An old laptop that has a CD ROM drive and a USB port
An internet connection (pref. high speed Ethernet)
The DSL boot CD from http://www.damnsmalllinux.org
1. Install Damn Small Linux
- Insert the DSL boot CD
- Boot from CD (may have to change BIOS settings)
- When prompted, type "install" and hit the enter key
- Type in your main hard drive which is most likely hda1 (try hda2 if hda1 didn't work)
- Select no for multi-users
- Select yes for ext3 file system
- Continue to cleaning the hard drive and installation
- Select Grub as the boot loader and restart the machine
- On boot, select 800x600 as the initial installation
- Leave the root and DSL password blank!
- On the DSL X Setup, answer the questions accordingly
- Congrats on installing Damn Small Linux! Be sure to eject the CD!
- Open a terminal session and log in as root and type "nano /boot/grub/menu.lst"
- Change the timeout to a shorter time (I recommend 3-5 seconds)
- Edit the line below "Title DSL" and replace "noacpi" with "acpi=force"
- If you laptop only supports 800x600, change vga to equal 788
- Exit, save, and reboot
- Enable Apt by right clicking the desktop and going to Apps -> Tools -> Enable Apt
- After it finishes the installation, open the terminal as root and type "nano /etc/apt/sources.list"
- In the one uncommented line (the line without the ':' in the beginning), change "old stable" to "stable"
- Save and exit the document
- Type "apt-get update"
- After the update type "apt-get install feh unclutter acpid"
- After the update restart the computer
- Open a Terminal as root and type "nano /usr/local/bin/slideshow.sh"
- Type as followed:
# This file is located at /usr/local/bin/slideshow.sh
killall feh unclutter
feh -zZFr -D 300 /mnt/sda1/Pictureframe
- Save and close
- Type "chmod a+w /usr/local/bin/slideshow.sh"
- Type "exit" to logout as root, you want to make sure that you are logged in as DSL for the next step
- Type "nano ~/.xinitrc" and comment out the line that starts with "dillo" by adding '#' in front of that line. Add the following below that line:
mount /dev/sda1 &
- Exit and Save
- Shutdown, you're almost there!
- Load a USB Drive on a Windows Machine
- Create a folder called "Pictureframe"
- Place all the pictures you want to display in that folder
- Take that USB drive and plug it in the Picture Frame System we just configurered
- Turn on the laptop