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foxpup


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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug 2018, 07:16    Post subject:  

watchdog wrote:
Could it be a jwm bug related malfunction? I'm now experimenting a jwm upgrade.
Why do you think that?
Or Xorg? Do you have a graphic card? There is something with intel gc:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=110510&start=390
Have you seen others report this problem? I haven't found any so far.

Your setup to boot looks okay btw.
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watchdog

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug 2018, 07:28    Post subject:  

foxpup wrote:
watchdog wrote:
Could it be a jwm bug related malfunction? I'm now experimenting a jwm upgrade.
Why do you think that?


I read:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978419#978419

There was a bug in jwm when these builds were published. I'm using jwm 2.3.5 from xenialpup64 and until now the shutdown is ok.
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foxpup


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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug 2018, 07:51    Post subject:  

watchdog wrote:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=978419#978419

There was a bug in jwm when these builds were published. I'm using jwm 2.3.5 from xenialpup64 and until now the shutdown is ok.
That's the same reference as mine! I thought freezes occurred anytime in this case.

I haven't used the slackos of micko much. I found them not very solid (I expect stability from slacko! Wink )
I use the more recent builds from Sailor (64bits) and norgo (32bits) from april. They should have a lot more fixes from woof CE.

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watchdog

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Aug 2018, 01:40    Post subject: Re: Shutdown bug  

watchdog wrote:
Randomly the shutdown of slacko 700 RC3 fails. Did someone find an easy fix?


I have intel graphic card. My problem seems to be fixed by choosing modesetting in xorgwizard.
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norgo


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Aug 2018, 16:05    Post subject:  

Slacko 700 RC3 K4.4.70-PAE 2018-08-19

not extensively tested yet
first impression, very good Wink

BUILD_FROM_WOOF='testing;24b5d00c;2018-08-19 13:04:23 +0800'
size: 280 Mb
md5: b5aa00bbaae64720c8cbd74fded12bae

download: slacko-700-RC3_k4.4.70-PAE_2018-08-19.iso
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Sep 2018, 22:02    Post subject: slacko-700 rc3  

I did a new install to a 32GB flash drive for older Acer desktop PC:

System: Host: puppypc22092 Kernel: 4.14.68 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: JWM 2.3.6 Distro: Slacko64 Puppy 6.9.9.9
Machine: Device: desktop System: ACER product: Aspire M5620 v: R01-A4 serial: PTS860X0348050CF642700
Mobo: ACER model: G33T-AM v: 1.0 serial: 00000000 BIOS: American Megatrends v: R01-A4 date: 12/19/2007
CPU: Quad core Intel Core2 Quad Q6600 (-MCP-) speed/max: 1595/2403 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 430]
Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 driver: nvidia tty size: 148x38 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network: Card: Intel 82566DC-2 Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e
Drives: HDD Total Size: 532.1GB (2.0% used)
Weather: Conditions: 81 F (27 C) Time: September 5, 9:42 PM EDT
Info: Processes: 120 Uptime: 1:11 Memory: 314.0/7987.0MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8

Works well.
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clerk_gabel

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PostPosted: Tue 11 Sep 2018, 23:11    Post subject: grandmother running linux?  

A friend of mine is a volunteer and help a lot of senior citizens in our community if they get into computer troubles. He say due to the large screen many older people use laptops, where forgotten passwords next to lost wi-fi are major concerns. From his knowledge web-mail (~ Gmail) and browser based communication with health providers, tax authorities, social security, online banks and digital mailboxes, together with reading online newspapers, Facebook and watching streamed media are the common use of the laptops. Looking at stored photos taken with cameras and mobile phones also is popular.

With this in mind I made a full install of Slacko 700 RC3 K4.4.70-PAE 2018-08-19 on a former Vista Toshiba Satellite dual core laptop.

I found:

1) connecting to wi-fi a breeze
2) with puplet CamPhoneTab-1.6 + libgcrypt11 installed mounting two different mobile phones was uncomplicated and made it easy to drag and drop folders from phone to storage (a primary partition defined at setup).
3) Firefox 52 OK, GetFlash OK, Image viewer, YouTube / Gmail etc. OK
3) however, if iso burned to CD no boot ("Cannot find slacko_6_9_9_9.sfs" error), had to install via USB.The Puppy Package manager did not connect to repositories, package manager not reckognising rpm's, Firefox Quantum and Seamonkey will not run, even with gtk+ 3-3.4.4 installed (via package manager).

Pup-SysInfo reported: Linux Kernel: 4.4.70 (i686) meltdown: No kernel mitigation spectre_v1: No kernel mitigation spectre_v2: No kernel mitigation.

Info just to maintainers, if any exist.
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norgo


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2018, 16:27    Post subject: Re: grandmother running linux?  

@clerk_gabel thank you for feedback
clerk_gabel wrote:
...if iso burned to CD no boot ("Cannot find slacko_6_9_9_9.sfs" error), had to install via USB.

could you explain a little bit more exactly please.

Did you get this message from installer ?
What's the name of this SFS at your burned CD.
Should be puppy_slacko_6.9.9.9.sfs
is this correct in your case ? ( or did you burn your cd with option "replace dots by underscores") Smile

clerk_gabel wrote:
...The Puppy Package manager did not connect to repositories, package manager not reckognising rpm's, Firefox Quantum and Seamonkey will not run, even with gtk+ 3-3.4.4 installed (via package manager).

PPM is okay, maybe something with mimetypes
temporary workaround for installation of RPM's please use commandline
Code:
petget +mypackage.rpm


PPM offered version of Seamonkey works without problems
required dependencies: seamonkey-solibs-2.49.4, at-spi2-atk-2.18.x, at-spi-core-2.18.x, ,gtk+3-3.18.x
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clerk_gabel

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Sep 2018, 07:43    Post subject:  

Hi Norgo - you are of course right, the faulty boot message was as you mention "could not find puppy_slacko_6.9.9.9.sfs". Similar messages are plenty when attempting to boot Puppy distributions from CD, where the same CD will work on one computer while not on another, I have found.
I found a workaround for "the retired persons" Linux and made a small tutorial for a setup, you could take a look here

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=114268

It is a fine thing if you proceed in efforts to maintain Slacko. Myself I will stick to test the workaround (where I'm quite sure PupSysInfo2.8 in some way leak memory / interfere with other applications). Have a nice day!
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Sat 15 Sep 2018, 22:42    Post subject: slacko-700 rc3  

New install to the hard drive of my Acer laptop:

System: Host: puppypc28413 Kernel: 4.14.70 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: JWM 2.3.6
Distro: Slacko64 Puppy 6.9.9.9
Machine: Device: laptop System: Acer product: Aspire V5-571P v: V2.17 serial: NXM49AA03531512EC36600
Mobo: Acer model: Aspire V5-571P v: V2.17 serial: NBM491100831501E946600
UEFI [Legacy]: Phoenix v: V2.17 date: 02/27/2013
Battery BAT0: charge: 19.0 Wh 100.0% condition: 19.0/25.0 Wh (76%)
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-3227U (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 903/1901 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
tty size: 108x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM43228 802.11a/b/g/n driver: bcma-pci-bridge
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (1.6% used)
Weather: Conditions: 71 F (22 C) Time: September 15, 10:16 PM EDT
Info: Processes: 123 Uptime: 1:04 Memory: 227.6/5764.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8

Changed kernel - updated PPM and installed updates - added some
applications with PPM plus compiled a couple.

The touchscreen is working.
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PostPosted: Mon 17 Sep 2018, 13:08    Post subject: slacko-700 rc3  

I installed to a usb-3.0 hard drive, pc is an hp desktop:

System: Host: puppypc1359 Kernel: 4.14.70 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: JWM 2.3.6 Distro: Slacko64 Puppy 6.9.9.9
Machine: Device: desktop System: HP product: 260-p029 serial: CNV6240BWP
Mobo: HP model: 81B4 v: 01 serial: PFPSK0BWJ301LW UEFI [Legacy]: AMI v: F.04 date: 05/10/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i3-6100T (-HT-MCP-) speed/max: 1053/3101 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel HD Graphics 530
Display Server: X.org 1.18.3 driver: intel tty size: 142x30 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169
Card-2: Realtek RTL8723BE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter driver: rtl8723be
Drives: HDD Total Size: 2061.9GB (0.6% used)
Weather: Conditions: 71 F (22 C) Time: September 17, 12:55 PM EDT
Info: Processes: 131 Uptime: 36 min Memory: 317.2/3879.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.8

Added JWMDesk Manager, applications with PPM, changed kernel. applied
all Slackware bug fixes.

Working well.
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arby

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PostPosted: Sat 29 Sep 2018, 19:50    Post subject: Which are 32bit?  

Greetings Gents,

I'd like a jumpdrive install, compatible with both 64 and older
32 bit machines. I can't quite tell from the names which are 32.

I look at things like http://archive.org/download/Puppy_Linux_Slacko
and see a huge array of files, nothing really clarifies it for me.

Is slacko-700-RC3_k4.4.70-PAE_2018-08-19.iso a 32 bit version?

Is Slacko 7 still being developed?

Thanks for any info.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2018, 12:28    Post subject:  

Quote:
Is slacko-700-RC3_k4.4.70-PAE_2018-08-19.iso a 32 bit version?
As a general rule, if there is no "64" in the name it is 32bit. I agree it is not always clear and easy to know.
You can look up the thread (often the first post) about the build you are interested in, or look for an installation report from Billtoo or someone else.
You can often find info on the numerous iso's on archive.org on this forum. Try to google them.
On archive.org the collection of Puppy is quite impressive. There is a more official repo on ibiblio.
Quote:
Is Slacko 7 still being developed?
Good question. I hope it is. In the ibiblio repo for Puppy there is a slacko7 testing iso, but it is a year old.
At the moment to get the best Slacko, you could look on the thread for woof-CE ("woof-CE needs you") or on this thread for the most recent build offered.
Norgo and Sailor have offered some builds lately.
Then at least the latest improvements from woof-CE are included into your Slacko.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2018, 17:02    Post subject:  

Quote:
Is Slacko 7 still being developed?

It seems 01micko has stopped working on this Slacko version.
So, someone else is going to have to take over and keep it going to final release.

Is that going to be norgo???

If yes, you need to start a new topic about your build of Slacko, so you can have control of the first post!

You can assume that a Puppy version that does not have 64 in the name is a 32bit.

Example:
Slacko 6.9.9.9 (32 bit)
Slacko64 6.9.9.9 (64 bit)

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Oct 2018, 10:14    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Quote:
Is Slacko 7 still being developed?

It seems 01micko has stopped working on this Slacko version.
So, someone else is going to have to take over and keep it going to final release.

Is that going to be norgo???

If yes, you need to start a new topic about your build of Slacko, so you can have control of the first post
That is a good suggestion, bigpup.
On my dual core desktop I have a slacko from norgo as my main worker for several months now. It's as good as any release.

It's not that nothing is made with slackware in Puppyland.
There is LxPupSc and xslacko-slim that are constantly evolving and updated.
James from Fatdog (almost slacko Wink ) is announcing "the base of the next generation Fatdog64 800" on his lightofdawn blog.
in the meantime Patrick Volkerding is working on Slackware 15.0 in spite of his financial headaches.
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