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Offline TheTinyMan256

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piCore doesn't show a GUI. Wasted my SD-Card there for good.
« on: September 30, 2020, 03:36:37 AM »
A few months ago, I was suprised that piCore is ported to the PI. I have a PI3!
I have a 32GB SD-Card, a Windows computer, and a Adapter.
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I inserted the SD-Card with piCore, and!
No GUI. I didn't know the package manager so I used `apt` and tried to install X11. But no luck.
Now what? I wasted my SD-Card that Windows couldn't read, and so... yeah.
Can anyone help? plz?  :) :) :)

Offline matteo

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Re: piCore doesn't show a GUI. Wasted my SD-Card there for good.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2020, 04:26:23 AM »
Hello TheTinyMan256,
could I suggest you to read:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,7495.0.html

About a TC GUI, you could try the following:
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$ tce-load -iw TC.tcz
$ startx

or
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$ tce-ab
then (S)earch, type TC while looking for the TC.tcz extension, (Q)uit, (I)nstall, (Q)uit and
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$ startx

Offline Rich

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Re: piCore doesn't show a GUI. Wasted my SD-Card there for good.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2020, 09:53:43 AM »
Hi TheTinyMan256
You will need some basic knowledge about how Tinycore works if you want to avoid problems.

I would like to suggest that you take an hour to read this fine book:
http://tinycorelinux.net/corebook.pdf

It will provide some insight into how Tinycore is different from other Linux distros. Although written for Tinycore, most of
the content applies to piCore as well.