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Video Upgrade Wizard enhanced

January 06, 2011 — BarryK
There has been very positive feedback on my Xorg upgrade to 7.5 PET for Wary:

So, I have added this as another choice in the Video Upgrade Wizard. This script is in Woof, although it has only been used for Wary. I did take a look at making it generic, and I think that 01micko was considering using it in Lucid, but I don't know if anything happened there, as Lucid has its own video upgrade tool.

But anyway, as it is a Woof script, I will post this in the Woof blog category.

The next Quirky
Note, I am still kind of in quasi-holiday-mode, but getting back into doing a bit of Puppy development each day.
The 2.6.37 kernel is released, and I can't resist, have downloaded it, with a view to using in in Quirky 1.5. I reckon that Quirky 1.5 will be Wary-based just like 1.4, except I will build with the Xorg 7.5 PET as mentioned above.
I intend that the purpose of Quirky 1.5 will be to test running all network apps, such as web browser, as user 'spot' -- as kirk has already done in FatDog64. I want to evaluate this in Quirky before considering making this the default for the main Puppy builds.


Please, make it an option

video upgrade
Username: 01micko
"Yes there was some parallel development going on there with your video upgrade and the lucid puppy version and we almost decided to switch but it was at quite a late stage and the lucid version was/is working nicely. I have got the woof video upgrade going in spup with k2.6.34.1 (yours from the original spup) but I am only offering mesa and 2 nvidia pets at the moment. In xorg-7.5 the old nvidia riva/tnt/vanta proprietary driver is unsupported (that may be something worth noting for your xorg-7.5 upgrade)so I only need one more to complete the nvidia set and also the ATI fglrx driver. It was not difficult to get video upgrade going either. I just had to make a woof compliant repo, kindly hosted by forum member Saturn at There was some minor hacking to petget scripts to get everything flowing smoothly. Cheers

Username: gcmartin
"I think what Kirk has done with FATDOG deserves a lot of credit....Maybe one of your 2010 Achievement Awards. For 2011, I have to ask: Why NOT just have a 2 user system, which after initial session-save, boots into user Spot. This achieves what I thinks you're after; protections! And, when a user wants he can Switch-user; OR logout and login as root, when necessary. Also, at first-boot time, why not let the user tell us which user he wants his system to boot to? This then raises the user consciousness-level so that its a user-options of how to manage and run his system. And, this eases the burden for anyone trying to administer several Pups on a LAN. This way, we address the user's need versus ours. Finally, this does NOT mean that there is no problem in the way PUPs are currently designed (excepting FATDOG), but I have not seen thus far, in the forum, where someone has reported that "booting to root has gotten" them "into some kind of trouble." I agree multi-user is needed, but... Hope this helps.

Tags: woof