mrreality13
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diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI

Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:49 pm

hope this is the right spot for this.
Just wanted to let the other people who like to try diff distros out ,i just did a diet pi instal,,it was an arduous task,,next time i get a new pi im a just use Raspbian Lite with my choice of de..took over 3 hrs to tweek it to MY liking,,.... :) ,but ya know what,that's the beauty of linux WE control everything on how we use our HW that we paid for.
have a great day who ever reads this
remember ,never approach a computer thinking this will only take a minute
~~pi zero w and a 3b+

Andyroo
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Re: diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI

Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:52 pm

Interesting - I had been on the site to have a look as a replacement for Tiny Core Linux as that seems to have hit a stop again.

Last couple of images I've done has been back on Lite - it just works :lol:

What issues did you find?
Need Pi spray - these things are breeding in my house...

mrreality13
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Location: texas usa

Re: diet pi VS Raspbian Lite with RPD/LXDE/XFCE/MATE/i3/Openbox/X11 GUI

Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:22 pm

Andyroo wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Interesting - I had been on the site to have a look as a replacement for Tiny Core Linux as that seems to have hit a stop again.

Last couple of images I've done has been back on Lite - it just works :lol:

What issues did you find?
biggest were gettin wifi and bluetooth working as my only network is from my cell phone hotspot.had to use this and it took me a while to find it as it seems diet pi has no dedicated raspberry forum there all mixed in w/ the other sbc's it runs on.plus i tried tiny core yrs ago and ,well honestly have been spoiled buy a gui installer from ubuntu distros.it also comes w/ ff-esc version slow as molasses on a zero (ofc)and its default swap is 1.5 gigs --if your ok w/ tiny core install then you may be fine with diet..i wasn't however

gave up on bluetooth--

re-configure Wifi Details for DietPi
Goto my computer, select the SD card and open it.
Locate the file called dietpi.txt and open it with wordpad.
Set AUTO_SETUP_NET_WIFI_ENABLED=1
DietPi_v6.15 and lower images:
Enter your ssid AUTO_SETUP_NET_WIFI_SSID=MySSID and AUTO_SETUP_NET_WIFI_KEY=MyWifiKey (both are case sensitive).
DietPi_v6.16 and higher images:
Open dietpi-wifi.txt and open it with wordpad
Change aWIFI_SSID[0]="MySSID" and aWIFI_KEY[0]="MyWifiKey"
Save chanages to edited files
Plug the Wifi adapter into your device, before turning it on""

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these were obviously written b4 the zero w came out and not updated..
remember ,never approach a computer thinking this will only take a minute
~~pi zero w and a 3b+

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