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Low package manager download speeds in Slacko
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fixit


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Location: El Lago, Texas

PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 11:21    Post_subject:  Low package manager download speeds in Slacko  

I am getting low download speeds under Slacko.

I am getting 20Kbps when it should be 100K or better for a cable modem.

Is there a way to speed it up ?

Thanks.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 17 Mar 2013, 11:27    Post_subject:  

You mean with a browser? Which? Do they improve using wget? << If you need to ask- supply a link.
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fixit


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 16:31    Post_subject:  

I am not familiar with wget but I will research it.

Andy
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ally


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 16:33    Post_subject:  

fixit

which browser are you using

is the low speed with the browser?

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fixit


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 19:05    Post_subject:  

The low speed is mostly with the package manager.

I use Firefox.

The PPM can't find some programs, so I have to download them.

Sometimes when they open, they don't offer to install.

Another question.

How can I change which programs are at the bottom left and right ?

Thanks,

Andy
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ally


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 19:25    Post_subject:  

I think the ppm points to ibiblio which can be quite slow

there is a choice of download and install or just download, could this be the cause?

don't understand about bottom left/right so will leave that to others

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fixit


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 21:44    Post_subject:  

I attached a pic.

Sorry, I am no artist. Smile

Andy
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ally


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 22:04    Post_subject:  

change them to what?

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fixit


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 22:08    Post_subject:  

I would like to take some off and replace them.

For ex., I don't need the "show desktop icon."

And on the right side, I don't need the battery indicator, etc.

Andy
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Bligh

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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 22:11    Post_subject:  

ibiblio is slow, about the best thing I can say about it is, it teaches patience and the downloads are usually correct.
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ally


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 22:46    Post_subject:  

hey fixit

from memory right click on the battery monitor to remove, I'm afraid I can't help with the desktop though

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capicoso

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Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 23:25    Post_subject:  

hey

to remove the desktop icon open your file manager, make sure all hiden files are shown, and go to /root and edit as text .jwmrc-tray and comment # or delete this line

Code:
<TrayButton popup="Show Desktop" icon="mini-desktop.xpm">showdesktop</TrayButton>
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fixit


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PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar 2013, 10:59    Post_subject: Tray button not wanting to leave  

I commented out the lines, but programs are still showing up.

How can I get Files to always show hidden files ?

Thanks.

<!-- Additional TrayButton attribute: label -->
<TrayButton label="Menu" icon="logo-mini.png" border="true">root:3</TrayButton>
#<TrayButton popup="Show Desktop" icon="mini-desktop.xpm" border="true">showdesktop</TrayButton>
#<TrayButton popup="Browser" icon="/usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/www24.png" border="true">exec:defaultbrowser</TrayButton>
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar 2013, 11:02    Post_subject: Re: Low package manager download speeds in Slacko  

fixit wrote:
I am getting low download speeds under Slacko.

I am getting 20Kbps when it should be 100K or better for a cable modem.

Is there a way to speed it up ?

Thanks.

Can you try different puppy versions and compare the download speeds between them on the same website ?
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Fri 22 Mar 2013, 11:03    Post_subject:  

fixit wrote:
The low speed is mostly with the package manager.
I use Firefox.
The PPM can't find some programs, so I have to download them.
Sometimes when they open, they don't offer to install.

Can you give examples ?
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