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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Apr 2017, 15:31    Post subject:  

Change signature as I change Pups.
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PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2017, 06:22    Post subject:  

Just trying Stardust 013 a 4.31 Pup with Broadcom drivers and Ati drivers seems to work ok on the E625 - very fast.

Browser is Palemoon from Watchdog 27.3.0
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PostPosted: Fri 19 May 2017, 04:02    Post subject: Virtual keyboard 3.7  

Virtual keyboard 3.7 with nice script added by Argolance to get personalized appearance installed but allo used successfully on my Racy 5.3
Bravo Argolance ! Click the blue, and have fun (of course you can type with it your mail, even in magyar and polish)
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Fri 19 May 2017, 16:04    Post subject:  

Howdy-doody, boys and gals.....it's a bee-yoootiful day..!

(Well, as far as I'm concerned it is, 'cos I now have Chrome and NetFlix running in Racy 5.5.....)

All thanks to Battleshooter's glibc-220 Racy/Carolina upgrade:-

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=806989

I followed the link from Mike's post, through ac2011's post, to Battleshooter's thread.

It's surprisingly easy to set up, actually. Install the GCC deps first, followed by binutils, then Glibc-220, and GCC last of all (as Battleshooter posted). I've sym-linked my common, 'remote' install of Chrome 48.0.2564.116 (the very last 32-bit Linux release) into Racy at all the appropriate points, and it's working nicely.

It wasn't all plain sailing. It did want a few extras that weren't in the 2.20 glibc upgrade. libevent, for one (mikeslr found he wanted this, further back in the thread); libnotify.....and it also wanted a newer version of libX11.so, 'cos I kept running into a 'symbol lookup error'.....something to do with 'XGetRequest'? I tracked down the solution to that one on one of the Google productforum blogs from a couple of years back, and 'borrowed' a somewhat newer version of libX11.so from Precise 571.

(I backed up Racy before I did so, 'cos I had visions of 'X' giving up the ghost when I rebooted with this newer version. Needless to say, my fears were unfounded.....and the backup wasn't needed.)

I also had to sym-link libnss3.so and libnssutil3.so from watchdog's 'tweaked' PaleMoon that I use on here, alongside QtWeb.....for some reason, the sym-link from SeaMonkey didn't work (probably too old a version); after this, she finally burst into life. I knew the libs from 571 ought to work, since I've had a bunch of Chromium-based browsers running in Precise for well over a year now.

All of which goes to show that there's ways round anything in Puppy, if you're persistent enough. I'm well chuffed.

Many thanks to Robert123 for updating the links to Battleshooter's stuff.

Thanks also to Russoodle for keeping hold of battleshooter's stuff, and the biggest thanks of all to Battleshooter.....for the original project.

Cheers to one and all!


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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sat 20 May 2017, 14:39    Post subject:  

Just added SlimJet; 'Slimmie's always been a favourite.

I attempted sym-linking the current, remote version into Racy (14.0.8.0; this is the one currently based on Chromium 58), but all the text came up in weird-looking scribbles & hieroglyphics. I decided I wasn't digging around in Racy's guts again, so I've made up an SFS of the older version of SlimJet which is equivalent to the last 32-bit Chrome that I run.....this being 8.0.5.0, which I downloaded from the SlimJet 'back-catalogue'...

http://www.slimjet.com/release/archive/

Which runs a treat. I'm a happy bunny..!

I'm also using a slightly older version of SMPlayer: 17.1, compiled by ninotix, which works perfectly in Racy. Nice one, mate. Cheers!

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=846085#846085

I'm gradually switching from VLC to SMPlayer in all my Pups, as I get around to it. I like the feature you get in SMPlayer, where it remembers where you left off watching something, and re-starts at that same point again. VLC doesn't do this.

I am really enjoying Racy's speed and versatility. It's quite an eye-opener.


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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Nov 2017, 01:03    Post subject:  

Hello Mike,

Been using Racy Barebones 5.3 by JRB with same Glibc upgrade using Palemoon and its bloody marvellous on this Dell E6500. Very fast so far.

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Nov 2017, 03:48    Post subject:  

Robert123 wrote:
Hello Mike,

Been using Racy Barebones 5.3 by JRB with same Glibc upgrade using Palemoon and its bloody marvellous on this Dell E6500. Very fast so far.
Hi Robert - do you have a link to that iso? cheers!
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Robert123

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Nov 2017, 04:12    Post subject:  

Hi Greengeek,

As requested




https://archive.org/download/PuppyLinux_barebones/racy-5.3-barebones.iso

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 02:01    Post subject:  

Robert123 wrote:
As requested
https://archive.org/download/PuppyLinux_barebones/racy-5.3-barebones.iso
Thanks Robert. Downloading now. Got a feeling I tried this once before and it didn't work on my Toshiba due to xvesa incompatibilty (blank screen) but I think I will try it on a Lenovo and see how it goes. I like the idea of an older machine running a newer browser.
cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 04:01    Post subject:  

Robert123 wrote:
Been using Racy Barebones 5.3 by JRB with same Glibc upgrade using Palemoon and its bloody marvellous on this Dell E6500. Very fast so far.
Any chance of a link to the specific Palemoon you got running on Racy 5.3? Turns out the barebones does boot on my Toshiba and I'd be keen to get a browser working.

Also - what do you reckon is a good lib donor puppy to correct missing libs on Racy5.3? cheers!
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 04:45    Post subject:  

Hi, greengeek. Try one of the following palemoon:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=973676#973676

They should work in wary-racy 5.3 without any update-upgrade. Only dbus and dbus-glib from PPM are required.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sun 12 Nov 2017, 06:36    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
Also - what do you reckon is a good lib donor puppy to correct missing libs on Racy5.3? cheers!


Mornin', GG.

I've always found Precise 571 to be a good 'lib donor' for Racy; it and Precise were around at the same time.....so it's worth a shot (depending on what you're after, of course).

Possibly 561, in your case; 571 works well for 5.5.....not so sure about 5.3.


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Jose A. Senna

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PostPosted: Fri 17 Nov 2017, 18:56    Post subject:
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Mike Walsh said:

> I've accepted that none of my favourite Chromium-based browsers will work in it,
> 'cos that glibc's just way too old. So I've broken my usual rule, and installed FF 27
> and QtWeb as browsers. (Never really got on with SeaMonkey, even though I have
> upgraded the installed version..! Can't never have too many browsers, in my view...)
> Despite QtWeb having problems with SSL certificates on some sites, for general
> browsing it's fine.....and runs like greased lightning into the bargain.

Are you running this on what machine ?

I am using Racy 5.5 on this machine (Pentium II, 300MHz, 224 MB RAM)
because I don't know of any other Linux with kernel >2.x that will work on it.

Anyway, I would like to use a browser more recent than SeaMonkey,
not because of fancy graphics, but to be able to connect to some sites.
More to the point, I want support for newer SSL/TLS versions.
Support for newer Javascript versions would also be useful.
A textmode browser as Lynx would do, but I did not find any recent
issue of it that can be run "as-is" under Racy and do not know enough
programming nor have the tools to compile one from sources.
Any suggestion?
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