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VSIDO Discussions / Awesome Install
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:49:36 PM »
Originally posted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:16 am
Ok, most awesome install ever!  Less than 20 minutes flat!  Hardest bit was typing in "ifup wlan0" to get wireless going.  Real toughy!  Tweaking now, and I have NOT installed Bumblebee.  For those who would use this distro in an Optimus environment, a tip in the HowTo instructing them to use the Tab key at the initial boot to edit the boot process.  (it evidently hates the Nouveau driver)  I had to add 'acpi=noirq' before 'quiet' and 'no splash' after 'quiet' in the boot line in grub.  Once installed, edited the grub file, update-grub to make it stick and presto!  I gotta say this was a lot less painful than the last time I tried Sid on my own.  Adding a couple of letters seems to have taken all the work out of it!  (VSIDO)  I also notice my transparency is a lot better now.  And, Sector11, I'm using OpenBox!  Shout it to the masses!
I was going to get this all done before VastOne went to bed but got tied up with life as usual.  You'd think by waiting till everyone was in bed, I'd have the pleasure of some alone time with Sid. (VSIDO)  VastOne, you definitely have a "present" headed your way!  Remember to get me an addy to send it to!

VSIDO absolutely ROCKS!  I still have some tweaking to do like I said, but this was a definite "No Complaints" install.  Working on Conky and Tint2 now of course, but that is also rocking right along!  Many Many Many Thanks VastOne!

(yeah I know it didn't happen till you all see the screenshot!  Coming soon I promise!)

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:45:58 PM »
Quote from: VastOne
You cannot believe how excited I am about that!!!! Wow!  I was a MONSTER OS/2 fan and it still holds a close place in my heart.

I will try to VSIDO it once I get it!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane...

No problem!  Just PM me a place to ship it to and it's yours!  Least I can do after all the success I've had with VSIDO!  A small price to pay for the best all around distro I've ever had.

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:45:09 PM »
Sorry for the image quality, I'm a terrible Gimp man.  3 different pics merged into one....

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:44:31 PM »
Some nostalgia for you!

You should see the old Linux cd's I have of different distros.  They date back to 1999!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:43:26 PM »
Quote from: Sector11
^  no you have that wrong Jed.  I was a very willing volunteer almost from day one.  :D

And VastOne is missing a few hairs because of that I'm sure.
Not that I was "unwilling" more like "unwitting"! lol  I'm just glad this distro "found" me!  For that, the thanks goes to you Sector11...

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:42:38 PM »
Quote from: VastOne

I love that freaking avatar!!!

Nice... Yes, you and Sector11 were my original test products!

I knows how to pick em!!!!
The avatar is definitely freaky!  As with all the good things I've 'borrowed' off the net, I can't remember where I got it!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:31:48 PM »
Quote from: Sector11
^ Hi Jed ... Yea, you've been here longer than you realized.  That's why I gave you a heads up about the forum.  You've had the OS for a bit, this just seems natural follow up.
So does this mean we were the first 2 guinea pigs?  Just got done chatting with VO on irc and am going to dl the latest iso.  He's got a new HowTo coming soon!

Introductions / Re: Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 08:30:37 PM »
Quote from: Sector11

Welcome home Jed.  :D
You'll find the install a little faster than "The Script"!
'Legend' my  ... my ... but not quite.
[size=85]that's called a play on words[/size]

Quote from: VastOne
10000 cookies to Sector11!
Nooooooooo I'm on a diet.
Can I have 2 and 9998 coffees instead?

I believe that with that much coffee, even BA would become a 'small' place!  You'd be climbing the walls!!!  Good to be home.  Ran the iso I downloaded, and realized I've been running VSIDO since around the 12th of November!  Shhhh.  Don't tell anyone.  (Or am I mistaken in that?  It felt and looked exactly like the iso VastOne allowed me to DL from Dropbox)

Introductions / Hello from Detachment 7
« on: January 14, 2013, 07:52:00 PM »
My quick "Hello World"! Glad to be here. Got a 'tip' from "The Legend" this was the new distro! Downloading now and will have installed shortly. As with all of VastOne's work, I'm sure this will exceed my expectations!


How To's / How To - Bumblebee on VSIDO
« on: January 14, 2013, 07:49:07 PM »
Had trouble with Optimus?  Have a hybrid graphics card?  This HowTo will get you up, and running, using the Debian Sid experimental Kernel, Linux *hostname* 3.6-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.6.9-1~experimental.1 x86_64 GNU/Linux

The whole point of this little HowTo is to inform people that Bumblebee is not working on the current Liquorix Kernels.  As I’ll probably mention numerous times, as of this writing the Liquorix Kernel is at least version 3.7.0-1.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64.  I had no success getting it (Bumblebee) to work with Liquorix.  Debian experimental Kernel to the rescue.

To be really specific about my laptop, I’m running a nice little distro called VSIDO which is based on Debian Sid.  This HowTo should apply to anyone using Debian in an “Experimental” environment.  To learn more about VSIDO, and when it will be released to the “General Public” you can go to the VSIDO Forums website.

The title will hopefully make your search from Google (or wherever you got here from) end a lot quicker!  My search took a lot longer than yours, believe it.  So here’s how you do it;  I WROTE THIS BECAUSE I WAS UNABLE TO MAKE BUMBLEBEE WORK WITH THE LATEST LIQUORIX KERNEL! (actually the last several!)  Again, at the time of this writing, that is Kernel 3.7.0-1.dmz.2-liquorix-amd64

1) If you’ve reached this point, you already know your hardware is Optimus technology from nvidia.  Telling you how to figure out your hardware without me looking over your shoulder is beyond the scope of this little HowTo.  It also assumes, that you’ve got the latest Debian experimental Kernel installed and booting with no issues.  If you need help in getting the latest Debian experimental Kernel installed, the “Search Engines” are your friend!  Got you to this point right?

2) Add archive key to apt keyring. Run as root:

wget -O - | apt-key add -

Once the key is taken care of, either add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list, or to a new file at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

deb sid main contrib
deb-src sid main

3) Run sudo apt-get update

4) Run sudo apt-get install bbswitch-dkms bumblebee-nvidia  (this will also install Bumblebee, as it will see it as a dependency)

5 Run sudo groupadd bumblebee (by default it should have been added with the install if all went well.  If not this will do it for you.)

6) Run usermod -a -G bumblebee “yourusername”  (without the quotes, this adds your user id to the bumblebee Group)

7) Re-boot at this point, log back in, and check to see if it worked by first running “glxspheres” from the terminal.  Examine your frame-rate.  Close “glxspheres“.  Run “optirun glxspheres“.  Examine your frame-rate.

Wow!!!  That should do it!

(Disclaimer) This site will not be held responsible if you totally muck up your system following the instructions above, so do this at your own risk!  This could result in your system being totally unable to boot, and possibly to never even turn on again.  (It may even have smoke rolling out of it in the end)  If it causes any swelling to the face tongue or neck, or excessive prespiring in the arm-pits, or serious pain in the brain, or constant and continuous constrictions in the bowel area, terrible anxiety, unpleasant odor or taste, excessive farting and or burping, please discontinue use immediately and consult with a bona-fide Linux guru;  You can find Linus Torvalds email address with a simple search of the net.

Artwork & Screenshots / Re: January 2013 Screenshots
« on: January 14, 2013, 05:50:58 AM »
A shot for January...

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