Jerry Matheny | 4 Dec 22:51 2007
Picon

Installing GRML with Speech

Hello, I am a blind computer user, and am trying to install GRML on my laptop computer. My setup is as follows:
I'm using the speakup_synth=ltlk boot parameter to start my external synthesizer, however I wish to also use a 2 gb swap partition that I have created just in case. How can I run grml2hd to do this? Also, how do I go about installing TTSynth to have software speech via Speakup afterwards? I have the deb image needed for TTSynth. I just need the library it needs to install. And also, what steps are needed to get Gnome and Orca running? Sorry to ask so many questions, but this is the best Linux distro that has detected all my hardware, and seems to work the best with the sound card, which is a must when you are a blind laptop Linux user. So any help I could get would be very much appreciated.
 
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Jerry
 
<div>
<div>Hello, I am a blind computer user, and am trying to 
install GRML on my laptop computer. My setup is as follows:</div>
<div>I'm using the speakup_synth=ltlk boot parameter to 
start my external synthesizer, however I wish to also use a 2 gb swap partition 
that I have created just in case. How can I run grml2hd to do this? Also, how do 
I go about installing TTSynth to have software speech via Speakup afterwards? I 
have the deb image needed for TTSynth. I just need the library it needs to 
install. And also, what steps are needed to get Gnome and Orca running? Sorry to 
ask so many questions, but this is the best Linux distro that has detected all 
my hardware, and seems to work the best with the sound card, which is a must 
when you are a blind laptop Linux user. So any help I could get would be very 
much appreciated.</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Thanks in advance,</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Jerry</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
</div>
Jerry Matheny | 5 Dec 01:06 2007
Picon

Having trouble installing packages with apt-get

How can I fix this problem? I try to install packages with apt-get and it wants to remove kernel-headers-grml. But I want to be able to install new packages. What is a good way to fix this?
 
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Jerry
 
<div>
<div>How can I fix this problem? I try to install 
packages with apt-get and it wants to remove kernel-headers-grml. But I want to 
be able to install new packages. What is a good way to fix this?</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Thanks in advance,</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
<div>Jerry</div>
<div>&nbsp;</div>
</div>
Maurice McCarthy | 5 Dec 02:53 2007

Re: Having trouble installing packages with apt-get

Welcome Jerry,

I'm not great with computers but I'm learning a lot with grml.

The kernel headers are not important, I don't think, unless you are
compiling software. You will still be able to install packages.

The package aptitude is generally preferred to apt-get and both function
on the command line in a similar fashion. But the link between them has
been broken recently so it may not be clever to change if all is OK with
apt-get. Also I have recently found that aptsh, a pseudo-shell on top of
apt-get, works very much faster for me with my 11 year old computer. I
don't know how hard or easy it is for you to learn new packages like this.

Best Wishes
Moss

> How can I fix this problem? I try to install packages with apt-get and it
> wants to remove kernel-headers-grml. But I want to be able to install new
> packages. What is a good way to fix this?
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Jerry
> _______________________________________________
> Grml mailing list - Grml <at> mur.at
> http://lists.mur.at/mailman/listinfo/grml
> join #grml on irc.freenode.org
> grml-devel-blog: http://grml.supersized.org/

Maurice McCarthy | 5 Dec 04:21 2007

Re: Installing GRML with Speech

Tried to send  this once before but I don't think it  got through. Can't
help with the speech stuff - Mika probably can.

Any trouble and the manual is probably on the grml disk or see
http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/manual/parted.html for the single page
manual. It is pretty good.

Moss

= = = = =
Jerry,

I think the way to do this is make a separate 2 gb partition. If you have
already installed grml on your first hard drive "/dev/hda1" using only one
partition then the program parted or gparted can be used to resize it. You
must be root and these programs usually like to  have the disk they are
working on unmounted so you will probably have to boot the grml live cd to
a root console. (Just press enter after the boot is complete.)

Suppose you have a 200 GB disk and it is all hda1. Then do this:

parted
unit GB
resize 1 0 198
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 198 200
quit

This launches the partition editor which by default looks at /dev/hda.
Then it changes the units to GB and then resizes the first partion to
start at the beginning and end at 180 GB without losing data. It may take
some time depending upon your processing power.

The next command makes a primary partition on your freed space, of type
linux-swap and formats it.

All the parted commands can be put into a single file, let us  call it 
"script" and then you can double-check all the typing and then do the lot
with a single command.

parted -s script

swapon /dev/hda2

Allows you to continue working and use the swap partition. grml will
automatically see the new swap partition on a reboot when it rebuilds the
file system table /etc/fstab - unless you have disabled that option.

Best Wishes
Moss

> Hello, I am a blind computer user, and am trying to install GRML on my
laptop computer. My setup is as follows:
> I'm using the speakup_synth=ltlk boot parameter to start my external
synthesizer, however I wish to also use a 2 gb swap partition that I have
> created just in case. How can I run grml2hd to do this? Also, how do I
go
> about installing TTSynth to have software speech via Speakup afterwards?
I
> have the deb image needed for TTSynth. I just need the library it needs
to
> install. And also, what steps are needed to get Gnome and Orca running?
Sorry to ask so many questions, but this is the best Linux distro that has
> detected all my hardware, and seems to work the best with the sound
card,
> which is a must when you are a blind laptop Linux user. So any help I
could get would be very much appreciated.
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Jerry
> _______________________________________________
> Grml mailing list - Grml <at> mur.at
> http://lists.mur.at/mailman/listinfo/grml
> join #grml on irc.freenode.org
> grml-devel-blog: http://grml.supersized.org/

Maurice McCarthy | 5 Dec 04:30 2007

Re: Installing GRML with Speech

Sorry for not answering the question properly. My head is mince with lack
of  sleep. For gnome and orca try

apt-get update && apt-get install gnome-orca

Regards
Moss

> Tried to send  this once before but I don't think it  got through. Can't
> help with the speech stuff - Mika probably can.
>
> Any trouble and the manual is probably on the grml disk or see
> http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/manual/parted.html for the single page
> manual. It is pretty good.
>
> Moss
>
> = = = = Jerry,
>
> I think the way to do this is make a separate 2 gb partition. If you have
> already installed grml on your first hard drive "/dev/hda1" using only one
> partition then the program parted or gparted can be used to resize it. You
> must be root and these programs usually like to  have the disk they are
> working on unmounted so you will probably have to boot the grml live cd to
> a root console. (Just press enter after the boot is complete.)
>
> Suppose you have a 200 GB disk and it is all hda1. Then do this:
>
> parted
> unit GB
> resize 1 0 198
> mkpartfs primary linux-swap 198 200
> quit
>
> This launches the partition editor which by default looks at /dev/hda.
> Then it changes the units to GB and then resizes the first partion to
> start at the beginning and end at 180 GB without losing data. It may take
> some time depending upon your processing power.
>
> The next command makes a primary partition on your freed space, of type
> linux-swap and formats it.
>
> All the parted commands can be put into a single file, let us  call it
> "script" and then you can double-check all the typing and then do the lot
> with a single command.
>
> parted -s script
>
>
>
> swapon /dev/hda2
>
> Allows you to continue working and use the swap partition. grml will
> automatically see the new swap partition on a reboot when it rebuilds the
> file system table /etc/fstab - unless you have disabled that option.
>
> Best Wishes
> Moss
>
>
>> Hello, I am a blind computer user, and am trying to install GRML on my
> laptop computer. My setup is as follows:
>> I'm using the speakup_synth=ltlk boot parameter to start my external
> synthesizer, however I wish to also use a 2 gb swap partition that I have
>> created just in case. How can I run grml2hd to do this? Also, how do I
> go
>> about installing TTSynth to have software speech via Speakup afterwards?
> I
>> have the deb image needed for TTSynth. I just need the library it needs
> to
>> install. And also, what steps are needed to get Gnome and Orca running?
> Sorry to ask so many questions, but this is the best Linux distro that has
>> detected all my hardware, and seems to work the best with the sound
> card,
>> which is a must when you are a blind laptop Linux user. So any help I
> could get would be very much appreciated.
>>
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Jerry

Peter | 6 Dec 07:15 2007
Picon

system time is too slow on a grml guest inside vmware server on a grml host

Hi

I have problems getting the time stable on a grml 1.0 guest running 
inside a vmware virtual machine on a grml 1.0 host.

The host is synchronized via chrony and it works.
The guest is getting behind the host system time very rapidly (approx 10 
Mins in an hour)
I tried various options:
   1     with chrony and without vmware tools time sync
   2     the inverse
   3   some hacks include:
       kern.hz=100 in lilo.conf

nothing works.
I also have a grml 1.0 running as guest inside vmware workstation (the 
commercial product tp vmware server) on a Windows 2000 host (which has 
no time sync) . Here , the guest has no time sync with the host and uses 
chrony . Everything works in this case.

Any ideas ?

Thanks a lot
Peter
Michael Prokop | 7 Dec 00:27 2007

Re: system time is too slow on a grml guest inside vmware server on a grml host

* Peter <p.vittali <at> tonhof.ch> [20071205 23:31]:

> I have problems getting the time stable on a grml 1.0 guest running 
> inside a vmware virtual machine on a grml 1.0 host.

> The host is synchronized via chrony and it works.
> The guest is getting behind the host system time very rapidly (approx 10 
> Mins in an hour)
> I tried various options:
>   1     with chrony and without vmware tools time sync
>   2     the inverse
>   3   some hacks include:
>       kern.hz=100 in lilo.conf

> nothing works.
> I also have a grml 1.0 running as guest inside vmware workstation (the 
> commercial product tp vmware server) on a Windows 2000 host (which has 
> no time sync) . Here , the guest has no time sync with the host and uses 
> chrony . Everything works in this case.

Did you enable "Time synchrononization between the virtual machine
and the host operating system." inside vmware-tools?
That's tools.syncTime = "TRUE" inside the according .vmx file if you
don't have X.

Further tips from one of my personal cheatsheets:

* Booting the guest OS with clock=pit and/or acpi=off
* echo 1 > /sys/module/processor/parameters/max_cstate
* http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf

regards,
-mika-
-- 
 http://grml.org/            # Linux for texttool-users and sysadmins
 http://wiki.grml.org/       # share your knowledge
 http://grml.supersized.org/ # the grml development weblog
 #grml  <at>  irc.freenode.org    # meet us on irc
* Peter <p.vittali <at> tonhof.ch> [20071205 23:31]:

> I have problems getting the time stable on a grml 1.0 guest running 
> inside a vmware virtual machine on a grml 1.0 host.

> The host is synchronized via chrony and it works.
> The guest is getting behind the host system time very rapidly (approx 10 
> Mins in an hour)
> I tried various options:
>   1     with chrony and without vmware tools time sync
>   2     the inverse
>   3   some hacks include:
>       kern.hz=100 in lilo.conf

> nothing works.
> I also have a grml 1.0 running as guest inside vmware workstation (the 
> commercial product tp vmware server) on a Windows 2000 host (which has 
> no time sync) . Here , the guest has no time sync with the host and uses 
> chrony . Everything works in this case.

Did you enable "Time synchrononization between the virtual machine
and the host operating system." inside vmware-tools?
That's tools.syncTime = "TRUE" inside the according .vmx file if you
don't have X.

Further tips from one of my personal cheatsheets:

* Booting the guest OS with clock=pit and/or acpi=off
* echo 1 > /sys/module/processor/parameters/max_cstate
* http://www.vmware.com/pdf/vmware_timekeeping.pdf

regards,
-mika-
--

-- 
 http://grml.org/            # Linux for texttool-users and sysadmins
 http://wiki.grml.org/       # share your knowledge
 http://grml.supersized.org/ # the grml development weblog
 #grml  <at>  irc.freenode.org    # meet us on irc
Michael Prokop | 7 Dec 00:29 2007

Re: Having trouble installing packages with apt-get

* Jerry Matheny <starnoble <at> gmail.com> [20071205 01:07]:

> How can I fix this problem? I try to install packages with apt-get
> and it wants to remove kernel-headers-grml. But I want to be able
> to install new packages. What is a good way to fix this?

kernel-headers-grml is needed only for the live-cd as it is intended
as a replacement for linux-libc-dev. Removing the package on your
hd installation is just fine, install linux-libc-dev instead.

regards,
-mika-
--

-- 
 http://grml.org/            # Linux for texttool-users and sysadmins
 http://wiki.grml.org/       # share your knowledge
 http://grml.supersized.org/ # the grml development weblog
 #grml  <at>  irc.freenode.org    # meet us on irc
Michael Prokop | 7 Dec 00:32 2007

Re: Installing GRML with Speech

* Jerry Matheny <starnoble <at> gmail.com> [20071204 22:52]:

> Hello, I am a blind computer user, and am trying to install GRML
> on my laptop computer. My setup is as follows: I'm using the
> speakup_synth=ltlk boot parameter to start my external
> synthesizer, however I wish to also use a 2 gb swap partition that
> I have created just in case. How can I run grml2hd to do this?

grml2hd automatically tries to detect present speakup bootoptions if
you used them for booting the live-cd, so it should just work. :)

Regarding your other questions check out Maurice's mails.

regards,
-mika-
--

-- 
 http://grml.org/            # Linux for texttool-users and sysadmins
 http://wiki.grml.org/       # share your knowledge
 http://grml.supersized.org/ # the grml development weblog
 #grml  <at>  irc.freenode.org    # meet us on irc
vadim.blajkun | 17 Dec 11:47 2007

Grml-live-remaster (boot problem - busybox)


Hi All.

I am quite new to the remastering the GRML live CD. I am trying to
remaster the CD based on the grml-small linux 2.6.20 kernel following
the procedure described in the "Remastering GRML" HOWTO
http://wiki.grml.org/doku.php?id=remastering. Everything went Ok until I
have tried to boot from the resulting ISO - it thrown me to the busybox.

I have noticed that executing mksqushfs results in the GRML file which
is about 0.5 MB smaller than the original GRML file, even though there
were absolutely no changes to the original. If I do not run mksquashfs,
bit simply recreate ISO using mkisofs, the resulting ISO image works
fine. I looks that the problem is somewhere in mksquashfs. I use
mksquashfs distributed with squashfs3.3.tgz via
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=63835

Could anyone help?

Thanks.
-- Vadim 


Gmane