User Feedback :: dsl4410 fluxbox
I have been enjoying dsl 4410..(p3-600/256meg) I am customizing fluxbox on a thumb and although most things seem to work fine I have a few issues I do not know how to resolve.
here is a screenshot of the desktop so far.
The first and biggest issue is the pppdialer...when I open it and click config a dialog appears but any choice (create,reconfig,delete) causes it to disappear..is this a bug? I do not know how to create an account manually
so no internet..I had no issues with previous versions of the dialer and config...perhaps it is fixed in a newer version or will be
the second issue is the program wmrack..at boot it appears as a tiny window in the upper left of the screen which I have to kill.. then if I open from the mydsl menu it appears docked and functions...and I like it. The drawer and clock boot docked in the slit. I added the three to fluxbox.inc and xinitrc ...this is likely solveable but I am currently at a loss.
the third issue is xcdroast..although the included works I decided to try xcdroast...it is available at boot but settings are not saved..I do not know how to get the unc and uci extensions to boot with previous config..the files are still in home... this may apply to opera also but I have no internet so did not test. I did not quite understand the file tool method if that is the issue.
I would like to see stardict as an available extension and also dia diagram program...dia is in the repository as a .dsl but does not work for 4410..the osmo calendar is also a good simple cal with notes. but jpilot is working fine
I added mount/umounts to the drawer..click the cd icon and the cd is mounted, emelfm opens and lists the content in the left pane. with music cd I just click play on the rack..to umount I click the ball below..I like this desktop but it needs work
any thoughts appreciated..
Thanks Tobiaus...very much
The "- w " is correct..I added to .xinitrc and rebooted...I now boot to fluxbox via restore=sda1 and the rack is docked along with the drawer and clock.
can you expliain how to save settings for xcdroast..it is available from the menu when I boot but does not remember the settings and I need to as root setup again after boot ....the xcdroast config file is still in home dir....I was hopeing to have it available to user at boot.
edit: as it turns out xcdroast is not a burner like k3b...I could not get k3b to work so grabbed xcdroast...I was wanting to burn folders...the onboard seems to add files but not folders...which is fine generally speaking but backups sometimes requires folders of files..Hmmm
Oh the burner does do folders...SPACEBAR...ok
I added files and then created an image which is in temp.
when I click write data cd it pops up a dialog that says done hit a key, hitting a key opens the burner drawer. but the image is not burned.
the cdrom is primary slave and the cdwriter is second primary
the writer is mountable as /mnt/auto/cdrom1
the options in cdw were altered to that efect.ie cd-rw device /dev/cdrom1
how do I get this burner to function for me???HELP
thanks again for the -w as it has made my day on some level
well a final post for now I guess
on my last thumb all worked well and I wanted to update the browser.
but .dsl is replaced with new extensions requireing a new install. OK
dsl 4410 is nice and I like my new drawer but although I have a new thumb and browser the dialer is not playing nice so no connection.
so I can live with that. if the burner would work.
well the burner does not seem to recognize the second optical drive. I can mount the drive and view files /mnt/auto/cdrom1..in the options for crw I can change cd-rw device to cdrom1 or /dev/cdrom1 or dev/hdb, /dev/hdc..I have an image .iso but cnnot create data cd.
so I love the desktop but no dia...ok use paint.
No dictionary..stardict..ok..no need..replace with a backgammon game.
I'm back to I want the burner and the internet would be nice..
solveable likely with help.
will move along and check back I guess
Damn....small and beautiful..but.damn
Had some sleep..
Ok I booted the dsl thumb on this computer which has a single multi drive and the burner works great...so I need to figure out what to put in the options for the burner so that it recognizes the second drive on the other machines.
I also tested xine and watched part of a dvd at 50 %..at100% I get a few drop frames..this is p3-650 with 512 meg. curious if the limitation is due to vesa? as I play full screen dvd on this unit with xine..perhaps it is the thumb drive bottleneck somewhere...Hmmm
so I am impressed that I can boot on another machine with the thumb and also that the burner and xine work
so now I need to work on the dialer...not sure why it disappears...in a terminal the only warning is something about? fltk being a reduced set of tools?..I downloaded vwdial as an extension and will see if I can figure that out..
so Question 1: what settings do I modify in crw for second optical drive
-just cd-rw device or also cdrom device?
Question 2: is the disappearing dialer config a bug or an issue on this install?
Question 3: is vwdial already installed? is the downloaded extension a good idea?
Thanks..it's comming along now