Wed Dec 9 17:00:48 2020 UTC
Finish up your installation
And now ?Now you have a brand new base NuTyX installed. If you already know how to go on to get a graphical interface, you can directly check the website documentation. If you wondering how to install a complete graphical interface, continue reading.
Mounting the ISO
If you choose to install the rolling version of NuTyX, you can directly proceed to updating the meta data about available packages
If you choose to install the 20.12 version of NuTyX, you need to mount the ISO. All the available packages are on it. Insert now the USB key containing the ISO. Depending where your USB key is found, adapt the command below to your need:
sudo mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt
If you test the NuTyX 20.12 in a virtual environment like Virtualbox, the ISO is located at /dev/sr0
Updating the meta data about available packagesWe need to inform your NuTyX about all the available packages that can be installed. An alias is available for that:
[sudo] password for charly:You enter now the password you specified during the installation, and synchronisation starts:
/var/lib/pkg/depot/desktops/.PKGREPO /var/lib/pkg/depot/gui-extra/.PKGREPO /var/lib/pkg/depot/gui/.PKGREPO /var/lib/pkg/depot/cli-extra/.PKGREPO /var/lib/pkg/depot/cli/.PKGREPO /var/lib/pkg/depot/base/.PKGREPOSynchronisation is done. You are now ready to install the rest of the packages to obtain a graphical NuTyX interface.
Desktop installation:You can now choose your favorite desktop. Under NuTyX: kde5, xfce4, mate, lxde, openbox, enlightenment, flwm, ratpoison, etc are available.
Installation of a login managerTo be able to start a graphical session under NuTyX, you can choose between the "automatic", "semi-automatic" and "manual" modus.
Automatic graphical loginLet's start to install the login session:
[sudo] password for charly:You Now enter the password you specified at the installation and installation starts:
/var/lib/pkg/depot/gui/lxdm/.PKGREPO ...No need to configure anything.
Manual graphical loginThe xdm login manager will be install. It's a very simple application and therefore needs an .xinitrc configuration file at the root of the home directory.
get xorg-xdmLet's configure the .xinitrc configuration file.
We copy the available xinitrc file from the xorg-xinit packager already installed:
cp /etc/X11/app-defaults/xinitrc ~/.xinitrcReplace the last 5 lines:
twm & xclock -geometry 50x50-1+1 & xterm -geometry 80x50+494+51 & xterm -geometry 80x20+494-0 & exec xterm -geometry 80x66+0+0 -name loginwith the name of your installed graphical interface above. For example, for mate:
Starting the graphical server from a non graphical consoleWe install the graphical server and the initialiser:
get xorgAs for the manual graphical login xdm, it needs an .xinitrc configuration file at the root of the home directory.
Once the configuration is in place and the server installed, you can start it from a non-graphical console via the command:
Xorg Driver of your graphical card
Touch screen DriverIf your machine use a touch screen, you could install the driver for it:
Usefull applicationsYou should now install a few tools that might be very useful:
Compressed files tools
get zip unzip
Home directory and sound themes manager
get xdg-user-dirs sound-theme-freedesktop
Recycle bin and automatic medias mounting manager
get alsa-utils pavucontrol
NTFS (windows) formated partitions manager
Laptop pad management
Wireless tools managementIf you are using a wireless connection as default, install network-manager-applet:
And to finish upThe easiest way is to reboot your machine. After reboot, you will be prompted to choose your login name via lxdm or slim. If you have installed slim, you should press F1 to select the right desktop to login to.
I suggest that you read the section on the base commands to enable you to go further with your installation.