Shuttle XH61V - Qubes

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keys: F2 / DEL - BIOS setup, F7 - BBS popup (boot menu),




2015-10-25: Qubes 3.0 - after Qubes has been up for 19 days and something, with only Firefox and a terminal active in personal vm, and a terminal and the Qubes VM Manager active in dom0 it is sluggish. sudo swapon --show and sudo free -h both shows that it is using about 384 - 385 MB swap in dom0, maybe that is the problem (swapping to a usb stick might be slow). Currently running sudo swapoff -a && sudo swapon -a, but it takes some time. No, that didn't help. After emptying swap, things were still slow. And there were error messages when I tried to start the personal vm again, about qrexec and qubes-guid. So I just shut it down.

2015-10-05: Qubes 3.0 - (from encrypted usb stick) - software updater says that there isn't an active internet connection, and NetworkManager applet is conflicted; it says that enp0s0 is active, but connection info says "No valid active connections found!". I can ping from sys-net, sys-firewall and personal, and I can run a browser from personal. xrandr in dom0 shows that VGA-0 is 1024x768.

2015-10-05: I'm running the Qubes 3.0 installer, trying to install on (another) 32 GB usb stick. I boot from the installer stick (Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 PMAP), and select "Install". When the installer starts up, I select English, set date & time, Keyboard Norwegian, add Norsk Bokmål to Language support, and select sdd (Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 30 GB - which I have prepared by deleting existing partitions from) as destination, autoconfig, LVM, encrypt my data, then continue. and set a passphrase. Then I press "begin". As usual, the installation takes some time. A long time. Finally finished, it is reboot time. After reboot, it is input disk password - ok, then first time setup (user, date & time, defaults service vms + predefined appVM). Creating the VMs takes a bit of time too. Afterwards I get the normal login screen (kdm or whatever). For some reason, after logging in, screen updates / loading stuff etc is slow. Not sure why. It seems like it is related to screen updates somehow.

2015-10-03: I ran qubes-hcl-report (in dom0) to get some info:

[liveuser@localhost ~]$ qubes-hcl-report -s personal
Qubes release 3.0 (R3.0)

Brand:        Shuttle Inc.
Model:        XH61V
BIOS:        1.05

Xen:        4.4.2
Kernel:        3.18.17-5

RAM:        8087 Mb

  Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G540 @ 2.50GHz
  Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller [8086:0100] (rev 09)
  Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0102] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])

  Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)
  Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 06)

  INTEL SSDSC2CT12 Rev: 300i
  Cruzer           Rev: 8.01
  Cruzer           Rev: 8.01

HVM:        Active
I/O MMU:    Not active
TPM:        Device not found

Qubes HCL Files are copied to: 'personal'
    Qubes-HCL-Shuttle_Inc.-XH61V-20151003-005442.yml        - HCL Info
    Qubes-HCL-Shuttle_Inc.-XH61V-20151003-005442.cpio.gz    - HCL Support Files

Yes, I used the "trick" to copy this info out of dom0.

2015-10-03: I booted Qubes R3.1-alpha (Qubes-R3.1-alpha1.1-x86_64-LIVE.iso) from a usb stick. I had to select the correct partition on the usb stick (it comes with a "dummy" CD partition),but then it started Qubes. It works. Graphics is only 1024x768, my guess is that Xen doesn't grok the integrated graphics in this CPU:

[user@personal ~]$ xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 64 x 64, current 1024 x 768, maximum 32767 x 32767
DUMMY0 connected 1024x768+0+0 0mm x 0mm
   QB1024x768    64.41*+
DUMMY1 disconnected
DUMMY2 disconnected
DUMMY3 disconnected