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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sat 27 Jul 2013, 19:48    Post subject:  

I've also installed WattOS 7, which looks OK although at the moment I can't access the full Ubuntu repositories to install less commonly used programs such as DeadBeef, Portabase and others (Qalculate -the Queer Calculator is a favourite of mine).
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sszindian


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PostPosted: Mon 29 Jul 2013, 22:08    Post subject: Other Distro  

I wanted to try one of the 'rolling releases' just to see how they would perform so after trying a few of the more-popular ones over the last year with little satisfaction, I decided to try just one more 'Semplice' it isn't very well known, only a handful of users or viewers in their forum at one time and, sometimes it isn't even in the top-100 on Distrowatch.

I must say after using it for the last 3 or 4 months... 'It is a fantastic mid-size distro' (yep, still fits on a CD)

The boys at Semplice are very friendly and I will say, work their hearts out on this distro. (both 32 & 64 versions)

I get on an average of 5-10 individual updates or add-on's every day via the syntactic package manager (that's how they do it) and for certain learned that many of the 'lib's programs & some standard programs like cups - and not a version update -' that are used in puppy have been up-dated several times since I've been using it... makes one wonder on some of the puppy stuff still being used going back on several years?

Anyway, if you want a really nice mid-size distro, you will never have to replace (rolling-release) give it a try, you can find the URL at distrowatch using the search function.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jul 2013, 09:20    Post subject:  

I felt for testing Zorin Lite today so I made this frugal install on my HP/Compaq
title zorin zorin-os-7-lite.iso
root (hd0,0) /zorin-os-7-lite.iso
kernel /zorin/casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/zorin-os-7-lite.iso
initrd /zorin/casper/initrd.gz

I make a reboot now and tell the result. Smile
So typical it could not find the medium.
While both Linux Mint, Netrunner and Zeven works with same code.


title lm13
root (hd0,0) /linuxmint-15-xfce-dvd-64bit.iso
kernel /lm13/casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/mint.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/linuxmint-15-xfce-dvd-64bit.iso
initrd /lm13/casper/initrd.lz


title netrunner Linux find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /netrunner.iso
root (hd0,0) /netrunner.iso
kernel /netrunner/casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/netrunner.iso noeject noprompt
initrd /netrunner/casper/initrd.lz


title Zeven Linux
root (hd0,0) /zevenos5-desktop.iso
kernel /zeven/casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/zevenos5-desktop.iso
initrd /zeven/casper/initrd.lz

All these are lz instead of gz could that be related?
another difference is the preseed file being custom
for Zorin while having a unique name for the other three.
what else can explain that it fails?

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zarg

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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jul 2013, 11:56    Post subject: salineos  

saline is solid and the XFCE interface along with the built in update scripts make it a pretty pailes Debian distro to use; it's not the most exciting distro but it's a pretty good front end for debian stable.
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Tue 30 Jul 2013, 17:22    Post subject:  

Hello : Running
openSUSE 10.3 (i586)
VERSION = 10.3
Live CD
Linux linux 2.6.22.5-31-default #1 SMP 2007/09/21 22:29:00 UTC i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
aufs driver is loaded , but no layerfs mounted :
linux:~ # mount
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
debugfs on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,mode=0620,gid=5)
tmpfs on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw)
securityfs on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)

Kde 3 desktop , which I like more than version 4 .
FF is 2.0.0.6 which is well enough .

Using Puppy's pgprs-connect and pgprs-setup plus /etc/ppp to bypass kinternet and dialout group Very Happy
pppd connects without much negotiations directly first try Smile

Running root Konsole . Have to figure out permissions .

Machine is a Core2Duo with 4GB RAM . Did not thought that such an old kernel would run so well on it . Laughing
Ext4 support missing of course .
And some bins, at least dc .
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rmcellig

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2013, 20:13    Post subject: Distros for my iMac  

I have Crunchbang 11 and Mint 15 xfce on my iMac. The only one that works properly for my needs is Mint 15. It's the only one that allows me to record from Audio Line In..... But wait!

I just booted the new Puppy Precise 5.7.1 on my iMac and guess what? This is the first put that I have used that actually works in regards to recording from my attached radio through Audio Line In. Tomorrow, I will be getting rid of #! and Mint 15 ant installing Puppy Precise alongside Mac OS X.

Now the only thing I have to learn is JWM. I would much rather have the way Puppy Linux 5.2.8 is set up with ROX and Openbox and instead of using FBPanel, I would love to use Tint2.(fell in love with it while using Crunchbang. I guess it would be too much of a hassle to use these instead of the stock Precise 5.7.1?
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2013, 03:48    Post subject:  

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ardvark


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2013, 04:13    Post subject: Re: Other Distros
Subject description: What have you been using lately?
 

Lobster wrote:
Then I was intrigued by a Linux for 2 year olds and older, called Doudou. I am probably not smart enough to use it but the average 5 year old will be painting, playing poker and blackjack and painting masterpieces in tuxpaint.


Perhaps I misunderstood but children playing poker and blackjack at 5 years of age? I hope not! I know my child won't be. Exclamation

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nubc


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2013, 09:55    Post subject:  

I wish Mozilla would make an OS for desktop/laptop. Anyone try Firefox OS?
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox_OS
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2013, 14:27    Post subject: Re: Other Distros
Subject description: What have you been using lately?
 

ardvark wrote:
Lobster wrote:
Then I was intrigued by a Linux for 2 year olds and older, called Doudou. I am probably not smart enough to use it but the average 5 year old will be painting, playing poker and blackjack and painting masterpieces in tuxpaint.


Perhaps I misunderstood but children playing poker and blackjack at 5 years of age? I hope not! I know my child won't be. Exclamation

Regards...


I suspect that is an example of the crustacean's somewhat salty sense of humor... Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Aug 2013, 15:13    Post subject:  

Hi Monsie...

Thank you. Yes, I was wondering about that. Smile

A few years ago, I visited a small corner of your province: Victoria. A very pretty town that was so clean that you could practically eat off the streets and sidewalks! I've never seen anything like it in my life. Smile

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James C


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PostPosted: Fri 02 Aug 2013, 19:14    Post subject:  

Still experimenting with Debian unstable.......

Code:
james@sid:~$ uname -r
3.10-0.towo-siduction-686
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RetroTechGuy


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2013, 13:45    Post subject:
Subject description: Not exactly new...
 

Not exactly new, but I rolled my old 333 MHz laptop back to 4.12 Retro (256MB RAM, 512 MB Swap). Wow does it respond nicely under that older puppy. Now I just need to see if it can handle a newer Seamokey...

I had been running 5.25 Retro, which worked pretty well (much better than the 4.2/4.3 families). Though Firefox was way too much bloat for it.

I couldn't get 2.14 Top10 to work correctly. It would boot and run fine, but the keyboard mapping was completely goofed up (numbers in the letter section, and vice versa -- which made it impossible to make changes from the console).

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2013, 14:13    Post subject:  

@RetroTechGuy -- that sounds to me exactly like what happens when someone accidentally enables numlock on a laptop Wink
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Aug 2013, 14:44    Post subject:  

starhawk wrote:
@RetroTechGuy -- that sounds to me exactly like what happens when someone accidentally enables numlock on a laptop Wink


Hadn't thought about that, but seems unlikely (I will check it next time I decide to play with that machine -- I wonder if Top10 default numlocks it...).

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