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 21 
 on: December 20, 2017, 08:53:15 PM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by CNK
DSL isn't fully Debian compatible to the extent that it can be completely upgraded using apt-get. Because the kernel upgrade would be to a new major release, it would break software that was specifically compiled for DSL and the 2.4.x kernel. I think there were some threads about this in the old forums.

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 on: December 19, 2017, 11:47:14 PM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by BrBearOFS
It bares the question to ask.. could one without a vast amount of sweat .. download DSL, with the older kernel, and just upgrade the kernel .. with an Apt-get upgrade ( something or other ?)

Thank you for investing time in my questions..

Mark

 23 
 on: December 19, 2017, 10:57:24 PM 
Started by bash_user - Last post by bash_user
I've been trying to install gddrescue using apt-get on a 500MHz Celeron with 186MB usable RAM (+ 8MB shared w/ video). Booting from floppy, running from 512MB flash drive: sda1=DSL 4.4.10; sda2=persistence, Internet and LAN operational.

I've massaged things to install apt-get; added repositories; modified package lists; re-packaged .deb files; and manually installed the packages--and still get errors. Then I read on this forum (topic=303780.0) "If you're trying to install using apt-get, that system is rather broken with DSL". I fear I've been going about this the wrong way, although I've learned a lot: up to last week I've used ONLY ubuntu, synaptic, and bash scripting.

Can someone point me to the right way to install gddrescue (preferably with persistence on USB) ~or~ if apt-get is  a workable method I can upload a full-page thesis on my efforts thus far.

"Experience is the best teacher, but the tuition fees are high."

 24 
 on: December 19, 2017, 09:34:12 PM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by CNK
The b43 drivers for linux support your wifi chipset, but they were only made for the Linux V. 2.6 kernel  (http://web.archive.org/web/20100824011022/http://bcm43xx.berlios.de:80/?go=devices). DSL-N Uses a V. 2.6 kernel, though I don't know whether it is above the V. 2.6.20.6 minimum or not.

Web searches bring up reference to an official kernel V. 2.4 linux driver released by broadcom as a binary. I'll leave you to find where that can be downloaded, assuming it's still around somewhere.

There's also the "ndiswrapper" approach, which is something I've thankfully never had to resort to myself.

For copying and pasting, highlight the text to copy, then press the middle mouse button to paste. If you only have two mouse buttons, press them both at once.

 25 
 on: December 19, 2017, 01:33:34 AM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by BrBearOFS
Hi CNK 

So I loaded Puppy into RAM and it worked out of the box..

the iwconfig while running the live version there is... the IEEE 802.11 bg  and my ssid and it gives power and the band 2.4 blah blah.. so that is good..

At the bottom of the lspci it shows Broadcom 4311 80211 b/g WLAN (rev 1)
presumed that is what you were looking for..

I would have copied and pasted but the methods I am familiar with do not seem to work  the ctl+shift+c/v   or  ctl-Instert/Shift insert etc..  Sad

Mark

 26 
 on: December 17, 2017, 09:52:38 PM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by CNK
Does the wireless adapter show when you type the "iwconfig" command in a terminal window? What does it say about it in the output of the "lspci" command, or in the "PCI" tab of the "SYSTEM > System Stats" application?

You might want to check how you cope with the web browsers available in DSL before commiting. Firefox V. 2 has become very hard to use with many sites due to the "aging" of its HTTPS support, which coincides with the recent huge uptake of forced HTTPS on websites. I've long been meaning to look into compiling a recent Firefox ESR release for DSL, which I think might be just about possible, but I've got nowhere near the time lately.

 27 
 on: December 17, 2017, 08:55:36 PM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by BrBearOFS
OK, so a quick update---

I downloaded and ran the current version of DSL and booted away.. and it came up to a beautiful screen .. no apperant issues with the graphics..
Then went over to attempt the wifi connection.. but that was a different tale all together.. after attempting all the various versions of network card configuration etc..
I was not able to get the broadcom wireless adapter to connect..   

I am given to understand that in the recent past that the broadcom wireless adapters were incorporated into the Linux Kernel.. any input there ? 

Given that is seems I will at least need to configure the wifi driver / firmware - I would profer the following,

There would, at least to my understanding, the necessity of installing the  b43-fwcutter firmare-b42-installer 

which I found during a search in the Arch32 forums while I was looking for the wireless set up.

More later as I ponder through the process ..

Mark

 28 
 on: December 17, 2017, 05:42:12 PM 
Started by John - Last post by BrBearOFS
YES !   ... I am really happy to see DSL coming back into the light.. I have over the years spread the message of DSL.. and with so many of the "modern" distros leaving 32 bit architechure in the dirt.. there are still machines.. ( like the one I want to covert) that might be 15 years old but is still a good piece of hardware and Looking forward to working on a DSL machine again.     My last machine was a thinkpad T440 and after my daughter stepped on the screen it went south..   Used Puppy on another old laptop with no HDD  but it was not DSL..  I was afraid DSL was going away.. now that its coming out of its slumber.. I am ready  !

Thank you John for doing this !

Mark

 29 
 on: December 17, 2017, 05:19:17 PM 
Started by BrBearOFS - Last post by BrBearOFS
Greetings All.. .

I am returning after a number of years absence from DSL, Its been a LOoOOONG time. I have an old Dell that I would like to install Linux on.. I was more or less on the fence between DSL for a lightweight install ( that would be my preference ) and Debian.    Here is the thing.   I would really like to just do an install and have stuff work Out of the box, or as close to that as I can manage.  without damaging components.   

This is what i have.. A Dell E1705 with a broadcom wireless chipset  Dell 1390 wireless ( broadcom wireless 43XX) and an ATI Radeon Mobility X1400  graphics card, and WUXGA  laptop screen whos resolution in WIN 7 is 1440 x 900 .   Intel Core Duo 1.73 GHz  with 2 GB of RAM.

It seems my lot in my computing life that my loved ones dont really ask me what system I want before sending one to me.. and that , at least in the Linux world is no bueno LOL..    Can't fix that.. until I go get one. 

Anywho.. I pretty much wanted to catch up on the current state of the Distro.. and see how much headache it is going to be to install ( HDD install ) and get some advise on how much work this is going to be to get done ?

Anyway thank you in advance for your indulgence.. and information..

Mark


 30 
 on: December 14, 2017, 08:18:02 AM 
Started by punsikorn48 - Last post by punsikorn48
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