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Puppy 4.1alpha2 uploaded

June 05, 2008 — BarryK
It seems to be working alright, so have just now uploaded it.

Last night I did a test install to hard drive, both full and frugal, it worked fine.

Today I'm in Perth. My relative has a USB floppy drive, and I am getting inconsistent behaviour. Haven't puzzled it out yet, but decided not to let that hold up 4.1alpha2. The kernel seems to recognise it sometimes, sometimes not.

Haven't added Urban Soul's patch to network wizard yet.

Get this alpha2 from the usual place:

The 'devx_402.sfs' file is identical to the 'devx_401.sfs' file.

Note that this build does not support true scsi at all. No modules included. I intend to follow Slackware's example and build a couple of scsi-kernels. Scsi will be built in, replacing the sata drivers in the kernel, so probably kernel will be about the same size.

Regarding modules, this build has all modules in the pup_402.sfs file, no zdrv. I've been rethinking the whole thing again.


looks Good!
Username: GeoW
Successful download - both md5 match - sending this from 4.02. Now I need to defrag so I can have a save file. Good job Barry, I wasn' t expecting this for days, GeoW

WiFi Firmware
Username: nic2109
"Still no joy with my WiFi card - detected but not activated. I'll post more on the Forum. Nick

Mouse tale
Username: Lobster
"Tried 3 different mice the serial mouse worked - strangely - post on forum under bugs so improvements - need mouse :) You must be posting from Perth - any pics from there? Puppy in OZ . . . Wot no windmill pics lately? :) Skype should work quite well with broadband (there is a Puppy 4 version) - at least for audio . . .

Device Icons "Stacking"
Username: JB
"Trying out 4.02 - looks great. I have a frugal install, so sda is shown. When I insert my USB key, the icon is placed over top of the one for sda. On another note... I see there is no zdrv.sfs file. Is there a "chance" we may be getting another SFS slot to use??? JB

Puppy 4.1 alpha2 on NLUUG.
Username: capoverde
"Puppy 4.1alpha2 is now also downloadable from this (faster) mirror:

Re: icons stacking
Username: BarryK
"JB, that's strange, did you move the sda icon slightly? That would account for the stacking effect.

Re: label "alpha"
Username: GreatnessGuru
"> ... the label "alpha" seemed to imply that > it was ready for wider testing. No. It doesn't. But Puppy 4.00/Kernel never got upgraded to Kernel So I, at least, jumped on Puppy 4.01.Alpha.1/ Kernel just to get the debugged kernel! Thanks, Eddie Maddox

PCMCIA Ralink RT61
Username: plums
"Looking cool. The one issue I found is that my PCMCIA Ralink RT61 doesn't work (did in 4.00 & 3.99) Isn't auto detected although is recognized when the module is manually loaded, alas doest work at all. I understand that from 2.6.25 wireless Ralink wifi chipsets are integrated into the kernel. Cheers

Username: puppyfane
"unionfs bug ? 1st : did a remaster with 4.1a2 2nd : did a "frugal install" together with grub with my remastered cd ang now get a kernel-panic when trying to boot "..performing to switch root to unionfs - kernel panic" cheers pf

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