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don570


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 13:31    Post subject:  Porteus 2.1 final available  

Porteus 2.1 final available

Similar to Puppy but a bit bigger.
I recommend the XFCE version


http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2412

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simargl

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 15:30    Post subject:  

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James C


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 17:56    Post subject:  

Obligatory Porteus 2.1 LXDE screenshots......
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d4p


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug 2013, 19:03    Post subject:  

Doesn't matter bigger or smaller iso, anyway liveos booting speed faster than puppy.
Easy and fast (only under 1 minute) to create customize desktop/browser setting.

New feature that I like:
Build your own iso
http://build.porteus.org/
Just click which one you wish and download
Have fun!
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pchan

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug 2013, 08:29    Post subject:  

i have downloaded the xfce 2.1 and just got to love the booting and shutdown speed!

puppy precise 5.7.1 booting speed if i am not imagining things, is faster than previous puppies.

porteus does have a few things that are quite unique. Like puppy, installing to pendrives or hard drives is very easy, fast and convenient.

easy to also make backups of settings just like puppy.

another thing that i love is the aability to apply cheatcodes. if you add EXIT: to the boot up configuration file, when you shutdown, you are given the option to save the session or to don't save the session. so, if i mess up, i just choose don't save so that my save file will not become corrupted.

Nice! Now, puppy linux and porteus are my favourite operating system.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug 2013, 14:46    Post subject:
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Hello, all.

I tried the MATE version of Porteus 2.1 and was not impressed by either...
I'm sticking to my Puppies. Smile They're leaner and cleaner, and prettier and more effective, if you ask me.

BFN.

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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 08:56    Post subject:  

pchan wrote:
i have downloaded the xfce 2.1 and just got to love the booting and shutdown speed!

puppy precise 5.7.1 booting speed if i am not imagining things, is faster than previous puppies.

porteus does have a few things that are quite unique. Like puppy, installing to pendrives or hard drives is very easy, fast and convenient.

easy to also make backups of settings just like puppy.

another thing that i love is the ability to apply cheatcodes. if you add EXIT: to the boot up configuration file, when you shutdown, you are given the option to save the session or to don't save the session. so, if i mess up, i just choose don't save so that my save file will not become corrupted.

Nice! Now, puppy linux and porteus are my favourite operating system.


I think that's something it would be good to include in Puppy.

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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 11:02    Post subject:  

Played with porteus 2.1-LXDE for a couple of hours.
Basically is a slackware-based hybrid of puppy (aufs, gtkdialog) with tinycore (loadable modules).
Unfortunately is not as good as any of these, yet.
Their PPM look nice but performs worse then Puppy's (yes is possible Surprised ) and is far away from Tinycore's.
Login as root once gave me 100% cpu usage and the second time a degraded panel. Confused
Boots fast but performs slower than puppy using considerable RAM (~350MB for just the desktop) and 135MB with no office apps and a spartan selection of other apps is not small either.
Looks nice though with LXDE/Openbox and has potential.
I guess by v3 should be quite allright.

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mikeb


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 12:57    Post subject:  

Quote:
Basically is a slackware-based hybrid of puppy (aufs, gtkdialog) with tinycore (loadable modules).


Its a derivative of Slax which itself uses Slackware with some neat wrapping by Thomas to make it modular/frugal etc.
Puppy owes much of its present structure to Slax which pioneered the loadable modules though Slax is much cleaner in several respects. (and predates Puppy 2)

Unfortunately I found Slackware 14 rife with some nasty bugs so unfortunately anything based on it has some major fixing to do.

Perhaps the Slax structure with something more reliable like debian would be a better bet.

Just thought I'd chime in there.

ps a slax 6 based setup is my main system so totally biased Very Happy
pps I have a not save option on puppies and slax.... its a feature worth having generally.
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pemasu


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 13:23    Post subject:  

Porteus 2.1 LXDE. I used the net iso creating app. Nice. It includes the wanted loadable modules to the build.

Set time/timezone gui didnt offer me the timezone selection feature. Forum to the help. timeconfig in terminal as superman user. Timezone fixed.
No internet atom clock syncing gui. But there is ntp package in PPM ( Porteus package manager) which has ntpdate. Just needed to hunt atom clock provider address and clock synced. Again in terminal.
No laptop cpu freq et governor switcher gui. I could have downloaded cpufrequtils package and create scripts to switch governors, but I didnt bother.

Porteus2.1 is a dream come true to the terminal superman users. Nice way to learn terminal commands and usage. Puppy users are spoiled.
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Ted Dog


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 15:00    Post subject:  

It's strong in areas of puppy weakness, package management. Also it 'borrows' a few puppylinux items, and keeps the P lead character to hid this direct borrowing..... Pburn is an example...

I know they must lurk over here.... So Howdy, keep up the good work..
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Aug 2013, 15:13    Post subject:  

Quote:
It's strong in areas of puppy weakness, package management. Also it 'borrows' a few puppylinux items, and keeps the P lead character to hid this direct borrowing..... Pburn is an example...


Well it is called PORTeus....
I lobbed several puppy like scripts into Slax... ..for things that were originally handled by KDE.
Actually borrowing Pburn is pure masochism Very Happy

And where does puppy come from???

mike
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don570


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PostPosted: Tue 13 Aug 2013, 20:11    Post subject: grub entries  

I found that the LXDE version lacked features so
I recomended the XFCE version. It's easy to install on a partition.
Just two folders to drag over to a partition.

Here are my Grub entries.... First to boot as the guest
and I have a porteus save file.
Code:
title Puppy Porteus  login=guest
find --set-root --ignore-floppies --ignore-cd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz  changes=/mnt/sdc1/porteussavefirst-2.dat
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz



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Here I boot as root without a save file. Note that UUID is used to find the
partition with the boot folder. To find UUID the 'blkid' command is used
Code:

title Puppy Porteus  login=root
uuid cda1bab9-accf-41f5-89b3-01d7b3433526
kernel /boot/syslinux/vmlinuz  login=root
initrd /boot/syslinux/initrd.xz

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stu91


Joined: 06 Aug 2012
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Location: England. Dpup. Dell Inspiron 1501

PostPosted: Wed 21 Aug 2013, 10:13    Post subject:  

Installed the xfce version, i like it seems very polished with a decent selection of apps for its download size.
Major downfall for me is wifi issues - i had to blacklist the wl driver to get broadcom b43 wifi working but the connection is constantly dropping out and flooding dmesg with:
Quote:
[ 1953.591438] wlan0: direct probe to a4:b1:e9:01:e2:31 (try 1/3)
[ 1953.792069] wlan0: direct probe to a4:b1:e9:01:e2:31 (try 2/3)
[ 1953.993056] wlan0: direct probe to a4:b1:e9:01:e2:31 (try 3/3)
[ 1954.194060] wlan0: authentication with a4:b1:e9:01:e2:31 timed out


EDIT:
touch wood wifi seems to be working ok now - not sure what fixed it but copied /lib/firmware/b43 from puppy to porteus and reloaded b43
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Aug 2013, 15:34    Post subject:  

To Stu91:

You should become a member of the Porteus forum and
post your experiences. They need all the help they can get.

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