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16  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: How would I install? on: May 04, 2015, 11:28:32 PM
You used the DSL Emdedded release? That's not right, you should have used one of the ISO disc images. The Emdedded release isn't bootable, it's meant to run inside Windows, more info on the Wiki (http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/which_file_do_i_download_long_version.html).

Here's what I typed before I noticed that you used the Embedded release:

I remember some mention on the old forum of having to turn off (or maybe on) the "plug and play complient OS" option (or similar) in the BIOS. I can't find any mention of it now though, I've never had the problem myself. Still, worth a try. Giving another USB memory device a try might be worthwhile as well, if you have one to hand.
17  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: DSL Logo Needed on: April 20, 2015, 12:16:56 PM
I don't really know where to look, but I don't think that's the current logo.

Attached are a couple from desktop backgrounds. The first is included with the distro, the second is from the "classic-backgrounds" extension and probably no bigger than what you've got.

Perhaps you could try sending a PM to John  (http://damnsmalllinux.org/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1), or to his email address listed on the donations page (http://damnsmalllinux.org/donate.html).
18  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: Installed .dsl files from MyDsl: how to backup them on: April 03, 2015, 11:24:47 PM
See this page on the DSL Wiki (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/mydsl_loading_extensions_at_boot.htm).

If all else fails, you can also manually add the mydsl-load command for each extension to the /opt/bootlocal.sh script, but the automatic function will be easier.

Note that this means the programs are effectively re-installed from the extension packages on each boot. Their settings files should be in directories already in your "filelist", but if one keeps reverting to defaults you might need to find its settings file and add it to the list manually.
19  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: DSL 4.4. How to run .dsl files from MyDsl on: March 23, 2015, 10:14:14 PM
You can use the script "mydsl-load" in a terminal window. For example, if one was in the directory with the .dsl files, this command would load an extension "mydsl-load <name>.dsl" where "<name>" is the name of the partiular extension.

I believe that double clicking on extensions in the emelFM file manager also loads them, unless that's something I set up myself. You will see text confirming that the extension is loaded appear in the terminal log at the bottom of the emelFM window.

You can also use the DSL extension broser as described on this page: http://damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/installing_mydsl_extensions.html

EDIT: Or if you mean you don't know how to run the program after the .dsl has been loaded: Some programs can only be run from the terminal, so they do not have icons appear in the MyDSL menu or the desktop. Check the documentation or the Man pages for the programs you want to run for the correct way of calling them. Or just type their name followed by "--help" in the terminal for their built-in command list which is usually more condensed. You can type "<program name> --help | less" if the help list is too long to view.
20  Damn Small Linux / HD Install / Re: Change partition where stuff is downloaded and saved? on: February 16, 2015, 09:46:21 PM
You should be able to edit your /backup.tar.gz file to remove extensions that you think are causing the problem.

Or, if there's nothing you've saved in DSL that you want to keep, you could just delete your backup.tar.gz file and DSL will start as if you used the "norestore" cheatcode. Then you can make a new one.

Or remove the extensions from your MyDSL folder if you load them that way.
21  MyDSL Extensions / Multimedia / Re: ffmpeg on: February 12, 2015, 06:11:55 AM
Oh, ffmpeg is a command line program. You need to open a terminal window and type ffmpeg followed by the command switches.

eg. ffmpeg -i testvid.mpg -acodec copy -vcodec mpeg4 -f avi -s 800x600 testvid.mp4

This might convert a MPEG2 video to MPEG4, copy the audio without transcoding, and resize the video to 800x600, putting the result in the AVI container format. The result being testvid.mp4. EDIT: Though if using the AVI container, the output extension should be ".avi". ffmpeg can also guess the format you want to convert to based on the extension of the output filename, if a format isn't specified with the -acodec and -vcodec switches.

There a a huge number of options for ffmpeg. It can cut, join and combine video and audio files among many other things.

There are a few ffMPEG GUIs around, but I don't know if there are packages for any in the respository.
22  MyDSL Extensions / Multimedia / Re: ffmpeg on: February 10, 2015, 09:10:26 PM
You probably want "mm-base.uci" which is in "Testing" in the respository.

That should should stop the missing library error if that's yur problem.

That's an old version of ffmpeg, but it works fine for most things. I did try to compile a new version over a year ago, but ran into too many dependancy problems. I can't remember if it was impossible or I just ran out of time.
23  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: USB tethering on DSL on: February 08, 2015, 10:03:41 PM
Perhaps you're confusing PCI with the newer PCIe, many modern motherboards have both.

Here's a picture showing both:

A Pentium III Motherboard would usually have a few PCI slots, but definitely no PCIe ones.

There's a chance it might also have one or two ISA slots like these (except the short one, that's an older sort):

ISA network cards were made as well, but you can't buy them in computer stores anymore. PCI Ethernet cards should still be easy to find.
24  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: DSL version to enable use of laptop harddive/partition via USB to another device on: January 31, 2015, 10:21:58 PM
So you want the laptop's HDD to look like a USB memory device to anything that plugs into its USB port via a cable?

Well I can't say I've heard of anyone doing as you suggest. You'd need to have some software on the laptop send all the USB ID information that USB devices identify themselves as. It would probably be best for it to identify itself as an external USB HDD, so that the accessing device can accept that it behaves like a HDD and probably doesn't have a FAT file system.

You would have to have the "USB HDD Emulator" software on the laptop access the HDD data directly - like formatting and partitioning programs do. Of course you certainly couldn't have the drive mounted by the laptop at the same time as it was mounted as a USB device by another machine, two systems managing the same file system would conflict horribly (unless there's some file system format that allows for it).

You would have to use a USB crossover cable as well, these are fairly easy to buy.

So it's most likely possible, but I don't know of any software to do the job for you (I haven't looked though, so you should do some decent searching). Certainly if there's any way to do the same job over a network using FTP, a remote file system format, or a USB file transfer system, it would be far simpler than this.
25  MyDSL Extensions / Apps / Re: xscreensaver and screen blanking on: January 15, 2015, 11:10:39 PM
Perhaps you could compile Slock (http://tools.suckless.org/slock/), or maybe even SlimLock (http://joelburget.com/slimlock/) if the dependancies aren't too incompatible. They don't offer their own screenblanking systems, so shuldn't disable ther kernel one.

I guess the xscreensaver blanking settings don't work because your motherboard doesn't spport power management?
26  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: How to download DSL? on: December 17, 2014, 09:47:35 PM
Sorry, the second link is the one I meant. I should have posted a link.
27  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: USB tethering on DSL on: December 16, 2014, 09:59:02 PM
The set of drivers that come with DSL are rather outdated now and don't support some modern hardware. In this case you would need the "rndis_host" module. You could try to find a download for that built against the v. 2.4 kernal used in DSL, and try compiling it from scratch if you fail, but it would likely be complicated and there's a good chance that module doesn't support the v. 2.4 kernel anyway.

If I were you, I'd put a PCI Ethernet card in your PC (still the common type of Ethernet card found in stores), any desktop PC from 1998 will have PCI slots inside. There is a chance that the Ethernet card won't be supported by DSL (most are, but you can't be sure), so you might want to find a cheap used one or something rather than a new one from the store.

Wireless PCI cards are also an option, in fact I'm typing on a Pentium I connected to a mobile internet modem thing by WiFI. The problem is that driver support is more dodgy than with Ethernet cards, so you'd really want to know if a card was supported before you bought it.

That's all assuming you're using a Desktop PC, if you have a Laptop, the same pretty much applies except you want PCMCIA cards (usually plug into the side of laptops) instead of PCI. It might be a bit tricky to find these in computer stores (especially Ethernet cards, as every laptop for a number of years now would have Ethernet built-in), but Ebay is still fertile ground.
28  Damn Small Linux / Other Help Topics / Re: How to download DSL? on: December 16, 2014, 09:33:24 PM
The DSL Wiki tries to walk users through a few common steps. That, and the forum archives, are the only two significant places to find information.
29  Damn Small Linux / Release Candidates / Re: New Release Candidate: 4.11rc2 on: November 08, 2014, 09:31:03 PM
It's the curse of this forum striking again.

I just click the "Report to Moderator" button on a few of them and wait 'till John loggs in next. Last login was October, so it shouldn't be too long (if we're lucky, he checks once a month or so).
30  Damn Small Linux / DSL Ideas and Suggestions / Re: Firefox/Bon Echo needs SSL3 disabled cause of Poodle on: October 26, 2014, 09:41:37 PM
Disabling it is easy:

Edit > Preferences > Advanced > Encryption > and deselect "Use SSL 3.0" in the protocols area. I'm not too concerned about this sort of thing (if I was, I probably wouldn't be using Firefox 2 anyway), though I have just disabled SSL 3.0 because it looks like nothing uses it nowadays anyway.

Sure enough, that test website now says my browser isn't vulnerable to any stray POODLEs lurking in the interwebs (though I think the work involved in that attack would be far less than worthwhile for anyone looking at my internet data.

Actually I would rather my Email was secure than my Web browsing, though my Slypheed logs don't make it clear what encryption method is used with my IMAP accounts. I might look into that some time, but I'm still not that fussed.

As for those plugins. I'm not going to go through that web page, but the NoScript Download Page (https://noscript.net/getit) says under "Direct Download":

"Users of Firefox 2.0 and below are urged to upgrade their very unsafe browser. For those few who can't, latest legacy-compatible NoScript version is 1.10."

With a link to V. 1.10. So that's easy.

AdBlock Edge is too new for Firefox 2.0 support, but AdBlock Plus which it's based on will work if you use the old V. 1.0.2 (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/versions/?page=2#version-1.0.2). Though funnilly enough, the Firefox website is now so broken with Firefox 2.0 that the download link doesn't seem to work.

After looking at the page's source code (one gets used to this technique after using Firefox 2 for a while these days), here's the download URL (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/51047/adblock_plus-1.0.2-fx+sm+tb.xpi).

Finally, that first web page you linked to doesn't work in Forefox 2 (it uses a later encryption method (probably TLS 1.2 or 1.1) that Firefox 2 doesn't support and for sume silly reason they haven't enabled TLS 1.0 as a fallback), so here's a link to the Google cache of the page (http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en-AU&q=cache:RmrAAP0cnwwJ:https://community.qualys.com/blogs/securitylabs/2014/10/15/ssl-3-is-dead-killed-by-the-poodle-attack%2Bhttps://community.qualys.com/blogs/securitylabs/2014/10/15/ssl-3-is-dead-killed-by-the-poodle-attack&gbv=2&&ct=clnk). Though of course that means revealing to Google that you are worried about angry POODLEs, and archive.org doesn't have it archived! Ahh!!! Oh, wait, there's a link to add it to the archive... The power of collective web users triumphs again! (https://web.archive.org/web/20141026212757/https://community.qualys.com/blogs/securitylabs/2014/10/15/ssl-3-is-dead-killed-by-the-poodle-attack)
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