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photor
PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2011, 07:37    Post subject: Re: two bugs

photor wrote:
I report two bugs (Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 with Instant Update 001):
1. The "Music Player" and "Search" in "Default-Programs-Chooser" don't work (always left blank what ever you chose last time).
2. The "Pudd copy drive/partition" doesn't work for drive copy (popup the "Usage for Xdialog" after click "Choose drive").

No one has the same problem???
bigpup
PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 22:03    Post subject:

playdayz wrote:
Quote:
I just want to report that it can work flawlessly for ALL COMPUTER THAT CAN BOOT FROM USB only if you format the usb flash using "bootflash USB installer" thus using the whole usb flash and fat32 format.

That is not my experience. Actually I test using gparted to format the usb drive, usually ext4, and then use Puppy Universal Installer to install Puppy.

I have also tested using bootflash--but with that I found one usb drive that would not work unless I first wiped it with gparted.


Playdayz,
There are some computers that will not boot from a USB flash drive that is not formatted in Fat 16 or Fat 32.
Probably ones who's bios was written around the time USB booting was implemented. Or because the standard thing by manufactures is to format a USB flash drive VFat and that is what the bios expects.
5 or 6 years ago USB booting was a magical new feature.
I have one of these computers. It will only recognize a bootable flash drive if formatted FAT 16 or 32.
playdayz
PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 12:27    Post subject:

Quote:
I just want to report that it can work flawlessly for ALL COMPUTER THAT CAN BOOT FROM USB only if you format the usb flash using "bootflash USB installer" thus using the whole usb flash and fat32 format.

That is not my experience. Actually I test using gparted to format the usb drive, usually ext4, and then use Puppy Universal Installer to install Puppy.

I have also tested using bootflash--but with that I found one usb drive that would not work unless I first wiped it with gparted.

Quote:
The big issue is you need to use the DVD menu screen in reduced size for it to look OK when selecting.

I will pass this on to Kevin, and the other points. Thanks.
corianspirit
PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2011, 03:42    Post subject: bootflash
Subject description: cannot boot from usb flash without harddisk

About Lucid 5.2.8 , Great job for finally solving the "cannot boot from usb flash without harddisk". The latest Woof is really great.

I just want to report that it can work flawlessly for ALL COMPUTER THAT CAN BOOT FROM USB only if you format the usb flash using "bootflash USB installer" thus using the whole usb flash and fat32 format.

If you use "universal USB installer" or try to change the partition in any way, then the usb will either not boot at all or the old problem reappear or it will only work in a very few modern computer.

BTW, maybe it is better if this forum in sorted from the latest date first ??
bigpup
PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 22:34    Post subject:

playdayz wrote:
Could you test this 1.0.4 if you have a chance? The CD playback doesn't work, but perhaps you could see if it handled DVD's better than 1.0.3. I tested just a bit and it did seem to handle the menus better. Thanks.

Well, for DVD movies it is improving. 1.0.4 i would say is good and better than 1.0.2 or 1.0.3.
Still has some minor issues, but would not keep someone from using it for DVD movies. For the most part it works OK.
The big issue is you need to use the DVD menu screen in reduced size for it to look OK when selecting.

In one install of lucid 5.2.8. with the "Super Multimedia Upgrade pack" installed. After going back and forth removing and installing different versions of Gnome Mplayer. Using 1.0.3 or 1.0.4.
Big issue was menu selection pointers showing in movie while playing.
Found I could stop movie, then hit play, and they would not show anymore.

Another thing I installed the Gnome Mplayer 1.0.4 pet in a fresh install of Lucid 5.2.8 and the menu selection pointers where not showing in the movie, but when you look at the menu you had no pointers just shaded rectangles over a menu item when you pointed at it with mouse.

Overall it is improving. 1.0.4 is better than 1.0.3 for DVD movies.
playdayz
PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 15:44    Post subject:

Quote:
Nothing comes close to Ogle dvd (Wary) for dvd playback.

Hey rjb, We think that the default media player ought to do at least a decent job on everything--mainly because new users probably expect that--reasonably imho. gnome-mplayer does A+ on videos I think, good on cd's, but not as good as we would like on dvd's. We do have XineDVD now, and clicking on the icon of a dvd opens XineDVD. I will check ogle. I notice that Barry has offered prize money for a nice shiny new gui for ogle--imho that would be money well spent. Thanks.
ASRI éducation
PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2011, 12:59    Post subject:

Edit : sorry, the problem below is only on my puplet. Lucid528 icons are ok.

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@ playdayz
wallpaper GUI: two missing icons (see screenshot and tar.gz).
rjbrewer
PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 17:00    Post subject:

I've never seen any version of Mplayer that plays dvds'
correctly.
My favorite dvd won't even play in Xine dvd without freezing
or having sound issues on different machines.

Nothing comes close to Ogle dvd (Wary) for dvd playback.
playdayz
PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 14:46    Post subject:

Quote:
Tried Gnome Mplayer 1.0.2
Same problems

Bigpup, Yes, it's frustrating. I am considering removing all of the DVD options from the gnome-mplayer menu. That way people would have to use XineDVD (or smplayer, vlc, etc.).

Gnome-mplayer 1.0.5 will need a newer version of glib than Lucid 5.2.8 has--not much help there. I might email Kevin the developer and ask how to fix the CD problem in 1.0.4.

Could you test this 1.0.4 if you have a chance? The CD playback doesn't work, but perhaps you could see if it handled DVD's better than 1.0.3. I tested just a bit and it did seem to handle the menus better. Thanks.
bigpup
PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep 2011, 02:01    Post subject:

Playdayz,

Tried Gnome Mplayer 1.0.2
Same problems I have been having trying to play a DVD movie.
Made no improvement.
Like before it plays the movie, but has a lot of minor bugs.
It's usable, but not anyway as good as Xine DVD player.

Besides didn't you go to Gnome Mplayer 1.0.3 for other improvements?
playdayz
PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 12:37    Post subject:

Quote:
Changed Gnome Mplayer video output setting to XV.
Had no effect on problems I am seeing in Gnome Mplayer.
Xine DVD DVD Player works fine with no problems watching a DVD movie.

I wouldn't expect a difference Bigpup. So use XineDVD--I do! I think it is a gnome-mplayer problem. Here's hoping for good things from 1.0.5.

Hmm, I wonder what would happen if we went backwards on gnome-mplayer? Here's 1.0.2 if you would like to test. I just tested Lion King DVD which might be kind of strange, but the highlights in the menu seemed to be in the right place. That makes it kind of important that a few people test because we could revert in Instant Update 002. I don't have many DVD's Wink
playdayz
PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 12:30    Post subject:

Quote:
When I click on a mp3 mplayer opens but doesn't play it. I have deadbeef installed and it plays the mp3 fine. Anyone else have this issue?

maxpro4u, It should play of course. Does it give any kind of message? I just checked and mine worked. I have the "Super Multimedia Upgrade" installed. You could install that if you haven't already. You could also open a terminal and enter gnome-mplayer and then File -> Open to select the mp3 and see what it says. Have you checked multiple mp3's just in case one is bad? I also just checked without the Multimedia Upgrade and clicking an mp3 played it in gnome-mplayer.

There is a file /usr/local/bin/defaultaudioplayer You could open that file and substitute deadbeef or pmusic for gnome-mplayer.

My guess is that either it's a bad mp3 or some pet uninstalled something important.
bigpup
PostPosted: Sat 17 Sep 2011, 02:15    Post subject:

Volhout wrote:
Bigpup,

I had similar artifacts when switching from window mode to full screen mode on a 1280x1024 screen. That was fixed when I changed the video output from X11 to XV.

System: SIS65x onboard video.

Check if this helps.

Regards,

Volhout



bigpup wrote:
Super Multimedia Upgrade testing.

Well Gnome Mplayer is still not very good for movie DVD play.
It does play a movie, but many little buggy things happen. I could list all of them, but lets just say a lot of things do not do what is expected.

What version of Gnome Mplayer should I be seeing?

For example:
I get selection pointers, from the movie menu, in the movie when playing.

Changed Gnome Mplayer video output setting to XV.
Had no effect on problems I am seeing in Gnome Mplayer.
Xine DVD DVD Player works fine with no problems watching a DVD movie.
Volhout
PostPosted: Fri 16 Sep 2011, 17:00    Post subject:

Bigpup,

I had similar artifacts when switching from window mode to full screen mode on a 1280x1024 screen. That was fixed when I changed the video output from X11 to XV.

System: SIS65x onboard video.

Check if this helps.

Regards,

Volhout



bigpup wrote:
Super Multimedia Upgrade testing.

Well Gnome Mplayer is still not very good for movie DVD play.
It does play a movie, but many little buggy things happen. I could list all of them, but lets just say a lot of things do not do what is expected.

What version of Gnome Mplayer should I be seeing?

For example:
I get selection pointers, from the movie menu, in the movie when playing.
maxpro4u
PostPosted: Fri 16 Sep 2011, 15:04    Post subject: mplayer

When I click on a mp3 mplayer opens but doesn't play it. I have deadbeef installed and it plays the mp3 fine. Anyone else have this issue?
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