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by sams
12 Sep 2019, 06:16
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 93
Views: 5520

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Hi porteus people, I have a feature request or 3. When I travel my porteus environment often ends up running on a MacBook with broadcom wireless. I always end up building this driver myself from the slackbuilds. I have this working on porteus 3.x and 4.0, works ok most of the time but the connection...
by sams
24 Mar 2014, 07:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus 3.0 final feedback
Replies: 182
Views: 39529

Re: Porteus 3.0 final feedback

Hi all, thanks for the new release, it is working really well here. Still testing and building some stuff, but thus far 3.0 is all aces, everything I couldn't get working in earlier versions (since way back) either works here or I've been able to build it and make it work, no problem. :Yahoo!: worth...
by sams
04 Feb 2014, 05:37
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus Desktop Edition 3.0 rc1 bugs/feedback thread
Replies: 135
Views: 31069

Re: Porteus Desktop Edition 3.0 rc1 bugs/feedback thread

Here's my first impressions, kde4 on 64 bit, 3.0rc1 Google earth (from wreads module) works on x64 with intel video, but not with the nvidia driver (it segfaults). I can post better info later (sorry). I haven't tried to debug, I will look for duplicate libraries if I get this before help arrives. i...
by sams
26 Nov 2013, 04:59
Forum: General chat
Topic: Christmas wishes for Porteus-3.0
Replies: 69
Views: 13420

Re: Christmas wishes for Porteus-3.0

@wread Thanks much for the google-earth tips, makes sense. I have tried your module on my Porteus2.1 x64 system and it launches (so it's better than my module already) but it doesn't render. I believe the problem is mine now because I haven't tested it on stock porteus and my module stack still incl...
by sams
24 Nov 2013, 22:00
Forum: General chat
Topic: Christmas wishes for Porteus-3.0
Replies: 69
Views: 13420

Re: Christmas wishes for Porteus-3.0

My wish is for a working google-earth module. I have one that works with Porteus 1.2 but nothing since. It's hard to know if the problem is with the 32 bit compat libraries or kernel or nvidia incompatibilities or whatever, but since I've seen howto's for current slackware I think the problem is my ...
by sams
08 Dec 2012, 08:26
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Google earth on porteus1.2 x64 with nVidia
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

Re: Google earth on porteus1.2 x64 with nVidia

Sadly, while this howto describes a working setup on porteus1.2-x64, I have not been able to get google-earth working on the porteus1.2update-x64. I tried nVidia driver version 304.37 (which is what I have working on the original porteus1.2-x64) and driver 310.19 and some versions in between. No luc...
by sams
01 Sep 2012, 01:26
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus booting is not selective!, let's change that....
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

Re: Porteus booting is not selective!, let's change that....

I'm currently trying to get extlinux to boot a kernel and initrd from a device/partition other than the boot device (where extlinux is installed)...maybe there's an easy config option for this, but I haven't found it yet. Extlinux (and isolinux/syslinux) doesn't know how to navigate other partition...
by sams
30 Aug 2012, 05:24
Forum: General chat
Topic: Porteus-1.2 feedback
Replies: 119
Views: 18893

Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Hi Porteus Devs, I have a request that level2 ISO 9660 filenames work with isolinux booter in future releases, in other words please consider to add "-l" option to mkisofs in make_iso.sh. My porteus worked fine from USB with all my custom syslinux configuration files, but not all configuration files...
by sams
13 Aug 2012, 19:15
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: Google earth on porteus1.2 x64 with nVidia
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

Google earth on porteus1.2 x64 with nVidia

I've got Google earth 6.2 running perfect on Porteus 1.2 64 bit with the latest nVidia drivers. Since I found this trickier than expected I write this howto. Googleearth is a 32 bit application so it needs some special attention on 64 bit porteus. The nVidia x64 drivers on Porteus site are not compi...
by sams
30 Jul 2012, 18:51
Forum: General chat
Topic: Porteus-1.2 feedback
Replies: 119
Views: 18893

Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

Latest release is working super & is appreciated! I have been working with it a lot and I haven't seen a bug or been stumped to make it do anything, even kinda crazy stuff. As a nit, I note the following in txz2xzm: find $TMPDIR/usr{/local,/}{man,info} -type l -name "*.gz" 2>/dev/null | xargs -r gun...
by sams
25 Jun 2012, 16:42
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!
Replies: 34
Views: 6650

Re: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!

New initrd.xz works fine in my first test, thanks.

cheers!
by sams
24 Jun 2012, 04:20
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!
Replies: 34
Views: 6650

Re: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!

I use save.dat manager to make a file 1800 MB on my USB stick and it works fine. I make save.dat file 2600 MB and it fails to mount it (fails to touch ._test1 or something like that IIRC) I can point at problematic linuxrc line if it's not obvious (but source of problem is not obvious to me) These t...
by sams
21 Jun 2012, 04:20
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!
Replies: 34
Views: 6650

Re: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!

Thanks fanthom, with your tip I see the contents of fstab are at the root of my problem. If I boot from usb flash, the drive is seen as removable and not listed in fstab. If I boot from a USB hard drive, the drive reports not removable in /sys/block/*/removable, so the USB hard drive's partitions ap...
by sams
20 Jun 2012, 04:58
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!
Replies: 34
Views: 6650

Re: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!

Hi again, I have a condition with rc2 that I doesn't quite make sense, maybe someone can try to duplicate to see if this is a bug. I have been running Porteus often with cheatcodes "copy2ram noauto" ; this feels like a prety safe mode and I have all my USB ports free. This works perfectly from my fl...
by sams
10 Jun 2012, 09:37
Forum: Development
Topic: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!
Replies: 34
Views: 6650

Re: Porteus v1.2 rc2 x86_64 is ready for testing!

I did not know extlinux now supports FAT, again I apologise and thank you for explanation. I have not experienced any problem because so far I have only used ext2, and I just install manually (it's just 2 lines, I hadn't even noticed the install scripts) :oops: On the bright side I haven't actually ...