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#1 2011-04-05 09:28:35

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shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

SliTaz is a tiny Linux with 31 mB long operating system which expands in the drams when you use livecd.

Its simple and slick. Not much to learn. Its for ethernet and uses netmanager to connect. which means wireless WiFi/n is an after thought.

So, SliTaz is slightly confused about WiFi/n and its architecture in linux operating system. slitaz can detect WiFi chipset, fine. SliTaz has WiFi drivers, fine. SliTaz has dhcp in netmanager, fine. Slitaz can not automatically connect(dhcp gateway router) after booting, not good.

Radio of WiFi has to be on to be connected. Connection can not be locked. ip address lost/changed, connection will end. So, when we propose radio off to allow more people to use router, each time radio is back on dhcp has to get ip address to stay connected, until radio is off again. Microsoft still did not understand radio off and consequential sequential connection script has to be, yet.

What is missing is the sequencing script to bypass netmanager. WiFi/b/g/n must be hardware detected by itself. Using kernel drivers to detect and install WiFi. The radio will list all the available hotspots(no where to be found in SliTaz). Then you can select the non-encripted hotspot to connect automatically. Obtain an ip address from the gateway router. You do not need signal strength and quality indicator, but you need an connected icon in any tray in anybar. Once connected to the internet, SliTaz can then launch browser no matter how simple, as long as it can display mpeg4/h.264 codes; you may still need text and html4 for most webpages of today.

So, expect SliTaz to separate out WiFi and make it a priority in connection to internet, immediately after booting. In really old laptops, SliTaz has to use pcmcia 16 bit WiFi such as Lucent OriNOCO, which it has drivers already. Most of those laptops had a 80 mB memory limit. SliTaz may need a swap file in 16 bit pcmcia card reader of 256 mB cf card.

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#2 2011-04-05 09:44:40

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

The future of SliTaz is infinite for older laptops(80 mB memory limit). WiFi/b is the future of such operating system. There is a home for Slitaz, because older laptops do still have good batteries, and pcmcia(two slots) for expanding its resources.

The two most important pcmcia devices are WiFi/b and card reader of 16 bit 5v limitation.

What SliTaz has to sell is the many floppy disks to load SliTaz into those older laptops without cdrom. They are old so no USB either. Floppy 1.44 mB may have to go to 1.8 mB to save a few disks.

Eliminating ethernet and external modem may save a few codes in the length of SliTaz, too. Many least popular WiFi drivers can be eliminated also, since 802.11/n is now covering all the older standards. OriNOCO/avaya, Bcm4318, Ralink2870 and Realtek8190 are the few survived. Anyway, people can buy them on ebay to fit SliTaz. No use supporting WiFi manufacturers that had since gone out of business.

Adding security codes of ssl3.0 and TLS1.0 may get any browser into mobile online banking(text only).

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#3 2011-04-06 15:39:07

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

WiFi is like ethernet using dhcp to connect and locked to the gateway router, and send and receive data from browser.

So, if connect did not use dhcp to the profile of hotspot to lock the connect, wiFi does not connect at all to the gateway router.

In netmanager, you might have dialup modem(ppp and dialer) and eth0 and wlan0/1. You need disable or  disconnect to switch off one device to start connect with another communication device.

This also require a repair command to disable wifi to enable wifi then dhcp to get an ip address from the wifi router to lock the connect status. Repair network connection is necessary for any router not cisco, when data rate is swtiching all the time and ip address maybe corrupted during data rate change.

A word of caution. on 24 mbps data rate, Rx resend is 80,000 for 20,000 packet count. At 18 mbps, Rx resend was 20,000 or less for 10,000 packet count. Higher data rate may need more wait state to synchronize atm data fidelity. According to Einstein's theory of relativity, wait state(router radio signal to wifi/n digital cache) for faster clock depends on the distance from your router to your computer to have enough time or clock cycle to get the data sync'd. Longer wait state is an overhead that slows down data communications, but resend packets is much more of a severe punishment.

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#4 2011-04-06 17:51:48

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

Too soon to make a conclusion. But SliTaz with only 31 mB of compressed codes does not run on squarshfs. So, when uncompressed codes are loaded on the drams, you need 90 mB just for the operating system from the livecd.

To run the sliTaz operating system, you need 16 mb extra for data execution. Then you need 48 mB for swap file in the drams to process data to and fro L2 cache. So the bare system needs 160 mB of drams. If you use USB drives of 256 mB, you use 16 mB of drams for execution area, leave the operating system on the USB drive and a swap file larger than 48 mB. You might get away with a super slim laptop.

K6III cpu might have to be used for Pentium I substitute. I don't remember cpu adaptors that can switch frequency for cpu speeds, its been so long ago.  I used k6III for many happy years, before swtiching to PIII and P4..

No one proposed using squarshfs on SliTaz operating system, because you still needs at least 96 mB of drams. You are better off, using USB drive to run Slitaz executing data only in drams.

I would say use 256 mB for SliTaz, but alas, 512 mB seemed to be better if you use internet only.. I still go back to Win95c(stability) for really old laptopss. IE5.5 for google webpages. flash 6.0 may work better if I ever download it to iE5.5.?

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#5 2011-04-06 17:57:06

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

Is SliTaz good for universal languge application, meaning icons substituted for multilanguages.

It maybe much simpler than austrumi with multi languages of GUI files. Just a dictionary for english words in other language, or using Google translation from the internet on each webpage?

Or remove all english words explaning icon functions, leaving icon grapically substitute for any language. Some icon maybe changed so all languages are graphically represented by gestures(one function into another function). Or emotions(stop, resume or start). or symbolical colors(applications of tasks or jobs)?

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#6 2011-06-20 18:45:11

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

Since  Austrumi 2.30 works with its netmanager for mini pci WiFi cards and drivers, SliTaz can also be connected to internet.

Use the same netmanager version, has select for wlan0 to mini pci bus. Has list of wifi hotspots to select to connect. drivers are automatically installed. Then click on dhcp to get router(192.168.0.1) assigned class c private ip address(192.168.0.xxx). Then you just launch the browser and you are on the internet.

Unfortunately, wlan0 does not go to USB wifi or pcmcia wifi cards or drivers. You have to add USB0 and pcmcia0 to go to those wifi drivers.

If your tablet wifi lost connection or refused to download webpages, you have to use repair feature in the drivers to reconnect to the router with a new ip address acknowledgement that can be read correctly in received packet. Microsoft autoupdate may have auto repair if RX packet checksum is wrong, soon I hope.

SliTaz may have to fix its netmanager GUI in cooking version.

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#7 2011-08-29 10:33:39

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

SliTaz 3.0 stable(2.6.33) is now working on Compaq M700(320 mB), with DWA642 pcmcia card.

Netbox, to wifi manager to auto detect to ath9k drivers and install the 38 b43 firmware files then scan hotspots(unsecured, no encryption) and connect then launch Modiri browser.

SliTaz cooking is using kernel 2.6.37. It may have problems with xvesa laptops with ATI video.

So. it has now a good solution, saving many laptops of 500 mhz and better for cloud computing.

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#8 2011-09-02 17:36:21

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

So, you found out kernel 2.6.37 cooking.iso does not have vesa 791 or 792 anymore? The distro endup at a tty1 bash(list of commands) terminal in text. No xinit possible because xorg does not support mesa or xvesa. You have to download a video driver to get xinit to go to desktop.

The trick is to go back to stable, by installing /dev/xvesa drivers in place of new xorg /usr drivers. Get back the x11 desktop, then work out the 2.6.37 apps using gnome tool kit?

I am back on the stable version, thank god. working out some of the pcmcia wifi cards and orinoco_cs drivers. Its good for stripped down laptops of 300 mhz up cpus.

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#9 2011-09-06 18:53:54

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

If you think of how Slitaz or Linux handle using more than one wifi pc-card in one session, you may be surprised.

The first wifi card is wlan0. No problem. You take the card out and insert the second wifi card, and it is now eth1. The third wifi card you use is eth2.

But one silver orinoco card was autodetected as ath5k drivers, after you loaded orinoco_cs(wlan0) and did not work. You have to select eth1 to list the hotspots in SliTaz. And connect to the gateway router with eth1.

Confusing? No, just a way to assign more cards in the same session of internet surfing.

For newbies, this might be learning about SliTaz. For distros, this info will need to be identified in the wifi manager script. Windows also use eth6(not wlan5) if you changed enough wifi cards in the network manager.

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#10 2011-09-07 08:16:24

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

SliTaz clock is a mystery of how to use. It was set to 1943 and no script to change it.

It never appeared to me to use Linux command hwclock. Time zone had to be set too.

I wish the SliTaz developers would add a few script to do the clock automatically. by hwclock to sys. That is if you have the hardware clock already set by windows. Otherwise you have to set the hardware clock in SliTaz. Sys clock is just a display of hardware clock.

Its logical that Gmail and all other email would use hardware clock where email is generated and not time zone clock on the server to be converted to local time.

Once that is cleared up, time and date stamp would have the town location stamped too.

SliTaz needs a gui to set the hardware clock and time zone or town name. If the cmos clock was set by windows, sitaz digital clock will show the system clock. If you just change cmos battery, and no windows, then you have to set the clock by hwclock command and its options in a bash terminal.

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#11 2011-09-13 22:40:45

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

The only thing that SliTaz can do, is to have data storage on USB 2.0/1.1 bus. All apps can save and edit data on the flash card. Then slitaz is compatible with tablets and their architecture. 

SliTaz touch pad can have drag and drop to save on flash card  in file manager..

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#12 2011-09-14 18:47:27

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

SliTaz 3.0 stable was the March 2011 cooking.iso. Not the May cooking version of 2011.

Its important to know SliTaz is i386( no write back from i586 cpu). The file system should be ext2, no journaling system. This prevents errors in the future if you install it on hdd. Livecd kept codes from corruption, each time you boot, it is a reinstall without data errors. So, shaking down SliTaz had not much of bugs, except accumulative wifi drivers loading and firmware install.

There should be some architecture accommodation of USB key.

DVDRW should not be allowed once USB key takes over data storage.

Once Wifi connects on free hotspot, Midori browser is the only concern. SliTaz is quite usable.

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#13 2011-09-22 10:15:01

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

How to use SliTaz 3.0 stable? For WiFi speed on internet with Midori? 1-2 mbps easily with /b wifi pc-card on pcmcia bus.

You need a list of wifi pc-cards that can run orinoco_cs drivers on SliTax. a 2004 list of cards supported is ideal for buying bargains on ebay. Here is the list:

http://pcmcia-cs.Sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS

A few favorite WiFi 5v 16 bit cards using orinoco_cs drivers:

Linksys wpc11v3
Cabletron(Enterasys) PCE24H
Lucent pc24E-H-FC
SpeedStream SS1021

Others run well:

Dlink DWA642/n on Ath9k and B43 firmware
Orinoco silver(2.4DS4) on orinoco_cs then ath9k then B43 firmware

If you found more compatible WiFi pc-cards, please add to this small list by reply to this post?

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#14 2011-09-26 11:05:15

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

When I got Microsoft Vista to do componentized drivers, they used XP wizard on PNPOS, not function components in browsers or desktops. And XP was single core, Vista is single or multicores.

Linux wifi drivers in kernels 2.6.30 is now componentized. first bus compatible, then /b/g/n functions in second drivers, then /g/n functions in B43 firmware. What is missing in wifi hardware can use software(firmware) to do the IEEE functions for more speed.

What is missing /g or /n in data rate speed(utility assignment) is the instructions needed in browser to use virtual /g and /n functions in software simulation that OFDM hardware orinoco did not have. Browsers have to have multi data channels for /n specs upto 24 data caches(data rate 480 mbps).

SliTaz 3.0 can use the same sets of drivers and firmware to run almost all the orinoco cards ever built base on IEEE functions in the specs. Now we only need to force some automation to startup with orinoco wifi cards for net surfing.

When you look at lsmod you see first orinoco files being listed. After you load the ath9k files. Lsmod will show you the files of some orinoco_cs drivers are being replace by ath9k files. File switching at its best. then you will install the B43 firmware. and see the files installed. Then you config the unsecured hotspot 13 channels and managed access point and start connection. Then you look at all the hotspots list radioed. You double click the free hotspot you want to connect. And you are then launching Midori browser to do some googling. It proves wifi is working.

If you do it right, SliTaz can barely do googling with 192 mB of drams. For WiFi netbook, Midori has speed dial too.

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#15 2011-09-27 12:24:34

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

When 192 mB of drams are mot sufficient for SliTaz, the midori browser can not log on to websites. The http addressbar is empty.

You have to add 64 mB of drams or more to be able to do many hours of web surfing. Or clear some memory to continue. Which SliTaz can not do easily.

On xterm, terminal will show free memory with 192 mB installed. After Midori, only 38,868 bytes left free. Not enough to run anything big. Every time you do free memory, you lose another 232 bytes of free memory. Then you will deplete all the free memory and see what happens?

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#16 2011-09-28 09:28:13

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

Ever since 2003 SanDisk introduced their cf wifi card(using host sound chipset) at CES, the componentized drivers and firmware took off. Any thing your hardware does not have you can add more speed by wifi functions in software memory.

This concept is the reason I have spend more time on older laptops. first you strip them down, then you add flash memory to add software functions to make old laptops anything you want it to be.

You can leave off hdd, and add USB or pcmcia flash cards. Then you add componentized drivers and firmware(non volatile memory). Only thing is to avoid bloated software like a plague(VMware). ie., QNX excussion into VMware.

But the trend is now established. Many operating systems are revived to be expanded again in real time packet switching. Win95 into windows9(QNX RTP added)?

SliTaz use kernel 2.4.x concole then a few wifi drivers and firmware added by using kernel mode in 2.6.x. Enough said.

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#17 2011-09-28 18:23:28

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

When slim and trim operating system works, everything is fine. But when we turn off radio on wifi to control traffic, SliTaz does not have the codes to double click to turn wifi radio back on.

My dlink dwa642 gets on hotspot then the led went off(no more radio) on SliTaz. My connection has no radio signal. Midori stopped working without radio and connection from wifi. We have to leave it on for Microsft to add codes to livecd? No. No way to repair or communicate without radio turned on. Microsoft had to wait for a new livecd to work; and work out the internet traffic control for livecd differently. Or Microsoft had to have a patch for SliTaz 3.0 to be downloaded from SliTaz repository?

The traffic control is still improving on XP and W2k. there the problem is not getting DNS servers to find website ip address soon enough, gets cut off(shut down) by Firefox connection slow response cops.

But ultimately all the operating system will have internet connection traffic control, controlled by browser not to have too much radio signals on the air. Only when you need to comunicate will you have radio on. Without radio on, no hacker can bother you. When you do have radio on, bit torrent is also on to get downloads non stop; no hacker can get on your computer either. Hopefully so.

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Livecd on cd-r in cdrom can not be corrupted. so each time you reboot, files are restored. The codes in drams can be patched each time you get on the air with your wifi. The patches can have hibernation, to retain the patches just like Microsoft autoupdated shadowed bios patches. Did I suggest shadowed bios can do wifi traffic control? I wonder?

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#18 2011-09-30 08:32:59

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

When we shake down SliTaz 3.0, we also shake down wifi cards. WiFi cards may have been zapped by improper removal from powered on computer. Or it maybe lack of use for many years and condensation on semiconductors needed to be dried off. It often is associated with overheating of the wifi card.

Radio on and hotspots are few is a defect. hotspot will not start to be connected by software. hotspot encryption is miss labeled as off. Some wifi cards were too old to have all the encryptions available to recognized them.

most of defects will be cured by leaving it on powered for weeks. You will notice when it started hotspot connection, when you are not watching. Most of the orinoco family cards may have problems due to age. Sometimes, the new drivers may have glitches hooking into old wifi cards. Some wifi cards get over written in its hardware firmware and destroyed. Drivers will not work again. You might try to rescue it on Windows system with more precise drivers.

Its been fun, but wait until Microsoft work out all the traffic control. All your many computers will all be on wifi instant on and onto the internet. If you are lucky to have wifi at home location free.

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#19 2011-10-01 21:16:40

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

After using orinoco wifi 2.4DS4 card for a while drivers ath9k not working and b43 firmware not necessary. The wifi card connected only on orinoco_cs drivers loaded and started connection. Midori browser works without crashing.. This may explain some reports that wifi cards change to not working after using Linux for a while. Now orinoco_cs drivers alone did the work.

This makes SliTaz quite usable with livecd even though everytime you have to add the http address from google search.

Clock is set in control box but you must have internet connected. The clock is UTC/GMT which needs to change to another time zone locally. This is not at all obvious. America/CET in the /usr/share/zoneinfo does not change to EDT. What gives? In terminal, ls /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/CET shows no file.

With the time now set in UTC. Its 5 hours off EDT(ahead). UTC is set in /etc/TZ to be used to set the clock from internet tick.greyware.com. To set the clock in America/New_York time zone will need to change UTC by text editor, then remaster your copy of SliTaz 3.0 livecd. Another way will be having a software to add or subtract the number of hours from UTC clock from your time zone input into the application.

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#20 2011-10-03 07:26:27

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

Now that we are onto SliTaz and its floppy boot disk, read this:

http://kmandla.wordpress.com/2010/07/23 … -of-tools/

It is obvious SliTaz was built to use SDHC cards as drive for laptops which got stripped down.

SliTaz also has USB drive install script to transfer iso file to USB drive for data storage and run the operating system from USB.

Someday, we have to avoid drams, and work with USB drives only, especially with nand flash cards. Nand flash card is divided into two parts, the 256 mB of non volatile srams and the rest of 4 gB or more in data compression storage. The sram can be used same as drams if hardware compression feature is left the way its intended(in different file system). It does not take long for nand manufacturers to work out their advantage and file system designation standards to replace drams. Some newer tablets already carved out 64-128 mB from the 256 mB of srams to run dram chores..

Footnote:
Kmandla got mentioned on tuxmachines.org very often. Writes about interesting and useful computer software on his blog.

Footnote 2:
I was foolish to throw away all my floppies last year, now I am looking to buy more. As you can see SliTaz made floppies useful as a tool to run computers with floppy drive. And internet surfing with 3G modem can use floppy operating system(Prex0.4 at 4kB long) if text browser is used.

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#21 2011-10-03 09:18:01

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

How to install SliTaz on USB drive? Mount USB drive as /dev/sda1. Then goto system tools, installer, enter all the questions. executing mkfs.ext3, 512mB is stuck at 50%. Forgot to format USB flash card to ntfs, before using installer..

Once installed, SliTaz is 100 mB uncompressed on the flash card. 128 mB has only 20 mB left free. It has a home folder, which you use to boot 'Slitaz home=usb'. Home folder has user Tux files or personal files. Since they are not compressed data, you can check to see what is there.

The mention of grub during install means when you boot USB drive, it can grub other operating system to boot on USB drive? SliTaz runs in drams, not using hdd in any way.

We are ready to be booted by floppy disk which has to download the plop software on the web. then write to a formatted floppy disk. My wifi hotspot is out of service, so i have to wait another day to finish this project.

Footnote:
Kmandla did the Floppy not to boot USB drive? You can install many different ways on the floppy to do your chores? Since the floppy can be very complex, you have to explore how the software in Slitaz works.

SliTaz USB drive can not be booted by bios boot order. It has to be booted by Floppy disk then use cheat code SliTaz Hpme=USB.

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#22 2011-10-04 18:17:09

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

After going around a few times, slitaz floppy boot disk had no way to format floppy or write the operating system.

So, downloaded slitaz 'floppy-grub4dos' and write with rawwrite0.7 in W2k. Formated the floppy in my computer too. The result id a floppy that can boot and can boot to USB1 or 2 even force USB1,1. But the slitaz installer can not load the operating system into drams to boot. There were no data transfer led light indication other than the power is on the USB drive if 128 mB reader. The way grub4dos boot manger works is to change boot order by setting some storage device to No BOOT.

So, how to get grub4dos to load the sitaz from usb drive to drams is the trick?

Have to search more on the procedure that grub4dos works?

Its been fun, but google has too many wrong discussions going on booting usb drive.

Its apparent that slitaz on usb drive, did not have autorun software to start loading the boot process like the iso file on the cdrom. Grub4dos did turn on the usb drive, but no software is launched to do autorun of the slitaz operating system?

With floppy boot, the dos is in the drams, when you boot usb drive, you have to move dos to upper memory to be deleted later. then slitaz linux will be the operating system beginning in memory address 100.. So, we have to have more help for many distro developers. Linux open source developers left too many programming not working.

footnote:
Installshield 2012(3 mB long) is the latest autorun software developed over the years. It can remove the software installed by autorun later. It is suggested autorun module for USB drives which are removable. It could install an operating system from a floppy, if it is simple enough and uses virtual operating system in USB drive, not in floppy. It is obvious the install shield is buried in the uSB drive starting at the 63rd sectors just like hdd system starting sector. When floppy turn on the  uSB drive it will start to load from the 63rd sector of iso file installer.

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#23 2011-10-07 08:12:30

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

All that fundamental issues discussed was because the cheat code boot: slitaz is not in the kernel image of the livecd slitaz 3.0 stable. cheat codes are important short cut to install operating system options.

boot: slitaz home=usb irqpoll eject

The cheat code is slitaz home=usb irqpoll eject(stop livecd booting at the language selection stage)

Boot: boot:slitaz is not in the kernel image.

More on cheat codes for slitaz:

http://doc.slitaz.org/en:handbook:livecd

To familiar yourself with cheat codes, you have to try it before booting the livecd.

Once livecd is ejected, liveusb took over.'

This procedure means floppy boot to usb has to use livecd in cdrom. If you have cdrom to boot, no need of booting floppy for slitaz. Livecd just mounted usb drive which is sdb1. You can then store anything in slitaz on the usb drive making changes persistant in your ram operating system. This you have to try out bit by bit how sdb1 data storage works in the ram operating system.

Can you boot from sdb1 without the livecd? sdb1 must be mounted in the floppy booting disk to boot slitaz?

More info on cheat codes of slitaz? irqpoll to do sequential cheat codes in the order of priority of irq 1-15; so codes are done in time. Resolution cheat codes are done early.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/slitaz/pxe/2.0/enopts.txt

USB drive when cd was ejected is sda1 mounted, and is written to in recorded time when you browse the files.

We now know what happened to boot with USB drive that livecd installed on the sd card.

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#24 2011-10-07 16:06:15

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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

SliTaz wifi manager may indicate the wrong encryption on/off due to older wifi cards not recognizing the hotspot encryption types.

Also, that wifi manager reports from the wifi cards and maybe inaccurate if card is very old such as orinoco cards of many brands.

The sensitivity of unsecured hotspot is different from home router of a few feet away It may be distant, on the street or other location such as parking lot. The wifi cards may need to really warm up to have signals read by more sensitive transistors when hot. Some times orinoco wifi cards may take a few hours to warm up enough to get free hotspot connected. Once warmed up the connection is steady and constant.

The way to use livecd is really to turn it on(warm up) and never turn it off(get cold). And USB data storage replacing hdd works better(no moving parts). Try a few software download from the internet and stored in mounted USB drive sda1(50-100-200kBps on 333 mhz cpu, 256 mB of drams)?

Using cloud computing means search google for websites you can use for your applications. You do not need packages on your desktop. Livecd can be removed from you dvd/cdrom, and mount it(devices in system tools) to play movies or burn new data for indexed infinite storage.

There is nothing wrong with tiny Linux to do interrnet. It may have a few quirks due to lack of logic to distinguish details. But once get on the internet, the browser can do its job; so free wifi connection is the only important item on your old laptop? And SliTaz can use all the cheap used orinoco pc-cards of different brands.

Once, you stopped adding packages, Slitaz is approved to surf internet with Midori as its browser.. You connect wifi card to hotspot and leave wifi manager on desktop screen to verify if browser not connected. Browser will be left on all day all night to be used instantly. If powerline has glitches to corrupt your browser;, then you need a powerline filter maybe several sections in series; if near a heavily industrialized area.

We now have an operating system that works with orinoco wifi cards. add swap on USB drive, the dram requirement may go down to 128 mB(16mB execution, 64 mB compresssed operating system, 48mB swap from 756 mB USB swap) if developers will work on the swap file(756 mB). If you are lucky to have a working battery, it can be used for uninterruped operation with hibernation kicked on 100% charged battery take over..

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#25 2011-10-10 13:30:07

atang1
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Re: shaking down SliTaz cooking.iso ? WiFi net manager for laptops ?

After using it with less memory, the installer verbose stopped at places where memory was exhausted. And we realized that boot with cheat codes can help to do less steps on the desktop. Installing orinoco wifi pc-card is one of the benefit. And launch the midori browser could be also.

Cheat codes can do keyboard and keymap by time zone locale?

Austrumi for a while had made up scripts to do cheat codes. Language is locale or time zone. keyboard or keymap with a little intuition(artificial intelligence of continent)? Digital cameras are beginning to use world map for time zones assignment.

How many scripts do you need to select one for your operating system? It will be interesting when livecd is used continuously for years in ram only and SD cards for data storage? You pnly need to do selection of cheat codes once in your life time? Selection of cheat codes to make up a script? Why not?

Once browser is launched, real work begins. Old laptops put to work cheap.

If ram got corrupted, do you reinstall livecd by cheat codes? Yes with SD card ready for mounting and install.

Footnote:
The browser should be able to import bookmarks in sets of interest from a website that supports SliTaz browser operating system.

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