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Puppy 4.1rc

September 26, 2008 — BarryK
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Dropping out...
Username: KKTK
Can't boot new version: Searching for puppy files in computer disk drives...pup_409.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console... 4.05 version was working. I am booting from hdd using chain0 with one parameter PMEDIA=idehd. Additional parameter acpi=noirq is not solution for me.

Puppy 4.1rc
Username: ANOSage
"No problems with either so far. Shame about Mt Erebus, again, after the survey. Poweroff not fixed, yet.

So far so good
Username: Desertpuppy
"Just downloaded and istalled as furgal on a clean partition, boots up really quick. writing this from 4.01rc, all looks good so far, have to go to work but will give it a run tonight. Good job as always Barry.

Puppy 4.1rc
Username: WN2A
"Very good thus far! Loading up all the usual apps and they seem to do great. Will know more as we go through the process. Think I like the new features as well. Another winner maybe?

Username: GeoW
"Yo KKTK, I use PMEDIA=atahd for the standard version and PMEDIA=idehd for the retro version. They both load. GeoW

4.1 forum feedback
Username: BarryK
"Caneri has started a thread for feedback on 4.1rc:

Which DEVX
Username: JB
"Which would be the appropriate DEVX to use? Would it vary depending on kernel version?

Username: Leon
"KKTK wrote: [quote] Dropping out... Can't boot new version: Searching for puppy files in computer disk drives...pup_409.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console... [/quote] I noticed a similar problem with one of the previous version of Puppy 4.x. The additional boot option: layerfs=aufs solved the problem.

No wireless
Username: Dromeno
"See this post: Summary: wireless (asus eee 900) works in pup 3.1 but not in 4.1 I would love to have it working again

aufs, eeepc
Username: BarryK
"Leon, aufs is the default in 4.1. Dromeno, I saw your post on the forum, but you should have looked around on the forum first, as the solution to your problem is posted 4 or 5 times in various threads, including another one that tempestuous (very patiently) responded to about the same time that you posted to the forum.

very good!
Username: qqdan
"Pupy 4.1rc is fine. Sakura is a vte-based terminal emulator. please add sakura to puppy 4.1 :happy:

Username: Leon
"Barry, Thanks to your efforts to develop the standard and the retro version. I prefer the retro because of better fonts display. Gtkam finally detect my Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera. It doesn't show any thumbnails but I can save my pictures with 'Save directory tree...' command.

SCSI scanner working
Username: dogone
"I post this here Barry, for all to see. Your enhanced scanner dialog (orange) does a proper job of it as regards SCSI devices. I clicked on "SCSI" and xsane appeared. I still have to fudge the LUN setting, but that's not Puppy's fault. Most importantly, I can access my scanner and scan at will. The Microtek E6 is still hard to beat. Thanks for the time and effort.

Missing 4.x files?
Username: PeteTX
"I am a long-time happy Puppy user, looking to upgrade to 4.x. However, I need to be able to compile drivers for my apps. In 2.17, there was a handy file called kernel-source_217.sfs that did the trick. But I have looked high and low (in ibiblio and elsewhere), and have been unable to locate this file for any of the 4.x versions. Where can I find the Kernel Src .SFS files for - * Production Puppy V4.00 * 4.1RC Retro (if different from above) * 4.1RC (with new .25 kernel) Thanks! P.S. - I just completed setting-up multi-boot (BOOT.INI/GRUB/frugal) to now include Puppy 2.17, 4.00, 4.1RC Retro, and 4.1RC (.25), plus two flavors of Windows. I am happy to report that all of the 4.x versions (even the new kernel 4.1RC) boot-up successfully on my test PC!

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