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puppyluvr


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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun 2008, 10:15    Post subject: Vista look  

Very Happy Hello tui Very Happy

Yes, just as iscraigh said, hit ctrl/alt/bkspce to drop out of X, then type xwin icewm
When it restarts, the taskbar will be in spanish...dont worry, its just the default.
Click Inicio (start) and go to themes and choose UltraRealVista..(Or one of the
XP themes if you prefer..) then youre good to go..

Thanks for trying this Puppy, and let me know how it goes, I need the feedback!!!

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Tui

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun 2008, 21:56    Post subject:  

Hi Guys,
Yes Guys that trick worked, but if I work from the JWM screen and
move thro' MENU - select Desktop then - LookXP LookXP IceWM nothing
happens ! I had a hope that it would produce the same thing without
going through the commandline actions.


Also what about the MENU -Shutdown/ Change Window Manager (is this for
a change to IceWM ?) Does it only come into action with a full h/d install ?

Cheers

Tui
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun 2008, 23:40    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello Very Happy
@ Tui,
Yes, when JWM the change window manager button does nothing..
Never has on any of my Puppies.
When I installed the XP themes it created the Look XP entry in the
IceWM menu which also does nothing, and which I forgot to edit out. :
oops:
Unfortunately, you must drop out of Xwindows to change Window
Managers..
Thx for trying my Pup.. Very Happy Let me know how it works for you.. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2008, 16:27    Post subject:  

Hello, I tried your Transitions puppy, After I crtl-alt-backspace to restart in icewm I could no longer change the background. Firefox ran ok , Flash worked at youtube, but FF dosen't have the java plugin .I know it has Java installed, I saw the file folder but the plugin didn't work.
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rodrigt

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2008, 18:16    Post subject: Re: Download  

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy
... you can D/L Transitions at:
http://www.puppylinux.ca/members/BuddaPup/ Very Happy


puppyluvr,
Your dad beat me to the punch in wishing for a simple way to transition from Windows to Linux - Thanks!

I'm looking forward to trying Transitions but don't see it at the URL above, the latest file is BrowserDingo.iso (Jun 28, 2008). Is that what I should download?
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PostPosted: Sun 29 Jun 2008, 19:35    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello rodrigt

??? I just clicked the link, (from within your post), and Transitions was there
3rd link from the bottom...???

@ runtt21
Try this one, it wasnt out yet..
http://www.puppylinux.ca/tpp/ttuuxxx/programs/Firefox+JRE+FL/firefox.pet

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2008, 02:01    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
> ... and Transitions was there 3rd link from the bottom...

Embarassed I focused on the top of the Date column and didn't read the bottom of the page - sorry! Embarassed

What a great Transition package you have created for us Windows renegades - Puppy newbies! I'm up and running with Transitions and love it! My initial primary interest is being able to open email attachments without the Windows security nightmare; in particular, for PowerPoint files I'm stuck in Dingo 4 unable to get tonicpoint.pet to work properly, but with (Open Office's) Simpress that worked OK. Here are some comments and a question:

Comments -
-- Transitions presupposes that newcomers already know about downloading .iso, MD5 Checksum, BurnCDCC, etc. Perhaps an intro page with a set of sequential pertinent links would be helpful. (Also for Setup once they manage to boot.)
-- My first (LiveCD) booting attempt got stuck forever (more than a few minutes) trying lo load the ???pup3.??? file onto RAM. Perhaps I didn't wait long enough. I assumed Transitions was getting confused with existing Dingo 4 files on the HD, thus I moved them elsewhere and the next boot went OK.
-- CUPS printing setup didn't work, it invoked Firefox but the page was 'not found'. (This had worked OK for me with Dingo 4.)

Question - Is it possible to uninstall some unneeded applications? E.g. OO' SBase and SMath, also Chat? - Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul 2008, 02:17    Post subject:  

Puppyluvr,

Update - After using Transitions full-time for a couple of days I offer a couple of comments:

-- Must Fix - CUPS Setup is not working. Upon invoking it, what shows up (after the purple page) is the browser with a 'page not found' error message. The reference at www.linuxprinting.org is plagued with 'page not found' links and all this defeats the goal of making it easy for Windows renegades to get going with Transitions.

-- Sure would be nice - Setting up FireFox to automatically open email attachments and including that setup in your next Distro. As a Win renegade, one of the key things that motivated me toward Puppy was being able to open attachments without the Win security nightmare. (And newcomers are not likely to be familiar with setting preferences on the browser and Open Office.)

I look forward to eventually giving copies of your new Distro to my friends. Thanks for your great contribution!
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Jul 2008, 13:54    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello Very Happy

@rodrigt,
Thank you. Very Happy As far as CUPS goes, Ive never really messed with it. Embarassed I do know that if you
try cups.org, they have drivers for a lot of printers, and the links I tried worked. The Purple page
explains what do do with the file after you have downloaded it.
CUPS doesnt have the drivers for either of my Lexmark printers, so I must confess not having
thought of it much when building Transitions. Guess I should have checked that default address
for CUPS .. Embarassed I`ll look around and find the current , correct address for CUPS , and be SURE
to include it next time around!!! I`m lazy, so I just save the doc to a SD card via usb, and print it
from my printer directly .

As far as setting the Browser settings as you mentioned, heres the deal. Cool The last thing I do
before the final remaster, before creating the ISO, is erase all the browser and chat/voip personal
files, out of habit. I learned the hard way, when I gave a CD release to a friend, and he E-mailed
me from my own account!! Embarassed I guess I could leave selected things set, in a future release.

Thanks,
Jay

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jul 2008, 02:03    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy Hello Very Happy
As far as setting the Browser settings as you mentioned, heres the deal. Cool The last thing I do
before the final remaster, before creating the ISO, is erase all the browser and chat/voip personal
files, out of habit. I learned the hard way, when I gave a CD release to a friend, and he E-mailed
me from my own account!! Embarassed I guess I could leave selected things set, in a future release.

Puppyluvr,

Thanks for that cautionary note! As I am planning to share my Puppy build with family and friends the same could have happened to me. I'm familiar with how to erase all history on the browser but would appreciate your insights on how you erase voip stuff (I use Skype). To avoid straying off-topic, if you prefer you could send me a private message - Thank you.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jul 2008, 12:15    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello rodrigt Very Happy

@ I always try to post to the thread when possible, as you never know, someone else
may have the same question.

I use Gizmo rather than Skype. In Gizmo the profile info is in .Gizmo (hidden)in a
folder with your screen name. Just delete it. I assume the same procedure would
apply to Skype as well..

@ Were you able to find the drivers at CUPS.org for your printer??

Thanks....Jay Cool

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2008, 23:19    Post subject:  

Puppyluvr,
Thank you for the opportunity to test Transitions; however, my needs are different and as a novice I need to stumble along toward my own Dingo build. As a Windows renegade my first objective with Puppy is for browsing the Internet and being able to open all email attachments, and forever get away from the security vulnerability and painful slowness of browsing the Internet via Windows. With this in mind Transitions was attractive because of Impress (within Open Office) for opening PowerPoint attachments. However, thanks to Muggins' great help I have now succeeded with tonicpoint.pet for viewing Powerpoint and I really don't need the entire OO suite. My objective is to build my own Dingo strictly as a LiveCD for Internet browsing - as lean as possible.

As a side topic we discussed the need to delete all personal information before sharing one'e Puppy build with others:
puppyluvr wrote:
As far as setting the Browser settings as you mentioned, heres the deal. Cool The last thing I do
before the final remaster, before creating the ISO, is erase all the browser and chat/voip personal
files, out of habit. I learned the hard way, when I gave a CD release to a friend, and he E-mailed
me from my own account!! Embarassed I guess I could leave selected things set, in a future release.

Given Puppy's impressive faster Internet browsing speed my friends and family are now asking me for a copy of my LiveCD. Thus I've started a new thread on removing personal data before sharing a Puppy build - Including your insights regarding Gizmo - Thanks (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=212383#212383)
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2008, 23:36    Post subject:  

Very Happy Now that was a quick "Transition" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jun 2009, 07:21    Post subject:  

Looks very interesting. I'm downloading it now and look forward to trying it (provided the connection speeds up - it's slower than molasses atm).
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jun 2009, 21:41    Post subject:  

Very Happy Colonel Panic,
Great. I hope it serves you well..
Remember, for lower ram machines, the "pfix=noram" option works with this 3.01 Puplet.
GSlapt works well too....Good luck, enjoy, and let me know how it goes.... Very Happy
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