Summer 2014 Base Install - July 14 2014
My Learning Experience Installing Summer
Installed no problem at all. Added myself as a user and started to set up my home directory as I do and cp'g stuff over, symlinking, and shit like that. Updated my fstab to auto mount my /data partition and installed my typical bloat.
I had to update, then install the firmware-brcm80211. Kept things simple and just copied over my /etc/network/interfaces from Gruffalo and sudo ifup wlan0 was all I needed. No worries there.
I ran into a bit of a problem with the upgrade. Ran into a block with initramfs-tools. But this was slightly different than some of you all had.
But got still
So I created /lib/live/, then /lib/live/boot myself and
and we're good and ready to rock
Now that I was all updated, I started on some other stuff, like the touchpad. Normally it works OOTB, but this time I had to put some work into it.
Created a 51-synaptics.conf with this code
Identifier "touchpad catchall"
Option "TapButton1" "1"
Option "VertEdgeScroll" "on"
That didn't work, so I replaced the 50-synaptics.conf with the same. However, while doing so realized I had a small typo with the 'I' in 'MatchIsTouchpad' not capitalized. But I forged on with replacing the 50 file. And alas, that worked.
UPDATE: so it turns out all I need was
Well shit, that could have saved me a few hours. But that's no problem. It was a fruitful learning experience. Now the next time will be that much easier
So all in all, after adding my typical bloat additions, I'm happy and will use this as my main spin
And here are the scrots of the end result
So before you get carried away with how much bloat I installed, lets break it down.
dbus and dbus-x11 are required for dunst and some other shit
iceweasel as my fancy browser
weechat for irc
cmus for music
leafpad for, well, you, know, sometimes you just need a simple gui text editor
chkconfig to turn off just about all autostart services
feh for pictures
compton for shadows
murrine-themes so the browser theme looks smooth
xcursor-themes so I can have my belove 'handhelds' cursor theme
Thank you Machinebacon for another solid base. Next will be the Fall base, but for now, lets just sit back and enjoy summer