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Lobster
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 03:54    Post subject:  Todays Tip
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Guys
We have all been through trying to burn an ISO and install a Linux OS.

Some of us never went to Puppy School Embarassed
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppySchool

We went through a different command line
. . . well OK I try and avoid the command line Rolling Eyes

Todays tip - Rock on with Rox Smile
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/RoxFiler

What did you learn today?

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 07:33    Post subject:  

If you have already typed out some long command previously to avoid typing it out again open a terminal a press Ctrl + r keys - this will allow you to search for key words in you terminal command history - pressing Ctrl + r again will keep going back through the results.
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul 2012, 00:51    Post subject: Start a puppy project  

Start a puppy project
http://puppylinux.com/development/projects.htm

Here for example is a database that needs including, improving and updating Cool
http://puppylinux.info/topic/p-data-alpha-flat-file-database#post-20

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul 2012, 04:55    Post subject:  

Maybe this is not really a tip as such - but I recently discovered that the "prtsc" key on my keyboard works in Slacko. In other puppies I have tried this key just did nothing - I normally have to go into the graphics menu and look for a screenshot function.

Probably there are some other puppies with working prtsc keys too? Worth a try. It is such a handy function.

EDIT:
Prtsc key also works out of the box on:

- SolidPup 5.1.1TINT2
http://www.smokey01.com/Tman/SolidPup511/SolidPup511-Tint2.iso

- Saluki
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=73687


..and further down this thread check out Monsie's comment about making the prtsc key work in other puppies...
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jul 2012, 23:11    Post subject:  

Find something extraordinary Smile
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/PuppySites

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul 2012, 12:32    Post subject:  

The same 7 inch paper clip I use to open cd/dvd
drives makes a good temporary antenna for dtv
tuner or converter boxes.

The price is quite reasonable. Laughing

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jul 2012, 22:51    Post subject:  

rjbrewer wrote:
The same 7 inch paper clip I use to open cd/dvd
drives makes a good temporary antenna for dtv
tuner or converter boxes.

The price is quite reasonable. Laughing


OH! You have one of those nice little fancy "open-up-the-dang-DVD-that-won't-open-on-it's-own-anymore" tools too!
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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 07:07    Post subject:  

Use Mtpaint
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=492553#492553

You can take screenshots
Modify photos
and create artwork, logos etc

Have fun

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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jul 2012, 21:54    Post subject: Todays Tip  

greengeek wrote:
Maybe this is not really a tip as such - but I recently discovered that the "prtsc" key on my keyboard works in Slacko. In other puppies I have tried this key just did nothing - I normally have to go into the graphics menu and look for a screenshot function.

Probably there are some other puppies with working prtsc keys too? Worth a try. It is such a handy function.


It turns out that the "PrtScr" key will work in other Puppies, and in conjunction with mtPaint too... --speaking of mtPaint. Smile

First, see the post by jamesbond in the fatdog thread over here which explains the issue with the keycodes for this dual purpose key, and how to fix it.

Then, -->./jwm (hidden directory) and edit jwmrc-personal to include the following line in the <!-- Key bindings --> section:
Code:
<Key keycode="111">exec:mtpaintsnapshot.sh</Key>

This same line can be added to jwmrc-personal2 as I believe it pertains to running a second and/or multiple desktops, but am not 100% sure on this... maybe someone can clarify the purpose of having the second file.

I have this (PrtScr) working in Wary Puppy 5.3

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 01:48    Post subject: Todays Tip  

stu90 wrote:
If you have already typed out some long command previously to avoid typing it out again open a terminal a press Ctrl + r keys - this will allow you to search for key words in you terminal command history - pressing Ctrl + r again will keep going back through the results.


stu90,

Recently, I discovered (accidentally) another way to get at my command history in the terminal... and that is to use the "arrow-up" key while I have the terminal open. It functions sort of like a Backspace key (like when I want to go to previously viewed web pages) as it cycles backward one command at a time until I get to where and what I want. Once I've started cycling through my history, then I can use the "arrow-down" key to move forward again if need be.This is also useful for pasting in previously used commands within a session --especially if I do not have a middle button on my mouse.

I haven't seen this mentioned yet, but I'm sure it must be documented somewhere....

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jul 2012, 20:23    Post subject:  

top tip - add tips to wiki and expand the Puppy knowledge base ; -)

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HomePage

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2012, 04:21    Post subject: Todays Tip  

darkcity wrote:
top tip - add tips to wiki and expand the Puppy knowledge base ; -)

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/HomePage


darkcity,

I think the tips from stu90 and myself about accessing the terminal command history are useful bits of info that could be included in your How To section re: the Command Line. That said, I don't know the protocol regarding making entries on your page, deciding exactly what goes on it, etc.

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2012, 04:52    Post subject:  

Learn Everything. E v e r y thing
Puppy taught me to use a wiki. How to bash script. How to hang out with smart dogs. How to do video editing. Etc etc etc (said in my best Yul Brynner accent) Gosh.
http://youtu.be/j-t7uVdID3s

Not had time to use 'processing' . . .
http://processing.org/discourse/beta/num_1226582003.html

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul 2012, 04:16    Post subject:  

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul 2012, 09:12    Post subject:  

Double pressing the tab key in terminal or command prompt will display
all the commands in linux. Not sure, please correct me. Confused
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