X-DSL is a small (currently about 40mb) but fully functional Linux distribution for the XBOX, based on Damn Small Linux.
X-DSL can be run as a live CD on a modded Xbox or installed to the Xbox hard drive.
Pop the XDSL CD you've just made into your Xbox and allow it to boot. You should be presented a choice of video modes (640x480, 800x600, 480p, 720p). 480p and 720p require your Xbox to be connected with component cables to a HDTV. Once you have choosen a video mode XDSL will boot and you'll automatically be logged into X as the user 'dsl'.
You can interact with XDSL by using a Xbox controller to move the mouse pointer. To launch programs right click on the desktop (B on the controller) to bring up the fluxbox menu. If you need to enter any text a virtual keyboard is available from the fluxbox menu under Apps. Alternatively you can use a USB Keyboard/Mouse with a USB adapter.
X-DSL has fluxbox based desktop, with applications for a number of common tasks including
* Mozilla Firefox web browser
* AxY GTK+ graphical FTP Client
* Sylpheed graphical email client
* Naim console based AIM, ICQ, IRC
* VNC and Remote Desktop clients
* FLWriter word processor
* Siag spreadsheet
* Graphics editing and viewing using Xpaint and xzgv
* Viewers for PDF, Word and Postscript files
* emelFM file manager
* XMMS audio player
* Monkey web server
* FTP server
* SSH client/server
X-DSL can be customised using myDSL extensions with over 200 extensions currently available from the Damn Small Linux repository.
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