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Puppy 4.3 Beta2 -- bugs and reports
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 04:44    Post_subject:  Puppy 4.3 Beta2 -- bugs and reports  

Now available, download from here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/test/puppy-4.3beta2/

Theme
Still not finalised, though the choice in 4.3beta2 looks ok to my eyes. Very business-like. Using icons by steve_s and background by zigbert.

Kernel
I have built two live-CD iso files only, both with the 2.6.30.5 kernel. One of them has the SCSI drivers.
I am seriously thinking of offering 4.3final with only this kernel -- other people can create builds with older kernels if they wish, and offer them for others to download.
4.3beta2 with 2.6.30.5 has heaps of analog (dialup) modem drivers provided by rerwin (including all the Conexant drivers), which is why it is a bit fat (101MB).

Note, it will please a certain person, this kernel also has the Ham Radio modules.

Image viewer
Surprise -- Fotoxx is gone, replaced by Viewnior. Let me know what you think. Do you think that Viewnior should be the default image viewer instead of PictureViewer?

Text editor
Back with Geany. We still have syntax highlighting for Genie code via the NicoEdit 0.16 basic text editor included in the 4.3beta2 build.

Printing
Would someone like to volunteer to create a hpijs printer package? The reason I ask this is there has been feedback that existing hpijs pet packages do not work in 4.3beta1. Some of you guys who are much more into messing round with printing could do a better job of preparing a hpijs pet package than me.

Release notes
The release notes/announcement page is still there, but I haven't updated it since 4.3beta1:

http://puppylinux.com/download/release-4.3.htm

Known bugs in beta2
1. Nathans Wallpaper Setter broken. The XML for gtkdialog is broken by the absence of fotoxx. The fixed package is 'wallpaper-0.5.4.pet', available from the forum 4.3beta2 feedback thread.
3. Even as I was uploading beta2, zigbert brought out another Pburn (3.0.4) -- grab the latest from here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23881

Planning for 4.3beta3
I intend that this will be the last beta before the final. Some things that need to be done by beta3:

1. Fix upgrading a 'pupsave' from 4.2x.
2. Rerwin's 536/537 modem drivers.
...more...

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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 04:46    Post_subject:  

Here is a fixed Nathan Wallpaper Setter:
wallpaper-0.5.4.pet
Description 
pet

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Filename  wallpaper-0.5.4.pet 
Filesize  9.31 KB 
Downloaded  603 Time(s) 

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Ray MK


Joined: 05 Feb 2008
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 05:56    Post_subject:  

Hi

What to say - fantastic - from a n00b point of view all seems very well.

Running frugal live on ext2 - Xorg on my laptop. 92mb ram, 1Ghz celeron proc. 251mb swap.
Boots fast, runs fast - smashing.
Everything I normally do seems to work.

Next - Wife is using beta1 on her slightly better spec'd Acer laptop - so she is going to luv this - it will fly.

Then - on to my Asus EeePc 701SD to see if the new kernel has the reqd. wifi drivers.

Thank you Barry - absolutely superb.

Very best regards - Ray
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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
Posts: 5722
Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 06:12    Post_subject:  

Another update, on the correct thread this time.

Full install on my P3 test box ..733 mhz 256 mb ram w/1gb swap.

Have installed Firefox 3.5.2 and Opera 10......both with the latest flash(10.0r32).....and both browsers seem stable even on flash-heavy pages. No crashes yet.And I've tried. Smile

This should be a really solid base for the upcoming Puppy 4.30 final release,if we can find some bugs to get rid of.

Thanks for the quick fix for the wallpaper setter too. Smile
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Lobster
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 06:27    Post_subject: cructacean report  

I think the theme is an excellent choice of background and icons that works well together. I will change it but many will be impressed by its initial clean and modern feel.

Quote:
Surprise -- Fotoxx is gone,


Even though it was quirky, I liked fottoxx and used it occasionally. If in the repository, that would be fine. Viewnor seems a better viewer. Yes.

Have been using Nicodit extensively
It is very good. Geany is better (but larger)

Clicking on ALL in the package manager, seems to have frozen it
OK better send and end

Looking good. Many thanks Smile

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Kal

Joined: 05 May 2005
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Location: California, High Desert

PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 06:41    Post_subject:  

So far, just one very minor error, forgot to remarkout the Corner lines in /etc/xdg/templates/_root_.jwmrc for the newer jwm (picky, picky). I think, I really like the default icons, at first not sure.

Very Good so far, Thanks, Kal
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Dpup

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 07:13    Post_subject: Puppy 4.3 Beta2
Sub_title: b43 problem fixed
 

The b43 problem that had been present since version 4.1.2 now fixed !

Thanks, works great on my Acer 3003. The internal wifi works well with both WPA2 TKIP and AES security auto reconnects on boot every time and is solid, audio and video also great.
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 07:25    Post_subject: Re: cructacean report  

Lobster wrote:
Clicking on ALL in the package manager, seems to have frozen it

It takes awhile to process. Wait a bit longer and see if it works.
Perhaps I should put in a progress window.

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darwinev0lved

Joined: 29 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 07:50    Post_subject:  

I like the wallpaper.
Tried it on my eeepc701 and it detected the wifi and screen size fine.
Installed Firefox 3.52 and it started. So glad that bug is gone.
Also tried it on an old Samsung X05. Likewise no problems.

Only odd thing so far Pfind wouldn't find xorg.conf (as a test case) the first time I searched. I don't think it's searching sub-directories by default? When I go to advanced settings, it then finds xorg.conf.
and I'm not sure I like the splitting options into System files, my files etc. unless there is an All files selection too.
Zfind found xorg.conf no problem, so something is a bit wrong with Pfind.

One thing I miss from 4.2.1 (a Puppy I really like - I don't think there's been enough love for this release) was the hard-drive link in the Home directory when you open Rox. I've found that really useful as I normally run Puppy off a usb-stick.

Regards, Jon.
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tlchost

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA

PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 08:46    Post_subject: Alsa Sound  

I downloaded the non-SCSI iso...it does not detect my sound card....

In older versions ALSA 1.0.16 detects
hda-intel 8086:27d8 (rev01)

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Lobster
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 08:49    Post_subject:  

Quote:
Wait a bit longer and see if it works


Wot not Puppy instant response tsk tsk? Laughing
Yep it works. My mistake. Embarassed

something on Kernel 2.6.31 (available soon)
http://www.techworld.com.au/article/317416/kernel_2_6_31_speed_up_linux_desktop

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paulh177


Joined: 22 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 09:11    Post_subject:  

i've been running 430beta1 frugal since it was released, using the subdir method.
this created a pp4asave-430beta1.2fs file ... did i have finger trouble? I can't remember, I thought this was the filename Puppy created automatically.
whatever, beta1 found it no problem

have created a new subdir with 430beta2 and updated my menu.lst and copied across the old save file(s)

beta2 boots fine but ignores the save files and comes up as if it's a new install.

either i'm being dim (likely) or there's an odd problem (possible)

paul

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rhadon


Joined: 27 Mar 2008
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Location: Germany

PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 11:48    Post_subject:  

Beta2 works great!

On EeePC 900, frugal, in subfolder, it works like a charm Very Happy

The problem I had with beta 1 about printing from medit, abiword and gnumeric is solved.

Till now everything I tested works without any problem. I'm impressed!
Also using the save-file from 423 no problem. The only thing was that I had to run AlsaWizard again (very, very annoying Laughing )

@paulh177
Renaming the old save-file to "pupsave.2fs" does the trick.

Rolf

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rerwin


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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 12:07    Post_subject: Corrected Intel536 modem sriver dotpet
Sub_title: Old one had incorrect kernel names
 

1. I am attaching my corrected Intel536 driver, which now works automatically.

2. Regarding the background and icon text: With the dark grey background, the black icon labels are difficult or impossible for me to read. I think they should be white, but don't know how to change them. Is there a user-friendly/easy way to change the desktop text color?

3. tlchost:
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it does not detect my sound card...hda-intel 8086:27d8 (rev01)
This concerns me, because the Linuxant patch to the HDA part of the ALSA driver affects your driver, snd-hda-intel. Puppy should detect that sound card, according to the "modalias" file, so maybe something else is impacting detection.. I will work on this if you can send me a PM with these files attached:
- /tmp/bootsysinit.log
- /tmp/udevtrace.log
- /var/log/messages
Thanks.
Richard
intel-536EP-2.56.76.0-k2.6.30.5.pet
Description  Corrected and tested driver for Intel 536EP modems.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Sep 2009, 12:13    Post_subject:  

double post, sorry

Rolf

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