Forum: Site News
Topic: dsl 4.4.10
started by: roberts
Posted by roberts on Nov. 18 2008,00:27* Updated exitcheck.sh
* Updated filetool.lua
* Updated filetool.sh
* Updated .jwmrc
* Updated .fluxbox/menu
Note: .jwmrc and .fluxbox/menu
Posted by jls legalize on Nov. 21 2008,19:39in both windows add2filetool and add2xfiletool if I enter in the /home/dsl/.emelfm dir I can't see any file. Why?
legalize cannabis, coke, ero.
Posted by roberts on Nov. 22 2008,03:35Because the default Show is Type (*.*)
That is it is expecting files with dot extensions
Simply change Show to All Files (*)
Posted by sheldonisaac on Nov. 28 2008,16:58I was wondering about the minirt:: should I be using the newer smaller one with 4.4.10?
Why is it smaller?
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 299115 Nov 25 09:54 minirt24.gz
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 310209 Aug 31 14:19 minirt24831.gz
-r-xr-xr-x 1 root root 1005209 Jul 10 08:24 linux24
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 22 2008 grub
Posted by roberts on Nov. 29 2008,15:16minirt24.gz is where all the changes are for each release, linux24 would change only if the kernel was changed.
So, you must update your minirt24.gz if you wish to avoid bugs and stay current. The size varies with each release.
Posted by sheldonisaac on Nov. 29 2008,16:47
Thank you, I hadn't realized that it changes that way; I'd thought only the KNOPPIX file changes.
Directory of C:\KNOPPIX
. <DIR> 01-07-08 8:46a .
.. <DIR> 01-07-08 8:46a ..
OLDKNPIX 50,359,507 08-31-08 6:21p oldKNPIX
OCTKNO~1 50,456,056 10-12-08 2:37p octKNOPPIX
KNOPPI~1 50,495,417 11-03-08 11:08p KNOPPIX1103
KNOPPIX 50,570,245 11-25-08 2:56p KNOPPIX
Posted by roberts on Nov. 29 2008,16:57You should always copy over both. Even the kernel could change, but unlikely due to modules not always supported going forward in the 2.4 series. The change log or notes does not specify where I have made changes in KNOPPIX and/or minirt24.gz. As a matter of fact, the frugal update option copies over linux24, minirt24.gz and KNOPPIX, but saves your boot configuration file(s).
Posted by roberts on Nov. 29 2008,17:13* Updated minirt24.gz waitusb function occurred in release 4.0.
* Optimized minirt24.gz - much smaller occured in release 4.4.3.
My point is that DSL consists of three main files, linux24, minirt24.gz and KNOPPIX. In order to avoid problems one should not mix and match from various releases. All three should be updated when a new release is posted.
Posted by stunix*com on Nov. 29 2008,19:12so when i have different frugal versions running from different directories, can i do something like :?
and then in grub
is this right?
Posted by roberts on Nov. 30 2008,03:12yes. Looks pretty much like mine:
title DSL Ver 4 on hdb1 (mydsl=hdb1 restore=hdb1/dsl4)
kernel (hd1,0)/dsl4/linux24 quiet noacpi noapm noscsi frugal knoppix_dir=dsl4/ mydsl=hdb1 restore=hdb1/dsl4
title DSL Ver 4 on hdb1 (base norestore xsetup vga=normal)
kernel (hd1,0)/dsl4/linux24 quiet noacpi noapm noscsi frugal knoppix_dir=dsl4/ base norestore xsetup vga=normal
title DSL Ver 3 on hdb1 (base norestore toram xsetup)
kernel (hd1,0)/dsl3/linux24 quiet noacpi noapm noscsi frugal knoppix_dir=dsl3/ base norestore toram xsetup
Posted by andrewb on Nov. 30 2008,22:54Robert,
What is the problem with Firefox the first time it is used on a new installation? When first starting up, if there is no internet connection, or you are behind a firewall it takes many minutes before the program displays anything on the screen. Once it is loaded & the proxy setting corrected things work as expected. It is a real pain having to wait for a few minutes for the program to time-out when it can't make a connection the first time it is started on a new machine or installation.
Is this due to the default home page being a web-page & the program tryoing to make a connection to the net, or is there some other reason for a connetion being attempted prior to the GUI being launched.
Making it the same start page as for Dillonwould be a good idea.
Posted by roberts on Dec. 01 2008,07:24Likely so, and many websites at that, e.g., all the google ads.
Alas, I cannot change this. It is something that is not my domain.
This site owner has his reasons for such and I must respect that.
Posted by stunix*com on Dec. 03 2008,07:36Im using wget along with a remote php script to output my external IP address
echo `wget < http://domain.com/ip.php > -O -`
it works on 446 but now in 4.4.10 get loading bars and error messages.
<edit>looks like it worked with busybox, still cant work out whats wrong.</edit>
<edit2>fixed by adding -q switch for quiet.</edit2>
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Dec. 03 2008,08:39
the echo part is redundant... it should just be fine with just the wget blah part.
Posted by stunix*com on Dec. 03 2008,18:46very true. it is part of a longer line for a no-ip log after update,
echo "Ext: `wget < http://www.domain.com/ip.php > -O -` date %m%h" %D%M%Y>> /opt/no-ip.log
or at least something like that.
its groovy now but wget seems to have changed from what I can see, in 4.4.6 wget -V gave me an Busybox association, and 4.4.10 it seems to be a standalone wget.
ah well, at least it works now. Im finding 4.4.10 very polished and wanting for very little. thou I wood look at updating rdesktop client and possibly including the rdesktop server plugin, unless I or someone make a .dsl out of them.
get rid of gphone and would aumix be smaller than wmix or dmix?
Posted by chaostic on Dec. 04 2008,03:06You should still be able to use the busybox wget, unless it has ben removed from the busybox compile.
Instead of "wget blah" use "busybox wget blah"
Posted by stunix*com on Dec. 07 2008,18:53me again.
working with cron, i cant get it to run anything on a sunday.
My testing has boiled down to this:-
* * * * 0 * beaver
* * * * 7 * beaver
which in my mind should open beaver every minute on a sunday.
i also have tried 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 which work fine for the rest of the week (after changing system clock) and also a "*" for everyday, so is there a problem with the sunday - is DSL religious and taking a day of rest?
I am getting around this by configuring the av scans (my aim) on other days, but I thought I should post.