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dCore Desktop Quicky

A basic dCore install consists of a kernel, an initrd file and a properly configured boot loader. This provides only a commandline interface. Perform the following steps to set up a basic graphic desktop, which can be modified afterwards as desired.

Note the -r flag (eg. sce-import -br Xprogs) may optionally be used to extract Debian ('*.deb') files in RAM when importing extensions. The -b flag ensures newly created SCE extensions are automatically loaded at boot time.

  • Run tce-setdrive to specify the partition to be used for dCore's data files.
  • Run sce-import -b Xprogs to install software needed for dCore graphics.
  • Run sce-import -b xorg-all to install all X.org graphic drivers
  • Run sce-import -b wbar to install the wbar program launcher.
  • Run sce-import -b flwm_topside or sce-import -b flwm to install Fast Light Window Manager.
  • Add a desktop boot code to the system's boot loader (eg. desktop=flwm or desktop=flwm_topside).
  • Reboot system into a graphic desktop.

In most cases the above steps will result in a good working system, if not try installing kernel modules for graphic drivers, reboot and test. As outlined, additional customization, such as xorg.conf file installation, may be needed to tweak monitor resolution. Review the relevant READMEs for additional information.

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