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UCF2FS Pup – Released 28th January 2015 -Popcorn Time
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ETP


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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan 2015, 05:43    Post subject:  UCF2FS Pup – Released 28th January 2015 -Popcorn Time
Subject description: Based on 666philb’s Unicorn building block Pup
 

UCF2FS Pup – Released 28th January 2015

Overview & Slideshow:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09fml1aU1lZmE0TVB3WmNZNVB2bGRjQzFhOFlNZU95a2VENWRSWFJmTkdJLVk&usp=sharing

This Pup uses as its base the alternate f2fs image of 666philb's Unicorn-6.0 building block puplet. It may be best described as a big brother to ChromeCast Pup V3 but is suitable for larger monitors.

The changes to the base image are mainly cosmetic but the following have been added:

• Latest version of Chrome stable. (Full sandboxing)
• Latest versions of Videostream, Google Cast, & a locally held version of Sid’s cast.
• Latest Thunderbird.
• Leafpad.
• FbBox-1.0.
• Netflix.
• Optional Popcorn Time pet. (Automatic update once installed)
• Optional pet (GetLatestChromeVersion-V2.pet) to keep Chrome updated.

The intended target is a 8GB or larger USB2 or USB3 stick.
The image ucf2fs_pup.img.xz 287MB, MD5sum and install procedure can be found in the link above.

Setup:

Ethernet.
On first boot there will be a red cross on the system tray network icon.
1. Click on the “Lan” desktop icon. An 8169 driver will be shown but not with your Mac address.

2. Delete it & then click on Eth0.

3. SNS should then establish a connection which you should O/K but the red cross will still show.

4. Restart X to eliminate the red cross. Test Internet access & if O/K click on the desktop “save” icon.

Other Settings.
1. OOTB the settings are optimised for 1920x1080. Reduce your global font size from 102 dpi to 96 or less depending on your resolution.

2. Visit Quick Setup to make your usual changes. Having done so restart X and then click on the “save” icon again.

More details:

This Pup contains a small fat32 boot partition and a larger f2fs partition which contains the main sfs plus a ready made save-folder with 3.3GB of free space.
In addition, if you target a 16 GB stick, an unallocated free space of 11GB will be available to create a third partition in the format of your choice.

Pupsaveconfig has been preset to "always ask" at shutdown or reboot so it makes an ideal test bed. It provides some of the speed advantages of a full install to f2fs whilst
still performing in the same manner as an ISO running entirely in RAM.
Upon re-booting or at shutdown the option to save the session or not will always be offered.
This can be very handy when your latest experimental addition has gone pear shaped as by not saving the session you in effect wipe the slate clean and can start again.
The desktop “save” icon can be clicked at any time and it makes sense to save a session before trying something risky or when having installed a dotpet that you wish to retain.

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PostPosted: Sat 31 Jan 2015, 06:29    Post subject: UCF2FS Pup – Released January 2015
Subject description: Based on 666philb’s Unicorn building block Pup
 

Reserved for Additional info, tips & FAQ:

1. The Prt Scr key invokes PupSnap.

2. The black Retrovol speaker icon does not show up well with the default wallpaper.
To rectify this install the attached dotpet, then open up a terminal and type one of the following:
Code:
# retrovol_speaker green
# retrovol_speaker blue
# retrovol_speaker yellow
# retrovol_speaker red
# retrovol_speaker orange
# retrovol_speaker cyan
# retrovol_speaker magenta
TIP:
magenta looks O/K.

3. EDIT 14th Feb - Known problem.

Upon restarting X following for example a language change, the default wallpaper may be replaced by a grey GTK background.
To avoid or rectify that problem please download the wallpaper in the fix directory and place it in
/usr/share/backgrounds. Then reboot ensuring that you save the session.
https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09fml1aU1lZmE0TVB3WmNZNVB2bGRjQzFhOFlNZU95a2VENWRSWFJmTkdJLVk&usp=sharing

4. EDIT 20th Feb - PPM Problem.
A service pack is attached which addresses a couple of issues in PPM.
Thanks go to forum member Billtoo for identifying the problem and to forum
member Radky for providing the solutions.

5. EDIT
For users of Netflix a pet (ucf2fsNetflixFix-V1)is available in the download folder to create a menu item.
The main icon can be dragged onto the desktop from usr/share/applications once the pet has been installed.
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Sylvander

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 07:01    Post subject:  

In reply to this post by ETP:
Google Cast versions in:
Tahrpup: 15.114.0.1
Unicorn: 14.1113.0.4
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 07:28    Post subject: Netflix working then not working.  

Hi Sylvander,

Chrome extensions are sometimes slow to update.
To force an update visit the Extensions page and tick developer mode.
Then click on the "Update extensions now" tab which will appear.
Allow a few minutes for all extensions to update.
Untick developer mode when they have.

Cast should move to 15.114.0.1 (Rollout commenced 28th January)
Videostream to 2.0.1.3 if not already on it. (Rollout commenced 29th January)

Also power cycle your Chromecast dongle as firmware version 22062
was rolled out starting on 20th January.
(You cannot check the version without the Android app but a power cycle
should ensure that it updates.)

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 07:38    Post subject: Re: Netflix working then not working.  

1.
ETP wrote:
...To force an update visit the Extensions page and tick developer mode.
Then click on the "Update extensions now" tab which will appear.
Allow a few minutes for all extensions to update.
Untick developer mode when they have.

Will do, and report back when completed.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Job done; "Google Cast" now fully functioning, video displaying on TV via Chromecast dongle.
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2.
ETP wrote:
Also power cycle your Chromecast dongle as firmware version 22062...

I do not comprehend.
What exactly does it mean to: "power cycle your Chromecast dongle"?

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 07:50    Post subject:  

Unplug it from the TV & also remove the usb power supply from
the other end for a minute. Then connect it all up again.

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 07:58    Post subject:  

1.
ETP wrote:
Unplug it from the TV & also remove the usb power supply from
the other end for a minute. Then connect it all up again.

Done.

2.
ETP wrote:
You cannot check the version without the Android app but a power cycle should ensure that it updates.

Could you explain what this means?
Which Android app?
How do I check the version?
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 08:12    Post subject:  

Please see item 4 on list.
https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/3210071?hl=en

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Feb 2015, 12:37    Post subject:  

The Chromecast app is already version 22062, as is specified as the latest, so there's no need to update. Very Happy
The "Chromecast" app was listed amongst the installed apps on the "Samsung Galaxy Tab-2" 10.1 tablet running Android-4.2.2.

Many thanks for your assistance.
I'm delighted.
Yet again your help has been much valued. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Feb 2015, 17:41    Post subject: UCF2FS Pup – Released January 2015  

The optional Popcorn Time dotpet for UCF2FS Pup has been updated to V2 and is based on version 0.3.7.2 that was released today.

If you have already installed the original pet you need do nothing as PT will automatically update.

Google Cast should now be on version 15.114.0.1
Videostream for Chromecast should be on version 2.15.2.13000

This Pup is suitable for anyone using a Chromecast dongle controlled from a large screened laptop or PC. For small wireless netbooks please see ChromeCast Pup.

The new pet & slideshow showing the features can be found here:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_iVVJCd9q09fml1aU1lZmE0TVB3WmNZNVB2bGRjQzFhOFlNZU95a2VENWRSWFJmTkdJLVk&usp=sharing

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PostPosted: Tue 17 Feb 2015, 14:49    Post subject: UCF2FS Pup – Released January 2015 -Popcorn Time  

New install to a 32gb SDHC card, pc is a lenovo ThinkCentre:

video-info-glx 1.5.3 Tue 17 Feb 2015 on unicornpup 6.0 Linux 3.14.20 i686
0.0 VGA compatible controller:
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV530 [Radeon X1600 PRO]
oem: ATI ATOMBIOS
product: RV530 01.00

X Server: Xorg Driver: radeon
X.Org version: 1.16.0
dimensions: 3200x900 pixels (846x238 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
OpenGL vendor string: X.Org R300 Project
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RV530
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.0

Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz
Core 0: @2003 1: @2003 MHz

The only problem so far is after adding an application from PPM the
panel disappears,need to restart X to get it back.
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Feb 2015, 23:31    Post subject: UCF2FS Pup – Released January 2015 -Popcorn Time  

To test it's portability (and for something to do) I moved the verbatim
usb multi card reader to my mac mini and booted up UCF2FS Pup:

video-info-glx 1.5.3 Tue 17 Feb 2015 on unicornpup 6.0 Linux 3.14.20 i686
2.0 VGA compatible controller:
Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
oem: Intel(R) Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics Chipset Accelerated VGA BIOS
product: Intel(R) Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics Controller Hardware Version 0.0

X Server: Xorg Driver: intel
X.Org version: 1.16.0
dimensions: 1920x1080 pixels (507x285 millimeters)
depth of root window: 24 planes

direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
OpenGL vendor string: Intel Open Source Technology Center
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Ivybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL core profile version string: 3.3 (Core Profile) Mesa 10.3.0

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
Core 0: @1549 1: @1540 2: @1527 3: @1569 MHz

It went straight to the desktop,needed to run network setup for
eth0,using external speakers so ran alsamixer to set sound levels.

It's working well.
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Feb 2015, 04:01    Post subject: UCF2FS Pup – Released January 2015 -Popcorn Time  

Hi Billtoo,

Thanks for testing this Pup. Your dual monitor setup seems to suit it.

Quote:
The only problem so far is after adding an application from PPM the
panel disappears,need to restart X to get it back.


There are three possible suspects for that. In his original post on unicorn Pup upon which this is based, 666philb warned that installing udev & xkb-data could break things.

More likely though is an issue with radky’s FbBox-1.0. that was originally issued on 3rd April 2014. The following post in that thread dated 11th January 2015 is the only similar report that I can find:
www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=820413#820413
Radky is currently working on FbBox-2.0 but when released recommends a new installation rather than adding to an existing FbBox-1.0 environment.

Finally I might have messed something up but I know not what! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015, 15:56    Post subject: Re: UCF2FS Pup – Released January 2015 -Popcorn Time  

ETP wrote:
Hi Billtoo,
Thanks for testing this Pup. Your dual monitor setup seems to suit it.


I want to keep UCF2FS Pup on my mac mini so I made a new one for my
ThinkCentre desktop.
With the applications that come with it + xine,kdegames,others from PPM,
+ some pets smplayer,smtube (pets by scabz),this is one great pup Smile

Thanks very much.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb 2015, 17:27    Post subject:  

Quote:
The only problem so far is after adding an application from PPM the
panel disappears,need to restart X to get it back.


Hi ETP and Billtoo,

UCF2FS is based on 666philb's original release of Unicorn-6.0 which has a developmental version of petget with numerous bugs (now fixed in Woof CE).

One of the Unicorn-6.0 petget bugs is incompatibilty with fbpanel and lxpanel when fixmenus is called after installing a package through PPM.

To 'fix' the fixmenus bug in UCF2FS, go to /usr/local/petget/installpreview.sh (line 478 of that version) and change:
Code:
 /usr/sbin/fixmenus

to
Code:
 nohup /usr/sbin/fixmenus

Thanks

PS - After some delay, FbBox-2.0 is in final beta testing. Smile

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