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8Geee


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PostPosted: Sun 20 May 2018, 01:53    Post subject: r6205  

r6205 working well on eeePC-900a. Noted ALSA bugs checked, no harm no foul so far. Everything else seems OK.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 May 2018, 22:01    Post subject:  

This one usually boots up at between 40-60Mb
Open a browser, and it will jump to 250Mb.
Certain office packages also add quite a bit.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 May 2018, 14:41    Post subject: r6229  

k3.18.110 working well here. eeePC900a (Atom n270) has no KB issues, still have not tried printer.

*** Noted SSBD issues mitigation in this kernel.***

As a side-note: check browser caches, and set to the same amount as the Level-2 (L2) on-CPU cache. Setting some of these to zero WILL bork FireFox. I will be testing L1 size shortly. The amounts are in Kb, so values of 512, 1024, or 2048, etc. /side

Some additional Meltdown/Spectre included

***Ext2 mem leak patched ***

ALSA: control: fix a redundant-copy issue
several usbip "racing" fixes
several tcp/ipv4 patches

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PostPosted: Sat 26 May 2018, 15:02    Post subject: easytag-2.2.6-i686_571
Subject description: Tag editor for MP3, ogg vorbis
 

Edit: I made some adjustments in the post below for slacko-5.7.1, having two versions, one for just the stock-gtk2, and one for using gtk+3.

If anyone using Slacko 5.7.1 is interested in getting "easytag-2.2.6" look here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110576

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PostPosted: Sun 27 May 2018, 07:58    Post subject:  

I'm glad to have found this for my older PC and laptop, both IBM/Lenovo, and a later Dell laptop, all of which liked the original Slacko 5.7 . The PC had Slacko 5.7 32 and ran well, but the FF didn't work well on current sites. I intend HD installs of this latest Slacko to see if those machines can have an extended life.

Is this the current thread for Slacko 5.7.1_r6231 questions?

Thanks so much to Sailor for this distro and to all who posted links for pets, etc.

As an update: Just burned a CD and did a full install in an ext2 partition on a 16G flash drive, am posting from it now. Excellent repository selections in PPM, FF runs very fast, and I'll experiment with packages on this install for now.

One odd thing, though: when I used the CD for the first time, and saved the session to the CD, then went to shut down, it asked for a password to exit the session, in a text dialog. I had to force a shut down with the power button.

Great job, Sailor.

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PostPosted: Thu 31 May 2018, 20:01    Post subject:  

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One odd thing, though: when I used the CD for the first time, and saved the session to the CD, then went to shut down, it asked for a password to exit the session, in a text dialog. I had to force a shut down with the power button.


This is becauuse you selected an ext2 file-system for the save. Its easier (with less breakage) to use ext3. No password needed, but not encrypted. Thats what firewalls are for ;o)

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PostPosted: Thu 31 May 2018, 22:28    Post subject:  

Yep. On the first hard drive install on a Lenovo desktop, there was no such problem. Just trying to save a file on the CD was the only trouble. The usb stick works well on other machines that will boot from usb. I like this version.
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jun 2018, 03:03    Post subject:  

Running the r6251 version (K3.18.111). Laundry-list of stuff, quite a bit aimed at SSBD. FF27-configured and openssl 1.0.2o installed for the try-out. Posting from this now. I did have a browser lock-up forcing a hard-shutoff. I'll keep in touch if this continues. I loaded the newest FF27-tweak with reduced caches, and had a few tabs open. In my spin this has not been a problem.

There is one bug in this 111-update as fixed in yet another kernel update. IPv4 uses vti4, and it has an override. That override was mistakenly removed in kernels older than 4.16.

vti4: Don't override MTU passed on link creation via IFLA_MTU

is patched in k3.18.112, and comprises the full update.
This 112-update is 2018-05-30.

I may have bumped into this as mentioned above with browser lock-up (ne: IPv4 tunnel fail).

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jun 2018, 10:41    Post subject:  

As a user report, on a HD installation to a Lenovo vista machine, after a few uses, shut down now reboots instead of powering off. No significant changes were made, only a customization of FF, installation of xine and thunderbird, and the attendant changes to default email and media player in setup.
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PostPosted: Sat 09 Jun 2018, 12:22    Post subject:  

It looks like the woof-CE slacko 14.0 was recently updated to "5.8CE". I built an iso for testing for it (to the 5.8CE folder).

Some things I noticed so far in it: many apps have been recompiled for slacko 14.0, including inkscapelite (with the rulers fix), e3 and picpuz were removed and lvm2 was added.
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 03:25    Post subject:  

Sailor Enceladus wrote:
It looks like the woof-CE slacko 14.0 was recently updated to "5.8CE". I built an iso for testing for it (to the 5.8CE folder).

Some things I noticed so far in it: many apps have been recompiled for slacko 14.0, including inkscapelite (with the rulers fix), e3 and picpuz were removed and lvm2 was added.


Very nice pup Sailor I tried out on my Dell Studio 1555 - everything worked well seemed very stable as usual for your work.Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jun 2018, 09:38    Post subject:  

Quick test how it work on HP nx6110
looks OK,
Have had same problem with wifi, but with new savefile and frisbee works now fine.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Jul 2018, 08:55    Post subject:  

Quick test how it work on HP nc8430 with ati graphic
backlight turn off after x start
completly black screen Confused
unable to work and check more.

Had some problem with backlight in HP nc8430 before in other distro - it was always max after boot, but keys worked, allow to set reqired backlight level.
Later simple script placed in autostart set every time moderate level backlight so I can live with it.

any simple solution for completly black screen?
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul 2018, 05:35    Post subject: Slacko 5.8Bare Edition  

I have made a Barebones version of 5.8CE by Sailor without adrive remastered with woofy 0.91 has GmPlayer as media player left in but is very minimal for loading what you want.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/puppy-linux-minimal-builds/files/slacko-5.8CEbare.iso/download
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PostPosted: Thu 12 Jul 2018, 05:36    Post subject:  

Long time no bark, sorry.

Got to run the "WoffCE-5.8" version r6291 aka k3.8.113 this morning. The usual stuff I would alter for me (openSSL 1.0.2 and FF27-config). Otherwise,

Atom n270 2Gb mem CD-operated

wget 1.19.5
curl 7.60
***bash 4.2.53(2) ***
I will HAVE to test this for printing w/CUPS 1.4.8 and Gutenprint 5.2.9 installed. Since I have an HP-Laserjet-1102w, I have to install foomatic.

Played some A/V with mPlayer seems OK just a little low in volume (80% needed vs. 75% in original)

In the meantime k3.18.115 is out with notable ext4 patches and an ancient 32-bit patch (from k2.6.12+).

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