Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Oct. 14 2007,23:50
|Quote (Mule @ Oct. 14 2007,16:05)|
|First of all kudos. DSL is really coming along nicely.|
1. The MyDSL Extension dialog seems to have a bug. It works if you use the DSL start menu item and navigate to it. However, I boot from a USB stick and if I browse to "MyDSL app" (on sda1) through the file system and double-click it, I cannot download new appications. I receive a "Non DSL User error." message after being prompted for a download location.
Not a bug, but likely a limitation of the filesystem being used. If booted from sda1 then it is owned by user root. With 4.0 need mydsl/ owned by dsl.staff. The 4.0 default usb pendrive installation creates two partitions to handle this. The first larger one owned by dsl.staff and a second smaller partition owned by root.
DSL uses a tiny Kdrive X server. Check what your card/monitor supports by using the Xvesa -listmodes commmand to get the appropriate vga code to use as a boot time option. Or use the Xvesa button in the DSL panel.
2. I also use a large monitor (1920x1280) - It would be nice but not mandatory to support this resolution.
Navigate to Apps->System->Mouse folder to change mouse speed. Or directly with mouse-config.lua
3. My larger resolution makes it apparent that when speeding up the mouse, the mouse pointer moves a larger number of pixels at a time. This makes it very hard to say, click on a '+' sign in the file browser. Is it possible to have the mouse move a smaller number of pixels the slower it is moved by the user?
I agree, I have been using the xpdf.uci in the repository. I am leaning towards removing some of these applications.
4. I love that xpdf is open source. However, it supports such an old version of the Adobe PDF spec that PDF's created with the latest PDF creator software do not always render properly. Is there anything other PDF reader that fits your size requirements and work with more recent PDF specs?
Finally, I have to say I have been a C Windows developer for the last 15 years and of all the fancy linux distributions, DSL is the only one that has made me really WANT to switch. In fact, I'd love to help develop some of the UCI/DSL modules (maybe assist in improving #4 above). Could you please let me know maybe the 'first three resources' I should start reading or studying to get started? Thanks and again, good work.
Get a copy of the Official DSL Book. ;)
The Wiki has much information as well as posting in the mydsl extension area.