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Legacy OS 2 & 4 are you a User? Who am I developing for?
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Colonel Panic


Joined: 16 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jun 2013, 04:23    Post subject:  

I'm running it too! The only things I couldn't find were a good xkill for it (there's one for the 4.31 series Pups but not the 4.21 ones), and the Karamba themes package; the link seems to have disappeared.
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Kreator


Joined: 03 Jul 2013
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Location: Bucharest, Romania

PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 06:22    Post subject:  

Hi John.

Here is my story:
I ask my friends to not throw their old computers to the garbage, and to give them to me instead. I restore those old computers, and give them to people who don't want to invest money in computers, and use these computers for simple tasks like: a little internet browsing, some word and excel documents, some pictures or movies watching. So, no heavy load on them.

The latest experince, who made me discover LEGACY OS is this one:
Somebody gived me an old computer having the following hardware:

Motherboard: PCCHIPS M852 Rev 1.0 (www.pcchipsusa.com)

Processor: AMD SEMPRON 2600+; 1833 MHz

Video Card: GEFORCE FX5200; 128 Mb RAM

RAM Memory: 768 Mb

Before discovering LEGACY OS 4.0 Mini, I have tried a dozen or more light Linux distributions on that system, no one worked normally on that desktop.

Some of them didn't even boot on live DVD (Bodhi, Anti X for example).

Others were running, but with “problems”.
The most important problem was that, even if installed on HDD drive, and Adobe Flash Player installed, the youtube video clips did not shown at all. Instead of the video clip, only a black rectangle appeared. No sound, no image, nothing.

The distributions with this issue were (among others) Xubuntu, CrunchBang, Lubuntu, VectorLinux, SliTaz, Porteus, Slax, etc., etc., etc.

A little better performed Puppy 5.4 and MacPup 529.
Those two distributions showed the youtube videoclip with image and sound.... but:
Puppy 5.4 had an issue: the start menu was there, it opened, but the text of the buttons was missing. Only empty buttons. This happened both on Live CD session, and on HDD installed session.
MacPup 529 was performing even a little better, the only issue of MacPup was that, on youtube, the comments below the video clip were shown incorrectly, only 2-3 of them were visible, and the same issue for the SEARCH results (on youtube), only the first 2 or 3 results were visible in the correct manner.

After all those unfortunate attempts, I have tried LEGACY OS 4 Mini and.....
EVERYTHING IS WORKING FINE!

Even more, the experience with this OS is an excellent one!

It took me three days to make this old desktop to run!

So, yes, I will use Legacy OS, I will install it on computers, and I will try to recommend it to other people.

Best regards.

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cthisbear

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 07:13    Post subject:  

Kreator .

Welcome to Puppy mate.

John is really a bit of an unsung Puppy hero.

His creations have been downloaded in the multi thousands.

Not bad for a one man band.

"""""""

eg: Softpedia alone

Legacy OS 2 >>> Downloads: 92,349

http://linux.softpedia.com/get/System/Operating-Systems/Linux-Distributions/Legacy-OS-31563.shtml

Regards....Chris.
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:29    Post subject:  

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Puppy 5.4 had an issue: the start menu was there, it opened, but the text of the buttons was missing.

Use boot option: nouveau.noaccel=1. This should "fix" that issue.

I did have the same problem here in several Puppies (have also GeForce FX5200/XFX 6200 Graphics Cards) - it's gone now!

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Kreator


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 09:23    Post subject:  

Thanks R-S-H.

I will try this next time it happens.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 14:45    Post subject:  

I also had a problem with X Org breaking and xorgwizard not working as a fix for it (it kept dumping me back at the prompt). It's not just Legacy OS4 Mini that has this problem in my experience; a lot of pre-5 series Pups do.
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Kreator


Joined: 03 Jul 2013
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Location: Bucharest, Romania

PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2013, 07:27    Post subject:  

Hi everybody.

As I said, I will try to install Legacy OS on the "old" computers that I try to restore.

Today another "old" desktop has received Legacy OS 4 Mini.

The hardware of this desktop:

Motherboard: MATSONIC MS 9147C Rev 5.0

Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2,4 GHz

Video card: ATI Radeon R 9550GU2

Hard Disk Drive: 40 Gb

Legacy OS works like a charm on this PC!

A nice day to you all!
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john biles


Joined: 17 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2013, 10:40    Post subject:  

Hello Kreator,
Always great to hear someone is having luck with Legacy OS. Currently an update of Legacy OS 4 Mini is under way and will move to a full CD. It's coming along nicely look out for it in the next month or so. Also an update to Legacy OS 2 is almost complete and is expected to be released soon.

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Legacy OS 2.1 LTS Released! Install me on a new! EXT2 Partition with 500Mb of swap and I'll be happy. Razz
Legacy OS 4 Released! Install to newer legacy hardware / early EeePC's Very Happy
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umair

Joined: 25 Dec 2010
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Location: KUST Kohat, Pakistan

PostPosted: Thu 11 Jul 2013, 23:42    Post subject:  

john biles wrote:
Hello Kreator,
Always great to hear someone is having luck with Legacy OS. Currently an update of Legacy OS 4 Mini is under way and will move to a full CD. It's coming along nicely look out for it in the next month or so. Also an update to Legacy OS 2 is almost complete and is expected to be released soon.


Hi Jone, Nice to know that the updates of Legacy OS 4 and Legacy OS 2 will be available for download soon. Best of luck Wink
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Kreator


Joined: 03 Jul 2013
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Location: Bucharest, Romania

PostPosted: Sat 13 Jul 2013, 02:54    Post subject:  

Hi John.

I am downloading now Legacy OS 2.1 Gamer, and I will try it on one old desktop.

About the detail in the description that I read about Legacy OS 2.1 Gamer about:

"As Legacy OS is a free download all you have to lose is one blank CD"

Well.... I personally have a collection of 21 rewritable DVD's and CD's.

I use them especially for testing various Linux distributions.

I also have few of them written with PartedMagic or Grub Repair...


So, if someone really want to try Linux distributions to see if they worth or not, and do not want to spend not even a blank DVD, they can buy two or three rewritable DVD's and CD's, so they don't loose anything by trying ...
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Kreator


Joined: 03 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jul 2013, 17:21    Post subject:  

R-S-H wrote:
Quote:
Puppy 5.4 had an issue: the start menu was there, it opened, but the text of the buttons was missing.

Use boot option: nouveau.noaccel=1. This should "fix" that issue.

I did have the same problem here in several Puppies (have also GeForce FX5200/XFX 6200 Graphics Cards) - it's gone now!



Thanks a lot R-S-H!

I have tried to follow you advice and it is working!

It is working when I type nouveau.noaccel=1 at the beginning, when grub loads, and I can choose what distribution should start, and I add this...

I have to type this everytime that I boot....

Is it a way to make it permanent?

If yes, what is the solution?

I have tried to add this in:

/boot/grub/menu.lst

at the end of the line with the kernel:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 pmedia=atahd nouveau.noaccel=1

but it doesn't work, it boot with the same "problem".

It works only if I type everytime at boot .....
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Pelo


Joined: 10 Sep 2011
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Location: Mer méditerrannée (1 kms°)

PostPosted: Mon 16 Sep 2013, 21:33    Post subject: tellico sources  

Sources : only one find something (books collection). I think that i must modify pathes.
I am using Legacy OS mounted on Racy 5.3 to make wireless connection available. That is OK. And of some interest !
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Pelo


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Sep 2013, 11:49    Post subject: Video 'Tellico' from Legacy OS
Subject description: Racy 5.3 was used as system
 

Video 'Tellico' from Legacy OS : click on Tellico here below

Tellico
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Knine


Joined: 24 Feb 2014
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Wed 26 Feb 2014, 15:41    Post subject: Legacy OS rocks.
Subject description: Big fan here.
 

Had a chance to dl the latest LOS4mini and the LOS2.1gamer versions recently to usb and I have high hopes for both as the main OS for an old samsung netbook that was recently given to me. i plan to remove the preinstalled windows system with either of these puppies (or both) and give it to my daughter for school and general web browsing. Both ran smooth and snappy on my trusty T40 so far without one complaint. I love the included retro games and conky is always nice eye-candy. I hope the results are the same on the samsung netbook. Keep up the great work on Legacy. Cheers.
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Mon 03 Mar 2014, 13:34    Post subject:  

Two more problems with Legacy 2.1 unfortunately. I'm still finding it hard to get Flash working in the browser; I prefer either Legacy OS2 or Teenpup 2008 (which I'm using now) if I want to hear music videos. The last couple of times I tried it, it wouldn't play videos in Opera at all (unlike OS2, which does play them).

Also, is there a reason why I can use Mozilla browsers in some of the earlier Teenpups. but not in Legacy OS2 or 2.1, when they're both based on Puppy 2.14? Both Firefox and Seamonkey segfault in Legacy OS2 and OS 2.1 whenever I've tried to use them.

I shouldn't really complain at all since it's great that I'm still able to use a thirteen year old computer in 2014, and either Teenpup or Legacy OS2 is sufficient to do pretty much everything I want.

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