So module option, kernel option compilation ?

about osd notification : because I use fr_UTF8 some messages have accented character
but osd-notification shows strange character in place. I think it considers as latin1.
It is not important because I installed xfce-notification.

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Re: Mother Release News

Unread post by machinebacon » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:31 pm

Hi o.g., thank you for your feedback, much appreciated!

Happy New Year!
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