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rerwin
PostPosted: Wed 01 Jan 2014, 15:41    Post subject: lupusuper2 graphics drivers and updated QuickPet

I am moving the "finish line" a bit, to allow lupusuper2, which uses the precise pup 5.7.1 kernel, 3.2.48, to become a fully operational upgrade for lucid pup 5.2.8.6.

The showstoppers, so far, have been the non-functioning QuickPet and proprietary video graphics drivers. I have upgraded QuickPet to support all of the offered nVidia drivers and have built the drivers for lupusuper2 with shinobar's "miraculous" 'getnvidia' package, as both pet packages and SFS files.

The drivers are at the lucid pup download site, at:Use whichever form suits you. Note that they are initially for only lupusuper2/sulu002.

The updated QuickPet Drivers 'test your graphics card' button should tell you which driver you need. You can then download only that driver.

Please report your results here, so I can be confident they will work in the "final" release. Thanks for any help.

BTW, shinobar's getnvidia will be added to lupu 5.2.8.6, making it simple for anyone to create nvidia driver packages. It is very easy to use.
Richard

EDIT: The same set of drivers for lupu itself, for kernel 2.6.33.2, has been uploaded to the download site. The sets are now in separate subdirectories for each version of lupu/sulu, to make them easier to find.

EDIT: The set of nvidia drivers for lupusuper4, for kernel 3.9.9, are now uploaded, joining the others.
James C
PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2013, 01:49    Post subject:

Manual frugal install of the latest 5.2.8.6 on same hardware.All good again.

# report-video
VIDEO REPORT: Lucid , version 528

Chip description:
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

Requested by /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Modules requested to be loaded: dbe glx dri

Probing Xorg startup log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log):
Loaded modules: dbe dri dri2 extmod fb glx intel kbd mouse record

Actual rendering on monitor:
Resolution: 1024x768 pixels (270x203 millimeters)
Depth: 24 planes

...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video
#

Code:
# uname -a
Linux puppypc 2.6.33.2 #1 SMP Thu May 27 10:56:32 EST 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
# free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:      2067060       434168      1632892            0        31464
 Swap:      2150392            0      2150392
Total:      4217452       434168      3783284
#
James C
PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2013, 01:21    Post subject:

Quick manual frugal install of lupusuper4 -k-3.9.9.... looking good. Installed Chromium 25 (I already had the pet and I know the newer versions don't work on Lucid) and a few other insignificant pets .....all working fine.

# report-video
VIDEO REPORT: Super Lucid, version 004

Chip description:
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

Requested by /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Modules requested to be loaded: dbe glx dri

Probing Xorg startup log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log):
Loaded modules: dbe dri dri2 extmod fb glx intel kbd mouse record

Actual rendering on monitor:
Resolution: 1024x768 pixels (270x203 millimeters)
Depth: 24 planes

...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video

-Computer-
Processor : 2x Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Memory : 2065MB (173MB used)
Machine Type : Physical machine
Operating System : Puppy Linux
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Mon Dec 30 23:34:59 2013
-Display-
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Audio Devices-
Audio Adapter : ICH4 - Intel ICH5

Code:
# free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:      2065716       604360      1461356            0        58424
 Swap:      2150396            0      2150396
Total:      4216112       604360      3611752
#
EdD
PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2013, 00:43    Post subject:

bigpup wrote:
Lucid 5.2.8.6 makes another happy Puppy user! Very Happy Cool
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=747261#747261


Yes, indeed. I'm happy with rerwin's masterful remaster. Since this afternoon, I've done full hard drive installs on two machines and they are both apparently happy. I'm really impressed with Lucid, especially since getting my hands on 5.2.8.6.

Thanks, rerwin.

Regards,
Ed
bigpup
PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2013, 00:32    Post subject:

Nvidia graphics driver for:

lupusuper1 k3.0.25

Used the Nvidia graphics driver package from here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
The Lucid 528 devx file from here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70855
Linux kernel source file from here:
http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02780
Loaded the devx sfs file and kernel source sfs file.
Ran the Nvidia graphics driver package run file.
Everything needed was compiled and installed.
Used the Xorgwizard to configure.
Reboot.
Now using the Nvidia driver for graphics.

The links to files, posted earlier, by me and jeff757 seem to be good for lupusuper1 k3.0.25.

The Add-on (devx) for all versions of Lucid 528.005 file seemed to have all that was needed for make program.
bigpup
PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 15:48    Post subject:

Lucid 5.2.8.6 makes another happy Puppy user! Very Happy Cool
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=747261#747261
bigpup
PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2013, 02:57    Post subject:

Here is a bug report about Chrome crashes on 5.2.8.6
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=91059
ASRI éducation
PostPosted: Sun 29 Dec 2013, 16:49    Post subject:

rerwin wrote:
I included the additional gettext components in 5.2.8.6 some time ago. The only pieces not included are those in the /usr/share/doc and /usr/share/java directories. Are they essential?

No, I don't think they are essential (so don't had it in iso).
Together, let me congratulate all contributors for this project (I'm still a fan of Lucid).

Cordialement,
rerwin
PostPosted: Sun 29 Dec 2013, 15:01    Post subject:

ASRI éducation,
Thanks for your comment.

I included the additional gettext components in 5.2.8.6 some time ago. The only pieces not included are those in the /usr/share/doc and /usr/share/java directories. Are they essential?

Please try what is already provided and tell me if there are any problems related to the omitted /usr/share parts.
Richard
ASRI éducation
PostPosted: Sun 29 Dec 2013, 12:17    Post subject: Re: Source code links, Updated gnome-mplayer

rerwin wrote:
Although "20131221" may be the final "5.2.8.6", please alert me ASAP to anything I should attend to, to fix right away if I can.
Richard

May be added http://dev01.asri-education.org/asriedu_apps_dev/POU/dependencies/gettext-base_0.17-8ubuntu3_i386.deb (for scripts using eval_gettext function).
Cordialement,
rerwin
PostPosted: Sat 28 Dec 2013, 11:15    Post subject: Re: Source code links, Updated gnome-mplayer

jeff757,
Thanks for posting the links to the source SFS files. I found that for the smokey01 links, I need to also click on the "ISO" icon ("puppy distributions") to get to the page containing the actual links to the files.

As for devx, I am assuming the lupu devx should work for all lupusuper/sulu versions, but have not tried using it. I also assume it is best to compile in the target version, to avoid possible compiler complaints.

Although I am familiar with compiling drivers, I have not mastered compiling applications, with all of their possible dependencies. I am relying on those of you comfortable doing that, to provide the additions to lupu/sulu. (I will provide a link for you to upload to the lupu 5.2.8.6 download site.)

On another subject, I have placed in the third posting of the "5.2.8.6" thread a link to packages constituting gnome-player-1.0.7. I find that "1.0.7" avoids a "null pointer" error that kills gnome-mplayer 1.0.4. It does log some debug-type messages, but at least does the job. I would appreciate some feedback on "1.0.7", as I plan to add it to the lupus/sulus the next time I upload them.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=739520#739520

BTW, I am adding Barry's "gnomemplayershell" logic to lupu, modified for lupu's internal structure and done in a different way. It defaults to video output driver "x11" for graphics driver "vesa" and "xv" for all others, overridden, of course, by whatever the user has already selected (in Edit > Preferences). This avoids the need to instruct users to use "x11" if "xv" does not work. The logic also suppresses the X screensaver during mplayer operation; but I am not sure how to test that. I expect it should prevent any screen saver from interrupting mplayer sessions.

Although "20131221" may be the final "5.2.8.6", please alert me ASAP to anything I should attend to, to fix right away if I can.
Richard
jeff757
PostPosted: Sat 28 Dec 2013, 10:27    Post subject: kernel sources

Pending Rerwin's verification this is what I have found.

lupu3hd k2.6.37.6 http://www.smokey01.com/menu go to playdayz last entry

lupusuper1 k3.0.25 http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02780

lupesuper2 k3.2.48 http://bkhome.org/blog2/?viewDetailed=00317

lupusuper3 k3.5.2 http://www.smokey01.com/menu go to pemasu's 4th entry

lupusuper4 k3.9.9 http://www.smokey01.com/menu go to pemasu's 1st entry

Hopefully I got these right.

jeff
bigpup
PostPosted: Fri 27 Dec 2013, 18:07    Post subject:

About graphics drivers.
At Nvidia's web site
http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
Here is the list of drivers for Linux.

To use them to make and install a driver, need the devx file and kernel source file.

Where can I find the kernel source file for the Lupusuper versions?

I assume the Lupu 528 devx file will work for any version of Lupu?
rerwin
PostPosted: Sun 22 Dec 2013, 17:47    Post subject: Candidates for long-term release version of 5.2.8.6 uploaded

I have made all of the adjustments I can think of to make the Super Lucid Pup (sulu) versions go together correctly. and have included those fixes in all variants of lupu/sulu, for consistency. I hope this set, 20131221, will be the last for awhile, since the feedback implies that there are no "showstoppers". Here, again, is the link to lupu...20131221:
http://www.mediafire.com/folder/dc28t2rkua3kw/Disk_Images-5.2.8.6

The new set includes LibreOffice 4.1.4 (in lupulibre and lupuplus and as a separate download). My plan is to release updates as LibreOffice is upgraded, at least through the last of the 4.1 series, 4.1.6, in the spring.

I have updated the history back on page 158:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=726108#726108
and then the 5.2.8.6 main page.

I would like to see feedback and development conversations continue in this thread and to reserve the 5.2.8.6 thread for information that benefits users of the new lupu. Please keep "Video Info GLX" reports in this feedback thread, to avoid growing the 5.2.8.6 thread into an excessive number of pages that would overwhelm/discourage users seeking information.

Regarding additional functionality in 20131221 versus 20131215, there is little difference in the "lupus". The main changes are to remasterpup2 to accommodate the "kernel switching" needed to build the "sulus" (2-4).

Regarding the video graphics drivers, they are way out of my league, so I am not attempting to include anything about them in the release. However, I will do what I can to support efforts to make the proprietary drivers available. Message 3 of the 5.2.8.6 thread is reserved for links to packages that can be added to Lucid Pup. The driver links would go there. I can host the drivers at my download site, if necessary or desirable, and can modify QuickPet as necessary, in a supplemental pet package.
Richard
playdayz
PostPosted: Sun 22 Dec 2013, 15:33    Post subject:

Bigpup wrote:
Quote:
rerwin,

Are you starting to have a graphics driver Linux kernel headache?

I bet he his. There are a number of things in Lucid that were a big pain but that I thought were justified in terms of the quality of the user experience. I still do but I am sure there were times 01micko dreaded it when I had a "great idea." But wait a minute, I remember when Bigpup thought it was a great idea to make all of the Help work! That was a big pain and well worth it I agree.

In this case of the proprietary drivers things are even worse because of the different kernels. I think what I might do (if I were doing it) is maybe link to the Xorg-High driver on the Drivers Tab and then refer users to the forum for the proprietary drivers. Or even just leave it alone and make a note on the first page of the 5.2.8.6 forum (maybe plus links to the appropriate drivers). It is much easier to make that change on a forum page than in the code of Lupu and at some point rerwin (as every designer) has to consider cost/benefit.
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