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Brexit Pup - Released 16th October 2017
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct 2017, 11:47    Post subject:  Brexit Pup - Released 16th October 2017
Subject description: (An updated version of 666philb's XenialPup64)
 

In the absence of 666philb I have had a stab at creating a XenialPup64.

Brexit Pup is based on XenialPup64-7.0.8.4 k 4.9.15 (Huge_kernel) woof-CE "testing branch" built September 2017
using forum member wiak's makepup script version 0.0.9

EDIT 20th Oct 2017: Brexit requires a minimum of an i3 CPU or the AMD equivalent.
Full sized screen-shot here: (Press F11 to toggle into full screen then click on link)
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B_iVVJCd9q09Z1dVTW9BbXJ5UkU

EDIT 30th Nov 2017: A brief video of Brexit Pup follows:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prWGBxJCS8s

It is available as an image file that needs to be installed to a 8GB or larger USB2 or 3 stick.
Initial install of the image is to a 8GB stick only if the true capacity of the stick is sufficient. If it is not, a larger stick must be used.

An 8GB stick/card may be used if and only if its true capacity is not a single byte less than 8002732032 bytes.
To test the true capacity of any 8GB stick that you possess use the following command substituting the drive letter for x

Code:
fdisk -l /dev/sdx


If it does not meet this requirement you must use a larger stick. You may also opt to do that at the outset.

Subsequent transfer from a working stick to a HDD or SSD is possible if required.
If that is done you may then boot from the original stick or by means of a new entry in any existing boot loader configuration file.
(Please see the fully commented syslinux.cfg containing boot code examples in the /boot/syslinux directory on the first partition of the stick.)
The image contains a 3 partition MSDOS layout containing a frugal install on the 3rd f2fs partition.
The Pup runs entirely in RAM once booted with the option to save the session or not at shutdown.
The save icon on the desktop may also be used at any time during a session.

Main features include:

1. Latest Ubuntu fixes and security updates for Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus)

2. FbBox-5.0 - Released 23rd Sept 2017

3. Chrome Version 61.0.3163.100 (Official Build) (64-bit) with custom wrapper & updater (GetLatest64bitChromeVersionWoofCE-MK8.pet)

4. Pale Moon Version: 27.4.2 (64-bit) with updater & CYTS addon 5.7.36.1

5. Thunderbird64_release_channel updated to 52.3.0 (64-bit)

6. mpv

7. SimpleScreenRecorder (SSR)

8. Built in startup sound with a few sound clip choices combined with a loss of Internet connection alarm at boot time.
In addition the same script now includes the optional launch of an Internet TV news channel at boot time.
There is also an option to allow the channel to be launched in windowed (default) or full-screen mode.
None of this comes into operation until the Quicksetup/first-run has been completed.
Please see the text copy of the startup-sound script in the download folder for further information.

9. YouTube Leanback accessed via the Sky News icon on wbar. Press Esc to return to the main menu/search facility.

Where to obtain the image:

xenialpup64.img.xz (784MB) --- plus md5sum, screenshots, list of included pets, extra wallpapers & optional pet(s)/sfs(s) such as LibreOffice-5.4.2_64

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B_iVVJCd9q09YmNRbVJCcVJkSXM?usp=sharing

Installation:

1. Commence by returning the stick to its "as new" state before targeting it with the image.

In Linux use GParted to do that:

A. Click on “device” then select “Create Partition Table” (MSDOS)

B. Then create a single fat32 partition spanning the whole stick accepting all other defaults.

(Do not set any flags or change anything else)

2. Extract the xz compressed image with UExtract first making sure that you have enough free space as it will expand to 8 GB.
The UExtract pet can be found here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87864

3. Then use the following command in a terminal to place the extracted image on the unmounted stick:
(This may take up to 35 minutes)

Code:
dd bs=4M if=/root/Downloads/xenialpup64.img of=/dev/sdx status=progress && sync


If the stick is seen as sdb1 you would target the device of=/dev/sdb NOT the partition number sdb1.
Anything on it will be wiped.

Final Thoughts:

The combination of recent Woof-CE & the final Ubuntu Xenial updates seems to have resolved most, if not all, of the issues that 666philb encountered.
Perhaps I just got lucky!
This Pup is just a general purpose Pup rather than my usual fare which tend to be more task orientated.
Please see my note in the download folder re "getfash".
Brexit_Pup.jpg
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 Viewed   1928 Time(s)

Brexit_Pup.jpg


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 04:50    Post subject:  

Wow 24 drives connected at once.
I'm giving it a try atm
Had to leave out " status=progress" as it was not an option on my Precise 5.7.1
Code:
# dd bs=4M if=/mnt/home/TempSave/Software/xenialpup64.img of=/dev/sdb  && sync
1908+0 records in
1908+0 records out
8002732032 bytes (8.0 GB) copied, 979.411 s, 8.2 MB/s
#


Ran it on the first machine with a TV for a monitor and got a big "Not Support !" across the screen so I would suspect the format you put as standard is not available on my monitor and it did not know where to go then.

Tried it on a second machine with normal monitor and up she came.
So Ill have a look for a while . network came up fine ,same as Precise.

Running cups to install a printer gave me a "Can't create a temporary file" error when I tried to send a test page.
Soon as I did a savefile it came good.

Pretty pleased so far but dont like the browsers . Neither will install "lastpass" and its got a british keyboard I'll have to fix-done and the time was easy to get right for a change
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 12:51    Post subject: Google Chrome  

Google Chrome:

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017
"The Chrome team were delighted to announce the promotion of Chrome 62 to the stable channel for Windows, Mac and Linux.
This will roll out over the coming days/weeks.
Chrome 62.0.3202.62 contains a number of fixes and improvements -- a list of changes is available in the log.
"

Yet again they have made it more difficult to run as root and no sandboxing is possible with 62.
A new approach is called for whilst ensuring that access to the CUPS GUI (Admin & Printers) is maintained.

Before upgrading to Chrome 62.0.3202.62 please therefore:

1. Use PPM to uninstall both the GetLatest64bitChromeVersion-MK8.pet and your google-chrome-stable_current_amd64 package.

2.Install then use the attached revised pet. ( GetLatest64bitChromeVersion-MK10 )

The MK10 pet is suitable for recent Ubuntu (WoofCE) based Pups such as Brexit.
It should also work with BarryK's (WoofQ) based Quirky Xerus 8.3 and Easy Linux 0.6
GetLatest64bitChromeVersion-MK10.pet
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Filesize  64.75 KB 
Downloaded  48 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 12:54    Post subject:  

Hi ETP.

Nah... Your background is wrong!
The official Pup of Great-Britain is a bulldog! Laughing
Remember the "What we got we hold" motto, at the bottom of a picture
with a bulldog's teeth deep in the calf of a Frenchman's leg? Laughing



Good job with the xenial variant, though! Wink

TWYL.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 14:55    Post subject: Brexit Pup - Released 16th October 2017  

Hi musher0,

Thanks for the "English Pointer".
What do you make of the breed in peebee's ZestyPup?

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=971172#971172

It is no doubt cute but reminds me of something deserting a sinking ship!
Perhaps it is another statement on Brexit!
Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 16:28    Post subject:  

Hi ETP.

peebee's not using a dog, he's using an obese mouse as his mascot! Very Happy Laughing

What's the breed of your cute pawed fluffy ball anyway? Once upon a time I
knew it, shame on me. Looks like Tintin's Milou, but with more hair? Besides,
you're not Belgian!

BTW, would you have an ordinary ISO available? I'm plain out of USB sticks
(seriously), and I'm broke until the end of the month. (A small 8G one costs
CAD$ 8.00 in these parts.)

BFN.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 19:18    Post subject:  

Both browsers are dreadfully slow.

rtl drivers for usb adaptors are not working properly .The old disconnect problem . There are newer drivers around RTL8192cu driver in particular is problematic for me
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 20:23    Post subject:  

Hi, ETP.

I'm glad it's not just me who's found 62 to be a bigger PITA than usual.....

I was looking at the damn thing earlier today. First thing; "Whoa, there, hoss..! If you're gonna run as root, you can't use a sandbox.....I won't let you!"

Followed up (on the second attempt) by "Hey! If you ain't gonna use a sandbox, up yours, buddy boy! Guess what? I refuse to even consider starting. So there..!"

Grrrrr.....

(And that's on top of all the crap with "Oh, sorry; you must use the very newest Network Security Services. If it interferes with everything else on your system, tough; we're doing you a favour by letting you use our masterpiece..."

I'm not insensitive to the need for security, but Jeez! Who the f**k do they think they're kidding, huh? (As though their f**kin' browser was something you simply can't do without.....) I tell you, I've just about had it with Google and their friggin' 'dictates'...

I am NOT turning my Pups into clones of Shuttleworth's 'pie-in-the-sky' piece of shit OS just to run a sodding browser. So sue me! Rolling Eyes

(*shakes head in bewilderment*)


Mike. Wink

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 23:22    Post subject:  

Euh... Mike_Walsh?

I think you have the right sentiment in your post above, but you posted it in
the wrong thread? This thread is about a Pup, not about a browser. Or did I
miss something?

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 23:32    Post subject:  

Maltese?
http://www.smalldogbreeds.info/maltese.html

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=maltese+breed&t=oen&ia=images&iax=images

West Highland White Terrier?
http://www.smalldogbreeds.info/west-highland-white-terrier.html

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Oct 2017, 23:37    Post subject:  

Any refereence to Chrome62 should be dealt with swiftly and in certain fashion

+1

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Oct 2017, 03:01    Post subject:  

8Geee wrote:
Any refereence to Chrome62 should be dealt with swiftly and in certain fashion

+1

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Oct 2017, 05:28    Post subject:  

I thought the thread was now about dogs?
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Oct 2017, 05:57    Post subject: Brexit Pup - Released 16th October 2017  

@ musher0,

I suspect that the mut in question is of mixed breed.
Possibly some combination of Lhaso-apso / shih-tzu / bichon frise.
In a sense typical of Puppy Linux. Smile

@ april,

I do not have much experience with connecting PCs to TV screens.
Several years back I did connect to a old TV with XP using a Nvidia card and found
that it only worked if I first defined a custom resolution & frequency within the
Nvidia utility that was acceptable to the TV. (I was not using a HDMI connection)
If you were to supply the TV make, model and type of connection someone on the forum
may be able point you in the right direction.

I suspect that your subsequent problems stem from that aborted attempt as you were
not able to see or complete the first-run screen which would have enabled you to
change your location, keyboard etc. It would also have impacted on Xorg setup.

You can guess what's coming next!

Write the image again after first checking that the stick's true size is adequate and
returning it to it's OOTB state. You have said that it took only 16 minutes for the
write to complete. That is fine if it was a USB3 stick but way too quick if it was USB2 stick.

@ Mike,

I agree with your sentiments. The air turned blue here also when 62 failed to boot!
We both seem to have fought a never ending battle with Chrome. My problem is that I
cannot do without certain apps & extensions only available with Chrome/Chromium.

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Oct 2017, 06:55    Post subject:  

Hi ETP.

I downloaded your "lhaso-apso / shih-tzu / bichon frise typical of Puppy in
so many ways"!

Some docs say you can burn an img file to CD / DVD, but still. Certainly
not a 7,6 Gb file to a 4.3 Gb DVD!

If you used wiak's creation script, you ended up with a regular iso file. Can I
have a copy, pllease?. TIA. It will be simpler than extracting the juice from
your img file.

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