Dreamlinux forum needs work asap!

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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 http://simplix.wordpress.com (italian)


For dreamlinux check http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/english/
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.