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rufwoof

Joined: 24 Feb 2014
Posts: 308

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
Posts: 127
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.

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rcrsn51


Joined: 05 Sep 2006
Posts: 9066
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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