Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Mar. 09 2006,19:43
I thought I would share are few comments on this new cut:
The main goal was to try to address the most common questions that come up the forums by way of automation, see Change Log items 1-4.
How do I save my wireless so I don't have to enter it each time I reboot?
Now if you setup a wireless using the GUI tools provided, upon shutdown, exiting X, you will be prompted to have the system automatically save those settings. Same, if you setup a printer using the standard printing systems in DSL, Apsfilter. Hopefully, this will allow an easier time using DSL in a liveCD, compressed (frugal) install. Which is our focus for DSL. What is new here is the automation of adding the configuration files to /opt/bootlocal and .filetool.lst
Another new area is the new combined single boot floppy.
Using a single boot floppy, you can now use the boot time option of fromusb to get the same results that the old separate usb bootfloppy provided. Also, new is the frompcmcia. During boot it will prompt for the required second floppy of pcmcia modules. Then for consistency, I added the fromzip which provides the same boot from zipdrive as before. The new pcmcia should allow easier installation on old laptops and even running DSL on old laptops with no hard drive at all!
Other areas, was to add functionality and to fix user reported bugs. The usb pendrive toram option now works correctly. The prism2 script now correctly handles wep, the dock app, should not display in the upper left corner, covering some icons. The cloop count should be updated correctly when unmounting. The dynamic mydsl menu now being in an include allows the user to make changes to the standard fluxbox menu, which is now included in the default backup.
Thanks as always to the community for it is the feedback, bug reporting, and contributions that make DSL.