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Mime handling .ts video files

October 14, 2013 — BarryK
This was requested some time ago.

Files with extension .ts are video files, that can be played by the multimedia player.

There is another type of file that also has extension .ts, but we are unlikely to encounter that, as explained here:

Woof commit:

My TV has a USB socket, and will record to a Flash drive. The files get recorded with .ts extension.
Now, I can plug the Flash drive into my laptop, and Puppy displays the files with the "video" icon, and plays them when clicked on.


Woof: mods to build Slacko 5.6

September 03, 2013 — BarryK
Just after Micko released Slacko 5.6, he sent me some modifications for Woof, so that others will also be able to build it (Slacko 5.6, that is).

I have been a bit slow, but have now committed the changes:

Tags: woof

Saucy Puppy first build

August 28, 2013 — BarryK
I have added Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander to Woof, and the first build boots to the desktop.

Woof commits:

I am interested in testing Xmir, but this first build is just using the normal 'Xorg' server and 'intel' driver on my laptop.

Tags: woof

Run Firefox as 'spot'

August 21, 2013 — BarryK
I have added the option in the Login and Security Manager to run Firefox as user 'spot'.

Woof commit:


pup_event translation fix

August 07, 2013 — BarryK
L18L reported a problem using MoManager with the 'pup_event' scripts:

Thanks, I have implemented this in Woof:


Woof: optical drive detection

July 30, 2013 — BarryK
I was working late last night, fixing the problem of external USB optical drive desktop icon not appearing. I even went out and bought one, to test with!

After a lot of messing around, fixed it. Here are the most recent Woof commits:

again fix optical media detection:
fix timing detect external usb optical media:
inserting media in usb external optical drive was not detected:

Basically, the problem is that the kernel does not detect insertion or removal of optical media for external optical drives.
The issue is further complicated, as I reported recently, the kernel detects insertion of optical media in internal drives, but only on some PC -- I presume very modern PCs.

Then there is another timing problem. /dev/sr1 (or whatever) will appear if a external optical drive is plugged in, however, the media is unusable for 6-7 seconds. That is, the 'cddetect_quick' utility will not detect inserted media until 6-7 seconds after the /dev node has appeared.

The above fix is in the Service Pack for precise 5.7.

The actual commit used to build Precise 5.7:


Woof: Opera support

July 24, 2013 — BarryK

delayedrun: support opera as second browser

add support to run opera web browser as user spot