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  1. On what distribution is Plop Linux based on?

  2. I want to run my scripts at start of Plop Linux without login

  3. I modified rc.local and now I got the error message ": command not found"

  4. I want to use DHCP

  5. How can I restart Samba

  6. I want to use my own smb.conf and other config files

  7. What's the samba password

  8. How-to change the samba password

  9. I don't want to set my samba password every time again

  10. What's the ssh password

  11. I don't want to set my password every time again

  12. I can't write to my NTFS Partition

  13. ntfs-3g mount: Windows is hibernated. refused to mount

  14. Change keyboard layout/map

  15. I do not see files with 'umlauten' on a device mounted with ntfs-3g

  16. I don't want auto login on terminal one

  17. I want to use startx at startup

  18. How to disable monitor turn off

  19. How to disable kernel messages

  20. How to install the flash player

  21. How to install office

  22. Are there more information about configurations

 

  1. On what distribution is Plop Linux based on?

    Plop Linux is built from scratch, there is no other distribution. See History.

  2. I want to run my scripts at start of Plop Linux without login

    The file ploplinux/bin/rc.local starts before login. Add your scripts in this file.

  3. I modified rc.local and now I got the error message ": command not found"

    Mostly rc.local was edited with an editor in Microsoft Windows. Use another editor (ex. vim), or convert rc.local in linux with the command dos2unix.

  4. I want to use DHCP

    Run dhclient to receive the IP from a DHCP server. You can add it to ploplinux/bin/rc.local.

  5. How can I restart Samba

    Use the following command: killall -9 smbd nmbd; smbd; nmbd

  6. I want to use my own smb.conf and other config files

    Create your config files and store it in ploplinux/bin. Let update your files with ploplinux/bin/rc.local at every Plop Linux start.

    Example rc.local for Samba
    #!/bin/sh
    # modify this script as you wish, it will be executed after
    # the plop linux init. path is already set here (/media/ploplinux/bin)
    
    killall -9 smbd nmbd
    cp /media/ploplinux/bin/smb.conf /etc/samba/smb.conf
    smbd
    nmbd
    

  7. What's the samba password

    The samba root password is "ploplinux".

  8. How-to change the samba password

    Use smbpasswd to change the password.

  9. I don't want to set my samba password every time again

    Change your password in Plop Linux with smbpasswd. Copy /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd away form Plop Linux. Create a new ISO image with the saved smbpasswd file in ploplinux/bin/ and modify rc.local.

    rc.local

    #!/bin/sh
    # modify this script as you wish, it will be executed after
    # the plop linux init. path is already set here (/media/ploplinux/bin)
    
    cp /media/ploplinux/opt/smbpasswd /etc/samba/private/smbpasswd
    
    

  10. What's the ssh password

    The ssh password is the same as the login password. The default root password is ploplinux.

    To a new password run as root: passwd

  11. I don't want to set my password every time again

    Change your password in Plop Linux with passwd. Copy /etc/shadow away form Plop Linux. Create a new ISO image with the saved shadow file in ploplinux/opt/ and modify rc.local.

    rc.local

    #!/bin/sh
    # modify this script as you wish, it will be executed after 
    # the plop linux init. path is already set here (/media/ploplinux/bin)
    
    cp /media/ploplinux/opt/shadow /etc/shadow
    
    

  12. I can't write to my NTFS Partition

    In the most cases you forgot the mount parameter -t ntfs-3g.

    Correct mount for a NTFS Partitions: mount -t ntfs-3g <device> <mountpoint>

  13. ntfs-3g mount: Windows is hibernated. refused to mount

    Writing to this partition is not allowed. Mount the partition with -t ntfs-3g -o ro. The partition will be mounted as read-only.

  14. Change keyboard layout/map

    Ex. german keyboard map

    loadkeys de-latin1

    You can add this to ploplinux/bin/rc.local

  15. I do not see files with 'umlauten' on a device mounted with ntfs-3g

    You have to add locale settings

    mount -t ntfs-3g -o locale=de_DE.UTF-8 <device> <mountpoint>

  16. I don't want auto login on terminal one

    Remove the file ploplinux/bin/autologin

  17. I want to use startx at startup

    Uncomment in rc.local autostartx.

  18. How to disable monitor turn off

    For the console use setterm -blank 0 add it to the rc.local.

    For the X-Server (with gnome and fluxbox) use xset -dpms s off add it to the top of /root/.xinitrc

  19. How to disable kernel messages

    To disable the bootup kernel messages add to the append line in the isolinux.cfg (and similar) the parameter quiet

    To disable the kernel messages on the console use setterm -msg off add it to the rc.local

  20. How to install the flash player

    Download the latest Adobe Flash Player from Adobe. Choose the tar.gz version. Extract the file and copy libflashplayer.so to the Plop Linux directory ploplinux/opt/.

  21. How to install office

    See here.

  22. Are there more information about configurations

    Yes, in the desktop area configurations



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