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by nanZor
12 Jun 2019, 08:30
Forum: Development
Topic: [Solved] Include mini-browser Netsurf in the future
Replies: 37
Views: 4253

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: 896

[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: 37
Views: 4253

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: 37
Views: 4253

[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: 2891

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: 551

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: 1503

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: 896

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: 896

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: 896

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: 896

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: 896

[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...
by nanZor
10 Jun 2019, 01:29
Forum: Installation methods (HD, usb sticks, card readers, etc...)
Topic: Porteus to Micro-SD-CARD boot - easy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1313

Porteus to Micro-SD-CARD boot - easy!

Got a few machines that will boot from a micro-SD-card, along with all the other options. Wanted to use USB iso burners, but of course they don't recognize the micro-sd-cards, which usually show up as mmcblk devices. Solution: Just temporarily use a USB <> SD-card adapter to do the burn. Using a lit...
by nanZor
05 Jun 2019, 01:29
Forum: Hardware
Topic: ComputeStick CS125 notes
Replies: 2
Views: 557

ComputeStick CS125 notes

Well since my monitor has no hdmi audio speaker setup, I just tested two usb-audio devices from Ugreen. Pretty handy, no problems with PulseAudio seeing the usb audio devices, and they sound ok, with no background noise that I can detect with the headphones. Fidelity and frequency response seem ok, ...
by nanZor
02 Jun 2019, 08:32
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Mousepad performance
Replies: 20
Views: 1647

Mousepad performance

Some of those line-lengths are ridiculously long. Probably never meant to be used with a real editor, but only with web-site generators for creation and maintenance and implied obfuscation. Trying to redraw those lines with word-wrapping on - ugh. Not even any backslashed line continuation character...