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rjbrewer


Joined: 22 Jan 2008
Posts: 4422
Location: merriam, kansas

PostPosted: Sat 08 May 2010, 01:31    Post_subject:  

tubeguy wrote:
rjbrewer wrote:

Ancillary:
Sennheiser 580 headphones; Headroom Supreme headphone
amp, audio image processor.
(the best investment I ever made)
800$ invested

rjb

Jealous! I've been making do with Grado SR-60's straight out of the jack on my laptop. Still, using Aqualung with the DSP set at medium sinc I get decent sounds.


Nothing shabby about those grados; They've always been "Headroom
Companys" alternate to high buck Sennheisers.

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Inspiron 700m, Pent.M 1.6Ghz, 1Gb ram.
Msi Wind U100, N270 1.6>2.0Ghz, 1.5Gb ram.
Eeepc 8g 701, 900Mhz, 1Gb ram.
Full installs

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creakyjoe


Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 4
Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon 17 May 2010, 16:02    Post_subject:  

Have been using Puppy for quite a while now, have used loads of linux over the last 10 years, but Puppy kidnapped me and i'm too comfy to go back to bloated distro's, thought i'd best finally join the forums.

As to systems ~

Main linux box - Puppy 4.2.1 - Athlon XP 2800+, 1GB RAM, 64MB GeForce2 MX400 AGP, Soundlbaster Live (CT4620), 120GB Western Digital HDD.

Other boxes (i have quite a few but will only list the ones relevant to linux use) -
Puppy 4.2.0 SMP/Macpup Foxy 3.0/Win7 - Dell Optiplex 745 SFF - E6400 Core2Duo, 4GB RAM, onboard video, Soundblaster Live External (USB).
Puppy 4.2.1 - Dell Latitude P4 2GHz (laptop), 512MB RAM, GeForce2 MX series video.
Puppy 4.2.1 - Toshiba Tecra 8100 P3 600MHz (laptop), 256MB RAM.

Once in a while i run Puppy (4.2.0 SMP) via USB stick on my main Windows machine, Q6600, 2GB RAM, ATI Radeon HD4650, onboard sound, but not often as Puppy runs so well on all the above machines.

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Main Puppy (home) ~ 4.2.1 2.6.25.16, Athlon XP 2800+
Main Puppy (work) ~ 4.3.1 SMP 2.6.30.5, E2180 C2D - Both have dual monitors (Xinerama).
Other ~ 4.2.0 SMP 2.6.29.1 /Macpup Foxy 3.0/Win7 - E6400 C2D. 4.2.1 2.6.25.16 - P4 2GHz laptop.
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evanzeyl

Joined: 18 May 2010
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Tue 18 May 2010, 19:35    Post_subject: Home Brew  

2 x 74 GIG raptors
4 gig memory (only 2 working at present in Puppy)
2 Nvidia 8800 GTX 768mb cards, (SLI not available yet Sad )
Athlon X2 6000

Mainly built for windows, But am now booting with Puppy 5.0
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Lobster
Official Crustacean


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 15117
Location: Paradox Realm

PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2010, 02:31    Post_subject:  

use menu / system / system status and config / hardware info
(in Lucid) to work out what you have

This is me:
Quote:
Processor 2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
Memory 2074MB (159MB used)

I run Puppy from DVD (now) and have Ubuntu clone SuperOS
on the hard disk

Also have Eeepc 700 for running Puppeee
and a Dell Inspiron 3500 (pentium 4) laptop running Puppy 5 (Lucid)

With these meager resources I will conquer time and space
or go crazy (Oh I dun that)
http://tmxxine.posterous.com/

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LoboGrande

Joined: 07 Aug 2009
Posts: 55

PostPosted: Sun 30 May 2010, 14:20    Post_subject:  

My two P4 machines have recently taken a dump.

Here's what's working right now:
Turbopup Extreme 4.2(switched back from PL 4.3)
Dell Dimension XPS T700r
P3 850mhz with 768mb ram
Quantum Fireball 30gb HD set
SoundBlaster CA106 sound card
ATI AGP 4x video card
Sony CD-RW CRX-140E
Realttek RTL-8139 Ethernet card
HP 2358 keyboard with MicroInv PD430p mouse

The old warhorse
Gateway G6-350 with 600hz Katmai P3with 512mb ram
6gb Western Digital HD
Puppy 4.3(likely switching to Turbopup Extreme)
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ncsu1983

Joined: 23 Feb 2008
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sat 05 Jun 2010, 21:43    Post_subject: Dell Inspiron 7000  

-Computer-
Processor : Pentium II (Deschutes)
Memory : 255MB (82MB used)
Operating System : Lucid Puppy
Resolution : 1024x768 pixels
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : ES1968 - ESS ES1968 (Maestro 2)
-Input Devices-
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
PC Speaker
-SCSI Disks-
ATA IBM-DJSA-205
TORiSAN CD-ROM CDR_U240
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cagwait


Joined: 30 Dec 2009
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 00:28    Post_subject:  

Currently running Browser linux which is based on Puppy 4.31 on a Fujitsu Siemens Futro A250 thin client picked up New on ebay from a IT supplier disposing of old stock for only £10

specs AMD Geode LX800 processor at 500mhz
256 mb ram
256 mb internal Flash memory

and consumes only about 12 w of power and silent Very Happy

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Nooblet0218

Joined: 21 May 2010
Posts: 103

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 01:25    Post_subject:  

got 4 machines i use

my main desktop is

os: ubuntu 10.04
processor: amd64 athlon dual-core 4600+ 3.2Ghz
memory: 2 gb

my laptop is

os: puppy 5.0
processor: amd64 mobile athlon 3400+ 2.2Ghz
memory: 512 mb

and my second desktop is

os: puppy 4.2
processor: intel pentium 4 2.2 Ghz
memory: 512 mb

and my second laptop is

os: puppy 5.0
processor: intel celeron 2.2Ghz
memory: 512mb
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tubeguy


Joined: 28 Aug 2009
Posts: 1326
Location: Park Ridge IL USA

PostPosted: Sun 06 Jun 2010, 06:36    Post_subject:  

cagwait wrote:
Currently running Browser linux which is based on Puppy 4.31 on a Fujitsu Siemens Futro A250 thin client picked up New on ebay from a IT supplier disposing of old stock for only £10

specs AMD Geode LX800 processor at 500mhz
256 mb ram
256 mb internal Flash memory

and consumes only about 12 w of power and silent Very Happy

Nice! Slick little kit, perfect for Puppy.

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maxpolaris

Joined: 12 Jun 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sat 12 Jun 2010, 04:33    Post_subject: My System
Sub_title: Res'e'rected j''nk
 

averatec 3200 five hndred twelve mb ram mobile sempron one.6 ghz dvd 802g wlan
dead hard drive messed op keyboard
hey this laptop was on my jonk pile for 3 yrs. booted poppy loocid .5 on one gigabyte stick
hahaha. gotta love it so cool. thanx to the pengooinistas.
newby to *nix. i coold not believe it when this thing booted op
got online browsing and downloading and listening to cd's hehehe so cool.
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Nican Tlaca


Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 8
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul 2010, 02:08    Post_subject:  

After using Puppy since Dec. 2009, I finally joined the forum.

So here goes:


Old clunker #1

733 MHz emachines (2002)
256 MB RAM
18 GB HDD
USB wireless Internet antenna/adapter
Dual boot: 1) Puppy 5.01 Lucid Puppy & 2) Windows 2000 Pro
currently writing this post from this old workhorse



Old clunker #2

400 MHz Gateway Essential (1999)
256 MB RAM
40 GB HDD
USB wireless Internet antenna/adapter
Dual Boot: 1) Puppy 4.3.1 & 2) Windows 98
Snappy performance and wireless connection runs better than OEM Win98


Old clunker #3

933 MHz Gateway Performance (2001)
512 MB RAM
250 GB HDD
USB wireless Internet antenna/adapter
Triple boot: 1) Xubuntu-LXDE, 2) Puppy 5.01, 3) Windows XP
Puppy runs like a horse on this machine


I'm really surprised to see so many people using fairly new hardware with Puppy. I thought it was going to be a bunch of people with dinosaurs like mine.
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Nican Tlaca


Joined: 15 Jul 2010
Posts: 8
Location: Los Angeles, CA

PostPosted: Thu 15 Jul 2010, 02:12    Post_subject:  

cagwait wrote:
Currently running Browser linux which is based on Puppy 4.31 on a Fujitsu Siemens Futro A250 thin client picked up New on ebay from a IT supplier disposing of old stock for only £10

specs AMD Geode LX800 processor at 500mhz
256 mb ram
256 mb internal Flash memory

and consumes only about 12 w of power and silent Very Happy



Too cool, man...too cool.

And all for a sweet price, too.
What next, running Puppy out of a toaster?
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The Old Sourdough

Joined: 21 Jul 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed 21 Jul 2010, 06:40    Post_subject: List your system  

Nican Tlaca wrote:
After using Puppy since Dec. 2009, I finally joined the forum.

Me too.

snip

'm really surprised to see so many people using fairly new hardware with Puppy. I thought it was going to be a bunch of people with dinosaurs like mine.


I'm running 4.3 on an old ASUS P5A mainboard/AMD K6-2 533mHz/768 meg PC100 RAM/13.6 gig HDD/Permedia 8 meg PCI video/Soundblaster Live/and an old unnamed NIC that I found in the trash (no kidding!) Runs just fine!
I resurrected most of the machine from the top shelf in the hall closet where it had been gathering dust for a few years. Smile
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dogged

Joined: 23 Jul 2010
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug 2010, 21:03    Post_subject:  

I have Puppy 4.1.2 Retro running well on a Thinkpad 760XD that was manufactured in 1997.
It has 104MB of memory, a 166MHz Pentium MMX processor, a modern 320GB hard drive,
and no USB. I did a hard disk install, including a 1GB swap partition.


The good:
Puppy boots my machine in 102 seconds. It has great hardware compatibility.
The display is 1024x768 with 16 bit color. The display is -fast-.
A command like "cat *.c" does not have any trouble writing quickly
to the screen, unlike some other distros.

Networking works fine, I successfully use a 3Com PCMCIA 10/100 Ethernet card
and a Cisco Aironet 350. (Like all PCMCIA wireless cards, only WEP
encryption is supported.)

My "5 in 1" PC card reader with a 1 gigabyte memory card works fine.
It is a convenient way to copy files.

I installed the devx_412.sfs package, so now I have a C compiler,
a C++ compiler, Perl, and Bash.

I recompiled the kernel specifically for the Pentium MMX processor.
Recompilation took several hours, but it improved the boot time and memory footprint.

As Wikipedia says, Puppy "is not based on any other distribution."
That's really a plus. Last year I tried many distros on another old
machine, and it seemed like they all had the same bugs. Puppy gives you -new- bugs! Smile

A full backup of the 16gb partition takes 130 minutes. Here is how I do it:
1. Boot from wakePup and the CD
2. Make sure that hda1 is not mounted and that hda3 is mounted.
3. dd if=/dev/hda1 of=/mnt/hda3/backup.2010.aug2.dd bs=2M
That backup can be mounted using loopback if you ever need to recover
a few specific files.

The Setup icon helped me configure what services I wanted.
I was able to disable cups by renaming the cups file in /etc/rc.d/init.d
and using chmod to make it not executable.

The ftp daemon is easy to use. It gives a good way to copy files back
and forth to my regular PC.

Puppy gives me a familiar Linux environment.


The bad:
The 760XD has a loud shrill fan that turns on after about 30 minutes.
It is very unpleasant.

The 760XD will not boot from CD. Instead, you will need to use
wakePup and an external diskette drive. I used the proprietary 46H5748
Thinkpad drive which has a unique connector.

The BIOS does not support dual boot. I tried a lot of tricks, and
just could not make it work. In fact, the Puppy hard disk install would not
boot until I shrank the hda1 partition to 800mb. Once I got the hard disk install
to successfully boot, I resized hda1 to 16GB and all is well.

The browser works, but this machine is not up to the task of displaying
many of today's web pages. For example, when the browser is already
loaded, it takes almost 30 seconds to load the eBay home page. The mwave sound
card is not compatible with Puppy or any other Linux. With no sound and
a limited video card, any kind of web video is pretty much hopeless.

The disk seems really slow. Thanks to the forum I found out about
hdparm, and discovered that this box does not support DMA! However,
it helps to add this statement to /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit right after functions4puppy4:
hdparm -A1 -c3 -m16 /dev/hda

Some of the fonts do not work.

I put the appropriate settings in .Xdefaults, but they do not have any effect
on my favorite editor. Instead, I had to recompile the editor to get all my
favorite defaults. Puppy compiled more than 20000 lines of C in about 5 minutes.
Congratulations Barry, the compilation had no problems with libraries or
external variables.

Nothing in the operating system can really get around the machine's
basic limitations. It's still just a 166MHz processor with 104MB of memory.


Conclusion:
Puppy lets me get the most possible function from this old hardware.
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dogged

Joined: 23 Jul 2010
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Mon 02 Aug 2010, 21:06    Post_subject:  

(duplicate post, never mind)
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