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Which Puppy should I try next?
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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 09:33    Post subject:  

Haha I have 2 model numbers listed on the bottom. Gateway MA7 and ML6230

I didn't install (which I know can make a difference) but the Dpup Stretch ran pretty good. I just didn't like the programs bar at the top of the screen.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 10:56    Post subject:  

@ SolusUmbra:-

I'd give Slacko 570 a try:-

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-slacko-5.7/

Probably 5.7 would be better, as bigpup says (it's the no-PAE version; you're definitely under the 4 GB 'cut-off' point..!! Laughing Laughing) However, I understand 5.7 was buggy in some areas, so 'straight' 570 might be just as well. Slacko 570 is one of the most stable Puppies I've ever found, and is the one I always turn to when I just want to get stuff done.

(*shrug*)

As for browsers; Fredx181 does a 'portable' version of FF-Quantum:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=112376

....and I do a 'portable' version of PaleMoon:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=115119

Both of these can actually be run from a flash drive, since they're self-contained, along with yr profile and all.

^^^^ Just a suggestion....


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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 11:52    Post subject:  

SolusUmbra wrote:

... but the Dpup Stretch ran pretty good. I just didn't like the programs bar at the top of the screen.
Emphasis supplied.

If I recall correctly, one of the launchers on that panel is a configuration tool which will enable you to reassign it to either the left or right edge, and auto-hide it if not in use. Either it, or JWM Desk from the Main Menu>Desktop, can remove it completely. From JWM Desk, click the "options" tab and uncheck "Accessory" I think.

I agree with Mike Walsh about Slacko 5.7. However, the Mike wasn't able to run Sailor Enceladus' newer version, Slacko 5.7.1, http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=976794#976794 to properly run on his computers. I had no difficulty and would recommend it.
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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 12:15    Post subject:  

Oh I wish I had more then 1 USB stick. Be so much easier to switch programs around. The one Mike suggested did run pretty good, but something seemed off???? Its like when you get a new pair of glasses, something is off from the old even if you can't tell what it is, doesn't make it a bad thing.
Thanks mikeslr I tried messing around to find an option but I really had no clue what I was looking for.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 12:45    Post subject:  

Hi SolusUmbra,

I hadn't booted into dpup-stretch for a couple of months and maybe a couple of updates ago. So I downloaded the latest version AND AM REALLY IMPRESSED.

Here's how to configure the top panel. At the far right there's a launcher. Looks like two overlapping blue flags. When you click it, a JWMDesk window opens. Click the Options Tab. Toward the bottom you'll see the heading "Accessory Tray". Below that is a box named Launch Bar with a check in it. Click the check to "up-check it" so that the box is empty. Click "Apply" just under that section. The Panel will disappear. Then Click Apply at the bottom to set that configuration.

If you want to reassign that Panel, Click the Tray tab in the JWMDesk GUI. At the top of the window you'll see a Green Arrow pointing up and the Heading Attributes Tray-2. The tools to configure it, such as changing it to the Left-Edge and making it vertical are on the right just below that Title.

At the bottom you'll see Tabs with the titles Tray-1 and Tray-2, with Tray-2 having a check mark and being highlighted. Click Tray-1 if you want to make changes to the bottom panel.

What impresses me about dpup is that Menu>System>Pup-SysInfo shows that at bootup, with only that application opened only 123 Mbs of RAM were actually being used. Compared to recent Puppies, that's really very little. I'm not sure Slacko can do better.

Give me a little time and I'll see if changing the kernel to one of rockedge's Real-Time Kernels can reduce RAM use even more. But, I have to go out now.

As you only have one USB-Stick, don't do anything for now. Will post again later today.
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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 12:54    Post subject:  

Wow Thanks for putting in the extra work! I know start up was alittle strange on that one, because it asked me to configure something, I just left it for what it was set for.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 14:25    Post subject:  

Hello Solus Umbra.

In direct answer to your question: may I suggest one of my Pups?

My rendition of DPupStretch-7, which you'll find at the bottom of this list:
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/?dir=musher0/Dpup_Stretch

My xenialPup-706, here:
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/?dir=musher0/xenialPup-706-k41/distro

My older Puduan-6 uses the wmx window manager, giving the Pup an
original look and feel:
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/?dir=musher0/Puduan-6.0_wmx

Or perhaps you would like to join the testing of my slacko7. It's quite
usable, but I feel it still needs some polish.
http://augras.eu/puppy_linux/?dir=musher0/Slacko-700
Fourth from the bottom, nickname : "slackster".

All of the above have their respective threads. Simply click on their
name in blue, and you will be directed to their thread.

I hope one of these Puppies will be suitable for your needs.

Best regards.

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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 14:53    Post subject:  

Thanks for the offer but testing any Linux system other then turning it on and moving the mouse around is over my head. Unless you want to see how badly someone can mess it up. I’ll add the download to my list of ones to try. Can’t hurt to try them when the computer doesn’t have anything special in it. Have to wait until after mikeslr test what they want to as well.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 15:10    Post subject:  

Your choice! I'm not forcing you! BFN.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 17:54    Post subject:  

Quote:
Oh I wish I had more then 1 USB stick. Be so much easier to switch programs around.

If the USB stick is 8GB or bigger you can put multiple Puppy frugal installs on it.
An 8GB one should be able to hold about 8 Puppies.
1GB of space for each one.

Use this program to do it.
YaPI
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107601

Just do frugal installs to the USB stick.
Yapi will install Grub4dos as a boot loader.
(just make sure to select the USB stick as the place to install to. Yapi will start Grub4dos Config with the USB stick already selected.)
When Grub4dos Bootloader Config runs it will make a boot menu entry for anything it finds on the USB stick.
I have a 32GB USB stick with 15 different Puppies on it.

Note:
If you can place the Puppy iso on a different storage device.
The hard drive.
The install to USB stick will go faster.
Having the Puppy iso on the USB stick and installing to the USB stick. Makes it have to copy to ram and then install to the stick. You can not read and write at the same time.
With the iso on the hard drive it is read from one and write to the other. That can be done at the same time.

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YaPI(any iso installer) http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=107601
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Feb 2019, 18:55    Post subject:  

It’s most likely the migraine but this seems supper complicated I need a video
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