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ThoriumBlvd


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PostPosted: Tue 02 Sep 2014, 06:32    Post_subject:  slack57_ff23
Sub_title: Based on 01micko's slacko-5.7-nopae, with FF23
 

I would like to thank 01micko for the basic slacko 5.7, koulaxizis for the slacko-5.5XL, and the firefox 23 pet, vicmz for allowing SoftMaker to be made available in puppy-land, and nooby for his relentless pusuit of things unknown that were made known. And of course Barry, Lobster, and all the rest that keep puppy barking all these years. I do miss nooby, and the eeeuser forum greatly.

This puppy linux is called slack57_ff27, It contains a preconfigured firefox27.0.1, and an update to OpenSSL 1.0.1f --> 1.0.1j. Bash has been updated to 4.3.30-1. The icon-count and menu is minimized, but Menu Manager is available to tweak your desktop. The purpose was to make a "turn-key" approach to a safer browsing experience OOB. Its far from perfect, but a review of the EDIT--> Preferences in firefox will show some of the setup. Looking into the Addons will reveal the installed privacy apps. All one needs to do is download the Office of choice... AbiWord and Gnumeric got pruned to squeeze FF27 in here.

What you need on-hand:
A USB thumbdrive of at least 2Gb (4Gb if Libre Office gets installed) size formatted as ext3. SET THE BOOT FLAG Very Happy
A CD-R: to burn the iso..

The slack57_ff27 iso is available from https://archive.org/details/slack57-ff27 with md5sum available.
The default screeny can be seen here.

If the md5 sum is OK then the iso can be burned.

The CD is then booted.

Do a universal install to the ext3 formatted USB thumbdrive
Then a first shutdown. Recommended is to make the save file 256Mb or larger.
Reboot from the USB.

*** edit *** I noticed an error here. When I did the remaster, my ROX-filer link pointed to a mnt/home file named "Mypdf". I forgot this would be copied. So when rebooting on first use, the ROX-filer icon is missing. Navigate to mnt/home and add a directory Mypdf. Just drag it to the desktop in the missing position. Editing PuppyPin will correctly place it. Once on the desktop and positioned you can rename it./edit

***EDIT-2***. As mentioned later in this thread, there have been major security concerns involving https websites. To mitigate this 8Geee has found several methods to help keep things running smoothly. However, this means FF23 is no longer an acceptable browser. A circular remaster has occured making slacko57-ff27 the new "remaster" of the turn-key version of 01micko's slacko-5.7-non-pae. Potential users should be aware that FF17.0-ESR is no better than the FF23 version originally presented here, and should really be updated to AT LEAST FF27 (There is FF31-ESR that fits the bill as longterm supported version. Rumor says FF34 will be free of the ssl-3.0 flaw.). I am running the new ff27 version and so far so good on 700 and 900 series eee-pc's. Its been a busy Thurs/Friday here.
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If all went well, your new puppy is ready to bark!

Hopefully thats it. I made a CD and thumbdrive from this and it tested OK on an eeepc-900a... in fact I built it on the same.

This posting has been editted to reflect the upgrading of the original ff23 versiion to ff27. The original title remains intact.

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ThoriumBlvd


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Sep 2014, 22:57    Post_subject: delta to Slack57_ff23
Sub_title: A lot has happened here
 

When I first worked on this project, I thought to make a small-office project. I had problems from the start, but found a long-way around.

It turns out that in remastering the iso, that the root/.mozilla file was not being copied to the temp/root file as needed. After 3 unsucessful attempts, I tried comparing the two. Rolling Eyes So I dragged .mozilla into tmp/root. This solved a major obstacle. And it allows the FF configuration to remain intact. I removed AbiWord and Gnumeric, and performed the slacko-update to OpenSSL to 1.0.1j.
A puppy themed screeny is here.

NO Flash
NO Office

added these FireFox27 add-ons
Better Privacy
AdBlock Edge
Redirect Cleaner
FireFTP
YouTube ALL HTML5
***NEW*** SSL Version Control 0.2

Still there were upload headaches... I finally got a good server at ziippyshare to handle it. So the base browser-puppy made it.
I did do a DL of the iso and the md5sum matched.
In thhe folder /root/my-applications/MyFiles are a few more screenies.

Hopefully. I get more noticed for the efforts. Laughing

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Sep 2014, 19:44    Post_subject:  

mirrored here: http://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_slack57_ff23

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Sep 2014, 21:27    Post_subject:  

Thanks ally, all puppies need a good home.
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PostPosted: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 05:55    Post_subject: update for ee 700 series  

slack57-ff27 can run on the eee700 series by lettting X dropout to cursor.
Type in xorgwizard
Select the INTEL driver
Select NOTHING (xorg will find screen/monitor settings and report)
Select Finished
Type in xwin

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 22:01    Post_subject: NO horizontal scrollbar
Sub_title: 800 width screensize
 

After fixing Xorg, some websites do not cooperate with smaller resolutions (screen width).
This is noted by not having a horizontal scrollbar.

This can be fixed in Firefox (27.0.1 here, and reported in FF29 as a bug)
using about:config and typing in dom. The results will have a line listing
dom.disable_window_open_feature.scrollbars
Double-clicking this line will set the feature to TRUE.
Firefox will tthen generate the horizontal scrollbar needed: ignoring the website's scripting.

This can be altered upon first load w/o internet connection.
It will remain after install/1st shutdown.

EDIT: 8Geee's updating already does this in FF-27

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8Geee


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Sep 2014, 05:08    Post_subject: EEE-8G model  

It works on my 8G model. Unfortunately the CPU is crippled on these to 70% of Full CPU frequency. That means youtube is basically for music or still-image videos only. But still, a good surf.

I have a 900A model, and will shortly receive a 1000HA. The 900A does much better on youtube, but one does have to buffer the loading a bit.

The 1000HA goes to a friend that had Vista in a laptop. Well, things are not looking good there, so I'm thinking this OS and NetBook will get him back on his feet again. He might like the 5.5XL for a full experience.

So far so good here on 700 and 900 series. Nice screenies.
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Sep 2014, 00:58    Post_subject: slack57-eee download available  

Up and running very nice on the 1005HAB (ab)used Vista beast. Jeez whadda mess. GParted to blank, installed two 2Gb partitions ext3 and fat32. Puppy in the USB and barking at desktop. Crosses fingers about wifi atl1c Ath 9xxx.

ION... removed unnecessary video dri(vers) (i915, i965, and swrast remain), abiword and spreadsheet so. Added some cache false settings in FF23 using config. Distro remastered and burned for eee use. size down to 152Mbytes from 171+. This remaster on the 1005HAB for testing.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Oct 2014, 14:36    Post_subject:  

If anyone interested, EEE 700/900/1000 series only.
Location is https://archive.org/details/s57-ff27e

updated to reflect POODLE security concerns. FireFox-27 and openssl 1.0.1j are installed.

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Oct 2014, 16:49    Post_subject:  

tried it, looks OK, runs OK but needs foo here for my printer.
Scanning e3ay for 2G-surf models. Maybe FreeOffice pet can go with this. 512M memory might get in the way.

OOPS: foo IS installed no need for the D/L. I forgot this point.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Oct 2014, 08:13    Post_subject: Bash update need  

A reminder to update bash to 4.3.30-1
http://smokey01.com/carolina/pet_packages-carolina/bash-4.3.30-1.pet

This pet works in slacko 5.7 and derivitives.Save the pet in root and install.

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct 2014, 15:39    Post_subject: bash updated version
Sub_title: slack57-e3
 

With thanks to ThoriumBlvd for debugging, an updated "eee-only" version of slack57-ff23 is ready. Two NOTES:

AdBlock Edge should have the "Malware Sites" subscription disabled on certain known-good sites like archive org. For the most part leave it intact.

Captcha needs Redirect Cleaner off when sending, but turn it on again upon success.

https://archive.org/details/s57-ff27e

See posting below... new security flaws need upgrade to browser and openssl.

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Oct 2014, 20:40    Post_subject: security update including firefox updating  

Recently as of this week, there has (finally) been enough security concerns over ssl v. 3.0 to do something about its ease of hackability.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/14/google_drops_ssl_30_poodle_vulnerability/

Due to those concerns, the puppies listed in this thread have now undergone a browser upgrade to Firefox-27, an openssl upgrade to version 1.0.1j, and a small FF27 app has been added to close any remaining requests for the ssl-3.0 flaw. The puppy has firefox in root, with usr/share/firefox files removed. I know this is not an ideal solution but keeps things neat should other browser upgrading be needed. And of course, thats what the privacy apps are about... keeping a low profile.

The links to the previous eee based iso's have all been delta'd to the newer iso. Fair to say that FF23 is NOT a good browser-choice for security purposes as it lacks support for more modern https schemes such as TLS1.1 and 1.2. Firefox-27 can handle these newer schemes.

I cannot speak for ThoriumBlvd on this but it appears an update to the general ff23 version is forthcoming. Since upload, I have also "falsed" some search-engine behavior in FF27. If you are also concerned, open about config using search-term 'search', and have a look around.

https://archive.org/details/s57-ff27e

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Oct 2014, 12:00    Post_subject: slack57-ff23 --> ff27 update  

ThoriumBlvd has asked me too update the ff23 version of his derivative.
After discussions, it was determined that browser changes and replacement are in fact needed. Esentially, this distro is to replace the ff23 version. All of the privacy enhancements found in the s57-ff27e distro have been migrated with the addition of the missing video drivers. A rather simple way to do the ff23 upgrade.

There is an md5sum file available at the D/L site, The size is reported as
175661056 bytes (171544Kb 167.52Mb). As always, its recommended to use a 256Mb save-file as minimum, allowing for changes that are sure to come considering the state of flux existing with bash and openssl these days.

https://archive.org/details/slack57-ff27

The page should be available after 1700GMT (1300 EDT 1000PDT) today.

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PostPosted: Sat 18 Oct 2014, 13:49    Post_subject: ff27 version  

With thanks to 8Geee, this has been accomplished. Very busy around here lately, and he offered help. The previous postings have also been editted to update the discussion to ff27. The links to the original version posted here have been altered to the new version. New folks get the better headstart. For those that have already D/L the original... well I guess things have changed and the browser needs replacement. Oldapps dot com is here to help. Remember to D/L the FF27 LINUX version. Installation in root. Leave the usr/share files intact. Perform a reboot. Note you will have BOTH 23 and 27. Version 27 startup in root using firefox "gear" icon.
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