Debian 9 RT Kernel¶
Go to the Debian Download Page and drill down to the latest version of the nonfree amd64 iso-cd netinst.iso and download that.
- Burn to a CD or DVD
- If you have a PCI Ethernet card remove it, setup with the onboard LAN only
- Boot from the CD or DVD
- Select Graphical Install
- Do Not enter a Root Password! Just hit enter
- Debian desktop environment, Mate, SSH server, standard system utilities
For auto login to Debian 9 open a terminal:
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Uncomment the following and add your user name, be sure to scroll far enough down to get past the comments sections.:
CTRL X and yes to save and exit.
Go to System > Admininstration > Synaptic Package Manager and search for linux-image and install linux-image-220.127.116.11-rt or later rt image. Make sure the description says PREEMPT_RT. Click on the box and select Mark for installation then click on Apply.
Reboot the pc in a terminal type uname -a it should report back PREEMPT RT:
uname -a Linux d9-uspace 4.9.0-7-rt-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT RT Debian 4.9.82-1+deb9u3 (2018-03-02) x86_64 GNU/Linux
If your going to be programming or using the QtPyVCP Virtual Control Panel add the following
sudo apt-get install git-core git-gui make gcc python-pip
Configure the network adapter to work with an ethernet card
To find the ethernet adapter name:
ip link show or ip a
To setup a static IP address edit /etc/network/interfaces file:
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces auto enp0s25 << change to match your interface name iface enp0s25 inet static address 10.10.10.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
shutdown and install a second LAN card if you need to connect to the internet
To add right click open in terminal to caja:
sudo apt-get install caja-open-terminal
To be able to edit the menu add mozo:
sudo apt-get install mozo
You will find it in System > Control Center > Main Menu
To be able to tweak the desktop to you liking (delete icons etc) add Mate Tweak
sudo apt-get install mate-tweak
You can add it to the menu with mozo or run from the command line.
To have open programs start back up after a shutdown go to
System > Preferences > Personal > Startup Applications On the Options tab select Automaticlly remember running applications when logging out