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dCore Wiki Welcome page

Welcome to dCore, a minimal live Linux system based on Micro Core (Tiny Core Linux) that uses scripts to download selected packages directly from vast Debian or Ubuntu repositories and converts them into useable SCEs (self-contained extensions).

Supplementing dCore's small base with SCE extensions allows a user to create a fully customized system. Installing and setting up a persistent system is straightforward. Numerous Window Managers and Desktop Environments are available. The developer is very helpful to get systems running and provides support.

Note the left-side 'Navigation&' links are for Tiny Core wiki topics, this may confuse users seeking dCore information:

dCore FAQ

An overview of dCore:
> dCore FAQ page

dCore Screenshots

Official and user contributed screenshots:

  • Official dCore Screenshots
  • User Contributed Screenshots

dCore History and Concepts

An overview of dCore history and concepts:

  • dCore History
  • Basic Concepts
  • System Start
  • Package Management
  • How to Contribute

dCore Base Installation

How to install the dCore base system:

  • dCore Installation Guides (including boot-loader configuration)
  • dCore Swap
  • dCore Desktop Quicky
  • dCore Updates (kernel and initrd)
  • dCore Localisation (locale and keyboard layout)
  • dCore Hardware Installation Notes

dCore Basic Usage Guide

A basic dCore usage guide for new users:

  • Overview
  • Basic GUI Management
  • Basic CLI Management
  • Window Manager usage
  • Kernel Updates
  • Base File System Updates
  • SCE Updates
  • Persistence and System Changes
  • Backup
  • Maintenance
  • Resources

dCore Extension Management

How to manage and optimize dCore's SCE extensions to expand system functionality:

  • dCore SCE Overview
  • dCore SCE Management Commands
  • Advanced dCore SCE Strategies
  • Important Grep Notice

dCore System Software

Get hardware running on your dCore install - drivers, firmware, kernel modules, tips and examples:

  • dCore Firmware
  • dCore Graphic Drivers
  • dCore Wireless
  • dCore Sound
  • dCore Suspend/Hibernate
  • dCore Printing
  • dCore Scanning
  • dCore LVM
  • dCore VirtualBox

dCore X Window System

Overview of dCore graphic installations, Window Managers and Desktop Environments:

  • Default dCore Boot (CLI vs X Windows)
  • dCore Window Managers and Desktop Environments
  • Unofficial Window Managers and Desktop Environments
  • Official vs Unofficial Graphic Environments
  • Migrate from FLWM to LXDE
  • Essential dCore READMEs
  • Fonts and Icons

dCore Desktop Applications

Information and tips regarding dCore desktop applications:

  • Browsers
  • Compile Tools
  • Flash
  • File Managers
  • Games
  • Images and Graphics
  • Java Runtime Environment
  • Miscellaneous
  • Multimedia
  • Note taking
  • Panels and Launchers
  • PDF Viewers
  • Synchronisation
  • System Monitoring
  • System Search
  • Terminal Emulators
  • Text Editors

dCore Server & Networking

Information and tips in regards to running a dCore server:

  • Overview
  • iptables
  • NTFS
  • Samba
  • smbclient
  • SSH
  • NFS Client

Unofficial dCore Scripts & Tricks

Unofficial user contributed scripts and guides that may be useful to others:

  • dCore Automatic Install Script (LichenSymbiont)
  • Flash 10 SCE Creation Script (nitram)
  • Easytether on minimal dCore (cannedD)
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