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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jul 2013, 09:11    Post_subject:  

partsman wrote:
HELLO Sc0ttman !
very impressive ! wonderful job! I only got to play around with pkgdialog
a little bit but seems to work wonderful Very Happy Looking forward to Akita 15 Wink but THIS IS GREAT Very Happy THANK YOU ! I will be playing with
pkgdialog some more I will report back if any issues ! I do have a question I never tried it but do you need devx sfs installed ? mine was but just wondering Wink thanks again ! for all you do for puppy cause Wink

Thanks partsman, Pkg works well for me at least and it's much much faster than using the standard PPM.. I know it could be made faster as well... by a better coder! Very Happy

You only need the devx installed to compile (build) stuff, but Pkg will print an error about this if it's not present.

I've made many changes and improvements to Pkg in the last few days, including the ability to install/uninstall/delete/search for/etc many pkgs at once, just encase the pkgs in double quotes:

Code:
pkg -g "firefox mplayer tixati"

The above command will install all 3 of those pkgs in one go, plus all their deps...

Code:
pkg -s "office printing"

The above command will search pkg names, descriptions, categories, etc, and show any pkgs that match either 'office' or 'printing'..

So before releasing Akita 15, I plan to change Pkgdialog so that the list of packages is a checklist - cos then users will be able to choose multiple packages to install/download/delete/etc in one go, using both Pkg and Pkgdialog...

Also, because I have so nicely (IMHO) integrated SFS-Installer, Pkg, Buildpet and Pkgdialog, I was thinking about allowing Akita users to automatically upload the compiled and combined pets and sfs packages they build with Pkg, to a 'contrib' akita repo... But I already compiled, combined and uploaded most of them myself, so didn't bother...

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jul 2013, 12:34    Post_subject:  

sc0ttman wrote :
Thanks partsman, Pkg works well for me at least and it's much much faster than using the standard PPM.. I know it could be made faster as well... by a better coder! Very Happy

Laughing Well sc0ttman I am envious of your coding skills Wink
I only wish I had half of your knowledge Very Happy I am glad you share what
you know Wink THANK YOU on behalf of the puppy community Wink

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Jul 2013, 17:55    Post_subject:  

partsman wrote:
sc0ttman wrote :
Thanks partsman, Pkg works well for me at least and it's much much faster than using the standard PPM.. I know it could be made faster as well... by a better coder! Very Happy

Laughing Well sc0ttman I am envious of your coding skills Wink
I only wish I had half of your knowledge Very Happy I am glad you share what
you know Wink THANK YOU on behalf of the puppy community Wink

It's all relative! Almost everything I ever made was done with a little or a lot of help on these forums!!
And my early work was plain crap.. And as I say, it's all relative - many would say my work is still crap Wink

But glad you like it, hope to have a new one out in a week or less...

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 08:13    Post_subject:  

Hi sc0ttman

I did want to let you know pkgdialog would not alow me to enter build lastnight I had the same problem on 2 pc's so I did a fresh frugal install and same problem Confused It worked before but not now Confused Other than that all else seems ok Wink Keep up the GOOD WORK ! Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jul 2013, 12:39    Post_subject:  

Also sc0ttman
I have made an Akita Kernel 2.6.25.16 smp to support my dual core while keeping same kernel version ! looks like only diff is have to use smp ver kernel source to make modules ! however I have no sound and no Broadcom sta wireless driver ! using a usb wifi device for now Wink
but gonna try to get sound fixed first ! any insight would be appreciated ! I will let you know how it goes ! also if you have any ideas as to why build will not open in pkgdialog Confused I would be glad to help as always Wink
thanks sc0ttman ! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2013, 19:53    Post_subject: akita beta 15
Sub_title: released 7th july 2013
 

Akita Linux BETA 15

- a mongrel: sfs3, kernel 2.6.25.16, wary 5.1.x compatible
- akita repo - http://akita.scottjarvis.com
- uses jwm, but many other WMs in the repo
- easily enable/disable rox icons, startups, etc
- no office, no cups, all in repo
- many apps i18n'd, lots of French, Spanish, Russian, German translations included
- includes many good console apps: elinks, doc2txt, mocp, mc, pkg
- good for old clunkers, craptops, etc

Download: akita-linux-beta15.iso,
size: 90mb, md5: 1f31ee86efd42d34ef96d8f486872968

Devx, for compiling: akita_devx-b15.sfs,
size: 111mb, md5: 94a57b1bbe8ee23f514491064200547a, sfs3
(Right-click and choose 'SFS Loader' to load/install it)

Summary of Changes:

- I lost the list of most of the changes made since the last release!! whoops..
...
- fixes and related updates in the new devx (akita_devx-b15)
- using pup-volume-monitor for accessing mounted drives in file choosers etc
- added 'internet security helper', to help secure your online privacy/safety at 1st boot
- peerguardian linux added, updates to pccrypt, added port stealthing, more
- many, many updates in VLC-GTK, especially with audio playback
- Pkgdialog: nice frontend for Pkg, the command line package manager
- Pkg & Pkgdialog can compile pkgs from source (using buildpet)
- many updates to ROX right click options: encrypt folders/sfs, better m3u playlist generation, more
- improved samba setup, simple share setup ROX right click options added, more
- updates to zigbert apps, radkys apps, other pup apps updated
- using mongoose webserver and SJPPLOG 1.6 for blogging
- Xfce4 in the repo, with easy setup installer
- over 350 packages added to the akita repo, plus more sfs packages as well

Here are some screenshots of some of the new stuff:

http://i.imgur.com/l9dnL1P.png

http://i.imgur.com/oCutuJg.png

Changelog:

Code:
- many many fixes, updates and changes not recorded (lost my old changelog.txt, have a crap memory!!) ... sorry!
- new devx 'akita_devx-b15', fixes in fontconfig and libpixman, added some x11 extensions, updated to util-linux-ng 2.18
- added a few more mime types and run actions for multimedia files
- added 'netsecurity 0.2' on 1st boot: choose internet settings, etc
   - easy setup of peerguardian, VPN, DNS, ad-blocking, anti-virus, port stealthing, privoxy, firewall and more
- added peasydisc-1.2, in Menu->Media->Burn
- added peerguardian linux + deps, and openvpn + deps (+350kb)
- added SimplePupSave 0.8 - create a blank savefile (in Menu->Utilities)
- updated ROX-right click options for folders:
   - added a '"Create file..' option: combined dir2pet, dir2sfs, dir2m3u and dir2iso
   - removed dir2pet, dir2sfs, create-m3u and dir2iso from right click options (all in above 'Create file...')
   - SImple-file-sharing-1.7: right click on a folder to share on network
   - encrypt/decrypt folder: uses Pccrypt
   - updated create-m3u: supports video files, other fixes
   - fixes in VLC right click options
   - added large file finder
- updated handling of mounted volumes:
   - now using pup-volume-monitor-0.1.15
   - un exec'd ~/Startup/gtk-mnt-links
   - updated blkid, libblkid, libuuid, & all other pre-installed progs, using util-linux-ng 2.18
- updated /usr/sbin/startups: added descriptions for all startup progs
- updated, better keyboard setup:
   - windows key will load up menu, PrintScreen take a screenshot, etc ...
   - other 'modifier keys' settings fixed and working perfect..
   - other shortcuts and hotkeys added
- added buildpet 0.5, command line tool for building pkgs from source
   - use `buildpet PGKNAME` to run it.. see /usr/share/buildpet for all PKGNAMEs
   - modified to work with 'Pkg >= 0.9.8' (see below)
   - build scripts in /usr/share/buildpet/,
   - can compile latest JWM (and others) from git
   - fixes in wget options in most build scripts (now uses --no-check-certificate)
- added 'Pkgdialog 0.2': a dialog frontend for Pkg 0.9.x:
   - features: search, browse, install, uninstall, convert/combine pkgs, compile pkgs, repo changer, more
- updated 'Pkg', the cmd line pkg manager to 0.9.9:
   - do multiple packages at once, encase them in double quotes .. eg `pkg -g "firefox tixati"`
   - added `pkg --pkg-build PKGNAME`: compile from source then build pkg & install, uses buildpet 0.5 as backend ..
   - added `pkg --deps-download PKGNAME`: download all deps of PKGNAME, dont install them
   - added `pkg --sfs-combine PKGNAME`: download PKGNAME and all deps, then combine into a single SFS file
   - added `pkg --pkg-update [PKGNAME]`: update all installed pkgs, or only those matching PKGNAME (requires vercmp)
   - updated CLI options in /etc/bash_completion.d/pkg
   - fixed `pkg --search`: search by name, category, deps etc
   - fixed default (fallback) settings in /etc
   - fixed net_check (): only check once per session, supports delayedrun and firstrun
   - fixed moving work dir to /mnt/home, if it exists
   - fixed `--pkg-combine PKGNAME` and find_deps()
   - renamed some options be more standardised (--pkg-repack, --pkg-build, --repo-list, --repo-update, --repo-convert)
   - many more bugfixes and related improvements
- updated Akita SFS Installer:
   - integrated with Pkg: uses same workdir, takes $1 as sfs to install, `sfs_installer $1` works without X
   - added jrbs cli only sfs_load, renamed to sfs_load_cli, used in sfs_insdtaller if X not running
   - handles a wider variety of sfs filename variations (-sfs3, -sfs4, _420, -all, etc)
   - accepts combined sfs built by Pkg (with -all suffix) in list,
   - faster updating of list of pkgs in sfs repo
- updated Akita Setup: the 'SFS Loader' buttons now runs SFS Installer
- updated Browser-Installer to 19 choices!! .. added Firefox-17esr ..
- fixes in jwm_menu_create: added Emulator sub-category to Fun
- updated WM Manager, better Xfce4 support, added support for pekwm
- updated VLC-GTK to 2.7 - many improvements and updates, especially for audio:
   - see: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=54753
- updated to mhwaveedit-akita-1.4.21 with LADSPA support (adds 200kb though!)
- updated macchanger-gui to 1.2: can choose network interfaces to change
- updated Pccrypt, added /usr/local/apps/Pccrypt
   - accepts $1 as file or dir in GUI, so added 'Encrypt or Decrypt' ROX right click options for SFS files and Dirs
- updated run_as_spot, stole stuff from run-as-spot in fatdog
- updated from monkey webserver to mongoose, updated webservers GUI loader
- updated to SJPPLOG 1.6: jquery enabled pplog, with extra features ... upload page, admin page, mobile css,  more
- updated pplog-gui, now supports mongoose as well as other web servers
- updated Pburn, Mocp, and many other puppy apps...
- updated to icon_finder 1.4, faster
- updated nrg2iso, some other related stuff...
- updated radkys PupMates apps:
   - PupApps-2.0.pet, PupClockset-2.2.pet, PupControl-2.4.pet, PupMenu-3.2.pet, PupSnap-2.2_Scrot-0.8_32Bit.pet, Pup-SysInfo-2.3.pet
- added 350+ PET and SFS packages to akita repo, inc lots of xfce4, jack audio, network & multimedia....


Feedback welcome Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2013, 22:39    Post_subject:  

Hey Sc0ttman !
Downloading now Wink THANKS Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2013, 22:55    Post_subject:  

I tried this ISO on my Lenovo ThinkPad T430, but there were two major problems from the get-go:

* The integrated wireless chipset was not detected

* The integrated sound hardware was not detected

I could not get either of these working via the wizards. I might have been able to get the wireless chipset working if I looked up what it was using another computer.

However, the latest version of Precise Puppy detected both of these items on first boot and they were available to use - so I know it's possible. I'm writing this in the hopes that this may help you improve Akita Linux. I like the look and feel much better than Precise Puppy, but without sound or wireless access, it's a no-go for me.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Jul 2013, 05:56    Post_subject:  

fritzk3 wrote:
I tried this ISO on my Lenovo ThinkPad T430, but there were two major problems from the get-go:

* The integrated wireless chipset was not detected

* The integrated sound hardware was not detected

I could not get either of these working via the wizards. I might have been able to get the wireless chipset working if I looked up what it was using another computer.

However, the latest version of Precise Puppy detected both of these items on first boot and they were available to use - so I know it's possible. I'm writing this in the hopes that this may help you improve Akita Linux. I like the look and feel much better than Precise Puppy, but without sound or wireless access, it's a no-go for me.

I checked the relevant pages, the oldest supported kernel is 2.6.27.x I think - your laptop is too new for Akita...

But, I do plan to have another go at releasing an Akita with an updated kernel, whisch if done right, would solve your problem, but I'd need some help I think, and would probably do it with beta 16 - i still plan to get the undergdog linux feature working first,plus a few other things ...

Cos first, I wanna get my eeepc 1005ha working 100% with akita, currently has wifi issues, but should be solvable, but i cant seem to nail it... Would LOVE some help with that!!

- would LOVE to get native wifi support working, for eee pcs/netbooks
- but also wanna have the correct windows driver for ndiswrapper, cant find it

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Jul 2013, 20:15    Post_subject:  

Its been a couple releases since I tried it but I was using the wary kernel on akita fine... Just made new sfs files with minor tweaks.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2013, 07:55    Post_subject:  

technosaurus wrote:
Its been a couple releases since I tried it but I was using the wary kernel on akita fine... Just made new sfs files with minor tweaks.

I made one too, the only problem it had as far as I could tell was that the Nvidia and ATI drivers for the wary kernel I used would not work, X crashed, no desktop, had to use basic drivers, no opengl... partsman has solved this one though, so i may have another go soon.. any specific tips or causes of this are welcome! .. Techno, did you rebuild as sfs4? I did, not sure if I needed to... And I presume you replaced the relevant modules stuff in /etc a well?? Maybe I missed something there...?

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2013, 12:26    Post_subject:  

Sc0ttman,
What can I do to help with Akita's advancement into a newer kernel ?
And if not that then what can I do ?
I have an older rig that my daughter is using I could test on specs are :
Celeron 1.2 gigahertz processor
384 MB ram
NVidia g-force 5 128 mb graphics card
runs well on current Akita kernel
As for my personal rig :
acer aspire laptop T4400 2.2 gigahertz processor
3 gig ram
intel gm45 express chip set
I could gladly send full report if needed !
using 2.6.32.28 kernel I used zzx_upgrade_73_to_75_nokms-201101-1pet
to get xorg 7.5 and my driver loaded correctly Wink
please let me know what I can do Wink
Also any idea why build will not open on pkgdialog ? doesnt give an error
just blinks and nothing happens Confused devx is installed !
works with 1 save file I have but not the other Confused
sorry so long thanks for everything sc0ttman !

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jul 2013, 17:24    Post_subject:  

Yes, rebuilt as sfs4 from wary5. it has to be sfs4 because that is the version in the kernel.
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PostPosted: Thu 11 Jul 2013, 08:13    Post_subject:  

Hello all
technosaurus said:
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Yes, rebuilt as sfs4 from wary5. it has to be sfs4 because that is the version in the kernel.

I would be interested in the method you used Wink

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Jul 2013, 05:14    Post_subject:  

Hiyer sc0ttman,
sorry I've been on the quiet side - congratulations on the release of Beta 15 Smile! I haven't tested it yet, but *hope* to, soon.
Actually I'm writing on one of the pets/sfs' you made for Flite text-to-speech, announced here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=663726#663726
I'm afraid I can't seem to get it working - it seems to fail to actually read the text file selected (typed in - the selection menu doesn't sustain residency (remains blank)), and when I do get a MP3 or WAV generated, it is essentially empty file. I was using Akita-beta14 for your offerings, but have have had this problem with Geoffrey and jrb's various pets/tar.gz's in dpup Wheezy and upup Precise (permasu's productions). Similar fails from repository installs via PPM in those debian/ubuntu similogues, as well as in LH64. I'm stumped. Has anyone had any luck in generating a speech file? Is the size of the original text file important?
Cheers

PS just got a post from Geoffrey regarding gtkdialog4 version (2.3), so will try that again

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