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Playing DVDs - setting region
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Walt H


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 21:30    Post subject: DVD playback problem solved with 'regionset' utility  

Apparently, that was the problem; the region had not yet been set on the DVD drive. Now DVDs (Region 1 and regionless) play fine in both Xandros and Puppy. Now, if I could get the SmartLink modem working, I could come back to Puppy full-time (KDE is too slow, installing another WM may break it, I'm told - even web pages seem to load slower Shocked ).
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Now that you point it out to me, the answer seems painfully obvious.
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 22:48    Post subject:  

Icewm should run ok on any distro
all you basically need is the icewm binary file
it's better if you have the config files and themes too
icewmbg lets you set the background

icewm does not have desktop icons, but there are programs that do ... rox filer, for example

running icewm should not break any distro

there's a Ubantu-based distro called Ubantu-lite that uses Icewm as it's wm

also, there's a project called KDE-lite, for older computers
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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jul 2005, 23:22    Post subject:  

GuestToo wrote:
Icewm should run ok on any distro

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GuestToo wrote:
running icewm should not break any distro


Up until now, that has always been my understanding, but apparently some of the "experts" on the Xandros forum (the label them as "Gold Level," "Silver Level," and "Bronze Level," like it's the Olympics Laughing ) say that installing other WMs (especially Gnome) could break something in the way Xandros is installed and set up. Since my modem does not work under Puppy at the moment and does work under Xandros, I am a bit hesitant to put this to the test just yet.

Besides, I'd rather use Puppy if I can get it working with what I now have, although DSL or Feather are possibilities as there does appear to be a .deb of the modem driver.

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