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Anyone want custom kernels or drivers?
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 09:20    Post_subject:  Anyone want custom kernels or drivers?  

If anyone has a need for such a thing I'm willing to provide that service for those who cannot or do not know how to. (compiling, not development from scratch)

I'll be experimenting with madwifi drivers (wireless) compiled in and report back from time to time....
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 10:12    Post_subject:  

As you know I am directly wired. Plugged into the mains for ECT.

Barry considers you the wifi Guru, so I welcome all your efforts.
When we start running Puppy on phones in a few years - the idea of wired ethernet will seem strange . . .

I wonder if a 2.6 kernel can just be slotted into the existing Pup (that was the plan)? Not quite sure if I am asking the right question . . .

The advantage of 2.6 seemed to me speed . . .

Anyways - good luck Smile

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 19:43    Post_subject:  

SATA support in the kernel Very Happy

I need it since I only have SATA drives on my machine. I have been trying to compile my own within vmware with Puppy 1.05alpha for some days. Vmware, 1.05alpha and the compiling-invironment seems to work like a charme, but... well, let's say it is quite a learning-curve Embarassed

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2005, 21:39    Post_subject:  

OK no probs just send me some details of your hardware\chipset for the sata and I'll have a look into it
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2005, 20:37    Post_subject:  

I've been working on this with limited success. My Puppy installation on an ide drive can see my sata drive, mount it and move data easily.

Getting Puppy to boot from sata has been the challenge. I finally got Puppy to do so from a previous grub installation, but probepart ignores the other sata partitions. It seems that compiling sata support directly into the kernel needs to be done, but apparently modules that load automatically in rc.local0 and rc.modules muck up the works. Specifically, scsi_mod. This is with the 2.4.29 kernel.

Bladehunter, if you get this to work, it would be great!

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 07:39    Post_subject:  

A custom driver eh?

Perhaps one for the D-Link Airplus Wireless DWL-G650 Rev.C?

I'm not sure which chipset it uses, ADM8211 maybe? I'm not sure.
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 07:44    Post_subject:  

If you're new to linux wait til you get another cdr and download the supported version and go from there, it'll be much much easier. Trust me Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 07:47    Post_subject:  

Ha, I thought you'd say that. Wink

Well, in the meantime, could you check to see if this precompiled one is right? I just found it and I'm not sure if it would work.

page

Just scroll down 1-2 pages and in big bold letters it will say "G650"

Is this the right driver?
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 07:53    Post_subject:  

Best thing for you to do is

boot puppy

open up rxvt

type

#lspci

and relay the output.....the C1 version (that was would you said) uses the atheros chipset see this page

http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=compatibility_list&DokuWiki=3dade1ec21216ee36892b961caeac6ec
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 23:17    Post_subject:  

Ah well. Puppy isn't built for morons like me, so I'm gonna try something else that runs alongside windows. Maybe I can try puppy after I learn that.

Thanks for the help blade Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Aug 2005, 23:26    Post_subject:  

Hey don't give up


Puppy is simple...really really is

Look have a look in the announcements download the the new wifi package and I'll walk you through setting up wireless


Please....dont trow the towel in yet
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2005, 05:15    Post_subject:  

I don't have any CD's though, and don't plan on getting any anytime soon. Confused

So pretty much, my options are limited for any distro of linux.
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2005, 05:22    Post_subject:  

Download and install this

http://www.edgarbrits.net/puppy/dotpups/puppy-1.0.4/wifi-1.0.4-beta-2.pup

When you download it save it in the same place where you have your pup001 file..

should be c:\

Then boot puppy......click on rox

browse to /mnt/home

click on the file to install

during the install and readme will open and a help file in dillo web browser...

Read them very carefully and if you have any problems report back

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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2005, 05:34    Post_subject:  

Hmm okay. Well, I downloaded it and put it in C:\

Before I boot up puppy, I have a question not relating to this.

Is there a way I can make it so I don't need my CD to boot up puppy? Could I somehow change the Boot.ini file?
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug 2005, 06:02    Post_subject:  

Just watching Doctor Who.....I'll have an answer for you in an hour Smile

But in the meantime just boot wih the cd, install the package and have a look Smile
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