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dcore:system_software [2016/05/14 15:40]
nitram [dCore Video Drivers]
dcore:system_software [2017/10/10 13:37] (current)
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 ====== dCore System Software ====== ====== dCore System Software ======
-Get your hardware up and running - drivers, firmware, kernel modules, tips and examples.+ 
 +Get hardware running on your dCore install - drivers, firmware, kernel modules, tips and examples:
  
 Hardware requires drivers and some hardware also requires [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Firmware|firmware]]. A decent summary may be "firmware allows the hardware to "do" stuff and drivers allow software to interact with the hardware". As dCore aims to keep kernel size small, specific kernel modules may also require installation to get hardware running. Hardware requires drivers and some hardware also requires [[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/Firmware|firmware]]. A decent summary may be "firmware allows the hardware to "do" stuff and drivers allow software to interact with the hardware". As dCore aims to keep kernel size small, specific kernel modules may also require installation to get hardware running.
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 It is recommended all drivers, firmware and kernel modules be installed onboot (ie. added to sceboot.lst) using the ''sce-import -b'' command. It is recommended all drivers, firmware and kernel modules be installed onboot (ie. added to sceboot.lst) using the ''sce-import -b'' command.
-==== dCore Firmware ==== 
-Some firmware is available in the dCore repository (use ''sce-searchprebuilt'' command to view list and ''sce-import'' to install). Ubuntu firmware is contained in the packages linux-firmware and linux-firmware-nonfree. They should be loaded at boot time through 'sceboot.lst'. Notice some firmware is distributed in the linux-image package, that is together with the kernel. Loading that into dCore probably would not be very productive. Instead the firmware files need to be extracted individually and saved for persistence, as per this [[dcore:hp-compaq_tc1000#ethernet|ethernet firmware installation example]]. 
-==== dCore Graphic Drivers ==== 
-**[[dcore:xorg-video_driver_packages|> dCore Graphic Drivers]]** 
-==== dCore Wireless ==== 
-**[[dcore:wireless_set-up|> Guide for setting up wireless]]**: a step-by-step guide from the console as well as through the GUI. The access from the console is necessary for using dCore on a device with wireless connection only. 
  
-  * [[http://tinycorelinux.net/dCore/x86/README/README-wireless.txt|README-page]] for wireless +===== Built-in kernel modules ===== 
-  * [[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,17950.msg108446.html#msg108446|Forum thread]] about connecting to a wireless network with hidden ESSID.+Note that modules which are already built into the kernel cannot be handled by the usual mechanisms, i.e. via '/etc/modules' and '/etc/modprode.d/'. Whilst it is well possible to modify such files by including them in the dCore backup, they will get loaded too late in the boot-process. At the time the kernel loads its modules, their content will be read from the immutable initial ram disk. Instead, one can include a ''modprobe''-statement in '/opt/bootlocal.sh'. 
 + 
 +The same goes for black-listing kernel modules. Alternatively to the above way one may also pass the respective names, separated by commas, via the ''blacklist'' boot-code. 
 +===== dCore Firmware ===== 
 +Some firmware is available in the dCore repository. Use the ''sce-searchprebuilt'' command to view a list of what is available then ''sce-import -b <SCE>'' to install. For Ubuntu-based dCore, firmware is contained in the packages linux-firmware and linux-firmware-nonfree and should also be installed to run at boot using ''sce-import -b <SCE>''. Note some firmware is distributed in the linux-image package, that is together with the kernel. Loading that into dCore would not be productive. Instead the firmware files need to be extracted individually and saved for persistence, as per this [[dcore:hp-compaq_tc1000#ethernet|ethernet firmware installation example]]. 
 + 
 +===== dCore Graphic Servers and Drivers ===== 
 + 
 +**[[dcore:xorg-video_driver_packages|> dCore Graphic Servers and Drivers]]** 
 +===== dCore Wireless ===== 
 + 
 +**[[dcore:wireless_set-up|> dCore Wireless]]** 
 + 
 +  * [[http://tinycorelinux.net/dCore/x86/README/README-wireless.txt|Wireless README]] 
 +  * [[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,17950.msg108446.html#msg108446|Wireless network with hidden ESSID thread]]
  
-==== dCore Sound ====+===== dCore Sound =====
  
-**[[dcore:sound|> dCore Sound page]]**+**[[dcore:sound|> dCore Sound]]**
  
-==== dCore Suspend/Hibernate ====+===== dCore Suspend/Hibernate =====
  
-**[[dcore:suspending|> Suspend/hibernate page]]**+**[[dcore:suspending|> dcore Suspend/Hibernate]]**
  
-==== dCore Printing ====+===== dCore Printing =====
  
-**[[dcore:printing|> Printing page]]**+**[[dcore:printing|> dCore Printing]]**
  
-==== dCore Scanning ====+===== dCore Scanning =====
  
-**[[dcore:scanning|> Scanning page]]**+**[[dcore:scanning|> dCore Scanning]]**
  
-==== dCore LVM ====+===== dCore LVM =====
  
-[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,16120.msg114993.html#msg114993|LVM]]+[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,16120.msg114993.html#msg114993|dCore LVM link]]
  
-==== dCore VirtualBox ===+===== dCore VirtualBox ====
  
-[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,17523.0.html|VirtualBox]]+[[http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,17523.0.html|dCore VirtualBox link]]
  
  
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