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Alpha7 miscellaneous feedback

May 18, 2009 — BarryK
Lobster reported that mtPaint cannot save to JPG. I checked, no problem. Your image must be 'RGB' not 'indexed' -- see 'Image' menu -- I'm guessing that this is your oversight.

Tasmod reported that clicking on the 'write' icon, Abiword does not start. Testing with a pristine alpha7/8, I checked, there is no problem. Two possible reasons for tasmod having this problem -- upgraded a 'pup-save' that has somehow corrupted Abiword, or severe memory lack (which would also affect starting of other applications). Either way, nothing I can do about it.

ARAN reported that Pmount does not work. I just checked, Pmount works for me. The problem with this bug report is that it is a sweeping generalisation, no specific details. An unusual filesystem, such as ext4, perhaps?

Martin and techtype report that Pnethood Samba Shares is not finding any shares.
I don't think that I can be much help with this one ...who is our Pnethood developer? -- HairyWill? -- he is taking some time off to be with his family etc.
Well, for a start, have the correct kernel drivers loaded? Run a Puppy in which Pnethood works, run 'lsmod' in a terminal -- you should see 'smbfs.ko' loaded I think, maybe also 'cifs.ko'. Then run alpha7/8 and check loaded modules.
Try running 'pnethood' from a terminal, see if it displays any error messages.


Username: broomdodger
urxvt has long has searchable-scrollback<M-s> I have tried with alpha 7 and it does not work. Has the option not been compiled? It is very useful when trying to find a problem with a compile. I compiled searchable-scrollback in Puppy 4.1.2 and it works great.

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Username: broomdodger
"Hello Barry I first tried to submit the comment about urxvt from a Mac running Safari browser. It did not work probably because the "action" attribute in the form was absent. SeaMonkey on the Mac worked. 17.3 The FORM element <!ELEMENT FORM - - (%block;|SCRIPT)+ -(FORM) -- interactive form --> <!ATTLIST FORM %attrs; -- %coreattrs, %i18n, %events -- action %URI; #REQUIRED -- server-side form handler -- method (GET|POST) GET -- HTTP method used to submit the form-- enctype %ContentType; "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" accept %ContentTypes; #IMPLIED -- list of MIME types for file upload -- name CDATA #IMPLIED -- name of form for scripting -- onsubmit %Script; #IMPLIED -- the form was submitted -- onreset %Script; #IMPLIED -- the form was reset -- accept-charset %Charsets; #IMPLIED -- list of supported charsets -- > Start tag: required, End tag: required Attribute definitions action = uri [CT] This attribute specifies a form processing agent. User agent behavior for a value other than an HTTP URI is undefined.

Terster status = zero
Username: lobster
"[i]Lobster reported that mtPaint cannot save to JPG. I checked, no problem. Your image must be 'RGB' not 'indexed' -- see 'Image' menu -- I'm guessing that this is your oversight.[/i] I think you are right - this is an issue with Mtpaint - I noticed the jpg ability had reappeared - I thought maybe because a missing library had been added when I added programs :doh: I don't want to know what 'RGB' not 'indexed' [shudder] means - I have an idea as this issue has come up before . . . Sorry for the confusion . . .

CD scrap
Username: tasmod
"Barry, My reported problem was my fault, or at least my cd drive. On turning a few of my cd disks over I discovered light scratches on them. it appears my drive lens has moved and scratching the disks. Off to get a new one. I fixed my samba shares by copying over my Samba folder from 420 and it worked. I made a pet and posted this in the bugs sub forum for others to try. Rob (tasmod)

pnethood fails in upup 471
Username: dogone
"Barry, I'm having problems with pnethood under 471 as well. The Windows machine "LEX" is detected but pnethood reports no shares available. If I reboot into 412, everything works. Here's my pnethood log: " Scan completed: servers found=LEX started probing LEX /usr/local/apps/pnethood/pnethood: line 313: smbclient: command not found /usr/local/apps/pnethood/pnethood: line 314: smbclient: command not found /usr/local/apps/pnethood/pnethood: line 315: smbclient: command not found LEX still reports no shares, checking mount in case there are shares mounted already Trying to contact LEX, no shares reported finished probing "

Username: paulh
"well there's the asnwer then -- smblient not found i copied one from another puppy and it works fine now the question is how does it not get included in the build (the one i copied was from a woof build system! )

Re: posting to blog
Username: BarryK
"There are problems with posting to this blog from Safari/Opera, but could you please tell the author of PPLOG? There is a link to his website on the left side of this page.

Username: BarryK
"yes, alpha7/8 does not have the SCSI drivers. I need to do a special SCSI build, as I did back in ...when was it, alpha 5 or 6? Samba: yes, now fixed, see my post:

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Username: broomdodger
"test with Firefox on Mac

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Username: broomdodger
"test submit Mac Camino Version 1.6.7 ( 2009032711)

Username: fedekun
"Hi :) About Comments... try removing onclick="javascript:this.disabled=true" From "Add Comment" button, maybe that helps, at least, it should work for IE.

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Username: broomdodger
"Barry I just received this email from the PPLOG author: Thanks for reporting! I think it is fixed now, the problem was because of the javascript code 'onclick="javascript:this.disabled=true"' So try removing that, its fixed in the latest version of PPLOG i think, anyways, i havent worked on PPLOG for a while...I shall do it :P

in win32, fwiw ..
Username: foo
".. my personal choice of 'best Opera' <9.5 series, the old reliable 3�3� works just fine for simple text-posting purposes here on BK's blog with only cookies enabled (no js, no etcetc). fwiw if anyone here uses win32 ;)"20 May 2009, 24:17"00749'

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