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Peach OSI - Peach TV 16.04 32bit

 

 

Included below in this Read-Me File:

 

Basic help, Known Issues, Credits and License Info for this Peach OSI distribution.

Current Peach OSI 32 bit Peach TV Installation File Size – 1.9GB

For more help visit www.peachosi.com

 

Please note: We have setup this version of Peach TV to hold back the updating of Kodi from version 17.0 Krypton until that version of Kodi has been in public usage for at least one year. We have tried Kodi 17.0 and at this point its usage is too complicated and causes too many issues with commonly used addons that we have all come to know and love. Also - currently - all Ubuntu repositories allow for the install of Kodi 15.2 Isengard.

 

Preamble:

Open source does not necessarily mean "free". Donations are always welcome to keep the projects going. You can donate to the Peach OSI project @ www.peachosi.com. Thanks in advance.

 

Disclaimer:

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the

GNU General Public License for more details.

 

Keyring Password

 

If you are ever in any Peach distro and you are asked for a keyring password simply enter – peachuser – to gain access to the gnome2 keyring.

 

Special thanks:

A special thanks is in order for PinGuy and his work with the remastersystem application and enabling its usage in Ubuntu 16.04. We have made a few changes to PinGuy’s efforts toward this project but our own Peach Builder would not have been possible without his important work on this application.

Also I would like to give special recognition to Charlie Henson for allowing us to use his fabulous photos for our wallpapers. Mr. Henson’s photography is nothing short of amazing.

 

Hiding/Unhiding and Setting up the On Screen Keyboard:

 

Peach TV has been setup for using on a TV screen. In doing so you might need an onscreen keyboard unless you have a keyboard attached to your PC. If you want the onscreen keyboard to be immediately accessible after booting your PC do the following:

 

In the overhead taskbar on the right side you can see this icon

Left click on that icon and then select “Preferences”.

In the first open tab (named “General”) you will see the “Show/Hide” options.

Simply untick the box next to “Start Onboard Hidden” to hide the keyboard after bootup.

 

There are many other settings for the on screen keyboard available in this menu. It has been setup with the features that most will find useful.

 

If you are using your Peach TV as a true HTPC system with a remote control and you need an onscreen keyboard to enter text - do the following. In the overhead taskbar on the right side you can see this icon Left click on that icon and then select “Preferences”.In the first open tab (named “General”) you will see the “Show/Hide” options. Tick the box next to “Auto show when editing text” and anytime that you are outside of Kodi - inside the Peach TV OS you will have an onscreen keyboard to fill in in text areas with a remote control.

 

 

 

Using Peach’s Kodi Media Center: For more information on Kod on Peach OSI please visit -  Special Kodi Information

 

Special note: One key that you will use sometimes to change Kodi from full screen to a windowed screen is the “ \” key or forward slash key on your keyboard. There are many keyboard shortcuts and you can explore those from the page that has been prepared for you and available in the folder on your left entitled “Kodi Info”. Please be sure to read all of the information in that file. Doing so will jump start your Home Theater PC experience.

 

New for this year, not only have we pre-installed Kodi into Peach TV but we have customized Kodi as well. The intro that initiates when you start Kodi has a dual purpose. Not only does the intro give your Peach box a flair all of its own but its much more important purpose is to give Kodi time to check and install any addon updates that the system might need as the intro movie runs. You can stop the running of the intro movie at anytime by hitting the “x” key while the movie is running.

 

If you have an older or slower PC this intro might lag and you can disable the starting of the movie like this:

 

Click on a Kodi icon to start Kodi: (There is an icon on your desktop and on the bottom dock

Once inside Kodi:

Move the main menu scroller till you can click on “System”

Clicking on “System” will open the “Change Your Settings” window.

At the top of this window you will see the heading “Appearance”.

Click on “Appearance” - this will open “Appearance Settings”.

In “Appearance Settings” highlight “Skin” and the click on “Settings”

On the left you have 6 menu items for “Skin Settings”.

The very bottom menu item is entitled “Miscellaneous Options”.

Click on “Miscellaneous Options” and then use the scroll bar till you see a submenu item entitled “Startup window”.

Immediately below “Startup window” you’ll see “Enable Kodi Intro Movie”.

Click anywhere on the row with “Enable Kodi Intro Movie” to remove the blue ticked box - changing it to gray instead of blue. The Kodi/Peach intro movie will no longer start when you start Kodi.

 

For some versions of Peach TV with Kodi, we have pre-installed several repositories and addons in order to get your Peach TV up and running as quickly as possible. Many more addons are easily installable simply by pressing on the “get more addons” that is available in all of the given Kodi categories. (Weather, Pictures, Video, Watch Later, Programs and System are the categories).

 

I highly suggest purchasing a remote control if you are going to use “Peach TV” as a Home Theater PC. Many also use small keyboards with back lights. Below are a couple of links to each. I do not sell these - I’m just giving you easier access to them.

 

Small Keyboard with back light: 2015 Rii i8+ 2.4GHz Mini Wireless KODI XBMC Keyboard with Touchpad Mouse ,LED Backlit, Rechargable Li-ion Battery, Soft Silicone button ,Raspberry Pi - $21.99

 

Right click on the link and select “Jump to Hyperlink” to go to the sale of the items.

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Z81U3YY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Remote Control: Ortek Windows 7 Vista XP Media Center MCE PC Remote Control and Infrared Receiver for Home, Premium and Ultimate Edition - $17.95

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00224ZDFY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Auto starting Kodi and skipping the Peach Login screen:

 

If you are using Peach TV as a true Home Theater System - you may want to speed up the loading process by auto starting Kodi. This is easily achieved by following the below listed method:

 

On the dock on the bottom left of your screen you can see a grouping of 10 small icons. Included in that small icon grouping - the top icon on the left opens the “All Settings Manager” - Click on that top left icon to open up settings.

 

Once inside the settings window scroll down to the “System” category and find the icon and link to the “Session and Startup” setting application. Click on “Session and Startup.”

 

Once inside the “Session and Startup” window - click on the folder tab labeled “ Application Autostart”.

 

Once inside the “Application Autostart” we have already setup an auto start configuration. All you need to do is to tick the box next to where it says “AutoStart Kodi”. Then click on OK or Close as the bottom of th eopen window. From now on when you boot your HTPC, Kodi will automatically start.

 

 

Once all three fields are filled in populate the new startup command by clicking OK and then click to close the “Session and Startup” settings window. You are now setup to autostart Kodi during the boot cycle. Close all open windows and reboot to check.

 

Skip the Login Screen:

 

Personally I prefer my Home Theater PC to skip the login screen. This makes booting seem much more like turning on my TV. You can use “System Settings” like you did for auto starting Kodi above and going into “Users and Groups” and changing the “asked to login” preference for your individual username(s). But I’ve found that this does not always work. But have no fear - there is a way to make sure that you can quickly setup Peach TV not to display the login screen during the boot process and this method does not disable the requests to enter your password for changing system settings and files.

 

Open a terminal - (easy to do by typing CTRL-ALT -T simultaneously)

 

Type in a terminal or cut and paste this command:

 

sudo mousepad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/10-xubuntu.conf
 

Change what you see from:

 

[SeatDefaults]
user-session=xubuntu

 

To:

 

[SeatDefaults]
user-session=xubuntu
autologin-user=YourDesiredAutoLoginUserName

 

Of course - YourDesiredAutoLoginUserName is the username that you assigned Peach TV during the install process.

 

After editing the file click to save the file.

The last place is XFCE/System/Users and Groups. If it's set "Password: Asked on login" you can change that but it's really not necessary and this does not work all the time. Reboot.

 

Setting up Remote Control devicewith LIRC in Peach TV

 

Your remote control should work straight out of the box. If your particular remote does not work follow the instructions that follow:

 

Complete instructions can be found here: (Right click and select to Jump to hyperlink)

 

HOW-TO:Set_up_LIRC

 

LIRC is the suite of programs that is used to configure each different kind of remote. I wish that I could setup each system to use every possible remote control possibility but that is not possible. However I do have the system setup to run a universal MCE remote.

 

One simple way to setup your remote is using the terminal feature in Linux. Before compiling the binaries you have to choose which driver to use. This can easily be done with the setup.sh script. Just type ./setup.sh from the shell prompt. After selecting your driver you can exit the setup with "Save configuration & run configure".

 

 

Setting Sound Source(s) and Video Settings with Peach TV:

 

Further instructions on setting up audio and video inside the Kodi application are given, in depth, in the file inside the “Kodi Info” folder on your desktop.

 

Peach TV is equipped to handle many different audio and video devices. Setting up those devices is best achieved by installing Peach TV while your PC is connected to the devices that you intend to be controlled by Peach TV. But even after you connect your TV and/or your sound system, a simple reboot will usually allow Peach TV read and understand most of the audio/visual appliances currently in usage today. However, you may need to tweak some of the settings in Peach TV to gt the maximum out of your audio or video appliance.

 

Sound Settings in Peach TV:

 

Adjusting the sound settings in Peach TV is a fairly simple process. At your top left in the taskbar - you see a small speaker as it radiates out sound waves. If you left click on that icon you will bring up the initial sound settings. Notice that you have handy control there for Parole Media Player, Banshee, and VLC media player. You also have another option to open more advance “Sound Settings”. Clicking on “Sound Settings” brings up the advanced sound settings in a window entitled “Volume Control”.

 

Inside of “Volume Control” you have 5 different tabs for editing how the sound is transmitted from Peach TV to your devices.

 

The First tab entitled “Playback” will show “System Sounds” and any other sound application that is currently being broadcast from Peach TV. From this “Playback” tab you can adjust individual volumes for those different applications that are actively broadcasting sound.

 

The Second tab is entitled “Recording”. In this tab you can view and adjust any external devices that are currently sending an audio signal to your Peach TV system.

 

The Third tab is entitled “ Output Devices”. This will be a tab that you will most likely use if you are sending your audio signal through an HDMI cable to a TV or to a Surround Sound System. In this tab you can adjust those settings.

 

The Fourth tab is entitled “Input Devices”. This will be a tab that you will most likely use if you are receiving your audio signal from some other source. In this tab you can adjust those settings.

 

The Fifth tab is entitled “Configuration” as is probably the most important tab of the lot when setting up a Home Theater PC. From this tab you manually set how you want Peach to direct the sound on your particular system. Peach TV will automatically search for any plugged in devices but you may have to tell Peach TV which device you want to use. By clicking one arrow on the right in the menu box you can see all of your available options. You may have to select one and try it out several times before you hit the magic combination that produces the best sound for your particular system.

 

There are other settings in the “Volume Control” window inside of each tab. You may need to change some of those settings too - depending upon your particular setup. Most of the options are fairly self explanatory.

 

 

Video Settings in Peach TV:

 

Setting up how you are going to display video is also best achieved by installing Peach TV while connected to the monitor(s) or TV that you intend to use. If further adjustments are needed to be made below is the process that works best.

 

For displaying on a single monitor or a single TV:

 

Inside the dock at the bottom of your Peach TV desktop - on the right side - you see 10 tiny icons. Included in those icons is an icon that will open the “XFCE Single Monitor Settings”. It is the second icon from the left on the bottom of the group of 10 icons. You can mouse over each icon and a brief description of each application for each icon will pop up. Clicking on that icon will bring up a “Display” window that will allow you to easily adjust the type of monitor or TV connected along with resolution, refresh rate, rotation and reflection options. As you can see - Peach TV has been setup to auto configure any displays when connected. You will need to know the best available resolution and refresh rate for your particular display. Please refer to your display’s documentation for those correct settings. Placing incorrect settings in these boxes can damage your display so please do educate yourself on your particular display before continuing to make any changes. With that information in hand you can make changes here to improve your overall visual experience.

 

For displaying on multiple monitors or a monitor a single TV:

 

For multiple monitors you can make changes to the setting with “XFCE Single Monitor Settings” as stated above too. But sometimes you need to further setup multiple monitor settings. For this we’ve included an application named ARandR. It too is available from the bottom dock on your desktop and is also in the grouping of 10 tiny icons on the left side of the bottom dock. It is next to the “XFCE Single Monitor Settings” icon and when you mouse over it - it displays “Settings For Multiple Monitors”. Clicking on that icon brings up the “Screen Layout Editor”. Inside the “Screen Layout Editor” you can drag and drop the particular arrangement of your multiple monitor setup. You can set many options such as resolution and refresh rate with ARandR. What is important to remember with ARandR is that you must click on the check mark to apply your changes and then save your changes to disk after making any changes. It’s generally best to reboot after making any changes to make sure that your settings were saved and reproduce upon startup.

 

 

 

Other Upgrades to Peach OSI’s “Peach TV.":

 

In order to properly setup your system be sure to edit any settings in the XFCE Power Manager menu. Please note that we have also installed the qShutdown application. This will allow you to set your computer to automatically shutdown on a timer or at a given time - and you can set this timer to always run at startup if you happen to be using this version of Peach OSI as a media center PC when connected to a TV. A nice feature not pre-installed on any system that I am aware of.

 

Special support for NVidia graphics cards. Pre-installed in Peach OSI you will find that the latest accepted Ubuntu drivers for NVidia graphics cards is already installed and ready for instant usage. I personally like NVidia graphic cards so this was an important addition to me as well. As anyone who has used any Linux version in the past, Linux and NVidia have always had a love - hate relationship. We hope that having the necessary drivers already available during the installation of Peach OSI will make the experience for NVidia owners as pleasant as possible.

 

Basic Help

 

If you ever see the "Software Updater" notification in the Top Panel (Panel 0) above (just to the right of "Applications - Files") it means that you have updates available for your computer.

 

Menus

 

First and foremost when you need to edit a system setting - Click on the system settings icon on the dock on the bottom or from the “Applications” pull down menu.

 

Suggestion

 

In order to keep your Peach operating system functioning at its absolute utmost be sure to utilize the “janitor” feature in Ubuntu Tweak. This is especially true after completing updates or adding software to your Peach distro. The janitor function in the Ubuntu Tweak application will remove “cruft” and installation files no longer needed for the system following updates and new application installation. The janitor feature will also enable you to remove older Linux kernels as new kernels are installed freeing up space on your hard drive.

 

Changing Wallpaper

 

Changing your wallpaper is very easy in Peach OSI. Simply load an image or images into your “pictures” folder, (“Files” at the top of the page and then click on your username, then on the “pictures” folder) Simply right click on that image and in the pop-up menu that follows click on “Set Image as Wallpaper.” If you want to add several images as your wallpaper upload those images to your “pictures” folder, (same procedure as above), then right click anywhere on a blank area of your screen, then click on “Desktop Settings”. Next to where you see “Folder” in the open screen click on the block next to “Folder”, then select “Other”, click on your username”, then click once on the “Pictures” folder highlighting it, (do not open it) then click on “Open” to open all the images in the folder. The desktop settings program will next populate “Desktop Settings” with all of your images. You can then set your images to change your background wallpaper however you desire (By the minute, by the hour, or random). If you ever want to return to Peach OSI’s default background wallpaper, it is located in the /usr/share/xfce4/backdrops/ folder. Simply follow the steps above and select the “backdrops” folder.

 

No Backgrounds after the initial install (especially in a VM or a near square style monitor)

 

Sometimes after the initial Peach installation the backgrounds fail to load if you have an older nearly square style monitor. The wallpaper used is in a more rectangular shape and at first the system my opt not to display a background at all rather than distort the background image. If this is the case for you simply right click anywhere in an unoccupied area of your desktop and select "Desktop Settings." Once the desktop settings application opens click on any of the available images and then - if desired - tick the "Change the background" box and set the number

of minutes for the backgrounds to change. Please note: Different Peach OSI versions have different wallpapers and quantity of wallpapers). Most all of our wallpapers are courtesy of Charlie Henson and available on Creative Commons.

 

Having trouble with your Wi-Fi?


If you can connect your PC to a wired Ethernet connection or if you have another
computer that you can gain web access go the following site:

http://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WiFiHowTo

Here is a list of some web pages that I've found to be useful while setting up some Wi-Fi cards.

Wi-Fi How to

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WiFiHowTo
http://askubuntu.com/questions/87519/how-to-make-my-dell-1390-wlan-minicard-work
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper
http://www.dogpile.com/search/web?fcoid=417&fcop=topnav&fpid=2&q=ubuntu+install+Dell+wireless+1395+wlan+mini-card&ql=
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=978622
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=960628
http://commweb-ps3.us.dell.com/support-forums/network-internet-wireless/f/3324/t/19508294.aspx


Please note that before you can search the web or hope to correct your issue - you need to first determine what your Wi-Fi card is. To find out what Wi-Fi card is installed in your PC type
CTRL-Alt-T simultaneously to pull up the terminal screen. Then while Peach OSI and in terminal (Ctrl-ALT-T) type "lspci -vvnn", without the quotes. This should give you a list of all the hardware on your PC. Scan up or down the list looking for any reference to an item of hardware named wireless, wanlo, Wi-Fi or any other term that could determine your Wi-Fi hardware. Once you find your Wi-Fi card, write down all the info pertaining to your Wi-Fi card. Then you can search the web for that particular card and any fixes that other users of that card have deployed in order to get your card working in Peach OSI. If all of this fails feel free to contact me at www.peachosi.com and I'll try to help you get your Wi-Fi going. I will still need to know the make and model of your PC and the name of the Wi-Fi card and its model number I can help you.

 

Starting a DVD:

 

Peach OSI has been setup to automatically open the Parole media player when you insert a Movie DVD.

 

Then next hit enter and then enter your password and enter. After the command finishes running start over by reinserting your Video DVD and follow the rest of the instructions below. The instructions give your system a wider support for the playing of DVD movies.

 

Restricted Extras is needed and is pre-installed for playing restricted or encrypted DVD’s or CD’s

 

For the playing of more different kinds of video (especially encrypted DVD’s and CD’s) and music files on Peach OSI you will need to open the Synaptics Software Center and search and install “Xubuntu Restricted Extras”. This will install commonly used applications with restricted copyright (mp3, avi, mpeg, TrueType, Java, Flash), that we could not pre-install for you due to you needing to agree to the terms of the installation. More about playing CD’s and DVD’s can be found here:

 

http://docs.xubuntu.org/1304/media-apps.html

 

Already installed is the libdvd-pkg package (there is no need to add third party repositories) via Synaptic or command line:

 

The Code we used to install the libdvd-pkg package:

 

sudo apt-get install libdvd-pkg

 

We Followed the libdvd-pkg's instructions to let it download, compile, and install libdvdcss.

 

This package automates the process of launching downloads of the source

│ files for libdvdcss2 from videolan.org, compiling them, and installing

│ the binary packages (libdvdcss2 libdvdcss-dev).

│ Please run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg" to launch this process for

│ the first time. (Also already performed for you).

 

If your DVD’s ever stop auto playing and you receive a message that no decrypter for DVD’s is installed then more than likely libdvdcss2 has been updated during the normal update process.

 

To fix Simply run

 

sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg

 

in a terminal to get your encrypted DVD working as normal again..

 

Reference info:

 

If activated, the APT post-invoke hook takes care of future automatic

│ upgrades of libdvdcss2 (which may be triggered by new versions of

│ libdvd-pkg). When updates are available, the hook will launch the

│ process of downloading the source, recompiling it, and (if "apt-get

│ check" reports no errors) using "dpkg -i" to install the new versions.

│ Alternatively, the process can be launched manually by running "sudo

│ dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg".

 

Music CD’s

 

Inserting a Music CD will auto open the CD Player and it will begin playing track 1 on the CD. When you are finished with the CD, pause the player and then close the player before ejecting your CD.

 

 

This Peach OSI installation has 3 available workspace/desktops and

you can change between your desktops by clicking on any of the 3 available in the

top panel above. Any open window on your screen can be moved to any of the 3

desktops by right clicking on the upper part of the window header and selecting

"Move to another workspace." Think of it as if you have three monitors.

 

Special support for NVidia graphics cards.

 

If you have an Nvidia graphics card you can install support for your NVidia graphics card in the Software Center available at the icon below like this . Once the Software Center opens fill in the search block with NVidia. Choose the latest version available in the Software Center.

 

NVidia card suggestions:

 

We recommend that you use the X-org X server graphics display driver while using Peach OSI. Some things of the NVidia drivers are not fully comapatible with Peach OSI. If you insist on using the NVidia drivers you may or may not have issues with the Splash Intro as Peach OSI boots and you will have possible problems running web applications like Kodi and the YouTube app. To change the driver used on your PC do the following.

 

In the dock on the bottom you see 8 tiny icons. Select the top left small icon :

 

This opens the “Settings” menu for Peach OSI. Inside the “Settings” Menu there are 4 categories of available settings. Scroll down to the “System” category and find

Click on that icon entitled “Software Updates.” This will open the “Software and Updates” window. In the “Software and Updates” window you have 5 tabs. Click the tab labeled “Additional Drivers”. This will populate the open window with any special drivers that were installed when you initially loaded Peach OSI. It may take a couple of minutes to populate the window. If you have an NVidia graphics card then all of the available NVidia loaded will show up in this window. You can try other NVidia drivers by ticking on the small circle and then click on the “Apply Changes” button. Once the changes complete you will need to reboot. Once rebooted try Kodi to see if the newly installed driver works with Kodi. As I stated above, We recommend that you use the X-org X server graphics display driver while using Peach OSI. Some things of the NVidia drivers are not fully comapatible with Peach OSI.

 

If all else fails you may need to manually edit Grub

Help with NVidia drivers when nomodeset needs to be added to Grub can be found here

 

http://askubuntu.com/questions/760374/ubuntu-16-04-nvidia-driver-blank-screen

 

Basic support for Androids. It is more complicated to give full file transfer capability to a Linux system . The reason is due to the fact that there are so many different Android devices made by a myriad of different manufacturers. What we’ve done is to install the MTP-Tools set of program files which is what is needed to initiate Android support. Follow the information below to finish setting up your particular Android.

 



Connect your Android to your computer while Peach is running. On your device, open up the notification drawer, and click on “USB Connection type”. Make sure that MTP is selected.

Type these commands into a terminal in Peach:

 

mtp-detect | grep idVendor
mtp-detect | grep idProduct
 

The output of these commands should give you your devices idVendor and idProduct. Write down the values given, as you'll need them later.

 

Run this command in terminal:

 

gksu gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/51-android.rules
 

A Gedit window should open. Simply Copy and paste the line below. Replace VENDORID and PRODUCTID with the idVendor and idProduct you had wrote down earlier in Gedit.

 

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="VENDORID", ATTR{idProduct}=="PRODUCTID", MODE="0666"
 

 

Save and close the file. Then, disconnect your Android and run the following commands separately. Fill in the name of your deice as you would like to name the Android directory. Replace YOURUSERNAME with your Peach user name.

 

sudo service udev restart


sudo mkdir /media/name of your device
sudo chmod a+rwx /media/name of your device
sudo adduser YOURUSERNAME fuse
 

Now, run the following command:

gksu gedit /etc/fuse.conf
 

In the Gedit window, remove the # at the beginning of the last line.

You’re almost done! Now, restart your computer, and then run these three commands:

echo "alias android-connect=\"mtpfs -o allow_other /media/name of your device\"" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "alias android-disconnect=\"fusermount -u /media/name of your device\"" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc
 

Again, do re-type the quotes in each command after you’ve copied, otherwise the command won’t work.

Connect your phone again, and then make sure your phone is using MTP, then run this command in a terminal:

 

android-connect
 

You will able to connect your Android device to your Peach computer in order to edit files.

 

 

To add an application launcher to the dock (below), click on "Files" in the menu above.

Then click on "Files System" from the pull down menu. Then click through the

"/usr/share/applications/" folders until you can view the applications' icons. Drag

any application to the dock holding onto the icon until you see a red line as a

separator between the existing dock icons. A pop up will appear, confirm to add the

icon/launcher to the dock. To move the icon on the dock, right click on the icon

and select "Move" from the pull-down menu. Then grab the icon and drag it to any

location of the dock. Follow the same procedure for removing an icon from the dock.

(I.E. right click on the icon and select "Remove".

 

To add an application launcher to the desktop, click on "Files" in the menu above.

Then click on "File System" from the pull down menu. Then click through the

"/usr/share/applications/" folders until you can view the applications' icons. Drag

any application to the desktop holding onto the icon until you place the icon where

you want it. To delete a desktop icon, right click on the icon and select "delete."

Be wary of deleting Hard drive and/or USB drive icons. Deleting those may render access

to either null and void without further reprogramming.

 

Peach OSI has been designed in a way that most users will have no problem utilizing

their computers. If you should have any problems contact me manager@peachosi.com.

 

 

Known Issues:

 

Bug when trying to run multiple monitors:

Since Ubuntu was first introduced there has been a known bug where on some systems the ability to run multiple monitors is not completely possible. If you are trying to run multiple monitors on Peach OSI and you are experiencing problems please refer to the following URLs in order to help you get your multiple monitor setup up and running.

 

http://askubuntu.com/questions/450767/multi-display-issue-with-ubuntu-gnome-14-04

 

and

 

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1292398

 

 

Sometimes after the initial Peach installation the backgrounds fail to load if you have an older nearly square style monitor. The wallpaper used is in a more rectangular shape and at first the system my opt not to display a background at all rather than distort the background image. If this is the case for you simply right click anywhere in an unoccupied area of your desktop and select "Desktop Settings." Once the desktop settings application opens click on any of the available images and then - if desired - tick the "Change the background" box and set the number

of minutes for the backgrounds to change. Please note: Different Peach OSI versions have different wallpapers and quantity of wallpapers). Most all of our wallpapers are courtesy of Charlie Henson and available on Creative Commons.

 

 

 

If you are installing Peach OSI on a small screen appliance like a Netbook you may

want to set the dock (icon menu at the bottom of the screen) to auto hide so as to preserve more screen space for any open windows. To set the dock to auto hide

A.) Right click anywhere on the dock

B.) Select "Panel" from the pull down menu

C.) Select "Panel Preferences" from the next menu pull down

D.) Tick the box beside that reads, "Automatically show and hide the panel

The dock will then hide to give your smaller screen more available space.

In order to show the dock simply move the cursor to the bottom of the screen.

 

Credits: There is no way that I can give credit to all the people that have a part in

Peach OSI. However, their individual Licenses and Agreements can be found here:

Click on "Files" above - then "File System" - then open the folder “usr”, then “share”, then “doc”. From there you can get a copyright notice for each application installed on the Peach OSI under each applications “doc” folder along with any other pertinent information.

 

 

 

GNU Free Documentation License

 

Version 1.2, November 2002

Copyright © 2000,2001,2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

 

Legal Notice

Version 1.2, November 2002

 

 

 

PREAMBLE

The purpose of this License is to make a manual, textbook, or other functional and useful document "free" in the sense of freedom: to assure everyone the effective freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without modifying it, either commercially or non-commercially. Secondarily, this License preserves for the author and publisher a way to get credit for their work, while not being considered responsible for modifications made by others.

This License is a kind of "copy left", which means that derivative works of the document must themselves be free in the same sense. It complements the GNU General Public License, which is a copy left license designed for free software.

 

License:

 

This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify

it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by

the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or

(at your option) any later version.

 

 

Copyright (c) 2014 - James Carpenter - Peach OSI. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

 

With the Invariant Sections being Peach OSI 14.04 - 32 bit and Peach OSI 14.04 - 64 bit or any other variant with a beginning title of Peach OSI.

 

This package is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of

MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the

GNU General Public License for more details.

 

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License

along with this package; if not, write to the Free Software

Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

 



Licensing

Peach OSI is a collection of thousands of computer programs and documents created by a range of individuals, teams and companies.

Each of these programs may come under a different license. This license policy describes the process that we follow in determining which software will be included by default in the Peach OSI operating system.

Copyright licensing and trademarks are two different areas of law, and we consider them separately in Peach OSI. The following policy applies only to copyright licenses. We evaluate trademarks on a case-by-case basis.

Categories of software in Peach OSI

The thousands of software packages available for Peach OSI are organized into four key groups or components: main, restricted, universe and multi-verse. Software is published in one of these components based on whether or not it meets our free software philosophy, and the level of support we can provide for it.

This policy only addresses the software that you will find in main and restricted, which contain software that is fully supported by the Peach OSI team and must comply with this policy.

Peach OSI 'main' component license policy

All application software included in the Peach OSI main component:

  • Must include source code. The main component has a strict and non-negotiable requirement that application software included in it must come with full source code.

  • Must allow modification and distribution of modified copies under the same license. Just having the source code does not convey the same freedom as having the right to change it. Without the ability to modify software, the Peach OSI community cannot support software, fix bugs, translate it, or improve it.

  • Peach OSI 'main' and 'restricted' component license policy

  • All application software in both main and restricted must meet the following requirements:

  • Must allow redistribution. Your right to sell or give away the software alone, or as part of an aggregate software distribution, is important because:

    1. You, the user, must be able to pass on any software you have received from Peach OSI in either source code or compiled form.

    2. While Peach OSI will not charge license fees for this distribution, you might want to charge to print Peach OSI CDs, or create your own customized versions of Peach OSI which you sell, and should have the freedom to do so.

  • Must not require royalty payments or any other fee for redistribution or modification.It's important that you can exercise your rights to this software without having to pay for the privilege, and that you can pass these rights on to other people on exactly the same basis.

  • Must allow these rights to be passed on along with the software. You should be able to have exactly the same rights to the software as we do.

  • Must not discriminate against persons, groups or against fields of endeavor. The license of software included in Peach OSI can not discriminate against anyone or any group of users and cannot restrict users from using the software for a particular field of endeavor - a business for example. So we will not distribute software that is licensed "freely for non-commercial use".

  • Must not be distributed under a license specific to Peach OSI. The rights attached to the software must not depend on the program being part of Peach OSI system. So we will not distribute software for which Peach OSI has a "special" exemption or right, and we will not put our own software into Peach OSI and then refuse you the right to pass it on.

  • Must not contaminate other software licenses.The license must not place restrictions on other software that is distributed along with it. For example, the license must not insist that all other programs distributed on the same medium be free software.

  • May require source modifications to be distributed as patches. In some cases, software authors are happy for us to distribute their software and modifications to their software, as long as the two are distributed separately, so that people always have a copy of their pristine code. We are happy to respect this preference. However, the license must explicitly permit distribution of software built from modified source code.

  • Documentation, firmware and drivers

  • Peach OSI contains licensed and copyrighted works that are not application software. For example, the default Peach OSI installation includes documentation, images, sounds, video clips and firmware. The Peach OSI community will make decisions on the inclusion of these works on a case-by-case basis, ensuring that these works do not restrict our ability to make Peach OSI available free of charge, and that you can continue to redistribute Peach OSI.

  • Software installed by default

  • When you install Peach OSI, you will typically install a complete desktop environment. It is also possible to install a minimal set of software (just enough to boot your machine) and then manually select the precise software applications to install. Such a "custom" install is usually favored by server administrators, who prefer to keep only the software they absolutely need on the server.

  • All of the application software installed by default is free software. In addition, we install some hardware drivers that are available only in binary format, but such packages are clearly marked in the restricted component.