Help with DSLinux

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by .Chris, Dec 2, 2010.

Dec 2, 2010

Help with DSLinux by .Chris at 4:05 AM (1,454 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. .Chris
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    I do know that this project is VERY old... but i do want to try it out.

    Where can I get more information on this project? And whenever I try to run it on my NDSL, it asks me for a user and password. How can I bypass this?

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    What else do I need to know in order to make this homebrew run properly? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Is there any way to make it run a "desktop"?
     
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    No. The DS isn't powerful enough to support a Desktop Environment.
    Apparently it can run "nano-x": http://www.microwindows.org/
     
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    It isn't a desktop environment, but there IS a really lame sort of organizer (PIXIL) which I don't suggest using.
     
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    how do i use this?
     
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    If it's asking for a username/password, you're using the wrong build. The .nds build has the essentials needed to boot, but not much else. The DLDI build has all the actual programs that make DSLinux even somewhat usable.

    The best you can to do to make it the most usable is to use the "screen" command to take control of a remote Linux computer. I have absolutely zero experience in the field, other than knowing it's possible.

    Standalone, you can use DSLinux for its web browsers (Retawq and Links and graphical Links (links -g http://someURL.com)) and its text editors (vi and nano).
     

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