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1  DSL Not / DSL-N / Re: how to install siag on dsl-n on: September 15, 2017, 11:59:30 PM
There doesn't look to be an extension for it in the MyDSL respository. I'm not sure whether DSL-N was compatible with a version of Debian, but if so you can install the package for that Debian release from the Debian package archive. Otherwise you'll have to compile from the sorce code on the project's website (http://siag.nu/).
2  Damn Small Linux / USB booting / Re: I have DSL installed on a Fujitsu Stylistic 1200. How to reset firefox size on: September 01, 2017, 11:52:43 PM
Use the "-width" and "-height" command line parameters when you start firefox. eg. "firefox -width 640 -height 450".

You can add this in the "shellcommand" section of the options window for the desktop shortcut, after "!0!". For the link in the DSL menu, you can edit the file "/home/dsl/.jwmrc" and add the parameters after "/usr/local/bin/firefox" in there.
3  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: MyDSL Browser issue? on: August 26, 2017, 11:01:09 PM
In the DSL menu, select "Apps > Net > Download Mirror Selector", and enter one of the HTTP or FTP download links from the mirrors page  (http://damnsmalllinux.org/download.html).

Mine is set to: distro.ibiblio.org/damnsmall/
4  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: no sound card and no drives on: July 26, 2017, 10:47:18 PM
The unused bit indicates that the driver isn't setting up the card, so unless something in the configuration has been messed up it looks like your chipset isn't compatible with the atheros (Madwifi) driver in DSL.

You could try DSL-N, which uses a 2.6 kernel. The software is a little less up to date than in the main DSL though. AntiX Linux is similar in some ways to DSL, you might be able to install emelfm2 in it using the package manager.
5  Non-DSL Topics / water cooler / Re: Lightweight Linux distros on: July 11, 2017, 12:03:10 AM
That's a great list, particularly given you've found the minimum requirements for every distro (I know how hard that can be for some). Actually it might have been handy if you'd linked to where the hardware requirements were stated for the distros, so they could be checked as time goes on.

There are a few there that I'll be looking into. All the big screenshot images on the main page did bog down my Pentium I rather badly though. Smiley

Some Distros from my LiveCD collection that I didn't notice there:

*Milax - min. Pent. I 128MB RAM (256MB for GUI)
*CDLinux - min. Pent. Pro, 64MB RAM
*TinyMe Linux - min. Pent. 1, 64MB RAM
*Plop Linux - min. 64MB RAM - Scratch built
*ttylinux - min. Pent. Pro 128MB RAM - Designed for terminal use only (no GUI)
*Feather Linux
*You might even mention FreeDOS, given that you have some other non-Linux distros there. Along with the official live CD, there is also one spin-off distro I know of (and have been meaning to try out): Svarog386  (http://svarog386.viste.fr). The Svarog86 version  (http://svarog86.sourceforge.net/) will even run on an 8086.

The system requirements are what I've written on my CDs, and are probably out of date for many of the distros as its been years since I made most of them.

I'll probably come back and post some more later.
6  Damn Small Linux / USB booting / Re: Cannot Access Internet on: June 19, 2017, 10:21:13 PM
Looking at the results of the "ifconfig" command in a terminal, as I mentioned above, is the way to identify names of the network interfaces detected on your computer.
7  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: no sound card and no drives on: May 20, 2017, 12:43:40 AM
Here are the modules loaded on the PC I'm on in order to use the PCI WiFi card which uses an atheros chipset:
Code:
ath_pci                67484   1
ath_rate_sample         9736   0 [ath_pci]
wlan                  138904   1 [wlan_scan_sta ath_pci ath_rate_sample]
ath_hal               174608   1 [ath_pci ath_rate_sample]

The module files themselves are in "/lib/modules/2.4.31/net", and I believe they are part of the DSL 4.4.x installation. They load automatically for me.

The model of chipset is reported by lspci as:
Code:
Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)

Perhaps that will be of some help if you need to load modules manually using modprobe. I don't know enough about alsa to be much help with the sound issue unfortunately.

Also, the WiFi card is identified as "ath0" instead of "wifi0" (which is left marked as "no wireless extensions.").
8  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: no sound card and no drives on: April 25, 2017, 10:27:35 PM
That error means that the "cc" command, which should call the compiler, isn't being recognised. Did you run ./configure first? That might change the command used to "gcc" which is more usual. If it still insists on using the "cc" command, you could make a symlink called "cc" in /usr/bin, linking to gcc.
9  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: no sound card and no drives on: April 05, 2017, 10:45:21 PM
I don't think I've had to set up ALSA manually before, but these instructions (http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Matrix:Module-ens1371#Setting_up_modprobe_and_kmod_support) describe manually configuring the drivers. It seems that simply using insmod isn't enough. /etc/modules.conf will probably already contain some lines generated by the ALSA autoconfigure program which you should replace.

If that boot error is "block-major-2", that always appears when you don't have a floppy drive in your system.
10  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: no sound card and no drives on: April 01, 2017, 11:46:53 PM
I'm not sure why the PCI device list is getting confused, but have you tried running the ALSA configuration script at "/opt/alsa/alsasetup"?

As for the problem with reading partitions, the specs pages I've found online don't say what type of Hard Disk the G7000 has. If the Hard Disk is SATA, you'll have to use the "sata" boot option with DSL. Failing that, I would recommend rewriting the partition table as "msdos", then creating your partitons again. I usually do this with the program "parted" using the command "mklabel msdos", but any partitioning program should do.
11  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: Green display on Thinkpad 600e on: January 29, 2017, 10:02:37 PM
I'm posting from a 120MHz Pentium I desktop, so I think we'll leave the sanity judgements out of the equation. Smiley

Strange graphics glitches are a common problem with laptops due to their unstandardised video modes. The "vga=" and framebuffer (eg. "fb800x600") boot commands (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/cheat_codes.html) should, perhaps after some trial and error, provide a working configuration.

If you want to install DSL to the computer's HDD, the working graphics command can be added to the /boot/grub/menu.lst file, on the lines beginning with "kernel".
12  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: USB stick issue on: December 26, 2016, 08:58:39 PM
OK, sorry, it looks like the USB drive still isn't being detected.

Put the USB stick in before turning on the computer. After it boots up, try "lsusb -v" again. If nothing's there, there may still be a driver/hardware problem.

If the USB stick is identified there, try "fdisk -l" again. If it returns the same thing as before then there may be some issue with hotplug (the USB control software), if you did a "Hard Disk" installation (as opposed to a "frugal" installation) try booting from the CD and see whether USB works then. If so, a reinstall may be the simplest solution.

You might also check whether there are any USB related errors listed in dmesg (enter command "dmesg | less" or "dmesg | grep usb" in a terminal).
13  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: USB stick issue on: December 25, 2016, 09:33:57 PM
Hmm, unless there's a mistake in your mount command this seems to mean that DSL can't read the file system on the USB drive.

Check that the USB drive isn't formatted in exFAT, NTFS, or anything other than FAT32, FAT16, or a Linux file system. In DSL you can use "sudo fdisk -l" to list the partition structure of all the drives. If "HPFS/NTFS" is shown in the "system" section of the listing for the USB drive, it will probably need to be reformatted for use with DSL.

You might want to post the result of "sudo fdisk -l" here.
14  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: USB stick issue on: December 24, 2016, 10:24:41 PM
If nothing appears in lsusb, that means the USB drivers are not working or haven't loaded.

try "lspci" (or look in the "pci" tab of the "system stats" tool) and see whether any USB controllers are shown. If so, there must be a driver problem and you should check online to see if the USB controller model reported on the lspci listing has any known workarounds or additional drivers for Linux.

If no USB controller is shown, check that the USB controller hasn't been accidentally disabled in the BIOS settings. Failing that, it would appear that either the USB controller has failed somehow since you last tested it, or there is a bug in the Linux kernel affecting your motherboard.
15  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Display issue when installing DSL on: December 24, 2016, 10:12:34 PM
Yes, put the boot commands you used after "dsl" before, at the end of the command line for that menu option in "/boot/grub/menu.lst". Also remove the "vga=788" command from that line (in my menu.lst it's vga=791 for fb1024x768, but no matter).

With this done, the line should look like:
'kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda2 quiet noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal xmodule=fbdev fb1024x768 lowram'

Some of the other options could probably be played with as well to increase performance and features, but I'll leave you to play around with that with reference to the wiki page  (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/cheat_codes.html), if desired.
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