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Wary and Racy 5.3RC3

April 04, 2012 — BarryK
If anyone wants to give this a spin, you are welcome. If there are no disastrous bugs, this will become 5.3-final.


Regarding recent discussion about which Adobe Flash Player to use, I chose However, I added a warning window that alternative versions may work better, depending on hardware and website.


"I added a warning window "
Username: Sage
Excellent strategy, thanks. Perhaps a link as well to Terr-i's .pet s? And instructions for handling d/l s from Adobe's website?

Problems on clean frugal install
Username: Terryphi
"Testing Racy with a clean install everything worked as expected but this behaviour was seen: 1. After setting up and downloading flashplayer I attempted to tweak the video settings for 1024x768 settings, restarted X-server and then created a savefile. On reboot the pop-up appeared again telling me I needed to download flashplayer, as well as displaying the set-up screen. 2. The old problem with setting 1024x768 resolution on my hardware is back with the displaced display. I manually tweaked xorg.conf but it took several reboots to get it to stick. This seems like a regression? Neither of these are show-stoppers and overall this is a another great Puppy.

The old problem with setting 1024x768
Username: Sage
"Yep - got that too. Inappropriate overdriven monitor res. on very new kit, too, with Racy. Unfortunately this has propogated into Saluki. May not be show-stoppers for regular users, but it certainly is for casual observers. Couldn't get SM+default FP to run iPlayer, although that may be due to contention problems whilst the kiddies are on Easter hols?! Disappearing sr0 icon still an issue.

BBC iPlayer
Username: Terryphi
"Sage, Iplayer works for me using default flashplayer on SM and Opera and newish kit. Maybe it [i]was[/i] contention from the kids!

flash warning window
Username: L18L
"[i]exit the browser, delete,[/i] Concrete command for deleting would be helpful.

FP - good news
Username: Sage
"FP works on Wary 5.3 FULL for both Opera & SM, this morning. There was another serious contention ratio issue last night so it's got to be the kiddies... Incidentally, this was/is a FULL/UPGRADE from 5.2 with USB patch. No problems. Probed for 1400x900, running 1024x768 - old pre-selection method better for very newest kit!

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