Hi! My first post (ever). Everything seems to be running well on my Dell latitude e5420, i5-2410M, 4GB,
basic Intel chipset, dual sound, all the bells, but, only a whistle or two. I had some trouble with the wireless. Wasn't seen at all. I have this installed on another laptop with very similar HW and had no problem. I copied the ISO from that machine to flash to put it on the Dell and thought maybe some corruption or whatever. Downloaded a new ISO with Precise (also on this machine) and tried again.
Nope. Same thing. Read the list of installed modules on Hard info and it looked off. Just didn't look
right. Went back to the Gateway, checked out the list and no clue. Back again and tried it and I'm surfing the net. So I guess I fixed it. Ha. Mplayer was not workind yesterday but is today after getting the new pet. Any way, thanks this is a very nice Puppy. Good looking and smart too.
yes not always fast but on balance smokey is. today when i started the torrent download both meownplanet and smokey were not fast. but both finished fast. so somewhat luck of the draw. meownplanet consistently beats all of the ibiblio mirrors for me. with the multiseeded puppylinux/quirky torrents you get to see them all side by side.
transmission consistently beats wget by a long way for each individual mirror, transmission can get the same file faster, from the same mirror than wget can.
5.8.7: My SiS chipset machine continues be a pain. The SiS170 NIC still refuses to connect via SNS and only works with a second attempt and long delay with Dougal's utility. Default delay too short?
The SI7012 sound chip still cannot be set up from the tray icon, setup works from the main 'setup' multiple sound card utility, but refuses to activate afterwards.
SiS has had issues with Puppy many times over the years, but fixes eventually emerged in every case. 'Fraid I don't understand how to achieve this.
Suspect 5.8.7 is OK on other machines - tomorrow, maybe.
Another problem in ..7, FlashPlayer from Salix has vanished from the repo. Only offering is getflash ' already installed' which is of no help for BBCiPlayer. Sadly, show-stopping, but probably no great issue for micko to re-instate?
from a performance point of view - haven't yet detected any advantage over 32bit Slacko on this mediocre laptop
You wont on a mediocre machine. On my old laptop actual slackware64 runs worse as 64 does need more RAM. I have 1 GB in that thing. That said, Slacko64 is noticeably faster on my X2 Athlon with 4GB RAM.
Wow. Lots of fore-thought and planning. What a relief to have a distro with presence and sharing at its core.
Another item that may be of interest to some, the alpha perform very very well on my eeePC. It, unlike some of the others, has 2GB RAM. This alpha has a much more responsive feel than the installed Ubuntu provides (Ubuntu has performed stably since added 4 years ago.) And other 64bit PUPs have been tested over the years on this PC. I am liking what I see in Slacko64
IDEA!!! Maybe this distro should be called "Slacko64" vs Slack64. Maybe, too, the subject in this post which says Slack64 is an oversight.
Thanks for continuing this path for 64bit systems.
Edit: Sorry, old eyes. I think I misread it somewhere. Everywhere else reads SLACKO64..correctly!
"On my old laptop actual slackware64 runs worse as 64 does need more RAM. I have 1 GB in that thing. That said, Slacko64 is noticeably faster on my X2 Athlon with 4GB RAM."
Hmmm! Seems to make my earlier point about appropriateness for me?!!!
Maybe we (that means you, of course, micko) could be looking at a Slacko64lite version, probably running off a 1 or 2Gb stick, basic utilities and apps, suitable for regular tasks only as well as diagnostics and repair on all 64bit boards. Incidentally, over the years, Puppy has proved the most valuable tool for those latter two functions plus demonstrations to the uninitiated. I guess I'm thinking QuirkSlacko64...
https://archive.org/details/Puppy_Linux_Slacko64 is really a resource that cannot be ignored when making torrents. it has both big speed and big capacity.
so i am considering changing meownplanet directories to be named as the names used at https://archive.org/ and building the mktorrents to this directory name.
would be very nice if all mirrors directories containing the files could be the same name then we arent wasting any resources. else it is seeding both torrents which dont compliment each other as the hashes wont match.
so what i am asking is for all mirrors to have the same directory name then everyone can seed the same thing with a torrent made with mktorrent
then put the appropriate files inside each folder so they can still be separate and easier to choose. i can then make torrents for individual release with all mirrors included. it still wont hash with archive.org torrents as the hash will be different.