[debian-yeeloong-project] Issues on libre Wheezy on Yeeloong, no X, permissions, & wifi

Roman Mamedov rm at romanrm.ru
Sun Dec 4 16:59:18 UTC 2011

On Sun, 4 Dec 2011 01:54:56 -0500
Advrk Aplmrkt <avkaplmkt at gmail.com> wrote:

> (1) X does not start with the rebuilt xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion
> from www.anheng.com.cn. Therefore, I have to use the framebuffer for X
> right now, which makes working in X frustratingly slow. I would like
> to find a xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion that works!

You can use this package: http://www.anheng.com.cn/loongson2f/wheezy/xorg-server/xserver-xorg-core_1.11.1-1loongson_mipsel.deb
and then issue "aptitude hold xserver-xorg-core".
Unfortunately the two later versions that are also on anheng.com.cn are broken (X does not start with a Segmentation fault).

> (2) After setting up the task-xfce-desktop package to install the XFCE
> desktop environment, the Restart and Shutdown buttons are greyed out
> in the Log Out dialog.

See http://wiki.xfce.org/faq#session_manager

> (3) External USB storage can't be mounted without root access, and
> can't be accessed without super user permissions. I don't what to add
> a line to fstab everytime I want to plug in a new device. This is too
> inefficient and we are in the 21st century. :) I am looking for a
> solution where I am on the Desktop, plug in a generic USB stick, and
> it will just automount on my computer with full permissions for me to
> read/write to it. In short, I want to setup a solution that "just
> works".

Try installing 'udisks' and 'thunar-volman'.

> (4) The Yeeloong's wifi antenna is always off by default. Once I log
> into the desktop, I need to manually click Fn+F5 to turn on the
> antenna, then use wicd to search for and connect to a network. What do
> I need to change to make the wifi antenna to be always on by default??

I have added 'rfkill unblock 0' to my /etc/rc.local (this will need the package 'rfkill').

With respect,

"Stallman had a printer,
with code he could not see.
So he began to tinker,
and set the software free."
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