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rokytnji


Joined: 20 Jan 2009
Posts: 1133
Location: Pecos/ Texas

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jun 2012, 21:25    Post subject:  

M&A Companion Netbook

http://www.macomp.com/companionpc.asp

Runs Diamond Puppy Linux. Details at

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=75858&start=75
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sasha

Joined: 29 Jun 2012
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Fri 29 Jun 2012, 17:54    Post subject: I am but it is a la[top I am using  

I have a Dell latitude CPI 366 with 128mgs of Ram 4 gig hard drive for $8 Windows 2000 was on it but busted so I thought I would give a free OS a try. After looking and trying I settled on Wary Puppy as the best bet for the machine, but
I can't install to the hard drive( the best option for what I want to do) I keep getting ext2 ext3 failure, Kernel in panic , not synching all sorts of error messages I followed all the instructions watched the videos etc. I can run it from the CD and can save personal file my setup to a USB flash (4 gig) and it reboots fine in that format. Frugal install doesn't work either maybe my hard drive is to old to support ext files? doesn't work with fat files either also Wary recognizes my wirless card finds my network I put in my wep key but is unable to connect to my network (windows network) but I still should be able to get online I know the card is good because I used it in an XP laptop. It looks great but I can't do anyhting with it. I tried DSL, Slacko, Legacy, lucid. ubuntu won't partition HD so I can't install 5.0 so I guess it's my machine but Wary is suppose to be for older machines Shouldn't and IDE ATA be able to accept EXT files? let me know what I could be doing wrong
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cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 3251
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sat 30 Jun 2012, 04:12    Post subject:  

Why not try Puppy .4.3.1??

http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/puppylinux/test/puppy-4.3.2-experimental1/

Or Puppy 4.2.1

http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/puppylinux/

Be aware that Barry had retro versions as well.

WhoDo was Project Coordinator for the 4.2 series of Puppy.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42696

"""""

Or its cousins.

Re-done Puppy 4.31

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57371

I uploaded it here.

http://www.4shared.com/file/7sqsvU0p/klp-006.html

""""""""""

Try the early Fluppy by jemimah.

http://www.smokey01.com/menu/

Look under the Mad Scientists = developers >> jemimah.

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Turbopup

http://puppyisos.org/isos/2009-01-to-06/turbopup4.2/

::::::::::

Guy Dog 5.0.1

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=72576

http://tubeguy.org/puppybg/iso/guydog-5.0.1.iso

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Akita Linux

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=67811

Scroll down for >> Older versions:

"""""""

http://scottjarvis.com/page105.htm

Download links on the page.

Don't be put off by the name....excellent

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214x-Top10.0 ISO

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42553

Updated Puppy 2 series by ttuuxxx .
Solid releases.

Try some older ones...from 5 up.

""""""

TXZ_pup 4.5

big_bass ...top bloke...smart release.

http://puppylinux.info/topic/txz

http://puppy2.org/slaxer/

""""""

Wary Tiny (81mb)

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=68284

http://www.smokey01.com/Tman/WaryTiny.iso

Chris.
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grump


Joined: 10 Oct 2011
Posts: 90
Location: Melbourne, Oz

PostPosted: Tue 03 Jul 2012, 03:45    Post subject:  

Edit to say that all is now well after a defrag. Now I have the pain of re-doing re-installs etc etc.

grump wrote:
grump wrote:
I seem to have Slacko 5.3.1 running on a HP Mini 2140. The Broadcom 4322 wireless did not work until I got the wl driver and did more or less what it says in the 1st post here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=344002

HP Mini 2140
2Gb RAM
160Gb HDD

Edit to add - the wireless only worked once. .....


Pleased to report that Slacko 5.3.3 seems to work well on the Mini - picked up the wireless first time. But I've only tried once - so we'll see if it still works when I try again.

Edit to add - tried later and it still works (after a hickup when it looked like all the settings etc were lost) on the HP Mini.

I meant to say that it works perfick on the old Toshiba A200 too.


I'm sad to say that Slacko 5.3.3 has cacked itself on my old A200, and I can't revive it. I run it from a CD and save on the HDD. I've even tried starting from scratch - copied off the save file and deleted the slacko sfs, and it runs ok first time but fails to save setting properly at shutdown. It saves something but on restart I have a screen full of caution triangles and it wants to do the initial setup stuff again. Back to Lupo for the time being. I'll defrag the HDD on XP and try again later.
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capicoso

Joined: 13 Jan 2012
Posts: 172
Location: Argentina

PostPosted: Sun 30 Sep 2012, 21:17    Post subject:  

dk60902 wrote:
capicoso wrote:
Just bought an used HP Elitebook 8440p.

HP Elitebook 8440p:
Processor: Intel Core i5 vPro M520 @ 2.43gHz
Graphics: Intel GMA HD
SDRAM: 4gB DDR3 1333mHz
HDD: 250gB 7200rpm
Optical Drive: hp CDDVDW TS-L633R Lightscribe
Display: 14" LED 1360x768

Tested on Lucid Puppy 5.28.
Had to boot with puppy pfix=nox, if xorg was auto loaded screen would be black. Run xorg-setup, select vesa and resolution. Then install intel driver and all ok with xorg.
Optical drive works.
Sound card works.
Ethernet works.
Wireless, had to install iwlagn-firmware-update-k2.6.33.2.pet. Then it works.
Pointstick works
Touchpad works(scroll, tap, all ok)
Card reader works
Something that surprised me was the support for multimedia keys. It has a touch sensitive multimedia keys and all except one worked out of the box. Volume control, mute, wireless, and quickweb worked out of the work.
I have to test bluetooth, firewire, displayport, vga out.

edit: Bluetooth works.


Congrats. Sounds like you have a winner. What wireless card/chipset is on this laptop?

hello. It has Intel Centrino Ultimate-N / Advanced-N 6000 Series 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless LAN module; or Broadcom
b/g wireless LAN module . It looks like it has two adapters, which one i use? i dont know... And i add, with kernel 3x wireless works out of the box. The only thing that doesn't work is lcd brightness control...
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Jolyon

Joined: 04 Oct 2012
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu 04 Oct 2012, 18:04    Post subject: Puppy on Laptops
Subject description: Puppy on Laptops
 

HI,

Downloaded Slacko-Puppy last night in a way that allowed me to have a dual boot Laptop. The Laptop concerned is a Dell Inspiron 6000 with a 1.7 G chip with 2 G of ram. Only the wireless connection required any configuration from me but that was easy using the wizards available.

I am very pleased.

Yours,

Jolyon
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gerry

Joined: 26 Jul 2007
Posts: 946
Location: England

PostPosted: Sun 07 Oct 2012, 12:21    Post subject:  

I have Slacko 5.3.3 frugal installs on my Acer Aspire One and Thinkpad T60p. No problems at all. Both computers triple-boot, with XP and Debian Squeeze.

Mostly use Slacko, of course, XP never, Debian now and again.
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kurtdriver

Joined: 16 Jan 2009
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Sat 16 Feb 2013, 16:04    Post subject:  

Wary is quite zippy on Compaq Presario C500. It belongs to a co-worker who needed an OS. and he's quite happy with it. Just doing a little configuration prior to having to give it back..
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6502coder

Joined: 23 Mar 2009
Posts: 70
Location: Western United States

PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb 2013, 21:33    Post subject: Two laptops with Puppy  

1) Wary 5.1.4.1 frugal, dual-boot with Win98, on a Sony Vaio F270
333 Mhz Pentium II, 192M ram, 6.4 G disk. Airlink AWLC3026 wireless card.

I keep reading posts telling people to stick with Puppy 4.x or earlier on hardware this old, but this setup runs just fine for me. I use it for word processing and hobbyist programming. Web browsing is sluggish but no surprise given the limited hardware.

Some details about my disk layout may be of interest. I have the Puppy system files in a 1 G ext3 partition and a 256 M swap partition. A third, 600 M ext3 partition holds my data and work files, including source code files, word-processsing files, and a small selection of MP3s. Using a 3rd partition like this keeps all that stuff from eating up space in my personal save file and makes it easier to change to a different version of Puppy. One folder on this partition holds a large collection of reference docs, such as man pages, application user guides, cheat sheets, etc. so that I can do work without a live Internet connection.

I reformatted a 4 G flash drive as an ext3 filesystem and use this to keep backups of my pupsave file and the data-work file partition.

2) Precise Puppy 5.4.91 (non-PAE) frugal, dual-boot with WinXP on a HP/Compaq Presario 2200
1.3 Ghz Celeron M 320 (this is a non-PAE cpu), 512M ram, 40 G disk. The Puppy side is again 3 partitions--an ext3 system file partition, a swap partition, and an ext3 data/work partition.

I installed Precise on this machine just yesterday, because I was curious about the supposed advantages of the Ubuntu base. Previously I had Wary 5.2.2 installed, and Puppy 4.2.1 before that.

I use this machine mostly for WinXP because of hobby-related software for which I cannot find good Linux alternatives, I'm sorry to say. I haven't looked into Wine because the Windows stuff works and that's good enough for me.

So far Precise seems to run okay. Getting wireless Internet connection working was a breeze, and sound and video files run without problems. Web videos seem sluggish compared to what I'm used to on this machine with XP, but that may be Seamonkey--on the XP side I use Firefox.
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antilet

Joined: 17 Aug 2012
Posts: 162

PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2013, 05:30    Post subject: Puppy Linux on a Toshiba Satallite M30X-124  

I tried different Puppys on my 'old' Laptop (most of them frugal):

Toshiba Satallite M30X-124
Intel Pentium M Processor 725 - Centrino 1.60 GHz
Intel 855GME Chipset
512 MB RAM 80 GB HDD
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 - urges sometimes trouble
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG - I don't get to work

Slacko 5.3.3
Runs fine, but tries to use mesa-driver (if i use the improve xorg-button),
the mesa-driver don't fit to the ATI-card and causes black/garbage screen.
No wlan so far.

ArchPUP (non PAE)
Runs fine - no wlan so far

Lucid 5.2.8-005 (also LazY 202), Wary, Racy 5.3, Slacko 5.4
all they have problems with the TouchPad-Contoller, but this can fixed with some boot params: i8042.nomux=1 highres=off nohz=off irqpoll
no wlan so far

Retro Precise 5.4
(edit) needs i8042.unlock i8042.nomux=1 highres=off nohz=off irqpoll
for proper start - no wlan so far

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Toshiba Satallite M30X-124 | ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Most Linux need special boot options to boot on this laptop: i8042.nomux=1 highres=off nohz=off irqpoll


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greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2086
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2013, 05:36    Post subject: Re: Puppy Linux on a Toshiba Satallite M30X-124  

antilet wrote:
all they have problems with the TouchPad-Contoller, but this can fixed with some boot params: i8042.nomux=1 highres=off nohz=off irqpoll
Where did you learn how to use such boot parameters to control the touchpad? That is very interesting.
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antilet

Joined: 17 Aug 2012
Posts: 162

PostPosted: Wed 20 Feb 2013, 05:50    Post subject: Re: Puppy Linux on a Toshiba Satallite M30X-124  

greengeek wrote:
Where did you learn how to use such boot parameters to control the touchpad? That is very interesting.
Sadly I never lerned - i had luck with g..gle Wink
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Toshiba Satallite M30X-124 | ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 | Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Most Linux need special boot options to boot on this laptop: i8042.nomux=1 highres=off nohz=off irqpoll

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maxpro4u


Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 290
Location: Rittman,Ohio,USA, In dog years,I'm dead

PostPosted: Mon 18 Mar 2013, 15:45    Post subject: Dell D610
Subject description: Slacko
 

Slacko 5.3.3 on a dell d610 laptop. Sound works and so do the buttons. Touchpad tap and scroll works. Broadcom 4318 wireless works. Running from a usb drive. Used unetbootin to install.
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Testing Slacko and a few others
I'm Max Wachtel and I approve this message.
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zippytex

Joined: 06 Feb 2009
Posts: 102

PostPosted: Fri 29 Mar 2013, 19:36    Post subject: Toshiba Tecra M9
Subject description: 3gb ram, 80 gb hard drive, 2.0ghz dual processor
 

This works on Slacko, latest version.

I really only have one complaint. I cannot get it to suspend or hibernate.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
Posts: 430

PostPosted: Fri 05 Apr 2013, 15:18    Post subject: Slacko 5.5 on Hp 6730b laptop
Subject description: It doesn't boot
 

I'm using the hp 6730b laptop for all the puppies I tested: it works fine with all the puppies although the laptop has a quirky bios.

http://www.linlap.com/hp-compaq_6730b

Today I tested Slacko 5.5: the cd doesn't boot. I found that the bios wrongly maps the memory forcing to "0" some values. The cd boots on other laptops but I'm using this now and I have to renounce to slacko.

EDIT: I was able to boot slacko 5.5 cd and proceed to frugal install by restoring to factory defaults the bios of the hp 6730b machine. It probably needs bios upgrade but it's possible only by a windows install.
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