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4.1retro-beta uploaded

September 11, 2008 — BarryK
Get it from here:

This has the kernel, and is conservatively configured for maximum compatibility on old hardware.

I did not put in the from Puppy 3.01, as that is Xorg 7.2, whereas Puppy4 has Xorg 7.3, and the is supposed, it seems, to superceed the module. All my hardware works fine with the intel_drv module, so I'm reluctant to put in an older driver.

I have put in both Pppoeconf and Roaring Penguin PPPOE. But possibly only one will remain in the final. Ideally, I would like to get Pppoeconf debugged.


No Full Poweroff
Username: GeoW
4.1 beta retro good download, Puppy runs Haven't seen full shutdown since 406 Conservative More results soon. GeoW

4.1retro-beta feedback
Username: BarryK
"Lobster has started a feedback thread:

Great time for refinements?
Username: ANOSage
"GeoW is correct - this version refuses to poweroff on SiS chipsets, (and some laptops?), like most of the recent versions except 'conservative'. This is an irritant to so many contributors to the Forum that it really is high time to get it fixed. Bloat continues to be evident by the extended boot time of this liveCD. Trim out some fat, eg calculators! Offer a single wallpaper - man on bike would be excellent. Etc. Lots of other tiny, but non-operational stuff would improve the user experience. Personally, I find the double entry for US k/b, reported years ago, offensive! Individual savings may be small but there are so many that can be made that the sum total would be significant. Well past time to delete the appalling GXine in favour of Xine (cf BoxPup) whatever the coding penalties. No prejudice on my part - just take a look at other fora - nobody likes GXine. Once OceanMonster is replaced by Opera things will really swing, as amply demonstrated by several derivatives.

Will test Intel
Username: Martin
"I'll give this Puppy a run on the machines below, see what the intel driver does.. Compaq: iPaq D510 USDT D530 Armada M700 Dell: GX260

Username: Dougal
"All this continuing shutdown issue reminded me of something: With the Classmate and the 2.6.24 kernel I use, I sometimes have a shutdown problem, where it says "Requesting system poweroff" and then hangs. However, hitting "enter" will release it and it will go on to shutdown. Any chance it is the same kind of problem?

Username: GeoW
"BarryK No. The only Puppy ever to do a successful poweroff ( without acpi=force ) on this desktop is 406 Conservative. ( ACPI=force causes strange side effects. ) Intel D850MV, P4@1.5GHz, 256MB PC800 RDRAM, 16G HD/w 1 NTFS partition GeoW

Username: GeoW
" Dougal, I just rebooted into 4.1BetaRetro ( frugal ) to double check. The last line I get is: "Power down.", with a flashing cursor on the next line. At that point, nothing i do on the keyboard has any effect. My only option is the power switch on the box. I will try any suggestions and report the results, or look through /tmp/bootsysinit.log if you tell me what to look for. GeoW

Username: ANOSage
""At that point, nothing I do on the keyboard has any effect. My only option is the power switch on the box. " That's what we all see! This is an almost unique feature of Puppy; I've only ever seen it on one other distro (can't remember which) out of hundreds I've tested.

Intel video update
Username: Martin
"Gave Puppy a spin on the machines below: Compaq iPaq desktop Compaq D510 USDT Compaq D530 Compaq Armada M700 Dell GX260 Xorg works fine everywhere except for the Compaq D510 USDT. (Vesa is OK). Funny thing is that my Dell GX260 has the same Intel Chipset (845G) - and there it works fine.

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