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#181 Mike_Walsh

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:42 PM

Just a quick word about the packages I produce for Puppy, to anyone who's interested.

 

Please do feel free to have a rummage through the contents of my MediaFire 'Puppy' folder, which can be found at the 'My Puppy Packages' link in my sig. I initially produce these for myself, but if everything works out OK, I'm always more than happy to share. So; dive in, and help yourselves.....that's what they're there for!

 

Guaranteed clean, and free from 'nasties'.....

 

 

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#182 Mike_Walsh

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

Pet package of 'RecordMyDesktop' now available

 

Evening, all.

 

I mentioned RecordMyDesktop back in post #169. I'm starting to get so I actually prefer it to SimpleScreenRecorder, simply because it takes less setting up, and to my mind, the resulting video file is smoother & less 'jerky' (although perhaps that's just my hardware!)

 

I've produced a .pet package of this, using all the required binaries/libs/deps etc. from the 'Trusty' build.....to create a totally self-contained app. For two reasons.....

 

One, I run various Pups that are not 'buntu-based, and (as I've stated many times before) I like to adhere to the Puppy maxim of 'choice in all things'. I happen to think this is a pretty neat screen-capture tool; I know many of you prefer SimpleScreenRecorder, but I just think this is nicer to use. I've tested this in Slacko 5.7.0 & Slacko 5.6.0, and it works perfectly. It also works, without incident, in Racy 5.5.

The other reason I put this together is because I've recently started using greengeek's 'VoxPup', based on Upup Raring (with experimental voice control). Okay, I know what you're thinking; 'Isn't this a 'buntu-based Pup?' Indeed it is.....but what y'all need to remember is that Upup Raring was based on Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail', which was one of the intermediate, short-term versions between the LTS (Long Term Support) releases, which are supported for 5 years. These are only supported for 9 months, before the repos are archived, and become basically inaccessible to the public. 

The upshot of this is that Raring's repos went off-line years ago (probably before I even joined the Puppy Forum back in June '14), and no longer connect, much less function. So, my 'Raring' has been set up entirely with .pet & SFS packages. And it works pretty well, too! 

 

Do remember, as I stated above; the 'encoding' session which takes place after closure very often runs on to well over 100%, as reported by the progress bar. This appears to be perfectly normal; just be patient! I admit, it does seem to take rather longer in the Slackos than it does in the 'buntus.....but it still gets there (eventually!) Perhaps something 'extra' is required, although the terminal doesn't report anything missing. It does, however, function as intended. 

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The .pet for this is available from here:- 


http://www.mediafire.com/file/boao458iide574b/RecordMyDesktop-0.3.8.1-i686.pet

Feedback would be appreciated on this one, if anybody decides to give it a whirl..... 

Enjoy. 



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 09:48 AM

Some very welcome news for y'all!

 

One of our community members has figured out the required script modifications to allow 'Puppians' to continue using the Blink-based browsers (Chrome, Chromium itself, SlimJet, Iron, etc.)

 

Since the release of Chrome 62, Google will no longer permit the running of Chrome as a 'root' user under any circumstance whatsoever. If you elect to run without a sandbox, it now refuses to even think about starting. It's only been this ability to do so that's kept the Blink browsers available to the community at all.....and there's plenty (like me) who can't stand FireFox.

 

The member in question has re-worked the wrapper-script in such a way as to permit those of us who package the things to allow the browser package to run as a 'normal user', while being completely isolated from the rest of the system, along with a small 'chown' script that lets downloaded items save to your normal, root-owned Downloads directory. This lets the rest of your Puppy system carry on running as root in the normal way.

 

So Chrome will continue to be available for Puppy, as usual. Just thought some of you might be curious as to how Puppies are coping with these new 'restrictions'...

 

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:43 PM

OpenSCAD 3D CAD modelling app

 

Evening, kiddiwinks. 

OpenSCAD is a well-known, text-controlled open-source 3D modelling application, which in recent years has become more commonly used for assembling 3D shapes (simple or complex), before then using appropriate software to translate them to physical output through a 3D printer. 

Following this post by forum member ravensrest:- 

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111995 

.....about the requirement for a 3D modelling application, to work along with the printer control AppImage he's found which works in Tahrpup64, I did some digging around and came up with OpenSCAD. Along with Windows and Mac packages (and the usual host of instructions for installation via the different distro package managers), they produce a couple of 'generic' tar.gz packages for Linux; one 64-bit, one 32-bit. 

After unzipping with UExtract, you have a straight-forward set of directories, along with an install script that merely places them into the appropriate locations, and sets up necessary links. It starts from the /usr/bin/openscad script with no fuss, although you may get a wee moan about the version of OpenGL in use by your Pup. It still functions fine, apparently. 

ravensrest informs me that it works well. 

The only snag with this method of 'installing' is that it means a 'manual uninstall'. For many, this can be a daunting task. To this end, I've made up 32- and 64-bit .pet & SFS packages.....for anybody else who might be looking for something to 'fit the bill' for this particular scenario. 

These are available from my MediaFire a/c, at the following location:- 

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/j98h9x8ncirhm/OpenSCAD_3D_CAD 

Having thrown the 32-bit version at various assorted Puppies, it even works straight off in 'problematic' breeds like Racy 5.5 and Lucid. I think it's fair to say this will almost certainly work in all 5-series Pups. 

Hope they may prove useful for some of you. Enjoy. 


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Posted 16 November 2017 - 01:34 PM

FIREFOX 57 'QUANTUM' in Puppy...

 

Evening, all.

 

I'm not a Firefox fan. Haven't been for a long time. But I've heard so much about this new Firefox I thought I'd better give it a whirl, so.....I downloaded and installed it in Xenialpup 7081 (32-bit).

 

Along with a forum-developed 'fix' for the Pulseaudio issue (using 'apulse'), and a small modification to 'about:config', FF57 fires up and runs nicely. NetFlix is now totally seamless (nice one!), after ticking the DRM box under 'Content'.

 

My overall impression is that if you squint at it with your eyes half-closed, and use your imagination, you could almost be running Chrome itself. They are honestly that much alike now. And I wouldn't like to say whether that's a good thing.....or a bad one.

 

Has Firefox lost its unique character, at long last?

 

 

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:50 AM

I'm still here. The thread's still alive.....

 

SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016

 

For anyone who wants a more lightweight alternative to L.Office, who's running a really elderly, RAM-challenged machine, or a very 'lean' Puppy, I've just put together .pet and SFS packages for SoftMaker GmbH's 'FreeOffice 2016', a highly M$-compatible office suite. It's more than capable of handling the newest document formats, including, naturally, .docx.

 

There's fewer components than there are in L.Office; essentially, you get a word processor (like Word), spreadsheet (equiv to Excel), and presentation/slide show stuff (like PowerPoint). In all honesty, the majority of folks running Linux want a word processor compatible with M$ Word.....and this thing delivers. In spades.

 

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You can find them at my MediaFire a/c, as usual, at the following link:-

 

http://www.mediafire.com/folder/2av9g55x84wb8/SoftMaker_FreeOffice

 

This'll run in almost any Pup. 32-bit only at present, although I'll be adding the 64-bit version as and when.

 

Enjoy.

 

 

Mike. :wink:


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 04:58 AM

Hi Mike

 

Was just thinking, you know what would be nice? A Kali Linux .pet. nothing fancy just all the tools from Kali in a nice pet to run on Thar Pup6


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:39 AM

Hi, Nick.

 

Mm. Kind of like a 'Kalipup', eh? There's no end of 'spins' on Puppy, y'know. Let me have a dig through the archives, and see what I can come up with. There's bound to be something that would fit the bill...

 

10 to one somebody's already produced summat similar.

 

 

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:52 AM

Googledrive_gui

 

Morning, all. I have some news for you.

 

Following some inspired work by fredx181, and Mikeb (who's just returned to the fold after a 2 1/2 year absence), Puppians now have our own bang-up-to-date equivalent to the old Ubuntu 'Grive' desktop client for Google Drive!  :thumbup2:

 

I've just installed it to Tahr64.....and it's working really, really well.

 

The 32-bit version is still generating 'teething troubles' (although it's apparently working well in the 'DebianDogs'). However, I'm confident Fred will get this sorted out before very long.

 

For anyone interested, visit

 

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=977401#top

 

.....and take a look. Download links are in the first post.

 

EDIT:-

 

Problem in the 32-bit version was related to 'Ca-Certs' needing to be updated. The solution is detailed in the thread, and a .pet for the updated certificates can be found at the link to my MediaFire a/c. Either that, or run the curl script provided by Fred in this post.

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


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Posted 28 December 2017 - 05:37 PM

Remmina

 

 

I've decided to experiment with Remmina, the open-source remote desktop client.

 

We're currently experiencing problems with TeamViewer, here in the UK. There seems to be a fairly wide-spread 'outage' with the TeamViewer GmbH servers, both for the app itself, and even for access to the web-site itself. I'm trying to get a build completed for the new TV13, but can't access the downloads page at the moment; in fact, the problem's been there for around 2 weeks now.....and no end in sight, as yet.

 

Grrr..! Most annoying.

 

Anyroad, I'll keep y'all posted as to the outcome with Remmina. It'll be interesting to see how easy it is to use. Anyone fancies giving this a try, there is a .pet package available in trapster's reply to the sole Remmina thread on the Puppy Forums, here:-

 

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=622574#622574

 

I may have a go at putting together a more up-to-date package for Remmina, although the existing 0.9.3 one seems to run OK. I believe the current version is up around the 1.2.1 mark, or thereabouts.

 

 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 10:32 AM

As promised above, I have built a more up-to-date package of Remmina for Puppy. 

 

I've modified the existing 'Trusty' package. Even with adding nearly 2 dozen libs'n'stuff, and assorted other things, the .pet is still less than a meg in size.....and only 2 and a bit when installed.

 

It's the 1.0.0 package (actually, it's 0.9.99.1, but everybody has packaged it as 1.0.0, so.....your guess is as good as mine..!) It so far works fine in Slacko 560/570, Tahr 606, Precise 571 and Upup Raring.

 

Anybody who's interested in trying it out, you can find it here:-

 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/z4qq4bgc5lbjbw9/Remmina-1.0.0-s14.0-i686.pet

 

Feedback would be appreciated. Enjoy.

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


Edited by Mike_Walsh, 29 December 2017 - 03:12 PM.

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:51 PM

I would try it our but I am testing Linspire on the lappy that usually has puppy on it,

 

I am buying another laptop.

 

I think this will make a great Puppy box. .

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/NEW-PENDO-3385286-14-1-Intel-Atom-Processor-4GB-32GB-Laptop/112622462684?epid=20004831272&hash=item1a38d266dc:g:6~EAAOSwYVFZ3kpP


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:00 PM

Mmm. I agree, Nick; that looks like it'll make an excellent 'vehicle' for Pup.

 

32 GB may not be much for Windoze nowadays (I believe Win10 takes up something like nearly 15 GB when installed? Ouch..!), but for Puppy, that's like having a backyard the size of Tasmania..!

 

Is that actually a hard drive, or is it an SSD? D'you know? 'Cos whatever it is, I have a sneaking suspicion it'll be soldered to the mobo...

 

 

Mike.  :wink:


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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:12 PM

It says HD

 

Anyway if I need more storage SD cards are cheap enough.

 

Lexar 128GB Pro SD 633x,  $99


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:45 PM

 

Every time something like this comes up, the scare-mongering starts..... I swear some folks aren't happy unless they have got summat to whinge, worry and moan about all the time!

 

Mike.  :wink:

 

Yes that's true, there's always those who looks for an excuse to complain about anything, day in & out. :thumbdown:

 

Yet this is a big deal, far larger than the small percentage of XP holdouts, and maybe larger than the Windows 7 ones come 2020, which will be a frigging mess for Microsoft. There's going to be lots of CPU's left unpatched, no one will take the responsibility to 'do the right thing' in patching all affected models on the market that's still in use. Yes, some are a decade to 15 years old, still not an excuse for Intel to provide a patch via their website, it can't be that hard for engineers to rewrite firmware properly, like they should had done from the go. Then we have the issue of Intel trying to be 'too' backwards compatible, they should never had allowed the 86-64 (or whatever) to take place, rather a 64 bit CPU for these users, 32 bit for those never intending an upgrade. That wouldn't had been hard to do, not at the time of SP2, force all XP users onto 64 bit & not permitting Vista 64 downgrades to XP Pro 32 bit (on the same hardware).

 

We;'ll soon all this aete how this effects folks, money talks & the trash walks. :)

 

Cat


Performing full disc images weekly and keeping important data off of the 'C' drive as generated can be the best defence against Malware/Ransomware attacks, as well as a wide range of other issues. 





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