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Fatdog64-600 Final and 601 (July 2012)
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 12:45    Post subject:  

Sage wrote:
FD64 contains the driver for a Cohiba/aka you-name-it/ ...and Netgear wg111

As usual, your first step is to run "lsusb" and determine the vendor:product ID codes for this device.

Then run "dmesg | grep firmware"

Does this device work in 32-bit Puppies?

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Roy

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 12:47    Post subject:  

irishrm & rcrsn51,

That worked great! Thank you very much!

I am setting up this laptop for a friend (read: New Puppy Convert) and she really likes the speed of it. Says she doesn't really want Windows any more.....

One other non-pressing issue is that she wanted a program to view and capture images with her webcam.... rcrsn51's gucview filled the bill nicely!

But the default jpeg images from that program are not supported by fotoxx image viewer, so I had to change gucview's default to png for it to work.

I want to thank everyone concerned with this version -- and the Puppy community as a whole -- for the thoughtfulness and hard work involved in bringing these things to the masses.

-Roy
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Bill_Gates


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Location: Medina, Washington

PostPosted: Tue 02 Oct 2012, 18:09    Post subject:  

smokey01 wrote:

Try this: http://www.smokey01.com/software/Fatdog64-600/fpm2-fd64-0.79.pet

I haven't really tested it but it worked when I clicked on the binary.

Cheers.


Thank You smokey01, that worked like a charm!

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irishrm


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 06:21    Post subject:  

Update on USB install:

I'm running fatdog64-600 on a usb install with the USB being regarded as a hard-drive. (see earlier posts)

While experimenting I discovered that If I place the savefile on the hard-drive It is recognized at boot.

If I have a savefile on the USB and on the hard-drive they are both recognized and I am given the option of which savefile to load.

So now I'm booting from the USB with the savefile being loaded from the hard-drive.

This means that there is no worries about USB failure and I have a very fast boot and shut-down time.

I have tried to replicate this with other puppies, using various commands I googled from the forum, but with no success.
If anyone can tell me how this can be done I would love to know.

irishrm.
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Sage

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 06:58    Post subject:  

Many thanks, rcrsn51, for leaping to the rescue again!

Quote:
As usual, your first step is to run "lsusb"
- done that, it's recognised, but presume 64bit kernel has the p54 (Prism54) in common?

Quote:
Does this device work in 32-bit Puppies?


Yes! I did actually report that somewhere within the last month?
My enquiry really relates to 64bit issues (I think!). Loads of good stuff on this device on LinuxQuestions.org (not all of which I understand and some that refers to Wdoze which I completely abandoned half a decade back).
It seems to be listed for WEP/WPA-PSK but I have my router configured for WPA2+ only. Doesn't affect 32bit operation in Puppy when WPA2+ is selected.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 09:17    Post subject:  

@Sage:

1. What are the [vendor:product] ID codes? I need more than "Cohiba/aka you-name-it/ ...and Netgear wg111"

2. Is the p54usb module getting loaded?

3. What does the command "dmesg | grep firmware" report?

4. In what Puppy version is the device confirmed to work?

5. What exactly is its problem in Fatdog? It never connects? It drops out?

6. Please explain this comment from your first post.
Quote:
. Whatever, cannot get this dongle to run in Mint,
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Sage

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Oct 2012, 09:22    Post subject:  

Thanks again, rcrsn51 - working on some other vital issues, but will definitely reply in more detail next week. Sorry for break in thread.
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 17:14    Post subject:  

I've been looking for a really good search application for some time and last night I discovered recoll.

It's a bit big at 2.8M, needs qt4 but wow it's fast and impressive.

I found documents last night I have been looking for for ages. It can take a little while to build the index, which also takes up some disk space but locating files is instantaneous. You could symlink the database outside of the save file, I guess.

For me, this ones a keeper.

http://www.smokey01.com/software/Fatdog64-600/recoll-1.17.3.pet
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joe0855

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Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 18:59    Post subject: wpa_gui vs Network Wizard  

Hello, I've been running Fatdog64-601 off my thumbdrive for about 1 week (still offloading stuff from my 521 build).

I noticed that with wpa_gui, if I close out of my browser, the LAN connection drops off. When I open the browser it re-establishes the connection. It also seems that if I'm on a webpage for a particularly long time, the connection drops and then re-connects when I click on the 'back' arrow or go to a different website.

With Network Wizard (I shut down wpa_gui), the connection seems consistently on (which is good). I'm inclined to use Network Wizard, however I noticed new issue when I use Netword Wizard, my localhost Xampp webserver hangs and never loads the page. When I switch back to wpa_gui, the localhost webpage loads right up.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L755-S5216 laptop. Fatdog sees my wireless NIC as an 'Realtek rtl8192ce'. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

I'm using XAMPP for Linux 1.8.1 found at:
http://www.apachefriends.org/download.php?xampp-linux-1.8.1.tar.gz
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kirk

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 08:00    Post subject:  

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I'm inclined to use Network Wizard, however I noticed new issue when I use Netword Wizard, my localhost Xampp webserver hangs and never loads the page. When I switch back to wpa_gui, the localhost webpage loads right up.


That's a bug, when you quit or don't use the wpa_gui, the local loop-back is not setup. That will be fixed in the next release. I've attached a pet to fix that. I don't have any helpful ideas about the other problem.
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Gobbi

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2012, 14:08    Post subject:  

I know many of you will smile Smile on this one , but I have a version quite FAT Embarassed , with VirtualBox , JDK, Catalyst , manpages and other pets on it .
I was wondering if there would be possible booting from a blueray disc , using Pburn to write it .
My DVD disc ( 8x )takes more than 1 minute to boot , so since I got the drive I thought I could use this way to make it boot quicker.

I'm using Fatdog64 LiveDisc with no savefile and often no hard disk attached . It's fast , reliable and sometimes has tools which are hardly free in other platforms.

Thank you guys for continuing to develop this very useful project Exclamation
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joe0855

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 06:21    Post subject:  

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That's a bug, when you quit or don't use the wpa_gui, the local loop-back is not setup. That will be fixed in the next release. I've attached a pet to fix that. I don't have any helpful ideas about the other problem.


Thanks Kirk, it seemed to have done the trick! Since Xampp localhost comes up fine with wpa_gui enabled, it's a non-issue at this point. Cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 15:28    Post subject:  

Yet Another Dialog (YAD) for Fatdog64.

http://www.smokey01.com/software/Fatdog64-600/yad-0.17.1.1-x86_64.pet

For those of you who have never tried it, it great.

http://code.google.com/p/yad/

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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Oct 2012, 15:23    Post subject:  

smokey01 wrote:
I've been looking for a really good search application for some time and last night I discovered recoll ....
Great Smokey01. Everyone of us can benefit.

There's another solution that you may also find, not only for search, but also for many-many other things which you and most of us do, commonly. This can all be done in one desktop screen.

Pemasu created the one I use and JamesBond also found another similar tool.

IT is a dual screen FM that very few (excepting Windows admins) are aware of muCommander and emelFM2. They can be found here

Since muCommander is a Java app, its a no-brainer to run, but, the PET will install a Menu path for you. Easy to use, Fast, Stable, Fully Featured, for most admins and users!

The apparent beauty is that its all built into the single package and not just a bunch of single snippets. The integration is all present, on screen, in front of you.

I hope you can review. You might be surprised and I'm sure you'll understand.

here to help.

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alexei

Joined: 10 Oct 2012
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2012, 16:17    Post subject:  

1st of all, to me Fatdog64 is the best Linux distro.
I set it up on Foxconn NT-A3500 Nettop (AMD E350 Dual-Core 1.6GHz).
It boots and runs fast (from SSD drive).

Problems/bugs:
- After installation of ATI catalist screen resolution went out of range.
- After installation of the LXpanel "Add to Desktop" does not work.
- It's not possible to get only IP from DHCP server and specify DNS IP manually.
- Max screen DPI is limited to 108.
- No GUI to set WatCom tablet, though it somehow works anyway.

Requests for improvements:
- Better description of pets - currently we can see short info and only as a tooltip.
- Click on desktop background should unshade currently shaded icon(s).
- Click on desktop background should close "start"-menu.
- Help on boot options should be visible at startup (I don't have it after HDD installation).
- HDD installation - copy existing savefile and prompt for boot options.
- I had to install Grub4Dos to specify boot options.
(particularly savefile=direct:device:sda1)
- Choice of single/double click mode should be available at R-click menu on the desktop.
- In the new releases, please verify that it is possible to disable IPV6, especially for the wireless.
- Sound card selection - add "test" option.
- "Windows"-btn should open "start"-menu.
- Click on CPU usage in the toolbar should open Task Manager
- Installation should ask if Wifi autoconnect is OK.
- More cursor themes - currently I don't see that app is starting.

Requests for new Pets:
- VMware integration drivers - just to make it easy to try/test.
- TuxCommander - in my opinion it's the best dual-panel file manager for Linux. BTW, it has advanced search.
http://tuxcmd.sourceforge.net/description.php
Executable for Debian works right out of the box, no libraries needed.
http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=tuxcmd

Questions:
- How to add items (applications, control panel items) to Desktop, how to remove?
- I see appname.desktop files under /usr and /.usr, can I use them to create Desktop items?
- How to create a pet out of existing (debian) package?
- Which directories would survive FatDog update, and which go to a savefile?
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