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136  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Laptop with broken screen how to connect external monitor ? on: August 18, 2012, 01:51:52 AM
Look through the BIOS settings for anything that refers to the display device, there should be a setting to tell the computer to use the external monitor as default. Then make sure the external monitor is plugged in when the laptop restarts.

Of course if you can't see enough to view the BIOS menus, you might need to try installing XFree86 and changing its configuration to use the external monitor.

Also, have you tried the laptop with other distros or Operating Systems? Or does Text mode display correctly? If the display problem is only in DSL then you might just want to try playing with settings in Xsetup.
137  MyDSL Extensions / Games / Re: Games of Interest! on: August 16, 2012, 09:30:54 AM
The only game I often play on DSL is the terminal based Tetris clone "tint", usually while waiting for some program nobody bothered to optimise for older hardware to go about its business. Of course tint isn't in the MyDSL respository so I had to compile it myself.
138  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Internet connection on: August 08, 2012, 11:52:57 PM
So is this computer connected to the router wirelessly or with a cable?

If it's wireless, you want to use the iwconfig GUI, not netcard config.

However if the computer is connected to the router by an ethernet cable, then you should be able to use DHCP to automatically configure the settings. To do this, use the option named something like "Use DHCP Broadcast" towards the top of the netcard config window. When you select "yes", the troublesome boxes should be dimmed out and you can simply click apply at the bottom. This way your PC talks to the router to work out the settings itself.

If this doesn't work, find the settings of your other computer (which I assume is also connected through the same router and working) by opening a terminal and typing "ifconfig" in Linux or "ipconfig" in Windows and read off the IP address. Then type it into the IP box of the DSL PC but increase the value of the fourth number by one. eg. if it is "" on your working PC, use "" for the DSL machine.
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