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ase1590 Offline

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Posted: Nov. 21 2007,03:11 QUOTE

Okay, i currently have been running DSL embedded off of a 2GB thumb-drive and playing with it for a while. some questions have come to mind as i have explored it.

1. what kind of dsl is best for running high end games and programs like eve online with WINE? dsl, dsl embedded, dsl-n, or dsl-n embedded?
2. what exactly does the GNU utils and enable apt give you as far as feature/advantages. im not too informed on GNU/Debian, all i know is it is a free software project.
3.Where do i get WINE
and how to use it
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Posted: Nov. 21 2007,04:01 QUOTE

The "embedded" verisions are the same as the originals, with the exception that they are tailored for use within the Qemu operating system emulator. This emulator allows you to run DSL within another operating system. This would probably not be ideal for running "high end" games that want as much of your system resources as you can spare, since you are essentially running two operating systems simultaneously on the same hardware.

many modern games require things such as OpenGL, which is not available in a default DSL system, so in those cases you will need to install XFree86, or at least OpenGL or Mesa

GNU Utils is a collection of basic utilities that in DSL are provided by Busybox. Busybox is a single executable that is very small, but is limited in functionality when compared to the basic utilities you would get in most other modern Linux systems. gnu-utils provides the GNU versions of many of these tools

I can't help you with wine, but I believe there are other DSL users here that have been using it

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Posted: Nov. 21 2007,04:56 QUOTE

Adding some (to the previous post):

1. Use a native solution as hinted.  I think there was some fuss about some function not being in 2.4 (vanilla) kernels, but I don't think any users' had any problems with it...
2. Could take a look at the local startup documentation (i.e. the popup under dillo), etc.
3. See MyDSL.  Make sure you get a wine package with opengl, and set up 3d acceleration if you haven't.
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Posted: Nov. 21 2007,16:35 QUOTE

Apt gives you access to Debian's binary packages. On some cases it's not good though, it might give you a lot more grey hair than compiling yourself.

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