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Kano 6 mrt 2013 om 8:56nm
Kanotix CeBIT Special with Steam and Nvidia/Fglrx preinstalled and Mesa 9.1
As i really like Steam i created a new special release with some nice features for steam users:

a) in gfxdetect mode you can play games with accellerated drivers
b) you can do a normal hd install - maybe onto an ext4 partition of an external drive (select the mbr of target device and do NOT boot via efi if you want it really portable) - gfxdetect works for hd installs as well!
c) it is possible to use that hybrid mbr/uefi iso with persistent mode too (just reboot to activate)
d) in case you use c) you can also mount a Win ntfs partition via dolphin and Steam lets you select this partition as install target, you don't need to install everything on a slow usb key

Btw. it is Debian Wheezy based + libc6 2.17 from Debian Experimental.

Have fun!

http://debian.tu-bs.de/mirror/kanotix/KANOTIX-CeBIT-Special-2013/

PS: I selected the drivers to match the Steam recommended ones. Basically i could create images with Nvidia 304.xx or Fglrx Legacy as well - but not this week ;)

If you visit CeBIT and want to meet me let me know.
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Kamikaze 6 mrt 2013 om 9:50nm 
(edited and removed previous, pointless post)

*need to learn to look things up before posting crap.
I see that CeBIT is being held in Hanover, Germany at the moment, NOT australia until May.
Laatst bewerkt door Kamikaze; 6 mrt 2013 om 10:05nm
Kano 7 mrt 2013 om 1:33nm 
Yes. It is now, but i am just a visitor, i dont have got a booth.
ThOR27 8 mrt 2013 om 3:46vm 
Interesting! I will download it later!

Hi Kano, Have you seen my project steam-login ? it pretty simple, but the script steam-de workaround some steam bugs on big picture mode.
There are new bugs that I will workaround in the next update if steam doesn't release a fix soon enough.

I'm really thinking in doing a remaster with nvidia+ati drivers and steam myself.
Kano 8 mrt 2013 om 8:25nm 
Well basically i see Steam as addon to the default package selection for this specific iso. If i wanted to create a Steam only image then i would use a more minimalistic base. The problem however is that our installer requires qt libs and therefore you always have got some overhead. I could port the gfxdetect code to Ubuntu as well, would require only small changes (but would be slower due to a needed ldconfig). I had some issues with lightdm as well - i could not restart it in a way that i wanted therefore i used kdm. But for a minimal iso you would most likely prefer lightdm. It is certainly possible for me to create the iso you want but i don't think it would promote my distro. I dislike a bit that mainly Ubuntu is mentioned and not Debian which is the base for Ubuntu. Maybe you should learn a bit about Debian live (and live-build) as that's the way the Kanotix (and even Ubuntu partly) is build - however on Ubuntu it is splitted again onto different build servers because of the new shim/grub 2 secure boot code. Up to 12.04 (i think, just look for isolinux.bin) it was syslinux (well isolinux hybrid) and could be build with just the livecd-rootfs package. Remastering is never a clean process, i did that first as well but that's not needed these times. You will always find backup and forgotten files from that process and can not be minimal.
Laatst bewerkt door Kano; 8 mrt 2013 om 8:30nm
ThOR27 9 mrt 2013 om 3:35vm 
Hi Kano!

I don't need you to make this, just do that if you think you will have fun doing it :) As I said in my post, I will try to do myself one day.

I don't mention Debian in my project because I mainly only use Ubuntu, I never used Debian on desktop, just servers. Before using K/Ubuntu on Desktop I was a Mandriva/Mandrake user. In the process I also used some remaster of Knopix and Kanotix, but never as main OS.

And the package, I think, also works with others DM as GDM and KDM. Didn't tried myself anyway, I think that just the "icon" is lightdm specific.

So, thanks for the tips :)
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