Joined: Oct. 2004
||Posted: July 18 2007,00:05
I just booted up DSL 4 alpha from a live-CD and I think it's looking great.
I booted on an old 133mhz Pentium with 80 megs of ram and 126 meg swap partition. It will not win any speed records but it's very usable.
The old video card is running with better resolution then it ever had. The network card came up automatically. The sound card had a problem but it's always had a linux problem and I need to do a 'sudo modprobe sb' to get that working, but it is working. To test it you can start xmms and right-click, select 'play location' and then enter tone://2000
TURN THE VOLUME DOWN FIRST
I had been using the JWM windows manger and I like it.
The DFM file manager is new to me and will take some getting use to. I need to figure out how to open script files (with the .sh extentions) in the beaver editor. If I click 'open' it runs them. I'm sure it's just my lack of knowledge on the product.
I recommend to anyone that they download it and give it a try. Use the 'DSL base norestore' boot and you shouldn't have any problems overlaying your current DSL setup (I hope... someone please correct me if I'm wrong)
All-in-all, I must congratulate Robert on his fine work and thank him once again for all his effort. I think he's on the right track with this one.
Here's an edited version of my system stats file:
|Code Sample |
dsl-4.0_alpha1 Tue Jul 17 19:39:29 2007
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 5
model : 2
cpu MHz : 132.956
bogomips : 264.60
total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 80015360 77172736 2842624 0 2555904 50708480
Swap: 131600384 2220032 129380352
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 430VX - 82437VX TVX [Triton VX] (rev 02)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 ISA [Natoma/Triton II] (rev 01)
0000:00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82371SB PIIX3 IDE [Natoma/Triton II]
0000:00:12.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c764/765 [Trio32/64/64V+] (rev 54)
0000:00:14.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
MOUSE_FULLNAME="Generic PS/2 Wheel Mouse"
FLOPPY_FULLNAME='3.5" 1.44MB floppy drive'
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