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Dingo Alpha 5 of 11 Jan. Issues (aka Bugs or Problems)
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dvw86


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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2008, 17:16    Post_subject: Jan 17th Alfa 5
Sub_title: Jan 17th Alfa 5 on the eeepc
 

Barry,
I downloaded and tested the Jan 17th Alfa 5 (2.6.24-rc8 kernel) on the eeepc. I just copied the needed files to the internal SSD drive and used the current Grub install to boot it. It booted up and shutdown fine. Durring shutdown I saved the pup file to a SD card in the internal SD card reader slot. On reboot it found the correct file and loaded it. As a side note, one thing I noticed was that the default kernel that comes with the eeepc is 2.6.21.4
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2008, 19:15    Post_subject:  

disciple wrote:
The gimageview .pet in the repository has an & in gimageview.desktop, which causes an error if you do
Code:
jwm -p

It doesn't actually seem to cause any problems, but it can be fixed by using &

Thanks, I fixed it.

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BarryK
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2008, 19:20    Post_subject:  

Dougal wrote:
BarryK wrote:
That's not my problem. 'modules.pcimap' lists the PCI-to-PCMCIA interface modules, such as yenta-socket, but not the modules for a particular card, like the 'xirc2ps_cs' required by my PCMCIA network card. 'elspci' will not help either

I was not referring to yenta-socket etc., but to the drivers for the actual devices: most of them are listed in modules.pcimap. I went over it a month or so ago and there were only a few that weren't.

None of the PCMCIA network drivers are in modules.pcimap. They are all the modules that end with '_cs'. The same would apply to any other specialist PCMCIA-card drivers, as these have nothing to do with PCI.

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2008, 19:23    Post_subject: Re: Jan 17th Alfa 5
Sub_title: Jan 17th Alfa 5 on the eeepc
 

dvw86 wrote:
Barry,
I downloaded and tested the Jan 17th Alfa 5 (2.6.24-rc8 kernel) on the eeepc. I just copied the needed files to the internal SSD drive and used the current Grub install to boot it. It booted up and shutdown fine. Durring shutdown I saved the pup file to a SD card in the internal SD card reader slot. On reboot it found the correct file and loaded it. As a side note, one thing I noticed was that the default kernel that comes with the eeepc is 2.6.21.4

That's good news.
My experiences with the 2.6.24-rc4 and -rc8 have been very positive. I intend to wait until it is released before releasing Dingo beta.

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JustGreg

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Jan 2008, 23:12    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Tested Alpha 2.6.24rc8 with Eee PC
 

I did a fresh install to a 1 gigabyte USB flash device. I used an external USB CDROM with the iso to boot the Eee PC and do the installation to the USB flash device. Everything when well expect for the dreaded Syslinux unsafe /tmp permissions error. Saved a pup_save.2fs to the device. Rebooted and used Xandros to complete the syslinux process. Booted the USB device and it worked. The Dingo gold screen looks better on the small screen for some reason. The proper screen resolution (800x480) was available in both Xvesa and Xorg. I tried both video servers with no problems. The only thing missing was the network modules for the ETHERNET and WIFI cards. I could not try the networking.
The sound work fine at the start. I got the two "woofs". This version should work nicely once the card modules for networking are available.

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kirk

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 00:02    Post_subject:  

Sorry Barry,

The pure-ftpd package has a small problem. I didn't set the permissions or owner correctly on /root/ftpd. Embarassed

I've posted a corrected pet package along with a file sharing rox app that uses curlftpfs to setup Samba like file sharing here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=167716#167716

I did run into a problem with Curl. The version in Dingo won't work with Curlftpfs. The latest version of curl works fine.


Also, the Xorg pet packages for DRI I posted here:

http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/edf6fef129_20.04MB

http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/50d0e37588_1.28MB

work for alpha5. So if anyone wants 3D acceleration and you have a kernel supported video card. Just install the package and restart X. You don't need the include pet package unless you want to compile something.

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John Doe

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 03:43    Post_subject:  

ok, here is the rest of the update for the theme wizard.

1. /root/.xinitrc line 130, change to this:

Code:
[ -f /usr/bin/absvolume ] && absvolume &


It appears that without the -bg switch the background of absvolume just goes transparent so the tray color shows through. This works great for us as most users probably wouldn't want the theme wizard moding .xinitrc anyway.

One thing to note, when restarting JWM the volume app won't refresh the background color. X must be restarted for this to happen. I tried all manner of things to work around this, for instance changed line 180 in jwmConfigMgr to this:

Code:
     <action>killall absvolume && jwm -restart && [ -f /usr/bin/absvolume ] && absvolume &</action>


Tried a couple variations of that and didn't work anyway I tried.

2. /usr/local/jwmconfig/jwmThemeSwitcher line 100, put a space after the var before the &

Code:
exec $BGSCRIPT &


This will allow that line to function and call the scripts in /root/.jwm/themes

3. There is one incorrectly names script in /root/.jwm/themes

It is 'bg-jwm-xp' delete it. Correct name is bg-jwm-puppy-xp to work with the variables in themeslist (it's in the tar).

4. I attached a tar with the 5 modified scripts for /root/.jwm/themes. As requested they do nothing to the background. They update the config lines for blinkydelayed and xload in /root/.jwm-task. They also first back up /root/.jwmrc-tray to /root/.jwmrc-tray.bak, just incase something terribly wrong happens during the process.

5. This is probably trite, but 4 files in /root/.jwm/themes are maked executable and don't need to be.

jwm-puppy-xp
jwm-original
jwm-blueX
jwm-peach

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One other quick note regarding something else.

While digging through the scripts in puppy I noticed in /usr/sbin/delayedrun there is a routine at line 84 to start anything in /root/Startup. I was thinking it might be nice to put a folder in the root FileSystem there with a readme.txt in it that said something like:

"Any executables or scripts placed in this directory will be run when puppy starts up."

I've seen it asked how to do that in the forum a couple times and had no idea that was there. Might help everyone notice better.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 05:52    Post_subject:  

Is the devx with the Glade IDE available for download yet?
Where?

Using the latest Jan 17 Alpha - the temp one
I got a woof woof on start up. That is an improvement Smile

Not being able to open a CD by the button on the CD player
is something that used to infuriate me with Knoppix and
other Linux. On the laptop (currently being converted into a Shrine) Smile
the CD did not open - on my main machine it worked OK

I must also congratulate the SVG icon creator. They continue to improve
and are minimal AND obvious.

woof woof

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Sage

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 08:08    Post_subject:  

Just for the record, tried 2.6.24-rc8 - temp, as BK didn't indicate whether he'd applied recent HD/install changes.
The news is not good.
Cfdisk (with or without full path specified, using sda or hda), Pmount nor the internal GPartEd can see these small (4Gb) IDE drives. PUI cannot operate on them either (as expected!).
Neither P3.01 nor SystemRescue/ GPartEd had any problems at all. Pre-installing P3.01 and trying to overwrite it doesn't work either - the IDE drive remains invisible.
Seems that the alpha5fix to make the IDE drive at least visible has been removed.
Pmount is now opening the tray, but only if opticals ar mounted and unmounted - this isn't acceptable.
But the network modules are functioning 100%???? Has the wrong 'temp' been inadvertently uploaded???
This exptl version is slower to boot, again.
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HairyWill


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 09:20    Post_subject:  

John Doe wrote:
It appears that without the -bg switch the background of absvolume just goes transparent so the tray color shows through. This works great for us as most users probably wouldn't want the theme wizard moding .xinitrc anyway.

JD are you testing this in dingo. I had the background colour working automatically without the -bg switch in 3.01 but it didn't work in dingo (alpha2 I think). That was the only reason I bothered to implement -bg.

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raffy

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 11:48    Post_subject: OK with alpha5 k2.6.24-rc8  

Tested alpha5 k2.6.24-rc8 on the eee, and Dingo does well saving and using the save file from SD card (dvw86 above said this already).

It's the microphone that gives me the trouble here - snd-hda-intel seems a little difficult to work with, even in other Puppies. And of course the ath_pci driver is not there, so I was unable to use wireless Internet access.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 20:58    Post_subject:  

HairyWill wrote:
John Doe wrote:
It appears that without the -bg switch the background of absvolume just goes transparent so the tray color shows through. This works great for us as most users probably wouldn't want the theme wizard moding .xinitrc anyway.

JD are you testing this in dingo. I had the background colour working automatically without the -bg switch in 3.01 but it didn't work in dingo (alpha2 I think). That was the only reason I bothered to implement -bg.

John, yes, HairyWill implemented '-bg' for Dingo as transparency didn't work.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 21:48    Post_subject:  

kirk wrote:
Sorry Barry,

The pure-ftpd package has a small problem. I didn't set the permissions or owner correctly on /root/ftpd. Embarassed

I've posted a corrected pet package along with a file sharing rox app that uses curlftpfs to setup Samba like file sharing here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=167716#167716

I did run into a problem with Curl. The version in Dingo won't work with Curlftpfs. The latest version of curl works fine.


Also, the Xorg pet packages for DRI I posted here:

http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/edf6fef129_20.04MB

http://myfreefilehosting.com/f/50d0e37588_1.28MB

work for alpha5. So if anyone wants 3D acceleration and you have a kernel supported video card. Just install the package and restart X. You don't need the include pet package unless you want to compile something.

I can't download the big file. The download won't even start.
Perhaps we can get you an ftp account. Probably Ted Dog won't mind if you have ftp access to puptrix.org. I'll ask him, you can use the same account that he gave me.

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Caneri

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 22:05    Post_subject:  

@ kirk,

did you lose your ftp access for puppylinux.ca?

Eric

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jan 2008, 22:14    Post_subject:  

Barry,
About the Citrus theme. On my Eeepc I like it. I really like the included castle background with it. On my 17 inch monitor it is just too much. I could get used to it though.
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