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Wary Puppy 019

September 20, 2010 — BarryK
"Wary" is Quirky's sister. They are both built from source compiled in T2, and have all the same packages, except for one significant difference: Quirky uses Xorg 7.5+, Wary uses Xorg 7.3+ (the '+' means somewhat enhanced beyond the official release versions).

So, they should perform pretty much the same. However, Wary might be better on older video hardware.

Get Wary from here:

Known bugs:

1. The menu in the Fbpanel tray disappears to quickly. The author of Fbpanel is investigating it.
2. Blinky, the tray network monitor, failed to appear first-go on one test PC, but did appear on subsequent boots.

Oh, I forgot to mention it before, meant to. Thanks to stu90 for the great desktop background image!


p54usb driver
Username: Terryphi
Does this include the p54 driver fix?

Username: BarryK
"Sorry, no, I forgot. Better get that organised now so that next Quirky will have the upgrade.

Safer playgrounds.
Username: raymundo dionicio
"So, Wary is playware too, Just in safer playgrounds. :) If she is then.. Has anybody tought of a Puppy for our little girls?

Fails under VMware
Username: gjuhasz
"Under vmware, there is no way to get X. I tried all resolutions, then vesa driver, then acpi=off at boot. Does not return after clicking Test.

Wary feedback
Username: BarryK
"Please use the Quirky 018 thread: ...when reporting, identify that you're using Wary of course.

wary 019
Username: james c
"Wary working fine here running live.Video working fine ...... correct resolution out of the box. Great job. # report-video VIDEO REPORT: Wary, version 019 Chip description: oem: S3 Graphics ProSavage DDR Family BIOS product: VBE 3.0 Rev 0.0 Driver used by Xorg: savage Video mode used by Xorg: Resolution: 1024x768 Depth: 16

Ok for Toshiba Tecra 8000
Username: gjuhasz
"Works for Toshiba Tecra 8000 out of the box. Video driver: neomagic, 1024x768x24. With SM2.04, Internet is slow compared to 431. I think SM2 is too heavyweight for Wary. (SM1 not supported... Opera10.50? In contrast, streaming video/audio is OK (except mms). Excellent full-screen TV. Networking thru rt73 USB wifi stick. Unfortunately, Wary does not store the settings, shall be configured each time (OK in 431). (I reported frozen black screen under VMware, which still exist)

Latest Wary
Username: BarryK
"See announcements on this blog, the latest Wary is 0.5.1, 0.5.2 coming very soon.

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