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by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 21:07
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Wireless Connection Notification LOVE 5.0 RC1, just picking off the low-hanging fruit ... When a wireless connection is made, there is no notification that it has done so if the system is set to automatically connect. Or upon manual disconnect and reconnect. Probably not a bug, but a cosmetic decis...
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 20:49
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

SAVEFILE.dat creation at end of process..

Using the built-in savefile tool, at the end of the process it just brings up mousepad with an empty file...

I know where to put my cheatcodes so it isn't a problem, but just a heads up.
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 20:32
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Found a symptom of this problem on this one cranky box. Seems related to wireless. The older 2015 Intel computestick will sit at a black screen once the initial boot is done forever until I click the mouse. HOWEVER, if I boot with a known good wireless dongle attached, video will autoconfigure in a ...
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 08:23
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

LIVE USB creator tool no su gui found Ok, the live usb creator brings up a message box wanting you to drop to the commandline as root to start the tool manually. Yet other tools that need root access can be done by entering "toor" into the messagebox that pops up and continuing on immediately. Is t...
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 07:59
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 37
Views: 4262

[Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

Heh, well just tested the latest XFCE4 5.0 RC1 and see that the desktop link to the Porteus faq leads to calling up Lynx in U/Xterm, instead of calling up the browser chooser! I think this is great. However, I see that as a proof-of-concept using lynx and uxterm. Us old timers are going to gravitate...
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 07:44
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Video just stays black until I move and click the mouse - only on one box out of the 4 I am testing with. I noticed that the video autoconfiguration takes a bit longer than usual on my 4 machines. But on one older Intel computestick that used to run Win 8.1 (circa 2015), after the initial boot, the...
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 07:39
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Boot splash inconsistent: One of my boxes uses "legacy video" in bios, despite being UEFI enabled. What is weird, is on that one, I can see the current status of the login's, that is.. In the upper right, the boot splash details about using root : toor, and guest : guest. OK cool. But on my other 3...
by nanZor
17 Jun 2019, 07:36
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus v5.0rc1 problems
Replies: 179
Views: 20905

Porteus v5.0rc1 problems

Awesome - testing out the XFCE4 version on 4 different machine right now.

But instead of just one long thread, should we make each bug an individual topic in a dedicated subforum? Make it easier to reference....

tbc...
by nanZor
15 Jun 2019, 05:48
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 37
Views: 4262

[Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

I marked it solved - even though small, if someone wants it bad enough, just grab the module. I always have to resist the temptation to turn Porteus into something it isn't. I quite like it's current state. I also figured out that in my subconsiousness came my experience with the tiny Slitaz distro ...
by nanZor
14 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 37
Views: 4262

Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

Maybe we're drifting too far into a separate topic, but I'll disagree a bit. Maybe back before high speed internet has become the norm, but most people -at least those I meet- only ask me about Linux as an alternative way to get some old hardware able to pump out some 4K cat videos. Ever try to show...
by nanZor
14 Jun 2019, 08:50
Forum: General chat
Topic: Thank you Ahau!
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Thank you Ahau!

Just a note of thanks to Ahau - wherever you are man, I loved reading your material and learned quite a bit from it.

Shaka brah... :thumbsup:
by nanZor
14 Jun 2019, 08:40
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: Porteus to Micro-SD-CARD boot - easy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Porteus to Micro-SD-CARD boot - easy!

As an aside about sd-card vs micro-sd-card capabilities --- This trick may be useful for both, BUT just so some who try this don't blame Porteus: Some computers that seem to work with SD-Cards from a windows standpoint, may not work too well with Linux. So even if you use the util to burn an sd-card...
by nanZor
13 Jun 2019, 19:33
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 37
Views: 4262

Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

They may be relying on html and/or javascript and graphics functionality that is beyond the capabilities of either Dillo or Netsurf. New users to Linux? Let's not kid ourselves. New users are either already running smartphones, Chromebooks, or perhaps the more "popular" mainstream distros like Ubunt...
by nanZor
13 Jun 2019, 19:12
Forum: General chat
Topic: Cross-Training with dCore distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Cross-Training with dCore distribution

The funny "gotcha" is when one is bouncing back and forth between Porteus and dCore, and trying to pass distro-specific kernel parameters or executing shell utilities that don't exist amongst the two.

Gotta' keep your head straight. It'll make you laugh at yourself. :)
by nanZor
12 Jun 2019, 09:11
Forum: General chat
Topic: Cross-Training with dCore distribution
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Cross-Training with dCore distribution

Porteus isn't the only distro I run, and as a paid enthusiastic supporter of Porteus, one can assume I'm not trying to headhunt devs or users with the following: Have you ever tried dCore - from the same group that brings you TinyCore? Sure - Tinycore is small - and can be made much bigger, but ofte...