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timremy

Joined: 27 Jun 2009
Posts: 238

PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 00:58    Post subject: bar at top of desktop
Subject description: remove
 

hello

is there a way to get rid of the bar at the top

of the display. it has those icons for quick accessing.

my screen is so small, some widgets get in the way.

thank you

timremy
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magerlab

Joined: 08 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 07:25    Post subject:  

comment the line for wbar in .xinitrc
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Sylvander

Joined: 15 Dec 2008
Posts: 3454
Location: West Lothian, Scotland, UK

PostPosted: Mon 30 Nov 2009, 07:52    Post subject:  

1. Not sure how to update BoxPup-4.1.3 conventional install on sda3 to BoxPup-4.3.1

2. Made BoxPup-4.3.1 live CD-RW, and booted that.
It found and used the pupsave file for Puppy-4.31.1 on sda11, and changed the pupsave!
I later deleted those files, now gone, and will begin anew at some future time.

3. When running that Puppy-4.3.1 using the pupsave for 4.31.1...
Used "Menu->Setup->Puppy Universal Installer" to install to sda3, and told it to UPDATE the existing BoxPup.
Tweaked the title in the GRUB menu.lst file held in the sda9 Ubuntu file system [GRUB was installed using Ubuntu].

4. It completed OK, but when I booted to BoxPup on sda3, all was NOT well.
The screen size and color depth was wrong, there was no taskbar.
Didn't hang around to see if it could be tweaked.

5. Booted Muppy-008.4c frugal with pupsave on sda10, and used Xfe to use a backup of the folder/file contents made just prior to the change, to restore the contents of sda3.
Now back working in BoxPup-4.1.3.

6. Did I get it wrong?
How to do it right?
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T_Hobbit


Joined: 27 May 2006
Posts: 400
Location: Portugal - Lisbon

PostPosted: Tue 01 Dec 2009, 19:48    Post subject:  

My favourite puplet is back (or should I say upgraded?)... Yes!!!
How can I erase Firefox and replace it by Seamonkey 2?

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gray


Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Posts: 313
Location: Adelaide - South Australia

PostPosted: Sat 05 Dec 2009, 03:44    Post subject: Firefox crash  

Firefox crashes when trying to view embedded video. The missing libgconf4 is only needed by the crash reporter & so is not important. What is causing the crashes ? I believe it is the xine plugin (got from an earlier puppy). Either disable the plugin in Firefox, remove it from /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or try replacing it with the attached plugin (once you unzip it).
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Sylvander

Joined: 15 Dec 2008
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Location: West Lothian, Scotland, UK

PostPosted: Sat 05 Dec 2009, 08:53    Post subject:  

Is there a version of BoxPup-4.3.1 that will work with my older hardware?

Puppy-4.3 with the kernel version 2.6.25.16 works fine; 2.6.30.5 doesn't.

ttuuxxx's version 4.31.1 works fine.
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jemimah


Joined: 26 Aug 2009
Posts: 4309
Location: Tampa, FL

PostPosted: Thu 17 Dec 2009, 01:24    Post subject:  

I've remastered BoxPup for the EeePc. Check it out here: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=50162
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prehistoric


Joined: 23 Oct 2007
Posts: 1296

PostPosted: Tue 22 Dec 2009, 14:45    Post subject: xine firefox plugin, email spelling, mounting pup-save  

The xine plugin suggested above works with this boxpup 4.3.1 installation on a Dell D610. (frugal installation on an internal SSD shown as sda, and multi-booted with GRUB.)

I'm now experimenting with boxpup 431 as my regular system. While I had no particular trouble moving my Mail (email) and sylpheed 2.0 directories from Puppy 4.3.1, I'm running into some trouble spell checking email.

I notice you are now using Abiword 2.8.0, which uses enchant for spell-checking. Gtkspell now uses enchant also. If I could launch gtkspell from a command line, I could use the hack I've been using to launch aspell in place of the external editor, and get a nicer user interface for spell checking without recompiling sylpheed 2.7.1.

In the interim, I've tried to use aspell with this hack, (external editor defined as "rxvt -e aspell -e -c %s") and run into trouble. Is anyone else able to do this? (Note: aspell and aspell dictionary pets must be installed.) Is there a better way to spell check email?

Finally, while moving files between different pup-save.2fs files I did not see a quick way to mount such file systems under boxpup. I've said that the one-click mounting under stock 431 is convenient for developers, but a source of confusion for newbies. (I regularly get questions about errors on shutdown from people who forgot they had mounted a file system in a file on a device, and can't unmount the device as a result. This happens with ISO images, .2fs files, etc.)

Automatically mounting with a single click may be too simple to be remembered, (people have been known to do this by accident,) but mounting with a dialogue box, like the one which pops up when you click on a drive, would be better. It would also be nice to have mounted and unmounted file icons, like drive icons, to show the status.

Overall, I'm impressed with this puplet, as I have been with NOP. I wouldn't consider moving to this for regular use if it didn't look very solid.

Regards,

prehistoric
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Q5sys


Joined: 11 Dec 2008
Posts: 1073

PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2009, 02:26    Post subject:  

T_Hobbit wrote:
My favourite puplet is back (or should I say upgraded?)... Yes!!!
How can I erase Firefox and replace it by Seamonkey 2?


My exact thoughts: Fav Puplet has been upgraded.
I've been trying to compile the newest kernel to work with BoxPup based on 4.1.2 and have been running into problems left and right. (learning as I go). Having found that Gray has updated BoxPup... might mean I dont need to fight with my system. I will be testing this out very throughly next week... and hopefully... replacing my old boxpup version with this new one. Smile

Gray,
One question i've had from using your older BoxPups (4.1.2, 4.1.3) and then this one... the quick launch bar you have at the top, what file is it that we edit to add or change the items there? There are a couple programs that I run all the time, that i'd like to be able to manually add, but i dont know what file I need to be editing.
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magerlab

Joined: 08 Jul 2007
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2009, 14:06    Post subject:  

that file is .wbar in /root directory (open pcmanfm and press CTRL+H to see it Very Happy
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Q5sys


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Dec 2009, 18:03    Post subject:  

magerlab wrote:
that file is .wbar in /root directory (open pcmanfm and press CTRL+H to see it Very Happy


Appreciate the info! Very Happy
Im sure i'll have some other simple questions like that one, as I start to dig into it.
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magerlab

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec 2009, 03:12    Post subject:  

ask them here !
boxpup is my fav puplet since 4.0
of course i customise look a bit Smile

i attach lxpanel ba ckground what i use
and openbox theme wich matches gtk theme Polished blue
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Q5sys


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PostPosted: Tue 29 Dec 2009, 18:31    Post subject:  

Ive run into an odd situation. I'm unable to save my session. Doing an install to a USB flash drive. When shutting down I get go through the process to make a save file. The system creates the save file... but then I get "Session not saved" Upon reboot the system reads the 2fs file and asks for a password, however it will not accept the password as valid so I can only drop out into Bash.

At first I thought maybe I was using a bad usb flash drive. So I tried another. After 2 more drives failed I thought maybe my CD was bad. So I downloaded the ISO again, hash checked it burned it, then hash checked it again. It was fine.
And then I went through my usb drives trying to install and failing.

I've not used 4.3.1 before this, is this a known issue? Or is there something else thats the problem? Any ideas?
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chol512

Joined: 24 Dec 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec 2009, 15:26    Post subject: Boxpup 431 on a Dell Latitude C800 Laptop  

i would like to thank gray for a very nice version of puppy linux. works very well on my desktop pc. a few bugs if you are running it on a dell latitude c800 with the ATI M4 graphics chipset , video files will be distorted/squashed during playback while running in xorg with resolutions below 1360 x 760. h31.5-90v60 LCD panel 1360x768 is the ideal setting for no distorted video playback. 800 x 600 will give you a vertical line in the middle of your screen. vesa mode will give you a desktop that does not completely fill up your LCD panel unless you run it with 1600 x 1200 resolutions. i spent a week installing/running different multimedia players until i worked around the squashed video problem.
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Roy

Joined: 31 Dec 2008
Posts: 442

PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec 2009, 15:47    Post subject:  

Q5sys,

Puppy 4.31 (official and all 4.31 derivatives) is the first Puppy to give me consistent failures with USB thumbdrives; I can't get a bootable drive with Gparted, the Universal Installer, or the new USB/Flash drive loader.

Although it would seem that you have somehow succeeded where I have failed (in getting a USB drive to even boot), you might try using a different Puppy version to install-to-USB. That's how I solved my immediate problem, with fingers crossed that I never need the USB-drive version to format anything.....

Note that it is entirely possible that your difficulty is completely unrelated to my woes... I have never encrypted a save file, so have never gone through the password request you mentioned.

Please do not mis-understand; my issues are integral to all 4.31-based Puppies, not just this one. I really love Gray's work and am a great admirer of his versions.

-Roy
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