5.a - Window Managers

5 - Software

Its Official!

haha...my first blog post and i only really have one thing to say, DSL takes up way too much of my free time.

but isn't that a good thing...

the verdict is still out on that one.

didn't the Title sound official! i tricked yewww
everyone should upgrade to 0.9.2 ;\ and tell your friends to upgrade because we still see people with like 0.7.x CRAZY.


I just discovered Podcasts. Not sure if anyone else here's been aware of/listening to them for a while, but in case not, here's some IMHO good ones:


In essence podcasts are MP3 radio-style (on average) recordings individuals have done, served up through blogging services alongside standard blogs, and collected in standard aggregators.

Contrary to what the name may suggest, they're not limited to iPods or anything - they're simply MP3 recordings with a new buzzword attached.

Pondering n00bishness...

In the last few weeks, I have discovered something. Before I tell you this though, let me tell you how I came to this realization.

Over the last month or so, I have dived head first into the world of software documentation. Don't get the wrong idea, I love it! Finally I can help contribute to my favorite project, despite my lack of expert linux knowledge and programming skills. Its great.

Anyways, a lot of the individual documents are simply copied and pasted forum posts, but don't think that all I did was copy the work of others. Everything that is in the Docs I have tried, tested, learned the inner workings of, and now (for the most part) understand. This took up a lot of the time so far of my Christmas vacation.

4.f - Misc. Hardware

4.a - Networking

4.a.1 - Wireless Card Compatibility

By far the most common question that comes with people who are new to DSL is, "Will my wireless card work?"

The short answer is yes.

The long answer is, it may take a little work, but you will be pleased with the results.

Here is a list of known cards that work "out of the box" so to speak. Little or no config required.

Accton WN 3101J
Atheros 802.11b/g (IBM OEM Mini PCI in T41,42)
Belkin F5D7000 54G PCI
Belkin F5D6020 v2
Cisco Aironet 350
DSE (Dick Smith Electronics) W-Lan card XH7918
D-Link DWL-122 USB
Linksys WPC11 (all but v.4.0)
Linksys WCP11 v.3
Linksys WUSB11 Ver 2.5

9.a - Before you post (READ THIS FIRST)

---Intro to the Forums---

If you are actually reading this before posting on the forums, you are in the minority. A better, smarter, less-likely-to-make-the-forumites -angry type of minority. This is good.

If not, well, it's still good that you are reading this. Hope you didn't get flamed too much. ^_^

---Before you event think about posting---

Learn to love the search function. If this is your first time using DSL, I can promise you that someone else has had your problem, posted about it and had it answered.

Just click the search button, type in what you want so search for, select "All Forums" and "Since the Beginning".

9 - Getting Help (the DSL Forums)