Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#46 by wread » 28 Mar 2011, 13:55

Try this one (I could finally modify it!, but in console mode only). My md5sum for 002-xorg.xzm is broken

http://www.mediafire.com/?378ctnxhwe360ea

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#47 by Hamza » 28 Mar 2011, 17:23

That won't work. It can read an ext4 partition but as far as i know windows won't create ext partitions.
Ok , but we can write a batch file for install our Porteus with Unetbootin

Commands List : http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/unetbo ... i/commands

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#48 by wread » 30 Mar 2011, 02:20

@brokenman
By chance I found that one:
In kde, run mc; then cd to /etc/rc.d and go to rc.4 and try to view it by pressing F3, voila! mc complains the script is broken! fanthom, please check on that! :oops:

As I understand the script is a little bit spaghetti-twisted, it asks if we are using kde, then run kdm (the switch) or ldxe and then run ldxm correspondingly.

Somehow the genius of fanthom is far ahead of mc and the Midnight Commander couldn't make it. So as the script is, it runs ldxm always and kdm behaves bad.

As a trial, I made a script in rootcopy/etc/rd.d that forces kdm to run (I don't use ldxe); and kdm performs now differently, but still not 100% correct. Maybe we can find out still other undiscovered secrets o KDM.

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#49 by brokenman » 30 Mar 2011, 06:10

Hmmm.

Fanthom and i discussed this earlier. I found that booting broke when i used the cheat code noload=kde and so i made my own rc.4 which worked ok. Fanthom also rewrote rc.4 to search `cat /proc/cmdline` for the lxde cheat (with a space before & after) which will boot lxde. This is the line that was changed:

"(^|[[:space:]])lxde([[:space:]]|\$)"

This is what mc is struggling to parse (for me) although it works find during boot time. After testing thoroughly i found that his version of rc.4 works fine although the somewhat unconventional string above makes me a little squeamish. I believe this is also what Tomas M was using in his script so it seems it does the trick and gets us to a desktop.
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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#50 by wread » 30 Mar 2011, 10:42

I took a look at rc.4 in Slax 6.1.2 and the trick is totally different. I will try it to see if KDM finally behaves correctly. I will come back to you when done,

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#51 by kalo86 » 30 Mar 2011, 17:54

Hello,
is there a way to have the kernel headers of Porteus 1.0 beta i486?
I need them because I have to compile compat-wireless driver.
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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#52 by beny » 30 Mar 2011, 19:12

yes you have to downloads cripples-source from i486 ponce repository
http://ponce.cc/porteus/i486/testing/po ... 6-1jay.xzm

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#53 by kalo86 » 30 Mar 2011, 20:10

Thank you, but I have this module in porteus/base and I have a problem during the "make" command.
When the final version 1.0 will be realased?
I will try again with a new download!
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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#54 by brokenman » 30 Mar 2011, 20:28

What is the error you receive? What are you compiling? Please check the output of: file /usr/src/linux and file /lib/modules/linux-2.6.38-porteus/build
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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#55 by beny » 30 Mar 2011, 20:38

kalo86 if you want give me the link for the souce i can try to do the package not now tomorrow

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#56 by fanthom » 30 Mar 2011, 20:58

@wread
"I took a look at rc.4 in Slax 6.1.2 and the trick is totally different."
that's because you have no real choice in slax: when 003-kde module is present then you'll be always booting into KDE.
rc.4 in Porteus gives you possibility of booting to lxde despite of kde-4 module activated during boot time.
I would consider this as an improvement :)
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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#57 by kalo86 » 30 Mar 2011, 23:14

Thanks very much, when I try again the compilation I will write again on this topic.
Or have I to open a new one?
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Posted after 12 minutes 1 second:
Ok, I have tested again the possible compilation of the latest stable package of "compat-wireless".
This is the result:

bash-4.1# make
/root/Desktop/compat-wireless-2.6.38.2-2/config.mk:202: "WARNING: CONFIG_CFG80211_WEXT will be deactivated or not working because kernel was compiled with CONFIG_WIRELESS_EXT=n. Tools using wext interface like iwconfig will not work. To activate it build your kernel e.g. with CONFIG_LIBIPW=m."
./scripts/gen-compat-autoconf.sh config.mk > include/linux/compat_autoconf.h
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.38-porteus/build M=/root/Desktop/compat-wireless-2.6.38.2-2 modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.38-porteus/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [modules] Error 2

This is the problem...

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#58 by brokenman » 31 Mar 2011, 00:08

Try this:
ln -s /usr/src/linux /lib/modules/2.6.38-porteus/build

This assumes that you have /usr/src/linux symlink already pionting to crippled kernel sources.
Hopefully you don't run into problems because: compat-wireless-2.6.38.2-2
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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#59 by kalo86 » 31 Mar 2011, 00:42

Ok, I am going to try again, thanks!
I downloaded that compat-wireless package because I know (I read really) that Porteus 1.0 beta i486 has a 2.6.38 kernel.

Posted after 17 minutes 10 seconds:
Nothing... The simlink does not work.
I will wait for the final release :cry:
Hoping to work properly! Thank you for your help!

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Re: Porteus-v1_beta-i486 ready for testing

Post#60 by wread » 31 Mar 2011, 02:41

@fanthom
I understand the new era of Porteus with lxde living together with kde -not mixed- and complained with brokenman about your genius coding or rc.4. Trying to understand that logic, I made my own simpler version, inverting the filter, using positive logic. You can download and test it -it could be faster, I think-:

http://www.mediafire.com/?a5cb2m3am8yp3tk

BTW, I noticed lxde opens now as guest user; the Hp-printing files that I prepared, have an auto-usb feature that only works when you are logged in as root, that means one can use it only in always fresh mode in the actual version. I will see if one can cd to root, hotpug the printer and exit to guest. I will keep you informed.

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