Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Fri 25 Jul 2014, 19:16
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Derivatives
Lighthouse 64 5.14.2 Beta 4
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 7 of 17 [255 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ..., 15, 16, 17 Next
Author Message
newwobiwilli

Joined: 10 Mar 2012
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jul 2012, 16:24    Post subject:  

it's really great! many thanks for this fantastic system. But now I must buy a new laptop with many, many RAM... so I can put my old Windows in a stable system completly in RAM.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2012, 01:12    Post subject: Love the pup, happy U R ok, got 3 X screens working finaly  

played around with many distros for years Ive settled down with yours for a year now as my main OS for my current DT and my SERVER in the garage for running Virtualbox's

Its just so stinking fast! I love runing Virtualbox on it for any thing else i need.

I got a Torrent server running on the ServerBox I have for all open source files I Like or use. If you wanted Id be happy to host any files you like. people will only get 2Mbps DL from me but files will always have a seeder. I think most people that use Open source stuff seed torrents.

Took me a few hrs to sort out 3 Xscreens running with different backgrounds.

If any one else is having an issue with this its rather EZ to fix
Get your Xorg.conf running so you get a Big white X on the other screen(s)

Goto ./.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/ folder and open up pb_Nolcons xml file
File save as pb_Left or right or center. dont care what you name it as long as its pb_somthinghere that you will remember if you more monitors make a pb file for them too.

Create a bash and save it as a *.sh and put in the startup dir
Here is what I have inside my sh in the startup dir
Code:

#!/bin/sh
DISPLAY=:0.1 openbox &
DISPLAY=:0.1 rox -p=Right
DISPLAY=:0.2 openbox &
DISPLAY=:0.2 rox -p=Left


As you can tell DISPLAY=:0.2 is my Left Monitor as im pointing to the file pb_Left with rox -p=Left

Right is my Right monitor.
The center monitor is not needed. You dont have to declare it.

now restartX

Now you should have backgrounds on the new monitor(s) and be able to L-Click on them and get the openbox menu Smile from here you can change the background to what ever you want.

Also if you want any icons you can drag them over from the other monitor and they will work in most cases. If not find the .desktop file and mod it or make one ETC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Puppyt

Joined: 09 May 2008
Posts: 561
Location: Gatton, Queensland

PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2012, 04:08    Post subject:  

Thanks meeki - that's a great 'how-to' on setting up multiple monitors. Thanks also for your generosity in file hosting - I hope someone takes you up on your offer!
If you wouldn't mind, I'd be very interested in hearing your "nuts'n'bolts" in setting LightHouse64 up as a server - as it has *slowly* dawned on me how feature-packed for server roles TaZoC has made this. I gather you use it for both local- and web-serving? No rush in reply, or going to the hassle of another how-to - just some quick pointers would be fine, whenever suits.
Cheers!

P.S. And I might have opened with "Welcome to the kennels", but I see you have really been well buried in the forums for ages -so "Thanks for your first post" Smile

_________________
Toowoomba Linux Community
http://groups.google.com/group/toowoombalinux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Puppyt

Joined: 09 May 2008
Posts: 561
Location: Gatton, Queensland

PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2012, 04:21    Post subject:  

TaZoC, I have just two requests for you or anyone else who can help out.
I'm trying to track down a timer I can use for keeping track of my consultancy hours - had a quick launch of "pTiming" I found elsewhere on the forums, but it's 32bit and I can't get it to work. Any alternative suggestions would also be appreciated.
Also, I notice in Desktop>Desktop Settings>Removable Drives and Media; that there's a tab for PDA's and some greyed-out functions for using Sync (?) to connect Palm and PocketPC devices. Wonder if you could provide some more info on activating these functions - perhaps I should just do that sort of connectivity using the usual firmware from within Wine?
Thanks

EDIT: Hmm strange my edit yesterday disappeared from here - again, Iguleder has posted an interesting tip getting 32bit packages to work in the 64bit environment http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=641881#641881

Iguleder wrote:
For those of you who have trouble running some 32-bit stuff (especially Skype), here's a neat trick I discovered today.

I wanted to run Skype on my distro and it's 64-bit only, with 32-bit compatibility only in the kernel (e.g no 32-bit libraries) - this is a great solution. I had a weird issue - I couldn't run any graphical application and I solved it too.

In my testing I ran a Slackware 13.37-based, x86_64 distro against Slacko 5.3.4's beta.

Step 1: extract a main SFS of a 32-bit Puppy. Copy your .Xauthority file inside, so graphical applications can connect to your X server.
Code:
unsquashfs /path/to/puppy-4.3.1.sfs
cp ~/.Xauthority squashfs-root/root


Step 2: install your stuff, in my case it's just Skype.
Code:
cd squashfs-root
tar xvf ~/Downloads/skype_staticQT-4.0.8.tar.bz2
cd ..


Step 2: bind its virtual file systems and /dev to your running distro's ones, so it can access your hardware and kernel information.
Code:
mount --bind /dev squashfs-root/dev
mount --bind /proc squashfs-root/proc
mount --bind /sys squashfs-root/sys


Step 3: chroot! pwd is used to make sure chroot worked (the output will be"/")
Code:
chroot squashfs-root
pwd


Now you can do whatever you want inside that 32-bit Puppy, as if you were running it! The fun part is that all 32-bit stuff run in a sandbox so they cannot pollute your system (e.g /lib and /usr/lib) - you don't have to install anything.

The whole thing can be wrapped in a script, by the way, so executing Skype is transparent. Wink

EDIT: amazing. Wrote a script which automates this and now I can issue "skype" as if Skype was natively installed.

_________________
Toowoomba Linux Community
http://groups.google.com/group/toowoombalinux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 02:28    Post subject: .
Subject description: .
 

Warning - Broke Virtualbox install pet removed for sorting issue


Well Id be happy to share some stuff and howto's on it.

Yes I have been lurking on Linux forums for about 4 years. 3 of them on puppy forums. Mostly here at Murga

I enjoy the process of using a search feature and figN out the problem myself.

I will post when I see no answers to a prob I solve and think others might want to know. Save them the trouble.

Hence making puppy tune
http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=259983

AND making .deb's for my car tuning software.
http://www.msextra.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=122&t=46000&sid=0c84e7d7502034f23d084ee7d344c207

EZ to explain how I ended up Puppy. Car + low budget + Linux + HP = Puppy linux

Onto the Light house specific stuff.
I wanted to used Dropbox cloud storage on my Lighthouse Server in the garage. Then Samba a folder to share it on the network. This way every time a take a picture/video on my android phone it can go to the Server. Also I use dropbox to host files/pictures/html/etc so It allows me to do transfers on my network.

Problim: There is no Dropbox pet for Lighthouse64
Solution: Make a PET Razz

dropbox-LH64-1.pet

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/lighthouse/dropbox-LH64-1.4.11.pet

When it installs it puts dropbox.sh in the Startup folder so it will auto rune every time.
If you dont want it to auto start just delete dropbox.sh

It will put a nick icon in the right hand side of the tray when its running.
It will put a menu Icon in the Menu Network Tab

Installing Notes:
The standard Dropbox folder is 2gigs So you may not want this installing under your pup save file. So I suggest you put it in MNT/HOME

When you get to "Chose Setup Type" on the installer Select "Advanced"


On the next screen Select "I want to choose where to put my Dropbox"


Lastly goto mnt/home and then hit open it will make a Dropbox folder for you now outside your save file.


Enjoy.

Next helpful thing I will cover next is seting up your samba.config to share your Dropbox folder.

Ill try to get other howto's up with pets ive made for my Server once or twice a week.

Meeki

Last edited by meeki on Mon 30 Jul 2012, 07:52; edited 4 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 03:11    Post subject: pTiming for LH64  

Yep was not too hard to fix from puppy 32bit to LH64bit

IT now works in Lighthouse64
ptiming-LH64-0
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/lighthouse/ptiming-LH64-0.8.1.pet
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 04:03    Post subject:    

So any one else looking for a pet for Lighthouse that jsut need to be ./configured , or script tweeked like the pTiming PET?

Let me know. Worse case Is i say I cant do it.

Sometimes it cant be done because of libs i cant sort out or find for what package they come from or need etc. I'm sure more skilled guys could fig it out.

I'm working through this issue ATM with a new version of Skype im trying to compile for Light house. I'm sure if I keep peckin at it ill fig it out. I'm tired of using version 2 from the pets
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Puppyt

Joined: 09 May 2008
Posts: 561
Location: Gatton, Queensland

PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 07:50    Post subject:  

That's all brilliant, meeki - thanks very much for the trouble you've taken explaining how to, and compiling, the pet for pTiming - I'll test it out very soon (EDIT: whoo hoo it works great!) And, you read my mind regarding the Dropbox pet!
Most of all, thanks very much for offering to post occasional 'how -to' solutions that newbies (especially - like me) might otherwise dream about but not have the time to run through all the dead-ends/mistakes made to really accomplish something with their recycled hardware projects etc... The car-tuning project of yours is bound to prick up a few ears - I don't recall Puppy reported here on the forums before for such a role, so kudos to you. Good Luck with your Skype project.
Big Cheers Smile

_________________
Toowoomba Linux Community
http://groups.google.com/group/toowoombalinux
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Tue 24 Jul 2012, 23:30    Post subject:  

Skype 4.0.07

Slackware package for slackware64-13.37

Its 2 versions newer than the current one

skype_static-4.0.0.7-x86_64-1sl.txz

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12968946/lighthouse/skype_static-4.0.0.7-x86_64-1sl.txz

Wroks fine for me on LH64
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 05:17    Post subject:  

interesting issue

So I kept having my CPU's max out on me every so offen. my mouse still moved around the screen but no keyboard or mouse clicks worked.

This all started after I enabled mo other 2 monitors.

If i restarted It would load the Desktop just fine right until gkrellm tried to start.

Reinstalled a fresh copy of lighthouse and it still does it.

Solution for now was to set /usr/bin/gkrellm to a -x (non executable)

I miss the little guy ill hut down the issue later.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
pixelblip

Joined: 23 Aug 2008
Posts: 79

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 17:49    Post subject: Wineasio request  

Hello there Lighthouse programmers

I was asking this question in the forum and someone kindly suggested I post here to see if someone can help.

I've just installed Lighthouse 64 and its really impressive. Everything works out of the box! ( I have an AMD 4400 ).

I wanted to use it for music and downloaded the audiosfs for lighthouse 64. It's great but I can't use any of my windows apps with it due to wineasio not being present.

Is there anyway someone might be able to take a look to see if it can be compiled for your next audio sfs release please? I am sure many people would find it useful.

Thanks for your time
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 18:35    Post subject:  

Most slackware64-13.37 builds work just fine in Lighthouse64

If I don't find it via the puppy package manager I head over to
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/

There is a search field in the top right

I found this
http://slackbuilds.org/repository/13.37/audio/wineasio/
"WineASIO provides an ASIO to JACK driver for WINE. ASIO is the most common
Windows low-latency driver, so is commonly used in audio workstation
programs."


Always look for the link to "Download slackbuild"

Alwasy read the readme file. It sounds like it may build on LH64 because its multi lib

"This can't be built on a stock Slackware64 system, since it requires
32-bit Wine. It may (or may not) be possible to build on a 64-bit multilib
system; let me know how it goes."

good luck
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
meeki


Joined: 23 Jul 2012
Posts: 123
Location: Portland OR

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 18:36    Post subject:  

Double post
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
tazoc


Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 1157
Location: Lower Columbia Basin WA US

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 22:42    Post subject: WineASIO  

L64 is not what Slackware64 calls multilib, but mostly pure 64-bit. With multilib you can compile in either architecture, without chrooting. However where S64 uses a 64-bit Wine, L64 uses only 32-bit Wine. Confusing huh?

Anyway, I don't know if that Slackbuild will work, sometimes they need tweaking and require the DevX SFS be installed. Have you tried the audio-all-in-one-amd64-10.sfs from Fatdog64-521? It's loaded with Jack Rack, Rosegarden, sound editors, studios, drum machines, etc.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/fatdog/sfs/500/readme-sfs.html
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/fatdog/sfs/500/

TaZoC

_________________
lhpup.org Lighthouse 64 6.02
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
tazoc


Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 1157
Location: Lower Columbia Basin WA US

PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul 2012, 22:59    Post subject: KrellKam  

meeki,
If you restart GKrellM, try disabling the KrellKam windows, either right-click on the cam -> options -> change Number of Panels to 0...
or just roll your mouse wheel over the webcam !

See if that helps or not.

Also you can disable GKrellM autostart in a file manager by moving /root/Startup/GKrellM into /Startup/DisabledItems.

_________________
lhpup.org Lighthouse 64 6.02
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 7 of 17 [255 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ..., 15, 16, 17 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Derivatives
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.1047s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0070s) ][ GZIP on ]