Author Topic: Manjaro Netbook Edition  (Read 122661 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #15 on: 06. October 2013, 18:58:12 »
eek stickied already... i appreciate the encouragement but just a little cautious since this is still very much in early development.

Offline rogerology

  • Jr. Mitglied
  • **
  • Posts: 84
  • Manjaro Netbook Edition
  • Branch: stable
  • Desktop: jwm
  • GPU Card: none
  • GPU driver: none
  • Kernel: linux38-x86
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #16 on: 25. October 2013, 19:58:44 »
I would like to try this netbook edition with my Acer Aspire One and my Dell Mini. Is it possible to install the OS partially on Hard drive and SD Card? I mean /var and /swap on SD card and the rest on Hard drive, or something similar?
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #17 on: 25. October 2013, 20:06:33 »
Yes, IIRC the installer does give you the option to setup additional mountpoints.

I'm planning to get back to this project this weekend, will put out 0.3 version with a few good enhancements... so might want to hold off a few days.

Offline rogerology

  • Jr. Mitglied
  • **
  • Posts: 84
  • Manjaro Netbook Edition
  • Branch: stable
  • Desktop: jwm
  • GPU Card: none
  • GPU driver: none
  • Kernel: linux38-x86
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #18 on: 25. October 2013, 20:38:50 »
Yes, IIRC the installer does give you the option to setup additional mountpoints.

I'm planning to get back to this project this weekend, will put out 0.3 version with a few good enhancements... so might want to hold off a few days.

Thanks, will do. While I wait, could you suggest any tutorials regarding setting up additional mountpoints? Also, what info would you like to see from my netbooks running your Manjaro edition?
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #19 on: 29. October 2013, 16:00:09 »
Working on this now.
  • replace firefox with midori - done.
  • add nitrogen with menu & xfce-settings entries - done.
  • some changes to awesome and dockbarx config - done.
  • update netbook kernel - in progress...
...so new version/iso will be up soon, if anyone wants to suggest anything, now is a good time. :)

Offline ruziel

  • Held Mitglied
  • *****
  • Posts: 2893
  • Those who know, laugh.
    • Coffee & Manjaro
  • Branch: Stable
  • Desktop: Xfce
  • Kernel: 4.4 / 4.9
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #20 on: 29. October 2013, 16:02:59 »
Keep it up Korrode - this will be a great addition to the Manjaro suite.

Lovely.

R.
"There is no complete theory of anything." (Robert Anton Wilson)

Offline Verändert2.0

  • Held Mitglied
  • *****
  • Posts: 1890
  • Ni Dieu ni maître
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #21 on: 29. October 2013, 18:07:43 »
Ever thought about using Xombrero ? I like Midori, but it's a bit unstable. And Xombrero uses significantly less RAM.

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #22 on: 29. October 2013, 18:29:53 »
Ever thought about using Xombrero ? I like Midori, but it's a bit unstable. And Xombrero uses significantly less RAM.
Just installed it on my main system to check it out.
Must say, I am liking what i'm seeing.

I'll test it myself for a bit first, but ya, perhaps in the next release (after the one i'm just about to put out) it'll be the browser.

EDIT: Going to put it straight in the netbook repo though, so it can easily be installed now.
« Last Edit: 29. October 2013, 18:40:31 by Korrode »

Offline Kolibry

  • Sr. Mitglied
  • ****
  • Posts: 323
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Openbox
  • GPU Card: Ati Radeon HD6290 Wrestler
  • GPU driver: free
  • Kernel: Linux manjaro 3.12.30-1
  • Skill: Intermediate
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #23 on: 29. October 2013, 18:44:41 »
dwb is also amazingly fast on my netbook compared to Firefox.
Asus 1225B - 11,6" -  AMD E-60 Dual Core 1,3Ghz - 4 Go RAM - HDD 1To-  Radeon HD6290
 Manjaro Openbox - Github

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #24 on: 29. October 2013, 19:48:33 »
0.3 beta released.

Changes:
  • Firefox replaced with Midori.
  • Nitrogen added for background management.
  • File-roller added for archive support.
  • Top-level menu entry added for starting the installer when booted to live USB/CD
  • Super+Tab and Ctrl+Super+Tab now swaps between application groups and instances respectively.
  • Float-mode toggle button implemented.
  • Floating windows can moved with Super+LeftClick and resized with Super+RightClick.
  • Kernel updated to 3.11.6
  • ...other little tweaks.

See first post for download link and more information.

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #25 on: 29. October 2013, 20:30:43 »
If anyone has problems hibernating on the netbook kernel, just re-install it and it should start working:
Code: [Select]
pacman -S linux311-netbook
Something doesn't work quite right when including extra kernels as part of a ManjaroISO build.

Offline rogerology

  • Jr. Mitglied
  • **
  • Posts: 84
  • Manjaro Netbook Edition
  • Branch: stable
  • Desktop: jwm
  • GPU Card: none
  • GPU driver: none
  • Kernel: linux38-x86
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #26 on: 29. October 2013, 23:24:56 »
Ever thought about using Xombrero ? I like Midori, but it's a bit unstable. And Xombrero uses significantly less RAM.
Currently I use Luakit, is xombrero faster? Is it possible to use adblock and other extensions?
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Offline rogerology

  • Jr. Mitglied
  • **
  • Posts: 84
  • Manjaro Netbook Edition
  • Branch: stable
  • Desktop: jwm
  • GPU Card: none
  • GPU driver: none
  • Kernel: linux38-x86
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #27 on: 01. November 2013, 19:02:13 »
I just installed the Manjaro Netbook Edition on my Dell Mini 9 and I'm very impressed: This is the best performing OS I've seen for this little piece of hardware.

The OS is installed in an internal 4Gb SSD, so to save some space I would like to know how to uninstall the non-Atom kernel. Do you have any suggestions and maybe some other tips on how to deal with such a small SSD? I'm considering to relocate /home and /var to a 16Gb SD Card, but I'm not sure how to handle it.

This is the lshw -short output:
Code: [Select]
H/W path                 Device     Class       Description
===========================================================
                                    system      Inspiron 910
/0                                  bus         CN0J14
/0/1                                memory      100KiB BIOS
/0/5                                processor   Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz
/0/5/6                              memory      32KiB L1 cache
/0/5/7                              memory      512KiB L2 cache
/0/5/1.1                            processor   Logical CPU
/0/5/1.2                            processor   Logical CPU
/0/10                               memory      512MiB System Memory
/0/10/0                             memory      512MiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
/0/100                              bridge      Mobile 945GSE Express Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2                            display     Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1                          display     Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1b                           multimedia  NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c                           bridge      NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c/0                         generic     SD/MMC Host Controller
/0/100/1c/0.2                       generic     Standard SD Host Controller
/0/100/1c/0.3                       generic     MS Host Controller
/0/100/1c.1                         bridge      NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0                       network     BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
/0/100/1c.2                         bridge      NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3
/0/100/1c.2/0            enp4s0     network     RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
/0/100/1d                           bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d/1              usb2       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.1                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.1/1            usb3       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.2                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.2/1            usb4       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.3/1            usb5       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1            usb1       bus         EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1/1          scsi2      storage     USB to Serial-ATA bridge
/0/100/1d.7/1/1/0.0.0    /dev/sdb   disk        320GB SCSI Disk
/0/100/1d.7/1/1/0.0.0/1  /dev/sdb1  volume      298GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1e                           bridge      82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f                           bridge      82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1                         storage     82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.3                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
/0/0                     scsi0      storage     
/0/0/0.0.0               /dev/sda   disk        3791MB STEC ATA DISK vS
/0/0/0.0.0/1             /dev/sda1  volume      3615MiB EXT4 volume
/1                                  power       Dell
/2                       wlan0      network     Wireless interface

« Last Edit: 01. November 2013, 19:06:08 by rogerology »
"If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern." - William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

Offline Verändert2.0

  • Held Mitglied
  • *****
  • Posts: 1890
  • Ni Dieu ni maître
  • Skill: Novice
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #28 on: 01. November 2013, 19:22:35 »
Dwb and luakit are great, too, but not very newbie-friendly. No, you can not use adblock. But you can use privoxy. And i just found a bug in either xombrero or the forum- i can't post with xombrero (session timed out). But that shouldn't be discussed any further in this thread which is only about this great netbook edition.

Offline Rob

  • Core Team
  • *****
  • Posts: 5390
  • Alias: Korrode
  • Branch: Unstable
  • Desktop: Xfce+Compiz
  • GPU Card: nVidia GTX560Ti
  • GPU driver: non-free
  • Kernel: linux314 x64
  • Skill: Advanced
Re: Manjaro Netbook Edition
« Reply #29 on: 02. November 2013, 14:35:46 »
I just installed the Manjaro Netbook Edition on my Dell Mini 9 and I'm very impressed: This is the best performing OS I've seen for this little piece of hardware.
Ya, I will say; I am quite happy with the responsiveness and performance of the environment.

The OS is installed in an internal 4Gb SSD, so to save some space I would like to know how to uninstall the non-Atom kernel.
pacman -R linux310

Do you have any suggestions and maybe some other tips on how to deal with such a small SSD? I'm considering to relocate /home and /var to a 16Gb SD Card, but I'm not sure how to handle it.

This is the lshw -short output:
Code: [Select]
H/W path                 Device     Class       Description
===========================================================
                                    system      Inspiron 910
/0                                  bus         CN0J14
/0/1                                memory      100KiB BIOS
/0/5                                processor   Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270   @ 1.60GHz
/0/5/6                              memory      32KiB L1 cache
/0/5/7                              memory      512KiB L2 cache
/0/5/1.1                            processor   Logical CPU
/0/5/1.2                            processor   Logical CPU
/0/10                               memory      512MiB System Memory
/0/10/0                             memory      512MiB SODIMM DDR2 Synchronous 533 MHz (1.9 ns)
/0/100                              bridge      Mobile 945GSE Express Memory Controller Hub
/0/100/2                            display     Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/2.1                          display     Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
/0/100/1b                           multimedia  NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
/0/100/1c                           bridge      NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 1
/0/100/1c/0                         generic     SD/MMC Host Controller
/0/100/1c/0.2                       generic     Standard SD Host Controller
/0/100/1c/0.3                       generic     MS Host Controller
/0/100/1c.1                         bridge      NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 2
/0/100/1c.1/0                       network     BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
/0/100/1c.2                         bridge      NM10/ICH7 Family PCI Express Port 3
/0/100/1c.2/0            enp4s0     network     RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
/0/100/1d                           bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1
/0/100/1d/1              usb2       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.1                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2
/0/100/1d.1/1            usb3       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.2                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3
/0/100/1d.2/1            usb4       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.3                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4
/0/100/1d.3/1            usb5       bus         UHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1            usb1       bus         EHCI Host Controller
/0/100/1d.7/1/1          scsi2      storage     USB to Serial-ATA bridge
/0/100/1d.7/1/1/0.0.0    /dev/sdb   disk        320GB SCSI Disk
/0/100/1d.7/1/1/0.0.0/1  /dev/sdb1  volume      298GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/1e                           bridge      82801 Mobile PCI Bridge
/0/100/1f                           bridge      82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge
/0/100/1f.1                         storage     82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller
/0/100/1f.3                         bus         NM10/ICH7 Family SMBus Controller
/0/0                     scsi0      storage     
/0/0/0.0.0               /dev/sda   disk        3791MB STEC ATA DISK vS
/0/0/0.0.0/1             /dev/sda1  volume      3615MiB EXT4 volume
/1                                  power       Dell
/2                       wlan0      network     Wireless interface

You can relocate them easily enough.
The easiest way to do it is by booting to a live USB/CD and doing it from there.
Setup the partitioning and filesystems how you want it then mount the new filesystems somewhere, and copy the contents of your current /home and /var to their new partitions using cp -a, then once you've confirmed the copying was successful you can delete the content of the old /home and /var, and then just need to adjust your fstab as appropriate.

That said, IIRC the installer does allow setting up customised mount points during installation.