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musher0

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2019, 23:09    Post subject:  Slackster-700
Subject description: A smallish 32-bit derivative of slacko-6.9.9.9
 

Hello, and a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2019 to all!

First things first: if it hadn't been for greengeek's half-joke (here),
I wouldn't have done it and wouldn't be initiating this thread. So thanks,
g/g, for that little pique!

Also thanks to peebee for his kernel 3.16.45 4G kernel, without which
this Pup targeting older PCs would not exist.

Pls download from here.

The best way to describe "Slackster-700" is to say it's an edit of 01micko's
slacko-6.9.9.9, with some things out, some things corrected and some
things added.

Quote:
New Year's Day 2019

slackster-700 -- as compared to slacko_6.9.9.9
-----------------------------------------------


Replacements --
=================
Abiword is replaced by seamonkey-compozer.

MPlayer and gnome-mplayer are replaced by
the already present ffplay and the script
ffplay-music.sh.

Kernel 3.16.45 4G is used instead of the default
4.4 PAE kernel.

The latest Seamonkey2-49.4 replaces firefox. Most
sincere thanks to norgo for his compilation. However,
firefox remains available in the optional package.


Added --
===========
The opus player and opus<>wav conversion utils
have been added. Opus is arguably the most
complete audio format as these lines are written.

I have added about 60 of my scripts, for RAMdisk
creation, text viewing, OS clock sync, rclock,
pupsave creation, disk-checking, etc., etc.

Security app and scripts lsof-i, chkrootkit-0.52
and Lobster's GROWL2 are included at
/opt/local/securite

The links-2.17 console and graphics browser is now
present, as itself and as the defaulthtmlviewer.
Viewing man pages, e.g., is now much faster
because of it.

A host of small pics used mostly as icons and fillers
for the ROX bar at the left is located at
/usr/share/backgrounds/gtkrc-mine. This directory
name is an explanation in itself!


Updated --
========
I have updated the less text reader to v. 530.
(Ex-factory version was v. 481.)


Corrected --
=========
Symlink rxvt-unicode was missing in /lib/terminfo/r
directory. It is needed for proper operation of less,
urxvt and other important CLI utilities.


Untouched -- Wink
===========
PMusic. (Not that I like it, but it does the job.)
jwm. (Ditto.)


Desktop --
========
A ramdisk is created on boot-up if your PC has
enough RAM, and a greyish rclock should show at
the top right corner.

A winter scene on Lake Superior is used as the
default backdrop.

The "pill" at the top of the "P"-grouped desktop
icons is an off-on switch for the ROX bar to the left.

I managed to shave ~ 70 Mgs off the original puppy sfs, by putting a lot of
stuff outside in the /mnt/home/"slacko" dir. Not sure if it's a new concept
or not. (Probably not, and it does not matter.) I am still offering some sfs's
in there.

But the thing is: it is ready to go as a small Puppy. (-- Beginning of edit --)
138 Mb's for the main sfs plus 17 Mb's for the adrv = 155 Mb's. I don't remember
seeing a Pup this small in quite some time. ( -- End of edit --)

If you want to add stuff, you may. You only have to unlrzip and unzip what's
in the directory. It will work off the bat, no rebooting needed, because it's pre-
symlinked in the main Puppy. (Lrzip is uncluded, BTW.)

The following may go against popular belief concerning the Pups I produce,
but please note:
"slackster-700 is NOT a French or a French-Canadian Puppy. It's a Puppy
derivative, period. You, the user, can add to it any locale you need but I have
included none ex-factory.


~~~~~~~~~~~

The devx can be downloaded from here
and the support directory from here.

Quote:
What to do with the contents of this directory.
===============================================

1) Copy this entire directory to /mnt/home.

2) Once copied in place, rename it from MntHomeSlacko-700
to /mnt/home/slacko-6.9.9.9-uefi. Since its contents are
symlinked in the Puppy, it has to be this directory name.
Thanks for your understanding.

3) The .cache, .mozilla, and .thumnails folders in here are already
symlinked inside the Puppy. Do not alter them, here or in the Puppy.

~~~~~~~~~
The optional package is for programs you would prefer to use.
They are not required for the Puppy to work.

Again in /mnt/home/slacko-6.9.9.9-uefi,
1) un-lrzip, then unzip, the python* computer language archives.
One of these is required by youtube-dl (if you intend to use it).
Unpack both if you are a python buff or wish to learn python or
use python apps (e.g. sunflower, etc.).

2) Un-lrzip, then unzip, the firefox browser if you wish to use it.

3) Un-lrzip, then unzip, the libLLVM* archive. This library is only
used, to my knowledge, by some alternative browsers

4) The noyau* (i.e. kernel) archives on a need basis only, should
you wish to restore the original 4.4 kernel or use the alternative
3.16.43 SMP kernel.

I'll be announcing the URL(s) of the remainder tomorrow in the post below.

Enjoy!

In the meantime, please feel free to test the new bugger, and to
comment and/or ask questions below if need be. BFN.
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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2019, 23:54    Post subject:  

Hello all.

Many thanks to forum member augras for his "hospitality".

~~~~~~~~~~~
The latest java JRE (as of this writing) in sfs form, and a couple of java
apps are available for the slackster-700 Pup at this online directory:
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/?dir=musher0/Slacko-700/Java-et-applis_java

Every Puppyist worthy of the name knows how to mount an sfs, yes? Smile

~~~~~~~~~

The optional set has now been uploaded at
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/musher0/Slacko-700/MntHomeSlacko-700_optional.zip

For convenience, a listing of the two mega-archives follows:
Code:
Archive:  MntHomeSlacko-700.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
        0  2019-01-01 21:58   MntHomeSlacko-700/
        0  2018-12-31 01:14   MntHomeSlacko-700/.cache/
    31705  2018-12-29 03:43   MntHomeSlacko-700/.cache/dmenu_run
        0  2018-12-31 01:14   MntHomeSlacko-700/.cache/mozilla/
     1984  2019-01-01 21:58   MntHomeSlacko-700/Replacements
    17409  2018-12-24 19:25   MntHomeSlacko-700/s_puppylogo96.png
  6336018  2019-01-01 17:56   MntHomeSlacko-700/TTF.zip.lrz
       17  2018-12-31 01:11   MntHomeSlacko-700/.DirIcon
 49963291  2018-12-31 00:39   MntHomeSlacko-700/seamonkey.zip.lrz
     6413  2018-12-24 19:25   MntHomeSlacko-700/s_puppylogo48.png
        0  2018-12-31 01:13   MntHomeSlacko-700/.mozilla/
        0  2018-12-25 23:40   MntHomeSlacko-700/.mozilla/extensions/
      448  2019-01-01 19:31   MntHomeSlacko-700/unlrzzip1.sh
     1245  2019-01-01 21:57   MntHomeSlacko-700/Instructions
        0  2018-12-31 01:12   MntHomeSlacko-700/.thumbnails/
        0  2018-12-31 01:12   MntHomeSlacko-700/.thumbnails/normal/
---------                     -------
 56358530                     16 files


Archive:  MntHomeSlacko-700_optional.zip
  Length      Date    Time    Name
---------  ---------- -----   ----
        0  2019-01-01 20:39   MntHomeSlacko-700_optional/
 12831610  2018-12-31 00:44   MntHomeSlacko-700_optional/python2.7.zip.lrz
 13967568  2018-12-31 00:46   MntHomeSlacko-700_optional/python3.5.zip.lrz
 46428852  2018-12-28 00:14   MntHomeSlacko-700_optional/firefox-52.9.0.zip.lrz
  9197573  2018-08-26 04:45   MntHomeSlacko-700_optional/libLLVM-3.8.so.lrz
---------                     -------
 82425603                     5 files


Remember: step 0) consists of unzipping those two mega-archives.
The "surface" zip is only for convenience in transport.

Then copy their contents to /mnt/home/slacko-6.9.9.9-uefi.

Now use the little script called unlrzzip1.sh to unpack the first set. Study
it a bit and you'll easily understand how to unpack the second set.

~~~~~~~~~

I beg forgiveness from those of you who use mhwavedit: I forgot to
move the /root/.mhwavedit directory to /mnt/home/slacko-6.9.9.9-uefi
and to bring a symlink of it back in /root. Could you please do it? Thanks
for your understanding. If you do even only a bit of sound editing with
mhwavedit, this cache will fill up your pupsave in no time. In any case,
may I suggest that you empty this dir. when done editing or listening to
a song or instrumental piece.

To be cont'd.

BFN.

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Jan 2019, 23:54    Post subject:  

Hello again all.

Kernel 3.16.45...4G comes with an fdrv, which you can get here.
It's part of the kernel that peebee has compiled and provided. In my
experience so far, this Pup does not seem to need this fdrv to run, but it
contains extra firmware, which may be handy to have. I have added it, and
the Pup did not complain.

To be cont'd.

Have a great day!

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 03:42    Post subject: RESERVED
Subject description: ready to test
 

HAPPY NEW YEAR
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 05:45    Post subject:  

And to you, pp4mnklinux! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 10:37    Post subject:  

hi musher

getting 403 forbidden from the downloads page

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 13:03    Post subject:  

ally wrote:
hi musher

getting 403 forbidden from the downloads page

Smile
Will check. TWYL.

5 min. later: I had not given it enough permissions. Sorry about that.
Should be ok now. Let me know? TIA.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 14:55    Post subject:  

sorted now, thanks

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Slacko

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 15:32    Post subject:  

Many thanks, ally. Some day you will get the Nobel prize for Archiving.
You should, anyway! Smile

~~~~~~~~~~~
Slackster-700's first script for it is ffplay-mus-appel.sh. It allows one to
play any music format in a quasi-GUI window.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
# /root/my-applications/bin/ffplay-mus-appel.sh
# Quasi-GUI pour / for ffplay
#
# Requis / Required: ffplay (in all Puppies, fonte / Universalis / font,
# rxvt-unicode (urxvt) v. >= 9.22,
# image /$MyImgs/Clarinet_buffet_crampon_rc_prestige-667x351.jpg.
#
# Usage: ffplay-mus-appel.sh $1
# $1 = music piece or song / morceau ou chanson.
#
# (c) musher0, 2 janv. 2019. GPL3
####
MyImgs="/root/my-documents/mes-images"
T="$1";GeoM="g 68x24-250-300"
FadE="fade 70 -fadecolor "#94A495""
ProG="ffplay -nodisp -loglevel info -hide_banner $T -autoexit"
FNT="fn xft:Universalis:pixelsize=12:bold:italic:antialias=true:autohint=true"
PxMp="pixmap $MyImgs/Clarinet_buffet_crampon_rc_prestige-667x351.jpg"
P="$T (ffplay)"
TrnsP="tr -sh 25 -bg SaddleBrown -fg gold"

rxvt +sb -$TrnsP -$FadE -$FNT -letsp -4 -$PxMp -$GeoM -b 12 -title "$P" -e $ProG

# Pour le problème des noms de fichier contenant des espaces :
# ls -1 --file-type |grep \ |while read F;do mv "$F" "`echo $F|tr \  _`";done
The pet incorporates some right-click menu calls for major music types,
à la don570. The complete UniversalisADF font can be found here; it's
licenced under the GPL.

Scrot and pet attached.

Enjoy.
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ffplay-mus-appel-0.01.pet
Description  Same as above, with clarinet picture and UniversalisADF "bolditalic" font.
pet

 Download 
Filename  ffplay-mus-appel-0.01.pet 
Filesize  215.87 KB 
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 18:18    Post subject:  

Yet another Puppy for frugal installation only?
In every recent Puppy or derivative, the possibility to choose to run from and save to a multisession CD-R is no longer included. Why the empty words that the Puppy in question is designed to run on old hardware? CD's are old news, but they will last a lifetime, and CD players/burners are found in most older hardware.
I find it to be a fault not to include the fundamental flexibility in Puppy's design; the coice of installation method and media.

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jan 2019, 22:29    Post subject:  

tallboy wrote:
Yet another Puppy for frugal installation only?
In every recent Puppy or derivative, the possibility to choose to run from and save to a multisession CD-R is no longer included. Why the empty words that the Puppy in question is designed to run on old hardware? CD's are old news, but they will last a lifetime, and CD players/burners are found in most older hardware.
I find it to be a fault not to include the fundamental flexibility in Puppy's design; the coice of installation method and media.

Pipe down, tallboy. You sound like the brick-layer who is mad because
the carpenter got a new tool from his wife during the Holidays...

True, this is a new design I came up with for a frugal installation. I know
it works as a frugal installation, but where do I say in the above that I am
shunning Puppy running from CD/DVD?

I suspect that this concept could be used in a CD plus thumbdrive frugal
setup.

But I confess that I have not yet tested the Slackster-700 booting from
CD/DVD. So please throw another brick at me.

Regards.

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 17:21    Post subject: LiveCD test  

Tried to do a LiveCD test on my Compaq Presario 2200 laptop, which is currently running a frugal install of Tahr606. 1.3 GHz Celeron M nopae CPU and 1 GB RAM.

Burned a CD. Booted and got as far as the "Starting X, specs in..." message. Then got "Exited from X...." message.

Ran xorgwizard, set resolution to match my 1024x768 display, and ran "xwin". No joy.

Ran xorgwizard again, set color bit depth to 16, and ran "xwin." Still no joy.

Ran xorgwizard again, didn't see anything else I had enough knowledge to mess with, so just exited. Ran "xwin" again.

This time, it booted all the way to desktop. But after about half a second, the display went blank and threw me back to the console. While the desktop was up, I noticed that all the icons had little rectangles where there should have been text, implying some sort of charset or font problem?

Ran dmesg but saw nothing helpful.

Then tried to cd to "/etc" and that's when I noticed that the "/" key instead produced the "e" with acute accent. Also noticed that the "|" key produced the ">" character. Since the keyboard mapping was clearly hosed, I threw in the towel at this point. Sorry I was unable to do a more thorough test.
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2019, 20:08    Post subject:  

Very strange indeed.

Thanks for your report, 65902coder. I'll burn a CD and will try to mimic
the behaviour.

Your bug means that xorg.conf would have been altered somehow? Or that
the whatchamacallit xkbset exec would be on the loose? Hm...

But hey! The Atari4 DOS was weird too!!! Wink

Happy New Year, BTW!

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2019, 03:19    Post subject:  

Hi

There is no fdrv in the iso - so the kernel does not have any firmware....

https://sourceforge.net/projects/lxpup/files/Other/huge-kernels/fdrv.sfs/download

is the one that goes with my kernels - will need to be renamed appropriately.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jan 2019, 04:07    Post subject:  

Hi peebee.

Thanks for the heads-up, but I had noticed and already informed people
in this post.

Have a great day!

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