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racepres


Joined: 16 Jan 2009
Posts: 531
Location: Central Michigan, US

PostPosted: Mon 25 Jan 2010, 22:48    Post subject:  

Dean wrote:
Toshiba Satellite 4070CDS
Processor: Intel Celeron 366 Mhz
Memory: 64 MB
Hardisk: 4GB
OS: Full install puppy 4.31 + 128mb swap partition


Shocked wow mister ... good on ya
If I owned that box it would have 2.14R onto it...
If it is workin' for you ... I applaud!
RP
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auriza


Joined: 05 Jan 2009
Posts: 46
Location: Surakarta, Java

PostPosted: Tue 26 Jan 2010, 03:39    Post subject:  

@racepres
Out of topic: What is the difference, advantage/disadvantage of Puppy version 2,3, and 4. I also have old computer in home with 64M memory.
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sky king

Joined: 08 Apr 2009
Posts: 72

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2010, 07:37    Post subject: emachines WalMart netbook  

4.3.1 works on emachines em250. I don't think the webcam is recognized, Won't boot from SD card. Otherwise, I'm happy. $228.

BTW, WIN7 starter, included on this netbook, may pleasantly surprise you with startup and shutdown times. And the webcam works.

It's funny, windows is now including a pwidgets style clock.
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racepres


Joined: 16 Jan 2009
Posts: 531
Location: Central Michigan, US

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2010, 11:56    Post subject:  

auriza wrote:
@racepres
Out of topic: What is the difference, advantage/disadvantage of Puppy version 2,3, and 4. I also have old computer in home with 64M memory.

When I started w/ puppy it went so good that I decided to "revive" some really old hardware! Didn't go so well... but DSL was working very well indeed! After some experimentation and looking into kernel versions, [learned from trying to put linux onto a Mac] I decided to go w/ earlier versions for use on earlier equipment... Works so good for me that I won't be changing anytime soon...
RP
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auriza


Joined: 05 Jan 2009
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Location: Surakarta, Java

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2010, 12:56    Post subject:  

I see, for really old hardware. Thanks.
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jafadmin

Joined: 19 Mar 2009
Posts: 425

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan 2010, 15:32    Post subject:  

I've got a Thinkpad X60 with 1 Gig of RAM and a 500g drive partitioned as half ntfs and half ext2. I run XPPSP2 on the ntfs drive and run 4.12, 4.21, and 4.31 on the ext2 partition. I can choose which of the four OS's I want to run from the XP boot menu.

All OS's work fine with the built-in Verizon Broadband wireless modem as well as the various LAN and 802.11x wireless adapters.


I have a Thinkpad A21m with 196 meg of ram and 40 gig HD that runs a 4.21 full install and runs a linksys wireless pcmcia card.

I have a Thinkpad X31 with 1 gig of RAM and 100 gig HD that dual boots XPP and P4.12.
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svgt

Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 109
Location: Hamburg, Germany

PostPosted: Mon 01 Feb 2010, 13:42    Post subject:  

I've got a MITAC 5033. It runs pretty well with Puppy431. 64MB, 366MHz. I am looking for a manual and the last bios version. I would like to upgrade ram and cpu. Does anybody know the limits?

The computer runs under several names. another one is IPC Topnote K6II-366. Fujitsu Liteline Gericom etc
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timber


Joined: 01 Feb 2010
Posts: 6
Location: WA

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 06:25    Post subject: Sony Vaio here
Subject description: Macpup Foxy 3, Mint 8 & Mint Xfce 7
 

Sony VAIO vgn-fs920
1.73Gh processor
2Gb ram
350Gb HD - all ext3
DSL modem w/ 802.11x wireless hub

Grub2 Menu:

puppy-431-NOP-r2 frugal install w/ compiz, openoffice. gimp and adobe reader.

All data, scripts, wallpapers etc stored in home (on partition rather than in 2fs file)

Backup Script using rsync to categorized folders on another partition or drive
for data, config, usr, etc, bin, sbin, lib, dev, var and one folder called nos for rsync of
iso, sfs, vmlinuz and 2fs file.

Xine script to turn off compiz before using and on after.
Cleanup script to empty trash, caches etc.

All runs very fast and smooth and I always have at least one complete backup on hand. puppy-431-NOP-r2 has become my main OS I'm happy to say.

Mint 8 Main (work and play - slower but very comfortable to use)

Mint Xfce 7 Host w/ VirtualBox - XP Guest (work station - lean mean and fairly quick) -- Soon to be upgraded to Mint Xfce 8.

I usually keep /home on a separate partition.
Also separate partitions for VirtualBox, virtual drives and virtual swap file.
For backup I keep an external hard drive clone kept in sync with rsync
Always trying new distros as well but will always keep returning to the three above ... work horse, race horse & greyhound (use depends on mood or task).

Only real annoying problem I can think of for NOS puppy is that I can't get VirtualBox to configure it's kernel.
I'd like to try a debian based puppy that uses apt-get and synaptic one day but it's not too high on priorieties right now.
I've found that Xfce is the best DE for me, it seems to have the best balance for speed and customization and is just a pleasure to use, now that I've gotten used to it.

Great idea for a thread CatDude!

timber
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timber


Joined: 01 Feb 2010
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Location: WA

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 06:27    Post subject: Sony Vaio here
Subject description: Macpup Foxy 3, Mint 8 & Mint Xfce 7
 

Sorry 'bout the double post ...
Technical (er ... I mean user) error.

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afishe2000

Joined: 29 Jan 2010
Posts: 37

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 09:22    Post subject:  

Just started working with Puppy linux...
    Thinkpad i Series 1300 model 1171 circa 2001.
    Pentium III @ 750 MHz
    184MB RAM
    20.0 GB HDD
    Integrated 802.11b
    8x4x24 CD-RW

Using 1.0.8, everything works straight out of the box, all newer versions freeze at "Loading kernel drivers needed to access disk drives..." during boot process.
Still looking for a solution to get a newer build on this old machine.
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bee_pipes


Joined: 23 Jan 2010
Posts: 15
Location: Podunk, Tn.

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 11:25    Post subject:  

Thanks loads for starting the thread CatDude. I'm looking at a new laptop - sorta leaning towards the ASUS eeePC. Need something for heavy reading and writing. I also appreciate your comments jemimah .

One question for the netbook owners out there - 10" screens. How are they for reading? I was considering the kindles - hate reading at the desktop and the trend of books & manuals seems to be increasingly electronic. How are the small screens for extended reading? Ideally I'd like something that lends itself to loafing on the couch - whether reading, writing or coding.

Again, thanks all for experiences.

Regards,
Pat

later edit: Sorry - should have mentioned - early 50's, bifocal wearer.

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TomRhymer

Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 95

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 14:09    Post subject:  

bee_pipes wrote:
Thanks loads for starting the thread CatDude. I'm looking at a new laptop - sorta leaning towards the ASUS eeePC. Need something for heavy reading and writing. I also appreciate your comments jemimah .

One question for the netbook owners out there - 10" screens. How are they for reading? I was considering the kindles - hate reading at the desktop and the trend of books & manuals seems to be increasingly electronic. How are the small screens for extended reading? Ideally I'd like something that lends itself to loafing on the couch - whether reading, writing or coding.

Again, thanks all for experiences.

Regards,
Pat


I have an Acer Aspire One 10" that I read on often, it works very well for me. One thing to look for is to make sure that the netbook has pageup and pagedown keys. Most netbooks combine these functions with other keys, which would drive me crazy when reading books. When I'm just reading I use WinXP rather than Puppy because Puppy doesn't seem to be able to slow down the Atom processor. In XP I get almost 10 hours of battery life reading with the wireless off. With Puppy, I get 5 hours regardless of use and the netbook heats up very quickly.
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abushcrafter


Joined: 30 Oct 2009
Posts: 1447
Location: England

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 14:31    Post subject:  

The answer is the "CPU Frequency Scaling Tool". There is a newer version on the forums btw.
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bee_pipes


Joined: 23 Jan 2010
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Location: Podunk, Tn.

PostPosted: Tue 02 Feb 2010, 16:41    Post subject:  

Are there background tasks that can be disabled to bring down processor demand? Things that may be unnecessary, such as bluetooth or other options not in normal use?

Regards,
Pat
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TomRhymer

Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 95

PostPosted: Wed 03 Feb 2010, 13:46    Post subject:  

abushcrafter wrote:
The answer is the "CPU Frequency Scaling Tool". There is a newer version on the forums btw.


I've tried it, but none of the settings support the Atom processor.
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