Joined: Sep. 2005
||Posted: Feb. 12 2007,23:44
I just unpacked a udev deb package from debian stable onto dsl-n and tried starting the udevd daemon for a laugh. It starts with an error some unknown command mountpoint, but runs in the background nevertheless. It's an older version than knoppix-4.0.2 claims it has installed with dpkg -L (can't remember offhand but can supply that info later).
I also copied the hal.udev rules or whatever from knoppix-4.0.2 to /etc/udev and did the echo "100" >/sys/firmware/class/timeout thing referred to in a number of places and reloaded.
No difference, firmware doesn't load. Just a wild shot in the dark.
I'm not certain that knoppix-4.0.2 is actually even using udev or if it's some relic from debian, and if it does I'm not sure I can find the rule that loads the firmware.
Here's a few more links I stumbled across:
|There are some who would like to see 2.1b be brought forward with all the new features of DSL.|
Not a bad idea, especially if it's (as I imagine) not so difficult to graft a contemporary dsl userland over dsl-2.1b. But then I'm not the one doing the work. 2 strands of dsl classic - 2.4.26 and 2.4.31? It might also be worth having a look at what Slackware does with the 2.4.31 kernel, I could be wrong but I have an idea they use a backports kernel with a number of the features of 2.6.xx? (where's Mikshaw, he's a Slacker?).
I'd still hate to see dsl-n just die though. If I haven't used it much, it's because of the lack of things like apt-get, gtk1 and other conveniences, and I think that's story for many users.
|I will need to package up and release a development system so that the community can easily compile and therefore contribue modules for any hardware that they may own.|
Brilliant idea. It's wonderful to open up that knoppix-4.0.2 dvd and see prepared kernel sources, many of the header packages, all the module sources etc just sitting there, and know that it's a full development environment for dsl-n ..