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by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 22:59
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

I was mistaken -- when I booted in "Always Fresh", Porteus used data from my main installation (running Porteus 5.0rc1); I've never had network access using rc2.
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 22:30
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

... also the changes=EXIT or changes-ro cheatcode might be of some interest. I deleted the /changes folder of my Porteus 5.0rc2 (with new kernel) test installation and booted with: APPEND from=UUID:"3d99f0ce-54f5-48b9-bc1d-5926d0e45f3e"/testPorteus changes=EXIT:UUID:"3d99f0ce-54f5-48b9-bc1d-5926d0e...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 22:15
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

@ rchase The radio button "Save sessions for future logins" should save open windows so they do re-appear after a reboot. ... P.S. You're right about the radio button correlating with the state of opened windows on the desktop (so I shouldn't call it "non-functional"), but since when I boot with "c...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 20:13
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

... also the changes=EXIT or changes-ro cheatcode might be of some interest. I deleted the /changes folder of my Porteus 5.0rc2 (with new kernel) test installation and booted with: APPEND from=UUID:"3d99f0ce-54f5-48b9-bc1d-5926d0e45f3e"/testPorteus changes=EXIT:UUID:"3d99f0ce-54f5-48b9-bc1d-5926d0e...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 19:59
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

@ rchase The radio button "Save sessions for future logins" should save open windows so they do re-appear after a reboot. Those sessions are stored in ~/.cache/sessions/ and have nothing to do with changes you make to the system. also the changes=EXIT or changes-ro cheatcode might be of some intere...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 18:15
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Alternative to ePDFViewer
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Alternative to ePDFViewer

I've not paid much attention to the differences, but I've noticed that scrolling through .pdfs has been generally problematic. What is being displayed shouldn't matter -- at 100% magnification, the entire page should fit within the window and there should be a means of displaying the next page with ...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 15:31
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

First, I was going to make a retort, then I decided to repeat the test, as suggested, booting in "Always Fresh" mode. I used: APPEND nomagic base_only norootcopy utc timezone=America/Denver login=root and Porteus booted with network access, both with the original kernel and the updated one. I was ce...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 13:58
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Alternative to ePDFViewer
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Alternative to ePDFViewer

I'm supposing that ePDFViewer's chiefest virtue is that it is lightweight -- it sure doesn't display .pdfs very well! It treats the Page Down key the same as the down arrow (which alone makes navigation more difficult), but for pages that do not fit the display, the scroll bar reflects the current p...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 06:13
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

Blaze , no, Ethernet; "Unable to load libkmod resources": root@porteus:~# lspci -v -s 02:00.0 02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7817 Flags: bus ma...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 06:03
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

What's up with Porteus periodically blanking the screen and closing all my applications? It's happened several times recently on more than one computer and in rc1 and rc2; there's no other indication of any fault.
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 05:57
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

Instead of periodically saying that whatever is respawning too often and will try again in five minutes, couldn't Porteus log me in and issue startx rather than have me do it? This comes up fairly frequently -- it's no great trouble to sign in and type "startx", but it strikes me that not only is th...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 05:49
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

No driver for the Ethernet controller. I don't see anything in dmesg: [ 0.000000] Linux version 5.1.5-porteus (root@porteus.example.net) (gcc version 9.1.0 (GCC)) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun May 26 17:25:39 Local time zone must be set-- [ 0.000000] Command line: from=UUID:"3d99f0ce-54f5-48b9-bc1d-5926d0e45f3...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 05:12
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

I'm bitching about disconnected radio buttons and user friendliness, because disabled networking is one of the consequences of misunderstanding all the ramifications of /changes; to be clear, I took care to delete /changes when I tried Blaze's kernel (and to include 06-crippled-sources and the new v...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 05:02
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

P.S. the option on the logout button is just an xfce feature(that may or may not actually do anything..idk) and has no connection to porteus changes facility. The option is "just" a part of Porteus that does not function -- in combination with the extant documentation, it suggests a process: Porteus...
by rchase
10 Aug 2020, 04:50
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 978

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

porteus.cfg is your friend, arguably the most important file in a porteus install ... You're entirely missing the point. I am using the "changes=" cheatcode and making incessant reference and changes to porteus.conf. The stanza relating to testing I've been using is LABEL TEST MENU LABEL Test Porte...