9 Σεπ 2012

Siduction 12.1.1 'Desperado Reloaded'

A German low profile distro derived from sid, the unstable branch of debian. I like it !!!

Main site: http://siduction.org/index.php?lang=en

Edition's name:  Siduction 12.1.1 'Desperado Reloaded'

It exists in: Fluxbox, KDE, Openbox, Razor-qt, Xfce and LXDE, which i use to my pc.


01: Get the iso:
Europe:
http://ftp.spline.de/mirrors/siduction/iso/onestepbeyond/

North America:
http://mirror.lug.udel.edu/pub/siduction/iso/onestepbeyond/
http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/siduction/iso/onestepbeyond/

South America:
http://www.las.ic.unicamp.br/pub/siduction/iso/onestepbeyond/

02: Burn it with k3b, brasero or xfburn in linux, or nero in windows.

03: Installation:
-): Siduction uses a different installer compared to other linux distributions. This is midori, (yes the internet browser). A little bit of attention here and that's it.
-): It's a good idea to use here gparted as a partitioning tool. Note however the name of  the partitions somewhere, as it is difficult to find what is what later.

04: After rebooting into the new system, i have to do some changes to the repositories. I can find them at
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list, so that's what i do using the console:

# leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
or:
$ sudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
or:
# nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list
or:
$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/debian.list

and change to:

# unstable:
deb http://ftp2.fr.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp2.fr.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free

# multimedia:
# apt-get update && apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring && apt-get update
deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org sid main non-free

-): the unstable repos (debian sid) depends always from the country we are.
-): the sid repos are 100% compatible with siduction.

Also:

# leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list
or:
$ sudo leafpad /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list
or:
# nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list
or:
$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/siduction.list

and change to:

## base
deb http://packages.siduction.org/base unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.siduction.org/base unstable main contrib non-free

## extra
deb http://packages.siduction.org/extra unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.siduction.org/extra unstable main contrib non-free 

## user
deb http://packages.siduction.org/user unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.siduction.org/user unstable main contrib non-free

## fixes
deb http://packages.siduction.org/fixes unstable main contrib non-free
deb-src http://packages.siduction.org/fixes unstable main contrib non-free

# skype:
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

# Moonlight-Plugin-Mozilla (for iceweasel)
deb http://debian.meebey.net/pkg-mono/moon/ ./

# skype:
deb http://download.skype.com/linux/repos/debian/ stable non-free

# Moonlight-Plugin-Mozilla (for iceweasel)
deb http://debian.meebey.net/pkg-mono/moon/ ./

05: Dist-upgrade: the Siduction way.
As root:
# init 3

This command will give us the console mode.

# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade

This will update the entire system to the latest editions of the packages we use on our system. And finally:

# apt-get clean && apt-get autoclean && reboot
or:
# apt-get clean && apt-get autoclean && exit

-): the first command reboot the system, while the second one brings us back into the gui.

06: Applications i like to use:

Internet:
$ sudo aptitude install -R iceweasel iceweasel-l10n-el myspell-el-gr
$ sudo aptitude install -R flashplugin-nonfree
$ sudo aptitude install -R transmission amsn skype
$ sudo aptitude install tucan
$ sudo aptitude install moonlight-plugin-mozilla

Sound & Video:
$ sudo aptitude install gnome-alsamixer
or:
$ sudo aptitude install aumix-gtk
or:
$ sudo aptitude install alsamixergui
$ sudo aptitude install -R vlc totem brasero audacious
$ sudo aptitude install soundconverter sound-juicer
$ sudo aptitude install guvcview

Plugins & Libs:
$ sudo aptitude install lame ntfs-3g ntfsprogs
$ sudo aptitude install libdvdcss2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4
$ sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3
$ sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-lame cdparanoia
$ sudo aptitude install libasound2 libasound2-doc mpg321
$ sudo aptitude install gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad w32codecs
$ sudo aptitude install mozilla-plugin-vlc gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly

Photos & Images e.x jpg:
$ sudo aptitude install gpicview geeqie
$ sudo aptitude install -R shotwell

Office:
$ sudo aptitude install -R libreoffice-writer
$ sudo aptitude install -R libreoffice-calc
$ sudo aptitude install -R libreoffice-impress
$ sudo aptitude install recoll

Pdf & etc:
$ sudo aptitude install xarchiver unrar fbreader p7zip zip bzip2
$ sudo aptitude install -R epdfview chmsee

07: And some tips:

Time config: $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

In case of a second language, we have to configure the system, and this is how we can do it. It is not the only way, but the way i use.
Keymap:
$ sudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
and there i put the line below, for change between two or more languages, plus the application(s) i want to start the same time:
@setxkbmap -option grp:switch,grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll fr,gr
@gkrellm
> logout & login

Clock:
http://linux.die.net/man/3/strftime
%a %d  %b  %Y %H:%M:%S

Localpurge: This application can help the situation, by purging not only the languages we don't want to use, but, by purging and cleaning automatically the cache after every dist-upgrade.
$ sudo aptitude install localepurge
$ sudo localepurge

Keyboard-configuration:
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration

Configure Keyboard:
# aptitude install console-data console-tools debconf (kbd goes out)
# dpkg-reconfigure console-data
# reboot

Change the default language with:
# dpkg-reconfigure locales

Change the default keyboard layout:
# dpkg-reconfigure console-data
# dpkg-reconfigure console-setup

Update-flashplugin-nonfree:
# update-flashplugin-nonfree -iv
or:
# update-flashplugin-nonfree --install
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

System:
$ inxi -v2