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Airtop3: Installing Linux Mint 19.1

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/* Supported devices */
== Supported devices ==
* This guide is valid for Airtop3
 
== Prepare installation media ==
* A USB DVD-ROM drive or a USB Flash drive of at least 2GB should be used as installation media
* Download [https://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=261 Linux Mint 19.1 "Tessa" - Cinnamon (64-bit)"]
* For installation with a USB DVD-ROM - flash the downloaded image directly onto a DVD
* For installation with a USB Flash drive, please follow [http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/744 How to install Linux Mint via USB] tutorial
 
== Base installation of Linux Mint ==
* NOTE: "Running in software rendering mode" message will appear, it's ok, it will disappear after installing graphics drivers.
* Follow the standard Linux Mint installation procedure - choose timezone, partitions, username, password etc.
* Disconnect the installation media and reboot.
* Login using previously selected username and password.
 
== Kernel upgrade ==
* Install the latest kernel and the latest NVIDIA graphics drivers (optionally)
<pre>
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-18.04-edge
</pre>
* NOTE: It you have NVIDIA graphics card - do NOT reboot until NVIDIA graphics divers will be installed
 
== NVIDIA graphics drivers (optionally) ==
<pre>
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
$ sudo apt update
$ nvidia_driver=$(apt-cache search "nvidia-driver-[0-9][0-9][0-9]" | grep -o "nvidia-driver-[0-9][0-9][0-9]" | sort | tail -1)
$ sudo apt install $nvidia_driver vdpauinfo mesa-vdpau-drivers vdpau-va-driver --install-recommends
$ sudo reboot
</pre>
 
* Then run nvidia-smi command, you should see current NVIDIA card status:
<pre>
$ watch -n1 nvidia-smi
Sun May 26 15:57:21 2019
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 430.14 Driver Version: 430.14 CUDA Version: 10.2 |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 Quadro RTX 4000 Off | 00000000:01:00.0 On | N/A |
| 0% 43C P8 1W / 125W | 338MiB / 7979MiB | 0% Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: GPU Memory |
| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| 0 1212 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 279MiB |
| 0 1669 G cinnamon 58MiB |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
</pre>
 
 
== I3M Panel ==
* Integrated interactive information monitor [[Airtop:I3M | I<sup>3</sup>M]] is a GUI system integrated in the front panel of Airtop
* Download and install the package for Airtop3:
<pre>
$ wget http://www.fit-pc2.com/download/airtop/Airtop2/airtop-fpsvc_systemd.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i airtop-fpsvc_systemd.deb
...
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/airtop-fpsvc.service → /lib/systemd/system/airtop-fpsvc.service.
Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/gpu-thermald.service → /lib/systemd/system/gpu-thermald.service.
</pre>
* Note, the package adds "acpi_enforce_resources=lax" string to the kernel boot line
* Reboot the Airtop after installation
* Now you can navigate through menus between multiple screens of the I<sup>3</sup>M that display system information, temperatures, power consumption and notifications
 
== MPV media player ==
* Well known free and open-source multimedia player
* Supports GPU accelerated video decoding including CUDA decoding on NVIDIA GPUs and gives excellent playback quality
* Compatible with the most popular video formats
 
$ sudo apt install mpv
 
For example, Airtop3 with Quadro RTX 4000 is capable to play 4K UHD using CUDA video decoding without significant system load:
<pre>
$ mpv -fs --hwdec=cuda ~/Videos/jellyfish/jellyfish-140-mbps-4k-uhd-hevc-10bit.mkv
Playing: ~/Videos/jellyfish/jellyfish-140-mbps-4k-uhd-hevc-10bit.mkv
(+) Video --vid=1 (*) (hevc 3840x2160 29.970fps)
(+) Audio --aid=1 (*) (truehd 6ch 48000Hz)
AO: [pulse] 48000Hz 5.1(side) 6ch s32
Using hardware decoding (cuda).
VO: [opengl] 3840x2160 cuda[p010]
AV: 00:00:30 / 00:00:30 (99%) A-V: 0.000 Cache: 0s+0KB
</pre>
Or the same content directly from the youtube:
<pre>
# install fixed youtube-dl package manually
$ wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/y/youtube-dl/youtube-dl_2019.05.20-0ubuntu1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i youtube-dl_2019.05.20-0ubuntu1_all.deb
</pre>
<pre>
$ mpv -fs --hwdec=cuda https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4oBg8capW8
Playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4oBg8capW8
(+) Video --vid=1 (*) (vp9 3840x2160 29.970fps)
(+) Audio --aid=1 --alang=und (*) 'DASH audio' (aac 2ch 44100Hz) (external)
AO: [pulse] 44100Hz stereo 2ch float
Using hardware decoding (cuda).
VO: [opengl] 3840x2160 cuda[nv12]
AV: 00:00:29 / 00:00:29 (99%) A-V: 0.000 Cache: 0s+0KB
</pre>
 
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