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by GullibleJones
21 Feb 2013, 11:06
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus-v2.0-i486 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 12211

Re: Porteus-v2.0-i486 bug reports

I found a UXA string the first time when grepping through the log files, that's what prompted me to use SNA. The thing was, that was with the default setup - no xorg.conf file at all. I had to add a xorg.conf file to specify SNA. Edit: yeah, removing xorg.conf gets me back to UXA and bad performance...
by GullibleJones
21 Feb 2013, 03:27
Forum: Development
Topic: Firewall suggestion: drop unsolicted input, accept output
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Firewall suggestion: drop unsolicted input, accept output

Taking a look at the Porteus firewall in 2.0, I've noticed it allows unsolicited input on allowed ports, as well as output. This is underutilizing iptables' stateful capabilities IMO, and maybe not very prudent. I think it would be better to block all unsolicited inbound connections, period; and all...
by GullibleJones
21 Feb 2013, 02:37
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus-v2.0-i486 bug reports
Replies: 67
Views: 12211

Re: Porteus-v2.0-i486 bug reports

A generic "weird X lagginess" bug, of the sort I've never actually seen until today: - X uses ~5% continuous CPU power according to top - GTK apps (but not Qt apps) are slow to resize, scroll, and respond to mouse clicks - Nothing unusual appears in dmesg, Xorg logs, or xsession error logs - Disabli...
by GullibleJones
04 Jul 2012, 23:03
Forum: General chat
Topic: Porteus-1.2 feedback
Replies: 119
Views: 26362

Re: Porteus-1.2 feedback

This thing is brilliant! Just like Slax 5 Popcorn edition, only up to date and without the dodgy running-as-root-all-the-time thing. And it boots faster. Some observations: - There are some delays before certain menus pop up. The desktop menu takes a second, probably because its built-in application...
by GullibleJones
09 May 2012, 03:24
Forum: General chat
Topic: How do you make Porteus so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: How do you make Porteus so small?

Thanks! :D Not sure what you mean by 'normal'. A good package manager should pull packages from a trusted source, resolve dependencies and make life easy for the user. That's what our package managers do ... our main manager does a little extra too. :wink: But I would expect the combination of modul...
by GullibleJones
08 May 2012, 22:36
Forum: General chat
Topic: How do you make Porteus so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: How do you make Porteus so small?

Humm. Maybe gzip then? Anyway stripping out the doc files brought it to 427 MB... And I really have to complement you guys on the job you did shrinking your distro. This is more difficult than I expected. :D (If you're wondering what I'm up to, I'm trying to make something like Slax Popcorn Edition ...
by GullibleJones
08 May 2012, 17:03
Forum: General chat
Topic: How do you make Porteus so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: How do you make Porteus so small?

Compression method? Don't know. I would guess zlib or some such.

BTW, removing locales brought it down to 489 MB. Somewhat better but not ideal.

(Now let's see what clearing the doc files does...)
by GullibleJones
08 May 2012, 16:20
Forum: General chat
Topic: How do you make Porteus so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: How do you make Porteus so small?

Thanks. Doing some size comparisons... /usr/lib is not much larger on Debian than on Porteus Xfce 1.2 RC2. And /usr/bin is a little smaller on Debian. /usr/share/locale is huge on Debian. On Porteus it's empty. Which makes sense, though complete removal of localization is IMO a heavy price. /usr/sha...
by GullibleJones
08 May 2012, 15:31
Forum: General chat
Topic: How do you make Porteus so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

Re: How do you make Porteus so small?

Wow, that is quite impressive. I think Thunar alone drags in more than that on Debian!

Out of curiosity, can you provide any specifics on what sort of stuff gets stripped out? e.g. what would you leave out of, say, the Firefox module?
by GullibleJones
08 May 2012, 14:36
Forum: General chat
Topic: How do you make Porteus so small?
Replies: 12
Views: 2741

How do you make Porteus so small?

Recently I experimented with making a custom live CD using Remastersys on a Debian system with Xfce. Imagine my surprise when the ISO came out to over 560 MB! This is especially weird because: - Debian + Xfce should really have fewer libraries floating around than Slackware + Trinity - Debian has de...
by GullibleJones
10 Jan 2012, 17:14
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: KOffice doesn't support Unicode, or something?
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: KOffice doesn't support Unicode, or something?

Ah, the distro I was using before must have had "smart" quotes turned on by default. Thankee-sai!
by GullibleJones
10 Jan 2012, 12:47
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: KOffice doesn't support Unicode, or something?
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

Re: KOffice doesn't support Unicode, or something?

Thanks for the quick response... I'm using the 32-bit version with Trinity. I'll have $LANG and a screenshot in a sec. Posted after 10 minutes 33 seconds: Okay... $LANG is en_US.UTF-8, and here is the screenshot: http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/9776/snapshot1jl.png (The problem parts are circled ...
by GullibleJones
10 Jan 2012, 00:19
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: KOffice doesn't support Unicode, or something?
Replies: 5
Views: 1684

KOffice doesn't support Unicode, or something?

First of all, let me say this distribution is wonderful. It offers exactly the same light, speedy feel as Slax used to, with even more functionality stuffed into it. I love it, and I'd like to thank all the developers and contributors for recreating Slax's former awesomeness. Now that that's done wi...