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Puppy Slacko 5.5 XL
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rufwoof

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PostPosted: Tue 15 Apr 2014, 10:13    Post subject:  

A couple of minutes to download the 628MB ISO.
A few minutes to burn the ISO.
Three minutes to boot to the desktop.

Installed bootup time would be quicker - just reporting my findings (I always boot from CD/DVD).

Looks really nice and clean. Good job. Well done K. You've clearly worked really hard on this project.

Observations :

Openshot - isn't fully functional without inkscape and blender. In my experience you have to be careful which blender you pair with openshot (blender 2.59 seems a good choice). You'll also need either mesa or nvidia drivers to be installed - at least for the animated titles (that use blender) to be able to work.

AbiWord 3.0 is out now - after having fluffed up with 2.9 they've fixed many bugs etc. Combined with gnumeric and locale (dictionaries) those two are a lot quicker than Libre and as such would be nice to have them available as SFS or PET's that could be pulled in - perhaps instead of Libre (i.e. maybe have both abiword/gnumeric OR libre as SFS's that can be added as desired/preferred).

I did hit the black-screen-of-death during bootup that my hardware tends to always hit (ctrl-alt-backspace being required and then run xorgwizard manually to select nv). For anyone who wasn't aware of such issues that could be a problem. The more usual workaround is to include the nouveau.modeset=0 boot option.

Again - well done K.
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ThoriumBlvd


Joined: 04 Oct 2013
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Location: N.E. USA

PostPosted: Fri 23 May 2014, 09:46    Post subject:  

I would like to report that hp LaserJet Pro p1102w is up and working using Slacko-5.5XL. One needs foo2xxx-2014-04-26,and the udev patch for foo2. In the forum Hardware ---> Printers ---> Sticky.

I got this up and running after a few stumbles. One being to scroll down the driver list for the foo2 version. I thought the first on list was OK... it is not OK. The other is to select the Printer name without the HPLIP in it.

The Printer Wizard (if on-line) gets one to the right places if you need help or not.

EDITED FOR CORRECT NEEDS

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rcrsn51


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Location: Stratford, Ontario

PostPosted: Fri 23 May 2014, 10:05    Post subject:  

ThoriumBlvd wrote:
I would like to report that hp LaserJet Pro p1102w is up and working using Slacko-5.5XL. One needs hpliplite, foo2xxx-2014-04-26, the udev patch for foo2,and the snmp15 pets. In the forum Hardware ---> Printers ---> Sticky.

No. All you need is foo2xxx.
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ThoriumBlvd


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Location: N.E. USA

PostPosted: Mon 14 Jul 2014, 03:23    Post subject:
Subject description: Zoom 5790 Modem/Router
 

Been having Internet prob.s recently. My system (Zoom 5590 Eth/WiFi M/R) was getting old and noisy after about 6 years in service.

basically a wear-down of Signal/Noise from typical 12db to 6db.
New modem Zoom 5790 was cheaper and power-frugal.

This new modem/router works well in Puppy Slacko 5.5 XL, but manual install and config. One can use the auto-setup once connected with ISP name//pass.

So, Zoom 5790 works well here (and I presume most other distros in the litter.

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ThoriumBlvd


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Sep 2014, 01:31    Post subject: puppy slacko on eee-700 series
Subject description: working OK
 

I can report that I have puppy-slacko 5.5XL up and running on an ASUS Eee model 702 (eeepc 8G). It can in fact operate on the 701, also tested. Not sure about the smallest 700-surf (2Gb SSD), and untested. One might do better using SoftOffice-freeoffice, rather than LO4.x.

I let puppy drop out of X and used xorgwizard. NOTE: this is a different version than in slack57-23ff.
I set the screen horizontal manually (use option Z) at 30.0 to 40.0
vertical to 59.0 to 73.0
Driver came back Intel (OK)
Mouse was tested OK
xwin after finished.

For me PuppyPin placed the icons the way I wanted, and the default screeny stretched (shrank in this case) properly.

Typing this from the 702 model... Nice to have something familiar again.
Its very transparent to the "Old eee w/Xandros" w/o the Xandros Cool

Many thanks again for 5.5XL.

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ThoriumBlvd


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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2014, 08:33    Post subject: Bash security update  

A reminder and notice that the Bash Update 4.3.30-1 works on puppy slacko-55XL. I have tested it with "not vunerable" for all tests. Location of the pet is http://smokey01.com/carolina/pet_packages-carolina/bash-4.3.30-1.pet

Download to root and install. To check the function use the following
Code:
curl --insecure https://shellshocker.net/shellshock_test.sh | bash

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