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#1 2019-05-28 09:57:42

miyo
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live-build question and/or help

Hello everyone; I hope you're doing well! smile

I've been playing around with live-build, and everything is going well...except for a couple of things. I've looked in the manual, but I can't find an answer there...so I'm hoping someone here may be able to help.

I'm trying to build a buster .iso. I've tried doing this from both a stretch system and a buster system. It doesn't matter which system I use live-build on, I get the same results.

#1 - I get an openbox .iso, and all of my customizations are there. However, neither the mouse nor keyboard are working when I try the .iso live on my laptop or desktop computers. The LED on the bottom of the mouse is lit, but it doesn't move the cursor in the live session. The NUM LOCK on the keyboard is lit, but the keyboard doesn't work in the live session. However, the mouse and keyboard both work if I try to use the installer...which brings me to the second issue...

#2 - When running the installer, I get the dreaded "No kernel modules blah blah blah" warning. I'm somewhat aware of what the issue is with that...a different kernel was downloaded that doesn't match???

My question is...

Are both of those issues related (a kernel mismatch), or is there possibly a package that I've left out that's causing the mouse and keyboard issue? I'm less concerned about the installer issue.

I realize you may need more information, but I'm hoping that someone here may have run into this mouse/keyboard problem before...and knows what needs to be done??? If you need more information, let me know.

Thank you,
miyo

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#2 2019-05-29 09:43:25

miyo
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Re: live-build question and/or help

Okay! Mouse and keyboard are now working in the live session!

After comparing the list of packages in the live-build .iso with my installed system, I found one item that was missing...

xserver-xorg-input-libinput

...only problem with that is that in addition to adding that one package, I also exchanged slim with lightdm. I'm not sure which solved the mouse/keyboard issue. tongue

The installer still isn't working, but this was a big weight off of my shoulders...been struggling with that mouse/keyboard issue for too long. I might try building it again with slim instead of lightdm just to see which one of those changes fixed the mouse/keyboard issue.

Last edited by miyo (2019-05-29 09:45:23)

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#3 2019-05-29 13:09:57

hhh
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Re: live-build question and/or help

The live-build manual is a pain to decipher, but all the info is there, along with man live-build and on debian.lists. Congrats on getting this far with it!

https://live-team.pages.debian.net/live … es.en.html

https://manpages.debian.org/testing/liv … .7.en.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/

I was the one who produced the first BunsenLabs ISOs (Hydrogen) and I am not a programmer, just an end user. Mind you, it took countless hours with the manual, internet searches for my issues, and trial-and-error builds and build time.

Per my request, the BL Team has agreed that the BL live-build configs are not posted publicly on GitHub. If we did that, anyone could just change a few images and lsb-release configs, run live-build and spin their own BL distrolet. Debian hides the same info in the same way.

Kali Linux is a Debian derivative that is completely transparent about their configs and is meant to be re-spun (Raphael Hertzog is part of the Kali team and is one of the maintainers of live-build as well as many other Debian packages). I recommend joining their forums.

https://docs.kali.org/kali-dojo/02-mastering-live-build

https://forums.kali.org/

https://www.kali.org/downloads/

BTW, stay with LightDM. It's very robust but light, and SLiM is no longer maintained the last time I checked. Keep hacking, you'll figure it out!

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#4 2019-05-29 22:15:03

miyo
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Re: live-build question and/or help

Thank you for the advice hhh.

Since the Debian installer isn't working, I assumed Calamares wouldn't work either. Out of curiosity and for the sake of testing, I tried it...

It worked perfectly!

Now I just have a few customizations to tidy up.

Thank you for your time and for all that you and the other devs do with BunsenLabs.

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#5 2019-05-31 03:57:55

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Re: live-build question and/or help

Calamare is a very cool addition to Debian. It's a bit less configurable but easier for nOObs, IIRC.

Glad your getting so far with your project so quickly!

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