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Precise Puppy RC2, October 20, 2012
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technosaurus


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 14:37    Post subject:  

scottman's vlc-gtk could probably do it to if he has added a record option: --sout file/muxer:stream.xyz
(my built in webcam is fried or I could probably add it myself)

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pemasu


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 15:48    Post subject:  

# guvcview
guvcview 1.5.0
Fatal:g_thread NOT supported

1.5.2 has been fixed for g_tread and it is gtk-3.0 based.....

Plan B:
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=768:height=450:device=/dev/video0 -fps 30

Well...you get video output at least....lol
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 16:08    Post subject: Re: webcam app?  

technosaurus wrote:
if you want to see it too, replace webcam.mp4 with /dev/stdout and pipe it through tee into mplayer

I couldn't get this to work.
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gray


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Location: Adelaide - South Australia

PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 22:35    Post subject: WiFi does not connect automatically on reboot  

WiFi works fine on several computers / wifi cards I have tried. However when frugal installed on a USB stick the WiFi is not reconnected at boot up.
It fails to find a live connection. I tried playing with some of the sleep timings in the rc.d/network script but no joy. Crying or Very sad
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Sep 2012, 23:44    Post subject: New firmware pets for DGC, HSF & HCF modems  

Barry and testers,
Here are my revised firmware packages for all 3 linuxant modem types. The scripts and "nvm" data are installed to their ultimate locations, leaving the placing of configuration files and initialization scripts to the tarball/directory, to be done only if needed. This way, those files are not copied into the top layer to operate, saving some pup-save space.

The special modprobe-configuration files are now retained through a pupdial "erase" of the current modem selection, but can be removed by a second "erase" done when there is no modem already selected. This is useful if you change modem hardware, so need a different set of firmware.

This improves the reliability of the DGC driver, which provides the modem sounds for many USB modems. However, on first boot of a fresh puppy session as well as after a pupdial "erase", the sound was not produced, due to the timing of driver loading. Now, only the initial boot-up is mute. I went into more detail about the DGC package on page 43:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=653800#653800

I have uploaded the driver for hcfpcimodem on page 44 with the others:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=653954#653954

Before installing the firmware packages, please install the related "cleanup" packages so that any testing is more valid than it would be if the residue were to remain, although the modems should work with the residue.

Although I recognize that the hcfpcimodem is of limited value due to its maximum speed of 14.4 kb unless linuxant is paid $20, it may still be useful for faxing. I hope to look into how to do that, and am open to suggestions via PM. We should discuss that in another thread to avoid hijacking this one. Does anyone care about the HCF modem or faxing?
Richard

EDIT: Barry, I have now included a tarball of source difference listings to the page-44 posting of the drivers for k3.2.29, for your information.

Update 10/14/2012: Corrected the pet package for HCF modem firmware. Note that all 3 (DGC, HCF, HSF) firmware packages have been updated to the versions (20121004) in the modem_firmware_packages-complete_set tarball on page 49
firmware_linux_module_hcfpcimodem-20120927.pet
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difference_files-dgc-hcf-hsf_firmware.tar.gz
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firmware_linux_module_dgcmodem-cleanup-3.pet
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firmware_linux_module_hcfpcimodem-cleanup-1.pet
Description  Removes residue from old version of hcfpcimodem firmware directory.
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firmware_linux_module_dgcmodem-20120927.pet
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firmware_linux_module_hsfmodem-20120927.pet
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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2012, 02:01    Post subject:  

pemasu wrote:

Plan B:
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=768:height=450:device=/dev/video0 -fps 30

Yeh... integrate this with Precord, interlace the outputs and here we have the brand new gtkdialog-based "Pwebcam" Wink

Plan A:
Just get the 6MB libgtk-3 with Guvcview from the Ubuntu repo and it hope will not mess up anything else (limited testing shows is OK)
I wonder how big guvcview is going to be if compiled with libgtk3 "static"...

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grump


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PostPosted: Fri 28 Sep 2012, 03:42    Post subject:  

Beta 7 works nicely on this old Toshiba A200 laptop. Hardinfo says:

Processor Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz
Memory 1017MB (380MB used)
Operating System Unknown distribution
User Name root (root)
Date/Time Fri 28 Sep 2012 17:40:40 EST
Display
Resolution 1024x768 pixels
OpenGL Renderer Gallium 0.4 on softpipe
X11 Vendor The X.Org Foundation
Multimedia
Audio Adapter ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
Input Devices
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard
Microsoft Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical®
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad
Lid Switch
Power Button
Power Button
Video Bus
Toshiba input device
PC Speaker
Printers (CUPS)
CUPS-PDF /Default/
SCSI Disks
ATA ST9120822A
MATSHITA UJDA755 DVD/CDRW
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mcewanw

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 00:54    Post subject:  

mavrothal wrote:
pemasu wrote:

Plan B:
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:width=768:height=450:device=/dev/video0 -fps 30

Yeh... integrate this with Precord, interlace the outputs and here we have the brand new gtkdialog-based "Pwebcam" :wink:


Actually, in between times, I have been playing around with ffmpeg to capture webcam video and sound (been using ffplay for video output). But not planning to bloat Precord itself beyond its intended audio recording/playback. One tool for one job. For just recording sound in such an app though, Precord can of course be used or integrated the way 01micko did it in pupRadio/pupTelly (i.e. a Precord button appears in the app if Precord is installed, which is also the mechanism I use in Precord itself to integrate it with Pschedule). Nevertheless, a dedicated app using Precord code is what I have in mind for my own purposes at least (which I'll publish more generally of course - if it appears to turn out useful). I imagine quite a few are writing their own gtkdialog webcam apps - I hope so!

I can't help thinking that for video recording the following is a better way to go though:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=646266&search_id=1007878896#646266

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ickefes

Joined: 29 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 14:14    Post subject:  

First off I really enjoy all these Puppy releases but I have a question.

Why do you keep hosting these isos on ibiblio which is super slow when a torrent would probably be a lot faster and maybe keep the bandwidth down?

Regards.
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don570


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2012, 16:28    Post subject:  

Compiled especially for precise

newest mhwaveedit

I made the category AudioVideo
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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012, 10:54    Post subject:  

i've updated the gtk-youtube-viewer .pet (it had stopped working and the developer posted a new version) http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76835
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feelsub

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2012, 11:53    Post subject:  

beta7

wish: updated ffmpeg (version 1.0) as it has many more codec supports than version 0.8, for instance WMA lossless

Bug issue:
Still the accented filename/folders which appear as "not valid UTF-8. You should rename it", no problem under Win7

Rest ok
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 09:52    Post subject: More new modem firmware packages  

Barry,
Here are additional modem firmware packages.

Notes:
1. The SL modem package contains the existing version of the slmodemd support daemon, which appears to work just fine. The version compiled from newer source also works, although the driver (slamr) code does not yet compile. When I resolve that, I will re-upload the daemon when I upload the driver.

2. The LT package is unchanged internally. However, the driver itself compiles cleanly but does not function correctly.

3. I am upgrading the intel 536 and 537 firmware to manage the issue of matching the version to the processor type (Uni vs. SMS) because a mismatch crashes the PC. Only the uniprocessor-compiled version can be used on single-CPU PCs and SMS-compiled on multiprocessors. I am not sure whether they must be compilied on the matching processor type, or just require the matching version of kernel source. The packages will be added here when they are verified.
Richard
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firmware_linux_module_ltmodem-20120927.pet
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firmware_linux_module_slmodem-cleanup-1.pet
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firmware_linux_module_slmodem-20120930.pet
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 10:26    Post subject: More modem drivers for precise pup  

Here are the modem drivers that compile and appear to work as intended.

Modem drivers yet to be upgraded (if at all):
- ltmodem
- slmodem
- pctel
- intel536 (compiled, to be verified)
- intel537 (compiled, to be verified)
- agrmodem
- mwave

Barry,
My plan is to create a (make_modem_module) script to automate the building of the linuxant, intel and agrmodem (?) modules to place them in the correct directories. Is there already a standard method of such automation? If so, can I get access to it?
Richard

Update 10/14/2012: Removed source tarball which is replaced by the version on page 49. Original contained the results of a build, while the replacement is the result of "make clean" to remove the build results.
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Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 11:48    Post subject: Precise Puppy beta7, Sept. 23, 2012
Subject description: precise 5.3.95 on hp desktop pc.
 

I did a manual frugal install to a 1tb usb 3.0 external hard drive.
The drive was formatted ntfs in win 7 using the software that came
with it.

Report Video 1.3 - Tue 2 Oct 2012 on Precise Puppy 5.3.95 - Linux 3.2.29 i686

Chip description:
2.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)
oem: Intel(R) Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics Chipset Accelerated VGA BIOS
product: Intel(R) Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics Controller Hardware Version 0.0

X Server: Xorg Driver used: intel

X.Org version: 1.11.3
dimensions: 1920x1080 pixels (507x285 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

OpenGL
Vendor Tungsten Graphics, Inc
Renderer Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Desktop x86/MMX/SSE2
Version 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2
Direct Rendering Yes

# glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
299 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.726 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.001 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.001 FPS

Network controller Ralink corp. RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
xHCI Host Controller
USB 3.0 Desktop HD

I gave it an 8gb save file, Precise 5.3.95 is working well.
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