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Dingo Alpha 5 of 11 Jan. Issues (aka Bugs or Problems)
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2008, 04:34    Post_subject:  

John Doe wrote:
booted dingo alpha5 with 'pfix=ram' (twice) and it didn't unmount the optic drive either time

I've also run into this problem on my Acer laptop while running Dingo alpha5 in RAM from CD.

I tried using Pmount to first mount (succeded) then unmount the CD to eject the disc, but I just got 'Failure! ... '

Trying umount /mnt/sr0 in a terminal resulted in 'Device or resource busy'

Puppy unofficial tester (off and on) since v0.9.2
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jan 2008, 19:29    Post_subject: Re: "Troublesome Toshibas" hang up xwin
Sub_title: Laptop hang workaround not used in first Puppy bootup.

rerwin wrote:
When Puppy boots the first time (without a pup_save file or partition), the problematic laptops still hang. The workaround was implemented in xorgwizard; but xwin executes xorgwizard only after trying a "Xvesa -listmodes" command, which hangs for those laptops.

Ideally, the PC-specific logic common to xwin and xorgwizard would be moved to a separate, common script to eliminate duplication of code. Pragmatically, though, a message could be displayed before the hang, advising how to recover. I have created an expedient solution.

After line 60 of /usr/X11R7/bin/xwin, the following statement could be inserted and would show only when xwin hangs; if there is no hang, the xorg dialog appears quickly.
  echo -e 'If initialization freezes here, press ctrl-c and type "xorgwizard",\nselect "Xorg", choose monitor type, choose video mode, and then at the prompt\ntype "xwin" to start X.'   #rerwin

This should help users find the workaround, if they need it. Thanks for considering this.

Ok I've put that in. Yes, the duplicate code needs to be extracted to a common file.

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2008, 08:28    Post_subject: Cd-ejector  

"I almost started a poll to ask who has or doesn't have one of those bent paper clips next to them. "

It turns out that thin plastic straws are the perfect size to use for this. I always have a few straws lying in front of my keyboard, just in case.
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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jan 2008, 14:19    Post_subject:  

Buy a European ie German drive and they provide a proper little metal prodder!
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