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 on: February 08, 2015, 10:03:41 PM 
Started by r3dw1ng - Last post by CNK
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.

 on: February 05, 2015, 04:11:03 PM 
Started by r3dw1ng - Last post by r3dw1ng
Thanks for your reply, but the MoBo doesn't have pci slot, I mean they are not the same as the ones on my moderns PCs. They are smaller and seems to have less connectors.

 on: February 03, 2015, 05:46:51 PM 
Started by Strangers - Last post by fatmac
Not sure quite what you mean, but if you want to access files on the laptop from other machines, i.e. creating a server, best to use cat5 crossover cable, with a directory on the laptop being exported, via ftp.

 on: January 31, 2015, 10:21:58 PM 
Started by Strangers - Last post by CNK
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.

 on: January 31, 2015, 05:57:00 PM 
Started by Strangers - Last post by Strangers
hello all ,
 i was searching forsomething and didnt really find it .
here is what i have in mind ..
i would like to start a laptop with cdrom ( booting into dsl )
and then mount the drive on sda available via usb .. so the usb acts as a host
to anything that can use an external flash/usb drive etc

would anyone be interested in getting a spin going ?

i dont know how challenging this might be ?

thanx all

 on: January 26, 2015, 10:34:37 PM 
Started by andrewb - Last post by andrewb
When you are logged into the forum: at the top left, two lines below where your username appears in bold there is a link "Show unread posts since last visit". At one time this was not working properly, but it does now. Very useful to keep up with any new posts in the forum. I use this as the bookmarked page for the DSL forum & have my login set to stay logged in.

 on: January 21, 2015, 03:28:21 PM 
Started by mes mariusz - Last post by fatmac
Just install as normal, without any swap, then alter /etc/fstab to add noatime - that is all I do when using solid state types of disks, (SSD/Pendrive/SD/SDHC).  Wink

 on: January 15, 2015, 11:10:39 PM 
Started by mkarcz - Last post by CNK
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?

 on: January 13, 2015, 05:24:01 AM 
Started by mkarcz - Last post by mkarcz
I started to use xscreensaver to lock my GUI. However once I run xscreensaver daemon, the screen blanking (that worked before in console and GUI modes alike) stops working. The xscreensaver it just runs these screen-saver graphical apps. in a loop and never ever blanks. I think this is because power management is not supported or disabled in BIOS (this is not your standard PC mobo - it is a PC/104 standard industrial PC compatible SBC - Single Board Computer). If this is the case, then I wonder how the console blanking works when xscreensaver daemon is not working and why xscreensaver is disabling the screen blanking? Shouldn't these two processes be independent of each-other?
dsl@pc104:~$ cat /proc/apm
1.16 1.2 0x03 0x01 0xff 0x80 -1% -1 ?

 on: January 12, 2015, 04:28:09 AM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by mlaepra
I did not play longer then almost forgotten how to play that.

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