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Newyearspup 02 Micro, Mini, Midi, and Maxi RC10
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MU


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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:03    Post subject:  

Sage,
at what point is it so slow?
What was the last line written to the screen?

You may try to replace initrd.gz with this one, it has a modification in checking for usb-storage:
http://puppyisos.org/isos/2009-01-to-06/Newyearspup02/tests/initrd.gz

This could decrease the time, when it counts up to 10 slowly.
But I am not certain, if this will not work on certain setups.

Mark

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:08    Post subject:  

'Micro' is the real blockbuster here. Marvellous.
Although I am a great fan of Dillo, there were some issues. I could only access the Web once with it before a restart was required. Also, on the Opera site with Dillo, I could only see the .exe download for v.10 - it refused to put me through to their full directory (I had to install Firefox to get at it!!). Maybe Netsurf would be better as default in Micro - what's the damage sizewise to the .iso? Too soon to investigate all these features in detail.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:10    Post subject:  

Quote:
at what point is it so slow?

Sorry - it's the copying to ram that's so slow with all versions. Neither my cpu nor ram is 'slow' nor 'insufficient' on this test rig.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:21    Post subject:  

Sage wrote:

One curious effect I am finding on all versions, including the micro, is that the HD light flashes incessantly, suggesting that swap is being accessed a lot on a drive containing a separate distro that I didn't bother to disconnect? Obviously, this can be checked out later, but comments would be welcome in the meantime.


Please right click one of the desktopicons without text, and choose "configure this icon".
Then close leafpad, so that it restarts.
Does that cure this issue?

If not: right-click - exit deskicons.
Does it solve that?
I have problems with the deskicons ramdisk the first time they start, that might be the cause of your problem.

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:27    Post subject: Re: using torrent  

puppyiso wrote:
Unable to download. I hope someone put this on torrent such as tuxtorrent.

It would be such a waste if not shared widely.


Please try here:
http://puppyfiles.ca/puppyisos/isos/2009-01-to-06/Newyearspup02/

The files there are not identical with the mainserver, as I had to rebuild them all, to integrate the "micro".
They should have the same functionality, but I did not boot yet with them, so try it at own risk.
The Maxi is not available yet there, as I have trouble to upload it.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:33    Post subject:  

sage, you can install netsurf with petget.
344 kb... run in the maxi, dependencies seem to be ok for micro.
I'll try to add it Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:51    Post subject:  

No and no! The final phase of start-up seems especially greedy on swap space?
I've been struggling with Opera10 (which, for those who haven't tried it yet, is utterly fantastic and not a bit like an 'alpha'). Got it installed but can't work out which file will start it up - it's not usually this intractable. And Pfind is utter rubbish, never liked it, can't understand why BK persists with some of these cr*p apps (but, then, I don't really understand much about the entire distro or SW, in general!).
Have you seen Austrumi 1.8.5 - amazing, apart from the issues of Xorg7.4!
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:54    Post subject:  

Just off out - will try to spend some more time on it this afternoon. Thanks for everything, Mark.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 05:57    Post subject:  

opera10, if you use my sfs, it should have an icon on the desktop and in the menu.
The executable is /usr/local/bin/opera.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 06:01    Post subject:  

http://repository.slacky.eu/slackware-12.1/network/netsurf/1.2/
I think you can convert it with tgz2pet.
I just extracted it in Muppyfiler, and copied the extracted "usr" to "/".

It has no bookmarks... but is clean C/Gtk2. Hmmmmm...... if I had more time...

ok, bookmarks:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=268754#268754

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Jan 2009, 12:42    Post subject:  

Muchas gratias, Mark. I'm going to leave your productions alone now until you declare gold, because I really find it most unnerving and unnatural working with liveCDs and compressed files - I gave all that up twenty years ago - nothing but trouble. I go for the simple life with FULL installations and files that mean something, always in the same place and infinitely editable! Not as if I'm short of HD space these days - got boxloads of the things. Just an old-fashioned boy, I suppose.
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan 2009, 04:57    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
Thom,
I just downloaded remasterpup, and petget installed it fine.

I downladed the pet and the maxidistro again and it installs

quote="MU"]
Wine:
For me, it works to click on the files.
Can you run them from console?
[/quote]

I can run them fine if I open quick mount, select the usb drive, then click on the program icon....which seems to be a lot of extra work. They do Not run from mppy filer

quote="MU"]
like:
cd /mnt/sdb1/programs
wine "test.exe"

[/quote]
Yes...that works.....I can call up a windows menu system that lets me pick windows apps. So, how could I create an icon for the desktop that would run
cd /mnt/sdb1/pendrive
wine PStart.exe

Now.....a much bigger problem

The first time I selected reboot...the system very dutifully asked me if I wanted to do a save....I said yes and told it to write to cd. That worked fine....I could see the system read the save file and then the main file during the reboot. But now, when I reboot the system, it doesn't ask if I want to save the session....so all the changes and data are lost.

Once that is solved I can try the remaster and report back.

Also, after the reboot, the weather, slideshow and rxvt appear as greyed out boxes on the desktop.

Thom
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan 2009, 17:39    Post subject:  

Mark,

I have been exploring your great New Years Pup (Maxi) and have run across a few minor problems:

1. Using Muppy-filer, tried to add Open Office applications to the Cairo Dock, failed. Tried to add them manually, also failed since I couldn't locate the files, although I thought that Maxi included them. (STRANGE: The Office applications ran properly from the menu.) To get them working from Cairo Dock, I finally just added an Openoffice sfs, which allowed me to add them properly with the Muppy-filer.

2. The PCMan Manager icon on top bar would not execute. Using the application launch bar settings, it was corrected by removing and then adding it back. (Also a problem with other New Years pups)

3. Alsa sound wizard is not working. Leaving the desktop and running "alsaconf" loads the proper sound driver. (Also a problem with other New Years pups)

4. The default media player will not work with .wmv file. Tried installing gzine-0.5.90patched-MU-puppy4.1i486.pet which also did not work. Then installed ttuuxxx's vlc-0.8.6h-engV5.pet which worked fine. (Also a problem with other New Years pups)

5. Installed AMSN, Gslapt, & Bibletime which all work fine now. Bibletime would not run until I added the Missingkde3510libs sfs. I did not have to include the full KDE3510 sfs to get it to work with Maxi. (Mini required both KDE3510 sfs and the missing libs sfs for Bibletime to work.)

The desktop has had some unexplained losses of icons which either correct itself or can be corrected with your "Reload Desktop" feature. Some applications (ie. Goggle Earth) have caused complete lockup which can only be corrected by "Ctrl-Alt-Backspace" and restarting x. Overall this pup is pretty stable and I'll be surprised if it doesn't eventually exceed what you accomplished with Muppy.

Thanks again,
Jim
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PostPosted: Mon 26 Jan 2009, 18:09    Post subject:  

hi mark
been having a problem with a USB install of newyearspup, as this is based on 411 i just wondered if the bug was fixed for booting off usb drive, barry wrote about it on his blog, http://puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00484.
cheers cherriepuppy
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PostPosted: Tue 27 Jan 2009, 06:53    Post subject:  

MU wrote:
Thom,
I just downloaded remasterpup, and petget installed it fine.


Well....I got it installed....and it doesn't seem to work.

It runs - but when it attempts to write to the ntfs partition, it reports that it is not writeable. I tried several times....and the last time, before I ran the script, I wrote and deleted a file in the partition the script complained about...so I don;t think the partition is non-writeable.

I also discovered that while this version doesn't ask me if I want to save session to the live-cd, it does when I create a bootable USB version.

Thom
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