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ShakaZ

Joined: 09 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 09:34    Post subject:  Function Key on Aspire One D260  

Hello,

I've just done a frugal install of Fluppy 13 on an Aspire One D260.
Of course it's very fast compared to the Windows Starter edition that came with the machine, which is exactly why I told my friend we should try Puppy on her machine. She was pretty impressed with the responsiveness.
Fluppy detected the wifi card fine, and flash being already provided was a bonus too, as she's mainly a heavy browser user.

Now about the big issue that remains before having Fluppy take over.
The fn (function) key is always active, which means that any key providing an alternate symbol with the fn key will print that symbol instead of the normal one unless fn key is pressed.
This is a real showstopper for someone who writes a lot of news and articles on the internet.
Keyboard layout is set to french Belgian. I tried to change the keyboard config several times, including using the xorg method, but the function key remains active.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 09:36    Post subject:  Function Key on Aspire One D260  

sorry double post....
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 10:11    Post subject:  

It sounds as though it may be an error in the Belgian version as I have Fluppy on several laptops and netbooks and it does not occur in English.

Hopefully someone will be able to duplicate your problem, identify where is the coding error, and repair it quickly.

It is wonderful news that Fluppy has impressed your friend as a superior replacement for a MS version of windows.

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ShakaZ

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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 13:41    Post subject:  

Thanks for helping edoc.

I tried US keyboard which worked, then rebooted with a clean Fluppy. At reboot I remembered the enable CapsLock option was selected the first time I configured Fluppy.
This time I didn't select it and now the keyboard works as expected with Belgian layout Razz

Now there's just one little issue left, I couldn't remember it when writing the first post.
I'd like to have the mouse pointer move a bit faster but couldn't find how to do that in the mouse configuration.
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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun 2011, 19:08    Post subject:  

Control Panel

Software

pupX

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CoronelN

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 06:43    Post subject:  

Netbook was working good...

installed wbar

and now x do not start, run xorgwizard lets me select vesa or xorg then drops to cursor...

I am sad, fluppy seems like the OS i want but there is no point in spending 2 days setting all to your liking to have it crash like that.

I needed to vent a like bit
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 09:03    Post subject:
Subject description: Wbar barrier
 

Hey CoronelN-
sorry to see you having wbar troubles (on a few threads). I've had similar hassles in the past, and there was a problem identified somewheres regarding a wbar+config pet recently posted. Did you try catdude's remedy here by any chance http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=19742&start=135? HTH

Whups - just checking that link and it's to a much earlier wbar. Worked for me anyway in stu90's Lucid-lite. Were the instructions here ok for you http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WbarInstall?

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CoronelN

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 09:29    Post subject:  

I checked little bit, the bar was working then i restarted and i was dropped to #_

ran Xwin it dropped back to
#

Ran xorgwizard the same dropped back to
#

then i gave up, i am really upset as i have had this lappy for 1 week now and instead of using have been trying fluppy and and pemasu's snow but both have crashed on me for no apparent reason.

I suspected bad ram, did several tests and all semms alright..

i am trying Ubuntu 11.04 now it is slow but faster than 7 will see if after 2 or 3 reboots it crashes on me then is either my lappy which is defective or linux is not for me Razz

I bought the thing cause i am writting a book.... have spent so much time trying to make it work that i cant remember now what the book was about...
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 10:05    Post subject:  

Hi! I've downloaded a full version of midori web browser and it crashes while watching in youtube.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 10:30    Post subject:  

grimoire wrote:
Hi! I've downloaded a full version of midori web browser and it crashes while watching in youtube.

From my experience (not in Fluppy, but in other systems) Midori is vey weak browser. It does not support many features which other browsers do.
Also that depends on version of Midori you're using.

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tatamata

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 15:07    Post subject:  

CoronelN wrote:
I checked little bit, the bar was working then i restarted and i was dropped to #_

ran Xwin it dropped back to
#

Ran xorgwizard the same dropped back to
#

then i gave up, i am really upset as i have had this lappy for 1 week now and instead of using have been trying fluppy and and pemasu's snow but both have crashed on me for no apparent reason.

I suspected bad ram, did several tests and all semms alright..

i am trying Ubuntu 11.04 now it is slow but faster than 7 will see if after 2 or 3 reboots it crashes on me then is either my lappy which is defective or linux is not for me Razz

I bought the thing cause i am writting a book.... have spent so much time trying to make it work that i cant remember now what the book was about...

Before you completely dismiss Puppy, please try SnowPuppy, it is also very good and suitable for netbooks.
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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 16:27    Post subject:  

grimoire wrote:
Hi! I've downloaded a full version of midori web browser and it crashes while watching in youtube.


There is a fix for that ... although I don't remember what it is. Midori is *very* stable, very versatile, and very small.

I use Midori all the time and the only thing I have found that it doesn't handle is Silverlight apps - which Moonlight is supposed to cover but I don't know if Moonlight works with Midori.

Rats at MS just *had* to create yet another proprietary app. Grrrr.

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PostPosted: Fri 10 Jun 2011, 19:05    Post subject:
Subject description: Erratic Frisbee
 

On one of our laptops the modem keeps connecting and disconnecting.
The hardware connection appears to be intact.

I did observe that Bluetooth wants to be ON every time I toggle it OFF and then reboot, and I seem to recall that there may have been a prior problem in Fluppy where Bluetooth and Wifi collided and Bluetooth needed to be disabled.

I have no idea why Bluetooth is suddenly active as there is no Bluetooth device in this laptop.

WDYT?

UPDATE: The problem appears to have been hardware - the little USB wireless nic has apparently failed. A PCMCIA device has now replaced it.

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Shep

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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 07:36    Post subject:  

CoronelN wrote:
I bought the thing cause i am writting a book.... have spent so much time trying to make it work that i cant remember now what the book was about...

I believe your book was to be in praise of open-source software solutions. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat 11 Jun 2011, 10:11    Post subject:  

Shep wrote:
CoronelN wrote:
I bought the thing cause i am writting a book.... have spent so much time trying to make it work that i cant remember now what the book was about...

I believe your book was to be in praise of open-source software solutions. Cool


I feel his pain ...

I have two books I am supposed to be working on (OK, really three, but I am trying not to think about how far behind I am) but the distractions of life and finicky-technology seem to swallow-up all of the productive hours of the day!

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