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nubc


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Dec 2013, 09:10    Post subject:  

Manjaro 0.8.8 would not boot on my Dell Dimension 3100. First it failed to install the sound card (driver), then couldn't do Network, then the Logon daemon failed, and things went downhill from there. I guess I'll wait until Manjaro gets out of beta.
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James C


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Dec 2013, 05:25    Post subject:  

Moved away from Debian Testing for a while to Stable...Wheezy. No eyecandy yet..... Smile

Code:
james@wheezy ~ $ uname -a
Linux wheezy 3.11-0.bpo.2-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.11.8-1~bpo70+1 (2013-11-21) i686 GNU/Linux
james@wheezy ~ $
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rokytnji


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PostPosted: Sat 21 Dec 2013, 17:17    Post subject:  

Bike Tuner Laptop running Mint Mate 64bit. Runs Windows 7 also.

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stu91


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Location: England. Dpup. Dell Inspiron 1501

PostPosted: Sun 22 Dec 2013, 02:02    Post subject:  

stu91 wrote:
Switched from Bodhi to Crunchbang for my full HDD install - going to try and leave it be and just use it as my main OS over the Christmas period.

Well the no tinkering rule didn't last so long Very Happy had to swap pulseaudio for alsa - the only thing i seem to read of pulseaudio is people having issues with it, makes you wonder how it is a default in many distros
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Colonel Panic


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Dec 2013, 07:06    Post subject:  

stu91 wrote:
stu91 wrote:
Switched from Bodhi to Crunchbang for my full HDD install - going to try and leave it be and just use it as my main OS over the Christmas period.

Well the no tinkering rule didn't last so long Very Happy had to swap pulseaudio for alsa - the only thing i seem to read of pulseaudio is people having issues with it, makes you wonder how it is a default in many distros


I agree totally. If I install a new distro and the sound is rubbish, there's a good chance PulseAudio is installed by default.

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peebee


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PostPosted: Mon 23 Dec 2013, 06:17    Post subject: Simplicity changes direction again  

What a strange distribution Simplicity Linux is.....

For their latest offering - 14.1Beta - they have jumped ship again and are using Slacko5.6 as their base + LxPup-by-SFS (an old version) + various bits from XFCE.

You would think that their users would get very confused by their repeated changes of direction.....

The worry is that quite a lot of people are downloading Simplicity and maybe read that it is a Puppy derivative without understanding that the Simplicity team seem to make no contribution or acknowledgement to the Puppy community.

I guess we should be pleased that they are able to use so many Puppy components without apparently finding any problems during their extensive testing.....

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 06:21    Post subject: Porteus v3.0-rc1  

Porteus v3.0-rc1 is out

http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=2953

Based on Slackware14.1 with k3.12.4 so pretty "up-to-date"

I downloaded the LXDE version. Seems to run fine. Openbox3.5.2 and PcManFM1.1.2

The Broadcom WL driver seems to be a new version:
eth1: Broadcom BCM4312 802.11 Hybrid Wireless Controller 6.30.223.141

so this will need investigation.....wifi connection on my HP550 laptop worked OTB.

FirefoxESR24 included.

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nooby

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PostPosted: Tue 24 Dec 2013, 06:31    Post subject:  

If Puppy had not existed then most likely
I would have made use ofPorteus or latest Slax
or maybe Knoppix? But their forum Moderator
seems to not like my too naive style. So
Porteus most likely.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Dec 2013, 06:26    Post subject:  

I find at the moment I'm using other distros a lot less than I am Puppy, not least because Puppy is the one distro which makes my seven year old computer feel something like a new machine (and I don't really want to upgrade if I don't have to).
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Dean


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Dec 2013, 13:46    Post subject:  

Colonel Panic wrote:
I find at the moment I'm using other distros a lot less than I am Puppy, not least because Puppy is the one distro which makes my seven year old computer feel something like a new machine (and I don't really want to upgrade if I don't have to).

You should give Manjaro a spin Razz

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Dec 2013, 15:22    Post subject:  

Dean did you do a full install of a frugal install.

Was it on the original NTFS or did you create
a separate partition?

what boot code did you use for grub4dos

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Dec 2013, 04:53    Post subject:  

Here I am testing Centrych that latest DistroWatch writes about .
http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20131223#feature

Quote:

Centrych OS is an Ubuntu-based project which is developed with the philosophy
that the best solution is a middle ground between two contending views.


I made a frugal boot but are not good at explaining how I did it.
I will try to find the code on the HD but maybe I have to reboot
into puppy for to do it. I am not used to this xfce that mimic KDE style.

The HD is named Isodevice so it was easier than what I thought.

Quote:

title centrych
root (hd0,0) /centrych-desktop_12.iso
kernel /centrych/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/centrych-desktop_12.iso
initrd /centrych/casper/initrd.lz


I had to rename the iso file as above and place it in home

I have not really tested it just told Firefox 25 to run and logged in to Puppy forum.

It is a frugal live so you have to figure out how to do persistence.
I even fail to remember how to tell it to do Swedish keyboard.

set xkbdmap se maybe

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Dec 2013, 05:58    Post subject:  

This time I tested the xfce version.
Not sure what I was in first time.

This is the code that I used this time
Code:
title centrych centrych-desktop_12 bypass-ubiquity noswap quiet splash xcentrych --
 root (hd0,0) /centrych-desktop_12.iso
  kernel /centrych/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/centrych-desktop_12.iso bypass-ubiquity noswap quiet splash xcentrych
  initrd /centrych/casper/initrd.lz


The xcentrych tell the boot to go into the Xfce
so what was I in when I first booted

It is a bit slow due to how big it is and it is not run in RAM
But not so slow that one don\t want to use it as a live.
What it lack is an easy way for a noob to get how to make changes persistent.

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Dec 2013, 10:24    Post subject:  

nooby wrote:
Dean did you do a full install of a frugal install.

Was it on the original NTFS or did you create
a separate partition?

what boot code did you use for grub4dos

I did a full install via a live DVD.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Dec 2013, 04:53    Post subject:  

Dean wrote:
Colonel Panic wrote:
I find at the moment I'm using other distros a lot less than I am Puppy, not least because Puppy is the one distro which makes my seven year old computer feel something like a new machine (and I don't really want to upgrade if I don't have to).

You should give Manjaro a spin Razz


Thanks for the suggestion. I have tried Manjaro in the past and thought it was a good distro but it seems there are problems with the GRUB configuration at the moment.

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