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PostPosted: Fri 25 Mar 2016, 02:17    Post subject: I'm posting from Slacko 5.5.0.2,  

." As it happens I'm posting from Slacko 5.5.0.2, which may be obsolete but is still a good all-round workhorse IMO." El amigo colonel panic
A puppy is never obsolete as it is needed to run computers still active in our houses. Puppies for replacing millions of XP are now the most needed..

A Puppy could be useless in the contrary if it's released to run technologies that only one or two users need (3D, bluetooth)

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cypher51

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Apr 2016, 16:32    Post subject:  

01micko,

Installed Slacko 6.3.0 using the LICK boot-loader on a eee pc 1100 and it works just great. Being that this 'puter refuses to boot from a usb key this is a great alternative to make a Win 7 machine actually usable. I did use the Slacko 5.7 .exe file for a while, but this is a little more up to date.

Thanks for Slacko 6.3.0 32 bit and all your hard work that goes into a project such as this.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr 2016, 18:24    Post subject:  

Well, now.....

This is my fourth attempt in as many months to install Slacko 6.3.0 as a frugal to a USB stick.

Every time I try, it installs fine. it'll run fine. But as soon as I install any packages from either PPM or pets or SFS files, the system slows down to a crawl. On shut down, it takes far longer than even a USB install should to save to the save-folder; as often as not, it 'saves' to the save-folder for ever, never reaching power off.....and when I try to re-boot, it refuses to see the save-folder, or indeed any of the system SFS files.

'#Dropping out to initial ramdisk console.....'

I have to use a USB stick, as I have no more room on the HDD for extra Pups, and no wish to delete what I do have on here. I have an external USB HDD, yes.....but you can't boot from it, as it runs off a USB 3.0 adapter card in my solitary PCI-e slot; and that doesn't support booting.

I've installed Pups to USB many times before, without a hint of a problem. With 630, I'm having to shut the system down with a hard power-off.....which, naturally, is corrupting the file system. I've never had to do this before with any of my Pups; and when the drive is examined, it invariably insists that gParted cannot read the file-system, and I keep getting the 'Libparted bug' window come up (the instant I power-off the drive). Then, of course, gParted starts normally, and says (naturally enough) that it can't find the specified drive.....

Both Phil's Tahrpup 6.05 and Tahr64 6.05 run like a dream on here. So does 570. So, too, do Precise 571, ETP's 'Chromepup', and X-Slacko 2.3.2. (That lot ought to be enough to keep anyone busy, eh?)

I give up with it. Can't say I haven't tried! Mick's obviously put a lot of hard work into this, and by all accounts, it's working great for most people. I'm going to hazard a guess that this might be due to newer kernels, and losing support for older hardware. That was, after all, what drove me to Puppy from Ubuntu; the never-ending updates, and the increasingly newer kernels, almost every week. I guessed it would even happen here in Puppyland, eventually; it looks like it's finally begun. (*sigh*)

I'm just happy there's so many other Pups to choose from that do work so well with this elderly hardware..!


Mike. Confused

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sheldonisaac

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 08:57    Post subject: USB flash drive install  

Mike Walsh (in part) wrote:
This is my fourth attempt in as many months to install Slacko 6.3.0 as a frugal to a USB stick.

Every time I try, it installs fine. it'll run fine. But as soon as I install any packages from either PPM or pets or SFS files, the system slows down to a crawl. On shut down, it takes far longer than even a USB install should to save to the save-folder; as often as not, it 'saves' to the save-folder for ever, never reaching power off.....and when I try to re-boot, it refuses to see the save-folder, or indeed any of the system SFS files.

Mike, I'm an old non-expert. Maybe someone can figure it out.

I formatted a USB stick.to ext4, and copied onto it files from an existing frugal hard drive installation. Set boot flag, did grub4dosconfig, and booted. Rebooted, did save folder.

Installed pmusic 5.01, and ran that program,

Rebooted.

Seemed OK. pmusic is still there, works.

Anyone, let me know what further tests to do.

Thanks, Sheldon
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The USB stick is about 500MB.
The computer is the Dell E6410 laptop.

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 12:54    Post subject:  

Hi, Sheldon.

My problem is the old one that has reared its head quite a bit in the last year to 18 months. Apparently there's been quite a number of folks having the issue where the machine, upon boot, simply doesn't 'see' the Puppy files.....and of course, it won't boot.

But when this issue occurs, invariably the drive is 'fried', so to put it......you can't do anything with it; gParted doesn't detect it; none of the normal file-system tools will so much as admit it's even attached to the system..!

When this happens, there's a 'dd' routine I have to run to totally 'zero-blank' the drive, and remove absolutely everything from it. Then it needs the MBR and everything setting up again. Bluntly, it's a pain in the a***..!

I'm starting to think some of the trouble can be attached to the SanDisk Cruzer 'Blade' USB sticks I use. They're known for having problems.....but they're cheap, and easily available. And my income doesn't allow of purchasing top-end sticks..... Sad


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Sailor Enceladus

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 13:55    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
Both Phil's Tahrpup 6.05 and Tahr64 6.05 run like a dream on here. So does 570. So, too, do Precise 571, ETP's 'Chromepup', and X-Slacko 2.3.2. (That lot ought to be enough to keep anyone busy, eh?)

I give up with it. Can't say I haven't tried! Mick's obviously put a lot of hard work into this, and by all accounts, it's working great for most people. I'm going to hazard a guess that this might be due to newer kernels, and losing support for older hardware. That was, after all, what drove me to Puppy from Ubuntu; the never-ending updates, and the increasingly newer kernels, almost every week. I guessed it would even happen here in Puppyland, eventually; it looks like it's finally begun. (*sigh*)

Hi Mike,

Tahrpup 6.0.5 (32 and 64) and Slacko 6.3 (32) use pretty much the same kernel, 3.14.54/55/56, for reference. I would try to put it on the HDD, even if you have to delete something else, just to eliminate the SanDisk USB as the issue. I wonder if Slacko 6.3 needs more RAM than the others? Would be interesting to watch Htop as you're loading pets and sfs files to see what is happening. I have a 1GB RAM machine, it sometimes gets slow if I open too many Facebook tabs in Firefox 38, I imagine that a 512MB RAM machine would need a lighter browser on Slacko 6.3 for opening many tabs. Tahrpup recommends 768MB, which I think is accurate. They've been fooling around with savefile stuff in Woof-CE recently, so perhaps trying Slacko 6.3.0.6 might give you better results (or worse). My hunch is that the USB stick is not the issue, but there's only one way to find out for sure. Keep playing around Mike, I'd love to hear that you've narrowed down your issue! Perhaps there really is a bug somewhere that you will be able to solve and you will get the Sherlock Holmes Puppy Prize for clearing the moth from the tube. Laughing
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 17:38    Post subject:  

Oh, I'm not strapped for RAM on my old Compaq desktop. 4 GB is plenty for Puppy to play with, I think!

Interesting you should say about 6.3.0.6. I tried that before I tried 6.3.0.....and the result with both was identical. And I always use the save-folder option, not the save-file.

I'm not too bothered, really; more curious than anything else. Why this particular Pup should give me more trouble than all the others put together, beats me!


Mike. Wink

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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr 2016, 19:34    Post subject:  

Today...
I copied the slacko-6.3.0.iso to the 2.54GiB FAT32 ISObooter partition on my 8GB SanDisk Cruzer Edge Flash Drive.
There are now 5 iso's on that partition, all functioning.

Set it up to work with ISObooter, and it worked at 1st attempt. Very Happy
I made a 1GB slackosave.4fs at shutdown->reboot of the 1st session.
All my personalizations were saved and applied at the 2nd boot.
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Rodney Byne

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PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr 2016, 08:52    Post subject: pupradio 0.19  

G'day to anyone who can help me to properly run pupradio 0.19 on this distro
after fruitless attempts trying.

Console outputs this as the applet launches:

# pupradio
Font config warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf"
Line 14: reading configuration from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.

To my nil coding knowledge, this jokingly reads like it's diseased.
More to the point, is the problem curable?

Simple step-by-step feedback would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
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OscarTalks


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PostPosted: Fri 29 Apr 2016, 14:18    Post subject:  

Booted Slacko 6.3.0 Live CD and installed pupradio-0.19.pet
Seems to start and run OK, not seeing any fontconfig warnings.
Some buttons are dead because URL's do change but others work.
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Galbi


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PostPosted: Tue 17 May 2016, 06:26    Post subject:  

Hi, Slacko 6.3.0 it's exactly what this old Pent IV needs.
Everything works right and I like it very much.

The only thing is that I can't figure out how to turn off the launcher in the top of the screen (see picture).

I've run the ps fax command in a console, but no running process seems (to me) to be that lancher.

Any ideas.

Thanks and saludos.
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yr1945

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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2016, 07:48    Post subject:  

click menu, desktop, desktop settings, tray, tray 2.....

on the right, upper side (below tray 4) highlight <Tray autohide="top".....

click the icon of the whisk broom.....

click yes.....
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PostPosted: Wed 18 May 2016, 22:48    Post subject:  

yr1945 wrote:
click menu, desktop, desktop settings, tray, tray 2.....

on the right, upper side (below tray 4) highlight <Tray autohide="top".....

click the icon of the whisk broom.....

click yes.....


Thanks yr1945, that worked!!

Embarassed It was so obvious that I didn't see it.

Thanks again.

Saludos.

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2016, 15:32    Post subject: Slacko 6.3.0 (32 bit)  

I did a manual frugal install to a 16gb flash drive:

video-info-glx 1.5.3 Tue 7 Jun 2016 on Slacko Puppy 6.3.0 Linux 3.14.55 i686
0.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF110 [GeForce GTX 560 Ti OEM] (rev a1)
oem: NVIDIA
product: GF110 Board - 12630002 Chip Rev

X Server: Xorg Driver: nvidia
X.Org version: 1.14.3
dimensions: 3840x1080 pixels (1049x292 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 560 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 361.45.11

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Core 0: @1600 1: @1600 2: @1600 3: @1600 4: @1600 5: @1600 6: @1600 7: @1600 MHz

I installed some applications with PPM + some pets from LxPupsc.

It froze up once when I was installing a pet, started saving often
after that happened Smile

Working well otherwise.
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Dec 2016, 10:35    Post subject: Slacko 6.3.0 (32 bit)
Subject description: Slacko 6.3.2 (32 bit)
 

I did a new install of Slacko-632 32bit to a SDHC card:

# sh inxi -bw
System: Host: ThinkCentre Kernel: 3.14.55 i686 (32 bit) Desktop: JWM 2.3.2 Distro: Slacko Puppy 6.3.2
Machine: Device: desktop System: LENOVO product: 7491B8U v: ThinkCentre M58e serial: MJ01509
Mobo: LENOVO model: N/A serial: INVALID BIOS: LENOVO v: 5HKT39AUS date: 06/17/2009
CPU: Dual core Intel Core2 Duo E8400 (-MCP-) speed/max: 2003/3003 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics Controller
Display Server: X.org 1.14.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
tty size: 136x52 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Network: Card: Marvell 88E8057 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: sky2
Drives: HDD Total Size: 352.1GB (1.1% used)
Weather: Conditions: 39 F (4 C) - Overcast Time: December 24, 9:22 AM EST
Info: Processes: 101 Uptime: 47 min Memory: 84.6/2906.5MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.6
# free
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 2976208 883620 2092588 0 53748
-/+ buffers: 829872 2146336
Swap: 2103292 0 2103292
#

I added Palemoon-27.0.3 and a few other applications.
It's working well so far.
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