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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.


Setting up the Q4OS system
The Q4OS is a desktop oriented operating system that provides a lighter KDE3-based window manager (named Trinity) so that MS Windows users don't get confused so much when they switch to it. It also comes with a dedicated Wine package which does the job for 32-bit (64?) Windows applications.
First boot
Make sure the network cable is connected,
- login and choose your default language (pop-up comes up at first login asking you that), then
- launch Konqueror Web Browser which advocates to install Google Chrome, say yes!
- while Chrome gets installed configure your keyboard layout from the control panel and remove the language item in the tray. Note you will also need to configure the keyboard layout for the X system, see the script below.
chrome config :
+ startup : use current
+ show home button
download to desktop
disable language translation
- lasttab
- adblock plus
Log out, login in failesafe mode using the menu button, become root,
sudo su - 
to configure the thing and install additional packages using this script,
apt-get install \
ksh \
mlocate \
dos2unix \
mc \
wget \
lynx \
lftp \
vlc \
# note. xterm is needed by playonlinux
# ipcodecs
echo -n Writing 11-keyboard.conf...
cat > /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-keyboard.conf <<EOF9 && echo done
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "system-keyboard"
MatchIsKeyboard "on"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
dash /usr/share/apps/q4os_system/bin/ --enable adminq
dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
apt-get install ntp
cat >> /etc/bash.bashrc <<EOF9
alias ll='ls -alkF'
alias rm='rm -i'
alias cp='cp -i'
alias mv='mv -i'
apt-get update
apt-get install kpowersave-trinity
apt-get install acpi-support uswsusp hibernate
apt-get install foomatic-db printer-driver-all-enforce
sudo apt-get install libsane sane sane-utils xsane
echo ""
echo "do not forget to configure printer at http://localhost:631/"
echo ""
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
install additional applications:
firefox, thunderbird, libreoffice, wine, deb package manager (install VLC from its top applications menu), network manager
tb config : allow remote content and disable smileys and startup about: page. also in account settings switch to text (no html) in composing & addressing
+ qbitorrent
+ winetricks
+ filezilla, xnview, putty, winrar, winmerge, winamp

(obsolete, see the new doc)