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gulk


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013, 10:21    Post_subject:  

playdayz wrote:
http://www.howtogeek.com/130372/how-to-watch-netflix-on-ubuntu-with-the-netflix-desktop-app/

Yeah, those are the instructions I used to build wine with proper patches from scratch, but without luck. I must be missing something.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013, 11:20    Post_subject:  

nooby wrote:

I am not a native user of English so easy to miss on grammar things Smile

I ain't native either, so my syntax might just be off Wink

nooby wrote:
Just me trying to get it. Do you both have a symlink
pointing to the .mozilla and then a real .mozilla both in root

Seems odd to me I trust it is me not able to read you text

Well, basically I replaced the original location of .mozilla with a symlink to wherever it is convenient for me to have it.
For example, .mozilla is originally in /root, and I would like to have it in /mnt/sda4
1) Move the .mozilla to the location of your choice
Code:
cd ~
mv ./mozilla /mnt/sda4

2) Create the symlink
Code:
ln -s /mnt/sda4/.mozilla .mozilla


Hopes it helps alleviating any confusion you had
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01micko


Joined: 11 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013, 21:03    Post_subject:  

Hello nooby

Just for your information Wink

From the release notes
Quote:
The recommmend method to update Firefox and to add SeaMonkey to Slacko is to use the Updates Manager from the Setup menu. If you have already updated it is recommended to remove the older Firefox or Seamonkey package before you upgrade. This helps preserve savefile space.

This is because Firefox is a compiled (by Pat Volkerding, Slackware maintainer) version with official branding used with permission of Mozilla. Compiled versions do not update automatically in line with official versions (most likely built on Ubuntu or possibly Fedora).

It is a bad idea to use the same .mozilla folder as lupu. this is for compatibility reasons.

What gulk suggests is correct, however you could add to that giving it a unique name so you don't accidentally mix things up.

Maybe something like this (not tested)
Code:
cd ~
mv ./mozilla /mnt/sda4/mozilla-slacko

Or you could use /mnt/home instead of gulk's /mnt/sda4, but make sure Firefox is not running.

Then link it back.
Code:
ln -s /mnt/sda4/mozilla-slacko .mozilla


If you are worried about bookmarks and settings, use the Firefox Sync feature. It also syncs add ons, I use it between windows, android and various linux without issue.

HTH

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chrisyan

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PostPosted: Thu 11 Apr 2013, 02:31    Post_subject: about terminal 256 color support  

hi, do you know how to get full 256 color support for urxvt? I managed to do it on precise 5.4.3, but no luck on slacko so far, i have terminfo file ready, i have tried rxvt-unicode-256color and xterm-256color, neither works except that when i input 'tput colors' it does give the number 256, but not really capable of showing all the colors.

i've also check the settings in .Xdefaults and ncurses package already installed, no idea why the color support not working?
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chrisyan

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PostPosted: Wed 17 Apr 2013, 08:39    Post_subject:  

does anyone know how to solve 256 color problem? been waited days but 01micko seems to be offline all the time
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01micko


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr 2013, 04:37    Post_subject:  

chrisyan

The rxvt-unicode package in Slacko is from stock woof and only supports 88 colours. If you wish for 256 colour support then the source needs to be patched and recompiled. I don't have time for much lately so it may be worth your while to post a request in the packages requests section. Maybe someone will package it for you.

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Iguleder


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Apr 2013, 05:03    Post_subject:  

From my experience, building it with 256-colors support is a bad idea, for two reasons:
- "rxvt-unicode-256color" is too long and pretty uncommon. Some applications (most notably, GNU Screen) assume the terminal type is shorter or they simply won't run when they face this weird terminal. (By the way, you'll need the terminfo files installed)
- The benefit is very small - most applications work just fine with 88 or even 8 colors.

If you wish to do this anyway, just run ./configure with "--enable-256colors" or whatever it was. If you want to use GNU Screen, apply the patch here and build it, too.

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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 22:46    Post_subject:  

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anikin

Joined: 10 May 2012
Posts: 557

PostPosted: Fri 03 May 2013, 14:54    Post_subject:  

Where does exactly this libstartup-notification-1.so.0 reside in Slacko? I need to place it to the same location in ThinSlacko.

Thank you in advance.

edit:
Never mind, this has been sorted out.
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playdayz


Joined: 25 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 18 May 2013, 16:02    Post_subject:  

After using Slacko 5.5 for several weeks steadily.

1. To get LibreOffice from sfs-installer in menu to open as fast as Abiword, as fast as everything else in Slacko use Quickstart. It costs 20MB RAM, but for comparison a browser playing media can use 400MB. Pet to come--it ships with the current LibreOffice 4.0.3, but it does not work in Puppies because it adds "qstart.desktop" to /root/Startup, and Rox/Puppy does not startup desktop files, at least for me. No need for a pet: make a file named /root/Startup/qstart, give it permissions. In that file put
Code:
#!/bin/sh
exec libreoffice4.0 --quickstart --nologo --nodefault

2. Firefox has been flaky 2 or 3 times since I replaced it with the updatable version, so I am staying with the Slacko/Slackware version 19.0 instead of the current 21.0; however, Mozilla says that not updating is a security risk (in Edit/Preferences/Advanced//Update)-. (Actually I am staying only with programs from PPM--I used to think anything with a deb extension should be workable in Puppy but I have had too much trouble so I am staying with packages for the version I am using, Slacko, which already has a *very* strong selection. Hey Micko, ever heard of Pinta? Wink ) <Add: I see a slkbld, does that help? http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.0/graphics/pinta/

<Add: Is it still possible to compile Firefox in Puppy? That would be the ideal but more work.>

3. I used to think Chrome was worth the trouble for the latest version of flashplayer which is built in, but no longer--it is flaky with mlb.com which everything else in my Slacko plays well. By the way, ubuntu recommends using the latest 11.2 version of fllashplayer, for what that's worth--there is a menu item in Slacko to get (that) flashplayer. Actually i read at Adobe that they are still fixing security vulnerabilities in 11.2 Linux--no need to take ubuntu's word for it.

So, no Chrome, but Chromium 25 from PPM runs well, not flaky, opens as fast as the built-in Firefox, renders fast, uses system flashplayer, doesn't update though.

Edit: Forgot to add, Frisbee reconnects after sleep on laptop, SNS does not reconnect. Vattery works for battery--the default doesn't.

All in all, stable, strong, capable, fast and fun enough to be the lead choice on my all-Linux work laptop.
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sancxjo


Joined: 29 Apr 2013
Posts: 52
Location: Russia

PostPosted: Wed 05 Jun 2013, 22:29    Post_subject: Pidgin en Slacko 5.5  

Hello!

Tried to install Pidgin, but no libraries on which it depends. Maybe there is another method SFS or PET?
I am not a programmer and I can not do myself. Sad
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Volhout


Joined: 28 Dec 2008
Posts: 418

PostPosted: Thu 06 Jun 2013, 03:23    Post_subject: thin and opera  

Dear 01Micko,

On my nebook I run puppy from USB (frugal). I am very happy with current Slacko 5.3.3. I use SFS on the fly for large programs like libre office. Reason is that I do not "sleep" the netbook, but always turn off. And booting from USB (it actually is a SD card via an internal USB port) takes time.

OK, now to the question:
If I would upgrade to 5.5, and would like to run Opera (a stable version), should I use ThinSlacko, or do you suggest to work with Slacko. Opera is a blessing in Netherlands (Opera proxy in "opera turbo"), good on netbooks (occupies little screen area, and leaves much room for web info), has build in mail, and is relatively fast, though not as fast as Chromium.
I am looking for a total image that is not to big (USB load) and a compressions that is relatively efficient (rel slow ATOM processor).

Look forward to your suggestion.

Volhout
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mikeslr


Joined: 16 Jun 2008
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Location: Union New Jersey USA

PostPosted: Fri 07 Jun 2013, 02:36    Post_subject: Stable Opera from Opera  

Hi Volhout,

01micko may know, but I have no idea why people build opera or firefox pets. I just download them from opera or mozilla respectively, unpack the tgz or br2 which creates a directory, move the directory where I want --usually mnt/home, but on Pups installed to USB-Keys recently /opt-- and use the technique discussed here, http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=66237 to create a menu listing. But I also usually add it to jwm' taskbar or fbpanel or a panel on lxde or xfce.
Currently, I run Opera from mn/thome on Slacko 5.5 Final. Version 12 but I've just been too busy to upgrade to 12.15 as it isn't really an upgrade but a new, substitute installation. I ran the same version from a USB-Key installation of Slacko 5.3. I've never had a problem running the "official" opera in any Pup.
With Opera run from a folder --whether on /mnt/home or /opt it's easy to install it to another Pup. Just copy the entire folder and follow the referred to instructions to add it to a menu. Copying the folder means you retain your bookmarks and settings as Opera is entirely self-contained within that folder. Since I use Opera in all my Pups, I created a pet just of the 3 files need to create a menu entry so I don't have to do it manually each time. The 3 files are (1) a script in /root/my-applications/bin to "call" opera; (2) an opera png in /usr/share/pixmaps and (3) a desktop file in /usr/share/applications.

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OscarTalks

Joined: 05 Feb 2012
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Location: London, England

PostPosted: Mon 01 Jul 2013, 11:27    Post_subject:  

I have uploaded a TEST build of the new Linphone 3.6.1 here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=87080

Unlike the previous 3.5.2 release, this one does compile against Slacko's ffmpeg although you may still see warnings in console about "swscale - data not aligned which may slow things down" or something like that. The .pet is under 2MB so worth a look. Take the usual precautions. Reports and comments welcome.

Later:-
Version 3.6.1 uses a different system for the video and I am finding that this does not not work on all hardware. If video is important to you and 3.6.1 does not work, try my new "private ffmpeg transplant" build of Linphone 3.5.2 in the first post of this thread here:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79803

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SFR


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2013, 06:40    Post_subject: Missing Serpent and Twofish kernel modules + TrueCrypt.  

Being tired of very poor performance of reading/writing from/to TrueCrypt volumes I compiled missing Serpent and Twofish kernel modules (I'm not using the default AES).
The resulting performance boost is really substantial!

Without kernel services:
Code:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=testfile bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 122.577 s, 8.8 MB/s
#

With kernel services:
Code:
# dd if=/dev/zero of=testfile bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 44.064 s, 24.4 MB/s
#


In case if anyone interested, a quick 'how-to':
1. Install attached xts-3.4.17.pet (for Slacko-5.5-PAE with k3.4.17) or xts-3.2.33.pet (for Slacko-5.5-4g with k3.2.33); they contain:
- gf128mul.ko
- serpent_generic.ko (k3.4.17) or serpent.ko (k3.2.33)
- twofish_common.ko
- twofish_generic.ko
- xts.ko
2. Install lvm2-2.02.96-i486-4.txz through PPM (or direct link)
3. In TrueCrypt settings uncheck 'System Integration -> Do not use kernel cryptographic modules' and (re)mount a volume.

Apart from better performance, this also makes possible to create hidden and cascade-encrypted volumes.

The only glitch I have noticed is that 'pup_event_frontend_d' creates a desktop icon (DM-0), which can be accessed only once and then becomes useless, so best to remove it right after mounting TC volume.

Greetings!
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