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goat96

Joined: 23 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 13:52    Post subject:  Deleting apps
Subject description: How can I remove programs?
 

I have added programs with great ease, really like it.

But I would like to remove..delete...quite a few unwanted programs to keep the Puppy frisky and make room for more additions.

Did not immediately find where I can get to a Remove directory for existing items.

Sorry I am so ignorant.

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also I tried the USB stick boot-up but it did not give me a command line to say "puppy acpi=off" like the CD boot screen does, so it would not work... wish somebody could tell me how to change Compaq bios to say acpi=on, that might fix this... I do not see where that would have any effect at all on PC performance..

I can't edit the Puppy files on the HD. No software or skills to do that.
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RCE

Joined: 23 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 14:22    Post subject:  

Hello goat96,

If you are talking about programs that came pre-installed with the version of puppy you downloaded, there is no easy way to uninstall them. If they are programs you installed and no longer want you can uninstall them through the same PET installer that I am assuming you used to install them with.

Pizzasgood is working on an uninstaller you can find info here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=1190610558&t=17035
I am thinking it is still in the Beta stages, and I have not used it yet.

I also didn't want a lot of the pre-installed software. So, I used Todd Richardson's Lite Pup 2.14, and added the apps I wanted from there. Here is a link to Todd's site:
http://www.toddrichardson.com/archive/

Someone else will have to help you with the ACPI settings I believe you have to add a line to the menu.lst file??? I believe you can edit any of the config files with any of the included word processors.
I believe Compaqs usually use an AWARD or AMI style BIOS which I am not as familiar with anymore. Possibly look for a setting called power management and turn that on if it is not listed as ACPI.

Good luck,
RCE

PS No worries, I am also a Linux newb Wink
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John Doe

Joined: 01 Aug 2005
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Location: Michigan, US

PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 14:59    Post subject: Re: Deleting apps
Subject description: How can I remove programs?
 

goat96 wrote:
...tried the USB stick boot-up but it did not give me a command line to say "puppy acpi=off" like the CD boot screen does...


I think it's this easy.

Look in the root of the USB stick for syslinux.cfg, open it as text and edit this line:

default vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 initrd=initrd.gz PMEDIA=usbflash

to

default vmlinuz root=/dev/ram0 initrd=initrd.gz PMEDIA=usbflash acpi=off

Save it, reboot.
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Apr 2007, 15:09    Post subject:  

As for uninstalling, many third-party apps will register with PETget, as will all official PETgets. That means you can remove them through the PETget installer.

Some don't. In that case, you'd have to hope they have an uninstall option (some offer a menu if you try to install them over themselves, giving the option to uninstsall or re-install, and some ROX-Apps have an uninstall option accessible by right-clicking the app-dir). If no, the only thing to do is manually hunt down and delete the files they installed. That can be facilitated somewhat by manually extracting the original installer and examining it's contents.

For removing built-in packages, you'd have to either use Unleashed to build a new Puppy without them, or use PET-Be-Gone to remove them and follow it up by remastering. That's because anything that comes with Puppy isn't truly writable, so even though it looks like you can delete them, it doesn't actually save any space. But if you remaster, it won't see the removed data, so the new Puppy wouldn't have those apps.

The exception is a Full HD install, in which case PET-Be-Gone alone would remove the apps.


As for the stability of PET-Be-Gone, I'd say it's safe to use, but you should definately back up your save-file first, just in case. In addition to the possibility of bugs, you could accidentally remove something essential. Just because it allows you to remove every bone in Puppy's body doesn't mean he'll still be able to run without a femur...

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