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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #60 on: November 03, 2014, 07:40:41 pm »
It's a Linux distro.

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #61 on: November 03, 2014, 07:56:49 pm »
It's my favorite linux distro https://www.debian.org/ One of the best parts about installing it on the Nspire is that you have access to vast amounts of programs in the debian repos
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #62 on: November 03, 2014, 07:57:30 pm »
ok, so what's a Linux distro?
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2014, 08:03:33 pm »
ok, so what's a Linux distro?


Do you know what Linux is?
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #64 on: November 03, 2014, 08:06:59 pm »
I know Linux is an operating system, but I don't know what it is or what it's used for
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2014, 08:09:30 pm »
I know Linux is an operating system, but I don't know what it is or what it's used for


Linux is an operating system kernel, it still needs userspace programs to run, like a shell, GUI, and other programs. A distro is a collection of userspace programs combined with linux to make a full operating system.
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2014, 08:11:33 pm »
oh, it all makes sense now
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #67 on: November 03, 2014, 08:28:47 pm »
http://codinghobbit.no-ip.org
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #68 on: November 04, 2014, 12:04:37 am »
In comparison, Windows and Mac OS are also operating systems. It's just that most Linux distributions are free of charge and open-source. Some are less graphical and arguably less user-friendly, while others have a standard UI. Some are pretty lightweight and more stable than Windows too, plus I don't recall any old version of Windows that can run on an ARM processor.
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #69 on: November 05, 2014, 01:08:46 pm »
Can I use this adapter instaed of a powered usb hub?
http://www.elv.de/usb-adapter-a-buchse-auf-5-pol-mini-b-stecker.html
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #70 on: November 05, 2014, 01:14:37 pm »
In comparison, Windows and Mac OS are also operating systems. It's just that most Linux distributions are free of charge and open-source. Some are less graphical and arguably less user-friendly, while others have a standard UI. Some are pretty lightweight and more stable than Windows too, plus I don't recall any old version of Windows that can run on an ARM processor.

MAC OSX got free too (but its the hardware to worry about :P)

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #71 on: November 05, 2014, 03:12:58 pm »
Can I use this adapter instaed of a powered usb hub?
http://www.elv.de/usb-adapter-a-buchse-auf-5-pol-mini-b-stecker.html

Yes, that adaptor should work.


MAC OSX got free too (but its the hardware to worry about :P )

Correct, Mac OS X is free, but it's not open-source
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #72 on: November 05, 2014, 03:16:17 pm »

MAC OSX got free too (but its the hardware to worry about :P )

Correct, Mac OS X is free, but it's not open-source

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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #73 on: November 05, 2014, 05:23:19 pm »
Followed the instructions, got it to work. Tried to install i3 window manager, did not get it to work. :|
Anyways this is pretty cool. I have about a 20% success rate in booting, the rest results in kernel panics and stuff but that might be my USB + adapter ;)
The only thing that I did not get to work is the start_usb.ll2 thing. I tihnk it's my ndless.cfg file. Could you upload yours? Thanks :D (because that will save me a ton of typing every time)
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Re: How to install Debian on a TI-Nspire CX
« Reply #74 on: November 05, 2014, 05:30:06 pm »
In comparison, Windows and Mac OS are also operating systems. It's just that most Linux distributions are free of charge and open-source. Some are less graphical and arguably less user-friendly, while others have a standard UI. Some are pretty lightweight and more stable than Windows too, plus I don't recall any old version of Windows that can run on an ARM processor.

MAC OSX got free too (but its the hardware to worry about :P )

Installing it on a normal PC is getting easier each day though. Most recent machines are able to run OSX with almost no compatibility issues. :) (I originally planned to dual boot OSX and Windows when I started thinking about a gaming PC but then I found out about Arch Linux which is so much better than Ubuntu and went with it as my main OS <3)