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efgee

Joined: 08 Apr 2010
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Apr 2013, 07:52    Post subject:  

Didn't try your OS yet but will definately download it and give it a spin.

I've read that Arch based distros are rolling distro's and because of that they tend to break from time to time.
So I welcome your attempt to minimize brekage with using self contained sfs files - which I concur is a nice solution.

Also wanted to mention that Manjaro has nice graphical installer forked from Linux Mint and adapted for pacman.
Maybe you want to look into it and use it for your OS. So you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Now where is my download button...

Keep up the good work!
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stifiling

Joined: 29 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Apr 2013, 19:06    Post subject:  

@efgee

Appreciated! the installation procedure is not hard like Arch's installation, it's the same like how a lot of users would install Puppy. and that's by simply dragging and dropping the sfs files from the iso, onto their hard drive...and adding a grub entry to boot the system.

I added the pacmanexpress gui package manager and save file dialog to the other isos so they are now all the same.

I need someone with an ati card to try it out and let me know if 'X' is working. If not, hopefully help me nail down the solution to getting it working....then i'd feel comfortable removing the 'Testing' off the title.

If there's any other questions, or issues, or "what the heck is this?" type of thoughts....please leave feedback.
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efgee

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr 2013, 01:11    Post subject:  

Wanted to run the 64-bit version in Virtualbox, but the iso stopped running during install of the modules. Oh well...

Next, burned a real cd and it loaded fully (on real hardware).

Wow, it looks like the little brother of Manjaro, pretty cool. Cool

Didn't have much time to play with it but here some info:

Wi-Fi was not recognized, so it didn't work.
It's a Centrino Wireless-N 1000 BGN.

Also the cpu fan ran at high speeds most of the time.
But don't feel bad, Sensei64 is not the only distro where this happens.

If the kernel is the culprit:
Manjaro 0.8.5 doesn't have this problem, it has the 3.8.5 kernel.
Sensei64 uses the 3.0.3 kernel...

Will surely test more over the weekend.
(just need to get Wi-Fi working somehow...)

Good Job
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stifiling

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr 2013, 15:57    Post subject:  

efgee wrote:
Wi-Fi was not recognized, so it didn't work.
It's a Centrino Wireless-N 1000 BGN.


The other issues you mentioned, i'll see what can be done to hopefully get them resolved. Maybe trying a updated kernel just might do it. The isos work fine in my VirtualBox though.

This one that i have quoted is what's taking precedence at the moment. Do you know which module your wireless adapter usually uses? could you try the command:

Code:
iwconfig


and see if you see wlan0 or eth1. if not, try the commands:

Code:
modprobe iwlagn
iwconfig


and then see if wlan0 or eth1 shows up. if not then could you run the command:

Code:
dmesg


and see if there's any errors regarding iwlagn, or firmware, or anything that looks 'odd' and may be stopping the wireless adapter from reading...
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meowcats

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 15:06    Post subject:  

attempting to load savefile with latest PAE and non-PAE causes kernel panic...

btw I have an ATI 4850, and X works though it only loads VESA and not the radeon module... so I cannot use full 1920x1200 resolution.

Cannot get the save file to work at all, so i cannot add "radeon" to modules in rc.conf to test.
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nancy reagan

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 16:08    Post subject: kernel panic savefile  

meowcats wrote:
attempting to load savefile with latest PAE and non-PAE causes kernel panic...

btw I have an ATI 4850, and X works though it only loads VESA and not the radeon module... so I cannot use full 1920x1200 resolution.

Cannot get the save file to work at all, so i cannot add "radeon" to modules in rc.conf to test.


Same here; thought due my full noobness.

Made clean savefile, that is, after having done nothing went straight to "save file" 500mb ext3 etc.
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stifiling

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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 21:13    Post subject:  

meowcats & nancy reagan,

kernel panic on loading the save file....i'm guessing u're booting from a external USB drive.....am i correct?
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Marv


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 21:24    Post subject: save file issues  

There were some save file issues resolved between alphaOS 1.0 and 2.0. They generally were with lack of persistance, not kernel panic related in my experience.

See here: http://alphaos.freeforums.org/savefile-question-frugal-install-t13.html

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James C


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PostPosted: Sat 20 Apr 2013, 23:10    Post subject:  

Manual frugal install of the non-pae version on my trusty Athlon XP box. Zero problems so far. Working and correct display,sound and internet on initial boot. No problem with savefile.

Code:
Chip description:
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation NV18 [GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x] (rev c1)


Code:
-Computer-
Processor : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
Memory : 1033MB (252MB used)


Looking good so far.
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meowcats

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 01:35    Post subject:  

Yes external USB flash drive.
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nancy reagan

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 07:52    Post subject:  

meowcats wrote:
Yes external USB flash drive.


Same here
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stifiling

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PostPosted: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 19:42    Post subject:  

@James C
Thanks for the good news. if you happen to have a machine with a 64-bit processor..could you give the sensei64 a whirl...

meowcats & nancy reagan,

I believe the save file is now working correctly when booting from USB (hopefully no kernel panic). i know the download is a little larger than usual...but i've made it abt 70MB lighter. If you want to try it again, and let me know your thoughts after...
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James C


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PostPosted: Sun 21 Apr 2013, 21:20    Post subject:  

stifiling wrote:
@James C
Thanks for the good news. if you happen to have a machine with a 64-bit processor..could you give the sensei64 a whirl...


I've got several 64 bit boxes......kinda busy but I'll test sensei64 out in a day or two.
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nancy reagan

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Apr 2013, 09:12    Post subject:  

stifiling wrote:
@James C

meowcats & nancy reagan,


I believe the save file is now working correctly when booting from USB (hopefully no kernel panic). i know the download is a little larger than usual...but i've made it abt 70MB lighter. If you want to try it again, and let me know your thoughts after...


Foremost: I am a full noob, thus my reports might be false, while I hope not. ..

Though no kernel panic, at end of session was'nt asked whether or not wanted to save. This while according to setting was going to be "prompted" whether or not save.

Tested with FF but no history to be found while set to "save".
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stifiling

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Apr 2013, 23:07    Post subject:  

i made some necessary adjustments to the 32bit isos for users interested in usb flash drive booting.



i believe the problem nancy, may be that:

you should make the directory on your flash drive /mnt/sdb1/Sensei and copy the sfs files from the iso into that directory.

also use the boot paramater in your grub entry
Code:
psubdir=/Sensei


and there should be no kernel panic or session saving issues.
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