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Can Puppy identify the type of RAM?
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Grem41

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 13:55    Post subject:  Can Puppy identify the type of RAM?
Subject description: i.e., DDR, etc..
 

Hi Guys,
Is there a command or GUI I can use to request the type of RAM ie DDR etc not just it’s value so I can add more memory ( I only have 64MB ). I done often by just opening the case but if software does it, great.
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Mar 2011, 14:04    Post subject:  

Code:
lshw -C memory

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Grem41

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011, 13:09    Post subject: lshw -c memory  

Thanks DPUP5520 for replying.

Tried the code
Code:
lshw -C memory
you suggested with the outcome lshw not found by bash. Googled the code and found I needed to be in root with superuser rights.

If so how do I get to that point via Command Line with those rights as I thought I was superuser anyway.

Using Puppy 431,Wary or Lucid
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011, 13:29    Post subject:  

You are running in root, as I also use Ubuntu and this is where the code comes from I thought it might be in Puppy too but apparently not. Why not use the program Hardinfo I thought that was included in the Puppy main releases?
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PANZERKOPF

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011, 15:52    Post subject: Re: Identifying memory  

Grem41 wrote:
Hi Guys,
Is there a command or GUI I can use to request the type of RAM ie DDR

dmidecode.

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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011, 16:21    Post subject: Re: lshw -c memory  

Grem41 wrote:
Thanks DPUP5520 for replying.

Tried the code
Code:
lshw -C memory
you suggested with the outcome lshw not found by bash. Googled the code and found I needed to be in root with superuser rights.

If so how do I get to that point via Command Line with those rights as I thought I was superuser anyway.

Using Puppy 431,Wary or Lucid


I don't think it's installed by default:

http://packages.debian.org/squeeze/lshw

You probably only need to install (Puppy knows how to install a .deb package):

http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/lshw/lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb

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neurino


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011, 19:54    Post subject:  

Don't directly install deb packages if you use a printer with your puppy.

Rather do something like this script:

Code:

#!/bin/bash
tempdir="/tmp/lshw-02.14-1"
mkdir -p "$tempdir" && cd "$tempdir"
wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/lshw/lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb
undeb lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb
rm lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb
dir2pet "$tempdir"


Then follow dialogs and install the pet you'll find in /tmp
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2011, 21:08    Post subject: Re: Identifying memory  

PANZERKOPF wrote:
Grem41 wrote:
Hi Guys,
Is there a command or GUI I can use to request the type of RAM ie DDR

dmidecode.


This works great;
thanks for the tip.

Anyone vaguely familiar with Google should know that hundreds of
sites tell you exactly what kind of ram you need. Laughing

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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 16:36    Post subject:  

neurino wrote:
Don't directly install deb packages if you use a printer with your puppy.

Rather do something like this script:

Code:

#!/bin/bash
tempdir="/tmp/lshw-02.14-1"
mkdir -p "$tempdir" && cd "$tempdir"
wget http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/l/lshw/lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb
undeb lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb
rm lshw_02.14-1_i386.deb
dir2pet "$tempdir"


Then follow dialogs and install the pet you'll find in /tmp


Does it break the printer if you do a direct install? The Puppy-Package-Manager knows and records when you install a .deb (at least on recent versions: 4.3.1, 5.20)

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 17:31    Post subject:  

At least some browsers installed from .deb has changed permissions of cups files.
The result is that cups wont print anymore. There are at least two separate reports of that. Neurino has one example somewhere inside forum.
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 17:40    Post subject:  

hardinfo?

Make a zenity/yad/easybashgui GUI with that command?
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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 18:30    Post subject:  

It's under System
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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 20:02    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:
At least some browsers installed from .deb has changed permissions of cups files.
The result is that cups wont print anymore. There are at least two separate reports of that. Neurino has one example somewhere inside forum.


OK, I'm a little puzzled. The package referenced above was "lshw" (list hardware), which is a pretty simple package. I've had very good luck with such "simple" packages (mg, lshw, and even dosemu).

However I agree, I would not encourage installation of very complex packages (e.g. browsers, compilers, etc) from .deb packages. Just getting the dependencies working is likely to break something else.

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DPUP5520

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Mar 2011, 20:50    Post subject:  

Made a pet for lshw here

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=508243#508243

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