Peach OSI Netbook 16.04 32bit

  • 27 February 2017
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Included below in this Read-Me File:

Basic help, Known Issues, Credits and License Info for this Peach OSI distribution.

Current Peach OSI 32bit Netbook Installation File Size - 2.3 GB with special adaption for Netbooks. Built on an eeePC especially for Netbooks and other small screen appliances.

For more help visit www.peachosi.com

 

Preamble:

 Open source does not necessarily mean "free". Donations are always welcome to keep the projects going. You can donate to the Peach OSI project @ www.peachosi.com. Thanks in advance. The information on this page is live on our website so it is easier for us to make real time updates of information about each version of Peach OSI. Check this page often for updates...

 

Disclaimer:

   This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the

   GNU General Public License for more details.

 

Special thanks:

            A special thanks is in order for PinGuy and his work with the remastersystem application and enabling its usage in Ubuntu 16.04. We have made a few changes to PinGuy’s efforts toward this project but our own Peach Builder would not have been possible without his important work on this application.

          Also I would like to give special recognition to Charlie Henson for allowing us to use his fabulous photos for our wallpapers. Mr. Henson’s photography is nothing short of amazing.

 

Keyring Password

 

If you are ever in any Peach distro and you are asked for a keyring password simply enter – peachuser – to gain access to the Login2 keyring.

 

 

Basic Help

 

If you ever see the "Software Updater" notification in the Top Panel (Panel 0) above (just to the right of "Applications - Files") it means that you have updates available for your computer.

 

Menus

 

First and foremost when you need to edit a system setting - Click on the system settings icon on the dock on the bottom or from the “Applications” pull down menu.

 

Suggestion

 

In order to keep your Peach operating system functioning at its absolute utmost be sure to utilize the “janitor” feature in Ubuntu Tweak. This is especially true after completing updates or adding software to your Peach distro. The janitor function in the Ubuntu Tweak application will remove “cruft” and installation files no longer needed for the system following updates and new application installation. The janitor feature will also enable you to remove older Linux kernels as new kernels are installed freeing up space on your hard drive.

 

Changing Wallpaper

 

Changing your wallpaper is very easy in Peach OSI. Simply load an image or images into your “pictures” folder, (“Files” at the top of the page and then click on your username, then on the “pictures” folder) Simply right click on that image and in the pop-up menu that follows click on “Set Image as Wallpaper.” If you want to add several images as your wallpaper upload those images to your “pictures” folder, (same procedure as above), then right click anywhere on a blank area of your screen, then click on “Desktop Settings”. Next to where you see “Folder” in the open screen click on the block next to “Folder”, then select “Other”, click on your username”, then click once on the “Pictures” folder highlighting it, (do not open it) then click on “Open” to open all the images in the folder. The desktop settings program will next populate “Desktop Settings” with all of your images. You can then set your images to change your background wallpaper however you desire (By the minute, by the hour, or random). If you ever want to return to Peach OSI’s default background wallpaper,  it is located in the /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/ folder. Simply follow the steps above and select the “backdrops” folder.

 

Known Issue with Asus Netbook eeePc's

 

 With Ubuntu 16.04 there is a known issue where sound does not work. We have performed a work around by authenticating the HDA eeePC sound card at bootup. This work around does work but at bootup the sound is automatically placed into mute. All you have to do is to click on the speaker icon on the top right and undo the mute function and then raise the volume level to what you prefer.

 Here is the solution that we deployed:

Here is the permanent solution, using amixer, a command-line tool similar to Alsamixer:

1. created a text file:
sudo mousepad
2. copy-paste these two lines into it:
/usr/bin/amixer -c 0 cset iface=MIXER,name='Headphone Playback Volume' 100%
/usr/bin/amixer -c 0 cset iface=MIXER,name='Headphone Playback Switch' 1+ toggle

  I used:
/usr/bin/amixer -c 0 sset Headphone playback 100%
/usr/bin/amixer -c 0 sset Headphone unmute
3. save it as /usr/bin/amixer_script.sh
4. make it executable with sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/amixer_script.sh
5. open System->Control Center->Startup Applications
6. add your script as a start-up application
  or to set startrup -line as follows: xterm -e /usr/bin/amixer_script.sh
Now every time you boot up you will have sound.
If it doesn't work, play around with instruction n° 2:
-c 1 instead of -c 0 for the second sound card
man amixer to see all options.


Instructions: Sited from:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure
https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/ubuntu/alsa-daily/+packages
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2279687
https://askubuntu.com/questions/193131/how-to-debug-lack-of-sound-in-asus-eee-pc

 

No Backgrounds after the initial install (especially in a VM or a near square style monitor)

 

Sometimes after the initial Peach installation the backgrounds fail to load if you have an older nearly square style monitor. The wallpaper used is in a more rectangular shape and at first the system my opt not to display a background at all rather than distort the background image. If this is the case for you simply right click anywhere in an unoccupied area of your desktop and select "Desktop Settings." Once the desktop settings application opens click on any of the available images and then - if desired - tick the "Change the background" box and set the number

of minutes for the backgrounds to change. Please note: Different Peach OSI versions have different wallpapers and quantity of wallpapers). Most all of our wallpapers are courtesy of Charlie Henson and available on Creative Commons.

 

Having trouble with your Wi-Fi?


 If you can connect your PC to a wired Ethernet connection or if you have another
 computer that you can gain web access go the following site:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WiFiHowTo

Here is a list of some web pages that I've found to be useful while setting up some Wi-Fi cards.

Wi-Fi How to

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WiFiHowTo
https://askubuntu.com/questions/87519/how-to-make-my-dell-1390-wlan-minicard-work
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper
https://www.dogpile.com/search/web?fcoid=417&fcop=topnav&fpid=2&q=ubuntu+install+Dell+wireless+1395+wlan+mini-card&ql=
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=978622
https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=960628
https://commweb-ps3.us.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19508294.aspx


Please note that before you can search the web or hope to correct your issue - you need to first determine what your Wi-Fi card is. To find out what Wi-Fi card is installed in your PC type
 CTRL-Alt-T simultaneously to pull up the terminal screen. Then while Peach OSI and in terminal (Ctrl-ALT-T) type "lspci -vvnn", without the quotes. This should give you a list of all the hardware on your PC. Scan up or down the list looking for any reference to an item of hardware named wireless, wanlo, Wi-Fi or any other term that could determine your Wi-Fi hardware. Once you find your Wi-Fi card, write down all the info pertaining to your Wi-Fi card. Then you can search the web for that particular card and any fixes that other users of that card have deployed in order to get your card working in Peach OSI. If all of this fails feel free to contact me at www.peachosi.com and I'll try to help you get your Wi-Fi going. I will still need to know the make and model of your PC and the name of the Wi-Fi card and its model number I can help you.

 

Starting a DVD:

 

 Peach OSI has been setup to automatically open the Parole media player when you insert a Movie DVD.

Then next hit enter and then enter your password and enter. After the command finishes running start over by reinserting your Video DVD and follow the rest of the instructions below. The instructions give your system a wider support for the playing of DVD movies.

 

Restricted Extras is needed and is pre-installed for playing restricted or encrypted DVD’s or CD’s

 

For the playing of more different kinds of video (especially encrypted DVD’s and CD’s) and music files on Peach OSI you will need to open the Synaptics Software Center and search and install “Xubuntu Restricted Extras”. This will install commonly used applications with restricted copyright (mp3, avi, mpeg, TrueType, Java, Flash), that we could not pre-install for you due to you needing to agree to the terms of the installation.  More about playing CD’s and DVD’s can be found here:

 

https://docs.xubuntu.org/1304/media-apps.html

 

Already installed is the libdvd-pkg package (there is no need to add third party repositories) via Synaptic or command line:

 

The Code we used to install the libdvd-pkg package:

 

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

 

We Followed the  libdvd-pkg's instructions to let it download, compile, and install libdvdcss.

 

This package automates the process of launching downloads of the source   

│ files for libdvdcss2 from videolan.org, compiling them, and installing    

│ the binary packages (libdvdcss2 libdvdcss-dev).                            

│                                                                            

│ Please run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg" to launch this process for   

│ the first time. (Also already performed for you).

 

If your DVD’s ever stop auto playing and you receive a message that no decrypter for DVD’s is installed then more than likely libdvdcss2 has been updated during the normal update process.

 

To fix Simply run

 

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

 

in a terminal to get your encrypted DVD working as normal again..

 

Reference info:

 

If activated, the APT post-invoke hook takes care of future automatic    

 │ upgrades of libdvdcss2 (which may be triggered by new versions of        

 │ libdvd-pkg). When updates are available, the hook will launch the       

 │ process of downloading the source, recompiling it, and (if "apt-get     

 │ check" reports no errors) using "dpkg -i" to install the new versions.   

 │                                                                          

 │ Alternatively, the process can be launched manually by running "sudo    

 │ dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg".

 

Music CD’s

 

Inserting a Music CD will auto open the CD Player and it will begin playing track 1 on the CD. When you are finished with the CD, pause the player and then close the player before ejecting your CD.

 

 

This Peach OSI installation has 3 available workspace/desktops and

you can change between your desktops by clicking on any of the 3 available in the

top panel above. Any open window on your screen can be moved to any of the 3

desktops by right clicking on the upper part of the window header and selecting

"Move to another workspace." Think of it as if you have three monitors.

 

Special support for NVidia graphics cards.

 

If you have an Nvidia graphics card you can install support for your NVidia graphics card in the Software Center available at the icon below like this . Once the Software Center opens fill in the search block with NVidia. Choose the latest version available in the Software Center.

 

NVidia card suggestions:

 

We recommend that you use the X-org X server graphics display driver while using Peach OSI. Some things of the NVidia drivers are not fully comapatible with Peach OSI. If you insist on using the NVidia drivers you may or may not have issues with the Splash Intro as Peach OSI boots and you will have possible problems running web applications like Kodi and the YouTube app. To change the driver used on your PC do the following.

 

In the dock on the bottom you see 8 tiny icons. Select the top left small icon for settings:

This opens the  “Settings” menu for Peach OSI. Inside the “Settings” Menu there are 4 categories of available settings. Scroll down to the “System” category and find  "Software and Updates".

Click on that icon entitled “Software and Updates.”  This will open the “Software and Updates” window. In the “Software and Updates” window you have 5 tabs. Click the tab labeled “Additional Drivers”. This will populate the open window with any special drivers that were installed when you initially loaded Peach OSI. It may take a couple of minutes to populate the window. If you have an NVidia graphics card then all of the available NVidia loaded will show up in this window. You can try other NVidia drivers by ticking on the small circle and then click on the “Apply Changes” button. Once the changes complete you will need to reboot. Once rebooted try Kodi to see if the newly installed driver works with Kodi. As I stated above, We recommend that you use the X-org X server graphics display driver while using Peach OSI. Some things of the NVidia drivers are not fully compatible with Peach OSI.

 

Basic support for Androids. It is more complicated to give full file transfer capability to a Linux system . The reason is due to the fact that there are so many different Android devices made by a myriad of different manufacturers. What we’ve done is to install the MTP-Tools set of program files which is what is needed to initiate Android support. Follow the information below to finish setting up your particular Android.

 



Connect your Android to your computer while Peach is running. On your device, open up the notification drawer, and click on “USB Connection type”. Make sure that MTP is selected.

Type these commands into a  terminal in Peach:

 

mtp-detect | grep idVendor
mtp-detect | grep idProduct
 

The output of these commands should give you your devices idVendor and idProduct. Write down the values given, as you'll need them later.

 

Run this command in terminal:

 

gksu gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
 

A Gedit window should open. Simply Copy and paste the line below. Replace VENDORID and PRODUCTID with the idVendor and idProduct you had wrote down earlier in Gedit.

 

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="VENDORID", ATTR{idProduct}=="PRODUCTID", MODE="0666"
 

 

Save and close the file. Then, disconnect your Android and run the following commands separately. Fill in the name of your deice as you would like to name the Android directory. Replace YOURUSERNAME with your Peach user name.

 

sudo service udev restart


sudo mkdir /media/name of your device
sudo chmod a+rwx /media/name of your device
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME fuse
 

Now, run the following command:

gksu gedit /etc/fuse.conf
 

In the Gedit window, remove the # at the beginning of the last line.

You’re almost done! Now, restart your computer, and then run these three commands:

echo "alias android-connect=\"mtpfs -o allow_other /media/name of your device\"" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "alias android-disconnect=\"fusermount -u /media/name of your device\"" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
 

Again, do re-type the quotes in each command after you’ve copied, otherwise the command won’t work.

Connect your phone again, and then make sure your phone is using MTP, then run this command in a terminal:

 

android-connect
 

You will able to connect your Android device to your Peach computer in order to edit files.

 

 

To add an application launcher to the dock (below), click on "Files" in the menu above.

Then click on "Files System" from the pull down menu. Then click through the

"/usr/share/applications/" folders until you can view the applications' icons. Drag

any application to the dock holding onto the icon until you see a red line as a

separator between the existing dock icons. A pop up will appear, confirm to add the

icon/launcher to the dock. To move the icon on the dock, right click on the icon

and select "Move" from the pull-down menu. Then grab the icon and drag it to any

location of the dock. Follow the same procedure for removing an icon from the dock.

(I.E. right click on the icon and select "Remove".

 

To add an application launcher to the desktop, click on "Files" in the menu above.

Then click on "File System" from the pull down menu. Then click through the

"/usr/share/applications/" folders until you can view the applications' icons. Drag

any application to the desktop holding onto the icon until you place the icon where

you want it. To delete a desktop icon, right click on the icon and select "delete."

Be wary of deleting Hard drive and/or USB drive icons. Deleting those may render access

to either null and void without further reprogramming.

 

Peach OSI has been designed in a way that most users will have no problem utilizing

their computers. If you should have any problems contact me manager@peachosi.com.

 

 

Known Issues:

 

Bug when trying to run multiple monitors:

Since Ubuntu was first introduced there has been a known bug where on some systems the ability to run multiple monitors is not completely possible. If you are trying to run multiple monitors on Peach OSI and you are experiencing problems please refer to the following URLs in order to help you get your multiple monitor setup up and running.

 

https://askubuntu.com/questions/450767/multi-display-issue-with-ubuntu-gnome-14-04

 

and

 

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1292398

 

 

Sometimes after the initial Peach installation the backgrounds fail to load if you have an older nearly square style monitor. The wallpaper used is in a more rectangular shape and at first the system my opt not to display a background at all rather than distort the background image. If this is the case for you simply right click anywhere in an unoccupied area of your desktop and select "Desktop Settings." Once the desktop settings application opens click on any of the available images and then - if desired - tick the "Change the background" box and set the number

of minutes for the backgrounds to change. Please note: Different Peach OSI versions have different wallpapers and quantity of wallpapers). Most all of our wallpapers are courtesy of Charlie Henson and available on Creative Commons.

 

 

 

If you are installing Peach OSI on a small screen appliance like a Netbook you may

want to set the dock (icon menu at the bottom of the screen) to auto hide so as to preserve more screen space for any open windows. To set the dock to auto hide

A.) Right click anywhere on the dock

B.) Select "Panel" from the pull down menu

C.) Select "Panel Preferences" from the next menu pull down

D.) Tick the box beside that reads, "Automatically show and hide the panel

The dock will then hide to give your smaller screen more available space.

In order to show the dock simply move the cursor to the bottom of the screen.

 

Credits: There is no way that I can give credit to all the people that have a part in

Peach OSI. However, their individual Licenses and Agreements can be found here:

Click on "Files" above - then "File System" - then open the folder “usr”, then “share”, then “doc”. From there you can get a copyright notice for each application installed on the Peach OSI under each applications “doc” folder along with any other pertinent information.

 

 

 

GNU Free Documentation License

 

Version 1.2, November 2002

Copyright © 2000,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

 

Legal Notice

Version 1.2, November 2002

 

 

 

PREAMBLE

The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other functional and useful document "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or non-commercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.

This License is a kind of "copy left", which means that derivative works of the document must themselves be free in the same sense. It complements the GNU General Public License, which is a copy left license designed for free software.

 

License:

 

   This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify

   it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by

   the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or

   (at your option) any later version.

 

 

Copyright (c) 2014 - James Carpenter - Peach OSI. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

 

With the Invariant Sections being Peach OSI 14.04 - 32 bit and Peach OSI 14.04 - 64 bit or any other variant with a beginning title of Peach OSI.

 

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

   but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

   MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the

   GNU General Public License for more details.

 

   You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License

   along with this package; if not, write to the Free Software

   Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA  02110-1301 USA

 



Licensing

Peach OSI is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies.

Each of these programs may come under a different license. This license policy describes the process that we follow in determining which software will be included by default in the Peach OSI operating system.

Copyright licensing and trademarks are two different areas of law, and we consider them separately in Peach OSI. The following policy applies only to copyright licenses. We evaluate trademarks on a case-by-case basis.

Categories of software in Peach OSI

The thousands of software packages available for Peach OSI are organized into four key groups or components: main, restricted, universe and multi-verse. Software is published in one of these components based on whether or not it meets our free software philosophy, and the level of support we can provide for it.

This policy only addresses the software that you will find in main and restricted, which contain software that is fully supported by the Peach OSI team and must comply with this policy.

Peach OSI 'main' component license policy

All application software included in the Peach OSI main component:

  • Must include source code. The main component has a strict and non-negotiable requirement that application software included in it must come with full source code.
  • Must allow modification and distribution of modified copies under the same license. Just having the source code does not convey the same freedom as having the right to change it. Without the ability to modify software, the Peach OSI community cannot support software, fix bugs, translate it, or improve it.
  • Peach OSI 'main' and 'restricted' component license policy
  • All application software in both main and restricted must meet the following requirements:
  • Must allow redistribution. Your right to sell or give away the software alone, or as part of an aggregate software distribution, is important because:
    1. You, the user, must be able to pass on any software you have received from Peach OSI in either source code or compiled form.
    2. While Peach OSI will not charge license fees for this distribution, you might want to charge to print Peach OSI CDs, or create your own customized versions of Peach OSI which you sell, and should have the freedom to do so.
  • Must not require royalty payments or any other fee for redistribution or modification.It's important that you can exercise your rights to this software without having to pay for the privilege, and that you can pass these rights on to other people on exactly the same basis.
  • Must allow these rights to be passed on along with the software. You should be able to have exactly the same rights to the software as we do.
  • Must not discriminate against persons, groups or against fields of endeavor. The license of software included in Peach OSI can not discriminate against anyone or any group of users and cannot restrict users from using the software for a particular field of endeavor - a business for example. So we will not distribute software that is licensed "freely for non-commercial use".
  • Must not be distributed under a license specific to Peach OSI. The rights attached to the software must not depend on the program being part of Peach OSI system. So we will not distribute software for which Peach OSI has a "special" exemption or right, and we will not put our own software into Peach OSI and then refuse you the right to pass it on.
  • Must not contaminate other software licenses.The license must not place restrictions on other software that is distributed along with it. For example, the license must not insist that all other programs distributed on the same medium be free software.
  • May require source modifications to be distributed as patches. In some cases, software authors are happy for us to distribute their software and modifications to their software, as long as the two are distributed separately, so that people always have a copy of their pristine code. We are happy to respect this preference. However, the license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from modified source code.
  • Documentation, firmware and drivers
  • Peach OSI contains licensed and copyrighted works that are not application software. For example, the default Peach OSI installation includes documentation, images, sounds, video clips and firmware. The Peach OSI community will make decisions on the inclusion of these works on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that these works do not restrict our ability to make Peach OSI available free of charge, and that you can continue to redistribute Peach OSI.
  • Software installed by default
  • When you install Peach OSI, you will typically install a complete desktop environment. It is also possible to install a minimal set of software (just enough to boot your machine) and then manually select the precise software applications to install. Such a "custom" install is usually favored by server administrators, who prefer to keep only the software they absolutely need on the server.
  • All of the application software installed by default is free software. In addition, we install some hardware drivers that are available only in binary format, but such packages are clearly marked in the restricted component.