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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2012, 17:47    Post subject:  

Just a quick live pfix=ram run on some different hardware. On initial boot was a bit concerned...... booted to a incorrect 1400x1050 desktop with the entire left third of the monitor totally blank. Xorgwizard to the rescue...now have correct 1440x900. Sound and internet working on boot.

# report-video
Dpup Exprimo, version 5.X.13 on Tue 31 January 2012

Chip description:
d.0 VGA compatible controller
nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
oem: NVIDIA
product: MCP61 - mcp61-86 Chip Rev

X Server: Xorg
Driver used: nv

X.Org version: 1.7.7
dimensions: 1440x900 pixels (402x251 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

...the above also recorded in /tmp/root/ as report-video,
and archived with xorg.conf and Xorg.0.log as report-video-full.gz

-Computer-
Processor : 2x AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
Memory : 3375MB (189MB used)
Operating System : Unknown distribution
User Name : root (root)
Date/Time : Tue 31 Jan 2012 03:48:06 PM CST
-Display-
Resolution : 1440x900 pixels
OpenGL Renderer : Unknown
X11 Vendor : The X.Org Foundation
-Multimedia-
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
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edoc


Joined: 07 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2012, 19:19    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:
How about cloud app from Ama$on:
https://read.amazon.com/about


I should have included that in my prefer-to-avoid list. Embarassed

I really would like to find something that works with LibreOffice or Seamonkey or a freestanding Linux Kindle-reader app -- online or offline.

Thanks!

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don570


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Location: Ontario

PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2012, 19:54    Post subject: bad download link  

Warning!! Your link
http://www.smokey01.com/pemasu/DpupSqueeze5X/DpupExprimo5X13/dpup-5.X.13-SCSI.iso


on page 112 doesn't work but I can still do a download by going to
http://www.smokey01.com/pemasu/
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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2012, 20:56    Post subject: Exprimo 5x13 works fine with my Ati Radeon 3100 Card  

Hi pemasu,

I understand that 5x13 is still using the BFS kernel. So that wasn't the problem after all. As I mentioned, although everything worked, including graphics at my highest resolution, when some dialogs were called up, such as Frisbee, the input window or display would have a line or box obscuring the display or field. That doesn't happen running 5x13. So something has changed, but I don't know what. But you've made me a happy camper.('Very Happy')
Regarding a new SMP Exprimo, my vote is "Yes." My understanding is that, unlike PAE --which will only run if you have a dual or multicore system-- SMP will run on a single core system. It just enables your computer to access more RAM, regardless. Frankly, I don't know the down-side.
Regarding Series 3 Kernels, the only one I had a problem with is the 3.1.8 Kernel. Others in the 3.1 series ran fine. I did not test the 3.0.6. The 3.2.2. ran without problems under both an AMD Phenom II X4 920 with ATI Radeon 3100 Graphics and an Athlon 64 X2 3800+ with NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE Graphics.
But as I suggested on the Slacko thread, http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=600096#600096 before deciding the next kernel to use it might be best if the devs reach a consensus since wireless and graphics drivers are kernel specific: in the absence of a good reason its wasteful of your time and puppy's space --and confusing to everyone-- to compile and maintain multiple drivers. The exception would be something like: the X kernel was the best for a debian system but didn't work well with one based on slackware, or vice-versa.
See http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=600112#600112 for the kernels tested under Slacko. I didn't experience a problem with any of them.
mikesLr
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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Jan 2012, 22:39    Post subject:  

Been running for a few hours... no problems yet. Upgraded Firefox to 10.0, appears to be working fine.Except...... not a big deal but GetFlash is a no go.See Screenshot.
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 02:21    Post subject:  

Last night I reuploaded next test version with some bug fixes. I changed the naming back to squeeze, gconv.modules.cache included and one jmw theme fix.

http://www.smokey01.com/pemasu/DpupSqueeze5X/DpupExprimo5X13/
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 02:27    Post subject:  

Mikeslr. Good to hear that radeon works now. About kernels. There will be anyway need to compile extra drivers. You cant use kernel compiled in Slacko in Dpup. The reason. They are gcc version sensitive. If I use Slacko kernel, The kernel module compiling would probably fail. Learnt in 3head dog Lucid Puppy which uses Slacko kernel.

James C. I believe the reason is that there is somewhere in the script calling with name, not with numerical ip address. I remember you had that problem before.
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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 03:37    Post subject:  

Redownloaded and reinstalled.All still looking good. Smile
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 04:01    Post subject:  

Have you tried FBReader?

edoc wrote:
pemasu wrote:
How about cloud app from Ama$on:
https://read.amazon.com/about


I should have included that in my prefer-to-avoid list. Embarassed

I really would like to find something that works with LibreOffice or Seamonkey or a freestanding Linux Kindle-reader app -- online or offline.

Thanks!

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 08:58    Post subject:  

http://www.freewaregenius.com/2011/08/28/the-big-list-of-free-kindle-tools/
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 11:25    Post subject:    

pemasu wrote:
Especially I would like to hear from wireless users...whom uses Frisbee...if the frisbee_tray and /etc/init.d/Frisbee now works better. I mean the wireless connection initialization...does it now autoconnect after configuring....creating savefile and rebooting.
Manual frugal installation on Dell Inspiron laptop on an ext4 partition. Everything is working fine. Frisbee setup was flawless. Also, was able to set up a wifi connection to a printer.

Cheers, Very Happy
Jim
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 12:47    Post subject: Dpup Exprimo 5.X.13
Subject description: squeeze
 

I'm running from the live dvd with a save file.

Dpup Exprimo, version 5.X.13 on Wed 1 February 2012

Chip description:
5.0 VGA compatible controller
ATI Technologies Inc M880G [Mobility Radeon HD 4200]
oem: ATI ATOMBIOS
product: RS880M 01.00

X Server: Xorg
Driver used: # vesa Driver fglrx #card0driver

X.Org version: 1.7.7
dimensions: 1024x600 pixels (270x158 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

There is no k8 option for the CPU frequency scaling tool so this
netbook is always running full speed,

AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor
Core 0: 1695 MHz

Frisbee is working perfectly, no problems.

I made a Seamonkey 2.7 pet for Saluki and it works fine in 5x13 too,
download link is:

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-4ff2076d.html
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 12:59    Post subject:  

/lib/modules/2.6.39/kernel/arch/x86/kernel/cpu/cpufreq
There is k8 governor. So...something else is problem.
You could as first aid load it manually: #modprobe powernow-k8
and check if ppower tray app catch it.
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 14:04    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:

You could as first aid load it manually: #modprobe powernow-k8
and check if ppower tray app catch it.


Yes, that did it:

AMD Athlon(tm) II Neo K125 Processor
Core 0: 800 MHz
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Feb 2012, 14:49    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:
http://www.freewaregenius.com/2011/08/28/the-big-list-of-free-kindle-tools/


Why didn't I find that? Embarassed

Calibre looks like what we need.

Any speculation as to the compatibility with Dpup?

http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux

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