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by roadie
03 Sep 2020, 20:09
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: enable automatic login
Replies: 8
Views: 242

enable automatic login

actually, there's nothing in linuxrc to do with login.. there is one line referring to guest to do with a (then) bug with busybox 'cp -a' not preserving folder attributes(i guess the origin of the nonposix rootcopy misunderstanding ;) ) login stuff is mostly handled by /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and as far as ...
by roadie
03 Sep 2020, 05:37
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: enable automatic login
Replies: 8
Views: 242

enable automatic login

How are you booting Porteus? Are you referring to booting or activating after it has been suspended? What system setting are you referring to and why can't it be applied? :%) Thanks,Ed_p I installed it on the USB flash drive and booted from the USB flash drive. The graphical interface is selected a...
by roadie
28 Aug 2020, 02:59
Forum: Community effort
Topic: Porteus Kernel Builder
Replies: 963
Views: 187410

Porteus Kernel Builder

5.8.4 is released... seems to fix the problems seen with 5.8.3 Hi peebee Are you managing to activate modules? Activation of modules after boot is not working here. I'm using it to get around: mloop and then copy the directory to root. I seem to remember that I had to apply the aufs5-loopback.patch...
by roadie
25 Aug 2020, 03:53
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

@Ed_P, now you know what setting you should change in order to suspend when the lid is closed, right? :) Actually no. I don't see Suspend as an option for When the Lid is Closed, AC or Battery mode. Shutdown immediately, Lock Screen, Do nothing. That's all that's listed. Yes, finally non-POSIX part...
by roadie
21 Aug 2020, 16:29
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?
Replies: 26
Views: 790

Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?

As I see it, linuxrc currently detects a non-POSIX filesystem, and as I recall, asks if the user wants to save changes. Therefore, can it not just be added that if a non-POSIX is detected, and "norootcopy" is not detected on the cmdline, then it copies rootcopy while preserving permissions? I don't ...
by roadie
20 Aug 2020, 04:15
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?
Replies: 26
Views: 790

Should Porteus prevent system permission changes when rootcopy is stored in non-POSIX file system?

I think a method of using a cheatcode would be fine, better than just instituting a change. I never use a non-POSIX filesystem, so I'll admit my bias up front. I want reliabilty and having seen what can happen with FAT32 and .dat savefiles, no thanks. It's already set up in linuxrc to detect a non-P...
by roadie
17 Aug 2020, 18:09
Forum: General chat
Topic: Board management
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Board management

fanthom, 1) Possibly, Blaze is right, in that these decisions should be made by those who already contribute a great deal to keeping Porteus going, it's a big undertaking and I for one very much appreciate their efforts......I have found nothing that compares to Porteus, in fact I spend a lot of tim...
by roadie
16 Aug 2020, 02:38
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

Porteus-CINNAMON-v5.0rc2-x86_64.iso On boot, in any mode, there is a directory on / named .cache. It's empty and is never populated. I've searched through all the base modules, and it appears to be coming from 002-xorg.xzm, If only the 001-core.xzm is loaded, it's not there. It's also created at boo...
by roadie
12 Aug 2020, 16:24
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

Porteus-CINNAMON-v5.0rc2-x86_64.iso........obviously applies to all.

For Elan touchpads.

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# CONFIG_HID_ELAN is not set
by roadie
10 Aug 2020, 23:44
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

I just booted Porteus in Always Fresh mode......there was no changes directory before I booted.......there was no changes directory after I booted. I had previously removed the empty changes folder that is placed along with the other folders when Porteus is installed. Not trying to dispute anything,...
by roadie
10 Aug 2020, 21:54
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

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 roadie
10 Aug 2020, 14:37
Forum: Intermediate/Advanced User Questions
Topic: Alternative to ePDFViewer
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Alternative to ePDFViewer

I just went through a few different viewers and they all have their little quirks. I ended up using qpdfview, but it means taking on a bigger payload of files unless you're already using a desktop like Kde, or other Qt based applications. But as I said, they all have their way of doing things. I fou...
by roadie
10 Aug 2020, 13:58
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

rchase,

You need to run these tests in AlwaysFresh mode, dmesg shows a changes folder being used. It also shows the kernel as 5.1.5 when it should be 5.4.57. which is probably what is causing the issue. It looks like the wrong vmlinuz is being used and there's a mismatch with the kernel modules.
by roadie
10 Aug 2020, 05:23
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

rchase,

Try lspci -k.

Does it show a driver in use? Also run dmesg and look for errors. If it's a firmware problem it will possibly show up.
by roadie
10 Aug 2020, 04:34
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports
Replies: 140
Views: 5086

Porteus 5.0 RC2 bug reports

rchase, That's new, I've never seen Porteus create a changes folder unless I told it to. Does the folder contain all changes you made? I use rootcopy exclusively and never have problems and I have 7 different versions of Porteus and others on the go. Of course changes aren't made automatically with ...