Got it working! First post from inside Damn Small Linux! Need morehelp pls


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RayLopez99

OK, live and learn. Repost since my first post got lost when Firefox
unexpectedly disappeared from my Linux screen. But not blaming Linux
(Damn Small Linux) since I have a Pentium II with 1 GB (!) hd and a
few sticks of RAM. Can't expect much.

Anyway, like I was saying I did get the Linux box connected to the
internet, using the ethernet card, and both Windows and Linux boxes
are working as I type this through the same ADSL modem. Nice. A
loose cable was one problem, but the posters that predicted I would
not need to install software drivers were correct.

I need help though--just noticed something, why does Beever (text
editor) do hard carrage return line breaks instead of wrapping? oh
well-- on how to install new programs in Linux, in case I need to
upgrade from the present Firefox 1.0.6.

I need help on how to move files using the 'emelfm' file manager--or
command prompts--from say the CD (which I mounted but I cannot see
through the file manager--I thought the /cdrom directory was it but
it's a hard drive directory) to the HD--and which folder would I unzip
(.tar? ) and/or compile (how?) and/or place the binaries (hard return
by Beaver 0.2.7 again! I wonder if this will look like kaka when I
cut and paste it into Google Groups--we'll see) in which folder?

Stuff like that. Any help or pointers appreciated. I figure if I
study Linux a half hour a day, after 6 months I should be were I was
in DOS about 20 years ago, but no matter, it's progress.

BTW the user who will get this machine (or rather, one nearly like it)
is only going to surf the net and do docs on the net (Google apps). Do
I need faster hardware and/or a more newer version of Firefox to do
Google apps? She types at most 1 page letters, so I say no. Already
the disk thrashing is a bit noisy and slow on this machine, but
actually I'm pleasantly surprised, kind of like the pleasant surprise
(no spell check in beavor? Lol) you get from not getting food
poisoning at a greasy spoon interstate cafe when on a road trip. Hard
return again.

My system info below--for you doubters. Hopefully no personal
information there, but with Linux you never know when your security is/
will be compromised. And do I need a virus program and/or firewall
now? I am surfing naked. This is OK in Linux land, right? Any
advice sincerely appreciated.

PS--how to check the hard drive for errors? What command? I notice
in the report below a few bad sectors; probably they are oK physically
but need to be rewritten. Also since I only have a 1 GB HD I don't
want to load this machine with too much bloatware. Thanks again.

PPs--hard returns did not show up in copy-and-paste, thankfully, and I
notice, curiously, that Windows keyboard shortcuts like "Cntrl + home"
to go to the top of a page work in Linux...interesting.

RL


dsl-4.2.5 Mon Jun 7 15:25:27 2010
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 5
model : 2
model name : Pentium 75 - 200
stepping : 6
cpu MHz : 99.844
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : yes
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8
bogomips : 199.06

total: used: free: shared: buffers: cached:
Mem: 46858240 38248448 8609792 0 1015808 17588224
Swap: 0 0 0
MemTotal: 45760 kB
MemFree: 8408 kB
MemShared: 0 kB
Buffers: 992 kB
Cached: 17176 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 10420 kB
Inactive: 7788 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 45760 kB
LowFree: 8408 kB
SwapTotal: 0 kB
SwapFree: 0 kB
# Insert nameservers here
# nameserver 127.0.0.1
nameserver 206.13.28.12
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

soundcore 3428 0 (autoclean)
cloop 39364 0 (unused)
nls_cp437 4348 0 (autoclean)
nls_iso8859-1 2844 1 (autoclean)
reiserfs 169584 0 (autoclean)
ext3 64388 0 (autoclean)
jbd 46804 0 (autoclean) [ext3]
ntfs 50944 0 (autoclean)
msdos 4684 0 (autoclean)
serial 52196 0 (autoclean)
mousedev 3832 1
hid 22788 0 (unused)
input 3168 0 [mousedev hid]
ieee1394 183300 0
usb-ohci 18120 0 (unused)
usbcore 58240 1 [hid usb-ohci]
pcmcia_core 39840 0
apm 9736 1
ide-cd 28768 0
ide-scsi 9264 0
rtc 7004 0 (autoclean)
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C585VP [Apollo VP1/
VPX] (rev 10)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586/A/B PCI-to-ISA
[Apollo VP] (rev 02)
00:07.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/
VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 02)
00:08.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:08.3 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 2.0 Controller (rev 01)
00:0b.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. ViRGE/DX or /GX (rev 01)
PID Uid VmSize Stat Command
1 root 76 S init [5]
2 root SW [keventd]
3 root SWN [ksoftirqd_CPU0]
4 root SW [kswapd]
5 root SW [bdflush]
6 root SW [kupdated]
56 root SW [kapmd]
67 root SW [khubd]
407 root 560 S /sbin/syslogd
421 dsl 1684 S -bash
422 root 508 S /sbin/getty 115200 tty2
423 root 508 S /sbin/getty 115200 tty3
424 root 508 S /sbin/getty 115200 tty4
443 dsl 1084 S /bin/sh /usr/X11R6/bin/startx
456 dsl 644 S xinit /home/dsl/.xinitrc -- /home/
dsl/.xserverrc
457 root 6836 S /usr/bin/X11/Xvesa -mouse /dev/input/mice -
screen 102
459 dsl 1396 S jwm
471 dsl 4684 S dillo /usr/share/doc/dsl/
getting_started.html
483 dsl 920 S torsmo
484 dsl 2012 S /usr/bin/dfm
485 dsl 1012 S dpid
486 dsl 4684 S dillo /usr/share/doc/dsl/
getting_started.html
487 dsl 880 S /usr/local/lib/dillo/dpi/file/file.dpi
489 dsl 880 S /usr/local/lib/dillo/dpi/file/file.dpi
729 dsl 2512 S dfm /home/dsl/.dfmdesk/Apps/System/
872 dsl 1432 S aterm -T PPPoE Config -e sudo -H /usr/sbin/
pppoeconf
875 root 1144 S /bin/bash /usr/sbin/pppoeconf
1147 root 760 S whiptail --title NO INTERFACE FOUND --clear
--yesno S
1152 dsl 3296 S emelfm
1222 dsl 3244 S /bin/lua /usr/local/bin/stats.lua
1244 dsl 996 S sh -c busybox ps | tee /tmp/stats.txt >>
stats.txt
1245 dsl 704 R busybox ps
1246 dsl 432 S tee /tmp/stats.txt
<4>Linux version 2.4.31 ([email protected]) (gcc version 2.95.4 20011002
(Debian prerelease)) #6 SMP Fri Oct 21 15:15:54 EDT 2005
<6>BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
<4> BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 00000000000a0000 (usable)
<4> BIOS-e820: 00000000000f0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
<4> BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 0000000003000000 (usable)
<4> BIOS-e820: 00000000ffff0000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
<5>0MB HIGHMEM available.
<5>48MB LOWMEM available.
<4>On node 0 totalpages: 12288
<4>zone(0): 4096 pages.
<4>zone(1): 8192 pages.
<4>zone(2): 0 pages.
<6>DMI not present.
<3>ACPI: Unable to locate RSDP
<4>Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=302 hda=scsi hdb=scsi
hdc=scsi hdd=scsi hde=scsi hdf=scsi hdg=scsi hdh=scsi apm=power-off
nomce noapic
<6>ide_setup: hda=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdb=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdc=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdd=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hde=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdf=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdg=scsi
<6>ide_setup: hdh=scsi
<4>No local APIC present or hardware disabled
<6>Initializing CPU#0
<4>Detected 99.844 MHz processor.
<4>Console: colour dummy device 80x25
<4>Calibrating delay loop... 199.06 BogoMIPS
<6>Memory: 45616k/49152k available (1386k kernel code, 3152k reserved,
567k data, 144k init, 0k highmem)
<6>Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
<6>Inode cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
<6>Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
<6>Buffer cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
<4>Page-cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
<5>Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.
<7>CPU: After generic, caps: 000001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
<7>CPU: Common caps: 000001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
<6>Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
<6>Checking for popad bug... OK.
<4>POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
<4>mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch ([email protected])
<4>mtrr: detected mtrr type: none
<7>CPU: After generic, caps: 000001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
<7>CPU: Common caps: 000001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000
<4>CPU0: Intel Pentium 75 - 200 stepping 06
<4>per-CPU timeslice cutoff: 160.52 usecs.
<5>SMP motherboard not detected.
<5>Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
<4>Waiting on wait_init_idle (map = 0x0)
<4>All processors have done init_idle
<6>ACPI: Subsystem revision 20040326
<6>ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
<6>PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfb470, last bus=0
<6>PCI: Using configuration type 1
<6>PCI: Probing PCI hardware
<4>PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
<6>PCI: Via IRQ fixup
<6>Activating ISA DMA hang workarounds.
<6>isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
<6>isapnp: Card 'OPTi Audio 16'
<6>isapnp: 1 Plug & Play card detected total
<6>Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
<6>Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
<4>Initializing RT netlink socket
<4>Starting kswapd
<5>VFS: Disk quotas vdquot_6.5.1
<6>vesafb: framebuffer at 0xe0000000, mapped to 0xc380d000, size 2048k
<6>vesafb: mode is 1024x768x16, linelength=2048, pages=0
<6>vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:596b
<6>vesafb: scrolling: redraw
<6>vesafb: directcolor: size=0:5:6:5, shift=0:11:5:0
<4>Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
<6>fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
<6>Detected PS/2 Mouse Port.
<4>pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
<6>Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
<6>FDC 0 is an 8272A
<4>RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024
blocksize
<6>Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00beta4-2.4
<6>ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
idebus=xx
<6>VP_IDE: IDE controller at PCI slot 00:07.1
<6>VP_IDE: chipset revision 2
<6>VP_IDE: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
<6>VP_IDE: VIA vt82c586 (rev 02) IDE MWDMA16 controller on pci00:07.1
<6> ide0: BM-DMA at 0x6000-0x6007, BIOS settings: hda:pio, hdb:pio
<6> ide1: BM-DMA at 0x6008-0x600f, BIOS settings: hdc:pio, hdd:pio
<4>hda: Seagate Technology 1275MB - ST31276A, ATA DISK drive
<4>hdb: ST33240A, ATA DISK drive
<4>hdc: CD-ROM CDU311, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
<4>ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
<4>ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
<4>hda: attached ide-disk driver.
<6>hda: 2502308 sectors (1281 MB), CHS=620/64/63
<4>hdb: attached ide-disk driver.
<6>hdb: 6303024 sectors (3227 MB), CHS=781/128/63
<6>Partition check:
<6> hda: hda1 < hda5 > hda2
<6> hdb: hdb1 < hdb5 hdb6 >
<4>ide: late registration of driver.
<6>SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
<3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno =
2
<3>kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k scsi_hostadapter, errno =
2
<6>Initializing Cryptographic API
<6>NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
<6>IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
<6>IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
<6>TCP: Hash tables configured (established 4096 bind 4096)
<6>NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
<4>VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
<6>Freeing unused kernel memory: 144k freed
<6>Real Time Clock Driver v1.10f
<4>hdc: attached ide-scsi driver.
<6>scsi0 : SCSI host adapter emulation for IDE ATAPI devices
<4> Vendor: SONY Model: CD-ROM CDU311 Rev: 3.0i
<4> Type: CD-ROM ANSI SCSI revision: 02
<4>Attached scsi CD-ROM sr0 at scsi0, channel 0, id 0, lun 0
<4>sr0: scsi3-mmc drive: 8x/8x xa/form2 cdda tray
<6>Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
<6>apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x07 (Driver version 1.16)
<6>Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
<6> options: [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
<6>Intel ISA PCIC probe: not found.
<6>Databook TCIC-2 PCMCIA probe: not found.
<6>usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
<6>usb.c: registered new driver hub
<6>usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 11:56:04 Aug 29 2005
<6>usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
<6>usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
<6>usb.c: deregistering driver usbdevfs
<6>usb.c: deregistering driver hub
<6>usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
<6>usb.c: registered new driver hub
<6>usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xc3a45000, IRQ 11
<6>usb-ohci.c: usb-00:08.0, ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller
<6>usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
<6>hub.c: USB hub found
<6>hub.c: 2 ports detected
<4>usbdevfs: remount parameter error
<6>hub.c: new USB device 00:08.0-1, assigned address 2
<4>usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x192f/0x416) is not claimed by any
active driver.
<6>usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
<6>usb.c: registered new driver hid
<6>input: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [192f:0416] on usb1:2.0
<6>hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <[email protected]>
<6>hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
<6>mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
<6>Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ
SERIAL_PCI ISAPNP enabled
<6>ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
<6>ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
<6>ad1848/cs4248 codec driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen
1993-1996
<5>ad1848: No ISAPnP cards found, trying standard ones...
<6>MAD16 audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
<6>CDROM Disabled.
<3>I/O, DMA and irq are mandatory
<6>ad1848/cs4248 codec driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen
1993-1996
<5>ad1848: No ISAPnP cards found, trying standard ones...
<6>MAD16 audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
<6>CDROM Disabled.
<3>I/O, DMA and irq are mandatory
<6>ad1848/cs4248 codec driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen
1993-1996
<5>ad1848: No ISAPnP cards found, trying standard ones...
<6>MAD16 audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
<6>CDROM Disabled.
<3>I/O, DMA and irq are mandatory
<6>ad1848/cs4248 codec driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen
1993-1996
<5>ad1848: No ISAPnP cards found, trying standard ones...
<6>MAD16 audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
<6>CDROM Disabled.
<3>I/O, DMA and irq are mandatory
<5>NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/W MODULE]
<6>Journalled Block Device driver loaded
<3>VFS: Can't find ext3 filesystem on dev ide0(3,5).
<4>VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystem on dev ide0(3,5).
<4>Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
<4>sh-2021: reiserfs_read_super: can not find reiserfs on ide0(3,5)
<4>FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
<4>VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:05.
<4>FAT: bogus logical sector size 0
<4>VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:05.
<4>FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
<4>Found signature1 0xdcae8021 signature2 0x33dd411a sector=47585.
<4>VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:45.
<4>FAT: Did not find valid FSINFO signature.
<4>Found signature1 0xdcae8021 signature2 0x33dd411a sector=47585.
<4>VFS: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem on dev 03:45.
<4>cloop: Initializing cloop v2.01
<6>cloop: loaded (max 128 devices)
/dev/hda2 on / type ext2 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
/proc on /proc type proc (rw)
/dev/pts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
/proc/bus/usb on /proc/bus/usb type usbdevfs (rw,devmode=0666)
Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 961.1M 126.8M 785.5M 14% /
LANG="C"
COUNTRY="us"
LANGUAGE="us"
CHARSET="iso8859-1"
KEYTABLE="us"
XKEYBOARD="us"
MOUSE_FULLNAME="USB Optical Mouse"
MOUSE_DEVICE="/dev/input/mice"
SOUND_FULLNAME="OPTi Audio 16:AUX0"
SOUND_DRIVER="mad16"
SOUND_FULLNAME="OPTi Audio 16:Game Port"
SOUND_DRIVER="mad16"
SOUND_FULLNAME="OPTi Audio 16:MPU401"
SOUND_DRIVER="mad16"
SOUND_FULLNAME="OPTi Audio 16:OPTi Audio 16"
SOUND_DRIVER="mad16"
XSERVER="XFree86"
XMODULE="s3virge"
XDESC="ViRGE/DX or /GX"
FLOPPY_FULLNAME='3.5" 1.44MB floppy drive'
FLOPPY_DEVICE="/dev/fd0"
FLOPPY_DRIVER="unknown"
BOOT_IMAGE=Linux
ro
root=302
hda=scsi
hdb=scsi
hdc=scsi
hdd=scsi
hde=scsi
hdf=scsi
hdg=scsi
hdh=scsi
apm=power-off
nomce
noapic
 
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R

RayLopez99

[]

I also want to install OpenOffice 1.0, which is the only thing that
will run on this old hardware...

On second thought, I think I'll recommend that only .RTF format be
used...that's good enough. "Beevor" and "Ted" are two RTF editors in
DamnSmallLinux that seem to work (though TED just crashed on me, when
I clicked on the "recently opened" link--you have to not use it and
simply use the 'open' menu--stuff like this is typical of amateur
slopware/ freeware, but you get what you pay for).

RL
 
J

John Doe

RayLopez99 said:
OK, live and learn. Repost since my first post got lost when
Firefox unexpectedly disappeared from my Linux screen. But not
blaming Linux (Damn Small Linux) since I have a Pentium II with
1 GB (!) hd and a few sticks of RAM. Can't expect much.

Anyway, like I was saying I did get the Linux box connected to
the internet, using the ethernet card, and both Windows and
Linux boxes are working as I type this through the same ADSL
modem. Nice.

Yeah, but why are you posting new and again cross posting this to
the homebuilt personal computer group.
--
 
M

Mike Easter

John Doe wrote:
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.setup, alt.comp.linux,
alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
RayLopez99
Yeah, but why are you posting new and again cross posting this to
the homebuilt personal computer group.

If you are opposed to crossposting, as am I, then you shouldn't
crosspost at all yourself, including replies to crossposted messages.

A trollishly crossposted message doesn't deserve to have its
'newsgroups' line content respected -- which is part of the reason that
very very few messages should be crossposted in the first place and
approximately zero replies to such messages should be so crossposted.
 
R

RayLopez99

If you only need to prepare and read documents, have you considered
abiword instead?

        <http://www.abisource.COM/>

Yes, I would like to try this program. Can you please tell me how to
install it? It would literally be my first Linux program I installed
(other than what I did with RHAT over 10 years ago, which I don't
remember). Would it, for example (I am using default directory names
that came with installation for Damn Small Linux) go under "/sbin"?
Do I log in under 'root' (http://www.linfo.org/root.html), then what,
drag and drop (i.e., copy) the executable binary I download from
abisource.com to what directory?

Thanks in advance,

RL
 
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RayLopez99

If you are opposed to crossposting, as am I, then you shouldn't
crosspost at all yourself, including replies to crossposted messages.

Then are you opposed to SymLink (linking) files in Unix too?

RL
 
M

Mike Easter

RayLopez99 said:
Mike Easter


Then are you opposed to SymLink (linking) files in Unix too?

I am talking about (not) crossposting news messages. I am not
interested in talking about SymLink. Or recipes and their
cross-referencing.

Do you have any intention whatsoever in determining the mobo and ram
potential and what is and is not populating which available ram slots in
this P54C comp3 DT desktop?
 
J

J G Miller

Yes, I would like to try this program. Can you please tell me how to
install it?

Abiword is available as a myDSL extension, so you install it through the
myDSL extensions framework.


Full instructions for how to install software available in the myDSL
extensions repository should be consulted at

<http://www.damnsmalllinux.ORG/wiki/index.php/Installing_MyDSL_Extensions>


A list of all the software available in the myDSL extensions repository
is available at

<http://distro.ibiblio.ORG/pub/linux/distributions/damnsmall/mydsl/>
 
R

ray

Yes, I would like to try this program. Can you please tell me how to
install it? It would literally be my first Linux program I installed
(other than what I did with RHAT over 10 years ago, which I don't
remember). Would it, for example (I am using default directory names
that came with installation for Damn Small Linux) go under "/sbin"? Do I
log in under 'root' (http://www.linfo.org/root.html), then what, drag
and drop (i.e., copy) the executable binary I download from
abisource.com to what directory?

Thanks in advance,

RL

Hey NoBalls - there is a reason that Linux distributions have
'repositories' and 'package managers'. This ain't MS - it's easy.
 
R

RayLopez99

Hey NoBalls - there is a reason that Linux distributions have
'repositories' and 'package managers'. This ain't MS - it's easy.

well if it's so fucing easy why don't you tell me (not details but big
picture) how to do it?

"thanks in advance" (I know I won't be hearing from you again, because
it's sooo easy, right?)

RL
 
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ray

well if it's so fucing easy why don't you tell me (not details but big
picture) how to do it?

"thanks in advance" (I know I won't be hearing from you again, because
it's sooo easy, right?)

RL

I did.
 
A

Alister Ware

well if it's so fucing easy why don't you tell me (not details but big
picture) how to do it?

"thanks in advance" (I know I won't be hearing from you again, because
it's sooo easy, right?)

RL


Ray seems to have a issue with helping people to learn that the Windoze
way is not the only way.
most linux distributions have some form of "Package Manager" these enable
packages to be downloaded & installed directly from a "Repository" on the
internet.
if a package is not available in the repository for your distro then an
installation file can usually be found in the correct format for your
distro.

Debian based distros use apt-get as a package manager & .deb files for
instalation

Red hat (& fedora) use yum as a package manager & the RPM format for
packages

DSL uses its own form of package management & J G Miller has already
given you a link to its documentation page <http://www.damnsmalllinux.ORG/
wiki/index.php/Installing_MyDSL_Extensions>

I would suggest that before trying to create an extreme installation
( & squeezing an os into limited hardware is extreme) you might find it
beneficial to learn on a more mainstream distro with more up-to date
hardware first
 
R

RayLopez99

DSL uses its own form of package management & J G Miller has already
given you a link to its documentation page <http://www.damnsmalllinux.ORG/
wiki/index.php/Installing_MyDSL_Extensions>

I looked at this link and could not find anything. Can you please
tell me where info on how to install is for DSL? Is it here? Which
command here: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/packages.html

Where do you put the binary executables (assuming I download something
already compiled)?
I would suggest that before trying to create an extreme installation
( & squeezing an os into limited hardware is extreme) you might find it
beneficial to learn on a more mainstream distro with more up-to date
hardware first
--

No, please help me with what I have. The pot of gold is always on the
other side of the rainbow, I know. Windows is the same way (each new
release is progressively better); but the sign of a good OS is if it
works now, with what I got.

Please help.

RL
 
J

J G Miller

I looked at this link and could not find anything.

Not even the second paragraph section titled

*Installing From A MyDSL Repository*


Which part of the instructions on that page, did you not understand?

QUOTE

Installing From A MyDSL Repository

The way to do this is through the use of the
MyDSL Extension Browser.

This tool is available from a desktop icon, from the desktop menu

under Apps -> Tools

or by using the command

mydslPanel.lua

(or the new one: mydslBrowser.lua).

Steps:

Make sure you are logged in as user dsl

Open the MyDSL Extension Browser

Select the category[1] you want to browse

Select the package you want.

An Info box will appear (please read the info file[2] of each
package you select)

Press the Download button

The extension will be automatically downloaded to the directory specified
in .mydsl_dir (default is /tmp), checked for corruption, and then installed.

If the package includes a desktop icon and/or menu item, those will also
be added automatically.

UNQUOTE

And does not the attentive reader find it "odd" that RayLopez99
did not respond to my posting, but only now complains that he cannot
find the details on the provided link which tells him exactly what
he needs to do to install the software when somebody else points
out that his plea for help has already been answered in another posting?
 
R

ray

I looked at this link and could not find anything. Can you please tell
me where info on how to install is for DSL? Is it here? Which command
here: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/packages.html

Where do you put the binary executables (assuming I download something
already compiled)?

I don't understand why you insist on making things more complicated than
they are.

First choice - your package manager for whatever distro you run - it will
fully install your choices.

If you 'need' something not in the repository, you have several choices.
Generally, you do not download a precompiled executable - but if you do,
you can put it anywhere you like. In order to not have to specify it's
location, put it somewhere in your PATH. Good places would be: /bin, /usr/
bin or /yourhome/bin. If you download the source, there will be
instructions: often you do ./configure followed by make and finally 'make
install' - which completes the install and puts the executable where you
can use it.
No, please help me with what I have. The pot of gold is always on the
other side of the rainbow, I know. Windows is the same way (each new
release is progressively better); but the sign of a good OS is if it
works now, with what I got.

OK, so read the DSL documentation.
 
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Baho Utot

ray wrote:

[putolin]
If you 'need' something not in the repository, you have several choices.
Generally, you do not download a precompiled executable - but if you do,
you can put it anywhere you like. In order to not have to specify it's
location, put it somewhere in your PATH. Good places would be: /bin, /usr/
bin

Yes that would be a great place for a precompiled trojan.
 
R

RayLopez99

And does not the attentive reader find it "odd" that RayLopez99
did not respond to my posting, but only now complains that he cannot
find the details on the provided link which tells him exactly what
he needs to do to install the software when somebody else points
out that his plea for help has already been answered in another posting?

Shutup. This is the fabled "Linux community"? A bunch of whiners,
not winners.

The confusion was because of YOUR truncated link. The correct link
is: http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Installing_MyDSL_Extensions

Please make a note of it.

And thanks for your meager help. I'll find something else to ask
about later, assuming, as is always likely with hobbyware, I cannot
figure out how to install something. Already I'm unclear about what a
'repository' of installations is, but I surmise it must be recommended
software that fits with the D.S.L. system requirements or some such.
Proving that you cannot, like in Windows, install any third-party
software in your Linux system. It has to be from an "approved" list.
But I'll cross that bridge when I complain about it.

RL
 
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RayLopez99

I don't understand why you insist on making things more complicated than
they are.

First choice - your package manager for whatever distro you run - it will
fully install your choices.

OK, got that. Saw the link--I was on the wrong link (wrong page)
before.

If you 'need' something not in the repository, you have several choices.

Aha! This is confusing. I'm not logged in yet, but it would help if
you could please explain what it means "not in the repository". Is
there a recommended list of programs "in the repository" that you
should first check out before installing some third party software in
Damn Small Linux? I have no problems with that, BTW. It limits your
choices but it also is safer since you know the "repository" programs
will work with your distro.

RL
 

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