WWWW Light Fast Linux Desktops with Openbox, JWM
Raspberry Pi with add ons.

Light Fast Linux Desktops with Openbox, JWM

by Lewis Loflin

This is a collection of programs and hardware hacks related to mainly Raspberry Pi and Debian Linux.

Raspberry Pi uses an ARM version of Debian Linux Raspbian. Most programs operate the same on a PC or Raspberry Pi.

I often use Raspberry Pi to configure various desktops then port that to a Linux PC.

Note electronic hardware connections differ between a PC and Raspberry Pi. RPI has programmable IO pins also known as GPIO. This is how connections electronics.

A PC hardware today can only come through a printer port. Motherboards stopped using these 10 circa 2011. But many surplus powerful motherboards can be bought used on Ebay. I program these in C.

See Printer Port Projects

I also include several pre-made Debian packages below for Linux and Raspberry Pi.

Parallel port demo with stepper motor and serial LCD display.
Fig. 1 Parallel port demo with stepper motor and serial LCD display.


Printer Port Projects

Some hardware oriented pages have moved. See:

Live Linux Distro for Using Printer Port

Pre-compiled packages of what I like to use. Also includes webpage. Operate the same on a desktop or Raspberry Pi.

For the Raspberry Pi rpi_zmixer binary place in /home/pi/bin or /usr/local/bin.

Set permissions to executable from terminal:

Sudo chmod +x pi_zmixer

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