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Puppy-1.0.4 with XFree 4.5.0 & madwifi (wireless drivers
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 06:44    Post subject:  Puppy-1.0.4 with XFree 4.5.0 & madwifi (wireless drivers  

Kernel Config

1 Includes built in madwifi drivers (atheros chipset) eg current Dlink DWL-G630 & DWL-G510

2 Modules for NFS client and server (probably not needed by all) a dotpup with NFS-Utils and portmap is in the pipeline

XFree-4.5.0

Drivers for I810,neomagic,vmware and vesa other's will be available soon

Ok now for the tricky stuff

Upon booting instead of being dropped straight into a GUI session there will be a 5 second pause a config program will run...type yes at the end

Obvisiously the only drivers available are the 4 mentioned previously

Booting after configuration will go straight to the GUI session

To be honest this may only serve a limited audience, those with i810 and neomagic cards and those wanting kernel support for wireless cards supported by madwifi...

Hopefully I'll be able to continue with the XFree Puppies and has I get gain more experience and better feedback they will become more user friendly.

http://www.edgarbrits.net/puppy/XFree-1.0.4/cd-puppy.iso
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 10:03    Post subject:  

You are a champion, Bladehunter. Good stuff.

Further to that, I'm happy to help you out in any way I am able

Cheers
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 10:34    Post subject:  

sorry, the last post was mine
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pakt


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 14:36    Post subject:  

Sounds great, bladehunter! I'm looking forward to testing it.

I'm going to see if I can use a friend's broadband connection to download it (I'm on a slow dialup Sad )
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vtwin

Joined: 03 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 16:09    Post subject:  

bladehunter i'm still using your 1.03 with xfree.
any possibility of a nvidia driver?


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 17:50    Post subject:  

http://www.edgarbrits.net/puppy/XFree-1.0.4/XFree-drivers

Contains all the others drivers in the XFree collection gzipped.....wonder over and pick what you want....
They live in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/

Also
http://www.xfree86.org/4.5.0/

has all the notes for the new releases...scrolling down you will find a link to drivers...also there is info for setting up keyboard mapping which should work this time around
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 18:50    Post subject:  

Sounds really sweet. I will test this immediately.*

Thank you!

*Some delay may be caused by my dial up connection.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 23:17    Post subject: Peace be with you  

Hey Bladehunter are you on some new medication!

Your last few posts to the forum have been calm collected and coherent

Even I (from WA with a low IQ) can now understand most of your "Bladespeak"

Congrats on the new Puppy

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 02:23    Post subject:  

So Stokey how are you westerners adjusting to the new fangled TV thingies...in a few years, I kid you not, you'll have colour as well...hahahahahahahaha


Actually I'm off the medication and back to my first love....having a bloody good fang and scratch.....boys in blue permitting
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 04:36    Post subject: T&V's  

We have had TV over here for years you should check out our Beaches for
TV's (Tits and Virgins... and in colour to) I assume that's what you are refering to!

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Bancobusto


Joined: 13 Jun 2005
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Location: Vancouver Island

PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 05:16    Post subject:  

Bladehunter, thank you so, so much for this. I had a slight problem trying to get my nvidia card configured, and I'm sure to try it a couple more times to be sure that I have it right, but this release brings Puppy parrallel (for me) with my Debian install...

Shocked I can actually watch movies now Shocked

Look here, this has made my day, to say the least. Cheers, out.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 05:41    Post subject:  

If Debian use XFree-4.4.0 I'm sure that config would work with 4.5.0 just copy it into Puppy's /etc/X11
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 13:37    Post subject:  

It's a slightly differrent version, or at least the layout of xfree86config is differrent. I'm getting it sorted out.

So far, by simply copying it over I get absolutely perfect video playback, but the fonts are all messed up. I'll have to mix and match between the two files, I'm getting there. This is awesome.

One more litttle reason that my other distro is going to be seeing a whole lot less of me Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 19:06    Post subject:  

What you could try is backup /etc/X11/XF86Config

Kill the gui session

At the prompt type
#X -config

copy the config it writes in /root to /etc/X11/XF86Config

start gui by typing xwin

see how it goes and report back if you could
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Bancobusto


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 19:45    Post subject:  

Well, it's gone real well, except I'm having the same issue with it that I'm having with my Debian configuration, namely I can't seem to have very nice looking fonts. I've forgotten of course to write down or backup the original config file (which as we all know is a very trendy, cool thing to do this time of year!)

SO...

Could you please give me the list of font directories according to your xfree86 config file? Thank you.

Asides from that, this is rockin'. I'm noticing a real, real improvement here, like my standard of living just went up or something. Like I said, I can watch movies full screen with mplayer with no ill effects, where as before I could not. Also, when browsing the web or writing in Abiword, I can quickly scroll down the pages, wher as before everything would kind of blur or stutter, if that makes sense at all.

Good job, I'm sold.

Cheers Very Happy
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