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alphadog


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Jan 2014, 15:35    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Austrumi 2.8.5
 

Just tried out the latest offering from these Latvian linuxers and boy it is good !
Only one slight problem, I couldn't get a uk keyboard which is a shame 'cos I really like this distro.
Comes with Enlightment and Fvwm .
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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan 2014, 05:47    Post_subject:  

Austrumi was my first Linux distro, because I could download it on dialup (~65 MB). Always a pleasure to check the latest version (265 MB).
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan 2014, 06:30    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Austrumi 2.8.5
 

alphadog wrote:
Just tried out the latest offering from these Latvian linuxers and boy it is good !
Only one slight problem, I couldn't get a uk keyboard which is a shame 'cos I really like this distro.
Comes with Enlightment and Fvwm .
ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/austrumi-2.8.5.iso


I've had the same problem. From page 7 of this thread;

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:18 pm Post subject: Reply with quote

Colonel Panic wrote:

Austrumi is also a nice distro, if you can figure out how to get the menus in English (the distro comes from Latvia).

taken from "/austrumi/message.msg" (or press F1 if booting from CD):

Code:

lang_XX where XX - locale (el, en, es, fr, hu, it, lv, ltg, pt_br, ru, uk)

here it is in my grub4dos menu.lst:

Code:

title Austrumi
find --set-root --ignore-floppies /austrumi/austrumi.lst
kernel /austrumi/bzImage dousb lang_en
initrd /austrumi/initrd.gz

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=561171&search_id=1656396458#561171

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Jan 2014, 11:40    Post_subject:  

One thing to watch with Austrumi (and which I've been caught out by) is that "uk" in the language selector doesn't mean British English; it means Ukrainian. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jan 2014, 03:55    Post_subject: Simplicity vs Puppyland for new users  

Also tried Simplicity 14.1. My download came as a '...141beta.iso'. Its a nice distro. But, PhatSlacko is a better match for, both, features and LAN integrations; especially for new Windows tire-kickers looking for a simple OOTB Linux alternative. At least so, at this point.

I Agree with the earlier commenter of a Puppyland distro(s) which matches against Simplicity.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 Jan 2014, 06:59    Post_subject:  

I have been switching between Ubuntu, Mint, Suse (COuldn't install), Mandriva 13, I think (Couldn't install) till I tried Puppy Linux. I couldn't install Lupu yet, either. Now I am using older Navigatrix, a very Linux distro prepared for sailors and navigators like myself.

I finished d/l'ing Lupuplus 5.2.8.6.4.1.4 and Lupu 5.2.8.6 and latest Navigatrix 0.5 few hours ago.

I will let you know how it goes with Lupuplus.

I even tried to install my first Linux OS distro Mandrake 10.1, but the DVD didn't install. That DVD is very sentimental for me for being my first serious Linux try; and since then (12 years ago?) I have been switching between various Linux distros and other OSs.

BUT I have decided to continue using Linux only from 2014 and forth.

Happy new year everybody, and thanks for your great helps and infos and supports . . .

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jan 2014, 15:58    Post_subject:
Sub_title: Austrumi 2.8.5
 

alphadog wrote:
Just tried out the latest offering from these Latvian linuxers and boy it is good !
Only one slight problem, I couldn't get a uk keyboard which is a shame 'cos I really like this distro.
Comes with Enlightment and Fvwm .
ftp://austrumi.ru.lv/austrumi-2.8.5.iso


Hello, alphadog.

I couldn't agree more: austrumi is one of the best distros around, big or small. And my
problem is similar to yours : I cannot find a French-Canadian keyboard / locale for it.
It's a shame, really; maybe they have limited personnel and need to focus on only a
few languages.

BFN.

musher0

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jan 2014, 16:08    Post_subject:  

Hi Musher , came across this http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/01/making-slackware-and-derivativ.html.
Any help to you ?
May give this a go myself this w/end.

Hey! Who knows I might even end up being classed as a Slacker !! lol

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jan 2014, 21:14    Post_subject:  

Thanks, alphadog. Interesting reading. But where to find the proper keyboard map in the slackware repos and then add it to the distro? BFN.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jan 2014, 18:03    Post_subject:  

In Slackware, I do:
Code:
setxkbmap -layout es &

from my startup script to set keyboard layout.
I can check the list of available layouts in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base and /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst, not sure in that distro...

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Jan 2014, 16:37    Post_subject:  

GustavoYz wrote:
In Slackware, I do:
Code:
setxkbmap -layout es &

from my startup script to set keyboard layout.
I can check the list of available layouts in /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base and /usr/share/X11/xkb/rules/base.lst, not sure in that distro...


Hi, GustavoYz.

Yes, that is what I mean:
I believe none of the character maps I need is in the folders you mention.
(cf [French-Canada] and qc [Quebec]).
Do you think it would break anything if I copied the ones from a Puppy?

Thanks in advance.

musher0

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Jan 2014, 09:10    Post_subject:  

musher0 wrote:
But where to find the proper keyboard map in the slackware repos and then add it to the distro? BFN.


A package with Xkeyboard data files usually named as
xkeyboard-config-$version-noarch.tgz. (or *.txz in newer versions of Slackware).

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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan 2014, 02:00    Post_subject:  

Been trying out the latest Slitaz-rolling download. Absolutely amazing distribution. Openbox WM and lots of LXDE components, well-behaved Midori browser. So much in such a small download and very pleasant to use. Of course, you are limited to its package manager, but that works well and has thousands of well-prepared packages in its repo - so when I don't need a distribution with apt-get or similar, Slitaz is a nice. (Still not moving from Puppy Guydog on the main household computer, however - for its overall speed/usability nothing beats Guydog yet - well done Iguleder).
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan 2014, 01:31    Post_subject:  

Still playing with Debian........ Jessie with MATE.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan 2014, 13:05    Post_subject:  

I'm now using MeX - Exton's take on Mint - and I have to say I'm impressed. It's based on Mint 16 (Petra) but with a 64-bit kernel and using the Cinnamon desktop.

It's a bit "cut down" from standard Mint and the ISO is less than 1 GB in size(for example, you have to install your own office suite) but it has the unusual property for a Ubuntu / Debian based distro that you can log in as root and with no password if you want. Nice wallpaper too (though I've changed it to something suitably wintry instead)

Worth a look;

http://mex.exton.net/

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