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Installing packages in Lucid Puppy 5.2.5
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amyo


Joined: 27 May 2011
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2011, 23:54    Post subject:  Installing packages in Lucid Puppy 5.2.5
Subject description: step by step instructions with screenshots
 

HI, I'm totally new to Linux.
I have done a full install of Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 on my old desktop and totally removed Windows. I really like it because it is so cute and has everything I need. I wish to keep this system for my granddaughter (5Y) to play and use educational programs.

To start with I tried to install tuxracer which I downloaded on my laptop. Copied it on pendrive and tried to install in linux computer.
It contains two files: tuxracer-0-61.tar.gz and tuxracer-data-o-61.tar.gaz.
Clicking upon it, opens in Xarchive, did select all, and extract; its files gets extracted in two different folders. Don’t know what to do next. Confused
Also tried install in PPM –there is nothing I can do. Sad

Can someone give step by step instructions (for LuPu 525) for this example? A screen shot example will be great. Also give instructions how to create its shortcut on desktop and how to include in FUN category of menu.

Thanks

Amyo
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wuwei


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2011, 01:52    Post subject:  

Welcome to the Puppy world and the forum.

I am not into games on the PC but at least I can point you in the right direction.

This search engine finds most Puppy related websites
http://wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

more specifically here
http://www.google.com/cse?cx=015995643981050743583%3Aabvzbibgzxo&q=tuxracer&sa=Search&cof=FORID%3A0&siteurl=wellminded.com%2Fpuppy%2Fpupsearch.html

From what I can gather, there is a lot more involved with tuxracer than just opening the archive.
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amyo


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2011, 02:27    Post subject:  

Thanks

visited links, not of much help.

Tuxracer is just example I attempted.

will appreciate if someone give step by step instructions (for LuPu 525) for such example? A screen shot example will be great.

Also give instructions how to create its shortcut on desktop and how to include in FUN category of menu.

Amyo
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Tue 14 Jun 2011, 12:03    Post subject:  

The easy way is to get game programs that are already compiled for Puppy.
They will install and set up everything for you.
In the forum got to:
Additional Software(Pets&stuff) Games
You will find game programs as pet packages that you can download and install.

Here is basic info on installing programs:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=59597
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amyo


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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jun 2011, 13:25    Post subject:  

hi

i downloaded some .pet games:
http://dotpups.de/dotpups/Games/armagetronad-0.2.8.1.pet
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=13248
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=10001
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=5177
http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/9/21/2107819/enigma-1.01-i686.pet
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=11395
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=11635
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=11365
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=10950
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=13825
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=9990

and installed using PPM, they got installed and listed in FUN category of menu.
however they do not open neither show any error message !!!

amyo
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dru5k1


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Jul 2011, 18:25    Post subject:  

oh crap that's funny

It seems you were grabbing a bunch of games for Puppy verson 4.0 series or even 2.0 series, but you (were using) a 5.0 series Pup.

I hope that you are now having fun with Wary, and I think you should check out Puppy Arcade which is here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=62619 (just a thought - and a fun thing for you and your grandaughter to play with I'm sure Very Happy )
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amyo


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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jul 2011, 06:49    Post subject:  

It was funny, I went all out to setup games for my grandaughter !! Wink
However, since couple of days, I am back with working Puppy 525. I have installed Gcompris and Etoys 431. Both are working fine. I can’t load childsplay 431, it gets installed and shows in menu but doesn’t work. Sad
Thanks for providing link for Puppy Arcade and soon will try it out. Will appreciate if you can provide some educational games (Age gr: 5-8 yrs) which can work in Puppy 525.
BTW my old desktop is Celeron (II), 128kb Cache, 367.48MHz of frequency, 514MB RAM, 10GB HDD and display Resolution 1024x768 pixels, with Puppy linux 525 (Full).
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muggins

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PostPosted: Thu 14 Jul 2011, 18:56    Post subject:  

There shouldn't be any problem with pup4 packages working with your pup5 install. I had a look at the ones you tried, and the most common factor was most needed SDL.

Have you installed SDL? if not, try this version.

With the games lletters & 5ball, they should also work with p525. The first needs the gtk1 packages, mentioned in the thread, to work. But i'll try running them in p525, & report back to you.
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amyo


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2011, 00:10    Post subject:  

Thanks muggings,
SDL file you suggested is GZ file. How to install it in p525? Please show it step by step, I am new in this and do not wish to disturb my running p525.
Amyo
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2011, 02:35    Post subject:  

Your browser, for whatever reason, has changed the file's extension. Rename it from SDL.gz (or is it SDL.tar.gz?) to SDL.pet. You can then click on it to have it automatically install.
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2011, 04:42    Post subject:  

This may be a red herring but I think it ideal for 5 year olds or crustaceans with the mind of a 5 year old Embarassed
http://www.poissonrouge.com/

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amyo


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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2011, 06:22    Post subject:  

Hi Makoto,
You are right, it is .gz in Opera and in IE it is .pet.

Thanks Lobster,
Now the kids are glued to the screen.

Amyo Very Happy
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muggins

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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2011, 18:07    Post subject:  

Amyo,

yes, there was a problem running those games on pup525, due to a missing symlink for libpng.so.3.

If you've installed the SDL.pet, then open a console, (Menu>Utility>Urxvt), then copy the code below, and paste it into the
console by clicking both mouse buttons together, then press enter, most of the SDL-based games should be fine.


Code:
ln -s /lib/libpng12.so.0.42.0 /lib/libpng.so.3
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PostPosted: Fri 15 Jul 2011, 19:31    Post subject:  

Regarding the specific games, linked to above, after installing SDL.pet, and creating the symlink for libpng.so.3, R-Anagram, Bombs,
TuxBlocks, Scalar, LPairs, MartianMemory & DeadlyCobra all worked.

(Although with the last I did get my screen locked needing Control-Alt-Backspace remedy.)

Instead of the 5Ball pet, that you linked to, try this one, as it has a menu entry.

With Armagetron you need a working openGL graphic setup. You could try Menu>Setup>Setup Puppy>Quickpet>Drivers & see if there
are drivers for your graphics card.

With lletters, it will work if you install:

glib12-1.2.10.pet
gtk+12-1.2.10.pet
gdk_pixbuf10-0.22.0.pet
imlib-1.9.15-1.pet
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Jul 2011, 22:44    Post subject:  

another note: PuppyPackageManager can download and install programs/games from the Ubuntu (main,universe,and multiverse) 'repositories' - it's just not enabled by default

In PPM there's a 'Configure Package Manager' button, and in the resulting window there's checkboxes for the Ubuntu repos. Once you've selected these, you'll see them in the top-right of PPM and can choose them and search for games by name (and the fun category?)
(if you don't see them straightaway just restart PPM)

http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/childsplay says it recommends childsplay-alphabet-sounds

let's hope I don't break anything here...
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