Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

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Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

Post#1 by Bogomips » 10 Jan 2017, 19:26

Quick Start Guide assumes now at the point where Porteus set up on some sort of medium, and that one has succeeded in booting into a GUI, and noticed there is no browser entry in the menu.
  1. Browsers are availableDownloaded module needs to be placed in the porteus/modules folder, so that upon start up module will be activated and browser becomes available for use.
    • Download Mirror Site Thereafter it suffices to just open a terminal and enter fastest-mirror
      • Type fast, hit Tab(completion), press Enter.
      • Paste URL into Browser
      Worries about where to find Download Link banished! :)
      • Text Processing libreoffice/wps-office from mirror modules directory. Download and place in porteus/modules folder.
        • CLI Where have all the man pages gone? And the answer is... into a module. It's now a matter of choice. To opt for man pages, download man-files module from mirror modules directory and place in porteus/modules folder.
          • Immediate Usage Module can be activated for immediate use by clicking on it from the file manager. (Modules placed in the porteus/modules folder during current session will be activated at next boot.)
            • More Applications Menu > System > Unified Slackware Package Manager (USM)
              N.B. Module created needs to be moved from /tmp to either the porteus/modules folder or another non-volatile folder. More details here: https://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php ... 164#p53164
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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#2 by Jack » 10 Jan 2017, 20:33

            That's nice but there is other desktop where the *.xzm for them? Like I use Mate.
            I just like Slackware because I think it teach you about Linux to build packages where Ubuntu is like Windows you just install programs you want.

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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#3 by Bogomips » 10 Jan 2017, 20:41

            Jack wrote:That's nice but there is other desktop where the *.xzm for them? Like I use Mate.
            To clear up any confusion. One can get for any desktop: chromium/firefox/opera/palemoon. Now if one has KDE5 desktop there is also the choice of Konqueror and the download is only 3.2 MB.


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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#4 by francois » 08 Feb 2017, 14:17

            Updated the first post with permission of the author. :)
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            Post#5 by Evan » 10 Feb 2017, 23:32

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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#6 by Bogomips » 10 Feb 2017, 23:50

            ^ Please put in a request for appropriate driver, in Modules Request section for your architecture.

            P.S. Despite low spec h/w have no problem playing embedded video in Cinnamon (Nouveau driver), but then have a helluva lot of script generating URLs blocked. :twisted: Just now had jerky movement in kde (nvidia driver) and this always seems to indicate cpu at 100% load. Had to close some tabs, and in others kill Javascript until cpu around 40%, when normal motion was able to resume.
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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#8 by francois » 28 Apr 2017, 12:09

            This post was very popular.
            Bumping. :wink:
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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#9 by Bootlegger_Bob » 17 May 2017, 01:51

            I'm on Porteus Cinnamon for the first time (BunsenLabs before) but am in general totally new to linux.
            Found USM fast, updated and wrote "firefox" in the search. Found the light version, downloaded and moved to modules folder. Starts up every time I boot. Apart from that I haven't made a lot of changes to the system (added some cheatcodes to porteus.cfg, kmap, timezone but that's about it)
            Read this post after finding all I needed on the forum and I must say there're a lot of people willing to help you (the reader) out if you just look around before you ask.

            Props to the author of this topic.

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            Re: Starting out in Porteus 3.2.2 (A Guide)

            Post#10 by anajames » 20 Jun 2017, 13:58

            Me to totally new to linux.
            USM is definitely fast could not ask enough.

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