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Easy Linux 0.3 alpha, released May 29 2017
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linuxcbon

Joined: 09 Aug 2007
Posts: 1165

PostPosted: Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:36    Post subject:  

Easy 0.2 (cannot test 0.3, it doesnt go to the desktop)

- missing libraries :
In /usr/bin/
libnuma.so.1 => not found
libquadmath.so.0 => not found
liblavjpeg-2.1.so.0 => not found
liblavfile-2.1.so.0 => not found
liblavplay-2.1.so.0 => not found
libappindicator3.so.1 => not found
libgimp-2.0.so.0 => not found
libgimpbase-2.0.so.0 => not found

In /usr/sbin/
libx86.so.1 => not found
libpipeline.so.1 => not found
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Jun 2017, 11:29    Post subject:  

Hi Barry,

are you sure all those 100s of packages are really needed ? Maybe you can sort out "the not needed" and not include them anymore ? It will allow to have a lighter puppy and an easier work for compiling. Just a simple idea.

Cheers, linuxcbon
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FeodorF


Joined: 07 Jul 2010
Posts: 221
Location: Heidelberg, Germany

PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2017, 07:20    Post subject: FreeFileSync  

Quirky Pyro64 version 0.2 and Easy Linux 0.3 alpha work very well with 'FreeFileSync'.

See Barry's news: http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00565

a) Download FreeFileSync_9.1_Ubuntu_17.04_64-bit.tar.gz https://www.freefilesync.org/download/FreeFileSync_9.1_Ubuntu_17.04_64-bit.tar.gz
b) extract to the same folder: FreeFileSync, RealTimeSync, Resources.zip
c) click on FreeFileSync and you are good to go.

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BarryK
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Joined: 09 May 2005
Posts: 8192
Location: Perth, Western Australia

PostPosted: Fri 23 Jun 2017, 07:20    Post subject:  

Well, major effort, but have imported about 140 packages into OpenEmbedded. It is now on github, for others to use, and provide input:

http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00576

So, should be able to get back to building Easy and Quirky!

I have just done a x86_64 Quirky build, and booted it on my laptop. Everything tested so far, works. There are lots more Xorg drivers, and when I do a i686 build in OE, this will be very good for older PCs.

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Joined: 19 Jun 2010
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Location: www.eussenheim.de/

PostPosted: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 06:00    Post subject: Easy Linux 0.3 alpha, released May 29 2017
Subject description: peasyglue
 

Barry,
updated our translation tool momanager
see http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81259
to work also in Easy's full install (also working for en and its flavours).
Hope you like it.

Missing rcrsn51's peasyglue in Easy.

I have Easy installed on a 8 GiB USB stick.
I do like that I could simply add my boot code
Code:
drm_kms_helper.edid_firmware=edid/1920x1080.bin

to syslinux.cfg, both of them in / and under EFI.

Resolution changer does not really change anything for me....
With Fatdog or slacko64 it does Rolling Eyes
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linuxcbon

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PostPosted: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 13:55    Post subject:  

I tried the frugal install, changed BOOT_SPECS' for /dev/sda2
BOOT_PARTNUM=2
BOOT_FS='ext2'
WKG_PARTNUM=2
WKG_FS='ext2'
etc.
it booted kernel and sfs OK, went to command line but didnt start xwin. Something wrong with chroot , I dont know what went wrong.
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gyro

Joined: 28 Oct 2008
Posts: 1400
Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Thu 29 Jun 2017, 19:05    Post subject:  

Just 1 little problem with installing 0.3 alpha on a 4GB usb sd card, using puppy linux; on reboot after the "dd" had finished, my uefi hung. I had to remove the easy linux usb sd card from the machine before it would boot at all.
After booting back into my normal work puppy, I reinserted the sd card and ran gparted against it. It complained, so I clicked on the "fix" button. (I created the ext4 partition while I was there).
On reboot after that, a uefi boot of the sd card gave me Easy Linux 0.3.
I suspect the issue was the missing backup partition table on the end of the sd card.
Interestingly, a normal mbr boot of the sd card failed, in that it went to my normal grub4dos boot, not Easy Linux.

gyro
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technosaurus


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PostPosted: Sun 13 Aug 2017, 17:48    Post subject:  

I keep finding scripts that have unnecessary sleep commands in while loops... leading to long boot times. for future reference, the while command only checks the last of a compound list of commands (separated by newlines or semicolons)... almost all boot scripts contain at least 1 culprit (including easy)
here's a demo of how to make the sleep conditional:
Code:
x=0
Foo=""
Bar=""
while
  [ "$Foo" ] || Foo=$(get_foo)
  [ "$Bar" ] || Bar=$(get_bar)
  [ ! "$Foo" || ! "$Bar && $x < 9 ]
do
  x = $((x+1))
  sleep 1
done
basically just move everything in the while loop to before the condition with exception of the sleep and optionally the count
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