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Posted: Jan. 19 2006,00:12 QUOTE

New extensions contributed from the community of DSL users.
Check them out in the testing section of the repository. Note: Jan is at the bottom of the listing.


Thanks to all who contributed.
Please leave feedback, here in the testing area of mydsl community section of the forums.
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Posted: Jan. 19 2006,00:18 QUOTE

the abe-sdl.dsl requires the sdl-libs.dsl that I also sent in.
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Posted: Jan. 19 2006,02:00 QUOTE

Again, I have some notes about things i didn't notice until after submission....

With icewm.uci, there are network, mail, and cpu monitors which start an application when you click on them.  I wasn't aware of this until just a couple of days ago.  The default app started with the mail monitor is pine, which doesn't exist in DSL.  There will be an icewm.uci update before long, and default will be changed to Sylpheed.  The app that is started from the network monitor is "netstat -c", which doesn't work with the Busybox version of netstat.  I'm not sure what app will take its place in the next version....i'm open to suggestions.

The "Logout -> Restart Xterm" menu item restarts IceWM instead of
switching to xterm.  This behavior is not evident using the same
IceWM files in another linux distribution....not sure if it's a bug or if there's something in the way DSL starts X that prevents the switch.

I have yet to see any problems with the menu conversion script applied to a typical DSL fluxbox menu. However, there is a flaw that causes it to make a semi-broken icewm menu if your fluxbox menu includes apostrophes or commands that include escaped quotes. I have no idea how to fix it right now, but it shouldn't be a problem for 99% of DSL users.

EDIT: Another issue with icewm.uci...
Imlib in DSL was compiled with png.h 1.0.12, but icewm was compiled with png.h 1.2.8.  Imlib is *very* picky about this, apparently, and refuses to read png images as a result.  I haven't found a solution to this yet...i may have to include my own Imlib in the package, or downgrade the libpng version in my dev system and recompile the package (this will likely result in breaking other packages, so i probably won't do this)...or just drop png support from icewm.

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Posted: Jan. 19 2006,02:22 QUOTE

The 8.178 nvidia drivers do not support many of the legacy or older
chipsets..  ( i.e. GF/GTS/GF2 [except GO] , Riva TNT/TNT2, or
the original GeForce series of cards.. )

It does support the newer GF3/GF4/4xxx/5xxx/6xxx/7xxx cards.

Perhaps a legacy version could be made for those older cards.
( I think the 7.174 series is the latest version supporting the
older chipsets, including thru the 6600/6800 series. )

Just a note, as my GeForce2/GTS card was not recognized,
nor my Diamond Viper 550 ( TNT2 ) with the 8xxx series driver.


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Posted: Jan. 19 2006,05:12 QUOTE

Just an FYI, I've tested the new nxclient extension on the following DSL versions, booted from both livecd and frugal installs:

DSL 1.5
DSL 2.0
DSL 2.1b

Works across the board, and as it now entirely runs from opt, saves quite a chunk of memory.

NX does save a chunk of cache files from its sessions. If you don't clear them out periodically (or tell nxclient to save them in permanent storage somewhere other than your /home/dsl dir) it can eventually bloat your backup.tgz a bit. Nothing enormous, but by default it does cache up to 32mb.

Still, it's best not to just .xfiletool them out of your backup because it can make resuming sessions a bit dodgy.

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