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grump


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Location: Melbourne, Oz

PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 19:56    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
@grump: Are you typing a space after the comma in the above commands? If so, you will still be asked for a password.

I have just been having another fiddle - trying to pipe the output to a file to post here.

Code:
#!/bin/bash
mount.cifs //192.168.1.101/DadE /mnt/network/STUDY/DadE -o username=guest,guest

I first run the mount.cifs line directly in the console - it worked and DID NOT WANT A PASSWORD!
I umounted.cif'd, then somehow accidentally clicked the .sh containing the above code in the ROX window, and to my surprise and delight X did not freeze, and the share was mounted. I umounted and clicked again - success once more.

I don't know what I did different, but now it seems to be ok.

I don't think I put a space after the comma, but maybe I did.

Thanks again - happy pup walker here.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 21:40    Post subject:  

01micko,

Dell computer that needs Nvidia 173XXX driver.
Running Slacko 5.29.5 as live CD with save to CD.
Using Slickpet->drivers->click here to check your graphics card.
Recommended Nvidia 173.14.28 driver.
Selected Nvidia button
Downloaded driver, installed, xorgwizard probe, and restart X server using Nvidia driver.
This driver now works in latest Slacko.

Note:
It said it was downloading 173.14.28 driver, PPM says 173.14.28 driver installed, but in Nvidia X server settings it says it is 173.14.30
Anyway, it works.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 21:54    Post subject:  

Slacko 5.29.5
Frugal install to USB flash drive

On first shutdown, at save option window, selected save to sdb1 (the flash drive).
On reboot did not have save file on drive , but some of the directories.
Is this what should happen?
Things did not seem to work right after that.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Oct 2011, 22:11    Post subject:  

Quote:
On first shutdown, at save option window, selected save to sdb1 (the flash drive).
On reboot did not have save file on drive , but some of the directories.
Is this what should happen?


Yes.. because that saves to the entire partition so the drive becomes "/". If you choose save to file then it works like a normal frugal, my preferred method which works on the wife's macbook.

What didn't work right? Can you elaborate?

BTW, it's normal that not all dirs are there, only ones that you have actually written to (as in install pets etc) get saved. It then becomes the top layer in the layered filesystem.

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Sage

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 02:07    Post subject:  

Quote:
I have not compiled the 173xxx .....

I will not compile the nvidia-96xxx version...


Again the question. What do you support?


Puppy was/is designed for OLD kit. Slackware has always prided itself on compatibility with older kit.

mick, you're a fine, hard-working, generous guy, but don't lose sight of prime objectives! Tell the spoilt brats with their Tb memory, PAE kernels to push off! Your magnum opus would do well if it runs on anything with an Athlon label, and maybe even a few K6-II/III in the hands of the keenest experimentalists.
If you feel the urge to push your obvious talents into the modern idiom, why not start work of porting a new-pup onto the new ARM A-7 announced this week:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15372756
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charlie6


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 02:10    Post subject: truncated display of A4 pdf or ps documents  

Hi all,
The current /usr/bin/gv displays truncated A4 pdf or ps documents.
Letter sized are correct displayed.
Problem arises when printing: the print is truncated as well ...! Shocked

To get A4 files fully displayed, just edit /usr/bin/gv as:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

#Panzerkopf: Using a temporary file instead of pipe.

[ ! $1 ] && exit

ps2pdf  -sPAPERSIZE=a4 "$@" /tmp/$$.pdf
epdfview /tmp/$$.pdf
rm -f /tmp/$$.pdf


just add -sPAPERSIZE=a4 at line 7 as shown.

Cheers, Charlie
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8-bit


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
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Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 02:43    Post subject:  

01micko,
Will release candidate 2 made with the new woof, have a fix for the Save button on the desktop that brings up the splash message of "Saving Ram to...." that never seems to disappear unless it is clicked on.

Also, I tried something new.
Using Properties, I removed all Write properties for my slacksave.3fs file as I was curious what would happen.
I then created a test file and that file was retained in memory.
After a reboot, the test file was still there and the write privileges to the slackosave file were still the same with no write boxes checked.

My test PC for Slacko RC booting a USB install is a 10 year old Toshiba Satellite 1.8mhz intel, 512 megs ram, 512meg swap partition, on a 4gig flash drive formatted to ext3.
I formatted it as ext3 only because I was unsure if I could create a swap partition if the main partition was formatted to fat32.

Anyway, I am looking forward to Friday to check out RC2.
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 03:51    Post subject:  

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Hi All

@soundNICK try the standalone VLC 1.1.11 here, it was compiled in slacko and has none of the codecs stripped at all.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=571072#571072

hope this helps

Don


I was trying to play an mkv file
Slacko default . . . the audio was out of synch, no matter what settings I tried
So I tried VLC
the image quality and the synch was better better but the image broke up (pixelated) and stopped every few seconds and then resumed.
As a last resort I booted up into Pinguy OS which also uses VLC and was able to watch the file (after some setting changes) as intended . . .
Just reporting this. A good test file for me now Smile

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Stripe

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Location: In a field. England

PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 04:15    Post subject:  

Hi all

@ Lobster, can I please have a link for that mkv file, so I can use it for testing as well

@bigpup with it being saved to a flash drive it will be running in a different pupmode, (pupmode=13 I think) and I dont think it will recognize the files saved like that on a flash drive, only a normal frugal install.
I know a frugal install to a normal hard drive is pupmode=12,

pupmode=13 only saves when the save button is clicked or the session is ended, (normal for a frugal install on a flash drive)

pupmode=12 saves automatically (on the fly) as you make changes (normal for a frugal install on a hard drive)

hope this makes sense

cheers

don

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tasmod


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 05:21    Post subject:  

Psync improved slightly. Hopefully a server text change will not now screw up the final report window.
Also added DST change dates to display.

Psync 2.6 is available in the additional Software/system section.

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mavrothal


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 05:30    Post subject: Saving RAM to pup_save file  

Booting from a CD and saving in a savefile in a VFAT or ext3 formatted USB stick (PUPMODE=13) works OK but the "Saving RAM to 'pup_save' file..." remains there for ever (as mentioned before).
The problem I think is in the pup_event_frontend_d lines 527-536 where yaf-splash is called in a sub-shell and "YAFPID=$!".
If I read the bash manual correctly, it says
Quote:
$ Expands to the process id of the shell. In a () subshell, it expands to the process id of the invoking shell, not the subshell.

I do not know what the "kill $YAFPID" command actually kills, but yaf-splash is running and saving works OK.

Latter: On further review however, looks like that pup_event code has not been changed in that bit for some time, and I know it does work fine in other puppies in a similar setting Confused but in slacko it sure fails to kill yaf-splash

Latter-latter: indeed is not the scripting. Replacing "YAFPID=$!" with "YAFPID=`pidof yaf-splash`" still fails to kill the splash message and adding some echo commands can be seen that the yaf-splash PID echoed from pup_event_frontend_d is not the one that "ps | grep yaf-splash" detects.
Maybe something with yaf-splash/gtkdialog end then?...

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 06:26    Post subject:  

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@ Lobster, can I please have a link for that mkv file, so I can use it for testing as well


I am too embarrassed to publicly provide a link to my stash of prawn porn. Cover your goldfishes eyes. Sent as PM. Embarassed

. . . Meanwhile got my Slacko powered virtual shrine going to meditate on my sins against sardines.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=574702#574702
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Stripe

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 07:48    Post subject:  

Hi all

thanks lob will see if I can make a better version (I think vlc 1.1.12 is out)

cheers

don
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 08:18    Post subject:  

01micko wrote:
Quote:
On first shutdown, at save option window, selected save to sdb1 (the flash drive).
On reboot did not have save file on drive , but some of the directories.
Is this what should happen?


Yes.. because that saves to the entire partition so the drive becomes "/". If you choose save to file then it works like a normal frugal, my preferred method which works on the wife's macbook.

What didn't work right? Can you elaborate?

BTW, it's normal that not all dirs are there, only ones that you have actually written to (as in install pets etc) get saved. It then becomes the top layer in the layered filesystem.

I stopped using it by saving that way, but will do another install and see what happens.
One thing that happened was nothing in menu->shutdown would work.

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Oct 2011, 08:19    Post subject:  

Mick,

Check this video. Would you be interested for Slacko.

Bootsplash

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