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Joined: 07 Apr 2008
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Location: Australia

PostPosted: Sat 03 Jan 2009, 01:41    Post_subject:  

Dingo live cd 4x, 412 now
- all OK out-of-box on

Compaq Armada E500 P3 800 256 wireless
Compaq Armada M700 P3 700 256 wireless

Fuji Lifebook 2200 centrino 1G wireless FF3 Kompozer added

is this thread any use to anyone, anymore?

Would it be better to just ask
which (already working) HW puppy will NOT run with???
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 06:41    Post_subject: Re: Amilo M 7400 and DIY  

Legace wrote:
(Tested on Puppy Dingo 4.0)

Fujitsu Siemens Amilo M 7400
256MB RAM, 1.4GHz Intel Centrino

Puppy works fine, haven't tested the default wireless device as its broken.
The laptop doesn't support booting from USB disks/drives, but thats not a issue with Puppy.

I have two FS Amilo M7400's with, 512 and 768MB. These fly booting off a 128MB USB drive with Puppy 4.12. Load time around 40 seconds, and then near instant launch of programs.

The wireless works, but you need an add on program, rfsam:

I used a 256MB stick to build the rfsam program - needs the devx and kernel sfs loaded - then copied to the other drive and run from the network startup script. Email me if you want a copy (my name here at gmail.com).

I do find the broadcom onboard network has a habit of not recognising the ethernet cable from Windows, but Linux never seems to have this problem.

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Location: London, UK

PostPosted: Sun 04 Jan 2009, 10:20    Post_subject: Wyse Winterm V90
Sub_title: Works.

I just installed 4.1.2 on a Wyse Winterm V90 I picked up for a song at an auction.

- VIA mainboard (ITX-ish form factor, no IDE riser, although the solder pads are there,
the chipset supports IDE, and BIOS support is included. Internal risers for 1 extra USB
and 1 extra serial port. Not much room inside the case (large heatsinks), plus side
panels are metal, so internal expansion is limited. Contains no moving parts at all!)
- 256 MB RAM (Standard SODIMM, DDR, 333MHz)
- 512 MB internal flash (Removable - Don't recognise the slot type)
- Ethernet port (10/100).
- 3 external USB 2.0 ports.(2 back, 1 front.)
- 2 Serial ports (Back).
- 1 printer port (Back).
- 1 VGA port (Back).
- 1 PCMCIA slot (Back)
- 1 Kensington lock (for extremely credulous people) slot (Back)
- Microphone and line out (3.5mm sockets on front)
- 4GB external 1" HDD (actual disk by Corniche, whole unit branded "Excalibur")
- Netgear WG511T pcmcia WiFi card.

These things come with Windows XP embedded installed on the flash, but you really need to blitz this ASAP, as XPE is waaay fat for this machine, plus it needs updating all the time, plus it has a nasty kludge to stop XPE from trashing the flash by writing to it all the time. I actually have no strong objections to XP, but XPE is, frankly, a ridiculous piece of nonsense, presumably aimed at those who insist on Windows everywhere, even when it causes problems. Interestingly, the unix-based equivalent (V50?) has less flash and less RAM, if memory serves, and certainly no Windows licence fee so at least the Windows bigots are paying nasally for the privilege.

I needed an OS to boot locally in order to get the WiFi to work - it can PXE-boot, but this needs a wire - so I installed Puppy on the tiny HDD. I didn't use the internal flash because I would still need something to store settings and the occasional file, and HDDs are more reliable for this kind of thing plus, of course, I can have a swap partition. I did a test install on the internal flash, which worked fine, but the HDD is better for me as I can unplug it and leave the Wyse completely devoid of information.

I tried a number of "thin" OSes before Puppy, but they were either so Byzantine that they made my brain hurt, or couldn't do something important, usually running the WiFi card. I would have preferred to use ndiswrapper as the WinXP drivers for the WiFi card give you 108Mbps, rather than the 54Mbps that you get with the driver supplied with 4.1.2, but you get two 54Mbps links, neither of which work. This used to work in Puppy 2, although that was on a Compaq Armada 7800, so it may be some hardware difference. Apart from this there were absolutely no problems, and I even got an old .pup of FreeNX to work out of the box, so to speak. The Wyse runs Puppy so well that it actually makes a good stand-alone box, although I won't be using it that way myself, apart from playing music stored on my network.

For anyone interested, this is for my shed. I wanted a physically small thin client to run sessions on a couple of servers safely locked up in my house and play music locally, so if some plonker breaks into my shed and steals the Wyse, they get a relatively useless piece of hardware, without anything on it that I don't want ill-wishers to get hold of. The USB HDD gets pulled out and hidden in a sneaky place when not in use. The whole deal, including monitor and 2.1 speakers cost me less than the 40 metres of armoured cat-5 and terminations otherwise needed, plus I didn't have to either bury the cable, or drill holes in my house.

A laptop would probably do just as well, except I wouldn't be happy about leaving it in the shed (and carting it around, and setting it up etc.) as nicked laptops can be sold whereas old thin clients aren't much use unless you know a bit about them. There is a way of replacing the BIOS splash screen, so maybe I'll put a "Stolen From..." message there instead. Won't stop the machine being nicked, but should stop the thief profiting from it.

Finally, and most importantly, the factory-set BIOS password for the Wyse is "FirePort" - Case sensitive, no quotes.
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 08:39    Post_subject:  !!!!I Need Help!!!!
Sub_title: i cant read the file types

I am using and old Sony Vaio PCV-RX260DS with an intel pentium 3 800EB MHz and it keeps on telling me that either there are no archives in the iso or it is in a format that my computer cant use 4.1.2 please someone help me i am trying to reformat with the Puppy Linux cuz the XP discombobulated my PC
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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 23:49    Post_subject:  

I am using and old Sony Vaio PCV-RX260DS with an intel pentium 3 800EB MHz and it keeps on telling me that either there are no archives in the iso or it is in a format that my computer cant use 4.1.2 please someone help me i am trying to reformat with the Puppy Linux cuz the XP discombobulated my PC

This isn't the thread that your question will get answered the quickest. You might try up in the beginners area, that's where people and experts go to talk about exactly things like you are bringing up. Not flaming you or anything, Very Happy I just want you to get the help you need, and it's up in the beginners section. See you there.

I just installed 4.1.2 on a Wyse Winterm V90 I picked up for a song at an auction.

Very nice. I love those thin clients. I am looking forward to building a machine just for Puppy using a mini-itx system. I hadn't heard of the Wyse but it looks nice. Didn't catch it in your post, what's the max ram upgrade?

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Jan 2009, 23:59    Post_subject:  

V90L or LE?

90L Specs: http://www.wyse.com/products/hardware/thinclients/V90L/index.asp

90LE Specs: http://www.wyse.com/products/hardware/thinclients/V90LE/index.asp

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb 2009, 01:41    Post_subject:  

Signature pieces:

HP Winmodem pieces replaced with linux friendly parts (used).
Good for general use and making large (1gb+) wave recordings.
75$ invested.

Dell laptop with parts from Mac Lombard and Pismo.
Dvd drive
Pcmcia wifi that wouldn't work on owners G4
Macally usb cardbus adapter
20$ invested

Sennheiser 580 headphones; Headroom Supreme headphone
amp, audio image processor.
(the best investment I ever made)
800$ invested



Inspiron 700m, Pent.M 1.6Ghz, 1Gb ram.
Msi Wind U100, N270 1.6>2.0Ghz, 1.5Gb ram.
Eeepc 8g 701, 900Mhz, 1Gb ram.
Full installs

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Location: Portugal - Lisbon

PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb 2009, 05:46    Post_subject:  


My system: Boxpup/XP/Zenwalk @ IBM ThinkPad T42

Idea Rebuilding old DOS Machine for Wing Commander Privateer and Puppy Exclamation Old spare parts to give away - anyone interested Question

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Feb 2009, 09:44    Post_subject:  

Compaq Presario S5100NX
2.6Ghz Celeron
256MB RAM upgraded to 768 (some of it still being used as video memory)
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 4400 PCI video card
Windows XP SP3/Boxpup 4.12
Given to me by a cousin who said it had gotten too slow. Did what little magic I knew (defrag, registry cleaner, etc.) Bought restore discs from HP. Finally put Puppy on it. Runs nicely. Still certain things I can't do in Puppy, so I still have Windows. Eventually I want to replace it with a system I can get a dual-core processor, PCI-E video card, and more than 1GB RAM in.

Dell Inspiron 1300
Celeron 1.6Ghz
512MB RAM (upgradeable to 2GB)
DVD+RW drive
30GB hard drive
Windows XP SP3/Boxpup 4.12
Currently paying for this through a rent to own place. Getting ripped off on the price, but have terrible credit. And it's my two front teeth (ie all I wanted for Christmas.) After paying it off, I plan on putting at least another GB of RAM in along with replacing the battery (Windows says it's at the end of its usable life, Puppy goes through it in about an hour) and a solid state hard drive. Possibly replacing the screen (viewing angle bugs me a bit.) I saw somewhere online that would take Macbooks and convert them to tablets. Wondering if it can be done with my laptop (guessing yes, wondering how much it will be.) Plus there's some board by the RAM in the computer, wondering if that's the video memory and if it can be replaced.
I plan on doing photo management and eventually getting a Wacom tablet and doing some drawing. I'm more a take a good picture photographer than a fix it in Photoshop photographer (especially since I can't afford Photoshop, still haven't played with the GIMP alot yet.) Other than that, just web surfing, word processing, playing music and video, ripping music (at least 256kbps) and light gaming.
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Mar 2009, 04:17    Post_subject: yay
Sub_title: lol

Mine is a 10 year old pc made in 1999
Here is my pc specs Smile

Pentium 3, 733mhz
128 mb ram
80gb hd
ATI Rage 3D Graphics Card (8mb)
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Location: Racine WI USA

PostPosted: Sun 29 Mar 2009, 13:12    Post_subject:  

Newest system is LANBOX LITE running a Q8200, duo core quad 2.33gig, with 8 gig ram. Not complete yet so using on board video, intel G33 chip,
will install card later.
Wanted to play with 64 bit op systems, puppy dont have yet.
I run Windows 7 version 7000 and puppy 4.2, puppy runs great.
Windows sees all 8gig ram, puppy sees 2gig.
Mother board WAS great start of 2007 but as time goes on its now?
That made it cheap, ram cheap, the Q8200 micro was more then all the other parts, SO FAR.

Retired from GM, a Etech on engine electronics
Like to play with older computers and TVs

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Apr 2009, 22:27    Post_subject:  

Hi all,,,,,I've been using or rather messing with Puppy 4.0 on an IBM Thinkpad 390 Laptop
P2 -233 Mhz
96M of PC 66 Ram and 3 Gig HD
Netgear wireless adapter .......

Runs pretty good for an old girl ......actually was going to toss it but decided to see if Puppy would run .......wireless as well ..connected no problem

Got to love Puppy
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Location: Cartersville, GA

PostPosted: Fri 10 Apr 2009, 11:04    Post_subject:    

My dedicated Puppy machine...
ECS A31G socket 754 mobo
2Ghz AMD 3200+ Claw Hammer w/1meg cache
SIS built in viddy
512Meg DDR400
Case/PS from discarded Compaq (dumpster dived & repainted)
22 inch Acer LCD 1680x1050
Puppy 4.12 frugal install on HD

HardInfo benchmarks (how about posting some other BMs here)...
ZLib 15309.145
Fibonacci 3.948
MD5 53.144
SHA1 64.090
Blowfish 19.952
RayTrace 24.908

Except for the monitor which I share with 2 other systems thru a KVM switch, I have exactly $33 in this machine, and it's crisp... VERY crisp!

Hasten Slowly!
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Apr 2009, 18:18    Post_subject:  

I run primarily a 98 gateway
2 hardrives totaling about 17 G
128 mb ram
700 MHz processor
17 (?)" lcd screen
2 usb ports for 10 gb of flash drives
no internet
run SpacePup420a (will upload soon)

Family Computer 2
hp pavilion
528 mb ram
celron processor 1.50 GHz
20 G hard drive

Fam Computer 1
200 G hard drive
1 G ram
pentium 4 processor
Win XP (almost everyone but me uses this computer most of the time)

Most of the time, I use the first one though.
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PostPosted: Tue 05 May 2009, 18:22    Post_subject: New laptop  

Dell laptop C610, PIII-1.2 Ghz, 256 MB RAM, Intel wireless-G internal mini-PCI. Running 1024X768X24 Xorg and rocking!

AFIK, everything works (haven't tested the dial-up modem yet, but it is seen and shown as an option on the "Connect" screen).

Running Puppy 4.2. No setup problems except this d@$% ATI video card! Xorg wizard and/or manually editing Xorg.conf would not prevent a "shaky" screen. It seemed to be a too slow (waaay to slow) refresh problem. I solved it by setting for 640X480 then manually (forcing) 1024X768. Rock solid now.
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