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by geocacher
11 Dec 2017, 20:32
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: USM - Updates fail
Replies: 10
Views: 243

USM - Updates fail

Thanks - Ed, please give me a little bit more explanation for this.
by geocacher
11 Dec 2017, 20:01
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: USM - Updates fail
Replies: 10
Views: 243

USM - Updates fail

Hi - this issue continues to be a pest... I tried the steps outlined by Cestrian in #3 above - commented / un commented different mirror sites and still am not having any luck at getting this to work. At one point it made it to the point of updating the database for slackware and then upon completio...
by geocacher
07 Dec 2017, 21:29
Forum: General chat
Topic: Distro hopping - Do you Distro hop?
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Distro hopping - Do you Distro hop?

I have Mint on my regular machine, however, I have Wyse Thin Client rig that has a 1gig flash memory card that I have been experimenting with and trying out Linux light distros. I tried several before coming to Porteus and then I was having 'update' issues with Porteus - I posted here on the forum a...
by geocacher
07 Dec 2017, 21:00
Forum: General chat
Topic: Wine on Porteus
Replies: 7
Views: 169

Wine on Porteus

Greetings,
Can you install Wine successfully on Porteus? Where do you find it and what is the process? Is it easy to use for running Windows programs?
Thanks
by geocacher
06 Dec 2017, 22:38
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: USM - Updates fail
Replies: 10
Views: 243

USM - Updates fail

brokenman wrote:
05 Dec 2017, 22:37
:Yahoo!:
For a newbie you did surprisingly well! This is exactly what I would have done. Everything exactly the same, except for the puppy part.
Thanks :Bravo:
by geocacher
05 Dec 2017, 20:03
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: USM - Updates fail
Replies: 10
Views: 243

USM - Updates fail

OH - I had missed these responses (the response notifier must have died on me) and moved on to give Puppy Linux a try. Puppy installed and updated itself, however, I have not been able to successfully get Wine to install and run so I could get the APRS program up and running. I still have my Porteus...
by geocacher
16 Nov 2017, 20:24
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: USM - Updates fail
Replies: 10
Views: 243

USM - Updates fail

Greetings, I have installed Porteus on a Wyse R90L thin client machine and all appears to run in pretty good order. I next wanted to install Xastir. I decided to first go through the update manager tool. As soon as I start the application, it pops up with a notice that indicates missing database fil...
by geocacher
31 Oct 2017, 18:49
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Install applications from source
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Install applications from source

Thanks for your reply! Glad Xastir will work with Porteus. I have successfully installed Porteus on the Flash Memory of the Wyse thin client machine and all is working as expected. Now on to configuring the WiFi USB dongle so I can get on the internet to retrieve motif and Xastir along with anything...
by geocacher
30 Oct 2017, 17:33
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Install applications from source
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Install applications from source

Greetings, I have been playing with Porteus on an old Wyse Thin Client PC that has a 1 gig flash memory card and Windows XP embed as the OS. Porteus has been working well with hardware running from a USB memory stick. I wanted to install Porteus to the flash memory card - replacing Windows XP emdbed...