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1  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: open cubic player on: Today at 01:53:58 AM
Yes, actually I've installed Open Cubic Player in DSL myself by compiling from source. I was going to try to make a MyDSL package for it but never got around to it.

The dependencies that I installed for it (though I can't guarantee that there aren't some missing) are:
adplug-2.2.1.tar.bz2
libmad-0.15.1b.tar.gz
libsid~1.bz2 - libsidplay
flac-1~1.gz
libogg~1.gz
libvor~1.bz2 - libvorbis

ocp-0.1.21.tar.gz

Sorry about the shortened file names, I got them from my module collection CD that I made under Windows and the file names must have got mucked up somewhere. I've added guesses at the full library names. I probably just used the latest versions at the time.

There's also a tracker called SoundTracker in the MyDSL respository, though it's not much use for general playback. Then there's also and extension called "xmms_chipmusic_plugins.dsl" that adds xmms-modplug to XMMS - allowing it to play modules too.
2  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: mc (Midnight Commander) on: June 06, 2018, 10:52:27 PM
It should start with the "mc" command. Remember that .uci extensions have to be loaded on each boot, unless persistance is set up (see the Wiki).
3  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: mc (Midnight Commander) on: June 04, 2018, 10:56:52 PM
There's a uci extension for Midnight Commander in the respository. Go to "Apps>Net>Download Mirror Selector" in the DSL menu, then enter:
URL: distro.ibiblio.org/damnsmall/
Protocol: http

Now you can use the MyDSL browser ("MyDSL>MyDSL Browser") to download and install the mc extension.
4  MyDSL Extensions / System / Re: Current version: 4.4.10? on: June 04, 2018, 10:51:37 PM
It supports more newer hardware, less older hardware.
5  MyDSL Extensions / System / Re: Current version: 4.4.10? on: June 01, 2018, 11:03:36 PM
John seemed interested in developing something like a new DSL-N when he restarted the forum, but it doesn't look hopeful that anything will come of it.

Personally I'm more interested in updating the software in the main DSL as much as is possible while keeping the 2.4 kernel and the compatibility with older hardware that comes with it. I don't have time to make a proper effort at that myself though.
6  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: Setting up DSL Wireless PCMCIA? on: May 29, 2018, 10:49:55 PM
Well if all the settings for your network are right, it sounds like there's a problem with the Atheros wifi driver and your interface card.

You could try the ndiswrapper approach, which I've never needed to attempt myself. Or it might be easier to just find another PCMCIA wifi card.
7  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: Setting up DSL Wireless PCMCIA? on: May 28, 2018, 10:54:33 PM
The wifi interface isn't finding the network. Perhaps try the command "ifconfig ath0 up" after you've told it which network to connect to with iwconfig. If you haven't been doing that already.

Otherwise, check the result of the iwconfig command in another linux distro connected to the network to make sure you're using the correct ESSID and encryption key values.

Also check that the wifi interface supports the WPA encryption you're using.
8  Damn Small Linux / Laptops / Re: Setting up DSL Wireless PCMCIA? on: May 23, 2018, 11:06:24 PM
If the GUI in the DSL menu under "Setup>Net Setup>iwconfig" doesn't work, you can do it from the command line as follows:

From a root terminal (or with "sudo"), use "iwconfig ath0 essid [essid] key [key]" with the corresponding values replacing the bracketed parts. See the man page  (http://man.he.net/man8/iwconfig) for more detail.

Then enter the command "pump -i ath0" to start dhcp. You can run "ping www.google.com" to test the connection.
9  MyDSL Extensions / System / Re: Current version: 4.4.10? on: May 23, 2018, 10:56:29 PM
The old kernel version is used in order to retain support for older hardware, because many drivers have been dropped from later kernel versions. It may also help keep the total size down to the 50MB target. Updates have aimed to keep the user level software as recent as possible while retaining the advantage in size and compatibility.

DSL-N was made without these restrictions, and used the 2.6 kernel. I would imagine that a new version of DSL-N would be based on one of the current kernel versions.
10  MyDSL Extensions / Games / Re: NEW game on: May 13, 2018, 10:38:38 PM
DOSbox is already available from the MyDSL respository.
11  Damn Small Linux / User Feedback / Re: DSL revival? on: May 12, 2018, 10:52:00 PM
Just the official mirrors (http://damnsmalllinux.org/download.html).

Unfortunately I for one am not likely to find the time to work on my DSL-Update idea any time soon.
12  Non-DSL Topics / water cooler / Yay, we're back! on: March 30, 2018, 10:42:49 PM
I was starting to worry that John had thrown in the towel entirely after the recent prolonged site outage. Good to see he's still up there watching, albeit only occasionally.
13  Damn Small Linux / USB booting / Re: making a bootable DSL usb pen drive. on: February 06, 2018, 09:39:30 PM
I don't believe there is a disc image available suitable for "dd" copying straight to a drive.

What error caused method II and III to fail booting? If the startup display said something to the effect of "unable to find the KNOPPIX filesystem", the problem may be that there is a compatibility issue with the USB chipset in the computer you're testing with.
14  Damn Small Linux / USB booting / Re: making a bootable DSL usb pen drive. on: February 05, 2018, 09:42:08 PM
First stop would be the wiki  (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/installing_to_a_usb_flash_drive.html). Method II  (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/install_to_usb_from_within_linux.html#Method_II:_Current_ISO_.2B_Syslinux) might be the simplest for you. EDIT: or method I. Also, you don't really need to go through all the reformatting/repartitioning stuff if you already have a suitably partitioned/formatted drive without anything on the target partition.
15  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Disk Write Error - Browser Crashes/Steam stops downloading on: January 28, 2018, 10:04:26 PM
It could just be that something went wrong during the partitioning/reformatting. To check the health of the HDD, find a program to read the SMART data, that will show counts of errors due to hardware issues.

P.S. Given that this isn't DSL related, it would have been better posted in the "Water Cooler" section.
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