DSLinux - Is that it?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by retman, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. retman
    OP

    retman Banned

    Banned
    534
    0
    Jun 3, 2007
    When i boot up DSLinux on my R4DS i'm presented with a keyboard and a little 'K' at the top right side of the touch screen.



    Is that all DSLinux does, gives you a keyboard?
     
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    Member
    4,888
    37
    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Obviously not, its 12 megs.

    Read their wiki
     
  3. TrolleyDave

    TrolleyDave Philosolosophising

    Former Staff
    7,762
    231
    Jan 1, 2007
    Wales, UK
    DSLinux is a text based operating system, like MS-DOS only alot better.
     
  4. loathsome

    loathsome GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    403
    9
    Jul 11, 2007
    N3DSXL
    DSLinux is Linux for the DS.

    If you don't know what Linux is, stay away from DSLinux. Simple enough.
     
  5. retman
    OP

    retman Banned

    Banned
    534
    0
    Jun 3, 2007
    I know what Linux is, i have ubuntu on my laptop.
     
  6. bobrules

    bobrules GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,942
    2
    Apr 20, 2006
    Canada
    Toronto
    Read the wiki for dslinux, it tells you everything you need to know.
     
  7. loathsome

    loathsome GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    403
    9
    Jul 11, 2007
    N3DSXL
    Yeah, do you expect the DS to run GNOME/KDE?
     
  8. retman
    OP

    retman Banned

    Banned
    534
    0
    Jun 3, 2007
    No i'm not that stupid. I didn't say i expect it to run GNOME/KDE
     
  9. leetdude_007

    leetdude_007 Official GBAtemp Assassin That Has Never Killed An

    Member
    998
    0
    Nov 25, 2006
    United States
    I guess the only way to input is keyboard. But of course, I didn't look at the wiki yet. Maybe there are shortcuts you can make? er? I wish I knew how to use linux. :'(
     
  10. Azimuth

    Azimuth Chicken Teriyaki Boy!

    Member
    637
    2
    Feb 23, 2006
    Canada
  11. retman
    OP

    retman Banned

    Banned
    534
    0
    Jun 3, 2007
    I got it working, i was using the wrong 'build', but sadly it awful. I deleted it.

    Thanks for the 'Help' people >_>
     
  12. loathsome

    loathsome GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    403
    9
    Jul 11, 2007
    N3DSXL
    Then what the hell did you expect it to do? .. [​IMG]
     
  13. retman
    OP

    retman Banned

    Banned
    534
    0
    Jun 3, 2007
    Something useful. [​IMG]
     
  14. IainDS

    IainDS GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    250
    0
    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    DS linux blows.
     
  15. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Member
    1,813
    81
    Mar 30, 2007
    Portugal
    I don't know what the point of it is, TBH. Computer native OSes on a DS, pah....

    You can go a lot farther with Ubuntu on a laptop. So DSLinux compared to that....well.
     
  16. dg10050

    dg10050 GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    188
    0
    Jun 24, 2006
    United States
    Well, a lot is actually going on behind the scenes. Like a native sdl port, so you'll be able to run sdl based games through DSLinux. Plus telnet and SSH are very useful. If you have a Linux PC running an SSH server, you can basically run programs on your ds that you can normally only run on your PC.
     
  17. HBK

    HBK Clover - Fearless to Speak Now. ;)

    Member
    1,813
    81
    Mar 30, 2007
    Portugal
    Hehe, I only use Windows. [​IMG]