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This is an old revision of PuppiArch made by CrustyLobster on 2012-05-27 21:17:01.

 

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So what is this exactly?
This is Arch Linux with Puppy small efficient programs added. Designed for the legendary ARM motherboard - 'Raspberry Pi'

How do I get Puppi Arch?
You don't. Not yet. You make it! You customise it!
Your Puppy, your choices! It is the Arch way + Puppy Power.
Later we will have a ready made real Puppi Arch

Get me started!
OK - you got it!


Step 1 download and install the Arch image file for Raspberry Pi on a SD card
With Puppy
In Puppy Slacko and most modern Puppys click on the downloaded Arch zip
It will expand
Move to the directory where the unzipped image is, open a console by
right clicking and select new terminal. Type
	# dd bs=1M if=archlinuxarm-27-03-2012.img of=/dev/sdc

The part archlinuxarm-27-03-2012.img is the image and if you have a later image
replace with the updated image name
more info
Other methods Other distros and Windows

Step 2 run 'Arch'
boot up
login root
password root

You are now at the Arch command line

Step 3 Update 'Arch'
(optional but recommended)
Arch is a rolling release - constantly updated .
Update command can take a while - took about 40 minutes on broadband

pacman -Syu

Step 4 install JWM Window Manager
This will give you the 'Puppy standard' Joes Window Manager . . .
pacman -S xf86-video-fbdev jwm

Step 5 start JWM Window Manager
xinit /usr/bin/jwm

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Puppification of Arch Linux for Raspberry Pi - JWM, Rox, Geany and mtpaint for Puppi using Arch binaries

Step 6 add Puppy style programs
Open the terminal
pacman -S rox geany mtpaint netsurf

Step 7 add better fonts
optional but recommended
open terminal
pacman -S ttf-dejavu


Step 8 run programs
Open the terminal and type
rox or geany etc

Step 9 Create an image file of my changes for other Puppi Users?
	dd if=/dev/sda of=/path/to/a/mounted/filesystem/filename.img 
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Step 10 Add programs compiled for Raspberry Pi ARM v6
Step 11 Add/Create custom Bacon Programs
Bacon BASIC to C Converter programs
Put SYNC after DISPLAY
like so
Code:
DISPLAY
SYNC
on programs using HUG

Step 12 Add Multimedia capability
sudo modprobe snd_bcm2835 at prompt after login / before "startx" for sound
pacman -S deadbeef

Useful tips/commands
tar xvzf something.tar.gz decompresses files eg. gtkdialog for ARM
If you want root access "sudo passwd root" at prompt after login / before "startx".

Where do I read more info?
Categories
CategoryTutorial
CategoryARM
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