Forum: Other Help Topics
started by: borgward
Posted by borgward on Oct. 07 2008,19:29I downloaded audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz to /tmp. DSL 2.0
How do I unpack it, install it?
I am not able to download the current dsl iso. My Dell CPi does not have a writer, only a CD player.
I tried downloading on my 98SE machine, the download always stops at 20+- MB, and I get message that windows can not save the unknown file type. Last time I tried downloading to USB pen, The download stopped at 20 MB, no message.
Is there an Audacity for the current iso? If not, What is the latest DSL that I can use Audacity with?
Posted by WDef on Oct. 07 2008,22:09If you fetch audacity with the MyDSL extension (ie app) browser, it installs automatically for you. You don't need to unpack or install it. But I suggest you get audacity.uci from the uci section, it will use less ramdisk. It's version 1.2.2 so is a bit old. I think it should work with the current dsl release (not tried). Most extensions are not dsl-version specific, unless these contain kernel modules and require either the 2.4.31 (current) or 2.4.26 kernel.
Re: windows message about unknown filetype for the iso - are u using Vista? I never got that with XP. Perhaps try downloading from one of the ftp sites with a different program - FileZilla is good and free on Windows < http://filezilla-project.org/ >
If all else fails, download on a friend's machine or eg internet cafe. You'll need to burn a cd from the iso so you might as well download on a machine with a cd burner.
btw BurnCDCC is good, price is free:
< http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/downloads-free-software.htm >
Posted by borgward on Oct. 08 2008,02:58
I used the Apps -> Tools -> myDSL Extension Browser. Audacity appeared in /tmp as audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz it did not install until i ran:
$tar zxvf audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz
That put an Audacity icon on the desktop, and Audacity was working. I cold make a live recording w/it.
I shut my laptop down.There was no Audacity Icon after it booted up. audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz is no longer in /tmp either. I am guessing that I should have moved it to another directory.
What is uci section?
Re re Windows ... That machine is running 98SE. Has been since about 2001. Not many problems as long as I turn it off once a day and defrag regularly.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Oct. 08 2008,04:31I'm surprised that command worked, as it would mean extracting in /tmp...
The standard way is to use install via the gui (may vary) or `mydsl-load ` in the cli.
/tmp is on ramdisk, so anything in it will be lost upon next boot.
uci section is a section in mydsl...
As an alternative, if you have extra memory or disk storage on your DSL machine, you can upgrade it manually without burning a cd.
Posted by WDef on Oct. 08 2008,11:26bogward: I suggest you:
1. Reboot to a clean system, since something sounds odd.
2. Forget the .tar.gz extension and instead use the uci. You can download it manually from
< http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/mydsl/uci >
right-click on audacity.uci as "save link as" - download.
3. Open emelfm, browse to and select audacity.uci where you downloaded it to, and double click on it. It should install. There should be a menu item called 'audacity' under your right-click menu.
Posted by mikshaw on Oct. 08 2008,15:49
1) Download the ISO and md5, and check it with "md5sum -c dsl-(version).iso.md5.txt".
2) Reboot with the "toram" boot option.
3) Mount the ISO -> sudo mount -o loop dsl-(version).iso /mnt/test
4) Copy the files from /mnt/test over the existing ones in the boot directory of your regular boot partition (may need to mount that partition since you booted toram?)
6) Refer to the forum posts related to upgrades between your previous one and the new one to see what changes there have been to files that may be included in your backup. The newer files can usually be found in /etc/skel.
Posted by borgward on Oct. 08 2008,17:04
Maybe I should have mentioned that DSL 2.0 is installed on the HDD. The laptop is a Dell CPi PII 400MHz. 250 MB RAM. 6 GB HDD.
I found UCI at Apps --> Tools --> my DSL Extension Browser. Nothing came up when I clicked on the UCI button. I got a response from all the other buttons.
Will try < http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/mydsl/uci/ >
Where do I save audacity? Do I click on audacity-1.2.2.uci, or audacity.uci? what's the diff?
Posted by borgward on Oct. 08 2008,19:31
>>< http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/mydsl/uci >
>>right-click on audacity.uci as "save link as" - download.
That locks up firefox.
I downloaded audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz again I see that it is saved to /ramdisk/home/dsl, eventhough I quess that is why I am loosing it everytime I shutdown.
Do I need to download to /Knoppix/usr/bin
Is the audacity-1.2.2.tar,gz a binary or source
Posted by Juanito on Oct. 09 2008,03:24Audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz is a mydsl extension - as a quick test you could try "mydsl-load /home/dsl/audacity-1.2.2.tar.gz" after this, if you should get a menu item or icon you can use.
As wdef says, it would be better to use the uci - if firefox locks up, try this instead:
Posted by borgward on Oct. 09 2008,05:02
$ cd /tmp
$ wget -c < http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub....ity.uci >
$ mydsl-load audacity.uci
It downloaded and installed, and I was able to run audacity, but it is still gone after I reboot. The Icon is gone from the desktop. I see it as .audacity after I run $ ls -a
$ ls -l .audacity
-rw-rw-r-- 1 dsl staff 624 Oct 8 13:18 .audacity
$ chmod 755 .audacity
$ ls -l .audacity
-rwxr-xr-x 1 dsl staff 624 Oct 8 13:18 .audacity
So how do I run .audacity? How about the Audacity desktop icon?
Posted by Juanito on Oct. 09 2008,05:13audacity disappeared after boot because it was in the temporary folder /tmp - if you want audacity to load automatically each boot, you need to move audacity.uci to your /mydsl folder
Posted by borgward on Oct. 09 2008,05:54
It is not in the /tmp folder
it shows up when I run dsl@box:/~$ ls -al
is that the mydsl folder?
I did #mv audacity.uci /mydsl and got no such directory
Posted by Juanito on Oct. 09 2008,07:16I suggest you have a look at the < mydsl section of the wiki >
You need to create the /mydsl folder somewhere permanent, for example /mnt/hda1/mydsl on hd or /mnt/sda1/mydsl if you boot from usb stick.
Since /tmp/audacity.uci was lost when you rebooted, you will need to download it again before you can move it to the /mydsl folder - or, you can create the /mydsl folder, "cd" to it and issue the "wget" command from there.
Posted by mikshaw on Oct. 09 2008,12:52