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 31 
 on: August 26, 2014, 10:56:29 PM 
Started by burak - Last post by CNK
It's tricky to get Apt working because DSL is based on such an old system. Even if you did get it to work, you'd be limited to an old version of the software you want to run. You need to use a package respository for Debian 3 "Woody", packages.debian.net is the official archive.

If the program isn't in the MyDSL respository, then the best option these days is to compile the software from source. Though you need to check that it, and its dependancies, will work with v. 2.4 of the Linux Kernel.

There's a guide to compiling software here (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/creating_a_compressed_extension_from_source.html). You don't need to make a tar.gz package for the MyDSL respository, but you are encouraged to so that you can help others who want the program.

That page doesn't tell you how to set up a compiling environment. An easy way to do this is to first install the following packages from the MyDSL repository: gcc1-with-libs, gnu-utils, compile-3.3.5.

For making changes in DSL permanent, see the DSL Wiki pages on "Persistance" and "HDD Install". You'll need a HDD Install if you're going to compile software without making MyDSL extensions as well.

 32 
 on: August 26, 2014, 07:53:22 PM 
Started by John - Last post by jcdq
I love DSL.  DSL is the best distro because small is better. It is alive because my work is alive too. Everyday I enjoy my work with a computer with 128 mb of RAM and the repository  of DSL.  DSL always will stay with me!

 33 
 on: August 24, 2014, 11:09:22 PM 
Started by John - Last post by andrewb
I think this project is well & truly dead - probably best to head over to tinycorelinux.net where the main developers from DSL went, or elase try puppy linux, or one of the other 'minimalist' distributions (basiclinuc, µlinux,....)

 34 
 on: August 23, 2014, 10:33:53 PM 
Started by John - Last post by burak

Hi,

I am trying the latest rc2 on a Toshiba Portege 3490.

I want to install Hylafax , however apt-get and dselect giving/showing me lots of conflicts.

Is it possible someway to install Hylafax in a stable way?

Thanks,
Burak

 35 
 on: August 23, 2014, 08:17:25 PM 
Started by burak - Last post by burak

No help from anyone  Huh

Any way just wanted to share that I found following links and apt-get seems to be work somehow.

However, even the installation hylafax-server began I am still getting errors. If anyone can help me to install hylafax-server, I would be so happy.

http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/enabling_apt.html
http://askubuntu.com/questions/161333/why-does-apt-give-me-a-dynamic-mmap-ran-out-of-room-error-when-trying-to-upgra

 36 
 on: August 21, 2014, 11:12:12 AM 
Started by burak - Last post by burak
Hi everyone,

I am trying to use DSL 4.4.10 with my old Toshiba Portege 3490. I wish to turn it into a hylafaxserver.
It has Lucent Winmodem and DSL just works with it on booting. So it is why I prefer DSL to other distros.

I wish to install Hylafax , however there is no ready made setup in Mydsl for it.

Additionally, I need help to:

1- Make DSL work like a normal distro, that is, to install on hdd and every change is being recorded.
Instead of frugal, I installed to hd using dsl-hdinstall script.
However, everything I install seems to be removed on next booting... Mydsl does not contain any software I install.
When I restart, the menu asks for backup/restore, which I do not want. I just want to have it work normal.

The grub boot string is , "kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda2 quiet vga=normal dma
I removed frugal string from boot but it just did not change anyting.

I do not want to use bootlocal.sh and install all apps on everyboot, their settings would go back to default right?
I wish to preserve them.

2- Instead of Mydsl , I am trying to use Apt-get and Synaptics, however, I get errors.
I am trying to find a mirror which is compatible with DSL 4.4.10 and uptodate.
For some reason I can not access archive.debian.org.
Therefore need to select alternatives. I tried the ones in the /etc/apt/sources.list
However I am getting the attached result. ( error.jpg )

I am trying to install, mc , nmap , vncserver, samba , cups , synaptics , hylafax-server
I can install all except hylafax from mydsl but next reboot , the installation goes away. Only dsl and uci files remain in mydsl folder.

Is there any way to install these packages via apt-get so they will be permanent all settings will be preserved?
Which urls , mirror are suitable for using apt-get in DSL 4.4.10 ?

3- Once getting Apt-get to work, I am hoping to install Hylafax-server , if only I can get apt-get to work well, then I hope to install all the packages with it.

Thanks,
Burak

 37 
 on: August 21, 2014, 08:55:49 AM 
Started by lifeisgreat - Last post by lifeisgreat
I'm totally a newbie to DSL and know only little about Linux but learning little by little Smiley
I just downloaded the DSL-VMX for VMware Player. It runs not on vers. 6 but only on vers. 5 of the player. I run the DSL 4.4.10 in the player without any issues.

Anyway...Im seriously missing a guide on how to get flash working on DSL. Anyone out here that can help?? I know there is the Gnash also...dont know which one people here would suggest i install.
Im just going to use DSL for a playing a game..and maybe more later on as i learn about it  Smiley

BTW: Did John leave the project again?? ...I have noticed some of his last posts were from 2012.  - DSL is a really cool project!!

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. Solomon Ibn Gabriol

 38 
 on: August 19, 2014, 07:41:26 AM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by johndoson

Ah, it is a very good read, I'm very easy to understand.

 39 
 on: August 19, 2014, 07:40:36 AM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by johndoson
It's that I never knew I must get it. I read I'm getting a lot more knowledge.

 40 
 on: August 10, 2014, 10:09:39 AM 
Started by betatest3 - Last post by p3ngu1n0
A new version of knoppix just came out in the last few days, and I believe it uses kernel 3.15.x. Maybe forking a previous version and trying to compile the latest longterm 2.6 kernel to work with it would be best? If we got that working, we might be going somewhere. I'm just hoping to see DSL leap to it's glory days again, it's the distro that got me into Linux in the first place.

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