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 on: March 02, 2014, 08:46:25 AM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by jcdq
How can I rename files from uppercase to lowercase?

 on: February 15, 2014, 02:47:12 AM 
Started by carlo - Last post by CNK
Might be worth checking what version of Python "Ubuntu One" requires as a minimum. I you don't want to compile a new Python version, perhaps you could try an old version of "Ubuntu One".

I don't know anything about the system, but if it uses FTP, perhaps it's possible to use one of the FTP clients in DSL (there's a GUI one and a command line one, in the DSL menu under "Apps>Net") to access your files.

 on: February 14, 2014, 01:27:13 PM 
Started by carlo - Last post by carlo

Can someone tell me if it is possible to access Ubuntuone with FTP (file transfer protocol) in DSL?
I have tried to do it after installing Python2.4, but it still gives the next error:...

"sys:1: DeprecationWarning: Non-ASCII character '\x9f' in file u1ftp-0.1.zip on line 2, but no encoding declared; see http://www.python.org/peps/pep-0263.html for details
File "u1ftp-0.1.zip", line 1
SyntaxError: invalid syntax"

I can't enter it the normal way via the web.


 on: February 12, 2014, 10:55:58 PM 
Started by richard14110 - Last post by CNK
It would be difficult to add support for those file systems to DSL due to the old kernel version it is based on. At the end of the day, DSL wasn't designed for working with huge files (although it can do that with ext3), or following the trends of the latest mainstream Operating Systems. For example, the machine I'm posting from at the moment has a total storage capacity of about 4GB across two 2GB HDDs.

The DSL-N concept is more suited to what you suggest. Indeed it is likely that newer file systems would be supported if a new version of DSL-N were released.

It may be possible, perhaps with a CoreBoot BIOS, to load DSL from an NTFS partition in a similar way to a LoadLin install (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/loadlin_install.html). However it would be a lot of work, and unless you could get ntfs-3g installed, you would still have a problem accessing large files saved with DSL because they would be in the compressed image file on the NTFS partition. It would no doubt be easier to put DSL on its own partition, and use an ext3 driver on Windows to access it.

 on: February 10, 2014, 12:22:49 AM 
Started by John - Last post by tigr4s
Hi, i am trying to start or intall dsl from usb stick. process both stops on " Cheking for USB "... try 4different sticks with the same result. netbook Fujitsu UH900

 on: February 07, 2014, 09:09:39 PM 
Started by richard14110 - Last post by richard14110
If ExFAT is supported in the future, there would be no 4GB file size limit for both Windows and Macintosh computers unlike FAT32. Recent Macintosh and Windows operating systems can format partitions to ExFAT with the use of Disk Utility, Terminal, Disk Management, Command Prompt, etc.

If Damn Small Linux is able to boot from NTFS, Damn Small Linux can be installed to an existing Windows partition without formatting for new Linux users. Ext4 allows more folders and has a higher file size limit when compared to Ext3.


 on: February 07, 2014, 02:58:47 AM 
Started by richard14110 - Last post by p3ngu1n0
I do not believe DSL has been yet ported to the PPC platform. DSL is debian based, and debian itself is ported to various platforms, including PPC. If you would like some assistance in installing Debian, and personalizing it to look and feel like DSL, I would be happy to assist you! Debian, when installed from the "netinst" ISO with a lightweight DM/WM such as the ones DSL uses is a great choice that will use very little RAM.

 on: February 06, 2014, 05:58:49 PM 
Started by richard14110 - Last post by richard14110
There are PowerPC PowerBooks and PowerPC iMacs that exist with less than 512MB of RAM.  

 on: February 01, 2014, 06:30:02 AM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by jcdq
Thank you, CNK!

The way to configure .elmorc is, for example:

set mailbox {
  name: 'mail'
  root: ~/elmo_mail
  start: inbox
  drafts: drafts
  trash: trash
  sent: sent
  outbox: outbox
  spam: spam
  protect: no

set smtp_acc {
  name: name@gmail.com
  server: smtp.gmail.com
  my_name: 'jcdq'
  email: name@gmail.com
  port: 465
  username: name@gmail.com
  password: mypasswd
  ssl: yes

set pop_acc {
  name: name@gmail.com
  server: pop.gmail.com
  username: name@gmail.com
  password: mypasswd
  port: 995
  count_max: 500
  ssl: yes

set pop_info_dir ~/elmo_mail/.pop

set bayes_file ~/mail/.bayes_file
set addressbook ~/elmo_mail/.addressbook
set sigfile ~/elmo_mail/signature
set editor 'nano %f'
set charset iso-8859-1
translate utf-8 iso-8859-1

#theme if you have themes in the ~/elmo_mail/.themes dir
#include ~/elmo_mail/.themes/<theme name here>

set indent_string '> '
set sig_dashes off
#set welcome_msg no
set relative_names on

#set line_format '%?%$%# %D %016f (%-06S)  '
#set sent_format '%?%$  %D %016t (%-06S)  '
#set abook_format '%s %020n %e'
#set win_fetch {
#   fetch_fmt: '%?%$  %D %016f (%-06S)  %s'
#set win_help {
#   help_fmt: '%012k %030f %d'
#set win_boxes {
#   box_fmt: ' %010n (%u/%t)'
#set win_attach {
#   attach_fmt: '%020f (%-06s) [%t%C%E]'
#set win_sender {
#   sender_fmt: '%020f (%-06s) [%t%C%E]'

key mail r sender_open_reply
key mail f sender_open_fwd
key mail R sender_open_reply_all

hook folder_toggle_flag folder_bar_next
hook fetch_del_mail fetch_next
hook fetch_get_mail fetch_next
hook mybox_create_box box_selection_re_read
hook sender_go mailreader_close

#hook sender_go smtp_flush_outbox

hook abook_hit abook_next


Thank you!
DSL is my favourite distro!

 on: January 31, 2014, 10:34:31 PM 
Started by jcdq - Last post by CNK
I've never used it, but looking at the documentation (http://elmo.sourceforge.net/documentation.html) it appears the config file is probably at "/home/dsl/.elmorc".

Open a root terminal and do "nano /home/dsl/.elmorc", then follow the "How to run elmo?" instructions in the docs. In case you don't know nano that well, press Ctrl-X when you're finished.

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