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Porteus Issues

Post#1 by Jacoby59 » 30 Apr 2014, 06:46

I'm using Porteus 3.0 RazorQT and I have a number of problems/questions. Here they are-

1. I recently downloaded wine-pipelight-1.7.16-i486-1alien.tgz via USM and activated the modules. However, right clicking on a .exe file does not show 'Open with Wine program loader'. I downloaded wine-1.7.9-i486-1alien.txz earlier and that worked perfectly. So is this an issue with the pipelight version? (Note: After downloading the pipelight version, wine-1.7.9-i486-1alien.txz automatically shows installed in USM)

2. I can't set up OpenVPN on Porteus. Since my system is 32 bit, downloading Internet Security Tools from porteus-apps.org isn't an option. So here's what happens - I left-click on the network manager icon and click on Configure VPN under VPN connections. I click on Add, select OpenVPN, and create. This is where things get confusing. There are a number of things that need to be entered - Connection name, Gateway, Type, User Certificate, CA Certificate, Additional DNS servers, etc. I don't know how to configure any of those.

3. I downloaded and activated jre1.6.0_25.xzm hoping it would contain the java plugin for Chrome. But Chrome still says that I don't have java installed. How do I enable the java plugin?

4. I downloaded a lot of apps via USM and put all of them in a single folder. Each app has a number of .xzm files, so I've ended up with having 50-60 .xzm files in total in that directory. Is there a tool to compile all those files in a single .xzm file so that whenever I activate it all the apps will run at once? If possible, can I extract the files in the future if needed?

5. I played a number of video files in Mplayer 1.1 but noticed that the videos to stretch to fit screen whenever I go full screen. I'm not sure if this is a Porteus issue, but I thought it's worth asking. Is there a tweak to make the video stretch to full screen?

6. Since MPlayer 1.1 can't stretch videos, I downloaded totem-3.8.2-i486-1gv.txz to check if it can. After activation, I couldn't find it on the applications list (Right Click on Desktop> Sound & Video). How do I make it work? If it won't work, what are some good alternatives for MPlayer? (VLC isn't working for me, but that's another story)

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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#2 by Jacoby59 » 30 Apr 2014, 06:48

** videos don't stretch to fit screen

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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#3 by freestyler » 30 Apr 2014, 08:16

Im a little drunk but Just knocked up an openvpn gui for ya http://porteus-apps.org/?q=xzm/openvpn-gui-10

I remember seeing a thread recently on wine, just search the forum for it. there was also a recent thread on java. Normally I'd look it up for ya

USM gui has an option to merge all modules. Make sure you have updated USM
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Post#4 by freestyler » 30 Apr 2014, 08:18

to use the openvpn-gui there should be an icon under internet/network if not, type in terminal: openvpn-gui
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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#5 by Ed_P » 30 Apr 2014, 14:53

Jacoby59 wrote:3. I downloaded and activated jre1.6.0_25.xzm hoping it would contain the java plugin for Chrome. But Chrome still says that I don't have java installed. How do I enable the java plugin?
See this thread: http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=75&t=3332
4. I downloaded a lot of apps via USM and put all of them in a single folder. Each app has a number of .xzm files, so I've ended up with having 50-60 .xzm files in total in that directory. Is there a tool to compile all those files in a single .xzm file so that whenever I activate it all the apps will run at once? If possible, can I extract the files in the future if needed?
A CLI command named dir2xzm should do that for you. dir2xzm directory file.xzm
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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#6 by tome » 30 Apr 2014, 21:00

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So is this an issue with the pipelight version?
Wine-pipelight doesn't offer rightclick menu - more is here: http://alien.slackbook.org/blog/pipelig ... -browsers/. Choose 14.1 (don't use current) links if you download any package for Porteus v3.
4. Move your modules to modules directory in porteus and all will run at boot.
can I extract the files in the future if needed
Go to /mnt/live/memory/images or use right click menu and find extract or mount command.
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Post#7 by brokenman » 01 May 2014, 00:56

Is there a tool to compile all those files in a single .xzm file so that whenever I activate it all the apps will run at once?
To extract a single module do this:

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mkdir /tmp/extracted
xzm2dir /path/to/my/module.xzm /tmp/extracted
To extract all modules in the folder do this:

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for a in /tmp/usm/*.xzm; do xzm2dir $a /tmp/extracted; done
To create one single module from all the extracted ones do this:

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dir2xzm /tmp/extracted /tmp/mynewmodule.xzm
Put this new module in the modules folder of your install media and it will load every time you boot.

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cp /tmp/mynewmodule.xzm /mnt/sdxY/porteus/modules
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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#8 by Jacoby59 » 04 May 2014, 11:58

Thanks guys!

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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#9 by francois » 19 Jun 2015, 19:05

@jacoby:
Usually the command line for a package is it's name. :)

To start openvpn in command line:
openvpn

Tell i us if there is any error message.
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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#10 by francois » 19 Jun 2015, 19:40

The seems be a networkmanager for openvpn:
http://www.ibvpn.com/billing/knowledgeb ... nager.html
There would be a network manager applet:
http://www.slackware.com/~rworkman/xfce ... r-openvpn/
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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#11 by Jacoby59 » 29 Jun 2015, 17:14

Okay, I've downloaded NetworkManager. Any way I can convert this .tar.xz file to .xzm? Also I can't download the OpenVPN configuration files from the other site that you linked, it keeps asking for login details.

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Post#12 by Bogomips » 29 Jun 2015, 20:12

Jacoby59 wrote:Any way I can convert this .tar.xz file to .xzm?
Rename tar.xz to txz, then txz2xzm 8)
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Re: Porteus Issues

Post#13 by francois » 10 Jul 2015, 13:03

This is a slackbuild package, you are building from source. You have to decompress it, have a look at the readme and install files and to build it following this howto of freestyler:
http://forum.porteus.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=3447
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