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31  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Forum personal settings on: August 06, 2012, 08:26:30 AM
You should be able to now by going to your profile and licking on "Look and Layout Preferences."  In there you'll see a Time Offset feature.
32  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 06, 2012, 08:09:57 AM
Excellent djohnston, if this comes up again I'll be sure to point the person to this thread. 
33  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: Repository issue on: August 06, 2012, 07:53:13 AM
Now that the mirror list is updated on the website all one needs to do in the 4.4.10 is to open the control panel, click on select mirror, click on the "Select" button, and choose a new URL.  After that the MyDSL browser should work as intended.
34  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 05, 2012, 08:08:24 AM
Thanks James.  There are these spam bots hitting this place so I had to disable URL posts.  I'll look for a more elegant solution.
35  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: how to install onto a HDD from one machine to put into another on: August 05, 2012, 06:01:00 AM
You basically outlined the process in this post.  I've done this on laptops too, its a little more challenging to disassemble but the process is the same.   I still have an old VAIO notebook I did this to, it had no floppy drive, no optical, had USB, but it wasn't bootable.  I took the drive out, hooked it up to a thin client and did a simple frugal install.  Then just replug in and reassemble.
36  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: Repository issue on: August 05, 2012, 05:38:39 AM
I think I answered most of this in the other thread:
http://damnsmalllinux.org/forums/index.php?topic=11.msg65#msg65
37  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 05, 2012, 05:30:55 AM
djohnston, I have no experience with virtualbox, but judging from this url (http://virtualboxes.org/images/damn-small/) it looks like the KNOPPIX file needs to be uncompressed.
38  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 05, 2012, 05:27:08 AM
Hi Mir, the old forum is archived, as is the wiki.  They are both static html.  There is just too much information on those pages to lose.  The repository problem was two folds, the default URL for ibiblio was changed and the MyDSL system was not able to update the URL list because it grabbed it from the download page on this website -- those links needed to be revised too.  In this RC I fixed the default link so that it works out of the box.  Hopefully this saves you some work in the IRC channel. 

Re:GCC Probably the best thing for most to do is grab gcc from the repository.  That said, I just went through the apt process and  grabbed gcc2.95.  Make & gcc are separate installations.  One issue was that I had to manually install fileutils by using --force-all in dpkg.  If you start getting into dev packages you are going to have a lot of conflicts.  It would be better to have a woody dev environment and transfer the compiled programs over.
39  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: My experience with DSL and lightweight software on: August 05, 2012, 12:01:49 AM
Yeah, hardware detection is something I'm going to be concentrating on soon, wireless will be a big component of that.
40  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 04, 2012, 11:54:12 PM
Thanks for the feedback on rc1 guys, I really appreciate it.  I have no plans to work on  DSL for ARM at this time.
41  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: The ARM-ies are coming! on: August 04, 2012, 11:51:16 PM
I have no plans to do anything ARM at this time.  I do believe TinyCore is tinkering with ARM right now.
42  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Frozen mouse on: August 04, 2012, 11:35:29 PM
Interesting Dave, what was the last version of DSL that worked for you?  Also, did you try to run xsetup.sh and set the mouse to USB?  The hardware detection should be exactly the same as DSL4.4.
43  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: My experience with DSL and lightweight software on: August 04, 2012, 08:08:34 AM
Without a doubt there are hardware limitations with this old kernel.  I'll be be building a version of DSL with a more recent kernel in the near future.
44  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 04, 2012, 07:26:10 AM
Thanks for the testing James, I appreciate it.  I emailed Ladislav and he was kind enough to change DSL's status.  I'll investigate the error in the forums, it could be Dillo or this sub-forum settings.

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Added:
Looks like that error message was a result of how SMF works.  It actually has that error in the html and then relies on rendering to block it out.  I did a quick hack to keep it from showing.
45  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Release Candidate for DSL 4.11 on: August 03, 2012, 09:22:06 AM
Here's the first Release Candidate for DSL 4.11

The changes in this release are a step toward making DSL a friendly alternative for older hardware.  I've fixed some bugs, updated some applications, and replaced others.

Applications:
Updated JWM to v2.1.0 (now supports rounding)
Updated Dillo to 3.0.2 (much improves CSS support)
Added xChat 1.8.9 (the last version that supported gtk1.2)
Added sic 1.1 IRC client
Added XCalc-color

Removed Applications:

flminicalc (http://buskersdiary.blogspot.com/2009/02/vie-de-merde.html)
gphone (crashes)
naim/nicq/nirc (naim & nicq not updated to new protocol)

Fixed:
wallpaper.lua so that it works with color selection.
getman
updated links that have changed (mydsl, forums, etc.)


Modified Desktop Functionality:

It is now possible to switch between JWM & Fluxbox without shutting down X; I had to modify and add a few scripts to accomplish this.
Added menu items to switch between DFM & xtdesk icon engines or use none at all.
Added JWM menu to display or not display icons in menu.
Added menu items for backgrounds and theme fetch & display for both JWM and Fluxbox so that one does not need to launch and navigate DFM to select.
Added option to load the default background to native themes while allowing wallpaper.lua to override.
Coordinated default JWM & Fluxbox themes; they have the same color scheme and mood.
Used "orangetheme.thm" by Lucky13Linux for JWM, as well as modded the taskbar, menu and window decor so that they all take up less space.

Thank you to GPedde (http://gpedde.deviantart.com/) for letting DSL use Maintenance (http://gpedde.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2qdfvr).  I think it fits quite well with how I see DSL working on vintage hardware.

Please test away!  The kernel and hardware detection will be the exact same as 4.4.10, and obviously this release will not work with the latest hardware technology, but that isn't my intention here.  I see this version of DSL (what will probably be called "classic" eventually) becoming dedicated to bringing a usable and friendly desktop in the smallest package possible.  "Classic" DSL will remain ultra-portable, can be downloaded and run virtually quickly, and most importantly, will run on hardware that the rest of the world is leaving behind.

md5sum:  ca1b7a3199d6f143818aab1e73478cac  dsl-4.11.rc1.iso
Download: http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/release_candidate/dsl-4.11.rc1.iso
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