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by Bob1414
11 Apr 2021, 01:07
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: restarting USM??
Replies: 10
Views: 132

restarting USM??

c) Open /var/usm/slacky > create CHECKSUMS.md5 , LIBS.TXT , OPTIFEST , PACKAGES.TXT [empty files will do] Thanks, Donald. I think I see what you're getting at, but it didn't work for me. Tomorrow, I'm going to try again but also make sure to check the contents of all the repo folders. There are cer...
by Bob1414
10 Apr 2021, 14:05
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: restarting USM??
Replies: 10
Views: 132

restarting USM??

root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -s thunderbird mozilla-thunderbird-68.12.0-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz was found in slackwarepatches [not installed] mozilla-thunderbird-45.1.1-x86_64-1.txz was found in slackware [not installed] Packages found: 2 Use: usm -i <package> for more info Use: usm -g <package> to...
by Bob1414
10 Apr 2021, 13:30
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: restarting USM??
Replies: 10
Views: 132

restarting USM??

I've finally been able to Update All via the GUI after increasing the size of /changes/save.dat. However, the popped-up terminal window always says: Please restart the application to refresh the database. I've closed and restarted the GUI USM, I've shut down and restarted Porteus/Cinnamon. That acco...
by Bob1414
10 Apr 2021, 13:14
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [STICKY] Forum rules: read before posting
Replies: 23
Views: 18707

[STICKY] Forum rules: read before posting

It's a bit of history. The efficient classics from usenet, before things became more chatty, are:
IIRC
AFAIK (which is different from IIRC)
IMO
BTW

There was once IMHO, but then over time no one was humble anymore.

There was :> which became LOL and then that degenerated into ROFLMFAO
by Bob1414
10 Apr 2021, 12:35
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: what should slackware-version say?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

what should slackware-version say?

are you looking for some function it provides that lxtask doesn't? Thanks again for the efficient help, ncmprhnsbl. Additions I'd like the standard Task Manager to have are: 1) ability to see wifi traffic and disk transfer rate and amount (e.g. if a download is slow, is it because server has stalle...
by Bob1414
09 Apr 2021, 23:02
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: what should slackware-version say?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

what should slackware-version say?

root@porteus:/home/guest# cat /etc/slackware-version Slackware 14.1+ root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -i ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ usm application information USM version: 3.2.0 DB version: 181118 Current storage: /tmp/usm Current config: /etc/usm/usm.conf Current platform: Porteus-v4.0 Current a...
by Bob1414
09 Apr 2021, 22:52
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: what should slackware-version say?
Replies: 3
Views: 66

what should slackware-version say?

I wanted to add the System Monitor package, but was having trouble updating USM. E.g. root@porteus:/home/guest# usm -u all gzip: /var/usm/slacky/CHECKSUMS.md5.gz: unexpected end of file ============================================================================== WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!...
by Bob1414
09 Apr 2021, 00:51
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: no WIFI
Replies: 12
Views: 259

no WIFI

@Bob1414, Here are some cheatcodes you could try on the boot command line: radeon.si_support=0 radeon.cik_support=0 amdgpu.si_support=1 amdgpu.cik_support=1 amdgpu.dc=1 amdgpu.dpm=1 amdgpu.modeset=1 I use the amdgpu.dc=0 with my graphics, the others I haven't had a need to try. You can use Porteus ...
by Bob1414
08 Apr 2021, 17:41
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: no WIFI
Replies: 12
Views: 259

no WIFI

Bob Download this folder, https://www.mediafire.com/folder/1o7nwexjxrkml/rtw88_8821CEhttps://www.mediafire.com/folder/1o7nwexjxrkml/rtw88_8821CE place /firmware/rtw88 folder in /lib/firmware place /modules/rtw88 folder in /lib/modules/kernelxxx/drivers/net/wireless in rootcopy and reboot. Thank you...
by Bob1414
08 Apr 2021, 17:30
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: no WIFI
Replies: 12
Views: 259

no WIFI

with luck, this may also fix the graphics issue as well.. ncmprhnsbl !!! That did work, and it fixed both the wifi and the graphics. I easily made the changes to vmlinuz and 000-kernel.xzm on the USB stick via Windows. Thank you. I will now be recommending Porteous to people who, like myself, want ...
by Bob1414
07 Apr 2021, 12:37
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: no WIFI
Replies: 12
Views: 259

no WIFI

Thanks kindly, burdi01. Is it not possible to get that one driver, just by itself, in a download somewhere? I have spent *weeks* off and on trying to repair my Windows 10, which was badly damaged by a forced and unwanted update. At every turn, there has been nothing but installing and trying endless...
by Bob1414
07 Apr 2021, 03:26
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: no WIFI
Replies: 12
Views: 259

no WIFI

Secure Boot is disabled, btw It is IdeaPad. It seems this is a common problem: https://medium.com/@kimiyukiyukawa/installing-rtl8821ce-network-controller-on-ubuntu-335d8ccb8a92 But the author of the driver won't publish a bin file, so you have to have Linux already running with an active internet co...
by Bob1414
07 Apr 2021, 02:30
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: which version?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

which version?

That actually made things exceedingly easy, thanks :)
by Bob1414
07 Apr 2021, 02:28
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: no WIFI
Replies: 12
Views: 259

no WIFI

I can boot from USB into the latest 4.x Cinnamon. But using the GUI applet, I see no listing of available wifi connections to choose from. I only see that I can use ethernet. lspci does show my RealTek 821CE wifi chipset. I have a Lenovo Lp340 laptop. wifi start gives a stacktrace referring to some ...
by Bob1414
28 Mar 2021, 16:07
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: which version?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

which version?

Greetings, I'd like to have a version of Porteus to boot from a USB stick. A very small download size would be good. I only want to use Firefox (with some addons) and an email client like Thunderbird (or Interlink?). The Kiosk version won't let me install an email client, correct? I've experimented ...