Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Dreamlinux forum needs work asap!

Filed under

I noticed the article in "tuxmachines" about dreamlinux after finding it by doing a google search on "compiz".From distrowatch I found the article.I have installed dreamlinux xgl and do not know how to make the efects work.I read something on the dreamlinux forum about it but it did not make sense to me,I was going to register but the langauge barrior stoped me from doing that.I think it is a good distro but without forum help it is kind of difficult.I also noticed that nvidia released a new driver for x.I would like to make the cube work but the dreamlinux forum is not much help and I am still not real good with the command prompt(console) yet.I need some step by step help!


Dreamlinux = linux for newbies? I don't think so.
Torvalds said that he install only simple distro, so he can focus his work, the kernel development.
I think that peoples that use the pc for work or for production prefer a simple distro with great functions like dreamlinux.
I suggest everyone to try dreamlinux!! Maybe through VirtualBox, like me.

I'm looking for SimpliX!
Meet me on (italian)


For dreamlinux check
There is a quick link to English, Spanish, French, Italian tutorials as well as Forums in English, French and Portuguese.

Possibly German forum coming: Wadde hadde Duu da?

dreamlinux live cd, can`t connectto the internet

I need help, I have downloadet dreamlinux and now it will not connect to the internet. with all the other linux distros no problem, I am always automatic connected to the internet. I have Etho1, and a router, buthis should never be a problem, cause I never had a problem to connect to the internet with other linux distros. helpl. Also when I put in my usb mem stick, it will not mount it at all, leaves it unmounted as much as i click on mount, it don`t helps, also no problem with other linux distros. Then i have no soundat all, so actually nothing is working, why?
thanks for your help.

dreamlinux, internet

Well, it's been so long since I messed with it I may not remember specifics. But it may not have recognized your net card. What make and model ethernet chip do you have? (Do you have more than one installed?)

type in a terminal: /sbin/lsmod and see if you see the module for your card listed if you know it. If you do know it and you don't see it, /sbin/modprobe (your_module). If you don't know it, get back to me on the above question.

If you've modprobed your module, try typing: dhcpcd eth0 and see what happens. Report back and we'll go from there.

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

dream linux sound problems

you sound like you can help me. i'm having problems , i don't have audio with dream linux. i'll paste the output of the command you suggested:
Module Size Used by
nvidia 7239284 24
ipv6 235936 14
capability 4360 0
commoncap 6400 1 capability
ntfs 214548 0
uhci_hcd 21000 0
amd64_agp 10500 0
agpgart 26572 2 nvidia,amd64_agp
8139too 23424 0
mii 5632 1 8139too
i2c_viapro 8596 0
i2c_core 17792 2 nvidia,i2c_viapro
shpchp 32932 0
pci_hotplug 28488 1 shpchp
snd_via82xx 23320 0
gameport 12296 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_codec 86304 1 snd_via82xx
snd_ac97_bus 3072 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss 39456 0
snd_mixer_oss 14720 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 66052 3 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 8456 2 snd_via82xx,snd_pcm
snd_mpu401_uart 7680 1 snd_via82xx
snd_seq_dummy 3716 0
snd_seq_oss 29568 0
snd_seq_midi 7328 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7168 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 46672 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 19588 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_rawmidi 20000 2 snd_mpu401_uart,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 7308 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi
snd 42852 11 snd_via82xx,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_mpu401_uart, snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8288 1 snd
ac 4740 0
battery 8836 0
button 6032 0
container 4224 0
fan 4484 0
thermal 11912 0
processor 24264 1 thermal
video 14468 0
ohci1394 31536 0
ieee1394 282328 1 ohci1394
msdos 8448 0
usbmouse 5248 0
usbhid 48224 0
usb_storage 65728 0
libusual 15888 1 usb_storage
unionfs 70176 0
af_packet 17928 2
tsdev 7104 0
8250_pnp 9472 0
r8169 26504 0
8250 21828 1 8250_pnp
evdev 8704 1
parport_pc 36196 0
parport 31432 1 parport_pc
serial_core 17792 1 8250
serio_raw 6276 0
ehci_hcd 29960 0
ohci_hcd 18948 0
psmouse 35208 0
usbcore 107908 8 uhci_hcd,usbmouse,usbhid,usb_storage,libusual,ehci_hcd,ohci_hcd
pcspkr 3584 0

i've got a NF-M2S abit micro atx mobo

srlinuxx, thank you for your

srlinuxx, thank you for your fast response, I am finally online on dreamlinux, I have two etho cards, so it was on etho-0 anstead on etho-1, I clicked on etho 1 and on aply twice and then it was configured and am online. Thank you for you help.

now the other problem is still, I have no sound on dreamlinux, and my usb mem stick will not be mounted, who could help me with this? Thanks again.

re: dreamlinux, sound

What kinda sound card/chip do you use? You say it works in other linux distros? Hopefully it's just a matter of modprobing the right module.

as far as your usb stick, you may be stuck mounting and umounting it manually. Hopefully there's support in the dreamlinux kernel for it. Try mkdir /mnt/sda and then mount -t auto /dev/sda /mnt/sda and see what it says.

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

I am not good in

I am not good in commandlines, I don`t no how and where to do this? I need everything automatic but not to break my head how and where to do all this things, this is not good. I don`t no how to do root also on this dream linux, is there not an easier way? without all those comman lines? this is th most difficult and confusing thing to do.
thanks for your help.

re: commandline

It looks like you may be able to get away with no commandline for sound. If your sound doesn't work upon boot, it says you can use the Alsa Config utility under your home directory/utilities. So give that a go and see what happens.

If you ever want to poke around the commandline, looks like Dreamlinux utilitizes the sudo philosophy. So, any command you want to issue you can just stick the word sudo in-front of. You'd input this into a terminal and there's a terminal entry in the menu. Or to su to root, one can: sudo su Or you could set up a root password so that the traditional su would work.

About the usb stick, it says if you click on the Computer icon on the desktop, it should show you all the partitions detected. If you right click on the device, you should have the option to mount (and then unmount) it. Most usb sticks get detected as sda or sdaX. Try that and see how it goes.

You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

re: dreamlinux

Google for xgl hotkeys and you should find several listings of them. I don't recall them right off-hand cuz I only use xgl when it comes on a distro I'm testing. I can't use it all the time, it gives me a headache. I think to move the cube it's press: control and alt and either drag it with your mouse or control and alt and left/right arrows.

As far as the new nvidia drivers, just run the NVIDIA installer and reboot (or restart X). That should be sufficient. I don't think there's any special voodoo there. (I'm also not sure it'd be much of a benefit to update them unless your upgrading Xorg to 7.1.)


You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Thanks srlinuxx.I must have

Thanks srlinuxx.I must have a different problem because the cube is not there or is that also toggled with hot keys.For the most part there install directions are helpful.I know nothing of compiz,however there is quite alot compiz forums.

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Leftovers: Ubuntu

  • IOTA: IoT revolutionized with a Ledger
    Ever since the introduction of digital money, the world quickly came to realize how dire and expensive the consequences of centralized systems are. Not only are these systems incredibly expensive to maintain, they are also “single points of failures” which expose a large number of users to unexpected service interruptions, fraudulent activities and vulnerabilities that can be exploited by malicious hackers. Thanks to Blockchain, which was first introduced through Bitcoin in 2009, the clear benefits of a decentralized and “trustless” transactional settlement system became apparent. No longer should expensive trusted third parties be used for handling transactions, instead, the flow of money should be handled in a direct, Peer-to-Peer fashion. This concept of a Blockchain (or more broadly, a distributed ledger) has since then become a global phenomenon attracting billions of dollars in investments to further develop the concept.
  • Return Home and Unify: My Case for Unity 8
  • Can netbooks be cool again?
    Earlier this week, my colleague Chaim Gartenberg covered a laptop called the GPD Pocket, which is currently being funded on Indiegogo. As Chaim pointed out, the Pocket’s main advantage is its size — with a 7-inch screen, the thing is really, really small — and its price, a reasonable $399. But he didn’t mention that the Pocket is the resurrection of one of the most compelling, yet fatally flawed, computing trends of the ‘00s: the netbook. So after ten years, are netbooks finally cool again? That might be putting it too strongly, but I’m willing to hope.

Linux Devices

  • Compact, rugged module runs Linux or Android on Apollo Lake
    Ubiqcomm’s 95 x 95mm, Apollo Lake-based “COM-AL6C” COM offers 4K video along with multiple SATA, USB, GbE, and PCIe interfaces, plus -40 to 85°C operation. Ubiqconn Technology Inc. has announced a “COM-AL6C” COM Express Type 6 Compact form factor computer-on-module built around Intel’s Apollo Lake processors and designed to withstand the rigors of both fixed and mobile industrial applications. The module offers a choice among three Intel Apollo Lake processors: the quad-core Atom x5-E3930, quad-core x5-E3940, and dual-core x7-E3950, which are clocked at up to 2.0GHz burst and offer TDPs from 6.5 to 12 Watts.
  • Internet-enable your microcontroller projects for under $6 with ESP8266
    To get started with IoT (the Internet of Things), your device needs, well, an Internet connection. Base Arduino microcontrollers don't have Internet connectivity by default, so you either need to add Ethernet, Wi-Fi shields, or adapters to them, or buy an Arduino that has built-in Internet connectivity. In addition to complexity, both approaches add cost and consume the already-precious Arduino flash RAM for program space, which limits what you can do. Another approach is to use a Raspberry Pi or similar single-board computer that runs a full-blown operating system like Linux. The Raspberry Pi is a solid choice in many IoT use cases, but it is often overkill when all you really want to do is read a sensor and send the reading up to a server in the cloud. Not only does the Raspberry Pi potentially drive up the costs, complexity, and power consumption of your project, but it is running a full operating system that needs to be patched, and it has a much larger attack surface than a simple microcontroller. When it comes to IoT devices and security, simpler is better, so you can spend more time making and less time patching what you already made.
  • Blinkenlights!
  • Blinkenlights, part 2
  • Blinkenlights, part 3
  • [Older] Shmoocon 2017: The Ins And Outs Of Manufacturing And Selling Hardware
    Every day, we see people building things. Sometimes, useful things. Very rarely, this thing becomes a product, but even then we don’t hear much about the ins and outs of manufacturing a bunch of these things or the economics of actually selling them. This past weekend at Shmoocon, [Conor Patrick] gave the crowd the inside scoop on selling a few hundred two factor authentication tokens. What started as a hobby is now a legitimate business, thanks to good engineering and abusing Amazon’s distribution program.
  • 1.8 Billion Mobile Internet Users NEVER use a PC, 200 Million PC Internet Users never use a mobile phone. Understanding the 3.5 Billion Internet Total Audience
    As I am working to finish the 2017 Edition of the TomiAhonen Almanac (last days now) I always get into various updates of numbers, that remind me 'I gotta tell this story'.. For example the internet user numbers. We have the December count by the ITU for year 2016, that says the world has now 3.5 Billion internet users in total (up from 3.2 Billion at the end of year 2015). So its no 'drama' to know what is 'that' number. The number of current internet total users is yes, 3.5 Billion, almost half of the planet's total population (47%).

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Rewriting the history of free software and computer graphics
    Do you remember those days in the early nineties when most screensavers were showing flying 3D metallic logotypes? Did you have one? In this article, I want to go back in time and briefly revise the period in the history of computer graphics (CG) development when it transitioned from research labs to everyone's home computer. The early and mid-1990s was the time when Aldus (before Adobe bought the company) was developing PageMaker for desktop publishing, when Pixar created ToyStory, and soon after 3D modeling and animation software Maya by Alias|Wavefront (acquired by Autodesk). It was also a moment when we got two very different models of CG development, one practiced by the Hollywood entertainment industry and one practiced by corporations like Adobe and Autodesk. By recalling this history, I hope to be able to shed new light on the value of free software for CG, such as Blender or Synfig. Maybe we can even re-discover the significance of one implicit freedom in free software: a way for digital artists to establish relations with developers. [...] The significance of free software for CG On the backdrop of this history, free software like Blender, Synfig, Krita, and other projects for CG gain significance for several reasons that stretch beyond the four freedoms that free software gives. First, free software allows the mimicking of the Hollywood industry's models of work while making it accessible for more individuals. It encourages practice-based CG development that can fit individual workflows and handle unexpected circumstances that emerge in the course of work, rather than aiming at a mass product for all situations and users. Catering to an individual's needs and adaptations of the software brings users work closer to craft and makes technology more human. Tools and individual skill can be continuously polished, shaped, and improved based on individual needs, rather than shaped by decisions "from above."
  • ONF unveils Open Innovation Pipeline to counter open source proprietary solutions
    ONF and ON.Lab claim the OIP initiative to bolster open source SDN, NFV and cloud efforts being hampered by open source-based proprietary work. Tapping into an ongoing merger arrangement with Open Networking Lab, the Open Networking Foundation recently unveiled its Open Innovation Pipeline targeted at counteracting the move by vendors using open source platforms to build proprietary solutions.
  • [FreeDOS] The readability of DOS applications
    Web pages are mostly black-on-white or dark-gray-on-white, but anyone who has used DOS will remember that most DOS applications were white-on-blue. Sure, the DOS command line was white-on-black, but almost every popular DOS application used white-on-blue. (It wasn't really "white" but we'll get there.) Do an image search for any DOS application from the 1980s and early 1990s, and you're almost guaranteed to yield a forest of white-on-blue images like these:
  • More about DOS colors
    In a followup to my discussion about the readability of DOS applications, I wrote an explanation on the FreeDOS blog about why DOS has sixteen colors. That discussion seemed too detailed to include on my Open Source Software & Usability blog, but it was a good fit for the FreeDOS blog.
  • Building a $4 billion company around open source software: The Cloudera story
    Dr Amr Awadallah is the Chief Technology Officer of Cloudera, a data management and analytics platform based on Apache Hadoop. Before co-founding Cloudera in 2008, Awadallah served as Vice President of Product Intelligence Engineering at Yahoo!, running one of the very first organizations to use Hadoop for data analysis and business intelligence. Awadallah joined Yahoo! after the company acquired his first startup, VivaSmart, in July 2000. With the fourth industrial revolution upon us—where the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres are blurred by the world of big data and the fusion of technologies—Cloudera finds itself among the band of companies that are leading this change. In this interview with Enterprise Innovation, the Cloudera co-founder shares his insights on the opportunities and challenges in the digital revolution and its implications for businesses today; how organizations can derive maximum value from their data while ensuring their protection against risks; potential pitfalls and mistakes companies make when using big data for business advantage; and what lies beyond big data analytics.
  • What we (think we) know about meritocracies
    "Meritocracy," writes Christopher Hayes in his 2012 book Twilight of the Elites, "represents a rare point of consensus in our increasingly polarized politics. It undergirds our debates, but is never itself the subject of them, because belief in it is so widely shared." Meritocratic thinking, in other words, is prevalent today; thinking rigorously about meritocracy, however, is much more rare.
  • A new perspective on meritocracy
    Meritocracy is a common element of open organizations: They prosper by fostering a less-hierarchical culture where "the best ideas win." But what does meritocracy really mean for open organizations, and why does it matter? And how do open organizations make meritocracy work in practice? Some research and thinking I've done over the last six months have convinced me such questions are less simple—and perhaps more important—than may first meet the eye.
  • OpenStack Summit Boston: Vote for Presentations
    The next OpenStack Summit takes place in Boston, MA (USA) in May (8.-11.05.2017). The "Vote for Presentations" period started already. All proposals are now again up for community votes. The period will end February 21th at 11:59pm PST (February 22th at 8:59am CEST).
  • [FOSDEM] Libreboot
    Libreboot is free/opensource boot firmware for laptops, desktops and servers, on multiple platforms and architectures. It replaces the proprietary BIOS/UEFI firmware commonly found in computers.
  • Three new FOSS umbrella organisations in Europe
    So far, the options available to a project are either to establish its own organisation or to join an existing organisation, neither of which may fit well for the project. The existing organisations are either specialised in a specific technology or one of the few technology-neutral umbrella organisations in the US, such as Software in the Public Interest, the Apache Software Foundation, or the Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC). If there is already a technology-specific organisation (e.g. GNOME Foundation, KDE e.V., Plone Foundation) that fits a project’s needs, that may well make a good match.
  • ESA affirms Open Access policy for images, videos and data / Digital Agenda
    ESA today announced it has adopted an Open Access policy for its content such as still images, videos and selected sets of data. For more than two decades, ESA has been sharing vast amounts of information, imagery and data with scientists, industry, media and the public at large via digital platforms such as the web and social media. ESA’s evolving information management policy increases these opportunities. In particular, a new Open Access policy for ESA’s information and data will now facilitate broadest use and reuse of the material for the general public, media, the educational sector, partners and anybody else seeking to utilise and build upon it.
  • Key Traits of the Coming Delphi For Linux Compiler
    Embarcadero is about to release a new Delphi compiler for the Linux platform. Here are some of the key technical elements of this compiler, and the few differences compared to Delphi compilers for other platforms.