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yerc1

Joined: 09 Jan 2009
Posts: 58

PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2012, 15:31    Post_subject: Re: carolina 003  

jpup wrote:
... I had to import a save file that came from lina 002 which had my ATI drivers preloaded.

Did you manually import the savefile or did you pick it from boot and said yes to the prompt to upgrade?

I asked because I prefer to roll over my save file to a new version.
I rolled over linasave file from 001 to 002 with no issue. Upgrading 002 savefile to 003 resulted in a message: that firmware drivers were not loaded, and to make sure zdrv_lina_003.sfs is in the same directory as puppy_lina_003.sfs (it is).

There seemed to be nothing wrong and the warning might relate to the 002 pet for missing firmware, still I made a new savefile from scratch to ensure no future issue comes up.
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yerc1

Joined: 09 Jan 2009
Posts: 58

PostPosted: Mon 12 Nov 2012, 15:41    Post_subject:  

003 is working well here.

I requested and elroy was very kind to do a pet for ENE usb card driver in 002. That is now part of 003 kernel (i think) since Carolina recognises when sd card is inserted and mounts it.

I will continue using 003 side by side with 002 and post my observations here.

Thanks for Carolina!
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elroy


Joined: 02 Feb 2012
Posts: 374

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 01:52    Post_subject:  

yerc1 wrote:
I will continue using 003 side by side with 002 and post my observations here.


Thanks yerc1. Looking forward to hearing about your observations.
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elroy


Joined: 02 Feb 2012
Posts: 374

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 02:03    Post_subject: Re: Desktop  

Minnesota wrote:
Puppy is a HAPPY, well designed and FUN OS!

How about a more upbeat desktop to greet a new user. The picture of night and full moon is very nice. But not as an advertisement for PUPPY.


Ah yes...well, you know, to each their own. It's all about diversity and everyone has an opinion on this. Personally, I hate the garish, 'in your face' crap. Basically it comes down to personal opinion concerning this matter. And regardless which side I fall upon I'm gonna be wrong. I know that as an ex-windows user (which I am) that I'm more apt to relate to something that is included with Carolina 003 than I am with a god-awful cartoon figure; it just isn't professional. Perhaps that's the ex-windows user in me - I expect a cold, sanitized look. Besides, it's easier on the eyes, and I can see the fonts that much better on a neutral color. It really does come down to personal preference. And in that case, no one is right. Everyone will have differing opinions on the matter. The good news is that it's easy to change it to your liking.
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umair

Joined: 25 Dec 2010
Posts: 205
Location: KUST Kohat, Pakistan

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 04:44    Post_subject:  

Hi Elroy:
Just downloaded carolina, used saluki before. I m really impressed and really liked Carolina. just want to share one thing, Can u also include jitsi.pet in ur repos? I think its very handy package for those who like to use video calls. Or any other package similar to this thn pls share.
Best of Luck to you:
Regards
UMAIR
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jpup


Joined: 01 Nov 2012
Posts: 49

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 04:51    Post_subject: carolina 003  

yerc1 wrote:

Did you manually import the savefile or did you pick it from boot and said yes to the prompt to upgrade?

I asked because I prefer to roll over my save file to a new version.
I rolled over linasave file from 001 to 002 with no issue. Upgrading 002 savefile to 003 resulted in a message: that firmware drivers were not loaded, and to make sure zdrv_lina_003.sfs is in the same directory as puppy_lina_003.sfs (it is).

There seemed to be nothing wrong and the warning might relate to the 002 pet for missing firmware, still I made a new savefile from scratch to ensure no future issue comes up.


well, there are always more radical ways of doing it Very Happy but it can get complicated.

With my running system now... I just booted with the new carolina 003 and had it load my 002 save file which had my graphics driver all set up and loaded, and just agreed with the upgrade to 003.

I had no problems with the setup so far... even my wireless configuration and other application preferences got carried over.

But I think it is best not to mix up your new carolina 003 components (adrv_lina_003.sfs zdrv_lina_003.sfs initrd.gz vmlinuz puppy_lina_0003.sfs) with the old ones from 002.

Also, if you have a different desktop setup from 002 (panels, etc.)... it could get messed up.
You shouldn't really have any problems upgrading with an old save file... and your hardware setup should be all good... execpt ofcourse if you get some trouble with your modules.

I also like a fresh and clean setup everytime... but I had no choice but to load and existing save file this time due to the issues I was having when trying to install my ATI drivers on 003.

All in all... things are looking good... no real troubles except for the notifications not showing by default, my sensors plugin not working, and occasional hiccups with wireless. I just need to learn how to get the genmon plugin to show my cpu temps (anybody want to help?) and I'm all set Very Happy

by the way I like the dark full moon not gloomy at all Very Happy




Thanks

Later
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Billtoo


Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Posts: 2116
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 05:23    Post_subject: Carolina
Sub_title: carolina 03 on intel imac
 

I'm running carolina 03 from the live dvd with savefile on my intel
imac.
Computer
Processor 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8135 @ 2.40GHz
Memory 4127MB (329MB used)
Version
Kernel Linux 3.2.13-ski (i686)
Compiled #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Mar 27 22:26:10 EEST 2012
Display
Resolution 1680x1050 pixels
Vendor The X.Org Foundation
Version 1.11.0
OpenGL
Vendor Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Renderer ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
Version 3.3.11653 Compatibility Profile Context
Direct Rendering Yes
Creative Technology Ltd Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro

It's working well, I like that suspend works.
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einar

Joined: 12 Nov 2010
Posts: 161

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 05:40    Post_subject: Re: Carolina
Sub_title: carolina 03 on intel imac
 

Billtoo wrote:
I'm running carolina 03 from the live dvd with savefile on my intel
imac.
Computer
Processor 2x Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8135 @ 2.40GHz
Memory 4127MB (329MB used)
Version
Kernel Linux 3.2.13-ski (i686)
Compiled #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Mar 27 22:26:10 EEST 2012
Display
Resolution 1680x1050 pixels
Vendor The X.Org Foundation
Version 1.11.0
OpenGL
Vendor Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Renderer ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 XT
Version 3.3.11653 Compatibility Profile Context
Direct Rendering Yes
Creative Technology Ltd Sound Blaster X-Fi Go! Pro

It's working well, I like that suspend works.


Does your iMac have EFI bios ?
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umair

Joined: 25 Dec 2010
Posts: 205
Location: KUST Kohat, Pakistan

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 06:43    Post_subject:  

hello every one:
I m unable to change the desktop/folders icons.
here is the screenshot: Any Idea ?
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Geoffrey


Joined: 30 May 2010
Posts: 1399
Location: Queensland Australia ɹǝpu∩uʍop

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 07:06    Post_subject:  

umair wrote:
hello every one:
I m unable to change the desktop/folders icons.
here is the screenshot: Any Idea ?


umair, to use the desktop icon switcher you need to change the icon theme to hicolor then it will work.
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umair

Joined: 25 Dec 2010
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Location: KUST Kohat, Pakistan

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 07:15    Post_subject:  

Geoffrey wrote:

umair, to use the desktop icon switcher you need to change the icon theme to hicolor then it will work.


HI Geoffrey:
Thnx for prompt reply: Worked nicely. Smile
Regards
UMAIR
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jpup


Joined: 01 Nov 2012
Posts: 49

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 08:58    Post_subject: carolina 003  

I think I really need to get vlc working on carolina... or a better video player...

umplayer is ok... but H264 is giving my CPU a really good workout Laughing



by the way... I've noticed I keep getting logged out of the forum
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Billtoo


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Posts: 2116
Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 09:42    Post_subject: Re: Carolina
Sub_title: carolina 03 on intel imac
 

einar wrote:

Does your iMac have EFI bios ?


It's an approx 4 year old aluminum imac.
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Billtoo


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Location: Ontario Canada

PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 09:46    Post_subject: Re: carolina 003  

jpup wrote:
I think I really need to get vlc working on carolina... or a better video player...

umplayer is ok... but H264 is giving my CPU a really good workout Laughing



by the way... I've noticed I keep getting logged out of the forum


Here's a link to a VLC-2.0.4 pet that I made, it may or may not work for you but worth a try I guess Smile

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-79088f3a.html
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jpup


Joined: 01 Nov 2012
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PostPosted: Tue 13 Nov 2012, 10:21    Post_subject:  

Billtoo wrote:
jpup wrote:
I think I really need to get vlc working on carolina... or a better video player...

umplayer is ok... but H264 is giving my CPU a really good workout Laughing



by the way... I've noticed I keep getting logged out of the forum


Here's a link to a VLC-2.0.4 pet that I made, it may or may not work for you but worth a try I guess Smile

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-79088f3a.html


wow! thanks Billtoo Very Happy

I'm gonna try your work Very Happy

any tips on getting hardware acceleration working on an ATI?

umplayer seems to handle avc1 and mkv quite well

but plain H264 is just a pain especially with higher resolutions

thanks again Very Happy
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