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  antiX Advert Blocker
Posted by: sctn4elk - 06-20-2024, 02:55 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (7)

Not sure if this is an issue or not, and not sure if it is directly related to AntiX or DSL, but here goes:

I have a fresh install of DSL 2024 and while changing the name of my server in /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts I came across >75000 entries in my hosts file like this:

# BEGIN (below) - IPs added by antiX Advert Blocker # <my host name>
. a lot of the same entries here
. <my host name>
# END (above) - IPs added by antiX Advert Blocker #

I've read a couple of posts on AntiX forums about removing antiX Advert Blocker and I will do that if the hosts file continues to get overrun by these entries. However, anyone have any insight into why/how these entries are being populated?

(cross posted on the AntiX forums)

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  Cant install properly on Hyper-V
Posted by: papaper - 06-18-2024, 03:43 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (1)

Hi there!
Im trying to boot DSL 2024 RC5 for install on VM Hyper-V. Error X11 cant start-up.

This distro doesn't work in a virtual machine? Did someone launch it?

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  Unable to boot into liveCD - Fatal Error
Posted by: doe - 06-15-2024, 07:01 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

I've been trying to get into the liveCD environment (using a USB flash drive) to install DSL on my HP omnibook xe4400 (Pentium 4, 30GB HD, 256MB RAM), but no matter what I do, I encounter this error:

Quote:Fatal Error
Neither aufs nor overlayfs is available

[Image: 2024-06-15-21-45-00-314-min.jpg]

I'm guessing this is a problem with antiX, since someone had the same problem, but using the failsafe option doesn't work for me. Any help? Big Grin

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  Language script
Posted by: strike - 06-15-2024, 01:09 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (2)

Hey John
Where do I find the language script (Danish)

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  gksu is not working properly
Posted by: PistachioGuy - 06-11-2024, 08:55 PM - Forum: User Feedback - Replies (8)

Hi, thank you very much for reviving this project, it is running very well on my old EeePC.

I just had one issue: gksu doesn't seem to be working. No window opens, and this results in apps like control centre not opening and leaving gksu processes running in the background.

Here is the result of gksu --debug apt update:

No ask_pass set, using default!
xauth: /tmp/libgksu-TE6qLq/.Xauthority
STARTUP_ID: gksu/apt 'update' /2070-0-EeePC_TIME1120526
cmd[0]: /usr/bin/sudo
cmd[1]: -H
cmd[2]: -s
cmd[3]: -p
cmd[5]: -u
cmd[6]: root
cmd[7]: --
cmd[8]: apt
cmd[9]: update
buffer: --
buffer: --
buffer: --
buffer: --
buffer: --
buffer: --
buffer: --
buffer: --
brute force GNOME_SUDO_PASS ended...
No password prompt found; we'll assume we don't need a password.

Everything is default, and I do have a password set. Running latest rc5. Any help is much appreciated Smile

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  Release Candidate 5 Now Available
Posted by: John - 06-10-2024, 07:58 AM - Forum: DSL News - Replies (13)

For this RC, I focused on making DSL 2024 more low-RAM friendly. I developed a routine that bypasses Slimski and directly launches Xorg with settings that are less RAM-intensive. I also added EmelFM, a functional and low-RAM GTK1.2-based file manager, and the very lightweight icon manager Idesk. You will see new boot options: "low ram" and "lower ram".  These modes both use a desktop menu that prioritizes lighter-weight application options.

The results are impressive: the "low ram" option boots to the desktop 30% faster and uses 20% less RAM with icons and Conky running. The "lower ram" option boots 42% faster and uses 36% less RAM with no icons and no Conky.

Additionally, I fixed the repository issue and an annoying resizing bug in XMMS.

Updated packages:


I am still looking for laptop refurbishers to partner with.

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  Hello and thank you!
Posted by: cedley1969 - 06-08-2024, 09:07 PM - Forum: Other Topics - No Replies

I discovered the original 50mb DSL not long after release and thoroughly enjoyed it after installing it onto a Chinese netbook along with others on the little Linux laptop forum. My intention with the new release is to do the same with a retina 2015 MacBook Pro. 
 Bought you a coffee as a thanks for what became a fascinating couple of years squeezing functionality out of something that was probably manufacturer to landfill otherwise.

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  No GPU acceleration support (Mobility Radeon 9000)
Posted by: Nathan - 06-08-2024, 05:40 PM - Forum: User Feedback - Replies (2)

Inxi -G output:

$ inxi -G
  Device-1: AMD RV250/M9 GL [Mobility FireGL 9000/Radeon 9000] driver: radeon
    v: kernel
  Display: server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: radeon
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: swrast gpu: radeon
    resolution: 1024x768~60Hz
  API: EGL v: 1.4,1.5 drivers: kms_swrast,swrast
    platforms: gbm,x11,surfaceless,device
  API: OpenGL v: 4.5 vendor: x.org mesa v: 22.3.6 renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM
    15.0.6 128 bits)

I don't know if I would call it a critical issue or not, but in the context of DSL and making use of older hardware it seems worth mentioning: graphics acceleration for all ATI (now AMD) graphics hardware from the R100 and R200 families is not supported by Mesa 22.x.x which is what is provided by default with the current release candidate of DSL 2024 (AntiX-21?). And that also may be true for Nouveau (NV04-NV20)

In the output from 'inxi -G' (top of the post), this information makes it clear what's going on:

Display: server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: radeon
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: swrast gpu: radeon
    resolution: 1024x768~60Hz

Basically the radeon driver is loaded (as opposed to fbdev, modesetting, or vesa), but the DRI part is swrast (software raster?)

[6] Mesa 22.0 and higher have dropped support for R100 and R200

This applies to all off the Radeon 7xxx, 8xxx, 9xxx graphics cards/chipsets.


The "fix" on Gentoo, if desired, is installing mesa-amber and to disable llvm stuff as long as you
don't need it for any other graphics card.

Per Mesa 3D docs (amber):

"After Mesa 21.3, all non-Gallium DRI drivers were removed from the Mesa source-tree. These drivers are still being maintained to some degree, but only on the amber branch, and only for critical fixes.

These drivers include:
  • Radeon
  • r200
  • i915
  • i965
  • Nouveau (the DRI driver for NV04-NV20)

I'm not sure what can be done about this, since it's a not entirely unexpected outcome of "progress".

But I imagine it could affect some subset of people that might be interested in DSL. That could well be much than I would think since this cover a lot of common graphics cards in the early to mid 2000s.

E.g. NV04-NV20 consists pretty much all NVidia graphics up through the GeForce 4 family.

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  RDP into DSL from Win 10
Posted by: sctn4elk - 06-07-2024, 07:02 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (12)

I run a Debian 12 PC and was able to set up RDP following this procedure Debian RDP

Is there a similar procedure to set up RDP for DSL?

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  Can DSL Support these apps
Posted by: sctn4elk - 06-07-2024, 06:59 PM - Forum: Help Section - Replies (6)

I'm looking to use DSL as my base OS for the following, each on their own PC:

Apache server & PHP
Jenkins Build Server
MySQL Server
GIT Server

Will DSL be able to install all of the required components for each of these?

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