Group: Awaiting Authorisation
Joined: Nov. 2004
||Posted: Nov. 24 2004,12:48
just to register myself on here actually, and to let people know what im up to.
during my time at uni, i set a final project to set up a wireless network to distribute the wealth of student generated media in my city using reclamed hardware and gnu software. It was a success and eventually with help from a few other people, it won an award.
however, as all things popular, businesses got involved (sometimes forcefully ie BT) and i got my fingers burnt.
Now, to continue, I have been exploring creating my own bootable iso (or isos) to do the same thing - Stunix, and although this is not a new idea, the more flavours of bootable linux there are, the better. "one more linux user is one less triannual M$ licence in Gates & Balmers pocket"
so, i spend most of my time making coasters, but as a dayly os i have used knoppix running from a 2.5" hd in a usb caddy and using a dsl card to boot it.
Now I had never realy explored dsl in depth as i needed the development tooling of knoppix, and x never seemed to start properly on my thinkpad600e, and i have the usual sound driver problems, so force of habit ruled. recently however, i have used it more and more, and im suprised to find it wanting for very little. the xsetup fixes my x problems, and i found the fix for the crystal audio drivers on the TP. so for development i use either knoppix or morphix, and for dayly use, ie mail, letter writing, musical wallpaper (http://neptuner.orbum.net:8000/seattletech.ogg) dsl in ram is now king.
now that i have joined the forum, i hope to be able to find and use the little tips and tricks you have here.
keep up the fantastic work, i hope i can help someone on here in the future.
i remember using windows, ...... it was warm and sunny outside as i recall.