DSL-N RC4 Missing programs?
Topic: DSL-N RC4 Missing programs?
started by: bookman761
Posted by bookman761 on Mar. 19 2007,01:48Hi,
I have booted up the latest DSL-N RC4 without any problems. But when I try to click on firefox, dillo, or other icons on desktop. Nothing happens.
I am missing something?
BTW, the PDF viewer and the Paint program run fine.
Posted by Mortimar on Mar. 29 2007,16:53Hi bookman761,
I had have the same Problems while booting DSL-N-RC4 from Usb-Stick.
After a Frugal-Grub-Install nearly everithing went fine. Then you just have three Icons on Desktop (ATerminall, DSLPanel, MyDSL) but a large and good Startmenu.
Posted by zeF on April 10 2007,05:23I'm experiencing same problem.
anyone have any idea?
Posted by Juanito on April 10 2007,05:50I'm using rc4 from a USB stick without problems - the 3 desktop icons work (ATerminal, DSLPanel, MyDSL) as do all of the right-click menu items.
Firefox and Dillo are not in DSL-N rc4 so I'm a little confused about this point?
Posted by roberts on April 10 2007,13:58It is likely that they are restoring a DSL backup onto DSL-N, as the icons that are mentioned could only come from DSL and those associated applications are not in DSL-N.
DSL-N is Not an extension of DSL, in fact the N stands for Not as DSL-N is Not DSL.
They should boot DSL-N with the base norestore options to eliminate this mixing of the two.
Posted by zeF on April 10 2007,15:46If "restore" option is not selected, does the DSL-N save the changes? Which is one of my most concern.
It does create the ramdisk as the DSL does, runs from there right?
Where can I find some documentations about the DSL-N.
Homepage has almost no further information about the OS.
Thanks in advance.
Posted by roberts on April 10 2007,16:30DSL-N uses the same backup/restore mechanism as DSL. Both name their backup file backup.tar.gz. Therefore it is a common mistake to restore a DSL backup onto DSL-N.
If you are going to be booting both then you should use the manually specified option restore=hdxy and keep the two backup.tar.gz files separate as one could easily overwrite the other.
It has been suggested to name the DSL-N backup file something other then backup.tar.gz.
I only suggest the base norestore option to ensure a clean pristine boot to start using DSL-N. Where you choose to place your backup file after this initial boot is, of course, up to you.