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What are Puppy's minimum system requirements?
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Béèm


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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 13:59    Post subject:  

obxjerry wrote:
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It is never correct to hijack the thread of another poster to raise an issue of your own.
Seeing your issue, I think it's better to start a new thread.


Thank you, Béèm. I have wondered for some time if I was repeatedly committing a faux pas on this forum. I thought I was on topic and the OP posted only once and that was 4 days ago so posted here. I need to work on my forum etiquette. Please believe me when I tell you I appreciate your heads up. I don't mean to offend.

Thanks again.
It is not always easy to distinguish if an own issue is the same as the OP's one.

But mostly the hardware and software can be quite different, so advise for one won't always work for the other.

Don't consider it as a faux pas (French is spoken in Kentucky?)

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 15:27    Post subject:  

Béèm wrote:
obxjerry wrote:
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It is never correct to hijack the thread of another poster to raise an issue of your own.
Seeing your issue, I think it's better to start a new thread.


Thank you, Béèm. I have wondered for some time if I was repeatedly committing a faux pas on this forum. I thought I was on topic and the OP posted only once and that was 4 days ago so posted here. I need to work on my forum etiquette. Please believe me when I tell you I appreciate your heads up. I don't mean to offend.

Thanks again.
It is not always easy to distinguish if an own issue is the same as the OP's one.

But mostly the hardware and software can be quite different, so advise for one won't always work for the other.

Don't consider it as a faux pas (French is spoken in Kentucky?)


However, the next step for the user is to establish a _stable_ Puppy system... So, the software discussion is not completely out-to-lunch...

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 15:28    Post subject:  

azstew wrote:
Ram is pretty cheap right now, so load up. Puppy with 2 GB flies.
But my next laptop will have 8-12 GB. (Win7 likes RAM, and I need it for work)

In the US RAM is ~$10/GB right now.


I think the older RAM (most likely what the OP has) is still fairly expensive (due to rarity and lack of production).

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[quote="RetroTechGuy]However, the next step for the user is to establish a _stable_ Puppy system... So, the software discussion is not completely out-to-lunch...[/quote]I don't agree.
The discussion of the OP was requirements to run Puppy.

f someone comes in about his problems of his running installation, this has nothing to do with the initial thread.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 16:33    Post subject:  

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But mostly the hardware and software can be quite different, so advise for one won't always work for the other.

Don't consider it as a faux pas (French is spoken in Kentucky?)



The OP never got a firm answer on his question. I've run 421-retro on 366mhz, 160mb ram in less than 500mb on the hard drive for almost a year. I think it runs plenty quick. I posted here because yesterday I installed two Puppys, I thought were designed to run on old machines, on a 800mhz, 160 ram computer and neither ran acceptably, not nearly as fast as 421 on the lesser machine.

I don't know a lot of things. I don't know whether my problem is user error, hardware, software or combination of those. I don't know what the minimum requirements are for any Puppy version. I do know the answer I would have given a couple of days ago is not what I would say today. Today I don't know much of anything. I do know how a newbie feels.

I'm a quarter French. I don't speak French but there are people in KY that do. KY is nothing if not diverse.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 18:49    Post subject:  

Bruce B has replied quite precisely on the question.
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 20:24    Post subject:  

obxjerry wrote:
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I posted here because yesterday I installed two Puppys, I thought were designed to run on old machines, on a 800mhz, 160 ram computer and neither ran acceptably, not nearly as fast as 421 on the lesser machine.

Can you tell us which two?
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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 20:56    Post subject:  

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Can you tell us which two?


Wary 104, Wary 5.0s smaller brother and Classic Pup 2.14x.

I'm doing some things and am more puzzled than ever.

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PostPosted: Wed 05 Jan 2011, 21:51    Post subject: Wierd though...?
Subject description: downloaded libflashplayer and using ppg...
 

related comment i hope??

I downloaded libflashplayer to temp file...
clicked the install icon
got box with package listed in it...
only options under action and archive are extract or add???
Why not an "install" choice??

I mean... what do I do now???
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Jan 2011, 22:53    Post subject: Re: Wierd though...?
Subject description: downloaded libflashplayer and using ppg...
 

Stocky wrote:
related comment i hope??

Tangentially ...... Wink

wrote:
I downloaded libflashplayer to temp file...

What is the full name of the file?

If it's something like .tgz then it's not a puppy package, so it is not automatically placed where puppy will need it. With a .tgz file, you first expand it to its uncompressed form, then move it yourself to the directory where the browser expects to find it.
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan 2011, 02:01    Post subject:  

adobe falsh player..?

.tar.gz

lots o fun here..

Thnx

got no clue
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan 2011, 02:10    Post subject:  

Stocky wrote:
adobe falsh player..?

.tar.gz

lots o fun here..

Thnx

got no clue


http://puppylinux.org/wikka/FlashPlayer

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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan 2011, 17:23    Post subject:  

Thnx for the linkkk


It gives 2 choices(vs)...?

I'm using classic... but... guess i'll just downld the newest version.

CU
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PostPosted: Fri 07 Jan 2011, 17:26    Post subject:  

Says it installed ok...

so i'll reboo and give it a wak.

thnx much agin

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PostPosted: Sat 08 Jan 2011, 06:33    Post subject: Surfs Up!.. workin all right...  

Thanks again...
An hour at youtube started with serious lag on video and audio...
But for some reason smoothed out on audio completely after not too long... but with the video still goin fits and stops...
Before i got a recent gum up I caused with firefox fixed... It ran pretty smoothe...
but realistically... i'm short on ram... 256... older vaio...
no complaint here.. just an observ...
Bless us all....
and what the heck is Russia doing moving the magnetic north line???

Shoot... 5:33 Boston USA time... Gotta go eat some captain crunch!
cuStocky
ps... i don't say it enough.. appreciate the patience.
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