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2017-04-30Add boot-time tweak 'nsh' to disable new sub-pixel hinting in freetype Eric Hameleers1-0/+48
Freetype has enabled a 'new style' of sub-pixel hinting, based on the Infinality patch but simplified for speed. Some people feel that this new type of hinting is resulting in worse font rendering than with the old auto-hinter built into Freetype. The new tweak 'nsh' effectively disables the new type of sub-pixel hinting and makes Freetype fall back to the old behaviour. Usage: add "tweaks=nsh" to the boot commandline of the Live OS.
2017-01-23The liveinit script is a template too and cannot be used as-is. Eric Hameleers1-0/+0
This file was forgotten in the previous commit. It has now also been given a '.tpl' extension in the liveslak sources, to indicate that it is a template and not usable as-is. The '' script parses the template file and performs a series of variable substitutions to generate the final 'init' script inside the initrd of the ISO image.
2017-01-23Add '2017' to the copyright statements. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2017-01-01DLACK: create a default config for localectl. Eric Hameleers1-0/+2
2016-08-15liveinit: sort the modules found with 'find' to assure correct loading order. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2016-07-31liveinit: allow modules to be organized in subdirectories. Eric Hameleers1-19/+29
The addons/ and optional/ directory will be searched for *.sxz modules even if they live in subdirectories. This allows you to organize your modules instead of dumping them all into a single directory. If a module fails to load (because it is corrupted for instance) liveinit will mention this on screen and write the modulename to a file '/mnt/live/modules/failed'.
2016-07-28liveinit: warn if a module could not be mounted. Eric Hameleers1-4/+9
2016-07-28liveinit: add a forgotten '$MARKER' prefix to a console message. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2016-07-22liveinit: Use Shift-AltGr as the Compose Key, seems to be the sanest choice. Eric Hameleers1-7/+8
As documented in file "/usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/xorg.lst": lv3 Key to choose 3rd level lv3:ralt_switch_multikey Right Alt, Shift+Right Alt key is Compose And as explained in : There are four levels of keyboard entry. Selecting a level involves holding a set of modifier keys down, this changes the function of all the other keys on the keyboard. The levels are, by default: Level Modifier Keys produced ------------------------------- 1 None Lowercase letters, numbers, etc. 2 Shift Uppercase letters, symbols printed on keyboard, etc. 3 AltGr Extra symbols not printed on the keyboard, some dead keys. 4 AltGr-Shift Even more symbols, more dead keys. Dead keys are keys that appear to do nothing at first; they apply an accent to the next letter you type. Third and fourth level choosers: Holding down the AltGr key and pressing another key will produce a third level character. Holding down the AltGr and Shift keys (the order can be important) and pressing another key will produce a fourth level character. Note that some combinations are dead keys; an additional key-press is required whereupon a diacritic will be added to the final character keyed. Compose key: Keying the combination Shift+AltGr (in that order), releasing these keys, then entering two other keys will produce a special character.
2016-07-22liveinit: replace instances of 'live' username with '${LIVEUID}'. Eric Hameleers1-6/+8
2016-07-20liveinit: use AltGr as Compose Key only for US keyboard layouts. Eric Hameleers1-11/+24
2016-07-20liveinit: optionally specify XkbOptions through the "xkb" boot parameter. Eric Hameleers1-10/+25
Variable XKB can be set to "XkbLayout,XkbVariant,XkbOptions". For example "xkb=ch,fr,compose:sclk,grp:alt_shift_toggle" Note that the XkbOptions can be several comma-separated values. The XkbLayout and XkbVariant values must not contain commas. You can still set just the XkbVariant by adding something like "kbd=ch xkb=,fr"
2016-06-23liveslak: enhance the boot debug a bit. Eric Hameleers1-5/+11
Some explanation about what the 'debug' boot parameter does: 'debug=1' => enable some strategic pauses during boot while showing 'mount' and 'blkid' output, so you can scroll back and inspect the proceedings (just 'debug' also enables level 1). 'debug=2' => enable verbose script execution in addition to the above pause moments. 'debug=3' => verbose script execution but without the mount/blkid info during the strategically placed pauses. 'debug=4' => dumps you into a debug shell right before the switch_root. No other pauses other debugging aids are offered like with levels 1, 2 or 3. But you can check the health of your Live system before Slackware boots up.
2016-06-20Allow persistence and (luks) containers in subdirectories. Eric Hameleers1-5/+5
2016-06-15Deal properly with the user enabling any optional/addon kernel modules. Eric Hameleers1-0/+17
When the user loads a non-system squashfs module (for instance from the optional or addons subdirectories) and this contains kernel modules, then the kernel must be made aware using a "depmod -a" call. The previous implementation did this at the end of rc.local but that was too late in the boot process: the kernel needs to be aware of the new modules straight from the start, so that udev can enable the hardware which is supported by these new kernel drivers on time. So the depmod call was moved to the live init script (inside the initrd).
2016-06-15liveinit: use boot parameter "nop=wipe" to erase existing persistent data. Eric Hameleers1-0/+16
Sometimes your Slackware Live develops issues because the persistent data storage is conflicting with new packages or data which you added to the Live OS. This can be fixed by erasing persistent data, thereby reverting the Live OS to its initial state - i.e. when the USB stick was booted for the first time. For this purpose the functionality of the existing "nop" boot parameter was extended to allow the '=' and specifying a value of 'wipe'. Note that the persistent data will be wiped before the Live OS boots, and it does not matter if you are using a persistence directory or a container file for storing persistent data. This wipe includes all your persistent personal data in /home/ unless you have moved your /home into a container file on the USB stick.
2016-06-15liveinit: DEBUG=4 dumps you into a debug shell right before the switch_root. Eric Hameleers1-2/+3
After doing your debug checks you can then type "exit" to exit the debug shell. The init script will continue with the switch_root and boot the OS.
2016-05-29Silence a (harmless) error during network boot. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
We bind-mount /run if we started dhcpcd - so it can not be un-mounted at the end of the init.
2016-05-28Ensure that a PXE-booted Slackware Live will shutdown properly. Eric Hameleers1-0/+10
In case of network boot, do not kill the network, umount NFS prematurely or stop udevd on shutdown.
2016-05-18Git rid of a (harmless) error message during boot. Eric Hameleers1-4/+8
2016-05-17Call 'depmod' when a loaded optional/addon contains kernel modules. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2016-05-17Disable the SSH daemon by default and use a tweak to start it on demand. Eric Hameleers1-0/+4
The passwords for users 'live' and 'root' are easy to guess. When you use the Slackware Live Edition on a public network, you do not want people to use an exposed SSH login. If you still want to have the SSH daemon enabled on boot, use the 'tweak' boot parameter and provide a 'ssh' value as follows: "tweak=ssh" This can be combined with other tweaks of course, all comma-separated.
2016-05-13liveinit: deprecate "nga" boot parameter and add "tweaks" parameter instead. Eric Hameleers1-11/+68
The functionality of the old "nga" parameter is now implemented as a "tweak". Tweaks are customizations that cater to specific hardware needs. Syntax: tweaks=tweak1[,tweak2,[,...]] Example: tweaks=nga,tpb Currently implemented tweaks: - nga => no glamor acceleration (X.Org tweak). - tpb => enable TrackPoint scrolling while holding down middle mouse button. - syn => start the syndaemon for better support of Synaptics touchpads.
2016-05-12Fixes for the broken 'load/noload' boot parameters and rootcopy location. Eric Hameleers1-2/+2
Provided by GigglesUK, thanks.
2016-05-05liveinit: allow PXE server to work even when the Live media is copied to RAM. Eric Hameleers1-6/+14
2016-05-05liveinit: when network-booting, add MAC address as suffix to the hostname. Eric Hameleers1-1/+20
This default behaviour can be prohibited by applying an extended 'hostname' boot parameter as follows: hostname=your_custom_hostname,fixed The qualifier 'fixed' after the comma will prevent the hostname from being changed to something else than 'your_custom_hostname'.
2016-04-29Update the 'timeconfig' script in, not in liveinit. Eric Hameleers1-2/+0
2016-04-27Deal with custom timezones (non-UTC) in KDE4 and PLASMA5. Eric Hameleers1-0/+11
2016-04-22liveinit: make the DHCP wait time configurable and set a longer default. Eric Hameleers1-6/+10
New boot parameter: dhcpwait=<numseconds> Maximum wait time for the DHCP client to configure a network interface (new default: 20 seconds, was 10 seconds).
2016-04-19liveinit: make the udev trigger for net devices more rebust. Eric Hameleers1-10/+21
2016-04-13Add NFS root support. Eric Hameleers1-1/+150
It is now possible to PXE-boot the Slackware Live Edition. Extract the content of the ISO to (for instance) a new directory called 'slackware-live' below your TFTP server's /tftproot directory and then add lines like this to your pxelinux.cfg/default file: label liveslak kernel slackware-live/boot/generic append initrd=slackware-live/boot/initrd.img load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 rw printk.time=0 kbd=us tz=Europe/Amsterdam locale=us_EN.utf8 nfsroot= hostname=pxelive Two new boot parameters have been added to support a NFS root: * nfsroot => mandatory parameter defines the IP address of the NFS server and the path to the extracted content of Slackware Live Edition. * nic => parameter defining the driver for the network card (optional and usually not needed because UDEV will figure out the driver for you), the interface name (optional), the IP configuration method (static IP or DHCP), and in case of a static IP, the required parameters ipaddress, netmask and an optional gateway. Note that the 'nic' parameter is optional if you have a DHCP server in your LAN: Slackware Live will figure out what the interface name is. Syntax of these parameters: nic=<driver>:<interface>:<dhcp|static>[:ipaddr:netmask[:gateway]] Example use of these parameters: nfsroot= nic=auto:eth0:static: nic=:eth1:static:
2016-04-08liveinit: correctly create an overlay of all installed content. Eric Hameleers1-5/+12
The 'setup2hd' script will use this readonly overlay to install to your harddrive. However, this readonly overlay still contained the Live customizations which you do not want copied over to your harddrive. This update fixes the logical fallacy so that 'setup2hd' works properly now.
2016-03-29Fix the 'setup2hd' script's method of Live content installation. Eric Hameleers1-3/+9
In the original version of the script, the squashfs modules' contents would be extracted one after the other. However this disregards any package or file deletions inbetween modules. As a result, e.g. a PLASMA5 installation to disk using 'setup2hd' would leave several artefacts in removed_scripts and removed_packages and probably in other locations too. The overlay is now constructed somewhat differently, so that 'setup2hd' can access the full read-only filesystem properly; it will copy this content to the harddisk using rsync. A progress indicator will show the stats of files that are actually being transferred. At the same time, the 'setup2hd' script's language settings are now hard-coded by setting 'LC_ALL' and LANG to "C". Slackware's setup scripts parse command output and expect english texts there, but when you selected a different language when booting your Live OS, this would confuse e.g. 'liloconfig' to the extent that it failed to find the Linux partitions.
2016-03-11liveinit: put the 'rescue shell' commands into a function call. Eric Hameleers1-12/+21
2016-03-10Increase the maximum number of loop devices the Live OS will use to 96. Eric Hameleers1-1/+9
If you have a large number of addon modules, 96 may still be too low. This value can be changed on boot-time by the 'maxloops=' boot parameter.
2016-03-09Add preliminary support for booting a Live ISO image in your filesystem. Eric Hameleers1-8/+28
Boot parameter "livemedia=" has been expanded; Generic syntax for explicitly defining your live media: livemedia=/dev/sdX The syntax for pointing the initrd to an ISO image of Slackware Live Edition instead of a partition or DVD media expands on the above: livemedia=/dev/sdX:/path/to/slackwarelive.iso Note: this functionality is yet untested ;-)
2016-03-09Fix the 'localhd' boot parameter. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2016-03-09Add the missing part of the "disable glamor 2d acceleration" patch. Eric Hameleers1-2/+6
New boot option 'nga' (which stands for 'no glamor acceleration') adds a configuration file to X.Org. This disables the (now default) glamor acceleration which causes a X startup failure with the error: "EGL_MESA_drm_image required; (EE) modeset(0): glamor initialization failed".
2016-03-03liveinit: add 'nga' boot parameter to disable glamor 2D acceleration. Eric Hameleers1-0/+15
X.Org in a QEMU VM will refuse to start if glamor is used for 2D acceleration.
2016-02-27Remove duplicate line. Eric Hameleers1-1/+0
Was there from the beginning... glad someone noticed it, thanks SangDae.
2016-02-17New boot parameter "localhd" to initialize RAID/LVM on local harddisks. Eric Hameleers1-15/+31
2016-02-14liveinit: do not give the OS access to the Live media if "toram" was specified. Eric Hameleers1-4/+18
If we mounted the media partition in the Live OS, an I/O error will be the result when the user removes the boot media from the computer.
2016-02-13liveinit: fix the mount command by removing a superfluous '%'. Eric Hameleers1-1/+1
2016-02-09liveinit: if "toram" was specified, increase the size of the RAM filesystem. Eric Hameleers1-1/+9
Also, make sure that we do not try and make any persistent writes when 'toram' was specified as a boot parameter, since 'toram' means that the user intends to remove the boot media afterwards.
2016-02-09Make X Keyboard configuration work properly. Eric Hameleers1-6/+6
- fix detection of german (de) keyboard layout to configure Compose Key, - actually use field #6 of the languages file (X Keyboard layout & variant) when generating the grub and syslinux boot configuration files.
2016-02-06Boot parameter "livemedia=": also support UUID and LABEL. Eric Hameleers1-2/+12
Examples: + livemedia=08d500da-9538-435c-94fc-c97b1c96d1b1 + livemedia=LIVESLAK + livemedia=/dev/sde1
2016-02-06liveinit: better support for german localizations. Eric Hameleers1-1/+6
Based on feedback, use Scroll Lock instead of AltGr as the Compose Key. Also, use 'de-latin1-nodeadkeys' instead of 'de-latin1' for console keyboard layout, 'de_DE@euro' instead of 'de_DE.utf8' as language definition and 'nodeadkeys' as the X keyboard variant.
2016-02-06liveinit: use MARKER instead of INITRD as prefix for message display at boot. Eric Hameleers1-31/+35
2016-02-02Live init: add 'blacklist' bootparam to prevent loading of kernel driver(s). Eric Hameleers1-0/+15
Any kernel modules mentioned here will be added to the modprobe blacklist. This will help out people who need to blacklist the nouveau driver, for instance if they have a too-new computer. Syntax: blacklist=mod1[,mod2[,...]]
2016-02-02Live init: eject the Live CDROM/DVD medium after loading modules into RAM. Eric Hameleers1-0/+3
Only relevant if the user added the 'toram' boot option.