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Okeh

Joined: 21 Mar 2012
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar 2012, 08:20    Post subject: Puppy on two Toshiba laptops  

Hi

I'm new to the forum and to Linux. I've fiddled with computers for a long time [since the days of DOS] and never been particularly happy with any version of Windows or the insanely huge programs foisted on the public. Anyway, my first experiment with Puppy is on an ancient Toshiba Tecra 8000 vintage 1998. It had been upgraded to Windows 2000, was in the habit of crashing and was incapable of internet browsing with a current firewall and anti-virus program. It has 256 megabytes of ram. I put the current MacPup on it, switched to the JWM interface and it runs beautifully. It will surf the net, boots quickly, runs wireless and is an unqualified success. Pretty good for a 14 year old computer that was close to inoperative.

I then installed the current Wary puppy on my wife's Toshiba U-300 NS1. I gave it to her in about 2008. It came with Vista, which she hated, so a friend put XP on it. The laptop never ran that well after that, and she gave it back to me. The windows installation is hopeless corrupted, boot times impossible etc. I partitioned the drive and installed Wary Puppy. It is now lightning fast and the machine is totally transformed. It has 1 gig of ram.

Both laptops have full installations to the hard drive. I am writing this on the ancient Tecra 8000.
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Okeh

Joined: 21 Mar 2012
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar 2012, 08:44    Post subject: Further on the Toshibas  

I should add that the Toshiba Tecra 8000 is running Macpup 528, and the Satellite U300 is running Wary 522
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vtpup


Joined: 15 Oct 2008
Posts: 1077
Location: Republic of Vermont

PostPosted: Sat 14 Apr 2012, 13:33    Post subject:  

Acer Aspire 5349 - 2635 dual processor 1.6gHz Celeron, 4G Ram, 320GB HD, Intel Sandybridge graphics chips

Frugal install in an ext2 partition. Used BSDEdit in Win 7 to set up dual boot.

Puppy OS's tested:

Lupu 528 v5 -- Took an upgrade to the ath9k wireless driver module to get it to recognize the wireless chips. But sound also doesn't work due to older ALSA driver. And a decision not to provide an upgrade for this problem according to developer. Shutdown problems, too.

Sulu -- (Super Lupu) Wireless works and sound works, but developer reports he won't provide active support or further development. Special function keys don't work

Upup Precise -- Sound and Wireless work and some special function keys. Others can be configured with the included xbindkeys-config. But developer reports he has limited time to support this project in future.

3-headed dog -- Wireless doesn't work out of the box but would probably respond to the fix mentioned for Lupu 528 above. Sound does work.

Racy53 -- Best graphic performance of all tested puppies on this machine. by far. Sound and wireless work out of the box. Some function keys work, others can be configured by installing xbindkeys and xbindkeys-config. All around best puppy for this machine -- particularly for intensive graphics, like Google Sketchup 3D CAD under Wine. (Update: I've now added scripts to Racy that monitor battery level and provide warnings at intervals before initiating a proper automatic power down, plus suspend on lid close, and suspend or powerdown after a set interval of mouse or keyboard inactivity. Scripts and description of customizations located here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76894)

Saluki -- Wireless and sound worked out of the box, but great stylistic differences in operation, file naming, and programs meant it would be difficult for me to transition to this very nice OS. Probably best for someone new who hasn't been working in Puppy for years. In fact probably easier to transition to this from Windows than from other more standard Puppies.

Racy won the race for this machine's new OS. Very Happy

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minesadorada


Joined: 11 Sep 2011
Posts: 67

PostPosted: Sun 15 Apr 2012, 06:04    Post subject:  

ADVENT 5711 laptop

CPU Intel Celeron Dual Core T1600 (1.66GHz)
Chipset Intel GL40 Express
Memory 1GB DDR2 667MHz SODIMM (1 Memory Slot. Max 2GB)
Hard Drive 160GB
CD Drive TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633A
Screen 15.4" Widescreen TFT (1280x800)
Video Card Integrated Intel GL40 Express Chipset Family
Webcam Built in
Sound Card Realtek High Definition Audio (7.1)
Network Card Realtek RTL8102E (Onboard)
LiteOn WN6302L Wireless LAN

Windows wiped, and repartitioned with 2 equal ext2 (main and backup) and a swap partition.

Full install of slacko, with a frugal install of Lazy 2 as the default boot.

Wireless WPA2 via Frisbee and everything else works fine. Puppy success.
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grump


Joined: 10 Oct 2011
Posts: 90
Location: Melbourne, Oz

PostPosted: Thu 17 May 2012, 18:32    Post subject:  

grump wrote:
I seem to have Slacko 5.3.1 running on a HP Mini 2140. The Broadcom 4322 wireless did not work until I got the wl driver and did more or less what it says in the 1st post here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=344002

HP Mini 2140
2Gb RAM
160Gb HDD

Edit to add - the wireless only worked once. .....


Pleased to report that Slacko 5.3.3 seems to work well on the Mini - picked up the wireless first time. But I've only tried once - so we'll see if it still works when I try again.

Edit to add - tried later and it still works (after a hickup when it looked like all the settings etc were lost) on the HP Mini.

I meant to say that it works perfick on the old Toshiba A200 too.
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ravenxau

Joined: 29 Apr 2012
Posts: 18

PostPosted: Mon 21 May 2012, 04:52    Post subject:  

Compaq Presario 1685
- 64 Meg Ram
- 4 Gig HDD
- Puppy swap file
- boot from live cd with save file.
- Xircom Net Adapter

- Puppy 2.16

Netsurf browser, Hv3 browser, VLC media player 0.8.6

The 'lightweight' apps run well due to the low ram - Seamonkey will work but is very slow. DosBox works well enough to play Wolfenstein3D (286, pc speaker for sound)

For internet surfing and Instant messaging the system runs great.

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capicoso

Joined: 13 Jan 2012
Posts: 172
Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Mon 28 May 2012, 19:45    Post subject:  

Just bought an used HP Elitebook 8440p.

HP Elitebook 8440p:
Processor: Intel Core i5 vPro M520 @ 2.43gHz
Graphics: Intel GMA HD
SDRAM: 4gB DDR3 1333mHz
HDD: 250gB 7200rpm
Optical Drive: hp CDDVDW TS-L633R Lightscribe
Display: 14" LED 1360x768

Tested on Lucid Puppy 5.28.
Had to boot with puppy pfix=nox, if xorg was auto loaded screen would be black. Run xorg-setup, select vesa and resolution. Then install intel driver and all ok with xorg.
Optical drive works.
Sound card works.
Ethernet works.
Wireless, had to install iwlagn-firmware-update-k2.6.33.2.pet. Then it works.
Pointstick works
Touchpad works(scroll, tap, all ok)
Card reader works
Something that surprised me was the support for multimedia keys. It has a touch sensitive multimedia keys and all except one worked out of the box. Volume control, mute, wireless, and quickweb worked out of the work.
I have to test bluetooth, firewire, displayport

edit: Bluetooth works. WEBCAM works
edit2: Thanks to Karl Godt now i can set the brightness of the screen! With this http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=78718
So now i could say it works 99%? Only light sensor is missing, maybe with this script i could make it work...

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_MegadetH_

Joined: 28 Sep 2008
Posts: 215
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2012, 07:57    Post subject:    

After trying a lot of puppy's distros, finally I found one that works great with my netbook. Puppeee is the perfect choice for my netbook. It runs very fast and everything works fine, because it has all the drivers included.
This is my system:

Netbook Acer aspire one A110
CPU 1.6 GHz Intel Atom 1.66 GHz Intel
Ram Memory: 512 MB
Storage memory: 8/16 GB SSD


Now I'm looking for a distro for another notebook:
Hp 550
CPU Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.40Ghz
Ram 3Gb
Hd 160GB

I've Windows Vista on it. I've tweaked a lot to run faster, I use it for games. I want to run a frugal install of Puppy Linux when I just want to surf on internet, chat. I don't know yet which Puppy version choose, I'm downloading Racy 5.3. I hope it will works fine I will let you know.
Please give me any suggestion if you know a Puppy version compatible with drives of Hp 550 notebook.
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rokytnji


Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 1127
Location: Pecos/ Texas

PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2012, 19:08    Post subject:  

Quote:
Please give me any suggestion if you know a Puppy version compatible with drives of Hp 550 notebook.


I have a different dual core laptop with approx. the same specs. I have more ram and bigger hardrive. You might try out what I posted as working good on my unit.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=565015#565015

You can try them on a pendrive with Unetbootin first to see if you have everything working to your satisfaction first.
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dk60902


Joined: 26 Sep 2010
Posts: 214
Location: In front of my computer

PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2012, 21:31    Post subject:  

capicoso wrote:
Just bought an used HP Elitebook 8440p.

HP Elitebook 8440p:
Processor: Intel Core i5 vPro M520 @ 2.43gHz
Graphics: Intel GMA HD
SDRAM: 4gB DDR3 1333mHz
HDD: 250gB 7200rpm
Optical Drive: hp CDDVDW TS-L633R Lightscribe
Display: 14" LED 1360x768

Tested on Lucid Puppy 5.28.
Had to boot with puppy pfix=nox, if xorg was auto loaded screen would be black. Run xorg-setup, select vesa and resolution. Then install intel driver and all ok with xorg.
Optical drive works.
Sound card works.
Ethernet works.
Wireless, had to install iwlagn-firmware-update-k2.6.33.2.pet. Then it works.
Pointstick works
Touchpad works(scroll, tap, all ok)
Card reader works
Something that surprised me was the support for multimedia keys. It has a touch sensitive multimedia keys and all except one worked out of the box. Volume control, mute, wireless, and quickweb worked out of the work.
I have to test bluetooth, firewire, displayport, vga out.

edit: Bluetooth works.


Congrats. Sounds like you have a winner. What wireless card/chipset is on this laptop?
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_MegadetH_

Joined: 28 Sep 2008
Posts: 215
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun 2012, 04:03    Post subject:  

rokytnji wrote:
Quote:
Please give me any suggestion if you know a Puppy version compatible with drives of Hp 550 notebook.


I have a different dual core laptop with approx. the same specs. I have more ram and bigger hardrive. You might try out what I posted as working good on my unit.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=565015#565015

You can try them on a pendrive with Unetbootin first to see if you have everything working to your satisfaction first.


Thanks, I read your thread. I've another notebook similar to yours, mine is acer aspire 5310. I remember in past I tried with puppy 4.0 and 4.1 and it was fully compatible with it.
I've tried macup too. It has cool graphic and is a light system.

Now I tried Racy Puppy 5.3 on my laptop Hp 550 and I'm very satisfied with it! Everything works even the wifi that is hardest thing to work with puppy. I've read that Racy is good with newest cpu and it supports computers with more than 3Gb Ram.
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darkcity


Joined: 23 May 2010
Posts: 2408
Location: near here

PostPosted: Mon 25 Jun 2012, 16:00    Post subject:  

Hi CatDude

Found a useful site about linux on laptops, don't know if you came across it before?

http://www.linlap.com/wiki

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steve_s


Joined: 26 May 2008
Posts: 1545
Location: Austin, TX, USA

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 16:00    Post subject:  

Moved to a new laptop: got Saluki 21 running on a Compaq Presario C500 and it just screams along, very nice. Cool
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Mr. Kimiko

Joined: 28 Jun 2012
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 17:58    Post subject:  Puppy Sound Drivers?
Subject description: I have no sound
 

Hi I am new here.

I have 'Lucid Puppy version 5.2.5' on a Samaung notebook.
I am new to linux. Thats why I am using Puppy.
So can anyone help me with the sound Drivers? Plz?
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cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 3251
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 19:02    Post subject:  

Mr. Kimiko:

Welcome to Puppy.

Please tell us your Samsung model specs.

Might be better off with the newer Lucid 528 version 05.


http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70855

Version 005 released APR 05 2012

Lupu 528.005 ->

http://diddywahdiddy.net/Puppy500/lupu-528.005.iso

Right-click on volume in system tray and choose Full Window.

Scroll down and make sure that Speaker is checked,

that there is volume in Master etc.

""""""

Mixer Controls

To adjust the following sound inputs or outputs right click speaker icon on right side of taskbar.

Volume
PCM
Speaker
Line
Mic (microphone)
CD
IGain
Line1
Digital1
PhoneIn
PhoneOl
Video

Note: Some controls listed above may not be visible on all computers. Options are hardware dependent. Your hardware may not have these capabilities

http://www.puppylinuxfaq.org/bundled-software/22-how-to/bundled-software/131.html

Under DutchPuppy's post>>> nearly two thirds down the page is

a pic of the mixer.

As stated above....master and speaker may be yours.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=78447
""""""""'
Other posts.

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79225

Chris.
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