in previous entry(opensuse 11.2 kde 3.5) I have described how it was possible to build my distro with opensuse 11.2 and kde 3.5,
right now I’m using my new distro :) and I’m quite happy with it, it’s almost ready to be used, only few changes needed to make it reproducible
I have found tutorial which describes how to use susestudio.com
I will try to release a dump of my installed apps so anybody can build his own (kde 3.5) distro but basing on my experience in this area :)
Did you ever dreamed of you own distribution, I know some of you did like me.
Now this becomes easily accessible to everybody with some knowledge what he wants.
Returning to theme of the article while searching for opensuse 11.2 and kde 3.5 I found worth trying one of novel services: http://susestudio.com
So gathering information from around the web and my previous trials of this configuration I did added plenty of repositories, my favorite packages to my new appliance … after some tries I was able to finally build my distribution, that’s quite orginall that I could build whole distro without using anything else then my browser.
But guess how I was surprised when under my fresh build distro I found link testdrive – I dont need anything then browser not only to create an distro, I can also test it within browser.
Ofcourse there are limitations of this site:
- max 15GB can be stored
- builds older then 7 days are automatically deleted
- single testdrive can be maximally run for one hour
Does any of this limitations concern anybody? It is always possible to recreate deleted appliance, you can always launch new session of testdrive to get another hour, and 15GB – it’s a free of charge service
You can always download kiwi configuration and use it to build the distro on your machine.
Just to make it more real here is screenshot from my browser:
I’m really excited to test my new diostro on my new laptop tomorrow, probably I will write something more on it :)
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As everybody knows Windows does great job during installation – makes computer start only IT :)
There are many ways to make it working again with linux, my steps were:
- boot computer from some opensuse CD (should be possible with any)
- select rescue bootmenu entry
- if asked for user enter “root”
- enter “fdisk -l” to see yours linux device – for me it was /dev/sdb3 – first one with Id 83
- prepare access to your system
mount /dev/sdb3 /mnt
mount -o bind /dev/ /mnt/dev/
mount -o bind /proc/ /mnt/proc
chroot /mnt/ /bin/bash
- now enter “yast2 bootloader”
- select Other (Alt+e) -> Propose new configuration (Alt+p), OK (Alt+o)
- exit chroot with “exit” and restart computer with “reboot”
steps up to chroot are know and are quite similar to installation of gentoo system, but “mount /sys” is something new and is required to make “yast2 bootloader” or “yast2 disk” working in chroot environment.
Time of holidays is out, time to get back to work. So I have started back work, but one thing made me curious – second core of my CPU was shown as off after resuming from suspend.
Checking CPU state through /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/online shows 1 so the cpu is up, but it has no frequency – this is quite weird.
After some searching I have found that this is probably bug in kernel, another day I have found out that reloading module acpi_cpufreq should resolve this issue and it really did.
Knowing what is the reason I have started thinking how to make the process more automatic, so it is quite easy, just modify /usr/lib/pm-utils/defaults – in variable SUSPEND_MODULES add acpi_cpufreq like this:
Now after resume I can see back my cpu frequency, hope you can too.
By the way I see that /usr/lib/pm-utils/defaults is very important, I have to find a way to make editing it more convenient.
Some time ago I have writen a post about configuration of s2ram with kpowersave … now I faced the same problem with KDE4 plasmoid battery monitor, but with a bit different solution, in the file /usr/lib/pm-utils/defaults just update the line:
That should be enough to get You laptop/PC sleep without any plays with s2ram params.