I installed on a Dell Mini 1011
TC runs very well on my HP Mini, wired and wireless, proper resolution using Xvesa.
Sorry,if i'm asking "stupid" questions, but i'm totally new.
Recommend reading the Core book (linked on home page) and review wiki. Core book link seems to be down ATM due to server issue, the wiki links still seem to work.
All of a sudden the ethernet connection does not work anymore...
This doesn't make sense to me. Wired connection should work 99% of the time, especially with common hardware. Try a full cold boot of system and preferably router, retest. Have you ruled out router issues and hardware failure? Does wired connection work with another Linux liveCD/USB? Also open TC Control Panel and select Services, is dhcp active? If you can get wired working properly, it will make it much easier to set up wireless.
Unfortunately wlan is not working out of the box, although there is many firmware in the coreplus iso, the b43 is not working out of the box.
My HP Mini wireless connection is through eth1, not wlan0. I also had to blacklist a couple items at boot. If you haven't already, use wifi.tcz to connect to a non-hidden wireless network for testing purposes. Not sure if this will help, but this was my struggle with wifi, everything now works very well: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,17950.msg108506.html#msg108506
4 sudo b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" broadcom-wl-5.100.138/linux/wl_apsta.o
Not sure if it's in coreplus, there's a b43-fwcutter.tcz extension in the repository.
could i download the firmware on another computer and copy "by hand" somewhere to the tiny setup?
Yes, just download the .tcz extensions you need and copy into /optional. You'll need to doublecheck to ensure you've also installed the necessary dependencies. Manually installing in this way can be tricky and time consuming. Probably easier to get your wired connection working first.
How and where can i set the screen resolution to a better matching value?
If Xvesa does not provide the desired resolution, in my experience Xorg is best. My HP Mini runs okay with Xvesa and may even give the same resolution you desire. Can't remember though if it gave me the proper resolution as an option or if i modified /home/tc/.xsession or used xvesa bootcode. If i boot this system within the next day or so i will post back with more info.
But i'd like to have the machine/os password protected...
Chapter 10 Core book:
- bootcode 'secure' to set password at boot
- bootcode 'protect' to encrypt backup file
- can also try xvesa bootcode to set resolution directly