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gortonc

Joined: 12 Jan 2010
Posts: 39
Location: Costa Rica

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 22:56    Post subject:  

Thanks, thanks, and more thanks! Sometimes I think I might be too smart for my own good. I saw the tcz folder in .mylinks and put them in there thinking that the sfs folder was only for sfs'. ('Embarassed') Should have tried that after the tcz folder didn't work. In any event everything is up and running now. Even enigmail is working perfectly - just had to install the gnupg pup. BTW - what is that tcz folder for?

One more question; I recall someone (sunburnt I think) offering an sfs for Skype. Is there any chance of getting a copy of it. I tried installing the pupget that showed up in the package manager but it did not take.

Thanks again, and blessings on you.

Chris
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jrb


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

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 23:28    Post subject:  

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BTW - what is that tcz folder for?

Now its my turn to be embarrassed. Embarassed I forgot to put a readme file in that folder.

If you make a /mnt/home/tcz folder and keep your .tcz files there then symlinks will automatically be made to the /my_links/tcz folder at bootup, kind of like the /my_links/sfs_mnt_home folder. From there you can copy the links you want to /my_links/sfs_boot_links.

Oh well, thats why they make version numbers. Wink

As for Skype, I live in a remote rural area with slightly better than dialup internet. I've never had much luck with Skype so haven't really pursued it. I found one mention of Sunburnt's Skype SFS but didn't see a link posted for it. You might PM him and see if he'll upload it for you.
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jrb


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Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan 2010, 23:44    Post subject:  

I've just uploade ch4-pnethood-0.65-utf8-2.sfs. Its complete, tested on BareBones431 with SFS-TCZ_Linker.
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jrb


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Location: Smithers, BC, Canada

PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan 2010, 13:54    Post subject:  

I have just uploaded a rebuilt version of Mplayer1rc2,http://puppylinux.ca/members/choicepup/ChoicePup431/sfs/ch4-Mplayer1rc2b.sfs.

It contains full codecs, browser plugin and dependencies. Tested in BareBones431.
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doctorgig

Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Thu 21 Jan 2010, 23:37    Post subject:    

I really like ChoicePup431!!

Is there any chance we could get a virtual box sfs like we had in the old version That would just rock. even better would be a newer version of Vbox
but I will take what I can get.. Thank you for all your effort. Smile
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jrb


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PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2010, 00:12    Post subject:  

I have just uploaded http://puppylinux.ca/members/choicepup/ChoicePup431/sfs/gcompris_431.sfs and http://puppylinux.ca/members/choicepup/ChoicePup431/sfs/hsb_431.sfs

These SFS's were put together by puppy forum member Sidders.

gcompris contains quite a number of educational kids games and hsb contains tuxtype, tuxmath, tuxpaint and more.

I have not tried all the games but the ones I did try worked very well indeed. Nice music and sounds.
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Puppyt

Joined: 09 May 2008
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Location: Gatton, Queensland

PostPosted: Thu 28 Jan 2010, 08:15    Post subject:  

Yay! Thanks jrb and sidders! (from my kids, gcompris/HSB freaks)
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nooby

Joined: 29 Jun 2008
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Location: SwedenEurope

PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2010, 04:01    Post subject:  

Had to test this one too. Even I who fail at most things even the easy ones did manage to set it up and get the firefox 357 going

But it has a smaller font than the other puppies.

Another thing. One of the built in browsers totally failed.

Netsurfer works but have no bookmarks?

The puppybrowser fail to load or come up. Nothing happens.

I ahve not tested to do anything else.

I like the concept of only activating what one need when one need it.

So thnaks for providing it.

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`f00


Joined: 06 Nov 2008
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Location: the Western Reserve

PostPosted: Fri 26 Feb 2010, 20:18    Post subject:
Subject description: "Choice" is a very good word
 

dang, out of testing this 1.0 is Very Happy

@nooby - not sure about FF fonts since I'm almost always on the 'lady', but perhaps it may be in prefs (if you're lucky) or certainly should be in a gecko's about:config if things haven't changed since I blew the dust off mine.. typing "font" in the searchbox in the tab or window that opens should help find some modify(s) you can make with due care since there's usually quite a bit there for tweaking if you can't do it any other way (if I recall rightly even the fonts section is fairly sizeable). On second thought if a first was ever there .. aw heck, I just failed to find the right thread so there's an edit somewhere Laughing article version minus number for me Rolling Eyes

Thank you all
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blkarach

Joined: 26 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Mar 2010, 19:01    Post subject: Questions about My_Links and SFS _Linker-431bk-1.1.pet
Subject description: ChoicePup 430 Test: Luv the distro and SFS system. just some questions.
 

I am testing ChoicePup 430 Test: on my usb key with multiple puppies. The SFS for firefox and streamtuner are great. I am able to do work and run firefox from usb full install with very small pupsave file. My problem has been My_Links has not been persistent even when i know i have saved the config. I can use SFS_Linker-431bk-1.1 to install firefox the CH4 one or any of the SFS downloads but when i reboot all that is in the My_Links folder is the .txt file. Actually it is such a blessing to run some of the larger programs only when i need them and from my flashdrive no less and since Firefox does save it's addons and history. I don't really mind having o reinstall on demand. I just thought you would have some ideas on this and I wanted to congradulate you on a Damn Fine Distro. I also run LighthousePup and Puppy 44 Beta on this 2giig drive and i am axious to try and make them use your SFS files. I use SarduCD to set up my flash.drive. http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=53396 .
Thanks
BLKarach

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blkarach

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Mar 2010, 19:01    Post subject: Questions :My_Links and SFS _Linker-431bk-1.1.pet Solved
Subject description: ChoicePup 430 Test: Luv the distro and SFS system. just some questions.
 

Solved part of my questions.
Got it to save and install on boot up using the no_def version of theSFS_Linke
SFS_Linker-no_def-1.1.pet
Great Job
BLKarach
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hailpuppy

Joined: 28 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Mar 2010, 16:53    Post subject:  

HI Jrb,
Choice puppy is a coolest puplet out there for me as promotes philosophy of puppy, Being small yet powerfull.I would be many many many many many times thankful if you can kindly make a sfs file for skype and upload it? I ve been trying various ways to get it done but have failed so far. Please guys do give me a more reason to brag further about puppyl!!!
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Roy

Joined: 31 Dec 2008
Posts: 442

PostPosted: Thu 18 Mar 2010, 02:03    Post subject:  

Uh, guys.... I'm kinda' embarrassed to ask this, but....

I make it a point to try out as much of the stuff a kid might use before turning them loose with the reins, or passing a system off to others with kids. Gcompris and hsb seem to work exceptionally well with jrb's special version of 431 (supports broadcom wl).

Don't tell anybody, but I actually get a kick out of playing the Tux-games once in a blue moon.... LOL

But is there an easy way to kill XPuppy after it has started running? It's cute and all, but a bit distracting for us old timers (although our attention spans may possibly rival the younger kids' at times). I even tried re-selecting XPuppy from the Fun Menu -- and simply started a family of the things on my screen.

Figure I can unlink the SFS (gcompris or hsb?), reboot, remount the SFS, reboot.... but there's got to be a quicker method.

-Roy

EDIT: Although I would still like to know the CLI or GUI method to clear my desktop up a bit (end XPuppy's romp), I installed jrb's SFS_Linker-no_def-1.1.pet in my special 431. Don't know if it will un-link an SFS that still has a process (XPuppy) running or not, but will find out. Jrb, you do nice work!
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moonguard12

Joined: 25 Mar 2010
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Thu 01 Apr 2010, 11:40    Post subject: Choicepup great idea  

For me, this sounds like a great idea. To be able to reuse sfs in multiple puplets without installs seems like it will save a good deal of space. I have an EEE PC 2G with 8GB SDHC.

I'm new to Puppy, but have used several Debian distros in the past. Puppy is the fastest so far on this machine. I have Lighthouse, EB4 (not working yet), Pupeee, and Choice on SDHC using Grub4Dos config from the Japanese pet. I have Pupeee also installed on the main SD, but only in case the SDHC fails.

I have too much to learn about Puppy to comment much yet, having come from Debian, except to say I hope this puplet survives. Maybe when I learn more about Puppy, I can help out. Cheers!
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efgee

Joined: 08 Apr 2010
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Thu 08 Apr 2010, 19:38    Post subject:  

jrb wrote:
ICPUG wrote:
each sfs would need to add the dependent files and there could be a lot of duplication

Yes, but I don't think that would hurt since the SFS aren't loaded into ram. And I really like the idea of just being able to slap SFS_linker onto a barebones and have it work.


That's pretty cool and actually what I looked for, can't wait to test it out...

Will the next version be based on Ubuntu?
(like Quirky...)
Asking because the only distros that worked nicely on my Compaq Laptop (hardware) out of the box were Ubuntu and Mint.

Thanks
efgee
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