So I read somewhere that the Ford Model T got 25 mpg, and that today's average fuel economy is only 21 mpg. Nearly 100 years have gone by and we are doing worse than we were.

With that in mind, I thought I'd post some interesting links:
250 mpg hacked hybrid
How to make your own Biodiesel

I don't have the time to make my own Biodiesel, and there's no way I'd fork down the cash for one of the new hybrids, but I am seriously considering getting me a used subcompact to log the miles on.

Is that a cluster in your pocket?

We are finally in the age of inexpensive embedded hardware. Any geek with
a few hundred dollars to spend can start hacking embedded applications on a

One low cost system that has been getting a lot of attention recently is
the Gumstix ultra tiny computer.
Check out the screen shot of the cluster which could fit inside your

Being as deeply involved in DSL I am sticking to x86 hardware, and
embedded x86 systems are finally getting affordable. Nano-itx should bring out all kinds of cool innovations. We still need an affordable PC104 platform for the masses.


How can I disable gui interface and use only text mode, I need access my server from DSL in telnet.

Install 2 USB

I need 2 no what happens when u install DSL 2 a usb pendrive? does it only boot DSL when the pendirve is plugged in and if the pendrive isn't plugged in, will the computer just boot windows????

How do I add/remove icons from the desktop on a HD installed DSL

I've installed DSL on the HDD, now I need to customise the desktop.
The target PC's will be basically jjust thin clients, so will only require access to RDesktop, so I want to remove all the other icons and add one to launch RDesktop, but can't work out how to do it.......any ideas??


How to Install DSL to a MS-VPC Virtual Hard Disk

How to Install DSL to a MS-VPC Virtual Hard Drive
by Chris Flamig

Many MS-Windows users are using the MS-VPC application in order to better get aquainted with Linux, before fully committing a full native hard drive install. This is good because it gives more exposure to the Window's community of the possibilities of Linux becoming not only an alternative OS, but their main OS.

The following assumes that you are booted into a native Windows 2000 environment and want to install DSL as a virtual hard drive OS under Microsoft VPC.

How do I update if I have a frugal install ?

I just sucessfully completed my first frugal installation and would sure like to know the steps required to upgrade when a new upgrade comes out ? I read something about replacing the single big compressed file called/knoppix, Is that all there is to it ? How do I replace /knoppix ?
I have been downloading the newest .iso's and doing dsl-hdinstall but now I am frugal and don't want to mess it up DSL looks like a very good O.S. especially because it has kept my old boat anchors going great.

Updating the custom kernel AFTER DSL HD install

Can't seem to find another appropriate place or this question so I appologize if it is the wrong forum.

After I do DSL HD install, it boots up GREAT! No issue there. But I want to update to a custom 2.6 kernel...

So I install a second HD, boot Knoppix and compile a new kernel modules etc. Now I have "bzImage2.6" and "" modules..

I copied the files over to the HD where the DSL installation is (hda1) and modify /dev/hda1 -> /etc/lilo.conf to point to bzImage2.6 and rerun lilo.

It hangs after lilo.

What did I do wrong and can someone point me to some doc of how to update the kernel for DSL after HD-DSL installation..

Usefull links page for DSL manual

FLUA (Lua-FLTK) scripting language.

XVesa Xserver

Fluxbox Windows Manager

DSL Documentation Project

Welcome to the Legacy Documentation Project!!

***NEW FOR AUGUST 2005***

This system has been antiquated. Please use the DSL Wiki at


***NEW FOR JULY 2005***

New Submission Policy

Read it here


Clivesay has made some GREAT Docs in PDF form!

Check them out at!!!

***END NEW***

This book, document, collection, whatever, covers the installation and day to day use of DSL.

If you're new to DSL perhaps you should check out the preface to get aquainted with our distribution.

This is a work in progress and is the work of several individuals.

Many sections do not yet exist and some of those that do exist more than likely need to be updated.

Just click the title above to browse around!

Have fun!

Just remember, this is not a place for discussion. Comments made here should be either corrections, info to add in, or updates. No suggestions. If you have a suggestion, post it in the forums.

Comments that don't fit will be deleted as I find them.