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« on: April 10, 2017, 01:36:40 PM »
Since XiniX comes with the bare minimum required to get a basic working system, drivers for most equipment will need to be installed in order to get a fully working device.  This board will allow users to post the appropriate information so that a drivers set can be created for you (and others with the same equipment).  To create a post, simply copy and paste the below segment into a new message (with the title composing the first three fields) and fill out as much as you can:

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Manufacturer:
Make:
Model:
Model No:
Version:
Peripherals:

It is important to note that the 'Model No' can be found on one of the labels stuck on the device.  In addition to the above information, we also need the hardware profiles that make up the device.  To generate this information, open a prompt by going to 'Recent > Software' and clicking the 'Aterm' entry.  Once at the prompt, type in the following commands:

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lspci > /tmp/lspci.txt
lshw | sed 's/ *serial: .*//' > /tmp/lshw.txt

This will generate two text files containing the desired information in your '/tmp' directory.  Attach both of those files along with the information listed at the top and a drivers set will be created.  An example has been included below (do NOT copy this in your post):

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Manufacturer: Dell
Make: Dimension
Model: 2200
Model No: MTC2
Version: 1.0
Peripherals: CD-Rom, sound card, wired network adapter
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 01:15:06 PM »
Also, if possible, create a reply with instructions on how to perform the installation of the drivers for that specific model.  A template is included below as a guideline:


Steps to install the drivers:

1) Plug in the wired network connection before turning on the device (as of the 2017.04.07.0 version, this is a requirement for wired networking)

2) Turn on the computer and immediately press the F12 key multiple times to display the boot device list
2a) Unless the computer is already set to boot to optical media first, turn on the computer and enter the BIOS by pressing the F1 (or F11) key multiple times
2b) Go to the "Boot" option using the left or right arrow keys and then adjust which device is booted first, second, third, etc by entering the "Boot Device Priority" option

3) Insert the 32bit version of the XiniX boot media into the optical drive and select the "CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive" option
3a) Insert the 32bit or 64bit version of the XiniX boot media into the optical drive and select the "Onboard CD-ROM Drive" option
3b) Attach the 32bit or 64bit version of the XiniX boot media into a USB port and select the "USB Device" option; press F8 multiple times to display the "XiniX Boot Options" menu
3a) Insert the 32bit or 64bit version of the XiniX boot media into the optical drive and select the corresponding option prefixed with "CD/DVD:"
3b) Attach the 32bit or 64bit version of the XiniX boot media into a USB port and select the corresponding option prefixed with "USB:"; press F8 multiple times to display the "XiniX Boot Options" menu

4) Select "Low Resolution" from the 'XiniX Boot Options" menu

5) In the "Welcome" wizard run through the setup to create a DATA partition and optionally install and desired software

6) When you reach the desktop, a balloon should appear referencing the installation of the more powerful graphical system - click the "Install" button

NOTE: if you miss this step, go into "Access > Local > Software > System" and after it has populated (it will take a minute or two), click the toggle icon and select the "Install" option for the "xorg" entry

7) Go into "Access > Device > Drivers" (using 'now has zen' as password), again waiting a minute or two for population, then the click the toggle icon and select the "Install" option for the "Dell_Inspiron_580" entry

8) Now you can optionally perform step 7 again with the "xf86_video_intel" entry or simply reboot the device twice to have the proper video driver installed

NOTE: the first reboot should boot back into the "Low Resolution" mode, then the "Start XiniX" option for the second time