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Precise-light - 17March2019 - for older hardware
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jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1309
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2019, 00:36    Post subject: Re: To jrb  

Rodney Byne wrote:
Hi jrb,
As one of my hobbies is playing libraries of classical
music and international url radio playlists,
yes I trial-installed them from the PPM as they
are available media players to be used.

Audacious and VLC worked ok, but I also wanted smplayer
to compare facilities and stereo sound spread quality
on my home hifi system.

From your comment you seem surprised,
Sorry I must have caught you a little off guard.

I had similar Multimedia problems with Barry K and EasyOS.
To resolve them, in the end he had to re-compile virtually
the entire stock of players to make them work properly.
Happily the result was a success.

It seems devs leave them for the guinea pigs to find probs
before doing anything about them.
They are not routinely tested to be compatible
with the OS concerned! The chief bugbear being missing
dependencies.
Anyway if you could look into making the smplayer package
launch, I for one would be grateful thanks.

By the way PlayMusic has a new fault, whereby after installing VLC,
it can't share the sound architecture bus anymore,
as it demands full priority to work to play music tracks.
The net effect is to constantly skip down the tracks list
without actually playing them.
So maybe the use of VLC and smplayer will have to be abandoned
after all?
Best regards, Rodney.

OK, Here's what works for me. Download http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/mplayer-37905-precise.pet and http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/smplayer-19.5.0-precise.pet. Install them. Post a thank you to OscarTalks.

Playmusic still works but if you want to make smplayer your defaultmediaplayer and/or defaultaudioplayer go to /usr/local/bin and make the following changes:
Code:
exec playmusic "$@"
to
Code:
exec smplayer "$@"
.

As for developers and guinea pigs, I like to tell people we are all developers. The truth is that developers are simply Puppy users who are willing to do a bit of work for others. Puppy has lost many good and talented people due to complaining, it kind of takes the fun out of it.
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quirkian2new

Joined: 06 Oct 2015
Posts: 137
Location: on the inter-planet train

PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2019, 05:31    Post subject:  

Downloaded and applied delta3. Glad to see that the main.sfs is now 76MB only, 4 MB less than the previous one.

The defaultbrowser is intentionally excluded. Very much appreciated this because everyone can choose his/her own favourite browser.

Thank you jrb.
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Rodney Byne

Joined: 31 Jan 2014
Posts: 219

PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2019, 06:51    Post subject: noted above  

To jrb,
noted above.

It appears that the downloaded portable browser installer
has updated palemoon from 26.5.0 to 28.5.0.

26.5.0 fully worked, but this change to 28.5.0 no longer
allows sky news tv live to function,
as video formats required are not supported.
Euronews is also noticeably jerky.

Also Get flash starts to download the selected flash
but then immediately fails as unavailable.
So got flash pet from Index of OscarTalks instead.

Good news though.
I hadn't realised that PlayMusic also runs home video clips.
So don't need another player for that mode.
Best regards, Rodney
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jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1309
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2019, 09:03    Post subject:  

quirkian2new wrote:
Downloaded and applied delta3. Glad to see that the main.sfs is now 76MB only, 4 MB less than the previous one.

The defaultbrowser is intentionally excluded. Very much appreciated this because everyone can choose his/her own favourite browser.

Thank you jrb.

Your welcome qirkian2new. Very Happy
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jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1309
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Sun 26 May 2019, 09:08    Post subject: Re: noted above  

Rodney Byne wrote:
To jrb,
noted above.

It appears that the downloaded portable browser installer
has updated palemoon from 26.5.0 to 28.5.0.

26.5.0 fully worked, but this change to 28.5.0 no longer
allows sky news tv live to function,
as video formats required are not supported.
Euronews is also noticeably jerky.

Also Get flash starts to download the selected flash
but then immediately fails as unavailable.
So got flash pet from Index of OscarTalks instead.

Good news though.
I hadn't realised that PlayMusic also runs home video clips.
So don't need another player for that mode.
Best regards, Rodney

Portable Browser Installer would not have removed the older Palemoon. It should still be in the system someplace and you should be able to access the binary as you did to create your symlink to the desktop.
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iaiai

Joined: 21 Apr 2019
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Mon 27 May 2019, 18:28    Post subject: just a doodle to get idea out of my mind  

had this idea for long time sitting on my mind , so now had to let it fly
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jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1309
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Tue 28 May 2019, 23:16    Post subject: Re: just a doodle to get idea out of my mind  

iaiai wrote:
had this idea for long time sitting on my mind , so now had to let it fly

Nice one iaiai. Cool Makes me wish I had some artistic talent
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jrb


Joined: 11 Dec 2007
Posts: 1309
Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Tue 28 May 2019, 23:21    Post subject:  

I'm heading out on a road trip for the next two or three weeks. Will not be able to offer support until I get back.

Cheers, J
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
Posts: 1910
Location: Italy

PostPosted: Fri 31 May 2019, 15:05    Post subject:  

I have had a keyboard map problem. In geany and generally speaking the local keyboard map works but it does not work when for example you try to rename a file or a dir. I thought it was a jwm problem. My test fix is to install:

http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks/jwm-913-i486.pet

EDIT: the bug also remains with this jwm update.

EDIT2: copying the following script for it local in /root/Startup the bug seems solved:

Code:
#!/bin/bash
setxkbmap it
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peterw

Joined: 19 Jul 2006
Posts: 358
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 15 Jun 2019, 22:20    Post subject: Acer ZG5  

As it happens, I have an Acer ZG5 that admittedly, I don't use so much these days. It was the netbook that I used when travelling and was extremely good and did everything I needed. When the battery life was an annoyance, I bought cheap 7800 mAh ones and on powering it up now see that it still holds 5553 mAh.
Anyhow, it runs Slacko-6.3.2 (which is fully up to date) very well with no issues - Firefox runs OK, and watching videos is OK for a small screen. Looking at free RAM no SWAP has been used. Slacko http://slacko.eezy.xyz/download.php
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photor

Joined: 20 May 2008
Posts: 17

PostPosted: Tue 18 Jun 2019, 21:47    Post subject:  

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mikeslr


Joined: 16 Jun 2008
Posts: 3320
Location: 500 seconds from Sol

PostPosted: Wed 07 Aug 2019, 12:44    Post subject: Precise Qt libraries ?  

I employ several External Applications such as masterpdfeditor. To run, these require that qt libraries first be installed. Under Precise-light the version I've successfully used is the qt package I built into Slacko 5.7.2CE. However, it weighs in as an 82 Mb pet. If you need qt libraries, I'd suggest first trying the SFS mikeb made available via this link, http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=834843#834843, UNTESTED.
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quirkian2new

Joined: 06 Oct 2015
Posts: 137
Location: on the inter-planet train

PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug 2019, 02:44    Post subject:  

just downloaded the latest firefox 68.0.2 ESR, unpack it using uextract and it works immediately.
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tallboy


Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 1466
Location: Drøbak, Norway

PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug 2019, 17:41    Post subject:  

I try to download the .iso and .delta from the first post, but get no reaction at all. Are others experiencing the same problem?

Edit: Found the probable cause, I have a lot of blocked Google addresses in /etc/hosts... Confused

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perdido


Joined: 09 Dec 2013
Posts: 1345
Location: ¿Altair IV , Just north of Eeyore Junction.?

PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug 2019, 08:44    Post subject:  

Hi jrb & all

Here is a little PET file that converts the standard Precise-light desktop to the old style puppy desktop with classic icon placement.
I made this because I did not see an easy method to get the old style desktop icon layout via the installed programs.

What this PET does is change the pinboard and adds a few files necessary for icon assignment.

Tested on a frugal install and full install. The PET has pinstall and puninstall scripts that restart the Xorg server for the changes to take effect.
The PET will uninstall cleanly to return to the original desktop if wanted.
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09-07-19 updated
Fixed an incompatibility with Precise-light-5.7.2
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