Puppy 4.1alpha7

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The kernel is configured as what I will call a "compromise kernel". What I am particularly interested in, is those people who tested the "normal" and "conservative" kernels in alpha6 and experienced that their computer only booted or shutdown with the conservative kernel -- how will you fare with this compromise kernel? I would prefer to release 4.1 with just the one kernel (plus some SCSI kernels for those who need to boot from a SCSI drive), but if it turns out that we do have to offer the conservative kernel as well, then so be it.

Posted on 27 Aug 2008, 17:06


Posted on 27 Aug 2008, 18:33 by wombat01
Barry I am having the same keyboard problems in 4.1a7.
I even tried a manual frugal install just to make sure it was not the CD, no luck. Did not recognise the keyboard at the select keyboard stage of the load. It did however allow me to type puppy pfix=ram when loading from the CD though.

At the moment I am using 4.1a5 and all is fine.

Posted on 27 Aug 2008, 19:54 by BarryK
alpha7 forum feedback
linuxcbon has started this forum thread for feedback on 4.1alpha7:


Posted on 27 Aug 2008, 20:03 by BarryK
Re: keyboard a5 - a7
wombat01, that really does puzzle me. These are just different sub-sub-version number differences, that is 2.6.25.x, and I have not made major config changes, certainly nothing I think that would affect the keyboard.
For alpha6, did you try both the "normal" and
"conservative" kernels?

Posted on 27 Aug 2008, 20:05 by GeoW
No Full Poweroff
Puppy 4.1alpha7 has reverted to an almost full
poweroff. I still need to finish the job with the
switch on the box.

Thus far, Puppy 4.1alpha6 Conservative is the only
Puppy I have seen do a full poweroff.

Intel D850MV, P4/1.5GHz, 256MB RDRAM, 16G HD/ 1 NTFS partition


Posted on 28 Aug 2008, 2:35 by ANOSage
Just returned to find this one. It doesn't shutdown a SiS chipset - only the 'conservative' does that.

Posted on 28 Aug 2008, 6:12 by wombat01
For alpha6, did you try both the "normal" and
"conservative" kernels?

Yes. Same problem.

It is really weird. I can't understand why others are not having the same problem. It must be something to do with hardware my end.

Posted on 28 Aug 2008, 21:56 by maggotspawn
No wifi...
Puppy 4.1 Alpha7
Fixed the problem with Hotpup not mounting drives as writable as well as a problem on my laptop with choosing reboot from the menu. Cheers! (Laptop would hang at Post after reboot previously). Unfortunatly now wifi and ethernet aren't deteced. Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet. Atheros AR5007EG Wireless, for which I use the madwifi-ng-r2756-eeepatch-k2.6.21.7.pet. Both devices are detected with Dingo. Any chance of including the madwifi patch in the future?

Posted on 29 Aug 2008, 3:05 by maggotspawn
New Hotpup Drivemount as a Pet
It would be great if I could get the new Hotpup Drive Mount app as a Pet and uninstall the old one.
Dingo 4.00 really works for me.

Posted on 29 Aug 2008, 16:16 by paulh
scanner & network still problematic
mustek scanner still doesn't work in 4.1a7

network still doesn't always come up; only have to run dhcpcd manually to get it running though.

Posted on 30 Aug 2008, 24:42 by playdayz
same as above it sounds like
i reversed the priority of ath5k and ath_pci. 4.07 does remember that and uses ath_pci so ath0 is active, but somehow it doesn't remember the rest--the network to log on to--i do this with Connect and it works fine, but i have to do it each time i boot