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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Live CD??
Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Live CD??
Sun, 11 Mar 2012 01:40:47 -0500
I started trying to run Ubuntu in virtual box, but got really poor performance.
Turns out KDE and the other standard window interfaces were wasting a
ridiculous amount of memory. Apparently it takes a lot of memory to make your
screen look that ugly!
Lubuntu is the answer. It has a much nicer interface and uses a fraction of
the memory. I tried it because of it's similarity to windows and small memory
footprint, which is important in a virtual machine. It seemed to behave the
most like windows and use the least memory and cpu in a comparison article I
read. I haven't been dissapointed with my choice. It looks nice and runs a
LOT faster than the others I tried.
I had a bit of trouble loading it on virtual box. It wanted to hang. The
problem resolved when I used the OEM install option. It didn't hang and only
requires one extra (virtual) reboot over the normal option.
I was planning to write an install guide for the wiki since the instructions
are a bit lacking and using Lubuntu is a quick and easy fix for the performance
hit from running in a virtual machine.
Here are my install notes...
VirtualBox Guest Additions Install... [Devices->Install Guest Additions]
Browse to Guest Additions virtual CD in your file manager
Open command window [Tools->Open Current Folder in Terminal Window]
> sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
> sudo sh ./VBoxLinuxAdditions-x86.run
Update your Lubuntu installation...
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Add paparazzi the paparazzi-uav ppa for Ubuntu...
> sudo add-apt-repository ppa:paparazzi-uav/ppa
> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install paparazzi-dev paparazzi-arm-multilib
> sudo apt-get remove brltty
Download PPZ code (will create paparazzi directory under current directory)...
> git clone git://github.com/paparazzi/paparazzi.git
> cd paparazzi
Other stuff to install...
sudo apt-get install gedit
sudo apt-get install gitk
Add to fix error... gnome-themes-standard
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gareth Roberts
> Sent: 03/05/12 03:18 AM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Live CD??
> Hi Felix & all,
> Iman, this is a bit off-topic so go with the previous advice.
> Thinking about it, should the 'official' newbie recommendation still be
> I'm internally recommending Linux Mint to our students now as the
> interface is less of a step-change from Windows, and we had problems with
> Other options could include:
> - Lubuntu
> - Kubuntu
> - LM KDE
> - Crunchbang (perhaps not that newbie friendly...)
> - TinyCore (I use it for a tiny VM 'appliance' for our fab house to
> bootload & test boards)
> Hopefully this won't degrade into Vim vs Emacs, it's about the most
> suitable distro for beginners which is simple to install, use and is PPZ
> On Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:44:35 -0000, Felix Ruess <address@hidden>
> > You could also install Ubuntu on a usbstick and add paparazzi there...
> > but
> > not the best performance wise...
> > On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Gareth Roberts <
> > address@hidden> wrote:
> >> Hi Iman,
> >> Paparazzi moves very quickly, so you'd be easier installing first Ubuntu
> >> Linux, then paparazzi.
> >> http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/**Getting_Started<http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/Getting_Started>
> >> Ubuntu should work fine in a virtualization package such as Virtualbox.
> >> Cheers,
> >> Gareth
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