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white screen after doing savefile
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kerl

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 06:34    Post subject:  white screen after doing savefile  

Hi

Puppy is nicely installed on my netbook.
The only problem I've found so far is that the file browser window is resized every time I open a folder.

However it dos not run on my desktop pc after saving a partition for it.
When rebooting, it gets stuck with a white rectangle on the top left corner of the screen.
I used LICK to install from winxp.
Both tahr and slacko distros get stuck in the same way.
Any help? Thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 08:15    Post subject:  

Ok. I left the screen in white and Puppy managed to run after 10 minutes!
Why does it take so long to load?
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 09:54    Post subject: Re: white screen after saving partition  

kerl wrote:
The only problem I've found so far is that the file browser window is resized every time I open a folder.

I assume your file manager is ROX-Filer. Right-click on the background of a file browser window, and in the context menu, click "Options". There should be an option to stop the auto-resizing.

I have no idea about the boot problem, but maybe it will help those who know more about this stuff if you give some more information on how your Puppy is installed (full? frugal? savefile? etc).
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 10:29    Post subject:  

@mostly_lurking

Thanks for the file browser tip!

As for the boot problem, it's a savefile as performed by lick.
More than ten minutes it takes to load. Afterwards the system is sluggish.
As I said, this happens on my desktop pc unlike my notebook where puppy seems to work fine.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 13:03    Post subject:  

LICK!

Kerl, are you able to burn and boot CD's?

Now the partition you're talking about.. How is it formatted?

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 15:50    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
LICK!

Kerl, are you able to burn and boot CD's?

Now the partition you're talking about.. How is it formatted?


I'd prefer the lick route before burning cds.

What do you mean by partition format? Very Happy
LICK does everything. It reserves a maximum size for your savefile. I think it is saved within a folder on the same partition as windows. I tried several Puppy distros and just deleted their folders after unintalling them from LICK.
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 15:55    Post subject:  

I think LICK's the problem.

With a burned CD, Pup's a master of dropping a save file from which to boot.

Once this is set you can use a stick to boot this without spinning your drive.

By format I actually meant file system. XP's most likely running NTFS.

Not the greatest, and you'd have to defrag before dropping that save.

Once there however, you can choose and ext3 file for Pup.

It's all pretty easy and gets rid of the middle-man >> LICK.

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 16:03    Post subject:  

Thanks. Sorry I hardly uderstood your post Smile I can try with a cd if I find one around here.
Lick worked fine on my winxp netbook and tried a bunch of distros too before leaving the current one (slacko). However there is this problem on my desktop pc. I reckon there may be some hardware issue..
BTW isn't winxp fat32 ?
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Sep 2016, 16:50    Post subject:  

Are you familiar with burning an ISO? Need a simple portable app?

If your CD's are @ least middle of the road quality, 16x for burn speed.

Memorex <garbage> or less <if there is less> Very Happy burn @ 8x.

If you're IN, me or another member will give you the rundown.

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PS -- All factory XP installs I've come across have been NTFS.

You can see this from Linux by typing: fdisk -l

Yes, that's a lowercase "L" after the dash.

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016, 04:00    Post subject:  

First give use some specific information.
Desktop PC is what?
Make and model?
Specs if you know them?
Specific Puppy version?
Example:
Slacko 6.3.0


If you installed to a partition that Windows uses, good chance it is fragmented. Run Windows defrag and chkdsk on it before doing the Puppy install.

If Lick is making the Puppy save, that could be a problem.
Try deleting the save.
Boot Puppy.
Shutdown and let Puppy make the save.

That white screen at boot up could be a graphics driver issue.

You got a URL for this LICK program?

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2016, 13:31    Post subject:  

Hi. Thanks for the help!
The url for Lick app is : https://github.com/noryb009/lick/releases
I'll try to defrag my hd. It may take very long Smile
If I install Puppy from CD, is it easy to make a dual boot alongside winxp.
I like Lick. It's a winluser friendly tool ha!
I'll keep you posted
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PostPosted: Sat 05 Nov 2016, 19:18    Post subject:  

We still need this information!!
Quote:
Desktop PC is what?
Make and model?
Specs if you know them?
Specific Puppy version?
Example:
Slacko 6.3.0

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Nov 2016, 11:44    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
We still need this information!!
Quote:
Desktop PC is what?
Make and model?
Specs if you know them?
Specific Puppy version?
Example:
Slacko 6.3.0


Sure!
There you have a report: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3152568/PROPIETA-51EAB0.HTM

I suspect there might be problems with the graphic card because youtube videos used to play fine a few years ago.
Processor without sse2 which I remember that makes big browsers like firefox, opera, chrome incompatible. I can use K-Meleon though. Google Drive is a nightmare on any browser.
I tried a few Puppy distros: slacko, precise, lx, mate, pupmanjaro..
If I save session the white screen stays a lot of time, otherwise it shows up but the os manages to boot after a few seconds

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PostPosted: Sun 20 Nov 2016, 14:33    Post subject:  

Some specs of my desktop pc :
winxp amd sempron 2800+ 1.2gbram nvidia geforce mx 100/200
I have defragmented my hardisk as you recommended and the same issues remain.
I'd like to try to boot from a usb stick but my pc only accepts booting from cd and diskette. Any help? Thanks
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