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#1 2017-06-08 13:17

q4osteam
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Q4OS based on Ubuntu

No panic please, the official Q4OS branch will remain based on Debian smile

Nonetheless, for those, who want to fiddle with, and see Q4OS based on Ubuntu, we have an interesting option. As claimed recently, Q4OS Orion could be set up under a fresh Devuan installation, and now it's possible to do the same on Ubuntu. At the moment Ubuntu LTS Xenial is the only one supported.

Q4OS setup is pretty easy. First, you will need to perform fresh Ubuntu Xenial installation, we recommend to perform a minimal install without Desktop environment, and then run Q4OS installation script in terminal.

Just download and run this script in terminal as 'root', see below, it will add Q4OS and Trinity repositories and guide you through the Q4OS setup process. Login into the previously installed Ubuntu system via console, ssh or desktop and get ready to execute a few terminal commands. Download and run Q4OS setup script as 'root' superuser:
$ wget q4os.org/downloads/q4os-setup.sh
$ su
# sh q4os-setup.sh
Reboot and login into the fresh Q4OS Desktop.

Note: You will see a few error messages as the script is still optimized for Debian, but none of them are serious, you can safely ignore them.

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#2 2017-06-15 00:03

hierra
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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Great!

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#3 2017-06-15 00:07

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Same here as i want to give this a try.

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#4 2018-04-16 16:23

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Just tried installing in a VM but getting a lot of errors, I don't know if this is going to be continued as part of the Q4OS suite, but if it is I will post more info in an attempt to get it working.

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#5 2018-04-16 16:57

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Thanks, we will try to check this out, any additional info is appreciated.

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#6 2018-04-16 17:52

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Ok, first failure is in some packages,

q4os-desktop : Depends: fonts-droid but it is not installable

I installed fonts-droid-fallback which was available bit it didn't help.

There are also a lot of Recommends that are not satisfiable although I would guess the installer would continue without most of them but this is the list anyway...

firmware-linux
firmware-linux-free
firmware-linux-non-free
firmware-ralink
firmware-atheros
firmware-brcm80211
firmware-intelwimax
firmware-iwlwifi
firmaware-libertas
firware-realtek
firmware-zd1211
fwmr-ext
nvidia-detect

All these state they are not installable but would unlikely cause errors unless the firmware is required by the system, but that should have been taken careof by the initial Ubuntu install.

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#7 2018-04-17 08:25

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

The issue is now fixed, thanks for reporting.

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#8 2018-04-17 08:37

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Thank you guys, I will test it shortly. smile

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#9 2018-04-17 09:04

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

I can report that it successfully installed in my VM and I now have a working Q4OS Ubuntu installation.

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#10 2018-04-17 09:14

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Well, some errors still occur in the process of installation, but they all are not critical. Keep in mind, this kind of system is not officially supported, as it depends on mix of official Trinity and Q4OS repositories, but it should be usable.

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#11 2018-04-17 10:10

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Yes, I understand that thank you, I was just testing for another user and did notice some errors during the install but the system appears to be working correctly so far. smile

One exception was the language pack would not install, but the profiler (pure only) did complete without issue.

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#12 2018-04-17 14:25

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Dai_trying wrote:

One exception was the language pack would not install, but the profiler (pure only) did complete without issue.

A language pack can be installed directly from TDE repositories:
$ sudo apt install tde-i18n-<language-code>-trinity
The <language-code> could be for example 'engb'

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#13 2018-04-17 15:10

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

q4osteam wrote:

A language pack can be installed directly from TDE repositories:
$ sudo apt install tde-i18n-<language-code>-trinity
The <language-code> could be for example 'engb'

That worked thank you. smile

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#14 2018-06-11 19:02

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Great!

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#15 2018-09-06 14:42

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Hi everyone
Is there a way to get Scorpion version using this?

Last time that I installed this, it was the Orion version.


João Pedro -o- @12h01

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#16 2018-09-06 15:57

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

The Q4OS on Ubuntu is not supported at the moment, it is planned to be available in a few months.

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#17 2018-12-28 14:22

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

I hope soon supportQ4OS on Ubuntu resume...


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#18 2020-05-29 01:14

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Hab' Ihr die Ubuntu-ausfuehrung, fuer 32-bit Q4OS schon fertig?

Danke, im Voraus!


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#19 2020-05-29 09:52

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

@JohnFortes
You could give the Ubuntu Quark a try:
https://www.q4os.org/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3028

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#20 2020-06-09 15:52

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

I decided to try to install the new kernel 5.7.1 and ... everything works, the computer feels just charming - it just flies.
And that's what I have at the moment:
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System:    Host: Satellite-P300 Kernel: 5.7.1-050701-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.5 Distro: Q4OS 4.20.04-0.0-n1-uqk
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite P300 v: PSPCCE-00H00EEN
           serial: <superuser/root required>
           Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Satellite P300 serial: <superuser/root required> BIOS: TOSHIBA
           v: 3.40 date: 04/07/2009
CPU:       Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo P8400 bits: 64 type: MCP
           L2 cache: 3072 KiB
           Speed: 1192 MHz min/max: 800/2267 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD RV620/M82 [Mobility Radeon HD 3450/3470] driver: radeon v: kernel
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: radeon FAILED: ati
           unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1440x900~60Hz
           OpenGL: renderer: AMD RV620 (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.7.1-050701-generic LLVM 9.0.1)
           v: 3.3 Mesa 20.0.4
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 82801I HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Device-2: AMD RV620 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 3450/3470/3550/3570] driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.7.1-050701-generic
Network:   Device-1: Intel WiFi Link 5100 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: 00:16:ea:ac:f6:2e
           Device-2: Marvell 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Ethernet driver: sky2
           IF: enp3s0 state: down mac: 00:1e:68:b5:eb:e5
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 698.65 GiB used: 11.82 GiB (1.7%)
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK2552GSX size: 232.89 GiB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Toshiba model: MQ01ABF050 size: 465.76 GiB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 112.87 GiB used: 11.82 GiB (10.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 199 Uptime: 4m Memory: 5.77 GiB used: 1.27 GiB (22.0%) Shell: bash
           inxi: 3.0.38
-----------------
So, I am absolutely happy.

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#21 2020-06-09 16:03

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

So with Mint in the (linux) news recently with their break from mother-Ubuntu about snap packages, what's the stance for q4os team on replacing apt packages with snap packages?  For it, against it, don't care?


Q4OS machine - HP Chromebook 13G1.  Intel Core M7-6Y75, 16GB LPDDR3, 32GB SK Hynix eMMC, Intel 9260AC + BT 5.0, 3200x1800 LCD

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#22 2020-06-09 16:48

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

Not sure about the Q4OS team but the whole business with snapd has put me right off the 'buntu world. It is just plain wrong.

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#23 2020-06-09 16:52

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

We adhere to conservative approach, so we would prefer applications in native Apt repositories. They are better integrated and faster in comparison to Snap packages, however we recognize and accept benefits of the Snap applications for developers and Linux users in complete. The other thing is, we would prefer Flatpak over Snap.

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#24 2020-06-09 21:13

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Re: Q4OS based on Ubuntu

bin wrote:

Not sure about the Q4OS team but the whole business with snapd has put me right off the 'buntu world. It is just plain wrong.

100% in agreement with you there.  I won't touch anything based on Ubuntu anymore except currently Mint (and therefore things descended from Mint) due to their blocking of snap installation by default.  I even abandoned KDE Neon due to their forthecoming rebase on 20.04.

q4osteam wrote:

We adhere to conservative approach, so we would prefer applications in native Apt repositories. They are better integrated and faster in comparison to Snap packages, however we recognize and accept benefits of the Snap applications for developers and Linux users in complete. The other thing is, we would prefer Flatpak over Snap.

Definitely agree with flatpak over snap as well.  Snap is far further behind on the security front (not that Flatpak is secure, but if the applications were packaged correctly they have the infrastructure in place to BE secure) than flatpak.

Last edited by tlmiller76 (2020-06-09 21:15)


Q4OS machine - HP Chromebook 13G1.  Intel Core M7-6Y75, 16GB LPDDR3, 32GB SK Hynix eMMC, Intel 9260AC + BT 5.0, 3200x1800 LCD

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