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From: Thomas Leonard <talex5@gmail.com>
To: discuss@spectrum-os.org
Subject: New user getting started questions
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2021 19:27:15 +0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAG4opy_hz_ESEpY0TqJy7u3ZSiOOMPWmQkmmDZbi-pjY3cF=YQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)

Hi,

I've been running Qubes for a few years now and I'd like to give
Spectrum a try, as I've been having some hardware and performance
problems with Qubes. Is there some up-to-date guide I can follow? I
found https://alyssa.is/using-virtio-wl/#demo and was able to see the
weston terminal. I also tried updating to the latest commit and was
able to get a nested wayfire window with:

    nix-build . -A spectrumPackages && ./result-3/bin/spectrum-vm

(I'm fairly new to Nix, so not sure if this is the right way to do things)

I managed to change the keyboard layout, mount a tmpfs for home, and
increase the memory enough to start firefox, but I haven't managed to
get much further. Things I tried so far:

- I tried replacing wayfire with weston-terminal, to avoid the nested
session. But sommelier segfaults when I do that.
- I tried adding `--shared-dir /tmp/ff:ff:type=9p` to share a host
directory. Then `mount -t 9p -o trans=virtio,version=9p2000.L ff /tmp`
in the VM seemed to work, but `ls /tmp` crashed the VM.
- I tried using `-d /dev/mapper/disk` to share an LVM partition, but
`mount -t ext4 /dev/vdb /tmp` refused to mount it.
- I tried enabling networking with `--host_ip 10.0.0.1`, etc, but it
said it couldn't create a tap device. I guess it needs more
privileges.

Ideally, I'd like to run a VM with each of my old Qubes filesystems,
to get back to where I was with my Qubes setup, before investigating
new spectrum stuff (e.g. one app per VM). Do you have any advice on
this? I see these lists are a bit quiet - I hope someone is still
working on this because it sounds great :-)

Thanks!


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             reply	other threads:[~2021-01-05 19:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-05 19:27 Thomas Leonard [this message]
2021-01-05 20:09 ` Michael Raskin
2021-01-06  7:04   ` Alyssa's break Alyssa Ross
2021-01-06  9:11     ` Michał "rysiek" Woźniak
2021-01-06  7:00 ` New user getting started questions Alyssa Ross
2021-01-06 15:56   ` Thomas Leonard
2021-01-07 11:38     ` Thomas Leonard
2021-01-07 15:33     ` Thomas Leonard
2021-01-14 12:29     ` Alyssa Ross
2021-01-14 12:51       ` Alyssa Ross
2021-01-20 13:04         ` Thomas Leonard
2021-01-27 17:31           ` Thomas Leonard
2021-03-07 12:52             ` Thomas Leonard
2021-03-09 16:59               ` Qubes-lite With KVM and Wayland Alyssa Ross
2021-03-10 14:19                 ` Thomas Leonard
2021-03-10 22:34                   ` Alyssa Ross
2021-03-09 16:25             ` New user getting started questions Alyssa Ross
2021-03-13  7:21               ` Thomas Leonard
2021-03-13 13:52                 ` Alyssa Ross
2021-10-30 12:58                 ` Thomas Leonard
2021-11-03 11:36                   ` Alyssa Ross
2021-11-03 18:27                     ` Thomas Leonard
2021-11-10 12:58                       ` Alyssa Ross
2021-11-10 12:00                         ` Thomas Leonard
2021-11-11 11:09                           ` Alyssa Ross
2021-11-11 16:12                             ` Thomas Leonard
2021-11-12 10:47                               ` Alyssa Ross
2022-03-13 15:08                         ` Thomas Leonard
2022-03-15 14:06                           ` Alyssa Ross
2022-03-15 20:23                             ` Alyssa Ross
2022-03-16 16:18                               ` Using virtio-gpu instead of virtwl Thomas Leonard
2022-03-16 16:54                                 ` Alyssa Ross
2022-03-21 12:10                                 ` Thomas Leonard
2022-03-21 16:05                                   ` Alyssa Ross
2022-03-22 11:08                                     ` Thomas Leonard
2022-03-22 11:16                                       ` Alyssa Ross
2022-03-22 20:05                                         ` Thomas Leonard
2022-04-06 12:19                                           ` Thomas Leonard
2022-04-13 17:12                                             ` Thomas Leonard
2022-04-14 13:57                                               ` Alyssa Ross
2022-04-19 12:58                                                 ` Thomas Leonard
2022-04-19 12:01                                                   ` Alyssa Ross
2022-05-15 15:20                                                 ` Thomas Leonard
2022-05-16 11:55                                                   ` Alyssa Ross
2022-05-18  9:55                                                     ` Thomas Leonard
2022-06-05 16:29                                                       ` Thomas Leonard
2022-08-09 12:00                                     ` Alyssa Ross

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