Install almost mandatory packages

Power button

Power button isn't supported in stock Debian, but you can install btnd from my repository, which is able to handle it.

  1. Add my repository into your /etc/apt/sources.list:
        echo 'deb lenny main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
        echo 'deb-src lenny main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
        aptitude update
  2. Install my keyring (optional):
        aptitude install petr-malat-keyring
  3. Install btnd:
        aptitude install btnd
  4. Edit /etc/default/btnd and change RUN="no" to RUN="yes":
        sed -i 's/^RUN="no"/RUN="yes"/' /etc/default/btnd
  5. Start it (It will start automaticaly after reboot):
        /etc/init.d/btnd start


ED Mini doesn't have hardware clock, so after reboot your time settings are lost. Hdclock package from my repository solves this:
  1. If you didn't do it already, add my repository into your sources list. How to do that is described in steps 1 and 2 in Power button section.
  2. Install hdclock:
        aptitude install hdclock

System setup

Create users and groups

The best for some services setup is to create users and groups with the same numbers as you use on the desktop. Use program id on your desktop to obtain UID and GID.

For example, runnig id on my desktop returns:
uid=1000(petr) gid=1000(petr) skupiny=20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),44(video),46(plugdev),111(netdev),115(powerdev),1000(petr)

That means I have to create group petr with GID 1000:
addgroup --gid 1000 petr

And than user petr with UID 1000 in group petr:
adduser --uid 1000 --gid 1000 petr

Repeat this for all your users.

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