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PuppEX (Puppy Slacko64) Live DVD with kernel 4.3
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exton


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2015, 18:41    Post subject:  PuppEX (Puppy Slacko64) Live DVD with kernel 4.3
Subject description: A remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko64 6.3.0
 

PuppEX Slacko 64 bit is a remaster of Puppy Linux Slacko64 6.3.0, released on November 16, 2015. Kernel 4.3.0-x86_64-puppex is used. Kernel 4.3 is the latest available stable kernel from Kernel.org as of 151130. PuppEX uses the original Puppy Slacko64 Desktop. I have added PCManFM and LXTerminal. They are more useful than ROX-Filer respectively RXVT, I think. The ISO file is on the whole 766 MB, which is due to me including also NVIDIA Graphics driver 352.63, Gimp, Vlc Media Player 2.2.1 installed from source (so you can run it as root), Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86 (for Netflix), Adobe Flash and compiling tools. Puppy Slacko original is of only 234 MB. PuppEX is despite this still running as fast as the original, which means it runs very, very fast compared to most other Linux systems (Puppy/PuppEX runs from RAM).

Compatible with Slackware 14.1
The beauty of Puppy Slacko64 is that programs that are available for Slackware 14.1 also can be easily installed and run in Puppy Slacko64 (and thus also in PuppEX).

MOST IMPORTANT CHANGES
I’ve changed kernel from 4.1.11 to 4.3.0-x86_64-puppex and installed NVIDIA Graphics driver 352.63. The Nvidia driver will be used if your computer/card is “modern” enough. I’ve also added Vlc and Google Chrome (just as I said to make it possible to watch Netflix movies).

Study ALL installed packages in PuppEX

See a screenshot of the Desktop

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James C


Joined: 26 Mar 2009
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Location: Kentucky

PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2015, 02:35    Post subject:  

Multi-session dvd...... older Nvidia card so using the nouveau driver on boot.Looks good though. Smile

Code:
sh-4.2# inxi -Fx
System:    Host: puppex Kernel: 4.3.0-x86_64-puppex x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: JWM 2.3.2 Distro: Slacko64 Puppy 6.3.0
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M5A97 LE R2.0 version: Rev 1.xx serial: 150545593600028
           Bios: American Megatrends version: 2601 date: 03/24/2015
CPU:       Hexa core AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 42160.8
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1400.00 MHz 2: 1400.00 MHz 3: 1400.00 MHz 4: 1400.00 MHz 5: 1400.00 MHz 6: 2500.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           X.org: 1.14.3 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: nv,vesa) tty size: 80x24 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card-1: AMD/ATI [Advanced Micro Devices ] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2: NVIDIA High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k4.3.0-x86_64-puppex
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: 1c:87:2c:5a:bb:e2
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1120.2GB (2.4% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: KINGSTON_SV300S3 size: 120.0GB
           2: id: /dev/sdb model: WDC_WD10EZEX size: 1000.2GB
Partition: ID: swap-1 size: 8.60GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   None detected - is lm-sensors installed and configured?
Info:      Processes: 182 Uptime: 39 min Memory: 406.9/7875.8MB Runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 Client: Shell (sh) inxi: 1.9.17



Code:
sh-4.2# free
             total         used         free       shared      buffers
Mem:       8064812      1924776      6140036       824068       153760
-/+ buffers:            1771016      6293796
Swap:      8396796            0      8396796
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James C


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PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2015, 02:48    Post subject:  

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exton


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Location: Sweden

PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 10:04    Post subject: Speed?  

Thanks for testing!

I'm interested to know if you've noticed a decrease in speed. I.e. if you compare PuppEX with the original Puppy system.
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Terry H

Joined: 29 Mar 2009
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Location: The Heart of Muskoka, ON Canada

PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 11:40    Post subject: Re: Speed?  

exton wrote:
Thanks for testing!

I'm interested to know if you've noticed a decrease in speed. I.e. if you compare PuppEX with the original Puppy system.


I downloaded last night and have been running for a few hours, it feels very snappy, same as slacko64 to me.

Only issue I had is my wifi with b4321 chip did not work. I copied b43 firmware folders from LXPupSC which had working wifi OOTB. Wifi working now.
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unicorn316386

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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:18    Post subject: Re: Speed?  

I downloaded this pupex distro on my 2005 laptop, then half-way through realized it was 64-bit only. Whoops Laughing

Terry H wrote:
Only issue I had is my wifi with b4321 chip did not work. I copied b43 firmware folders from LXPupSC which had working wifi OOTB. Wifi working now.

Hi Terry H,

I am curious (if you have the time), does your wifi work with this 4.3 build? I think LXPupSc uses an EmSee version also.
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Terry H

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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 12:58    Post subject: Re: Speed?  

unicorn316386 wrote:
I downloaded this pupex distro on my 2005 laptop, then half-way through realized it was 64-bit only. Whoops Laughing

Terry H wrote:
Only issue I had is my wifi with b4321 chip did not work. I copied b43 firmware folders from LXPupSC which had working wifi OOTB. Wifi working now.

Hi Terry H,

I am curious (if you have the time), does your wifi work with this 4.3 build? I think LXPupSc uses an EmSee version also.


Yes LXPupSC uses stemsee's kernel. Downloading iso and i'll let you know.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 13:26    Post subject: Re: Speed?  

Terry H wrote:

Yes LXPupSC uses stemsee's kernel. Downloading iso and i'll let you know.


Yes it worked OOTB. This iso also has some additional b43 firmware which isn't in the 64-bit LXPupSC.
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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 13:37    Post subject:  

Terry H wrote:
Terry H wrote:

Yes LXPupSC uses stemsee's kernel. Downloading iso and i'll let you know.


Yes it worked OOTB. This iso also has some additional b43 firmware which isn't in the 64-bit LXPupSC.

Great! Thank you Terry H. Smile
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exton


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PostPosted: Wed 02 Dec 2015, 15:26    Post subject: b43  

Terry H,

Thanks for testing PuppEX Slacko and also for the tip about b43 firmware! I will add it next time.
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LoboGrande

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PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec 2015, 19:33    Post subject: Works on SSD in Lenovo G50-30
Subject description: Installation on laptop
 

I've been running PuppEx Tahr(frugal) on a Samsung 840 Pro SSD for about 6 months. It was the only Linux I found that wifi worked out of box but it was cranky. PuppEx Slacko doesn't seem to have any issues with the Realtek 8723BE wifi card that PuppEx Tahr showed. Love the speed that the 64bit OS is showing on this machine now. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Dec 2015, 06:40    Post subject: Wifi  

Very good. I'm glad to hear that.
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec 2015, 00:39    Post subject: How to used the built-in NVidia driver versus Nouveau  

I got this from SourceForge. Correct checksum (md5)?
Code:
4c162573b8e17615099c8ce7acb6c377  puppex-slacko-64bit-766mb-151130.iso

Boots using pfix=ram,copy, setup FirstRUN localizations, tailored SAMBA via Menu>Network>SSM and all is well as I share this PC's download folder contents.

Video driver Questions
System boot chose Nouveau instead of the motherboard's Nvidia.
    Is there a boot setting so that proprietary driver is chosen?
    Or, is there some recommended steps to have system boot using the enclosed nVidia video driver?
Stable and very swift operations. Thanks muchly.

Bug
In a ROX folder window, if you open a video file by clicking its icon the gnome-mplayer opens to play the video. While that is playing, if you open a 2nd file, subsequently, it too plays. But, the 2nd player CANNOT be stopped at all unless the 1st video is stopped.

Further, if the player's help file is opened, the link shown in the help window will not take the user to the site for additional info.

P.S. Future idea to consider
Out of the box with the default layout, The left taskbar when it is popped, covers the leftmost drive icon.There are several ways this can be gotten around: move drive icons to the right slightly or .... Operationally, though, this does not impact stability nor taskbar/desktop operations.

Manually, I am aware of how to change the taskbar locations in the Tray Configuration screen from "Buntoo" to "Puppy" to move bar positions.


And manually, I am aware of how to change the location of the Drive's icons (must remember to click the "realign" checkbox):

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Dec 2015, 07:11    Post subject: Why doesnt wireless adapter show up for setup?  

LAN subsystem issue
The wired feature is detected and shown
Code:
# ip addr
But, the wireless hardware feature is NOT shown or detected. Thus no ability to setup wireless on this laptop.

What can be given to help ID this problem?

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan 2016, 03:32    Post subject: Nvidia and wireless  

gcmartin,

Nvidia: Run the command nvidia-xconfig and log out and back again. If that doesn't work your card isn't supported.

Wireless: Looks like your card isn't supported. Broadcom?
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