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1  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: One small question ... on: February 18, 2013, 06:14:14 PM
You can send a pm to John or crustyasp.

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2  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: configurating sound card on: February 16, 2013, 03:47:14 PM
If alsautils is installed and running try in the terminal: alsactl init
that will setup your sound card.

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3  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: "Updating" an old version of DSL, which way to go? on: February 16, 2013, 03:35:40 PM
I would just go with the new version, save your data first and start fresh.

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4  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Help me install DSL from Ubuntu on: February 16, 2013, 03:19:05 PM
Learn GNU/Linux isn't something that is going to happen from night to day, you have to read a lot, learn the basics about computers, partitions, command line, I do use GNU/Linux since 1998 and Im still learning, everyday there is something new and everyday we have to learn something to keep up with it.

If you manage to install Ubuntu i would recommend to keep using it, if still in your hard drive, Ubuntu is a good learning start point for new GNU/Linux users, DSL has a totaly different philosophy and might not be as easy as Ubuntu in some aspects. But don't give up on DSL install it on a USB drive or pendrive and use it to learn how it works.

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5  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: install last version dsl on armada 1592dT on: February 16, 2013, 03:12:01 PM
Maybe firmware or driver isnt loading on boot, if you give us some more output about you device we could give more feedback about the problem.
Like output for iwconfig, did you tried use the DSL panel to configure it?

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6  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: OLPC XO-1 Installation on: February 16, 2013, 03:08:51 PM
You need the system DLS in a media that you can use to boot it, CD disk or pendrive, you can burn the iso image into an CD or you can install the system in an USB drive or pendrive there are several software in the net to set up a pendrive.

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7  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: Toshiba Satellite hangs creating /etc/fstab... on: February 16, 2013, 03:04:51 PM
If you could post some error output is the kind of information that can help others to help you, so far the info you gave don't help much.

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8  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Updates and replacements suggestions on: February 16, 2013, 01:13:41 AM
Greetings

This is one great distribution aimed to old hardware and I hope this will stay with the same philosophy. There is a lot good old hardware around the world not been used probably because people don't know what to do with it or what to system to install.
A lot changed and it does change fast in the computer and software universe, so much changed since DSL 4.4.10.
There is so much new things going on, new options to some old ones and I know software here must be small and fast.
There are some really light weight stuff available that would give a new punch to DSL.
About the window manager, well Fluxbox isn't that lightweight, check this link: http://incise.org/not-so-tiny-window-managers.html , DWM is another pretty small window manager and goes in the tilling family of WMs fairly used now days.
Also same thing about the xterm: http://www.calno.com/evilvte/
About bash, DSL is based on Debian i believe which is now using Dash smaller and faster.
Firefox is the second option browser in DSL but today the new ones are a lot bigger and not sure if any of it can fit in the 50mb, there are others today:
http://twotoasts.de/index.php/midori/
http://tkhtml.tcl.tk/hv3.html
http://surf.suckless.org/
http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
Dillo still the best small fast browser in my opinion.
Well the list of things I could think about just go on and on so to make it easy for John and anyone else developing here some links with list of some software that could be good addition:
https://harbhag.wordpress.com/2010/07/02/best-lightweight-applications-for-linux/
http://kmandla.wordpress.com/software/

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