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43 The SliTaz GNU/Linux stable release is published with the project tools,
44 manuals and <a href="relnotes.en.html">Release Notes</a> installed on
45 the system. Manuals and this page are accessible through the standard menu.
46 Please check the <a href="">project page</a> for
47 general information about SliTaz.
48 Support can be found on the SliTaz mailing list or the community
49 <a href="">Forum</a>.
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52 <ul>
53 <li><a href="#start">Getting started guide</a></li>
54 <li><a href="relnotes.en.html">Release Notes for 5.0</a></li>
55 <li><a href="">Online Documentation</a></li>
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59 <h2 id="start">Getting started</h2>
62 <h3 id="tazpanel">SliTaz Panel</h3>
63 <p>
64 From spring 2011 the new way (and tool) to configure the system is TazPanel.
65 It is a CGI/web interface with a themable user interface from where you
66 can control your entire system, this includes package management, adding or
67 removing users, creating Live systems and much more. Each page provides
68 a small description to help you manage your SliTaz system. To access the
69 panel you can use the menu entry in “System Tools” or this URL:
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72 <a href="http://tazpanel:82">http://tazpanel:82</a>
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74 <p>
75 While some actions in the panel are available to the user, others require
76 administrator rights. On the right side of the TazPanel menu you can find
77 an icon, prompting the current operating mode:
78 </p>
79 <ul>
80 <li><span style="color:#859900"></span> for user mode;</li>
81 <li><span style="color:#cb4b16"></span> for administration mode.</li>
82 </ul>
83 <p>
84 Please point the mouse cursor over the icon to show more information; then click the icon
85 to log into TazPanel as a different user or as root administrator.
86 </p>
90 <h3 id="network">Network connections</h3>
92 <p>
93 Open Tazpanel and click the “Network” →
94 “<a href="http://tazpanel:82/network.cgi">Summary</a>” menu entry.
95 This shows a basic overview of your networking interfaces and their states.
96 </p>
97 <p>
98 To configure your Ethernet device, click the “Network” →
99 “<a href="http://tazpanel:82/network.cgi?eth">Ethernet</a>”.
100 From here you can configure (with administrator privileges) your device
101 to use DHCP or a static address.
102 </p>
103 <p>
104 To configure Wireless devices, click the “Network” →
105 “<a href="http://tazpanel:82/network.cgi?wifi">Wireless</a>”.
106 Here you can select a network to connect to (with administrator privileges).
107 When you click on the desired network, the Connection box underneath will be
108 appropriately filled in.
109 Next, enter your passphrase or leave the field blank for none.
110 Finally, click the Configure button to apply settings.
111 </p>
112 <p>
113 More detailed information can be found in the Handbook:
114 <a href="">Network configuration</a>.
115 </p>
118 <h3 id="apps">Applications</h3>
120 <p>
121 To have a list of all graphical applications, you can use the SliTaz menu button
122 at the top left of the screen. To have a list of command line tools, you
123 can open a terminal and double press on the tabulation button.
124 </p>
125 <p>
126 Tazpanel provides
127 a nice GUI for package management through the
128 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/pkgs.cgi">Packages</a> tab. To retrieve a list of all
129 installed packages, open Tazpanel and navigate to the
130 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/pkgs.cgi?list">My Packages</a> page.
131 </p>
132 <p>
133 To install new
134 packages, you must have a network connection, the DVD of packages or a USB storage
135 device containing any downloaded packages. Naturally any package management
136 can also be done from the command line using <code>tazpkg</code>.
137 </p>
138 <p>
139 Another option to query the packages database online is to use
140 <a href=""></a> in a graphical web browser
141 on any of your devices. You can see screenshots of applications and even install
142 or remove a package if the site is opened in SliTaz.
143 </p>
146 <h3 id="office">Office suite</h3>
148 <p>
149 The SliTaz packages database provides a variety of lightweight office applications.
150 All of these packages are easily installable in a few clicks through the packages
151 manager in Tazpanel. SliTaz also provides a simple way to install the powerful
152 LibreOffice suite: just search for “LibreOffice” in the packages manager, click
153 on “get-LibreOffice”, and click Install (to install and remove packages you
154 need administrator privileges).
155 </p>
156 <p>
157 To have a lightweight office suite: just use
158 <a href="">Abiword</a>
159 as the Word processor,
160 <a href="">Gnumeric</a>
161 as a spreadsheet and
162 <a href="">Homebank</a>
163 for Bank Accounting.
164 </p>
167 <h3 id="multimedia">Multimedia</h3>
169 <p>
170 Most SliTaz flavors include a wide range of sound card drivers, a volume
171 mixer and a light audio player to easily listen to any MP3 or OGG files. The Sound
172 card is autodetected at boot time and audio support works out-of-the-box
173 on many systems. If you manually add a new user and can't listen to audio, please
174 check that the user belongs to the <code>audio</code> group. For any other trouble, please
175 check the full documentation and/or use the <a href="">forum</a>.
176 </p>
177 <p>
178 Videos using common HTML5 codecs such as WEBM or MPEG4 can be watched out-of-the-box.
179 Other videos can be watched by installing one single package or using a dedicated
180 LiveCD or LiveUSB system. The SliTaz team have packaged some of the best video players
181 available under GNU/Linux:
182 <a href="">MPlayer</a>,
183 <a href="">Xine-UI</a> and
184 <a href="">VLC</a>.
185 </p>
188 <h3 id="root">Becoming Root</h3>
190 <p>
191 By default, SliTaz doesn't have its desktop running as root administrator:
192 it asks for a root password (default <code>root</code>) for any superuser work.
193 Therefore, it is safer and more secure.
194 </p>
195 <p>
196 To become root in an xterm, simply type <code>su</code> and enter the root password.
197 To run a graphical application as root, use <code>subox</code>.
198 For example, to run leafpad as root you would run <code>subox leafpad</code>.
199 </p>
202 <h3 id="install">Installation</h3>
204 <p>
205 SliTaz can be installed to a hard disk or on an USB mass storage device using the
206 <a href="http://tazpanel:82/installer.cgi">SliTaz Installer</a> in Tazpanel.
207 The installer makes a full HD install.
208 SliTaz won't function in memory (RAM) anymore like in Live or Frugal mode and
209 everything is persistent.
210 </p>
211 <p>
212 To generate a LiveUSB system, you can use the “Tazusb LiveUSB Tool” from
213 the “System Tools” menu or <code>tazusb</code> from the command line. More
214 information can be found in the SliTaz Handbook:
215 <a href="">LiveUSB media</a>.
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