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tnhomestead

Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 8

PostPosted: Tue 23 Feb 2010, 21:09    Post subject:  

Dell latitude cpi a 400 xt here, running puppy 4.3.1 i believe, found everything no work needed for my pantech px 500 only problem now is my Samsung sgh=t639 phone, havent got that to work as a modem yet,
I LOVE MY PUPPY!! LOL
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jon4t2


Joined: 24 Feb 2010
Posts: 11
Location: Kent, Ohio

PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 09:57    Post subject: Puppy on a Dell CPx J650GT  

Hi,

PL 4.3.1 on a Dell CPx J650GT laptop.

CPU: PIII, 650MHz; RAM: 512MB, 100MHz

Dual boot w/Win98, incl. swap file. Used GParted from LiveCD to create partions.

I use the laptop to plug into my T-Bird with Open Source Win98 ODB-II programs. Since PL works so well, I'll have to try Linux ODB-II programs or Windows versions using WINE.
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sullysat


Joined: 16 Oct 2007
Posts: 364
Location: San Antonio, TX

PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 13:37    Post subject: Re: MaxSpeed MaxBook 810  

chicks wrote:
This was one of the original "NetBooks", from about 2003. Targeted at corporate users, it lacks a hard drive, boots from an internally-mounted Compact Flash drive. I've been running Puppy 3.x on it for a few years, just updated to 4.3.1 - it found everything, including the CompactFlash slot on the left side that 3.x never recognized, and my WiFi card, which I had a hell of a time getting working on 3.x. Love the new Puppy!



Hey chicks,

This is an interesting looking machine. Do you have a make and model on it or know if its available anywhere?

Sully

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sullysat


Joined: 16 Oct 2007
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Location: San Antonio, TX

PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 00:13    Post subject:  

Well, since I'm following this thread with interest, I suppose its about time I made my own contribution(s) to the list.

When I first started playing with linux, I discovered Puppy and started testing different distros on the old hardware I'd been collecting. That has led to a collection of older laptops that I've been trying different Puppy distros on as I work myself up to tackling older and older hardware.

About a year ago, I got a really good deal on four Dell Latittude notebooks. The best of the bunch (described below) has become my main Puppy machine and also serves as a test bed for different puplets.

Of the other three, the lowest of the bunch, a 500MHz has an intermittent keyboard issue, so I've used it mostly for parts. The other two are set up as follows:

PIII 600MHz, 512GB, 10GB HDD. Puppy 412XRC3 in a full install configuration. I loaded Frostwire on this one and use it to d/l misc files.

PIII 650MHz, 384GB, 6GB HDD. Puppy 4.3.1, tweaked by ttuuxxx (I like the mods on it) with Pidgin, Dillo2.2 for quicker browsing, and a few other little odds and ends loaded. This one has no operable USB port so the only way to share files, etc. is via the internet.

I have five other OLDER notebooks that I intend to make useable in some way or another. I'll update as I get them going so stay tuned.

Sully

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chicks

Joined: 22 Oct 2007
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PostPosted: Sun 28 Feb 2010, 00:44    Post subject: Re: MaxSpeed MaxBook 810  

sullysat wrote:


Hey chicks,

This is an interesting looking machine. Do you have a make and model on it or know if its available anywhere?

Sully


It was made for Maxspeed, who were bought out by Neoware, who were bought out by HP. Model 810, I think there was an 820 also. It's pretty obsolete. 1Ghz Via CPU, 256Mb RAM built-in, I had to add another 256Mb when I upgraded to 4.3.1, since the browser kept crashing on all those sites with their &#&^%! Flash widgets.

Staples had a house branded version of it for a while, with a hard drive, called the Cyclone. Yahoo group about it here: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/cyclonelap/

Not sure who actually made it. Still a nice machine, though, especially since the stock XPe was replaced with Puppy, and now Puppy 4.3.1. 12" display is perfect, much nicer than the typical Netbook's 10"er. Battery went out years ago, something like $120 to replace, so it runs off the wall socket, not a problem for couch surfing...
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lugligino


Joined: 10 Jan 2008
Posts: 46
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar 2010, 09:51    Post subject: HP Omnibook Xe2 DD  

Puppy 4.1.3 full installation on a 1999 born HP Omnibook Xe2 DD, PII 366MHz, 256MB RAM, HD 4GB, 12" wide screen 800x600, Phoenixbios DD.M2.03. Only two partitions hda1 for puppy and hda2 (600 MB) as swap.
Puppy run fast and stable but touchpad is partially recognized (double tap is not recognized as a click on left button).
Mplayer, vlc (now disintalled both) and gxine work great but only after the 1st run (badalloc error and crash). I can watch internet TV on gxine ay acceptable quality on seamonkey Surprised, while flash film (youtube) are quality poor (audio ok, but video nearly not existent). I use several Win software using wine-1.1.38.
Puppy is able to recognize a PCMCIA triple usb2.0 card while vwdial (connect) is able to recognize a huawei E156G usb modem inserted to one of the three usb2.0 ports. Razz Great! So I preferred to wipe WIN XP and install Puppy (Dual install needed too much HD room).
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Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar 2010, 11:59    Post subject:  

Various IBM lappys, from 560/570 to T21 & T30, Toshiba PS271E/S2710XDVD
Most puppies/derivatives I've tried work 95-100%, though some just don't boot with kernel panic??
full install on 560/570 work best, otherwise frugal or liveCD plus savefile
I prefer ttuuxxx's 214X or Joe's Slaxer_pup as 1st try OSs for lappys
4.1.2 is probably most stable, otherwise
some network/wifi/3G connectivity issues
occasional xorg/videodriver issues
Recent acquisition Edubook, 4.3.1, & Jemimah's version

Still playing/experimenting hard & soft Wink
I think it's my age Laughing

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tubeguy


Joined: 28 Aug 2009
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Location: Park Ridge IL USA

PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar 2010, 17:04    Post subject:  

See below!
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stu90


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
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Location: England. Dell Inspiron 1501. Dpup

PostPosted: Thu 04 Mar 2010, 12:42    Post subject:  

Dell Inspiron 1501
1.6 AMD dual core
1 gig of ram shared with graphics

running frugal install on hard drive.
Lighthouse puppy
Dpup
stardust12
Boxpup

my laptop is loving puppy idling / web browsing at a positivity breezy 38oC Shocked
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yangmusa

Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Fri 05 Mar 2010, 18:30    Post subject:  

"Back in the day", all of about 2 years ago, when EeePC was a rumor on the web but not yet for sale, I put this together from a diskless ex-corporate machine off eBay for $50:

Fujitsu Lifebook B2131
400 MHz Pentium
192 MB Ram
10" touch screen, 800*600
IDE-Compact Flash adapter - 1x2GB flash card + 1x4GB microdrive

Initially I ran Damn Small Linux, but since Puppy 3 I've been using Puppy as my main OS. I also have Wolvix on there, and while surprisingly usable it's much slower than Puppy and not tempting for everyday use.

I'm now thinking of upgrading to something newer, smaller and lighter. I've been thinking of the Edubook, or maybe this: http://semprotech.com/t70dj10.html - but all the reviews out there say that web video plays poorly. Which is weird - the B2131 plays Youtube "almost" smoothly, definitely watchable. So how can a 10 year newer machine, with a processor more than 2 times faster (on paper) still not manage to play video? Plus the Fujitsu was not a cheap machine when new, and the excellent build quality and great keyboard make it a joy to use. Hmmm, maybe I'll just hang on to it a little longer Wink
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Varmint


Joined: 26 Apr 2007
Posts: 71
Location: Ohio, USA

PostPosted: Fri 05 Mar 2010, 20:30    Post subject: laptops/netbooks
Subject description: What I currently use
 

Acer Aspire One here, came with WinXP, so I shrunk the partition, added an Acer Remix Puppy and a DesktopBSD 1.7 partition as well. Nice little tri-boot machine. The onboard wifi is useless, as is the Crystal Eye Camera. I boot into WinXP if I need a camera at this time, as I'm not certain of the proper driver for it. As for the onboard wifi, I use an Intellinet Wireless G USB Adapter which has an SMA antenna connector, which allows me to use whatever antenna I want. I have a few pups and other distros on usb sticks that work well with this netbook, and I may get something with a flash drive instead of a hard drive next so I can carry it in the bush without worries about the drive being damaged by my abuse, which is inevitable with hard drives.

ChurchPup Concordia Edition, DigiPup, PupItUp, Acer Remix 2, and others have been tested with good results on this netbook, and I'm going to try some of the other netbook remixes as well just to see what happens.
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tubeguy


Joined: 28 Aug 2009
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Location: Park Ridge IL USA

PostPosted: Fri 05 Mar 2010, 20:49    Post subject: Re: laptops/netbooks
Subject description: What I currently use
 

Varmint wrote:
As for the onboard wifi, I use an Intellinet Wireless G USB Adapter which has an SMA antenna connector, which allows me to use whatever antenna I want.

You just made my day, that would be way better than my current PCMCIA card. Very Happy

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Flash858


Joined: 25 Jun 2008
Posts: 99
Location: Chandler, Arizona

PostPosted: Sat 06 Mar 2010, 01:42    Post subject: My suggestion
Subject description: $.02 USD, adjusted for inflation...
 

Cat -
I had an Asus 1000 HE, and not only is it arguably the best netbook ever made (280 chip, I upped to 2gb ram from 1gb, 9 hr battery life, great screen, very compact yet solidly built, fantastic chicklet keyboard, excellent wi-fi, decent sound, easy and quickly changeable BIOS, great touchpad, will boot off HD, SD, External USB anything, etc...) - only drawback is MAJOR FINGERPRINTS - so I got a fitted case), but it ran every single puppy/puplet distro I threw at it. I finally settled on the vanilla Deep Thought for a myriad of reasons, the most predominate of which is familiarity. I added VLC to it, and that was about it.

I wiped the HD, had Ubuntu 9.04 standard (not NBR), full install of Deep thought, and Eeebuntu on the HD, and a frugal of Tigerpup on the SD card. All were flawless. The only hiccup is the wi-fi is auto-disabled in the bios when you add an operating system (took a while to figure that out...), but it is easily re-enabled.

I just c omitted to an HP mini, that I am getting for a song, as I am going back to civilization (East Coast) for vacation next month, but when I return, I will sell it for a profit and get another 1000HE.

I really miss that machine! Sad
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Aitch


Joined: 04 Apr 2007
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Location: Chatham, Kent, UK

PostPosted: Sat 06 Mar 2010, 10:05    Post subject:  

yangmusa

Perhaps, The Acer Aspire Revo3600?

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=393906#393906

As I say, I'm not an Acer fan, but with Nvidia ION chipset included it's a whole different machine
- that one you link to uses an ARM [unsupported] processor, whereas the Aspire has the Atom - and the video is incredible

http://i.gizmodo.com/5111999/nvidia-ion-supercharges-netbooks-with-5x-faster-graphics-and-full-hd-video


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yangmusa

Joined: 10 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Mar 2010, 12:17    Post subject:  

Aitch wrote:
that one you link to uses an ARM [unsupported] processor


Check the link again - it actually uses a Vortex86 processor, which is x86 compatible. But it's true - the machine looks pretty much identical to many that come with ARM processors.

However, I found this review from Engadget. I think it's the same machine branded differently - anyway, if it really retails at $200, then it really doesn't seem like good value compared to a used machine of higher quality.

Edited to fix the links. Thanks for the tip, CatDude!

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