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JL64-704 Slackware-14.2
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Dry Falls

Joined: 16 Dec 2014
Posts: 494
Location: Upper Columbia

PostPosted: Sun 24 Sep 2017, 10:56    Post subject: version2  

Version 2 is up.

Put back in Tazoc & Jemimah's net discovery system for first run. Normally the kernel and dhcpd/wpa will connect automatically. If not, then puppy kicks in. After first save, rc.network changes to accommodate the 2017 nwcw + frisbee. SNS is default connect.

These sfs modules were uploaded/reuploaded:

gcc-5.3.0-x86_64 (with libtool)

As always check o/p and Lighthouse update.

hoping this one works out,

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Ray MK

Joined: 05 Feb 2008
Posts: 773
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 07:29    Post subject:  

Have been using the latest JustLH64-704 for a few days. Very nice.

It is a little different to use and I needed to re-think the way I did things on a few occasions.

However, it is a very useful puppy and does all most users would require very well.
It also has a wealth of goodies built in that are normally add-on.

It is also the only puppy I have that runs the latest Firefox 55.0.3

I could not get SNS wifi to work but Frizbee does.
I also failed to get update to work despite downloading the updated databases.

Screen saver is nice but it locked me out after re-starting from suspend.
(Probably me being stupid)

Have not attempted to make a save file yet, that’s just my preference.
(I know Tazoc always recomended that one should always make a save file before doing anything else)

Am using a HP Elitebook 8440p laptop that has 4gb of ram.

All in all - very good so far with no unpleasant surprises.

Many thanks to you all for making such a nice puppy available.

Best regards - Ray

Asus 701SD. 2gig ram. 8gb SSD. IBM A21m laptop. 192mb ram. PIII Coppermine proc. X60 T2400 1.8Ghz proc. 2gig ram. 80gb hdd. T41 Pentium M 1400Mhz. 512mb ram.
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Dry Falls

Joined: 16 Dec 2014
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Location: Upper Columbia

PostPosted: Wed 27 Sep 2017, 10:15    Post subject:  

Thanks Ray.

If you've seen the movie, Mystic River, there was a character named Just-Ray (to distinguish him from the other Rays) That's what inspired me to call this Just-Lighthouse.

Anyway, it is a bit different. I intended it to be run in ram (pupmode=5) from the start. I just downloaded dillo with sfs-update (though I'm posting from Midori) and, since it's first run, update automatically transformed the sfs into a pet and petget installed it (after asking) but sfs-update saved a copy of the sfs to /mnt/home. In pupsave mode, on the other hand, it writes to the BOOTCONFIG file so the sfs will load it the next boot. The dialog asks you to save session and reboot, but you can say "later" and use sfs-load-on-the-fly (or just right-click the sfs file and follow the menu) to use it immediately.

Backing up a bit, Surf is called up to open the gdrive folder so you have to reselect the file you want from there. That is because I don't have a web-server to house the distro packages. Otherwise, It would be a simple change in the script to cut google and Surf out of the loop and use wget as the software was originally designed.

Anyway, It just worked for me. I admit, it's all a bit cumbersome.

I may have inadvertantly left "lock on suspend" as the default setting but only if you're running xfce4 or kde. That's simple enough to fix with settings manager.

On the other hand, I've experienced on occassion (even with Tazoc's Lighthouse) a freeze-out rather than mere lock-out coming back from the screensaver or suspend which required a hard shutdown, right down to unpluggin the damn thing. Never did trace that on down satisfactorily.

I'll wait to see what happens after the screensaver kicks in and get back to you.

Thanks again,

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Joined: 08 May 2009
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Location: Utah, USA

PostPosted: Sat 07 Oct 2017, 18:19    Post subject: Loading programs with pets and sfs  

Some sfs I ask to load at startup, do not. For example the libreoffice sfs shows as loaded
but, they will not run. They do not show up under office on the applications menu, nor do they show up as applications in the application finder.

I also notice that sometimes the default browser does not download items when it says it has. Yes, I did check the download file.
I even checked with pfind. I did this three times to download firefox. I finally got around this by
downloading the file to a new directory on the hard drive with a different puppy. I then chose firefox as my default browser.

I also downloaded all of the sfs files from your Gdrive, but the wine one did not show up when I unzipped them.
I then downloaded it separately with firefox and then loaded it.
However, I still can not find any usable files.

Can you help me make setting up JL64 less frustrating?
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Dry Falls

Joined: 16 Dec 2014
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Location: Upper Columbia

PostPosted: Sun 08 Oct 2017, 13:01    Post subject:  

Libreoffice works fine for me. Restart lxpanel or window manager (like any fresh installation) and it will show up in the menu (as will wine). The Desktop file is also in "Launcher". If you want libreoffice to be default word processor, open defaults-chooser and paste
libreoffice5.1 --writer
. Spreadsheet would be
libreoffice5.1 --calc
but I usually just use the menu or desktop icon (in Launcher).

There is no default browser till you choose one. Surf is the embedded browser for lighthouse update. It will work with cups. If you chose surf-spot, expect permission issues with downloading -- surf is hard-wired to use the root directory or Desktop. The standard download path for all other browsers is /File/Downloads or spot's download folder.

Probably better to download files as you need them than use google's "Download all" function. Not sure I'd know what to do with a multi-gigabyte zip file!

Don't forget, wine needs the 32Bit libraries.
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