The future of Porteus

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#286 by Michele13 » 12 Mar 2016, 18:28

Rava wrote:Good to hear we stay with Slackware for a while, while I downloaded Nemesis more than once, I was not able to try it due to having lost a monitor and not replaced it, meaning I am a PC short of playing around with and I prefer of having at least one running stable system. Well, stable with the downside of usm not working for unknown reason...
Do you use Porteus as your Main system?

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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#287 by ralcocer » 12 Mar 2016, 18:38

I have not been able to boot Nemesis it always give me an error, I have been using Porteus since before it was called Porteus, before that I used Slax, Slackware, Suse defore all that Linux from Scratch.

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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#288 by Rava » 16 Mar 2016, 05:47

Michele13 wrote:Do you use Porteus as your Main system?
Yes... :D
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#289 by francois » 17 Mar 2016, 01:47

@rava:
How do you run any linux distribution without a monitor? :wink:
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#290 by Rava » 17 Mar 2016, 15:37

francois wrote:How do you run any linux distribution without a monitor? :wink:
Where did I say I run it without monitor?
I have speaker, monitor, optical scroll mouse and keyboard always as external parts to any PC, unless it's a notebook of course, then I still often prefer an external optical scroll mouse.
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#291 by francois » 17 Mar 2016, 19:03

Nemesis more than once, I was not able to try it due to having lost a monitor and not replaced it
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#292 by Rava » 17 Mar 2016, 23:00

francois wrote:Nemesis more than once, I was not able to try it due to having lost a monitor and not replaced it
Oh well, that is partly right with me as well, my other main PC, the Athlon one, had indeed the newer monitor I now use with the Pentium, since that monitor broke down, and I also was too lazy to check which monitor is currently a good bargain, low price but still good quality that will last for some years, since especially the last part is sometimes not so well with newer components...

Did I mention that this happened? Could be that I did and just forgot... :P


I mean, I still have the other monitor, but he switches off, then on, then off again, not in the way it would when it really lost its signal, more in a one-tiny-electronic-part failure kind of way...
(It was a small one, seriously, 1024x768 is a sucky resolution.
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#293 by francois » 18 Mar 2016, 01:10

Nemesis lxde edition was troubleshooted almost completely and functional. I worked with it. :)

And I am in it now in vbox. It still works. With pman wrapper for pacman you get the porteus module feeling. :D
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#294 by wread » 03 May 2016, 00:28

@brokenman
http://www.mediafire.com/download/c7ghv ... us-livedbg

Here is my module list for Porteus current KDE5. After the last update to plasma 5.6.3, kcalc won't start.
X versions (some) of Porteus Scripts do the wrong task (text ones are ok). That is for you and fanthom to debug.
To start KDE5 with splash and wallpaper you must start in cli, run qdbus and startx. Otherwise you get a blank screen and a pointer for about 5 minutes and then the normal startup screen.

Could be of help...

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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#295 by brokenman » 03 May 2016, 00:51

Thanks Wread. Actually I have everything working OK. SDDM logs into desktop without problems. The main problem I have experienced is with baloo not finding mimetypes but shouldn't be too hard to figure out. I noticed you are running a home baked udev-255 while slackware has moved to eudev.
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#296 by wread » 03 May 2016, 14:23

@brokenman: I think Baloo is the follower of Nepomuk and I will try to do without it after I have KDE5 all set, just as we (fanthom) made kde4 work without Nepo. KWallet and Akonadi stay at the same list. Besides I feel baloo is making KDE5 sluggish :(

I tried eudisk from Slackware current: For me it was a regression compared to the combination of old udisk and udisk2; maybe I didn't hack enough to get my devices listed in the left panel of Dolphin and the most recent device on the panel bottom right.

Udisk2 I found googling...If you want to try it I will send you a link.

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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#297 by brokenman » 04 May 2016, 04:54

I'm using eudev, consolekit2 and udisks2. The file manager seems to be working fine in terms of showing devices, but yes, baloo is a weight.
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#298 by wread » 04 May 2016, 19:02

I will try that combination...
My system already comes up from null auf KDE5 gui. I had a corrupt oxygen-icons file!

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P.S. I took out Baloo (+ Baloo-Widgets). It works ok. Only you must click on the net icon to get connected -no more automatic- Baloo is 177 MB heavy.....
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#299 by brokenman » 05 May 2016, 02:36

Thanks. I'll give it a try. Can you tell me exactly what you removed? Baloo and its widgets are only 960K
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Re: The future of Porteus

Post#300 by wread » 05 May 2016, 11:15

Oh Jay!, you are right, Baloo5-521 an Baloo5-widgets-16040 are really tiny. Extracted have both together a footprint of about 2.5M; but nevertheless KDE5 reacts faster. My footprint is now over 1.5G! and I must start reducing it. I dont know where I got that 177!

As long as kde5 is mixed with kde4 this will be a difficult task, you need to double your resources (kdelibs + framweorks), (qt4 + qt5), etc...I will split qt5 to separate the development part from the basic stuff, too.

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