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Lucid Puppy 5.2.8 - Updated ISO Version 005 - APR 05 2012
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playdayz


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 10:59    Post subject:  

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Could you explain why xorgwizard has to be entered twice?
Why one time is not enough?

I need to revisit that and update. The problem was an idiosyncrasy in earlier versions. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar 2012, 19:34    Post subject:  


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PostPosted: Wed 07 Mar 2012, 19:38    Post subject:  

Playdayz,

I have seen quite a few posts about battery level indication issues in Lucid Puppy versions.
This is one about Lucid Puppy 5.2 and 5.2.8 that seems to indicate a good fix for the problem.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=64776
Refers to here also:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=71599

Here is a battery laptop tools pet by pemasu that seems to help cure problems.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=563125#563125

Also this info:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76516

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ASRI éducation


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar 2012, 12:39    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Here is a battery laptop tools pet by pemasu that seems to help cure problems.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=563125#563125

This solution sounds interesting.
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radky

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Mar 2012, 13:29    Post subject:  

Hi playdayz,

When you have a free moment, please check your PM.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Mar 2012, 11:39    Post subject:  

New version:
Mtpaint 3.44.03
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=71332

Pburn 3.5.1
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23881

Pmusic 2.4.4-1
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=31206

Right click options 5.9
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67013

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Mar 2012, 03:01    Post subject: The Future of Linux, never mind Puppy
Subject description: Is Linux fragmenting into unsustainability?
 

A propos of the proliferation of both official and unofficial Puppies, and the effect this has had, and will have increasingly, on the range of applications, and the currency and quality of upgrades and of support, I today came upon the eloquent lament of an experienced and dedicated Linux user.

In it he says pretty much of the entire global Linux community what I've been observing of Puppy, especially in the past two years.

Some of you may find it of interest (if you can get past the title and look at the substance):

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/going-to-windows.html

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 04:28    Post subject: strange partition behaviour  

Today I removed two partitions from one drive of my Puppy system. They were named sda1 and sda5, originally from a Windows partitioning system.

The job was done via a PartedMagic bootable disk, since the Gparted in Lupu 5.2.8 refused to load when I selected hdd sda.

When I rebooted with lupu, I was surprised to see the icons for sda 1 and sda5 still on the desktop, and even more so when clicking on them caused the mounted flag to appear, without registering any error message.

Neither partition is shown in the pmount window, but then, neither has sda3 been renamed.

To reduce the confusion, I finally moved the icons for sda1 and sda5 to trash, although the warning that something was linked to them and would be trashed as well gave me a bit of pause.

Should I leave things as they are or rename sda3 to something more meaningful? Or is there a reason I should return the two partition icons to the desktop?

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Brown Mouse


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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 08:34    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:

Pmusic 2.4.4-1
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=31206



I've updated Pmusic from 2.30 to 2.4.4-1 but now when I launch a music cd I don't get any track information(apart form the no.) or album artwork as before.
Anyone else see this?
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 10:17    Post subject: Re: strange partition behaviour  

otropogo wrote:
Today I removed two partitions from one drive of my Puppy system. They were named sda1 and sda5, originally from a Windows partitioning system.

The job was done via a PartedMagic bootable disk, since the Gparted in Lupu 5.2.8 refused to load when I selected hdd sda.

When I rebooted with lupu, I was surprised to see the icons for sda 1 and sda5 still on the desktop, and even more so when clicking on them caused the mounted flag to appear, without registering any error message.

Neither partition is shown in the pmount window, but then, neither has sda3 been renamed.

To reduce the confusion, I finally moved the icons for sda1 and sda5 to trash, although the warning that something was linked to them and would be trashed as well gave me a bit of pause.

Should I leave things as they are or rename sda3 to something more meaningful? Or is there a reason I should return the two partition icons to the desktop?


More info please! Where is lupu installed, sda3? Or did you boot from CD? What does Partview report? Or Pdisk? If Gparted has problems with the drive I'd begin to suspect a bad MBR, but remember it can take a long time to scan partitions when loading. First guess is that too many partition utilities have been fooling with your partition table (part of the MBR) and the whole disk will have to be wiped to get it straight, but again, not enough info to tell at this point.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 10:19    Post subject: Re: strange partition behaviour  

Don't know if it's Murga-linux or my wonderful satellite ISP but I wound up with a double post, sorry!
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 12:23    Post subject:  

Bootflash

Bigpup brought this to Barry's attention and got a fix. Here it is. It is only useful or necessary for people using Bootflash to install to a usb stick.

Info -> http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02740
bootflash-20120310.pet
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 13:29    Post subject: Re: strange partition behaviour  

kevin bowers wrote:
otropogo wrote:
Today I removed two partitions from one drive of my Puppy system. They were named sda1 and sda5, originally from a Windows partitioning system.

The job was done via a PartedMagic bootable disk, since the Gparted in Lupu 5.2.8 refused to load when I selected hdd sda.

When I rebooted with lupu, I was surprised to see the icons for sda 1 and sda5 still on the desktop, and even more so when clicking on them caused the mounted flag to appear, without registering any error message.

Neither partition is shown in the pmount window, but then, neither has sda3 been renamed.

To reduce the confusion, I finally moved the icons for sda1 and sda5 to trash, although the warning that something was linked to them and would be trashed as well gave me a bit of pause.

Should I leave things as they are or rename sda3 to something more meaningful? Or is there a reason I should return the two partition icons to the desktop?


More info please! Where is lupu installed, sda3? Or did you boot from CD? What does Partview report? Or Pdisk? If Gparted has problems with the drive I'd begin to suspect a bad MBR, but remember it can take a long time to scan partitions when loading. First guess is that too many partition utilities have been fooling with your partition table (part of the MBR) and the whole disk will have to be wiped to get it straight, but again, not enough info to tell at this point.


1. I run lupu from a LiveCD, with the lupusave file generally on the "b" hdd (which then is automounted as sdb2/home).

2. Pdisk /fdisk reports:

Quote:
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 30401...this is larger than 1024...and could cause problems with:
1)software that runs at boot time
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs


Pdisk/cfdisk reports:

Quote:
FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends in the final partial cylind


Partview reports only one partition for the 0 drive - "sda3"

Gparted (in lupu) does nothing when called from the start menu. This is the case whether asking it to review sda or sdb.

3. When booting from the Utilex rescue disk and running PartedMagic, both drives are scanned, no errors reported. And I was able to "successfully" delete two partitions, create a new ntfs partition, and increase the size of the remaining one "sda3" without apparent loss of data or other issues.

However, when I tried to install Win2K to the new ntfs partition at the beginning of hdd0/sda, it reported that the partition was "unformatted or damaged". More disturbingly, it also reported all of the fat32 partitions on both hard drives with the same words, and refuses to proceed with the installation unless I allow both drives to be fdisked....

(actually, when both drives are powered up, and I try to install to hdd0/sda, it demands permission to fdisk drive "D:" , its name for partition sdb2. When I remove sda, and try to install to unallocated space in sdb, it demands to fdisk drive "C:". The issue is complicated by the fact that it seems to be confused by the two drives, which are the same model, when both are present, listing both of them as primary drive 0 on Channel 0, IIRC. I'm not keen on experimenting with my data at stake, so this plan is on hold for now)

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 14:10    Post subject: Phantom Partitions  

Hi otropogo,

If I recall correctly, I ran into something like that when I restructured my hard-drives. It may be caused by your SaveFile preserving images reflecting the settings you made before the change. Try Menu>Desktop>Desktop Drive icons manager, Uncheck "Tick box for drive icons on the desktop." Click OK. A reboot may be necessary. Then go back and check the box again so that it will show the icons.

Or I can be mis-recollecting, the result of wishful thinking.

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Mar 2012, 15:26    Post subject: Re: Phantom Partitions  

mikeslr wrote:
Hi otropogo,

If I recall correctly, I ran into something like that when I restructured my hard-drives. It may be caused by your SaveFile preserving images reflecting the settings you made before the change. Try Menu>Desktop>Desktop Drive icons manager, Uncheck "Tick box for drive icons on the desktop." Click OK. A reboot may be necessary. Then go back and check the box again so that it will show the icons.

Or I can be mis-recollecting, the result of wishful thinking.

mikesLr



Hi mikesLr

Yes, that works. Thanks.

No reboot necessary, only restarting X twice. Once after unchecking the idividual icons box, to remove the individual partition icons, leaving only a single one named "drive", and a second after ticking the box for individual icons.

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