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Puppy 2.15CE RC2 Standard Edition Plus
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davec51

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 11:37    Post subject: Re: Still in the dark about adding features
Subject description: Can't get Office addons to work
 

WhoDo wrote:
davec51 wrote:
OK, I downloaded the iso's and extracted the sfs files, put them in the root of my hd, where my save file resides. Nothing happened.
I'm feeling helpless and hopeless. Could someone give me Dummy instructions?
Thanks.

Go to /usr/local/bin and drag swriter, scalc and simpress links to the desktop. All the other apps are linked from that directory too. The menu system isn't updating properly at the moment. I'll sort that out with Nathan and Pizzasgood before Final is released.

In the meantime, the office apps are there, the graphics apps are there and the web apps are there; you just need to know where to look. Typing the app name in a console works, too.

Hope that helps.


Thanks for the dozenth time, WhoDo. Before it worked, I had to put the xxx.sfs.bin files into my hd root and (this is the tricky part) rename them to remove the .bin part. Then it's perfect. OO loads, by the way, faster than from Windows.
Once again, WhoDo, you do the voodoo that you do so well.
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Scoticus


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 12:18    Post subject: Puppy 2.15CE RC2 Standard Edition Plus
Subject description: cant get to boot after burn2iso
 

I liked the look of what was on offer but find that when I burn the ISO to disk I end up with error message when closing / rebooting. I am using multisession disk as it lets me experiment with what I am looking for.

davec51 remarks about sfs files has me confused.

Can someone please advise me where I am going wrong

Many Thanks

Ian

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Jactek

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 12:28    Post subject: Puppy 2.15CE ISO  

Im having a heck of a time downloading the RC2 ISO
yesterday I tryed to down load 4 times and it kept coming up short anywhere from 4419k to 111meg. I was using rc1 yesterday witha save file on the HD and I tryed with Teen Pup this morning running on CD multi session but no luck I have DSL , AMD AthalonXP 2200+ 512 meg ram 8 gig swap.

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 14:06    Post subject:  

To get the menus working, just open a terminal and run fixmenus then restart the windowmanager. Presto, you should have menu entries.
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Sit Heel Speak


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 17:00    Post subject: Re: Puppy 2.15CE ISO  

Jactek wrote:
Im having a heck of a time downloading the RC2 ISO

Keep trying. It took me four tries to get the entire pgs_215.sfs, at around 8.5Kbps. Three tries to get OOo_215.sfs, two tries to get the Puppy 2.15CE RC2 .iso itself.

These mysterious cutoffs are why a BitTorrent stream download is a better idea than simple mirrors. Although mirrors are better than nothing.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 17:10    Post subject: promise to mirror  

Jactek I am sorry you machine is too powerful to run puppy, try vista Wink

I've haven't been involved with CE due to little RAM (240M) to run it, I'll find those files and put them on puptrix.
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WhoDo


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 17:10    Post subject:  

Pizzasgood wrote:
To get the menus working, just open a terminal and run fixmenus then restart the windowmanager. Presto, you should have menu entries.

Yep. Did that (several times) and still no menu entries. I checked (and rechecked) Nathan's updated XDG directory and menu files, too. No joy. Maybe it's just me, but from the posts above I don't really think so. Has something fundamental changed in the way XDG menus are dynamically created?

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 17:39    Post subject: Puppy 2.15CE RC2 Standard Edition Plus  

If a superstar like WhoDo cant get things to work, what chance have I ?

Everything looks brilliant on paper but how do I get it onto my system. ?

I am having great fun experimenting at finding what I can do and what suits me but to have what looks so near to my ideal setup only to find that is is so far away is so frustrating.

I was hopefull that I could put this on a Flash Drive aand progress from there but so far I am stuck.

Your guidance will be most helpfull

Ian
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ralphv

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 17:52    Post subject: A Few Bugs  

I found a few problems. When I switch to jwm, the menu has no option to switch back to icewm, I have to type restartwm icewm in a command window. Also, in jwm, Gaim is not in the menu, so it has to be typed in from the command line.

I tried to rip an audio cd, it said I have to belong to the cdrom group or otherwise get permission.

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 19:21    Post subject: Re: Puppy 2.15CE RC2 Standard Edition Plus
Subject description: cant get to boot after burn2iso
 

Scoticus wrote:
I liked the look of what was on offer but find that when I burn the ISO to disk I end up with error message when closing / rebooting. I am using multisession disk as it lets me experiment with what I am looking for.

Ok, we need to know a bit more about the error message. What did it actually say? Did you check the md5sum for the ISO after downloading?

Are you using CD-RW? There are known issues with CD-RW multi-session. CD-R multi-session is fine ... I know because I always burn a test copy that way before uploading.

Don't worry about Dave's queries just yet. Let's get it booting right for you first, ok?

Cheers

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Jactek

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 19:27    Post subject:  

Got it 6th or 7th time must be the charm !!!!
Looks good


Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 19:28    Post subject: Re: Puppy 2.15CE RC2 Standard Edition Plus  

Scoticus wrote:
If a superstar like WhoDo cant get things to work, what chance have I ?

I ain't not no superstar! Laughing Everything is "working" ok, but the menu system isn't updating so the applications are easy to use. We'll work that out before Final, no worries.

Scoticus wrote:

Everything looks brilliant on paper but how do I get it onto my system. ?

The best way, if you want to start with a full setup, is to download the iso and sfs files, then use Isomaster to add the sfs files to the iso. Then burn the iso to CD-R. Everything should then be available on the CD for next boot. Cool

Scoticus wrote:

I am having great fun experimenting at finding what I can do and what suits me but to have what looks so near to my ideal setup only to find that is is so far away is so frustrating.

That's very much the point with Puppy - the fun part, not the frustration. The fact it is also so complete, fast and usable is a bonus for the likes of us who are learning as we go. Wink

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 19:31    Post subject: Re: A Few Bugs  

ralphv wrote:
When I switch to jwm, the menu has no option to switch back to icewm, I have to type restartwm icewm in a command window. Also, in jwm, Gaim is not in the menu, so it has to be typed in from the command line.

Yep. That's a long-standing JWM issue. I'll have a look and see if I can organise a workaround using XDG menus.

ralphv wrote:
I tried to rip an audio cd, it said I have to belong to the cdrom group or otherwise get permission.

Question Question Question In Puppy you are root by default and root has access to absolutely everything? What program were you trying to use?

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 19:48    Post subject:  

Jactek wrote:
Got it 6th or 7th time must be the charm !!!!
Looks good

I think the problem is bandwidth. Lot's of puppies trying to download their new toy all at the same time. Razz Although they are separate mirror sites, I believe at least two are using the same server; hence the bandwidth issues. We're looking at a generous offer to host for free on another server, so hopefully that situation should improve in time, and Barry has said he will host Final at ibiblio.org.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar 2007, 19:59    Post subject:  

WhoDo wrote:

I believe at least two are using the same server;

Cheers


Same host, but different servers.
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