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« on: April 13, 2013, 10:13:40 AM »

Dear all

I'm really new to Linux

Felt very stuck on the windows treadmill : Win 8 made me really run : I wanted to change to a light weight Linux

I have made a bootable flash drive ( using live Linux USB ) and it boots on DSL

I'm really overjoyed to see an entire OS being just 50 mb or so

It is just fantastic

However I face the following problems . I'd be greatful if someone could help

1. When I boot with The DSL flash drive, I am unable to connect to wifi / net. I am half dead there !!

2. When I boot .... I am unable to use the mouse . This itself is not a great problem but having a mouse would be a great help

3. I am unable to see  libre office or similar and suppose I have to download those somewhere ?

Any tips / pointers would be most appreciated


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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 09:34:37 AM »

1. Have you attempted to use the iwconfig GUI in DSL? You can get to it from the DSL menu under "Setup>Net Setup". If that says it can't find the interface, try opening a terminal and typing "iwconfig", if your network card has been identified by DSL, then it shoulld be shown in the list of interfaces presented. Use the  name associated with your interface in the "device" box of the iwconfig GUI.

2. Are you using a laptop or desktop PC? Check your BIOS for settings relating to the mouse. I think there is a particular setting that tends to upset the mouse support, but I forgot what it was.

3. I don't think there is a package for Libre, there's a good chance it needs features that aren't available in DSL. There is an old version of Open Office in the MyDSL respository if you need more than the word processor and spreadsheet included with DSL.
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 01:48:59 AM »

Thanks for the replies

Very kind of you

I shall try and revert back


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