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pup4-416 alpha1 feedback
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tronkel


Joined: 30 Sep 2005
Posts: 1101
Location: Vienna Austria

PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2009, 13:35    Post subject:  pup4-416 alpha1 feedback  

Writing this in pup4.416 using Puppy browser.

Very fast. Gnumeric loads instantaneously for example.
Puppy browser is a joy to use in comparison with the more sluggish Seamonkey, Firefox or Opera.

Slight problem with the drive icons (415 was the same). When booting from Live CD the cd drive icon sits on top of the others. Not a huge problem since it can be dragged into position, but would be nice if it could be solved.

Would be wonderful to see the forthcoming Google OS for netbooks being based on this. Can't think of a better choice.

Will play further with it and see what happens.

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tronkel


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Location: Vienna Austria

PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2009, 14:00    Post subject: Browser fonts and CUPS problem  

Puppy Browser seems to have lost its original font setting. Has reverted to a rough-looking font (on this LCD screen at any rate).

Cannot see printers via localhost:631 Browsers complain with the following error message:

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Upgrade Required
An upgrade to a secure connection is required. If you are seeing this message in a web browser then it does not support HTTP encryption upgrades.

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rockdove

Joined: 12 Jul 2009
Posts: 11
Location: Indianapolis, IN, USA

PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2009, 22:23    Post subject: rox & sylpheed
Subject description: 2 bugs
 

I decide to give the pup4-416 alpha a spin.
Installed it frugally on a vfat partition.

It recognized sound on first launch with no
need for the setup wizard, surprising because
even 4.2.1 CE usually fails (as did xubuntu
Jaunty).

It feels faster than the upup476, pup421ce, and
NOP-413 mix of frugals I usually play in. And
it feels faster than the mere 2-3% more mips
(dhry & whet) reported by boinc. Aqualung
looks promising. Medit was fine.

Buglets: (1) the email desktop icon did nothing.
It points to sylpheed but should (and easily can)
point to seamonkey mail. (2) Rox did not ask my
what I wanted I wanted to do with a folder I was
dragging from one window to another, it just
copied (I wanted a link).

Whine: zfind does not have a cancel, stop search
button. I ended up using find, then kill on zfind.
The '25' kernel does not support my usb wireless so I
use upup476 for it's '28'.

I run a Dell C600 laptop circa 2001. Pentium III at
600 MHz (or 750 in xubuntu), 256M ram, 20G hd, usb 1.0,
3Com NIC minicard, cd-rom, maestro ess soundcard, ati
video.

Thanks Barry for yet another great puppy, fun to use even
at alpha.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2009, 22:23    Post subject: rox & sylpheed
Subject description: 2 bugs
 

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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 5854
Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Sun 12 Jul 2009, 23:42    Post subject:  

I just installed 4.16 (full install) on my multi-boot test machine.From the time I started the installer it took a whole 6 minutes to complete.Quickly edited menu lst and was finished.

Puppy installs the quickest of any distro I've tried and I've tried a lot.

Installed both Opera 10 and Firefox 3.5 .......no problems on the installs and both browsers are working fine so far.The new PuppyBrowser is fast too.It especially loads much, much faster.

Looks like the 4 series still has a lot of life left.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul 2009, 04:37    Post subject:  

bug reports please
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=323181#323181

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Jim1911

Joined: 19 May 2008
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Location: Texas, USA

PostPosted: Mon 13 Jul 2009, 13:19    Post subject:  

Please consider adding an option to turn NumLock on upon bootup, with the default set to on. Alternatively, place a .pet that turns NumLock on/off in the official .pet repositories.

Thanks,
Jim
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James C


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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jul 2009, 01:07    Post subject:  

Both Firefox 3.5 and Opera 10 are really stable and have good flash performance on my full install of 4.16.No crashes or lockups yet.

Just successfully updated Firefox to 3.5.1 thru auto-update, install went fine.

Going to run 4.16 a bit more before upgrading to 4.17.
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