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Precise Puppy RC2, October 20, 2012
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ickefes

Joined: 29 Sep 2012
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 17:09    Post subject: Slow  

I am using latest beta and this is slow compared to other Puppy's. I use a i5 2450M (I hope that is correct) and other Puppy's like Slacko (the latest) loads programs immediatelly while this Precise takes about two seconds per program to load. What is the problem with this Puppy? Regards.

P.S. I want once again request torrents of new versions, please.
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ickefes

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 17:35    Post subject:  

There is a lot of programs that do not load. A few of them are:
Nepomuk File Indexing ...
System Monitor
Plus more...

One program I noticed being almost useless is PDF Viewer 0.1.8. It displays colors wrong.

I look forward to next beta.
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ickefes

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PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 18:07    Post subject:  

I removed the saved file and now it all seems a lot faster. I had downloading a lot of useless stuff that might have started picking on Precise Puppy somehow. I guess the indexing service came from the KDE package I tried wishing that I could change X Desktop. Regards.
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PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 18:36    Post subject:  

ickefes wrote:
One program I noticed being almost useless is PDF Viewer 0.1.8. It displays colors wrong.

Confirmed. View the attached PDF in various Puppies. The correct colour is blue.
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rerwin


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Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 21:51    Post subject: Bug fixes to beta7  

Barry,
While testing my upgraded versions of the Intel536/537 firmware packages, I found that the "stubbed" version of the modprobe_protect script does not allow for loading of modem modules that are not ready at the time their initialization scripts run. I have extended the --modcheck option to wait for pinstall scripts to complete and then wait for modules to appear in 'lsmod'. It also handles modules and their firmware force-loaded through the BootManager. It does not wait for modules loaded other than by backend_modprobe or the BootManager "addlist".

While testing that bugfix, I discovered that functions4puppy4 still looks for module name when searching the firmware.dep.inst list of firmware names. So, I corrected that.

With these bugfixes, the HSF and Intel modems should be detected on first boot after installation (when their upgraded firmware is included).
Richard

UPDATE 10/5/2012: Re-uploaded the modprobe_protect fix with corrected test for the presence of the waited-for module in the system. Please replace yesterday's version.

UPDATE 10/7/2012: Re-uploaded the "protect" difference listing, to match the pet package.
diff-pup_event_backend_modprobe_protect-20121005.txt.gz
Description  backend_modprobe_protect bugfix difference list -
Updated to match replacement pet package.
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protect_bugfix-20121005.pet
Description  backend_modprobe_protect bugfix to wait for slow-loading modules
Corrects check for module being present in system.
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functions4puppy4_bugfix-20121004.pet
Description  functions4puppy4_bugfix to correct check for firmware already copied
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diff-functions4puppy4.txt.gz
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01micko


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Location: qld

PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 04:57    Post subject:  

Billtoo has reported a problem with kdegames in Slacko that applies to Precise. (when installed through PPM)

My solution

-make a specific call to get rid of %u, %U, %f, %F, the rest aren't for execs and/or are deprecated ref: http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/ar01s06.html

Code:
#120901 get rid of param on end of Exec, ex: Exec=gimp-2.8 %U
 for PARMATER in u U f F
  do
  #sed -i -e "s/\(^Exec=[^%]*\).*/\1/' -e 's/ *$//" $ONEDOT #'s/\(^Exec=[^ ]*\).*/\1/'
  sed -i "s/ %${PARMATER}//" $ONEDOT
  done
@ line 380 /usr/local/petget/installpkg.sh
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rerwin


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Location: Maine, USA

PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 13:46    Post subject: Firmware packages for all dialup modem drivers  

Barry,
Attached is a tarball containing 11 firmware pet-packages and one to clean out some residue. I have updated them all for consistency, in these ways:
    - All /usr/sbin scripts and executables are moved from the all-firmware subdirectory to be installed to /usr/sbin at the time the package is installed.
    - Packages for drivers loaded through udev rules (1) remove copied firmware files if the driver is not present and (2) contain their respective portion of the "dialup modem" rule that triggers loading.
    - Where config files were written in the pinstall script (pctel, mwave), they are now already present in the firmware directory, to allow normal uninstallation.
    - All configuration files are prefixed by "modemx" to retain them across a pupdial "erase" but remove them if a second erase is performed (i.e., pupdial already shows no modem detected).
I have tested the packages for modems I have and for which there are drivers for precise: DGC, ESS, HSF, intel536, intel537, intel8x0m (uses slmodemd daemon). Most of these benefit from the "protect" bugfix posted above, but do not require it; without it, the modem may not be detected on the first boot-up after package installation or after an "erase".

Because the packages in the tarball are at the top level, testers/users should probably expand the tarball into a dedicated directory, to keep the packages together.
Richard
modem_firmware_packages-complete set-20121007.tar.gz
Description  Dialup modem firmware packages, plus cleanup package.
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 14:19    Post subject: More dialup modem drivers for precise pup  

Testers & users,
Attached are driver modules that compile and "work" in precise pup. The linuxant drivers are already provided on page 44 of this thread. Although the ESS driver "just works", the intel53x drivers are another story.

The Intels consist of 6 versions, each of which must be specific to the CPU configuration (12, total)! They must be used in uniprocessor or multi-core/processor PCs as versions that match -- "uni" or SMP. They must have been compiled with appropriate (uni/SMP) kernel source. The developer warns that ignoring that constraint can cause the PC to "crash". Because precise beta7 uses an SMP kernel, the intel536/intel537 drivers are compiled for use only by multiprocessor/multicore systems. My uniprocessor PC with the 536 locked up when I disconnected after a very successful connection to my ISP. That did not happen with the 537 because it does not detect a dial tone (due to a known problem with it).

But not to worry! The upgraded firmware packages for them enforce the rules so that the correct version is used if present, or else the modem is shown as not being detected. The attached intel drivers should work reliably on a multi-core/processor system, although I am unable to verify that (having no multicore tower PCs).

Note that the intel537 I attach is only for the "537EP" variant. The others are 537, 537SP, 537EA and 537AA. If anyone needs the driver for one of those others, please send me a PM and I will add it to this posting.
Richard

Update 10/14/2012: Removed redundant upload of the ESS driver, already posted on page 48.
intel536ep-20120710-k3.2.29-smp.pet
Description  For the Intel 536EP PCI modem (e.g., Ambient chip) -
Usable only on multi-core/multi-processor (SMP) systems. Ignored on uni-processor PCs.
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intel537ep-20120710-k3.2.29-smp.pet
Description  For the Intel 537EP PCI modem (e.g., Intel chip) -
Usable only on multi-core/multi-processor (SMP) systems. Ignored on uni-processor PCs.
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peebee


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 16:22    Post subject: Chromium 22.0.1210.0 pet & sfs  

Chromium 22.0.1210.0 pet & sfs

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81351

for both Slacko 5.3.3 and Slacko 5.4beta

(and also Precise 5.4beta)

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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 16:32    Post subject: New modem driver source code for kernels 3.x  

Barry,
Here are the source tarballs used to compile the above drivers.

After module creation, the Intel536 and Intel537 .ko files should be renamed to replace "ko" with "HIDE", for compilations made for an SMS-type kernel, and "HIDEUNI" for those compiled for a uniprocessor-type kernel. I notice that there is a new (to us) variant of the intel537, the 537AA. (The upgraded firmware package accounts for it.)

I would like to create a "build modem drivers" script to automate the special handling of the linuxant, intel and agere-HDA drivers, but do not want to duplicate any system you might already have to do that. I do not know the workings of woof and your driver-build process, so would like to add my information to whatever you might have to start with.
Richard

Update 10/14/2012: The ESS source tarball replaces the version previously posted on page 48. The original was compressed after the driver was built, so unnecessarily contained the results of that build. A "make clean" was run to remove those artifacts (reducing size from 900+ KB to 200+ KB).
ess_2.6-v0.7-patched1.tar.gz
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intel-536-537-20120710-patched1.tar.gz
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Oct 2012, 22:00    Post subject: keep cool, users cannot follow
Subject description: Puppies factory goes crazy !
 

Our french puppy is cooking slowly. We wait for IT.
However Precise Puppy is a very sure distro, like slacko, Racy...
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Billtoo


Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2102
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2012, 01:05    Post subject: Precise Puppy beta7, Sept. 23, 2012
Subject description: 5395 on an intel imac
 

Running 5395 from live dvd with savefile on an intel imac.

Report Video 1.3 - Sun 14 Oct 2012 on Precise Puppy 5.3.95 - Linux 3.2.29 i686

Chip description:
0.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT
oem: ATI ATOMBIOS
product: M74 01.00

X Server: Xorg Driver used: fglrx

X.Org version: 1.11.3
dimensions: 1680x1050 pixels (444x277 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

OpenGL
Vendor Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Renderer ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
Version 3.3.11653 Compatibility Profile Context
Direct Rendering Yes

sh-3.00# glxgears
24201 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4840.198 FPS
24649 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4929.659 FPS
24537 frames in 5.0 seconds = 4907.351 FPS

Computer
Processor 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8135 @ 2.40GHz
Memory 4127MB (179MB used)

Using a usb sound card:
Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro
Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter - linksys rt73
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rerwin


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2012, 11:32    Post subject: The rest of the Intel 537 modem drivers  

Barry,
Thank you for accepting all of my submitted packages and for correcting and fleshing out the pinstalls and pet_specs. Using your intel537ep driver package as a model, I am attaching driver packages for the remaining 4 flavors of the 537.
Richard
linux_module_intel537-20120710-k3.2.29-smp.pet
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linux_module_intel537aa-20120710-k3.2.29-smp.pet
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linux_module_intel537ea-20120710-k3.2.29-smp.pet
Description  "537EA"
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linux_module_intel537sp-20120710-k3.2.29-smp.pet
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2012, 21:22    Post subject:  

Precise Puppy 5.4RC1 is out!

This has been assigned version number 5.3.96, see blog announcement:

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=03039

Please test!

Essential bug fixes only at this stage.

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PostPosted: Tue 16 Oct 2012, 00:55    Post subject: Precise Puppy RC1, October 16, 2012
Subject description: precise 5396 on hp desktop pc.
 

Manual frugal install to a 16gb flash drive.

Report Video 1.3 - Tue 16 Oct 2012 on Precise Puppy 5.3.96 - 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.
302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.346 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.000 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.000 FPS

Computer
Processor 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Memory 8198MB (358MB used)

Network controller Ralink corp. RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
Ethernet controller Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express
Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)

No problems so far.
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