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DaveS


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 11:03    Post_subject:  

Is Flash REALLY up to 18MB now? Wow.............
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 11:07    Post_subject: Defaults-Chooser update
Sub_title: i18n'd, more apps, a bit faster
 

here it is, updated, faster, i18n'd

****EDIT: you may need to check "defaultaudioplayer" works OK...
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 11:25    Post_subject:  

1. Seems I'm unable to do this with my "live" CD-RW of "Slacko-5.29.5 RC (k2.6.37.6)...
i.e. Edit the isolinux.cfg file in the ISO used to burn the CD...
So that it treats a pupsave file on anternal HDD as though a pupsave file on a Flash Drive.
And then I can do the necessary to be able to choose if/when to save manually during a session, and...
Be given the choice at shut-down "to save or not to save".

2. If I'm unable to do the above with any Puppy, I'm much less inclined to want to use that Puppy. Sad
It's VERY useful to be able to choose to not-save a session. Very Happy
Lupu does it, but not Slacko.
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8-bit


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Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 11:49    Post_subject:  

Toshiba Satellite Intel graphics, Intel 8280 sound card, 512megs ram booting Slacko RC from USB flash drive.

When I first booted, sound was fine.
After savefile was created, a reboot showed sound as muted. changed that with retrovol full and rebooted.
Sound still muted on reboot.
Is there a fix for that?
It is just extra work to have to goto retrovol-mixer and recheck the boxes and crank the volume back from zero on each boot/reboot.

Other than that, everything appears to work.
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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 12:34    Post_subject:  

Sylvander wrote:
1. Seems I'm unable to do this with my "live" CD-RW of "Slacko-5.29.5 RC (k2.6.37.6)...

I edited the initrd.gz file, to enable this as the 'usbsave' pfix option...
(The 'init' script, to be exact...)

Notice the lines labeled 'sc0ttman', these are the ones that make it work.

Code:
if [ "$pfix" ];then
 for ONEFIX in `echo -n "$pfix" | tr ',' ' '`
 do
  case $ONEFIX in
   ram)     PRAMONLY="yes";;      #run in ram only (do not load pup_save).
   rdsh)    RDSH="yes";;          #exit to shell in initial ramdisk.
   nox)     PNOX="yes";;          #do not start X.
   clean)   PCLEAN="yes";;        #force version upgrade and cleanup.
   purge)   PPURGE="yes";;        #radical cleanup for broken system.
   copy)    PCOPY="yes";;         #copy .sfs files into ram.
   noram)   PNORAM="yes";;        #v412 partial restore no copy sfs to ram.
   fsck)    PFSCK="yes";;         #do a fsck of pup_save file.
   usbsave)    PUSBSAVE="yes";;         #sc0ttman, enable change PUPMODE 12 into PUPMODE 13.
   [0-9]*)  PIGNORELAST=$ONEFIX;; #blacklist last $ONEFIX folders (multisession).
  esac
 done
fi

later

Code:
case $PUPMODE in
...
...
 12) #4=pup_xxx.sfs found, 8=pup_save.2fs found.  total=12
  DRVSAVE="`echo -n "$PUPSAVE" | cut -b 1-3`"
  REMOVABLEDRVSAVE="`cat /sys/block/$DRVSAVE/removable`"
  [ "$REMOVABLEDRVSAVE" = "1" ] && PUPMODE=13 #`expr $PUPMODE + 1`
  [ "$PMEDIA" = "usbflash" ] && PUPMODE=13 #v404 fix classmate, with internal usb flash.
  [ "$PUSBSAVE" = "yes" ] && PUPMODE=13 #sc0ttman, option to disable pupmode 12 (disables real time save file updates)
  ;;


Et viola.

Boot with pfix=usbsave to get PUPMODE 13 on HD frugal installs

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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 12:40    Post_subject:  

Updated Pup-Advert-Blocker

- noticably faster, i18n'd, de, es, en, fr, ru translations included


(I am posting the updates of my apps now, as I have been late to see the RC status of Slacko.. I hope it is not too late to include the new 'defaults'chooser', or this updated 'pup-advert-blocker'..)

Advert blocker is setup differently in Woof than in my puplets, so I have just attached an archive with the files needed - they will need to be placed in the right place...

I think the main script will go in /usr/sbin/, and the .mo files in /usr/share/locale/*/LC_MESSAGES/ (as usual)...
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tasmod


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 13:44    Post_subject: Short test required.  

Can someone in the USA who has their timezone set please run a command for me in the terminal?

I believe that the USA now changes it's DST in November.

I'm getting the old October date reported.

This is the command :-
Code:

zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2011


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Tman


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 14:07    Post_subject:  

It's funny; I didn't like the rockstar-GTK theme at first, but it seems to have grown on me. Strange how that works.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 14:10    Post_subject:  

tasmond,
Here you go for member in US Pacific time set.

# zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2011
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 13 09:59:59 2011 UTC = Sun Mar 13 01:59:59 2011 PST isdst=0 gmtoff=-28800
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 13 10:00:00 2011 UTC = Sun Mar 13 03:00:00 2011 PDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-25200
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 6 08:59:59 2011 UTC = Sun Nov 6 01:59:59 2011 PDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-25200
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 6 09:00:00 2011 UTC = Sun Nov 6 01:00:00 2011 PST isdst=0 gmtoff=-28800
#

And that is spring ahead, fall back as far as which direction to change time to in the US.
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JackWagon

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 14:14    Post_subject: Re: Short test required.  

tasmod wrote:
Can someone in the USA who has their timezone set please run a command for me in the terminal?

I believe that the USA now changes it's DST in November.

I'm getting the old October date reported.

This is the command :-
Code:

zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2011



sh-4.1# zdump -v /etc/localtime | grep 2011
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 13 07:59:59 2011 UTC = Sun Mar 13 01:59:59 2011 CST isdst=0 gmtoff=-21600
/etc/localtime Sun Mar 13 08:00:00 2011 UTC = Sun Mar 13 03:00:00 2011 CDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-18000
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 6 06:59:59 2011 UTC = Sun Nov 6 01:59:59 2011 CDT isdst=1 gmtoff=-18000
/etc/localtime Sun Nov 6 07:00:00 2011 UTC = Sun Nov 6 01:00:00 2011 CST isdst=0 gmtoff=-21600
sh-4.1#

Is this the what you are looking for

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tasmod


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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 14:19    Post_subject:  

Yep, all correct.

My bad Embarassed

I used Arizona as a test. Not knowing that Arizona on MST does not use DST. Embarassed

I was concerned just for the USA Laughing Laughing

I was just doing checks on Psync when I inadvertently used the only one that appears differently.

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emil

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 14:46    Post_subject: math-slacko.sfs
Sub_title: several math applications bundled
 

after some hard work I finished math-slacko.sfs (75 MB)
it contains several math applications (maxima, octave, R, gnuplot)
forum thread & Download

Hope the sfs works smooth. All the best to the slacko project!
Cool emil

Some comments after using slacko for several days:

worked out of the box as expected.

slackware packages from repos worked (just tested small apps, big apps led to exploding dependencies).

tested some older apps - most of them still worked, seems more tolerant in that respect than the ubuntu puppies.

Is there any chance that slacko will boot straight to desktop ever?

shinobars sfs_load on the fly is in! its just great - I compiled all apps from initial boot with the devx loaded on fly.

There is also a gui system for creating the savefile by shinobar (quickset editions). Any chance that something similar goes in?

Currently installing of packages is a bit confusing, at least for everybody who is not a Puppy Linux insider.
I counted the following possibilities (just the ones offered from the GUI):
a) slickpet
b) ppm
c) sfs_load on the fly
d) Bootmanager configure bootup
e) Get Flash install Flashplayer
f) Install icon on desktop, with SFS download from official repos
IMHO it would be an improvement if ppm would handle the above cases.

I am not sure about font rendering in slacko, I *think* I have seen smoother fonts in lucid.

desktop background color went from black (in B5) to grey (RC). so couldn't read some of the text below the desktop icons (drives). Changing the text color to make it readable is not obvious (right click on icon , ROX Filer, Options, Pinboard).

regarding drives, I read here, that there would be the possibility to show drive labels.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 18:21    Post_subject:  

A tiny point - but I get white pixels left when windows close and these show up on the black background....see screen attached
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 18:40    Post_subject:  

peebee wrote:
A tiny point - but I get white pixels left when windows close and these show up on the black background....see screen attached
Me too ... Sad.

But, the problem is obliviated when changing JWM-theme from DGmod to Gradient-gray Smile.

I spent quite some time trying to identify where the problem originates, by starting with the Grad-gray theme and pasting into it line by line from the DGmod theme - still couldn't find the reason Shocked Shocked (un-necessary knowledge Embarassed Shocked: the white pixels are actually #BEBEBE).

No fret, I generally switch to Gradient-gray, anyway, because I tend to find the default themes too murky for my eyes .........

Cheers Smile/ MHHP

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PostPosted: Mon 10 Oct 2011, 21:23    Post_subject:  



Quote:
Updated Pup-Advert-Blocker

- noticeably faster


Nice. Has anyone tested? I have been busy watching the ads - yuk. What happens when we get HTML or Chromebook Google sponsored ads?
I always use your 'product'. Appreciate it. Cool

Quote:
Currently installing of packages is a bit confusing


Click install
Click uninstall
That works Wink

End users do not know or care about SFS, PPM, pet, slickpet or tgz source.
The techheads do. A pop up info option will keep them happy.
Do penguins honestly think 'package management' is simpler to comprehend than 'software installation'?

I am off to fry my brain yet again with Zensound (working in Slacko rc++)
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=570660#570660

Then I may record the sound of sizzling . . . (recording app working in Slacko)
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=537354#537354

then may try http://portablelinuxapps.org/
working apps at bottom of page here
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/NoobHelp

and do we still have porteus module compatibility?

Thanks guys Cool

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