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maik.murks


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 11:25    Post subject: Re: A Question
Subject description: Display Sizing
 

Jonesy wrote:
I have a simple question and have searched dilligently for the answer amongst the massive compilation of information on this forum but have yet to find an answer or even a hint of one... Is there anyone out there that can answer a simple question about PL that is willing to help?


Hi Jonesy.

Don't you think it could be a good idea to ask your concrete question and not only to talk about your question how simple it is - if you really like to have an answer?

Cheers Wink

Maik.Murks
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juntech

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 12:31    Post subject: great puppy
Subject description: newbies
 

i downloaded puppy 5.20.its works great for me...no more viruses unlike in windows....i certainly will recommend it to my friends....
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Bucketbuilder

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 12:36    Post subject: Power off after allotted time
Subject description: Power off after allotted time
 

Stu90,

Thank you for the instructions. I felt auto power down SHOULD be included in the base, but never could find it. I was jumping through hoops attempting to create the function for no good reason. Typical newbie problem I suppose.

One correction for your instructions, just in case someone else is looking for this, with Sloacko5.3.1, it is menu->SYSTEM->puppy event manager (power tab), not menu ->SETUP->puppy event manager (power tab). (I don't know about any other versions of puppy.)

I appreciate your consideration.

Bucketbuilder
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Jonesy

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 15:28    Post subject:  Re: A Question
Subject description: Display Sizing
 

maik.murks wrote:
Jonesy wrote:
I have a simple question and have searched dilligently for the answer amongst the massive compilation of information on this forum but have yet to find an answer or even a hint of one... Is there anyone out there that can answer a simple question about PL that is willing to help?


Hi Jonesy.

Don't you think it could be a good idea to ask your concrete question and not only to talk about your question how simple it is - if you really like to have an answer?

Cheers Wink

Maik.Murks


Ah, a response... many thanks my friend I appreciate it.

I have seen others ask the same question as mine but I have never seen anyone answer it. I asked it here on the Virtual Box thread and no one ever responded but it appears that no one visits that thread very much.

My simple question: I am running PL 5.2.8 in Oracle's Virtual Box on Win XP and everything works fine. How does one get the PL desktop to fill the Virtual Box window... Very Happy
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maik.murks


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 18:24    Post subject: Re: A Question
Subject description: Display Sizing
 

Hi Jonesy.

Jonesy wrote:
How does one get the PL desktop to fill the Virtual Box window

I worry about that I don't understand your 'simple question'. From my point of view VBox works quite the same in WinXP works quite the same in *buntu works quite the same in Puppy. And the VBox windows are always filled with the guest system. On the other hand it seems to be that you have a problem. So, maybe it could be a good idea if you provide some more detailed informations of your system, of your VBox, of your Puppy and of what is exactly going on from your point of view - if you like to have an answer from me.

Jonesy wrote:
I asked it here on the Virtual Box thread and no one ever responded

Unfortunately I don't know of which thread you are talking about - but if you give me the link to this thread, then I could try to answer your question within that other thread - because this thread here isn't a good place for it. However, better you should provide the informations i've described above.

Cheers Wink

Maik.Murks

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 18:25    Post subject: Re: A Question
Subject description: Display Sizing
 

sorry - double post
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Jonesy

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 19:13    Post subject:  Link to VirtualBox thread
Subject description: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=589452#589452
 

Here you go...

I could go through the usual "you need to search the forum BS" but I will spare you that nonsense...

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/posting.php?mode=reply&t=42593&sid=7e23bb24fd42605c2601547e92ddbd7d
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Jonesy

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PostPosted: Sat 17 Dec 2011, 19:20    Post subject: Re: A Question
Subject description: Display Sizing
 

Unfortunately I don't know of which thread you are talking about - but if you give me the link to this thread, then I could try to answer your question within that other thread - because this thread here isn't a good place for it. However, better you should provide the informations i've described above.

Cheers Wink

Maik.Murks[/quote]

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=589452#589452
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minesadorada


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PostPosted: Thu 22 Dec 2011, 09:39    Post subject: File Dialog Box
Subject description: Newbie question
 

I am a newbie Puppy enthusiast, and I have just installed the excellent Slack Puppy on a friend's laptop as a replacement for his lumbering jammed-up Windows vista. He is a pensioner and only uses his laptop for email and web browsing, so he is very pleased with the speed improvement!

Something that I noticed when running puppy from CD or USB drive was that the hard drives do not appear on the file open/save dialogs, which gives the impression that they are not available.

It's only today that I cottoned on to dragging a drive from the /mnt folder to the pick list on the left of the dialog box, but this is far from intuitive.

There's probably a better way, but I have yet to find it

Anyway, to the point of this post: Would it be possible for Puppy to display all the drives on the pick list of the file dialog box by default?

This would make it easier for ex-windows users like me Smile
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Puppyt

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Dec 2011, 21:10    Post subject:  

@ minesadorada - welcome to the kennels (again?)

I sympathise with your situation - I also found it tough to remember to keep "mounting" drives and partitions in order to 'reveal' them in whatever filemanager (rox, emelfm, thunar etc). The "older hands" on the forum might be able to give you better advice, but as I was just exploring similar issues in converting my family from XP to Puppy, I thought I would illustrate the solution I have found:
1. If you don't already have radky's "Pup Control", you can download it here http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61961. Install, and Choose Drive>Startmount.
2. Select the drives/partitions you want, and reboot.
3. The drives mount as you wanted (showing green lights), and there are some extra confirmatory dialogues to ensure that all works as ordered.


Can you see that I hadn't checked automatic mount for the flash drive (sdb in point 2.) and it isn't highlighted as 'ready' on the desktop in the lower screen?

I hope the image is clear enough for the main points (please don't go cross-eyed!). Radky has made a fabulous contribution with his PupApps+PupControl applications, and I think they should be standard in Official Puppy versions as they expose a lot of what goes on under the Puppy hood clearly and in a way that invites exploration and trouble-free experimentation. No little man behind the curtains any more, Toto...

Best Wishes Smile

P.S. Here I used a frugal, HD-install of "XP-like Puppy 528" from the Hungarian Puppy Linux team, designed to assist Newbies to make the transition to Puppy.

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SuperRobertmatrix

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2011, 01:39    Post subject:  Beginners Help
Subject description: sugestion
 

Hello, I am having a big problem with this forum, to be more specific, with the way it has been organized, topics related to what I am looking for are difficult to find, regardless of if they are here or not, I wonder if there may be an app to organize this mess, many not related and obsolete topics, are still around, someone has to take care of that... you have got to consider that there are tons of people migrating from other OS, lacking of all the knowledge that you seem to give for granted, you have got to consider that there are tons of people with strong time constraints... I have spent3 days trying to figure out something that very well could be found on a single link or page!!
In my case I am trying to instal macpupy as main os into a compaq armada m700...
to be able to use it as a "netbook with with a punch!", yet the one getting the punch is me!... 3 days wasted! on sorting random bla bla bla! humm sorting misleading subjects, sorting inconclusive topics, sorting people ho love to abbreviate what was already abbreviated! and so on!...and on!
humm have consideration of those hoom like me cant afford to trash their days like this!...
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2011, 02:10    Post subject:  

SuperRobertmatrix

Yep, it's pretty chaotic, but it has great vibrancy

To save time use this search link

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=29754

The most popular is the well-minded

http://www.wellminded.com/puppy/pupsearch.html

Still chaotic, but more focussed, the first link has several ways to get even more focussed, but requires reading

Good Luck, and thanks for your feedback

Aitch Smile
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minesadorada


Joined: 11 Sep 2011
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PostPosted: Fri 23 Dec 2011, 04:29    Post subject: Dialog boxes  

@Puppyt

Thanks - that will solve an unrelated problem where I put a link on the desktop to a 'films' folder on sda2 and it was inactive on bootup.

I can understand removeable drives, but why can't fixed hard drives appear on file dialogs? (dare I say; just like in Windows) They could be temporarily mounted by the dialog window constructor code and reverted to whatever saved state when the dialog closes.

To a Linux newbie (like me), it *looks like* Puppy cannot open or save from fixed drives within an application. That was almost a deal-breaker for me when I first tried out Puppy.

I don't want to come across as a moaner by the way - the thread title asks for positive suggestions. I thank the Puppy developers here and now for their careful and excellent work.
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DesertScene

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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2012, 11:10    Post subject: Hello all!  

This is my VERY first post here at Puppy Linux. New Years Resolution. 1. Pay attention to the eating habits more closely. 2. Learn Puppy Linux.

That should be easy enough. Just wanted to log in and get acquainted with ya all. I have been using Linux exclusively for about 4-5 years now. Puppy Linux caught my attention because of it's size and simplicity....or at least so I have heard.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jan 2012, 12:37    Post subject:  

DesertScene

Welcome...with a few years linux experience you may well have something to offer noobies with your 1st impressions/tips for use

Aitch Smile
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