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gjuhasz


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2018, 18:26    Post subject: Re: Announcement: Puli 6.2.0  

Hi,

I found a nice Brightness_control package at http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=114277.

Made some small improvements:

1. Restarting X does not reset the Brightness value
2. Smaller size, no buttons
3. New tray icon toggles the control

Downloadable from http://www.smokey01.com/gjuhasz/packages.

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2018, 13:01    Post subject: Battery saving brightness control for Intel laptops  

gjuhasz wrote:
Made some small improvements


In the meantime, I found a real (battery saving) brightness control method for my HP laptop (HP 250 G6 with Intel HD 520 graphics). It directly controls the backlight instead of the gamma values. The solution is based on https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/backlight

I uploaded a draft Brightness script for Intel HD 520 graphics to http://www.smokey01.com/gjuhasz/packages/. Works fine.

Although this draft is enough for Puli which allows machine-specific configuration for different machines on the same pendrive, I am planning to update this to a bit more complex pet where many graphic cards are handled, and the script utilizes xrandr only for the rest of cards.

Notice that even different Intel cards have different max_brightness values, e.g., 1500 in my G6 but 234 in my son's HP 250 G5 with Intel HD 5500 graphics.

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov 2018, 20:52    Post subject: Re: Battery saving brightness control for Intel laptops  

gjuhasz wrote:
A bit more complex pet


The just uploaded Brightness-v2p,pet hopefully handles the brightness for all card types.

Download from http://www.smokey01.com/gjuhasz/packages/.

For all (tested) Intel graphics, it directly controls the backlight using the Intel method. For the rest, as referenced a couple of posts above, it uses xrandr to control the gamma based on the nice method of Mike Walsh,

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Jan 2019, 11:53    Post subject: Puli 7 is on horizon
Subject description: 64-bit system with minor improvements in the feature set
 

Dear Puli users,

Although Puli 6.2.0 still works fine (with updated packages), it seems that many new hardware need 64-bit drivers and some vendors have discontinued their support for 32-bit systems.

So, I decided to publish the 64-bit Puli 7 version which survived more than one year of rigorous testing without any hiccup in various environment.

Will be available in a couple of weeks.

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Feb 2019, 10:10    Post subject: Announcement: Puli 7
Subject description: 64-bit system with minor improvements in the feature set
 

Dear Puli users,


I am proud to announce the 64-bit Puli 7.0.

The main files are available at http://smokey01.com/gjuhasz/Puli-7.0_Feb2019/.

Installation instructions and detailed description of the new version can be found at http://smokey01.com/gjuhasz/readme-Puli7.html and on the first page of this forum thread.

External 32/64 bit packages have been moved to the shared folder structure at

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GTuMK6jq3BCcZhs6sZ2cDUFmGU8pYtlN


Changes beyond the 64-bit upgrade will be added soon. By then, you can find the changes by comparing the readme files of Puli 7 and the earlier Pulis at

http://www.smokey01.com/gjuhasz.


Have fun!

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Feb 2019, 19:44    Post subject: Puli 7 mirror  

Dear Puli users,

The main Puli files are mirrored at

https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppyszoftver/files/Puli/

Kudos to skami, the owner/maintainer of Hungarian gold mines https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppyszoftver/ and https://skamilinux.hu/.


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PostPosted: Sat 09 Mar 2019, 21:35    Post subject: Chrome
Subject description: Updated to accept the official Chrome .deb package
 

Dear Puli users,

Now, the 64-bit Puli 7 supports Google Chrome.

You can (smart)load and use the official google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb - Puli runs the latest Chrome (as spot) without any issue.

Only a few files have been changed in Puli, so you don't need to download the whole Puli_install.zip package again.
You can find the changes in the ServicePack folder. Copy the whole structure of the _bootdevice_.zip file to your boot device as follows:
    <boot device>/patch/usr/bin/irrona
    <your boot device>/patch/usr/bin/irronv
    <your boot device>/patch/usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser
    <your boot device>/patch/usr/local/bin/defaulthtmlviewer
    <your boot device>/patch/usr/share/doc/index.html
    <your boot device>/profiles/3-lazy/usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser1
    <your boot device>/profiles/3-lazy/usr/local/bin/defaulthtmlviewer1

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PostPosted: Sat 16 Mar 2019, 13:33    Post subject: Firefox 65 (Stable) and 67 (Nightly)  

Dear Puli users,

I uploaded the latest stable Firefox package (firefox_65-amd64hu.pet) to

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1saZz9KmygvXKmB1XtCSB-UYHGs3mfNSi

HU version. For other languages, download the appropriate localized .tar.gz (notice that https://www.mozilla.org opens <yourlocale> page automatically) then replace the /opt/firefox folder in my pet file with the downloaded content.

You can (smart)load and use it in Puli 7 and maybe in other Xenial64 based Puppy Linux flavors. Runs as spot with sound, Flash Player supported.

There is a March 15 nightly package (firefox_67-amd64hu.pet) next to it. Same settings, no issues found. You can update it or get another language as written above.

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 13:52    Post subject: Kernel 4.19.23 with nvidia driver for Puli  

Dear Puli users,

I tested Puli with k4.19.23.

The related files (vmlinuz, zdrv_puli7.0.sfs, nvidia-340_K4.19.23_x86_64.pet) can be downloaded from here.

Providing that

1. The original (4.9.58 kernel) /vmlinuz and /zdrv_puli7.0.sfs files on the boot pendrive are replaced with the new (k4.19.23) ones,
2. This nvidia pet file exists in the /packages folder on the pendrive,
3. The /env-<macaddress> folder on the pendrive contains a
    nvidia-340_K4.19.23
line, you can smartload and activate this nvidia driver simply by selecting the
    puli 7.0 (proprietary nvidia video driver)
menu item at boot time (which is the default choice).


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Apr 2019, 19:21    Post subject:  

Yeah Pulli

Bravo gjuhasz Very Happy

I am thinking of training a fish in a wet suit to physically remove the Ethernet cable - however replacing it again is not easy for a sardine Laughing

Meanwhile looking for potential candidates for Puppy 9

Pulli if it worked on a raspberry pi would fulfill at least two criteria ...

... anyways thanks for keeping us safe from FUD, NSA and SPECTRE Cool

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr 2019, 14:18    Post subject: Fish training - proposed curriculum  

Lobster wrote:
I am thinking of training a fish in a wet suit to physically remove the Ethernet cable - however replacing it again is not easy for a sardine Laughing


Dear Lobster,

I think it is irrelevant for fish training that they physically remove the internet cable or detach/eject the storage media from the machine.

Unfortunately, poor sardines can neither handle the scissors nor the screwdriver, therefore only the command line solution can be taken into account.
Thus, since the (most secure) physical action is the requirement, here I recommend including

Code:
diskdrop


instead of "ifconfig eth0 down" to the curriculum.

If so, at the end of the successful exam, hard disks become detached (spun down, heads parked).

Then, what next? I agree that spin-up of hard disks is difficult even for a sardine... Smile

But, why not? I can imagine that a fish accidentally types

Code:
diskrise


then hits Enter ... Laughing

I admit, there is only one thing remains for me to understand: the magic functionality of the wet suit… Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Apr 2019, 18:40    Post subject:  

Thanks for the tips @gjuhasz Very Happy

I do have fun. Good advice. Cool

My current pc has no wifi, so I can disconnect the ethernet cable.

Any plans for pulli pi? An arm (raspberry pi) pulli ...

Ah the wet suit. For a sardine it is basically a fish shaped water container. Hope that helps.

We are now on the root to Puppy9
The best small dog money can not buy ...
Pulli security strategy might be an option ... who knows ...

Live Long and Puppy 🐶
(Traditional Vulcan Dorg greeting)

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PostPosted: Tue 21 May 2019, 09:11    Post subject: Support for Ubuntu 14.04 ends April 30  

Dear Puli users,

As you know, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS reached its End of Life (EOL) on April 30. However, extended security maintenance for customers remains in place until Q2 2022. For more information, please follow the link:

https://www.ubuntu.com/about/release-cycle

So, I believe that the last 32-bit Puli (version 6.2) will continue to work in the upcoming years without any significant issues.

In my plans, only the 64 bit Puli 7.x version will be regularly updated in line with the Ubuntu LTS based puppies such as Bionic Beaver, Fury Flamingo Smile etc.

Puli 7.1 is on horizon with interesting new features and some Bionic elements.

Have fun!

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul 2019, 06:26    Post subject: Latest Audacity and some AppImages uploaded
Subject description: Successfully tested with Puli 7
 

Dear Puli users,

I uploaded many AppImages and others such as the 64-bit audacity-2.3.2p.sfs to this folder:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1saZz9KmygvXKmB1XtCSB-UYHGs3mfNSi

All tested with Puli 7. They probably run with some 64-bit Xenial based puplets, too.


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2019, 11:46    Post subject: Announcement: Puli 7.1  

Dear Puli users,


I am proud to announce the 64-bit Puli 7.1.

The main files are available at http://smokey01.com/gjuhasz/Puli-7.1_Aug2019/.

Installation instructions and detailed description of the new version can be found at http://smokey01.com/gjuhasz/readme-701.html and on the first page of this forum thread.

External 32/64 bit packages are regularly updated in the shared folder structure at

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1GTuMK6jq3BCcZhs6sZ2cDUFmGU8pYtlN and at
https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppyszoftver/files/Puli/.

Changes include new features such as AppImage support, enhanced sandboxing, newer modules, updated references and bug fixes, too. More details will be available soon.
You can find the development in the features by browsing the readme files of Puli 7.1 and the earlier Pulis at http://www.smokey01.com/gjuhasz.


Have fun!

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