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Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 - Updated ISO Version 005 - APR 05 2012
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012, 04:44    Post subject:  

Thanks to all for continuing to support this Puppy Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012, 11:46    Post subject:  

no problem, Playdayz, here is the new version. A few more new backgrounds.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012, 11:56    Post subject:  

It may be late in the game to report this, but I've tested 5.2.8.005 on a number of my collected computers. (An unkind acquaintance with an aviation background refers to them as "hanger queens".) It worked well on virtually all, but I got diverted into chasing problems with Fatdog 5.21 and video drivers before I came back here. My concerns are not with this release, but with the future.

Lucid Puppy 5.2.8.005 works amazingly well, but I keep running into problems with embedded graphics chips and exits from the X window system on some machines. If someone has added off-board video cards, the console video may be on the wrong device. Other problems are just plain weird, like video which works with 4 GB of RAM, but fails with 8 GB, a sign of timing problems in shared video memory. Such problems have been around Linux machines from the beginning, and I'm not demanding that every video problem be solved. I'm also not terribly interested in solutions like magic keystrokes to switch virtual consoles, etc. (as with Gentoo). Even if I can remember them when I know that I need them newbies are helpless in these circumstances. This is not simply a problem with Lupu. I've had some very frustrating experiences with Ubuntu getting me to the point where I can almost use it, then going to video which prevents me from doing anything.

First, could we have a simple option to restrict video to something which won't cause unintelligible video on exit long enough to get set up? Second, when we have the system initially coming up with some kind of video able to display a desktop, could we use that to set up a save file before we exit? I've been doing that by copying a save file from another installation, then mounting it and deleting everything inside except the lost+found folder. (I'm using an ext3 save file.) This is found on shutdown, and current contents are saved, even if the console video is foobar. If no such file is created, everything works as intended via the console, provided the console output is intelligible. If an empty save file is created, the system saves on shutdown, and comes up ready to continue configuration, even if you can't see what it does on shutdown.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 02:44    Post subject:  

A couple of people have reported sound problems with 5.28 using intel chipsets and module snd_hda_intel

here is the thread if anybody knows something about this-
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=74392

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humblesoul

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 05:43    Post subject:  

Re: video in 528

Same problem on two different laptops. Inititial boot looks great but first request to restart x always borks it. Always goes to xorg wizard, probe fails as does choose, even vesa is iffy, if x returns at all it's like looking at the screen through vaseline with no success in trying to return it to it's initial glory.

Have avoided this by declining the initial request to restart x and going about my business. Restarting x later causes no such problems, even before creating a save file.

What is the default video driver it boots to?

This laptop: Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

Can't remember the other, sorry. This is a dell, the other an older compaq. Not a complaint as I'm working around it, just a heads up.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:14    Post subject: Patch-8 for Infrastructure Improvements to Lupu 528
Subject description: Contains fixes for original 5.2.8 through 005, same as in lupuplus with Update-3.
 

This describes the surviving puppy-infrastructure fixes since the original 5.2.8, with minor flash-installation differences from the lupuplus version: automatic-save on by default and /dev/snd not saved, both to match wary/woof. It is intended for those not wanting all of the additional drivers included in lupuplus. Improvements to make lupu "just work" better:

1. ALSA wizard and sound setup and consistency across boots:
    - Alsawizard first window now includes the name of the current driver module (card), so user can know whether to change it.
    - Synchronizes retention of selected sound card across reboots, to match whatever card ALSA actually sets as the default, to support moving of a USB sound device among PCs -- It influences ALSA's choice, but then retains whatever the current "card" is, in case the original card is no longer present.
    - Corrects the verification that the sound module is loaded at bootup before being used.
    - Corrects retrovol/volume-icon restoration in alsawizard, as done in wary & slacko (woof), to restore the icon for the sound test
    - Corrects storing/restoring of the ALSA configuration, as in wary.
    - Adds ALSA version data to alsa-info script.

2. USB flash drive pupsave snapshot accuracy and responsiveness corrections for the flash-drive save layer:
    - Removes /dev/snd, /dev/mixer & /dev/ttyUSB* files during initialization, as in wary.
    - Omits saving of /dev/snd directory, as in wary.
    - Prevents conflict among installer, uninstaller and save snapper that could corrupt an installation.
    - Allows user to choose to be asked whether to save during shutdown, by setting "ask" in the /etc/shutdown_save_mode file.
    - Corrects processing of removed (whiteout) files in several ways (removes actual file represented by whiteout, creates parent directories, deletes saved /pinstall.sh, /puninstall.sh & /pet.specs from package installations).
    - Incorporates the recent wary/woof improvements to package installation and uninstallation on flash media
    - Saving option supports all 3 ways of installing to a flash drive.
    - "Save" icon (to trigger a save) function corrected so that it no longer refuses to run after the package manager has run, but waits until certain programs have terminated.
    - "Merge" message in xerrs.log now includes the time the save operation occurred. *
To install the patch package in flash-drive installations, be sure to do at least one "save" in the session before installing. Otherwise the patch will detect that a save has not been done and will direct the user to uninstall it, save, then reinstall it.


3. Broadcom 43xx wifi support integration to prevent conflicts between proprietary (wl) driver and open-source drivers and prevent b43/b43legacy from loading too early. No blacklisting needed other than blacklisting of wl to force use of the open-source driver. *
    - Corrected wag-profiles.sh script entries for cases added for lupu.
    - Corrected management of the "conflict" between wl and the ssb driver so that affected wifi devices are detected upon reboot and use the proprietary driver if appropriate.
    - If both proprietary drivers are present, as provided by package broadcom-sta-5.100.82.112-6_5.60.48.36-3_k2.6.33.2, switches to older version or open-source version for next boot-up if newer fails on first boot-up. Here is a link to the package containing that pair of drivers:
    http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=54060

4. Shutdown:
    - Corrects loss of file deletions during creation of a new pupsave file. Because hidden (.xxx...) files, including whiteout indicators, are saved only for the /root directory, the whiteout files were not preserved in the other directories. The whiteout files (except in the "/" directory) are now preserved, retaining all deletions in new pupsave files. *
    Note, however, that no hidden files are preserved when a pupsave partition is populated; the fix would apply there, too, but was not implemented in this package.
    - Corrects unmount of network shares to prevent hanging related to networked drives.
    - Adds flash-drive save options for shutdown.

5. Miscellaneous fixes:
    - Adds preference for Tenda wireless-N USB adapter: rt2800usb:rt2870sta.
    - Adds USB3 support.
    - Upgrades usb_modeswitch to 1.2.2 & 20120120.
    - Corrects loss of the "numlock" setting during creation of a new pupsave file.
    - Removes package artifacts during remastering, during which installed packages are integrated into the main SFS file, specifically /var/log/package-, /root/.package/*.files- and /root/.package/*.remove files. *
    Note to those who use remastering to create a "boot disk": The package-cleanup improvements do not apply to that case, because retaining the entire /root directory negates/overrides the integration of installed packages.
    - For PPM uninstall: seeks original file version in all layered SFS files, including zdrv, and adds kgodt's fixes for absence of a file name. *
    - Adds time tags to udev event (udevtrace) logging *
    - In pupdial, sets stupid mode if login ID is omitted *
* Candidate for porting to woof.


6. Backports from wary/woof:
    - Improves click-to-mount file function: "'filemnt' bug fix" - Posted on 20 Feb 2012, 17:49 - npierce: bugfix /usr/sbin/filemnt, sfs files of same name
    - Adds network-share file-system types unmounted at shutdown: "Unmounting network shares" - Posted on 19 Feb 2012, 8:30 - All types: cifs, smbfs, nfs, sshfs
    - Prevents wireless-modem connection error: "Pupdial empty password/username" - Posted on 18 Feb 2012, 9:38 - Replaces with default text.
    - Adds puppyinstaller and package manager fixes: "Woof fixes" - Posted on 26 Jan 2012, 8:43 - Clear SELECTIONS variable and add ntfs exclusion (jemimah), fix typo in usr/local/petget/installpkg.sh (noryb009).
    - Adds fixes for flash-drive install/uninstall, removing the need for special protections relative to the saving to flash.
    - Adds fix for overwriting of symlinks to directories, during package installation.
    - Adds fix to umount for partitions greater than 9.
    - Adds RPM/DEB installation support to PPM, adding script exploderpm.
    - Adds corrections to PPM for file names containing spaces.
    - Fixes Universal Installer: Posted on 10 Mar 2012: npierce: some grep operations were wrong in puppyinstaller, if have more than 9 partitions.
    - Fixes BootFlash: Posted on 11 Mar 2012: BootFlash: 128m 1st partition increased to 256m, to handle bigger puppies.
    - From wary 5.2.2, replaces SNS version of rc.network for additional logging.
Note that the fixes ported from wary and woof exclude recent updates related to localization.

As usual, please report any issues here ASAP. Thanks.
Richard
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:25    Post subject:  

humblesoul wrote:
Re: video in 528

This laptop: Generic PnP Monitor (1366x768@60Hz)
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family

That 1366X768 resolution could be the problem.
The video driver may not support that resolution, so it tries to use what it thinks will work. Older hardware drivers do not support this resolution, because when they where made, 1366X768 resolution was not used by anything.
I have this problem with a older Nvidia driver I have to use with my video card.
The monitor native resolution is 1366X768, but the driver can not produce this resolution.
I use 1280X800 resolution setting and it looks OK to me.
You can see what resolutions, the driver you are using supports, by typing this code in the console.
Code:
xrandr

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:29    Post subject:  

prehistoric wrote:
If an empty save file is created, the system saves on shutdown, and comes up ready to continue configuration, even if you can't see what it does on shutdown.
I think you have already found the solution/workaround. But instead of modifying an existing pupsave file, you could first boot with option "pfix=nox", then at the # prompt enter "reboot", which should let you create a pupsave file. Then continue as you have been doing.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:41    Post subject:  

Quote:
That 1366X768 resolution could be the problem.

Have experienced the opposite, esp. in Racy/Saluki. On a 1440x900(native res.) card/monitor combo, refuses to select these and sets 1600x1200 which constitutes a worrying amount of overdrive. Sometimes Slacko baulks at 1440x900, too, but selects a much lower (960?x???), which is better than a black screen! Also get issues with the SiS Mirage chipset on Puppies based on Racy. Didn't/don't have these problems with much older monitors or video cards for which all Puppies were originally intended. For the moment, have added a manual vga switchbox to complement the KVM switch and a couple of really old boards on hand...
Somewhere along the line, the default boot-up text res. got swapped? Needing cheat codes to get a CLI instead of black screens on Racy/Saluki on problem HW.

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:41    Post subject:  

Just for Fun

It boots for me and reboots with a save file. To be honest, I doubt that it has any real advantages to Lucid 5.2.8.005 or Three-Headed Dog, but who knows, it might work better for someone.

Super Lupu with the 3.0.25 kernel from Racy (at the same level of update as 5.2.8.005).

http://diddywahdiddy.net/Puppy500/sulu-001.iso
2d4f898bb26361959c95f698ce5dcf0c

It gives a modprobe error when first creating a save file--but it seems to work.

Please download this pet and install it when sulu boots--otherwise Quickpet cannot install a browser or anything else--PPM can though.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:44    Post subject:  

rerwin,

WOW!!
Sure glad you understand all of that.
Your support of Lucid Puppy is very much appreciated! Very Happy
Your efforts just make a good thing better. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Thank you very much!!!!!

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:44    Post subject: Re: Patch-8 for Infrastructure Improvements to Lupu 528
Subject description: Contains fixes for original 5.2.8 through 005, same as in lupuplus with Update-3.
 

rerwin wrote:
This describes the surviving puppy-infrastructure fixes since the original 5.2.8, with minor flash-installation differences from the lupuplus version: automatic-save on by default and /dev/snd not saved, both to match wary/woof. It is intended for those not wanting all of the additional drivers included in lupuplus. Improvements to make lupu "just work" better:.........

As usual, please report any issues here ASAP. Thanks.
Richard


Damn man! you obviously don't have a job but someone ought to hire you.

Richard are all of these fixes in Lupuplus and Lupulibre?

outstanding work!!
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 13:50    Post subject:  

Upcoming Schedule

Now that I have finished playing with the 3.x kernel, next up will be an update version of Lupu Plus and Lupu Plus Libre that will include the amazing and impressive list of tweaks in rerwin's message above.
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 14:07    Post subject:  

New wallpaper to consider:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=618343#618343
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 14:55    Post subject:  

rerwin wrote:
prehistoric wrote:
If an empty save file is created, the system saves on shutdown, and comes up ready to continue configuration, even if you can't see what it does on shutdown.
I think you have already found the solution/workaround. But instead of modifying an existing pupsave file, you could first boot with option "pfix=nox", then at the # prompt enter "reboot", which should let you create a pupsave file. Then continue as you have been doing.
Richard
I agree that this is a work-around, but not a good solution. What I was trying to get across is that many times the GUI does come up on the initial boot, but the save is borked by unintelligible video on exit from X.

This is not a specific Lupu problem, it has been around for ages. I'm suggesting that the option of creating an empty save file while you have the GUI would avoid problems for many people who would never get as far as pfix=nox. It would not require modification of anything else. Being able to mount partitions and see what is on them before you designate the place to put the file might also avoid some embarrassing "oops!" moments.
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