Puppy 4.1alpha5

I have uploaded this to:

The background photo is the Australian "outback" and the guy on the bike is not me! (looks like a great way for a relaxed holiday, hey -- and environmentally friendly)

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 10:57


Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 11:13 by lobster
One way or another, I will be using this Alpha. Look forward to trying it.

Wiki page for 4.1 http://tmxxine.com/wik/wikka.php?wakka=PuppyDingo41

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 12:05 by Geow
Works for me
Great job Barry,

Have downloaded, md5 both good, and it runs - I am
posting from 405.

Now I need to defrag so I can set up a save file.

And a special thanks from New Jersey for uploading
before Noon your time which is before Midnight my


Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 12:17 by GeoW
Ayttm - use Menu - Blows up from Icon
Ayttm works using the menu but it blew up when I tried the icon.


Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 13:16 by GeoW
Ayttm - Menu First - Then Icon Works
As it turns out - after using:
Menu > Internet > Ayttm the first time
to set up the access - the icon works
fine after that.

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 13:19 by Ted Dog
DL while camping
multiple wget -c and a few hours later, the campground wireless system pulls a good download. This 405 is working well ath5k failed but ath_pci works as well as always, thanks for including both.
So why is Gilligan riding a bike on this wallpaper, Professor?

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 16:26 by eprv
booted from usb stick
On my Epia-v board the internal cf card is installed with zenwalk on xfs file system.
this is not mounted and pmount is not working, same was in 4.04 but saving and reboot is OK in 4.05.
gparted reports warning - unable to read /dev/sda
it is detected and read using parted-magic kernel from same usb stick

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 16:44 by Dougal

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 19:59 by greg
Still no wireless with ZD1211RW.

I like the new format of the wizard. Finally items in a bit more logical order. Driver is loaded for zd1211rw, I even unloaded it and reloaded. Pwireless will not detect wireless locations either. By the way, location of load button on TOP of the box and drives below is a bit confusing for loading new or different divers.

Version 2.17 Works....so still something in 4 series is amiss. Some versions of 3 work with pwireless.

Barry...yes we are testing, and I believe everyone appreciates all your hard work! Please keep it up.

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 20:07 by BarryK
4.1alpha5 feedback
Lobster has started a forum feedback thread:


Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 20:27 by BarryK
Ok, I can fix the 'chat' icon so that it starts the same way as from the menu.

However, running it first from the icon, it still starts ok, just doesn't have the autologin to #puppylinux. I just tested it. What do you mean by "it blows up"?

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 21:03 by BarryK
Puppy is not really setup to recognise xfs. It is a module but is not in the initrd so won't be recognised at bootup.

After bootup, to get Pmount to recognise it should be easy though.

It might be just a matter of loading the 'xfs' module. Can you open a terminal, and try this:

# guess_fstype /dev/sda1 #(or whatever the cf card is)

# modprobe xfs
# guess_fstype /dev/sda1

...if guess_fstype still doesn't work, then we will need to get back to Jesse, who wrote that utility for Puppy.

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 21:31 by eprv
Thanks Barry, here is the output:
# guess_fstype /dev/sda1
# modprobe xfs
# guess_fstype /dev/sda1
I was able to mount in manually with mount command, but pmount still stops with no warning so it is halfway resolved.

Posted on 30 Jul 2008, 21:48 by eprv
here is the output of pmount:
# pmount
/usr/sbin/pmount: line 180: [: too many arguments
/usr/sbin/pmount: line 180: [: too many arguments
/usr/sbin/pmount: line 243: 30768 Terminated yaf-splash -font "8x16" -outline 0 -margin 4 -bg orange -text "Puppy Drive Mounter

Please wait, probing hardware..."
/usr/sbin/pmount: line 248: 31107 Aborted /tmp/gtkdialog_pmount --file=/tmp/pmountdlg.txt_${MYPID} --center >/tmp/pmountdlg_${MYPID} 2>/tmp/pmounterr
hope that helps

Posted on 31 Jul 2008, 3:57 by Prit1
Alternate download location
Here is an alternate download location for those having trouble with ibiblio.

Posted on 31 Jul 2008, 4:21 by GeoW
Blew Up


I just rebooted pfix=ram to see if I could
duplicate the problem.

What happened was, when I saw the Ayttm
login screen, I was thinking it must be a
new version of the Wolf Pup script.

As a result I just entered a username and
clicked OK.

This resulted in a dialog box entitled
Ayttm has crashed which said it has received
a signal 11.

Blew up.


Posted on 31 Jul 2008, 9:12 by BarryK
Ah, that line 180 is another, unrelated bug! I have fixed it.

Probably best to continue this on the forum bugs thread. Can you try this:

# probepart
...see if that reports your xfs partition ok.

Run pmount, then in /tmp you will find a file that looks like this:
could you post that file to the forum, as an attachment.