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Quirky Xerus 8.1.4 for Raspberry Pi2 and 3
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BarryK
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 05:39    Post subject:  

BarryK wrote:
don570 wrote:
After investigating the bug further...
The error definitely is not the pinstall.sh script.

I came across a similar problem a couple of months ago and reported to
uextract developer

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=917998&sid=e74165695afcf39f9d9a97ced152f2d1

He said the problem was due to an old version of bash 3.0 that BarryK uses,
whereas 01micko and others have moved on to a newer version.
A simple change of a sed command solved the problem.


Code:
petget pmusic-5.2.0.pet

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now


Here is another pet package that causes the same error message...
It was created in Slacko which is also used by Zigbert. That may be the the culprit


Ah yes, 01micko now supports xz compressed PET packages in Slacko. Quirky only supports gz compressed PETs.

That's the reason for the failure.

It is on my to-do list, to support xz-compressed PETs, dunno when I'll get around to it though.

Note, Slacko supports both gz and xz PETs, so PET creators probably should stick with gz for support for older pups and derivatives.


OK, this is one of those things I really do need to fix, so I have.

The next release should allow you to install xz-compressed PETs when you click on them.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 06:02    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:
I noticed that there was a desktop file

/usr/share/applications/mtPaint-snapshot-screen-capture.desktop

but no mtpaintsnapshot.sh

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Oops. Thanks for that report, now fixed.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 18:54    Post subject:  

Several times Rox has launched a window with no top menu bar and
the window can't be closed or moved.
I have to relaunch X windows at the start menu to fix the problem.
I never saw this problem in fatdog arm, but the version of rox
in fatdog arm has other bugs.

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cd to / ---> there is a lot of folders beginning with the word 'Debian'
Very strange.

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Using my raspberry pi2 board I can't make alsamixer or amixer work.
When I try to launch them I get the 'No such file or directory' error.

This makes me think that they were compiled on the wrong platform.
Is the sound chip on the raspberry pi3 board different than the pi2 board??

Retrovol only shows a blank window so it's not useful.

But oddly I can get sound to play by installing my omxplayer 3.7 pet package.
It plays both sound and video files nicely.
I included the free fonts package so that subtitles will show.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 19:07    Post subject:  

I use the HDMI input of my TV set for video. With the default config.txt
file that is supplied I get strange in and out pulses of the video.

So I switch the config.txt file to the same one i use in fatdog arm...
The resolution is small but the screen is stable.

Code:

disable_overscan=0
start_x=1
gpu_mem=128
hdmi_group=1
hdmi_mode=4
# Safest video mode
#hdmi_safe=1

#  If audio stutters uncomment the next line to output sound to stereo jack...
#hdmi_ignore_edid_audio=1

# Berryboot settings, do not change
#initramfs berryboot.img

#[pi2]
#kernel=kernel_rpi2_aufs.img

initramfs initrd.rpi2
[pi2]
kernel=vmlinuz.rpi2

# Warning: CMA does not work properly in newer firmware versions
#
#cma_lwm=16
#cma_hwm=32
#cma_offline_start=16



I need the following line to get clean audio (no stuttering)
hdmi_ignore_edid_audio=1

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 19:16    Post subject:  

To my surprise I can use my wacom tablet with quirky alpha..

I use the boot manager app to make sure that the wacom driver is loaded

and then set the preferences of mtpaint to control the pressure
(set the pen and pad to 'Screen')

and the pressure of the pen is felt...

I assume that GIMP and Blender can work with my tablet as well.
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screenshot-wacom.png
 Description   screenshot of mtpaint program
 Filesize   1.54 KB
 Viewed   978 Time(s)

screenshot-wacom.png

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 19:24    Post subject:  

I was able to run the XMING X server program.

Here are my instructions:


FIRST check to see if you have a connection to a windows network.
There is an icon in the tray that helps make the connection.
You can use the ping command if you wish to be sure you have a connection
to a windows computer.

-install my dropbear pet package (compiled in fatdogarm!!)

- to start dropbear
go to /etc/init.d and run ...
Code:
./S50dropbear  start


Note that this will have to be done each time you boot your computer
however the boot manager automatically loads dropbear at startup.
A nice feature!



On windows computer set up Xming --- it has a special app to set up the configuration.
I suggest setting Xming so that it will launch one app only, not multiple apps.



Let it run in the tray

Run putty program .

Connection > SSH > X11
Enable X11 forwarding (see image)




Fill in raspberry pi address and port 22
Then click Open
user : root
password : woofwoof

You will get message in Putty terminal that /root/.Xauthority doesn't exist

Close putty and then run Putty a second time.
This time /root/.Xauthority will exist and X GUI apps will launch
from the Putty terminal. For example type mtpaint or rox in Putty terminal.

Here is the output...

dropbear-v7-2016.pet
Description  New version - compiled in quirky arm
pet

 Download 
Filename  dropbear-v7-2016.pet 
Filesize  191.43 KB 
Downloaded  59 Time(s) 

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 10:23    Post subject:  

Version 8.0.18 has been uploaded, see also link to release notes:

http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00411

I cracked the wifi problem, happily posting from my Pi3 right now!

The big surprise for 8.0.18 is.... Libreoffice Surprised

The bluetooth problem might be cracked too, haven't tried yet.

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 11:51    Post subject:  

I compiled the newest version of dropbear in quirky arm
and fixed the pinstall script to make the folder /usr/bin/xauth

It is posted above as dropbear-v7-2016.pet

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 22:39    Post subject:  

There is a menu entry gparted, a /usr/share/applications/gparted.desktop, and a /usr/sbin/gparted_shell.

But there doesn’t seem to be a /usr/sbin/gparted.
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 08:26    Post subject:  

Note that Bluetooth is still not working in 8.0.18.

I thought that I had fixed it, but not so. I have posted a report:

http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00413

So, hopefully in the next release.

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 08:31    Post subject:  

eowens2 wrote:
There is a menu entry gparted, a /usr/share/applications/gparted.desktop, and a /usr/sbin/gparted_shell.

But there doesn’t seem to be a /usr/sbin/gparted.


Oops! Thanks, fixed.

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2016, 16:47    Post subject:  

In my experience, the wifi configuration is not ‘sticky’ from session to session. After scanning and establishing a profile, it functions well. But when I turn off the computer and reboot, the connection information has been lost. Right-clicking the network icon brings up the connection dialogue window.

The prior established profile is listed, but ‘Connect Now’ does not re-establish the connection. I had to again click on ‘wlan0’ , rescan, choose my router and enter my password to get a connection.

Another problem I stumbled into was with the Quirky Package Manager. On clicking ‘Update now’, the manager seemed to do its thing, going to each repository and downloading the current package list, and then arranging the info into a usable format. However the process was faster than usual.

But when I looked for some common packages (e.g. Chromium, HPLIP) they could not be found. So I looked into the database folders at /root/.Packages/Packages-ubuntu-xenial-main (and xxx-multiverse and xxx-universe). Although, in ROX-Filer the directories were labled in boldface fonts as if they had fresh content, they were EMPTY. However the database folders for /root/.Packages/Packages-pet-armv6-official (and xxx-noarch-official and xxx-xerus-official) all had reasonable content. I verified that I was connected to the internet during this process.

For some reason, the package list for the Ubuntu repositories doesn’t seem to be updating.
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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep 2016, 09:40    Post subject:  

eowens2 wrote:
In my experience, the wifi configuration is not ‘sticky’ from session to session. After scanning and establishing a profile, it functions well. But when I turn off the computer and reboot, the connection information has been lost. Right-clicking the network icon brings up the connection dialogue window.

The prior established profile is listed, but ‘Connect Now’ does not re-establish the connection. I had to again click on ‘wlan0’ , rescan, choose my router and enter my password to get a connection.


Yes, I also had that problem. I investigated and have fixed it for Simple Network Wizard. This is for my wireless network, phone as hotspot.
Tested a few times, reboot, it reconnects.

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep 2016, 09:46    Post subject:  

Version 8.0.18 is massive, 388MB, big by Puppy standards.

There is lots of dead wood in there, have already brought it down to 348MB for the 8.0.19 build. Should be able to knock off quite a bit more.

Are any of you guys familiar with using Bluetooth mouse and keyboard?

I now have bluetooth pairing working after a reboot, for my mouse.

However, I have to power-on the mouse after Quirky has booted up. If I turn on the mouse before turning on the Pi3, the mouse is not detected.

Is this the expected behaviour?

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Sep 2016, 10:00    Post subject:  

don570 wrote:
Several times Rox has launched a window with no top menu bar and
the window can't be closed or moved.
I have to relaunch X windows at the start menu to fix the problem.
I never saw this problem in fatdog arm, but the version of rox
in fatdog arm has other bugs.

_______________________________________

cd to / ---> there is a lot of folders beginning with the word 'Debian'
Very strange.

___________________________________________________

Using my raspberry pi2 board I can't make alsamixer or amixer work.
When I try to launch them I get the 'No such file or directory' error.

This makes me think that they were compiled on the wrong platform.
Is the sound chip on the raspberry pi3 board different than the pi2 board??

Retrovol only shows a blank window so it's not useful.



Perhaps you have installed something that has messed things up.

I have just booted up my 8.0.19 build on the Pi2, which is the same as 8.0.18 as far as sound is concerned, I think.

alsamixer and amixer both work.

Right-click retrovol and the mixer window shows two level controls.

I have never had the problem of windows launching without the title-bar etc. I am testing every day on both Pi2 and Pi3.

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