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 on: December 30, 2014, 03:58:02 PM 
Started by carlo - Last post by carlo

I'm running DSL latest stable release, frugal installed (grub).

I'm trying to have alsa "configured" at boot.

So I have the alsa boot option enabled before loading alsa4dslv2.dsl (in boot). I have also put
"proc/, etc/modutils/sound, ramdis/etck/var/tmp/alsaconf.cards, etc/modprobe.conf, etc/asound.state, opt/alsa"
into the filetool.list, plus
"/init.d/alsasound start" and "/usr/sbin/alsactl restore"
into the bootlocal.sh.   
Still I have to do the whole alsaconf stuff before having sound.               

My hardware is pci intel8x0.

At this moment I can have a part of it configured by doing first
"/opt/alsa/alsasetup (just the command, without the other staps)" than "modprobe snd-intel8x0" plus "alsactl restore"
With this I can play wav files in xmms if configured with alsa (not oss, as it is by default).
Soundtracker on the contrary doesn't peep.                                     


 on: December 28, 2014, 04:47:09 PM 
Started by mes mariusz - Last post by mes mariusz
Dear All

As I know it's possible to install DSL on pendrive (not live mode but full RW rights for rendrive required).
But I know also pendrive (flashes generally) doesn't like to often memory rewrite processes.
Is I know I shouldn't to use ext4 (ext3 for flash is better.
I was also informed I should turn off my swap (set it as ramdisc) and /tmp and /run should be set to ramdisc also.

Could you help me how to install DSL on pendrive and how to reconfigure it then (swap etc).

Thank you very much.

Best regards

 on: December 25, 2014, 07:53:34 PM 
Started by AE7XQ - Last post by fatmac
Seasons Greetings.

 on: December 25, 2014, 05:46:52 PM 
Started by AE7XQ - Last post by AE7XQ
Merry Christmas. May the coming year bring peace and joy.

 on: December 17, 2014, 09:47:35 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by CNK
Sorry, the second link is the one I meant. I should have posted a link.

 on: December 17, 2014, 03:39:25 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by Cay
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.
Had a look there(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damn_small_linux)....but there was not much..is that the site you meant?
By chance I landed here, looks much better:http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.html

 on: December 16, 2014, 09:59:02 PM 
Started by r3dw1ng - Last post by CNK
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.

 on: December 16, 2014, 09:33:24 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by CNK
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.

 on: December 16, 2014, 03:44:03 PM 
Started by Cay - Last post by Cay
Thanx, worked out! Installed via Yumi on a stick, reboot, up and running!
The desktop is a very new experience....what would be the best place for an introduction? Did not get Wlanconnection....! Assume there is a lot of learning ahead.

 on: December 15, 2014, 02:12:41 AM 
Started by Cay - Last post by AE7XQ
Any of the *.iso files should work. You can download them here:


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