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PH101-001 - Puppy Help 101
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smokey01


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 16:32    Post subject:  PH101-001 - Puppy Help 101  

I have released Puppy Help 101.

The attached may not be perfect but it should be of significant help to new comers.

I have not used any graphics in an effort to keep the file size down but I have used a lot of Internet links.

I guess it could be described as an interactive tutorial.

The help file installs to /usr/share/doc and it can be executed from Menu Item Documents.

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Description  Puppy Help 101 - Designed for Lupu-525
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playdayz


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 20:07    Post subject:  

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The attached may not be perfect but it should be of significant help to new comers.

Wow Smokey01! Magnificent. Just what was needed. it is almost worth another version of Lucid Wink

For now I am going to post it on LupuNews. Thanks.
http://www.diddywahdiddy.net/LupuNews/
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 20:23    Post subject:  

Smokey01,

I put a link in the beginners section of the forum for this.
Hope it points some newbies to your fine work!
Maybe some not so newbies too.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=69323
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Jun 2011, 23:47    Post subject:  

Smokey01,

In menu->setup->Xorg Video Wizard

You do not give very much info about the programs there.
I put together some info for you to consider adding to this section.

Quote:

Xorg Video Wizard is a collection of programs that allow you to configure the
X Window System.

The X Window System (commonly refered to as Xorg) provides the basic framework,
for building the display environments: drawing and moving windows on the display
and interacting with a mouse and keyboard. X does not mandate the user interface
— individual client programs, known as window managers, handle this.
X Window System settings are in a configuration file called Xorg.conf
This file is found in the Puppy Linux file system at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Xorgwizard
This is the main graphics display configuration program for X Window System (Xorg). It gives you full
configuration control of the X Window System Xorg.conf file.
You can select or change:
Video driver
Screen resolution
Refresh rate

Edit Xorg.conf
This program allows you to manually edit the Xorg.conf file.
Opens the file in a text editor where you can add, delete, or move entries.
Warning do not use this unless you know what changes will do.
You can cause Puppy to not operate.

Xvidtune
This program allows you to manually adjust the width and height of the display screen.
Warning do not use unless you know what changes will do.
It has the ability to overdrive your monitor and cause damage.

Mouse/Keyboard Wizard
This program allows you to make adjustments to mouse and keyboard.
Xorg.conf has generic settings for mouse and keyboard. In most cases it is recommended to leave as-is.

Monitor Gamma Calibration
This program allows you to adjust the monitor color and screen brightness.

Resolution Changer
This program allows you to change monitor screen resolution without having to
exit from X Window System.
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rjbrewer


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 00:49    Post subject:  

The 1st bit of help someone is likely to want is:

How to convert phelp to something that doesn't need horizontal
scrolling!

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 01:30    Post subject:  

rjbrewer,

Your like me. We don't need no stinking directions. Cool
There is a note on the first screen how to use this help that points out about wordrap.
Would be nice if this was default at start.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 01:49    Post subject:  

Smokey01. I made woof build and your PH101 installed nicely. It will be in next Snow Puppy and in my other builds.
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 02:23    Post subject:  

I followed the instructions...
So as to permanently turn on wordwrap.
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PF-flyer

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 16:36    Post subject: add USB flashdr on intro page discussion of a-c-d drives  

On the introduction page
with the part about the conventions regarding
a - floppy
c - hard drive or first partition
d - CD/DVD

would it be helpful here to add usb drives (often showing up as sdb1 or others - )?
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 16:53    Post subject: Re: add USB flashdr on intro page discussion of a-c-d drives  

PF-flyer wrote:
On the introduction page
with the part about the conventions regarding
a - floppy
c - hard drive or first partition
d - CD/DVD

would it be helpful here to add usb drives (often showing up as sdb1 or others - )?


Good point. I will add for the next version.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 16:59    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
Smokey01,

In menu->setup->Xorg Video Wizard


Thanks bigpup, it will be in the next version.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 17:00    Post subject: "OMG when will it stop."  

Under "tips and tricks" - "Copy and paste,"
I like the comment,
"OMG when will it stop."

(or "OMG[!] [W]hen will it stop[?]"
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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 17:04    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
The 1st bit of help someone is likely to want is:

How to convert phelp to something that doesn't need horizontal
scrolling!


rjbrewer, I couldn't work out how to change the application settings (Word wrap) from the data file.

Sorry

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 20:38    Post subject:  

smokey01 wrote:
rjbrewer wrote:
The 1st bit of help someone is likely to want is:

How to convert phelp to something that doesn't need horizontal
scrolling!


rjbrewer, I couldn't work out how to change the application settings (Word wrap) from the data file.

Sorry


Ctrl+w
f7
display
wrap text.

Seems to be fine.
Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Jun 2011, 21:58    Post subject:  

Thanks smokey - good job
So needed by our youngest kennel members. Cool

Added wiki links and also updated my 525 sticky in the beginners section

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/LucidHelp
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/puppy525

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