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PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.4-puppex
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exton


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 13:36    Post subject:  PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.4-puppex
Subject description: A simple remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0
 

EDIT 141124
Today I have uploaded a new version of PuppEX Tahr. It uses kernel 3.17.4-puppex. Kernel 3.17.4 was released 141121.

EDIT 141116
Today I have uploaded a new version of PuppEX Tahr. It uses kernel 3.17.3-puppex. Kernel 3.17.3 was released 141114.

PuppEX Tahr 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0, released on October 28, 2014. Kernel 3.17.4-puppex is used. Kernel 3.17.4 is the latest available stable kernel from Kernel.org as of 141124. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Tahr Desktop. I have added PCManFM and LXTerminal. They are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 421 MB, which is due to me including also NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.58, Adobe Flash, Gimp and compiling tools. Puppy Tahr original is of only 199 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems. (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM).

Compatible with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
The beauty of Puppy Tahr 6.0 is that programs that are available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Tahr (and thus also in PuppEX).

MOST IMPORTANT CHANGES
I’ve changed kernel from 3.14.20 to 3.17.4 and installed NVIDIA Graphics driver 340.58. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is “modern” enough.

See a screenshot of the Desktop

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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 14:01    Post subject:  

Downloading.Will test a bit later today.
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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 19:00    Post subject:  

Tried first on some older hardware and didn't have much luck. Moved on now to newer hardware and appears to be working well.

Code:
sh-4.3# report-video
VIDEO REPORT: tahrpup, version 6.0

Chip description:
VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750] (rev a2)

Requested by /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
  Resolution (widthxheight, in pixels): 1024x768x16
  Depth (bits, or planes):              24
  Modules requested to be loaded:       dbe

Probing Xorg startup log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log):
  Driver loaded (and currently in use): nvidia
  Loaded modules: dbe dri2 extmod fb glx kbd mouse ramdac wfb

Actual rendering on monitor:
  Resolution:  1920x1080 pixels (513x292 millimeters)
  Depth:       24 planes

...the above also recorded in /tmp/report-video


Code:
sh-4.3# glxgears
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh.  The framerate should be
approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
303 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.518 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.999 FPS
300 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.000 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.000 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.002 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.001 FPS


Code:
-Computer-
Processor      : 8x AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor
Memory      : 3024MB (305MB used)
Machine Type      : Physical machine
Operating System      : tahrpup - 6.0
User Name      : root (root)
Date/Time      : Wed 12 Nov 2014 04:56:44 PM CST
-Display-
Resolution      : 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer      : GeForce GTX 750/PCIe/SSE2
X11 Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
-Audio Devices-
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
Audio Adapter      : HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
Audio Adapter      : PC-Speaker - pcsp


Code:
-Display-
Resolution      : 1920x1080 pixels
Vendor      : The X.Org Foundation
Version      : 1.15.1
-Monitors-
Monitor 0      : 1920x1080 pixels
-OpenGL-
Vendor      : NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer      : GeForce GTX 750/PCIe/SSE2
Version      : 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.58
Direct Rendering      : Yes
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Nov 2014, 19:13    Post subject:  

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exton


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2014, 02:29    Post subject: Testing Puppy Tahr  

Thanks for testing!
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Keef


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PostPosted: Thu 13 Nov 2014, 18:05    Post subject:  

Did a manual frugal install to the HD of a 2ghz HP laptop (nc6120) with 1.25 gig of RAM.
Runs nicely, no problems so far.
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exton


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PostPosted: Fri 14 Nov 2014, 05:32    Post subject:  

Keef wrote:
Did a manual frugal install to the HD of a 2ghz HP laptop (nc6120) with 1.25 gig of RAM.
Runs nicely, no problems so far.


Yes, I always test my Puppy remasters on different computers. "Frugal" and "full" installations. That goes for my other remasters too. I.e. I test them before I release them.
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Nov 2014, 15:24    Post subject:  

I knew about your other stuff, and have checked out your website from time to time.
One oddity with PuppEX Tahr. I was looking at the desktop wallpapers, and after trying a different one, the original just disappeared. No longer exists in /usr/share/backgrounds. Hardly a major bug, but strange all the same.
This might be very subjective, but this version does seem slightly snappier than standard Puppy Tahr, which I have been using regularly since it came out. Urxvt opens instantly for instance, but there is a lag on the official Tahr.
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yerc1

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2014, 01:38    Post subject: Re: PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.2-puppex
Subject description: A simple remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0
 

exton wrote:
PuppEX Tahr 32bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0, released on October 28, 2014. Kernel 3.17.2-puppex is used. Kernel 3.17.2 is the latest available stable kernel from Kernel.org as of 141112. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Tahr Desktop.


Tested this on Toshiba Chromebook CB30 model.

synclient produces this error message:
Couldn't find synaptics properties. No synaptics driver loaded?

So yes, the touchpad doesn't work.

I believe support for the Toshiba Chromebook touchpad has been added to the kernel starting with version 3.17. Link https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1296534

The touchpad works in both Fatdog64-700 beta2 and Bodhi Linux 3 RC1 running kernel 3.17.

Is there anything I can try to get the touchpad working with PuppEX?
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2014, 06:14    Post subject: Re: PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.2-puppex
Subject description: A simple remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0
 

yerc1 wrote:
I believe support for the Toshiba Chromebook touchpad has been added to the kernel starting with version 3.17. Link https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1296534

The touchpad works in both Fatdog64-700 beta2 and Bodhi Linux 3 RC1 running kernel 3.17.

Is there anything I can try to get the touchpad working with PuppEX?


I don't think I can help you. PuppEX Tahr works without problems on my five computers. I think one has to accept that not every linuxsystem/kernel is compatible with every computer and all kind of hardware. (EDIT a little later: I must have "forgot" to include support for the Toshiba Chromebook touchpad when I compiled the kernel. I will try to remember it next time...).

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2014, 06:28    Post subject:  

Keef wrote:
One oddity with PuppEX Tahr. I was looking at the desktop wallpapers, and after trying a different one, the original just disappeared. No longer exists in /usr/share/backgrounds. Hardly a major bug, but strange all the same.


I don't know why that is, but I've found that the best way to change Desktop wallpaper is to replace /usr/share/backgrounds/default.png with another picture called default.png. Then restart X.
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Nov 2014, 18:35    Post subject: Re: PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.2-puppex
Subject description: A simple remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0
 

exton wrote:
I must have "forgot" to include support for the Toshiba Chromebook touchpad when I compiled the kernel. I will try to remember it next time...).


No worries.
Tahr 6 has nice improvements over earlier official releases and it has an LTS base too.
Do you plan of updating this remaster in the future?
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Nov 2014, 04:32    Post subject: Re: PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.2-puppex
Subject description: A simple remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0
 

yerc1 wrote:

Do you plan of updating this remaster in the future?


Yes, today. Kernel 3.17.3 was released 141114. I will include support for your Toshiba Chromebook touchpad...
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Nov 2014, 12:42    Post subject: Version 141116 of PuppEX Tahr  

Today I have uploaded a new version of PuppEX Tahr. It uses kernel 3.17.3-puppex. Kernel 3.17.3 was released 141114.

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PostPosted: Mon 17 Nov 2014, 04:42    Post subject: Re: PuppEX Tahr Linux Live CD with kernel 3.17.2-puppex
Subject description: A simple remaster of Puppy Linux Tahr 6.0
 

exton wrote:
yerc1 wrote:

Do you plan of updating this remaster in the future?

Yes, today. Kernel 3.17.3 was released 141114.

That was quick.

exton wrote:
I will include support for your Toshiba Chromebook touchpad...

Will include? Or already included in this update?
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