Joined: Mar. 2007
||Posted: Aug. 06 2008,19:40
I'm terribly sorry for being a bad sport. I owe everyone here a big apology for allowing my frustration to give me an inappropriate attitude.
I'm setting aside the issue of dark-tinted photos and videos for now and will revisit the issue later.
I figured out what my problem was in setting up the printing. (The export command needs to be used in a NON-ROOT shell.) I now know how to set up the printer reliably and have posted my procedure both on my web site and in the DSL Tips and Tricks forum.
Also, I went back to DSL version 3.3, since that's the version the book was written for. I backed up my files and reformatted and reinstalled everything. (I realize this probably wasn't necessary, but I was afraid that my tinkering had messed things up.)
I'm still trying to figure out how to keep the printer settings through the powerdown and powerup processes so that I don't have to reinstall the printer every time I boot up.
I will tackle the printer issue before I try anything else. Not being able to instantly print the great advice I'm getting rubbed me the wrong way, because it required copying it to another file, saving it to disk, booting up my Windows computer, and printing it up from there. And I let this speed trap get to me.
I'll revisit the Mplayer plug-in settings later.
By the way, I REALLY APPRECIATE the small size of DSL. If you think you've really messed things up, it only takes a few minutes to install this OS. Windows won't install this quickly, and even most other Linux distros are big enough to require well over an hour or even several hours to install.
kernel /boot/linux24 root=/dev/hda1 quiet vga=normal noacpi noapm nodma noscsi frugal home=hda3 opt=hda3 restore=hda3 root=hda3