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dejan555
PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 19:43    Post subject:

Hi people, congrats on 5.2.8, it's a very smooth release.
Just booted it today for the first time on my laptop and it works nicely so I setup frugal install with 1.25 GB savefile and devx sfs.

Laptop is Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5535
Intel Celeron 540 @ 1.86 Ghz, 447 MB RAM (+512 swap)
wide monitor @ 1280x768 resolution

touchpad works, sound works ootb, downloaded firefox 5 which updated itself to 6.0, added flash, youtube videos play. Resolution wasn't set correctly on autoconfiguration but set easily in xorgwizad.
No lag in graphics or while browsing so far so I think I'll keep it as frugal on this machine Smile

I compiled some packages, new version of pidgin and latest weechat are here and here
Insomniacno1
PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 09:03    Post subject:

Béèm wrote:
Insomniacno1 wrote:
Béèm wrote:
Insomniacno1 wrote:
Also it would be nice if wine were fully integrated in the menu, so that "Wine Programs" were there too. Right now its nowhere to be found after installing Wine and here I mean all versions up to the newest 1.3.9.xxxx.
From 3.xx on I use wine when it still was 0.9.x
Now I am at 1.3.23 and still never had a problem to find wine in the menu's of any puppy included the latest ones.
green_dome is the person who compiles wine and his latest is 1.3.25.
Winehq has announced 1.3.26, so green_dome will shortly announce it.

The Wine thread of green_dome can be easily found by searching on his name with the puppy search link in my thread.

Now for your problem, it is better to post it the users forum, as I don't think it's a lucid 5.2.8 issue.


Hi Beem, did I offend you in some way? I don't claim to have more experience than you guys, I have nothing but utter respect for your guys work, but as I said if someone dont tell about the problems then they will continue as is.

with kind regards

Jan

Actually I were not kidden or mistaken about the wine, one of the users here compilled it to 1.3.9.

http://www.wuala.com/puppylinux/version2013/wine-1.3.9_v1/

and 1.3.9 has actually been available since december 2010

http://www.winehq.org/news/2010121001

My problem, as described with wine is that the "Wine Programs" menu entry never show up in Puppy. "Wine Programs" is where all your installed programs will be listed, I cant see why that has been left out. Another thing missing from the menu is "Explore Drive C:".

Well, you say its not an issue with 5.2.8, and I say it seems to be problem with all Puppy including 5.2.8 so thats why I tell the publisher of 5.2.8 that it would be nice if it were fixed in his version:)


I'm not a programmer, but I can immagine the enormous effort someone has put into it when posting his or hers Puppy version. And I can appreciate it, but if we don't tell the problems then they will not get fixed.

With kind regards

JBJ
You probably have more experience then I have.
So good luck with your request.
kevin bowers
PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 08:36    Post subject:

Bigpup,
Hardinfo reports "unknown" under all the OpenGL categories. I installed what Quickpet recommended, Lucid511-nvidia-260.19.12-k2.6.33.2, and it seemed to go through all the steps and worked right.
I appreciate all the high-powered effort!
bigpup
PostPosted: Mon 22 Aug 2011, 00:02    Post subject:

kevin bowers wrote:
playdayz wrote:
Quote:
Google Earth won't run, perhaps because it requires the drivers that PPM specifically says are not for NVidia cards? I installed the NVidia drivers but no go.

Thanks Kevin, I think Google Earth 6.0.3 *should* run with the Nvidia drivers in Quickpet, under Drivers. Test your card and then install the appropriate Nvidia driver. Maybe someone else with an Nviida card could test Google Earth--it definitely needs the high end graphics. Oh, i do have one Nvidia card to test.
Quote:
Cool Edit 2000

The greatest ever--I still use it. The copy protection might be a problem in wine. I'll try, but I am booked for a couple of days.


Testing the card and installing the appropriate driver is exactly what I did. BTW, it's a full-install on an EXT3 partition, Pentium dual-core w/4GB and a 512MB GeForce210 card. Should be plenty of horsepower. I tried two different versions of Google Earth, I get the screen splash and then nothing.

kevin bowers,
Are you sure you are using a Nvidia driver for your graphics card?
In menu->system->system status and config-> Hardinfo->display->OpenGL
What does it say fo OpenGL driver info?

I have a Nvidia Quadro FX 330 video card that uses the Nvidia 173.14.25 driver which is really old.
Google Earth 6.0.3 installed from Quickpet works fine for me. No problems.
kevin bowers
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 22:39    Post subject:

playdayz wrote:
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Google Earth won't run, perhaps because it requires the drivers that PPM specifically says are not for NVidia cards? I installed the NVidia drivers but no go.

Thanks Kevin, I think Google Earth 6.0.3 *should* run with the Nvidia drivers in Quickpet, under Drivers. Test your card and then install the appropriate Nvidia driver. Maybe someone else with an Nviida card could test Google Earth--it definitely needs the high end graphics. Oh, i do have one Nvidia card to test.
Quote:
Cool Edit 2000

The greatest ever--I still use it. The copy protection might be a problem in wine. I'll try, but I am booked for a couple of days.


Testing the card and installing the appropriate driver is exactly what I did. BTW, it's a full-install on an EXT3 partition, Pentium dual-core w/4GB and a 512MB GeForce210 card. Should be plenty of horsepower. I tried two different versions of Google Earth, I get the screen splash and then nothing.

I collect and clean-up old vinyl, their click-and-pop eliminator is the best I've ever seen although very slow. The program still runs on Win7. It returns an error message about the system not configured properly when I attempt to run it in WINE, and suggests running Setup again. Could still be copyright protection, though. That's probably the problem with Nitro PDF also, and I suspect it's just not worth the effort to try to get around it. After all neither one can be installed on a computer that doesn't have Windows on it anyway! I do have a standalone Windows program that I plan to test in WINE without Windows present, it is for reading and configuring Alltrax DC motor controllers through an interface cable. But I will have to do that at work because it requires the controller to be present or it closes. It'll be awhile before that happens, I'll try to post the results somewhere in the Puppy forums.

Once again, thanks for all the hard work!
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playdayz
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 22:28    Post subject:

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C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers rather than the older i386 computers.


I saw that aarf. I decided not to worry about it--Lucid 5.2.8 is not really totally i686 like Slacko is--it's just those 2 libraries (important libraries they are). They also had the wrong number for Abiword, and maybe some other stuff. I just thought people probably don't look that closely.
noryb009
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 21:48    Post subject:

To anyone interested, I've compiled a windows installer for lupu 528. You can download it here. (More info)
MoebusNet
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 21:26    Post subject:

playdayz wrote:
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When I boot up, I am unable to boot using "puppy pfix=ram"; vmlinuz etc. starts loading immediately. Is this a "feature" to speed boot time, or did I possibly corrupt something?

MoebusNet, puppy pfix=ram means that Lucid Puppy will load "clean" without loading any lupusave file that might be present. vmlinuz and lupu-528.sfs will load to load and start Puppy, just no lupusave file so it will be like a first boot.

I am not sure about fat16. I have only tested a usb drive with fat32.

For future reference, there is one oddity I noticed about using Bootflash. I used it on a usb drive that was formatted for Linux ext4 and I got a boot error, even though it said it was (re) formatting the drive. I then used Gparted to delete the partition on the usb drive, leaving it unformatted. After that, Bootflash worked to create a bootable usb drive. AFAIK Bootflash will format fat32.


@playdayz : sorry to take so long to reply; trying to repair 5.28 I completely crashed it. Had to do a clean reinstall from scratch (took hours - too long to explain).

I think I somehow corrupted 5.28 when I changed from one computer to another. The symptoms are that I do not get the graphic showing Puppy 5.28 and offering 5 seconds to enter boot options before vmlinuz etc. start to load. I've had this happen before (unintentionally) if a pup_save file for one computer loads on another computer. Once the pup_save file loads on a computer, there is no easy way to avoid saving changes to the pup_save file.

I'm on a clean install now, so I hope to avoid this in the future *fingers crossed*
aarf
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 20:13    Post subject:

aarf wrote:
BarryK wrote:
I have announced Lucid 5.2.8 on my blog. Once that is done, somehow Ladislav at distrowatch.com comes to know automatically that there is a new release.

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02418

there already now http://distrowatch.com/6850

soething seems to have gone stray
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Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 is the fastest and friendliest Lucid yet. It is the fastest because it is the first Lucid to use the C and ffmpeg libraries optimized for i686 computers rather than the older i386 computers.
majorfoo
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 18:05    Post subject: Re: Iron 13, Google Chrome 13, Chromium 15

[quote="Brown Mouse"]
playdayz wrote:
Brown Mouse, majorfoo, and others,

This is experimental but it has been working for me. It does 2 things--first, it makes the newer chromium based browsers work without the pinwheel of death problem with loading, and second, it lets Seamonkey and other gecko based browsers work when installed along with the Chromium browsers.

1. First, please uninstall any Iron, Chromium, or Chrome pets.

2. Second, install this libgconf2-4_3.1.6 pet.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/libgconf2-4_3.1.6.pet

3. Then install one or more of these Iron 13, Chromium 15 or Google Chrome 13 pets.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/Iron-13-lucid528.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/Chromium-15-Lucid.pet
http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid/Google_Chrome-13-Lucid.pet

Please use only these pets--definitely do not use the pets for Slacko.

Install the Seamonkey 2.3 Lucid pet if desired, or Firefox, etc. If they are already installed they should now work without re-installation (crossed fingers).

Please let me know, especially if you notice any side effects, since if this works out it will be included in the first Instant Update. Thanks.


I can confirm that this solved my problems using update from Seamonkey 2.2 to Seamonkey 2.3 or using Seamonkey-2.3-Lucid.pet.

Thanks playdayz for providing this fix.

majorfoo
majorfoo
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 18:01    Post subject: remaster lucid puppy 5.2.8

I have been advised by playdayz that rerwin reworked the remaster script and playdayz included his reworked script in lucid 528.

Just completed remaster of 528 and did not need the pet from lucid 525.

Thanks rerwin for you contribution on this useful tool.

Just a couple of small items that would make this better

1. On remaster, eliminate need to go through the personalize settings routiine. This is done prior to remaster and not required on new iso.

2. When I boot new iso, I am still getting a message that puppy was not shut down properly with option to ignore or continue.

This was addressed in 525. Prior to remaster, go to etc directory and remove hidden file XLOADED.

Looking good guys. Thanks for your dedication and hard work.

majorfoo
playdayz
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 16:38    Post subject:

Quote:
Google Earth won't run, perhaps because it requires the drivers that PPM specifically says are not for NVidia cards? I installed the NVidia drivers but no go.

Thanks Kevin, I think Google Earth 6.0.3 *should* run with the Nvidia drivers in Quickpet, under Drivers. Test your card and then install the appropriate Nvidia driver. Maybe someone else with an Nviida card could test Google Earth--it definitely needs the high end graphics. Oh, i do have one Nvidia card to test.

Quote:
Cool Edit 2000

The greatest ever--I still use it. The copy protection might be a problem in wine. I'll try, but I am booked for a couple of days.
kevin bowers
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 16:29    Post subject: WINE whine

In my full install of 528, WINE has lots of menu entries--but no "WINE Programs" entry, because it doesn't need one! Go to the Windows program you wish to run and click it, it will automatically open in WINE. I have been wanting the old xnview program to run in Puppy; the Windows version works in WINE. If you don't want to locate the .exe every time you want the program, find it once, and drag-and-drop it to your desktop. Make sure the Windows partition is mounted! Now if I could just get Cool Edit 2000 and Nitro PDF to run in WINE...

Other thoughts on 528:
First Puppy to have a driver for a microscope camera I have; works great with guvcview, better than Windows.
Google Earth won't run, perhaps because it requires the drivers that PPM specifically says are not for NVidia cards? I installed the NVidia drivers but no go.
511 used to occasionally drop the wi-fi connection if I didn't pet it every couple hours, even with its improvements. Hasn't happened with 528 yet.
Gnome Mplayer had a bug in full-screen mode in 511, just moved the active window to the middle of the screen but didn't make it full-size, fixed.

All in all, a rock-stable distro, very useable for newbies yet customizeable for us long-time users. Playdayz, Smokey01, and all the rest: Thanks!
playdayz
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 15:55    Post subject:

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Sorry playdayz I jumped the gun!Did a reboot and that message doesn't appear now when opening Firefox,Seamonkey and Thunderbird.All looking good.

Very good news. A reboot must be necessary in some circumstances. I will add that to the instructions. Thanks. It's cool having the chromium browsers working properly. I have been loading them all up and testing. They are big though. Loading 4 of them about ate up my 512MB save file Wink

BTW, the way I made the pets, one can install more than one of the chromium-based browsers without them interfering with each other.
Brown Mouse
PostPosted: Sun 21 Aug 2011, 15:33    Post subject:

Doh!!!
Followed your instructions playdayz and then installed Chromium 15 and I'm seeing this again.

Edit*

Ooops!!!
Sorry playdayz I jumped the gun!Did a reboot and that message doesn't appear now when opening Firefox,Seamonkey and Thunderbird.All looking good. Very Happy
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