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Puppy 4.3 Final -- bug reports and suggestions
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Sep 2009, 19:48    Post subject:  Puppy 4.3 Final -- bug reports and suggestions  

I have started this thread as a placeholder, as I have put a link to it in the 4.3 release notes.

EDIT 20090917: NOW OPEN FOR POSTING!
SEE RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT FURTHER DOWN


I will be monitoring this thread and will attempt to fix bugs as they come up, as will the other developer guys, and Puppy 4.3.1 will be a bug-fix release.

Note, I will be taking a couple of weeks off starting from 20th September, but will keep working on Puppy at a slower pace. I will probably only have Internet access every few days, so don't expect immediate response from me.

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep 2009, 16:55    Post subject:  

Initial bug reports
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=342085#342085
(that thread is now locked) all further reports and bugs here please

I am using the 2.6.30.5 kernel, configured for SMP (multiprocessor) systems. Seamonkey OK and full screen Flash in BBC Iplayer

Now gonna read help file, which seem extensive
with many links

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep 2009, 18:44    Post subject: 430 standard 2.6.30.5 - significant problems (resolved)
Subject description: Note: Barry has addressed this problem.
 

Update: pup-430small runs very well. No issues observed.

430 standard 2.6.30.5 appears to be experiencing rather serious problems related to module loading. Results vary from boot-to-boot. I captured /var/log/messages on one occasion in which neither network or audio setup worked - at one point the Connection wizard would not even run. See attached.

Again, the small cut of 430 is running with no apparent problems.

Note: all checksums verified and burns repeated on several media.
430std_var_log_messages.txt.gz
Description  Contents of /var/log/messages following problematic boot of Puppy-430 2.6.30.5 (standard) in which neither network or sound could be configured.
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Filename  430std_var_log_messages.txt.gz 
Filesize  4.54 KB 
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep 2009, 21:09    Post subject:  

Okay, everything has uploaded. Here is a copy of my blog announcement:

Puppy Linux version 4.3 released

Please note that the files have not yet fully propagated from ibiblio.org to the mirrors. For example, I just now checked 'nluug.nl' and it has an incomplete 'pup-430.iso' file. So, for now only download from ibiblio:

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

Announcement and release notes:

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

There are a selection of live-CD ISO files and support files to choose from. Please read this page before going to the download page:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/puppy-4.3/readme-files.htm

Main download page, has links to ibiblio.org and download mirrors:

http://puppylinux.com/download/index.html

A thread has been created on the Puppy Linux forum for bug reports and suggestions:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46594

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Sep 2009, 21:11    Post subject:  

Quote:
Note that I will amend this post as I learn more about this.

Booting "the" 430 iso (assembled from parts w/ valid checksum) from CD, all went well - in no way different than 425. My NIC was detected and worked. I then created a pup_save and rebooted. 430 came up without problems BUT did not find my onboard NIC, (a Realtek RLT-8139 per 425). I suspect this may have something to do with the last-minute network mods but cannot substantiate this.

Booting 430 with pfix=ram, I do not see this problem.




please check my solution because this mb also use realtek nic.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=46504

if it work then it's the card's bug btw not puppy's.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 01:19    Post subject:  

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430 standard 2.6.30.5 appears to be experiencing rather serious problems related to module loading. Results vary from boot-to-boot.


m m m . . . this morning turned on and the standard 2.6.30.5 in updated and fresh install was not recognizing my internet connection (both had been set up) Even more worrying when I tried to re-connect, it told me no connect was available and wanted to load modules.
Going right back to reboot and 'puppy pfix=ram' and starting a new Puppy install and I was able to start a new connection

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 01:31    Post subject:  

Did a full install of Puppy 430 (2.6.30.5) to my P3 test box several hours ago and no real problems yet.

Already installed FF 3.5 ( upgraded to 3.5.3) w/ Flash 10 and Ttuuxxx's Alsaplayer/Streamtuner pet.....everything working as expected.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 02:15    Post subject:  

Gateway 4P-HT laptop 481M ram 512M swap Intel video and sound, wireless OK (b43), touch pad /w scroll OK
Frugal Install smp 1G save file, multi-boot XP, F11, and 421 frugal (on different partitions)

No Sound - ran "Setup ALSA Sound" - FILLED save file! Crashed. (no room left) Rebooted. Save file was corrupted and crashed with kernel panic.
Rebooted pfix=ram, deleted save file, created new one (1G) tried again. Started filling up save file again and Ctl-c before it crashed, Rebooted and save file still only has 444M free out of 1G.
Still no sound.

Couldn't mount a share using NFS. (didn't work in 421 either, might be my fault)

Does 430 use Ubuntu/Debian packages? Is there an easy way to install them? (using PPM?) I seem to remember this option from an early Alpha. (I didn't have a chance to test the beta's)

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 02:30    Post subject: bugz
Subject description: bugz
 

First, the art is great. Simple, easy on the eyes. SUPER fast apps(fastest ever!) i never even got to let my mouse button unclick!


network wizard fails to find anything(nic or wireless intel 3945ABG), never had that happen before.
From cd, xorg wizard works; From USB xorgwizard fails?

woof: slack build script 2 errors
hack-install.sh gives errors for glic-2.7-i486-17.pet

Processing glibc_dev
processing glibc-2.7-i486-17.tgz
./hack-install.sh: line 82: chroot: command not found
./hack-install.sh: line 192: cd: bin: No such file or directory
./hack-install.sh: line 193: cd: bin: No such file or directory
Processing glibc
processing glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-17.tgz
processing glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-17.tgz
Postprocessing with packages-templates/glibc
./hack-install.sh: line 2: ldconfig: command not found
./hack-install.sh: line 12: chroot: command not found
./hack-install.sh: line 20: chroot: command not found

woof:debian build script 0
faac0 and faac0-dev not found
and drm-intel1 and drm-noveau1 not found
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 05:32    Post subject:  

As I reported for 4.25 already, I get no chance to enter boot options when booting from USB flash disk. (In 4.21, I do get the chance.)
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 07:07    Post subject:  

ALSA Wizard crash. Yes, I'm going to re-upload 'pup-430.iso' tonight.

That was a curved ball, most unexpected. See my blog post:

http://puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=01097

But, if you already have pup-430.iso, no problem, just delete the '537' modules in /lib/modules/2.6.30.5/intelmodem

It does not affect pup-430-small.iso, as that does not have the big modem drivers.

Nor does the bug affect 4.3 built with the 2.6.25.16 and 2.6.21.7 kernels.

It amazes me sometimes. I think, I'll just do this one little thing, won't break anything. I did a few small things before the final, was ultra-careful. Oh well, Murphies Law I guess.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 07:15    Post subject:  

cichlasoma wrote:
As I reported for 4.25 already, I get no chance to enter boot options when booting from USB flash disk. (In 4.21, I do get the chance.)


I never got around to implementing a boot menu for USB Flash install.

You have to edit syslinux.cfg (or extlinux.conf) on the Flash drive.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 07:24    Post subject: Re: bugz
Subject description: bugz
 

mysticmarks wrote:
First, the art is great. Simple, easy on the eyes. SUPER fast apps(fastest ever!) i never even got to let my mouse button unclick!


network wizard fails to find anything(nic or wireless intel 3945ABG), never had that happen before.
From cd, xorg wizard works; From USB xorgwizard fails?

woof: slack build script 2 errors
hack-install.sh gives errors for glic-2.7-i486-17.pet

Processing glibc_dev
processing glibc-2.7-i486-17.tgz
./hack-install.sh: line 82: chroot: command not found
./hack-install.sh: line 192: cd: bin: No such file or directory
./hack-install.sh: line 193: cd: bin: No such file or directory
Processing glibc
processing glibc-solibs-2.7-i486-17.tgz
processing glibc-zoneinfo-2.7-noarch-17.tgz
Postprocessing with packages-templates/glibc
./hack-install.sh: line 2: ldconfig: command not found
./hack-install.sh: line 12: chroot: command not found
./hack-install.sh: line 20: chroot: command not found

woof:debian build script 0
faac0 and faac0-dev not found
and drm-intel1 and drm-noveau1 not found


Don't report Woof build issues on this thread.

A note on building from Slackware, Debian, etc., basically you have to work out any problems yourself at this stage. Woof should build a Puppy from PET packages ok, because that's what I have done to create 4.3. The others though, that's up to you.

I will get around to working on building from one of the distros soon, but that is still a few weeks away.

Using Woof is for those proficient with the Linux commandline. And to build from another distro even more so.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 07:28    Post subject: Re: bugz
Subject description: bugz
 

mysticmarks wrote:
From cd, xorg wizard works; From USB xorgwizard fails?


I did a lot of testing. installing to USB, the xorgwizard always worked. I even did a sanity check install to USB Flash after 4.3final, still worked.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 07:37    Post subject:  

Hmmm...

I'm yet to find a usb bug, have it working on my eee on sd card and a usb stick which I've tried on two of my boxes.

Trying the retro-retro (k2.6.21.7) on my p3 and it is working nicely except the xorg is playing up with my nvidia riva card. If I leave the pc unattended for an hour or so the display is garbled somewhat and a series of right clicks (bringing up the menu) is the only way to retrieve it. No big deal, a ctrl-alt-bkspce is quicker but sometimes I need the window I left open. This happens in all woofs I built with the newer xorg. I think the driver will fix it though, Smile

The small iso version (k2.6.30.5) is working great on my k6 400. Smile
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