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slaxer_pup "cooking version" released 5-19-2010
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CiaW

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Location: Spokane, Washington USA

PostPosted: Sat 05 Jun 2010, 11:27    Post subject: cooking version not working right on IBM thinkpad 600x  

Hi Joe, long story short, I wanted to watch a dvd video on my laptop and neither gxine or vlc worked on Fedora 11 lxde spin, nor on the new lupo (puppy v501) so I tried your original slaxer pup and it worked!

So I visted these forums and saw you had this cooking version which I downloaded and that works too as far as playing a video -- (and my broadcom 4318 wireless too!) but I did a frugal install to it's own (puppy412) folder and it didn't save any of my settings and I noticed the HDD light stayed on, even when the HDD wasn't being accessed. So there's something not 'quite right' about the newest version on my laptop. Here are some specs:
IBM Thinkpad 600x with 256mb ram Pentium PIII at 500mhz
Audio adapter is a Cirrus Logic Sound Fusion CS46xx (I ran hardinfo)
IDE disks
IC25N010ATCS04-0 (that must be the hard drive)
MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8171 (Obviously the dvd drive)

Thankfully I wrote the iso for the 'cooking' slaxer on an RW cd. If you need anything else, let me know.
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big_bass

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jun 2010, 13:34    Post subject:  

Hey CiaW

A great report

if you want a very nice media player select mplayer from the first page of this thread

that plays many formats

*about the hard drive light nothing I changed could have effected that
make sure you dont have any older pupsaves or 412 sfs getting loaded
maybe it is using swap ?

thanks for posting if you need anything else let me know
Joe

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Jun 2010, 15:55    Post subject:  

created this promotional video for slaxer_pup . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4BqXF_ZXiY

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big_bass

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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun 2010, 12:49    Post subject: lilo boot puppy  

this is for anyone who boots from lilo instead of grub
and installs slaxer_pup

easy to modify for your different drives

since I have slackware 12.2 installed it uses lilo
to boot the system

if you want to install puppy on the same hardrive as your other lilo bootloader 2 distro in my case slackware was installed first


1.)install puppy using the installer the official way
frugal dont install grub

2.)edit /etc/lilo.conf {this gets added to lilo.conf its not complete}

Code:

other = /dev/hda1
  label = Windows
  table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda2
  label = Linux
  read-only

###################################
# lilo boot for slaxer_pup
# frugal with save file
  image =/puppy412/vmlinuz
  root = /dev/hda2
  initrd =/puppy412/initrd.gz
  label = Slaxer
    read-only
###################################

#   Ram-Slaxer
    image = /puppy412/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/ram0
    label = Ram-Slaxer
    append = "pfix=ram"
    initrd = /puppy412/initrd.gz
   
    read-only

##################################     
#   fsck Slaxer 
    image = /puppy412/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/ram0
    label = fsck-Slaxer
    append = "pfix=fsck"
    initrd = /puppy412/initrd.gz
    read-only

# Linux bootable partition config ends


then save it


boot into your lilo based distro
then in a console
Code:
 lilo


now reboot and you have options to boot slaxer

slaxer which is frugal and uses your saved file
Ram-Slaxer like when you boot the first time from the live cd
fsck Slaxer does the file system check then boots your system with the saved file

P.S I saw that pizzasgood did this along time ago
but you dont need to move any files into the boot folder this way
and I wanted it pre setup for slaxer_pup for the slackware users
that join in to help

Joe

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jun 2010, 12:37    Post subject:  




=========================================
upgrade browser firefox 3.64
firefox-3.6.4-i486-3_SLXR
---> download_now



dbus-glib *needed for firefox
dbus-glib-0.80-i486-4_SLXR
---> download_now




June 27 2010 flashplayer
flashplayer-10-06272010-i486-3_SLXR.txz
flashplayer-10-06272010-i486-3_SLXR
---> download_now

========================================

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tony

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jun 2010, 14:11    Post subject:  

Hi,

I got as far as installing nvidia 96.43.07 but it crashed out. Module usbhid could not be found, even in the extra kernel.

Regards Tony.
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big_bass

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PostPosted: Wed 30 Jun 2010, 17:09    Post subject:  

tony

maybe the package nvidia 96.43.07 has to be re compiled


because HID is compiled in the kernel not a "module"
so thats a false error message



#
Code:
cat /tmp/bootkernel.log | grep hid


usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
usbhid: v2.6:USB HID core driver

#

thers a copy of the kernel config here
/proc/config.gz

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duckrow

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jul 2010, 15:06    Post subject: keyboard trouble  

I installed this in a Thinkpad 600 with 420mb ram and 300mhz cpu.
It is wonderful but the keys are typing as though numlock is on ie J=1 K=2 L=3 etc. and I can't turn it off. Any ideas?
I only have a shallow understanding of Linux, OK up to a point, then clueless.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jul 2010, 15:43    Post subject: Re: keyboard trouble  

duckrow wrote:
I installed this in a Thinkpad 600 with 420mb ram and 300mhz cpu.
It is wonderful but the keys are typing as though numlock is on ie J=1 K=2 L=3 etc. and I can't turn it off. Any ideas?
I only have a shallow understanding of Linux, OK up to a point, then clueless.


very easy way
delete this file if you dont know anything about linux
/root/Startup/numberlock_on


another way if you know a bit how to edit files
if you know a little bit about linux you could comment out these lines
Code:
#!/bin/sh
#add to /root/Startup    for slaxer_pup big_bass
# Turn NumLock on (using numlockx)
#if [ -x /usr/bin/numlockx ]; then
#/usr/bin/numlockx
#fi



thanks for trying and posting
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jul 2010, 06:38    Post subject:  

Hi,

you were right. I downloaded NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.25-pkg1.run from

nvidia site. Exited to prompt and ran it.

now have direct rendering.

Another problem has arisen with ldd :-

# ldd
# bash: /usr/bin/ldd: bad interpreter: No such file or directory bash: bash:: command not found

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jul 2010, 10:22    Post subject:  

Hey Tony

lets do it the manual hard way first

Code:
which Xdialog


/usr/bin/Xdialog



Code:
 ldd /usr/bin/Xdialog

linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7bcb000)
libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 (0xb7b49000)
libatk-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libatk-1.0.so.0 (0xb7b32000)
libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 (0xb7b1b000)
libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 (0xb7b13000)
libpango-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpango-1.0.so.0 (0xb7ae3000)
libcairo.so.2 => /usr/lib/libcairo.so.2 (0xb7a86000)
libgobject-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0 (0xb7a66000)
libgmodule-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.so.0 (0xb7a63000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb7a5f000)
libglib-2.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0 (0xb79d2000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0xb78d6000)
libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libX11.so.6 (0xb7805000)
libXfixes.so.3 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXfixes.so.3 (0xb7801000)
libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0xb77df000)
libXi.so.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXi.so.6 (0xb77d7000)
libfontconfig.so.1 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libfontconfig.so.1 (0xb77b0000)
libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXext.so.6 (0xb77a4000)
libXrender.so.1 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXrender.so.1 (0xb779d000)
libXinerama.so.1 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXinerama.so.1 (0xb779a000)
libXrandr.so.2 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXrandr.so.2 (0xb7794000)
libXcursor.so.1 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXcursor.so.1 (0xb778c000)
libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpangoft2-1.0.so.0 (0xb7766000)
libfreetype.so.6 => /usr/lib/libfreetype.so.6 (0xb7708000)
libz.so.1 => /lib/libz.so.1 (0xb76f9000)
libpng12.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpng12.so.0 (0xb76dc000)
libpixman-1.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (0xb76ab000)
libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0xb75df000)
libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0xb75d5000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7f32000)
libXau.so.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb75d2000)
libXdmcp.so.6 => /usr/X11R7/lib/libXdmcp.so.6 (0xb75cd000)
libexpat.so.1 => /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1 (0xb75b1000)
#





now lets do it the easy way

click on this
Code:
/root/slaxer_pkg_tools2.2


*I wrote a complete GUI package management system
from scratch its called slaxer_pkgtools2.2

select dependency
select Xdialog as an example only
enjoy the easy way Very Happy
*only works for packages installed as slackware type packages



thanks for reporting back and glad you tried again with
the new package
I hope this little how to helps clear up the dependency questions

Joe
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jul 2010, 23:13    Post subject:  

hey big_bass

Nice job on slaxer pup! Very Happy I gave it a spin on my eeepc 900 and was very impressed. There are a few slight problems though.

When I shut down, I never get a chance to make a pupsave. I just get the message "session not saved" and it shuts off. I checked and it is running in pupmode 5, so maybe there is an issue in the shutdown script.

About every 5 to 6 seconds the mouse cursor freezes for a split second. Also noticed the same thing when scrolling a document or entering text. Not sure if there is some kind of background process causing the problem or a driver issue.

Other than that good deal!
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jul 2010, 11:01    Post subject:  

Hej Joe,

Nice update you got here on your solid and dependable Slaxer_Pup-4.12 Razz

Good idea putting a date on the versions. Makes it easier to keep track of them.

I've put away my ARM-based hardware for a while to concentrate on a couple of surplus HP t5525 Thin Clients I picked up. These have VIA Eden 800 MHz CPUs, 128 MB RAM and 256 MB Flash memory, perfect for running SlaxerPup in other words Wink

What I have in mind is to make a special *server* version of SlaxerPup to run on hardware like this. I was inspired by bchafy's Xin server puplet (http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=55154) which I have been running on the HP t5525.

What I have decided so far is to have the 'SlxrPupServer' puplet work as a printer server and a simple NAS (Network-Attached Storage: the HP t5525 has 4 USB 2.0 ports) for storing and sharing files on a USB HD or Flash drive. I may also try to add some streaming server app and a torrent client (need to figure out how first Wink )

I've already got the printer server part working. I downloaded the p910nd printer daemon source, installed amigo's src2pkg and it compiled easily. Works great with my *2* USB printers, an Epson inkjet and a Brother laser, attached at the same time. Just need to configure CUPS for each printer (using the JetDirect/socket raw printing protocol) on the client PCs and you're ready to print through the HP server Very Happy

Thanks for sticking with SlaxerPup Cool

Paul

PS Almost forgot to thank you for compiling the audio and wifi drivers for the eBox-2300. I'll test them soon and report back.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jul 2010, 11:26    Post subject:  

BTW, here are a couple of apps I compiled using src2pkg to add to your collection.

Note that the forum doesn't allow the .tgz suffix - just remove the .ace ending after downloading.

Afterwards, just click on the file to install in SlaxerPup-cooking Cool
usbutils-0.86-i486-1.tgz.ace
Description  usbutils: handy USB utilities including 'lsusb'
ace

 Download 
Filename  usbutils-0.86-i486-1.tgz.ace 
Filesize  294.66 KB 
Downloaded  341 Time(s) 
p910nd-0.93-i486-1.tgz.ace
Description  p910nd: a small daemon that can turn an old PC into a printer server
ace

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Filename  p910nd-0.93-i486-1.tgz.ace 
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jul 2010, 12:30    Post subject:  

A brief howto for the p910nd printer server daemon

Short description from the p910nd man page

p910nd is a small printer daemon intended for diskless workstations that does not spool to disk but passes the job directly to the printer. Normally a lpr daemon on a spooling host connects to it with a TCP connection on port 910n (where n=0, 1, or 2 for lp0, 1 and 2 respectively). p910nd is particularly useful for diskless Linux workstations such as those set up with LTSP and embedded devices that have a printer hanging off them. Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) supports this protocol, it's called the AppSocket protocol and has the scheme socket://. LPRng also supports this protocol and the syntax is lp=remotehost%9100 in /etc/printcap.

Installing the daemon

Download p910nd-0.93-i486-1.tgz and install in SlaxerPup by clicking on the file name.

You can test it by simply executing p910nd in a terminal
# p910nd &

If you want the daemon to start at every bootup, just include the above line (without the #) in /etc/rc.d/rc.local.

Using the daemon

On your client PC, configure the printer in CUPS. When CUPS asks which URI to use, choose 'socket://' and add the IP address of the 'server', i.e. the PC running the printer daemon (choosing a static IP address for the printer server makes things easier Wink) followed by a colon and the port number).

Example URI: socket://192.168.0.15:9100

That's it!

Advanced - using two printers on the same server

Two printers on the same server is a little more complicated, but I did get it to work. Here's where the 'lsusb' utility came in handy. Two instances of the daemon need to run and the server must somehow determine which daemon controls which physical USB port.

Here's how I did it

1. Connect both printers to USB ports on the server.

2. Start up two printer daemons (in a terminal or in rc.local). The daemons will change name to reflect which port they use.

# p910nd -f /dev/usb/lp0 0 &
# p910nd -f /dev/usb/lp1 1 &

3.
Run lsusb in a terminal and check the output. For example:
# lsusb
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f9:0027 Brother Industries, Ltd HL-2030 Laser Printer
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b8:0005 Seiko Epson Corp. Stylus D88+
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
#

Note that here the Epson printer is on Bus 001 and the Brother printer on Bus 002.

4. On your client PC, add the two printers in CUPS. For example if the printer server has the IP address 192.168.0.15:

Epson printer - Device URI: socket://192.168.0.15:9100
Brother printer - Device URI: socket://192.168.0.15:9101

Here's how the choice was made: The Epson printer has the lower bus number, so give it the first port number (9100). The Brother printer then gets the next higher port number (9101).

I found out the above by experimentation. There is probably a better way to determine which logical port (9100/9101) connects to which physical USB port. Perhaps someone can enlighten me Wink

BTW, this printer daemon will also work with parallel port printers, but I haven't tested that.

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