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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 06:44    Post_subject:  

try this, can't hurt xx is your puppy number

vga=normal puppy4xx=nosmp
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 10:21    Post_subject:  

thanks rjbrewer for bringing this to my attention (I didn't even think about dual core as an issue Crying or Very sad )
I did a bit of search and found this re Puppy 4.0 (which mine is):
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Alternative 4.00 live-CD with 2.6.25 kernel
The 'standard' build of Puppy 4.00 is file 'puppy-4.00-k2.6.21.7-seamonkey.iso, which is 87.1MB -- compare that with Puppy 3.01 'standard' (with much less functionality) which is 98.6MB!
I have also built 'puppy-4.00-k2.6.25-seamonkey.iso', using the latest Linux kernel. This may not be quite as mature for wireless network connectivity though. Choose this one if you want support for a dual-core CPU (but the 'standard' build with mono-core 2.6.21.7 kernel works on dual-core systems). Also, strangely enough, we have more success booting older PCs with the 2.6.23 and later kernels, so try this one if Puppy fails to boot.
The 2.6.25 kernel is configured with the unified /dev/sd* and /dev/sr* drive naming, which may cause some difficulty if you need to configure GRUB.

this is from:
Puppy release notes 4.0
btw 'puppy-4.00-k2.6.25-seamonkey.iso' is not available through normal download channels (only as a torrent)

so
a)2.6.21.7 is supposed to be OK despite being mono-core
b)I might try 2.6.25 or even investigate 4.1+ ??

see also:
Barry's blog

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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 10:38    Post_subject:  

Maybe what he was saying, is that the mono core system is okay' if
it has nosmp (Sadistic Machiavellian Processor) added to end.
I'm not sure which of the latest kernels, if either, has support.
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bambuko


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 11:35    Post_subject:  

I am so out of my depth on the subject, that I don't even know what smp stands for Confused
I better do some reading Wink

later edit:
apparently it is symmetric multi processing and you can read about it here:
Linux and symmetric multiprocessing
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 12:11    Post_subject:  

From Barrys" Blog

Posted on 9 Aug 2008, 14:02 by John_Doe
re: nosmp with 4..0.5
As I had also mentioned in a forum thread that some versions were freezing from me, just wanted to comment that all is well now with 'nosmp'. I'm at 10hours 35 minutes with the computer in the kitchen (it was the one that froze). It has a hyper threaded processor. If I have a chance I will test out the same on my laptop. I burned up it's power supply in a recent lightning strike. Still have to order another.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 13:28    Post_subject:  

G_pup 1.2 , a barebones pup by wolfpup was just released.

Based on 4.1.2

It has support for Duo-core.
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PostPosted: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 13:47    Post_subject:  

just downloading it, to try Very Happy
btw do you know? what he is talking about when he says:
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For the lock icon to work install, xlockmore-5.20.1patched.pet
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