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by nanZor
13 Jun 2019, 19:33
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8160

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: 2
Views: 895

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: 2
Views: 895

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...
by nanZor
12 Jun 2019, 08:30
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8160

Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

Heh, I couldn't log off either! Maybe if it was the latest version 3.8? :) Kulle - the size limitation is always a compromise, and a big time-sink for the devs of what to include or not, so I know what you mean. [smart-aleck mode on] Klaus Knopper solved that problem of dropping the cd version, and ...
by nanZor
12 Jun 2019, 05:21
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

[Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?

No rush! Release when ready - or not. Take the time to gauge *all* the variables. If it feels like a job, rather than a joy, then will there just be a buzz of activity and another burn-out in a decade?

Long-term decisions man. I'd hate to have to make them...
by nanZor
12 Jun 2019, 04:54
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8160

Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

Yeah - but the question is what do we need to sacrifice to stay within a 300mb or so iso size? I browsed the filesystem with links, but only until I used netsurf with the file:/// url locally, did I discover just how much custom scripting from brokenman and fanthom are in there. WOW! It's a labor of...
by nanZor
11 Jun 2019, 08:23
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8160

[Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future

Heh, you asked for suggestions .. For your consideration - include the Netsurf browser in the iso. Users can download the larger mainstream browsers later using the existing tools for more intensive usage. Why? Alien Bob kindly compiled ver 3.7 already. Netsurf's xzm package is only 2.5mb large. Fir...
by nanZor
11 Jun 2019, 02:30
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Porteus 4.0 on multiboot USB does not boot
Replies: 15
Views: 4496

Porteus 4.0 on multiboot USB does not boot

While I find the built-in tools for creating bootable usb sticks from Porteus itself adequate, I have used the latest YUMI, which is very convenient at times. I've used the UEFI-specific version of YUMI for 64 bit. Supposedly YUMI "knows" about Porteus in it's supported distro list, but I'm not sure...
by nanZor
11 Jun 2019, 02:03
Forum: Development
Topic: HTOP solution found!
Replies: 1
Views: 1149

HTOP solution found!

What was I thinking? Keep the distro size down by NOT including HTOP, but merely aliasing it in ~/.bashrc

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alias htop 'TERM=xterm htop'
There's already on in there for MCEDIT, so I just jab this in there for htop.
by nanZor
11 Jun 2019, 02:00
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Bootable USB for Celeron N4100 CPU mini PC
Replies: 10
Views: 3235

Bootable USB for Celeron N4100 CPU mini PC

Secure boot is a misnomer really. But in our context, many distributions have $igned keys that allow them to boot if "secure boot" is enabled, and the user doesn't have to do anything with the bios if they want to install linux to it. Ubuntu and Knoppix come to mind. Like the old days. :) However, m...
by nanZor
11 Jun 2019, 01:40
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

USM system update - where did I go wrong?

Yeah, I used the term "helpers" lightly. There's always a cadre of bright devs behind the scenes. I guess I'm drawn to the small teams - Slackware, Porteus, Tinycore/Dcore/Picore, Knoppix, Armbian etc. I certainly wouldn't want the weight of all that support on me (or small team) of devs. Bravo to a...
by nanZor
10 Jun 2019, 22:03
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

USM system update - where did I go wrong?

Time to make lemonade out of this. The modular nature of Porteus easily let me get back to a known condition. Try that with a non-modular distro! Compared the modules made by usm -u system to the graphical USM manager, and looked specifically for those labeled "UPGRADE" with that I already have down...
by nanZor
10 Jun 2019, 19:07
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

USM system update - where did I go wrong?

Maybe OT: It's been about 5 years of calling for help about Porteus being a one man show, and how Nemesis/Arch is much easier to do with just one guy. Maybe the call for help should go out on LQ / Slackware forum and see if anyone steps up to keep their beloved distribution in the form of Porteus go...
by nanZor
10 Jun 2019, 18:54
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

USM system update - where did I go wrong?

Yeah, I'll check those suggestions out. At first, I too thought that the reference to 14.2 was a downgrade, but it appears since Patrick is still backporting security issues back into 14.2 until -current arrives, the system upgrade seems to be like an upgrade, not a downgrade. Last time I used the P...
by nanZor
10 Jun 2019, 10:40
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: [Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

[Solved] USM system update - where did I go wrong?

System: Porteus X86_64 ver 4.0 / XFCE Synopsis: After my first ever system update (usm -u system), I lost the xfce4 terminal, and network manager. Details: maybe someone can tell me where I went wrong ... As root, I updated both usm and initiated a system wide update with (kids - don't try this unti...