Joined: Feb. 2006
||Posted: Feb. 14 2006,00:53
My basic ignorance of how to set up various parts of DSL, especially CUPS, (I've downloaded it from MyDSL, but having done that I don't know how to invoke it or which directory it should live in and I don't know how to get DSL to wake up with the swap file invoked) have lead me to the conclusion that I'd best wait for the book I've ordered to arrive and then read it.
It's not that the right information isn't available on the web, but there is so much of it, often assuming a more advanced level of Linux knowledge than I have.
It just seems strange to me to come across applications that need the source patching and then recompling before use. Possible, yes but in this instance, I'm a user not a developer.
Some printers work great on a Mac using OS X (BSD) a Unix based OS but not on Linux including DSL.
In the medium term, I hope to get a more modern motherboard/BIOS which will boot from a USB2 pen drive, run it without a Hard Disk, using a Gig or even a 4 Gig pen drive and a Gig of ram, also a 'compatible' printer.
DSL is brilliant as is what Knoppix technology has achieved and also the help I've received on this Forum, but I'm going to take a step back from it and let my knowledge level improve a little for a month or three.
Thanks to all the members of this forum who have helped me get this far.