linux ds

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by dysan, Feb 25, 2010.

Feb 25, 2010

linux ds by dysan at 11:06 AM (1,298 Views / 0 Likes) 9 replies

  1. dysan
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    Member dysan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    why should I put linux ds in my ds? what does it provide?
     
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    If you don't have a reason to use it, then you don't have a reason to use it.
     
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    What Rydian said. But basically, DSLinux is proof that a low powered hardware can run a fully functional version of linux with basic multi-tasking, media playback, web browsing and other stuff you would require a PC to do.
     
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    hmmm....multi-tasking....media....I've heard web browsing is faster if you use linux ds isn't it?
     
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    right now it's as much as ten times faster than other browsers (such as Bunjaloo or the on-board one in DSOrganize), however you gotta already know a thing or three about linux to use it apparently. I.E. it's not noob friendly.

    I'm considering trying it again once I get a slot-2 device, as apparently that greatly improves functionality.

    But when that time comes I'm gonna need a "dumbed-down from the wiki" how-to.
     
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    yes...i was afraid of that...i'm a linux noob as well
     
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    The DSLinux wiki should be easy enough to understand for anybody to get the hang of it. I still use DSLinux for its multitasking capabilities, so that I can browse the web and chat on IRC at the same time, for instance. You just have to get used to the idea of everything being called from the command line. Also take advantage of tab-completion with filenames, as that helps out quite a bit.
     
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    okay, I plan on sometime next week or so ordering a 3in1 to go with my AK2.1 (with AKAIO 1.5.1, natch)

    Exactly which file should I download for dslinux, as there appear to be several on the webpage.
     
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    The wiki explains which version you want to download, and how to extract the file once you've downloaded it.

    Sorry, not trying to be a dick, but the wiki answers a TON of questions, so it's good to get into the habit of checking it for answers first.
     
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    And I don't mean to be a dick, but as I've said before, it really doesn't.

    I've tried to run it once on my DS w/out a slot-2, and got literally nowhere following the Wiki, as it would do nothing I typed in.
     

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