geckolinux edited this page Jun 9, 2018 · 44 revisions

Welcome to the GeckoLinux project wiki!

How to create a bootable GeckoLinux USB key

In Windows:

Important note: The "Rufus" and "LinuxLive USB Creator (LiLi)" tools for Windows are NOT recommended due to many reports of failure.

In Linux:

GeckoLinux Live Media Usernames and Passwords

  • username: linux    password: [none]
  • username: root     password: [none]

How to Install GeckoLinux:

  • Normal GeckoLinux editions:
    • Search for “Calamares installer” in the start menu or on the desktop.
  • "BareBones" edition:
    1. Log in with the username linux and no password
    2. Right-click anywhere on the Openbox desktop and open a terminal
      1. #> su root
      2. #> calamares

How to Install non-English Languages

  1. Run the "Language Installer" icon on the desktop or in the applications menu, --or-- run language-installer.sh from a terminal.
  2. Open the YaST Software manager, and open the Languages tab to install spellcheck, grammar, and miscellaneous other language packages for your language:
  • Open the YaST Language tool, and change the Primary Language of the system, if desired:
  1. In systems with:
    • Cinnamon, Mate, XFCE, LXQt, or Budgie desktop:
      1. Select your language at the login manager screen, and log in to your desktop.
      2. If the language does not change, please reboot the system and log in again.
    • Gnome or Plasma desktop:
      1. Change the language of your user account in the desktop environment's settings

How to Update GeckoLinux

Updates within the same major openSUSE version:

YaST Add/Remove Software

Updating to a major new openSUSE release:

  1. Open the YaST Software Repositories tool, and for each enabled repository click Edit and change the version number in Repository Name and URL of the Repository.
    • Note: Please change the main openSUSE Leap OSS repository to: https://download.opensuse.org/distribution/leap/15.0/repo/oss/
  2. Open a terminal, and run: sudo zypper dup

Version Numbering

  • Here is an example of a STATIC version number: 150.180607.0
    • The 150 indicates the major openSUSE version on which this GeckoLinux spin is based, in this case version 15.0
    • The .180607 part indicates that it was created on the year 2018 on the 7th day of June.
    • The last digit will normally be .0, unless I have to publish multiple revisions on the same day.
  • Here is an example of a ROLLING version number: 999.180607.0
    • The 999 indicates that this GeckoLinux spin is based on openSUSE Tumbleweed.
    • The .180607 part indicates that it was created on the year 2018 on the 7th day of June.
    • The last digit will normally be .0, unless I have to publish multiple revisions on the same day.
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