Release Candidates :: DSL v3.2 RC3

DSL v3.2RC3 is now ready for testing.

Cumulative Change Log:

* Updted Broadcomm 10/100 module b44.o
* New allow boot option desktop=xxx to override backup.
* New alsa.unc and automated Alsa sound card detection.
* Added qemu-img, dsl-windows.bat and updated readme.txt for dsl-embedded.
* Fixed Stats missing processes.
* Fixed Emelfm Superuser from menu.
* Dropped Synaptic & Enable Apt from menus - use Synaptic and dsl-dpkg extensions.
* Dropped Update to GNU Utils from menu - use gnu-itils.unc or gnu-utils.dsl.
* Updated dsl2unc to remove WORK directory upon completion.
* Added wpasupplicant.
* New Mouse Config Lua GUI.
* Added default tone generator for XMMS.
* Improved MyDSL download via the Lua GUI - implemented server side parsing.
* Moved powerdown to use standard rc scripts.
* New dsl-dpkg.unc and adjustments to core.
* dsl-pendrive.bat for Qemu to detect booted pendrive.
* dsl2unc converter
* Updated madwifi-ng modules.
* Updated busybox with >2GB file support.
* New Cron - A perl cron, with new boot option 'cron' and toggle from control panel.
* New boot option "checkfs".  Usage: dsl 2 checkfs - for frugals: dsl 2 toram checkfs
* Simplified MyDSL structure using the level 1 default autoscanned /mydsl directory or user specified level one directory which contains extensions, and optionally the 'optional' subdirectory and/or a 'modules' subdirectory. Dropped now unneeded 'modules' boot time option and support for extensions at level 1.
* New mkmydsl - Simplified Custom iso maker now even easier than before and supports new MyDSL layout and works for both isolinux and syslinux CD versions. Also supports booting with toram or not. On low resource machines boot with:   dsl base norestore mydsl{=hdXY{/dirname}}
* Updated MyDSL to support direct downloading to all supported and mounted drives/directories.
* Added volume setting to persist via .umix
* Added default Netscape to call Firefox
* Added a default .desktop to /etc/skel for better hard drive support.
* Updated to add .xserverrc to /etc/skel for better hard drive support.
* Fixed bad default X & Y for Aterm.lnk
* Fixed hard drive install permmision problem on /opt/.mydsl_dir
* For hard drive installs, perform regenerate and modules.dep only upon first boot.
* Updated "Getting Started" with the new MyDSL simplified directory structure.
* Updated Qemu to 0.8.2 - dropped 60MB virtual hard drive - read the new readme.txt!

Enjoy -


Download here.

Updated files that are likely in your backup.


If alsa.unc and gnu-utils.unc are in your mydsl search path and the alsa boot option is present, then alsa sound wil be auto detected and setup during system boot up.
I'm not sure if this is 3.2 RC specific because I never tried it before, but...

Using the right-click menu apps/net/microcom resulted in the display flashing but nothing else happening - I was expecting a terminal program to be able to "talk" to a modem??

I like the sound of the alsa auto-detect on boot - on an ancient system that I'm trying to intoduce to DSL, I just don't have enough space to include both alsa.unc and gnu-utils.unc on the boot device (I use samba to connect to a network drive after boot) - is it possible to initiate the auto-detect after boot?
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