DSLinux does not work, and it only shows a white screen.

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  1. hellothere231
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    I have a Acekard 2i. Following the instructions, I put the linux folder and the dslinux nds file in the root of my SD card. Whenever I try to run it, it just shows a white screen. I also have no ram expansion. What should I do?
     
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    Did you try DLDI patching the file? Anyway, DSLinux is almost completely useless if you don't have a RAM expansion. Most things crash, and you can't even connect to the Wi-Fi.
     
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    My Acekard 2i has Auto-DLDI. Most cards do nowadays. So yes, I have DLDI patched the file.
     
  4. Another World

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    try turning off the softreset hooks.

    in the past some users had an issue with the akaio dldi that was fixed by using the official acekard kernel dldi file. might want to try that as well.

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    Well, why do you want to run DSLinux in the first place? Can you use other homebrew or something?
     
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    Yes, I can run other homebrew.
     
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    i don't see how that is any of your business nor how that furthers the conversation. why be confrontational with the OP. the reasons behind their question are not our concern.

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    How do I turn off the softreset hooks?
     
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    I'm supposed to press L+R+B+A+Down, right? Because it's not working. Sorry if I did the wrong thing, it just says nowhere where to turn off the soft reset hooks.
     
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    Another World: Okay, I get it. I just wanted to know if there was any functionality (EG: Web browsing) that they wanted that could be reproduced elsewhere.
    Hellothere: On Wood R4 (should be the same on AKAIO) you need to A: Download a new copy of DSLinux, B: Hit start, C: go over to Settings, D: Change the arrow at the top until it says "Patches" E: Change Reset Hotkey and Reset in Game to off, and F: Hit OK and save settings.
     
  12. Another World

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    no, i'm saying you switch the method or turn it off, not to make use of it. the hook patches into ram before the homebrew loads, it can cause issues that will make it not work. so switchin it will switch the patch, one may allow the hb to load where the other would not.

    to turn off soft-rest you either do it in the options of akaio or in the properties of the file itself. info is in the wiki links i posted above.

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    It's not the same on AKAIO. There's no settings, just Properties and System Options.
     
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    I found in ROM Settings something called Homebrew Reset Type. I'm pretty sure that's the soft-reset thing. I tried switching it to other hooks and disabling it, it still didn't work.
     
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    you turned off soft-reset in tab 4 of the settings?

    then try the dldi file from the official acekard kernel.

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    Um.. No? I just selected dslinux.nds, went to properties, then to rom settings.
     
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    ok, that accomplishes the exact same thing but on a per-rom basis.

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    Well, it didn't work.. I really can't tell what the problem is.
     
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    did you try the dldi swap?

    and you read all the info online: http://www.dslinux.org/wiki/RunningDSLinux.html? you put everything in root as per the instructions?

    did you extract the archive using WinZip?
    did you extract directly to your msd card as per the instructions?

    did you try running your copy on a ds emu, just to double check that it is working?

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    I've done most of that, except using a emulator with it and the dldi swap. I don't know what the dldi swap is, so i'll try a emulator.