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by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 23:21
Forum: Development
Topic: The future of Porteus
Replies: 305
Views: 81833

Re: The future of Porteus

@aus9 When killermenpl said "For me it's just more work to get to where Slackware Porteus is right now."....I took it as meaning that all the helper gui's aren't in Nemesis yet...Porteus Settings Center, that kinda thing....the eye candy. Nobody is pushing agendas, just sharing opinions and wants. H...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 21:43
Forum: Development
Topic: The future of Porteus
Replies: 305
Views: 81833

Re: The future of Porteus

@Ed_P That's fine, let the majority use a major Linux release like Ubuntu. Or Arch if that fits their taste. All well and good, but is the Porteus user base large enough to make it worth brokenman's time, just to keep us old fogies happy? Personally, I think Nemesis is coming along very nicely, and ...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 20:28
Forum: Nemesis Arch based Porteus
Topic: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS
Replies: 289
Views: 53130

Re: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS

What problem are you having? I doubt that separate directories for /lib and /usr/lib are possible under Arch, (Nemesis) though I believe it was this way in the past. I've run into this too with kernel modules. but no problems with libs. I have no idea why Arch is doing it this way, I consider it sl...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 19:03
Forum: Development
Topic: The future of Porteus
Replies: 305
Views: 81833

Re: The future of Porteus

^ maybe a year, maybe 2 years. Porteus can't release until Slackware does. I couldn't care less about having the latest version of the kernel or whatever program. If it's not for Bug/Security fixes I would never bother upgrading my system... ..seems I'm getting old...(wise?) I agree donald, there's...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 18:12
Forum: Development
Topic: The future of Porteus
Replies: 305
Views: 81833

Re: The future of Porteus

@Ed_P I agree. It is easier to fix a car than build a new one. Same can be said for a house, a road, a toilet, etc. I have to say I'm a bit surprised to see this...there's not a lot to 'fix' in Porteus, but the release shedule doesn't hold a candle to Arch. Slackware releases 'when it's ready'....ma...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 17:59
Forum: Development
Topic: The future of Porteus
Replies: 305
Views: 81833

Re: The future of Porteus

@killermenpl Can you explain why are there two package managers? Is it just that pman is a wrapper for pacman that makes modules automatically or is it completely separate and pacman is there only for when pman doesn't work? To clear up any confusion, pman is not a package manager, it is a wrapper f...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 16:26
Forum: Nemesis Arch based Porteus
Topic: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS
Replies: 289
Views: 53130

Re: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS

Hello, I'am following with interest the development of Nemesis, and I appreciate a lot that it is being provided with LXDE instead of heavier DE's. I am trying to adapt Nemesis 3.5 to my needs as I did before with classic Porteus. I found a problem that probably cannot be properly qualified as a bu...
by roadie
27 Jan 2016, 16:10
Forum: Nemesis Arch based Porteus
Topic: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS
Replies: 289
Views: 53130

Re: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS

have I had a brain fade? I thought I could use xzm2dir to unpack a module but had to use unsquashfs ls -al 001* -rw-r--r-- 1 guest guest 82567168 Jan 6 05:07 001-core.xzm xzm2dir 001-core.xzm Could not open 001-core.xzm, because No such file or directory guest /tmp $ unsquashfs 001-core.xzm Paralle...
by roadie
26 Jan 2016, 23:31
Forum: Nemesis Arch based Porteus
Topic: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS
Replies: 289
Views: 53130

Re: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS

Sure. I can put a hello world script there. What about naming it something more meaningful like zz-start-commands.start? This way people poking around without reading your tutorial may stumble across something slightly more comprehensible. I will check out whether it is better to include the script...
by roadie
23 Jan 2016, 19:04
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Global Configuration... (/etc/skel/.config)
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Global Configuration... (/etc/skel/.config)

I think the best place would be inside initrd. Next best perhaps in the startup scripts like /etc/rc.d/rc.S or the last one run /etc/rc.d/rc.local I hadn't realized that files in the initrd would/could be carried over to the main system....I had thought that everything was passed to the system afte...
by roadie
23 Jan 2016, 18:57
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Atom X5-Z8500 Xorg fails to start
Replies: 20
Views: 4504

Re: Atom X5-Z8500 Xorg fails to start

I hadn't realized that Nemesis 3.5 was so far from a fully functional distribution yet -- what can I do to troubleshoot xorg not starting in Porteus with the new v4.4 kernel? I've not found Nemesis to be 'so far from a fully functional distribution'....it works very well for me on anything I've tri...
by roadie
23 Jan 2016, 01:43
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Driver for old S3 ProSavageDDR
Replies: 45
Views: 7424

Re: Driver for old S3 ProSavageDDR

@rchase You could also try this: After you run X --configure, run 'mc'.....that will give you a console based filemanger to use in finding and copying the file. It uses the function keys for navigation......F3 to view a file....F4 to edit....F5 to copy.....F6 to move a file. The tab key is used to s...
by roadie
23 Jan 2016, 01:13
Forum: Nemesis Arch based Porteus
Topic: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS
Replies: 289
Views: 53130

Re: Porteus Nemesis v3.5 BUG REPORTS

Jumpy cursor problems. Does anyone else using porteus experience a cursor that suddenly jumps inexplicably to another part of the screen or another monitor? I have been experiencing this on laptop touchpads since kernel 4.3.3 and I don't think it is the xf86 driver since I even experienced this in ...
by roadie
23 Jan 2016, 00:00
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Global Configuration... (/etc/skel/.config)
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Global Configuration... (/etc/skel/.config)

I would think that since you apparently have an aversion to using Porteus changes along with related files and folders, you might have to hard code your needs in the base and rebuild it.

Or, use some other distro more suited to your purposes.
by roadie
22 Jan 2016, 23:14
Forum: Newbie questions
Topic: Driver for old S3 ProSavageDDR
Replies: 45
Views: 7424

Re: Driver for old S3 ProSavageDDR

@aus9, I can't agree with your assessment on this. I quite often copy files to a USB stick as in: 'cp [whatever] /dev/sdc1'..../dev/sdc1 is the first partition, and whether copying to /, or to a directory, makes no difference. I've also copied to a fat32 USB with no problems. In this case, the USB s...