Create/ASUS install instructions

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Install Easy Peasy (a netbook remix of Ubuntu Linux) by following the instructions on the Easy Peasy download page. Note that during boot you must press the Escape key, not the F2 key, in order to boot off the memory stick you created for installation.

Once Easy Peasy is installed and booted:

  • Find the Preferences tab in the menu at left. Go to Preferences > Sessions and uncheck the Maximus box. This keeps the system from maximizing windows, which would interfere with your use of the ControllerGUI.
  • Go to Preferences > Power Management and disable sleep mode for both the power adapter and battery operating modes. You don't want the robot to go to sleep while it's running, just because you haven't touched the keyboard in a while.
  • Go to Accessories > Terminal to get a shell window. Select Edit > Profile Defaults > Colors, and choose white on black; this is the most readable option for Tekkotsu error messages. Also click on the Scrolling tab and select 5000 lines of scrollback.

Reboot the machine. Hold down the F2 key during boot to enter the Setup dialog in the BIOS. Move to the Advanced tab, select Onboard Devices Configuration, then select Onboard Camera and set it to Enabled. Press F10 to save and exit.

Now install the packages you'll need for Tekkotsu:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install libpng-dev libjpeg-dev libreadline-dev libxml2-dev libasound-dev
sudo apt-get install sox cvs g++ sun-java6-jdk openssh-server
sudo apt-get clean
sudo perl -MCPAN -e "install Parse::RecDescent"