Puppy 4.1rc

Get it from here:


Note that this has Dougal's latest Network Wizard, dated September 25.

Posted on 26 Sep 2008, 18:56


Posted on 26 Sep 2008, 21:21 by KKTK
Dropping out...
Can't boot new version:
Searching for puppy files in computer disk drives...pup_409.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console...

4.05 version was working.
I am booting from hdd using chain0 with one parameter PMEDIA=idehd. Additional parameter acpi=noirq is not solution for me.

Posted on 26 Sep 2008, 23:37 by ANOSage
Puppy 4.1rc
No problems with either so far.
Shame about Mt Erebus, again, after the survey.
Poweroff not fixed, yet.

Posted on 26 Sep 2008, 23:54 by Desertpuppy
So far so good
Just downloaded and istalled as furgal on a clean partition, boots up really quick. writing this from 4.01rc, all looks good so far, have to go to work but will give it a run tonight.

Good job as always Barry.

Posted on 26 Sep 2008, 24:01 by WN2A
Puppy 4.1rc
Very good thus far! Loading up all the usual apps and they seem to do great. Will know more as we go through the process. Think I like the new features as well.

Another winner maybe?

Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 3:33 by GeoW

I use PMEDIA=atahd for the standard version
and PMEDIA=idehd for the retro version.

They both load.


Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 6:19 by BarryK
4.1 forum feedback
Caneri has started a thread for feedback on 4.1rc:


Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 10:02 by JB
Which DEVX
Which would be the appropriate DEVX to use? Would it vary depending on kernel version?

Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 18:00 by BarryK
The kernel version does not matter. Use the one I uploaded for 4.1retro-beta, rename to 'devx_409.sfs'.

Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 18:05 by BarryK
Sorry, the 'dex_408.sfs' that I uploaded to the test/puppy-4.1-beta directory should be used.

Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 19:37 by paulh
ibiblio not mirrored at nluug
the RC doesn't seem to have got mirrored to NLUUG yet

Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 21:40 by Leon
KKTK wrote:

Dropping out...
Can't boot new version:
Searching for puppy files in computer disk drives...pup_409.sfs not found. Dropping out to initial-ramdisk console...

I noticed a similar problem with one of the previous version of Puppy 4.x.

The additional boot option:


solved the problem.

Posted on 27 Sep 2008, 22:54 by Dromeno
No wireless
See this post:

Summary: wireless (asus eee 900) works in pup 3.1 but not in 4.1 I would love to have it working again

Posted on 28 Sep 2008, 6:43 by BarryK
aufs, eeepc
aufs is the default in 4.1.

I saw your post on the forum, but you should have looked around on the forum first, as the solution to your problem is posted 4 or 5 times in various threads, including another one that tempestuous (very patiently) responded to about the same time that you posted to the forum.

Posted on 28 Sep 2008, 8:07 by qqdan
very good!
Pupy 4.1rc is fine.
Sakura is a vte-based terminal emulator.
please add sakura to puppy 4.1

Posted on 28 Sep 2008, 8:21 by Ray_D
Network does not work for me
I have tried 4.1 beta and rc and have the same problem with both. When I run thru connect it says success but neither the browser or samba works.

Posted on 29 Sep 2008, 6:16 by Leon
Thanks to your efforts to develop the standard and the retro version.
I prefer the retro because of better fonts display.
Gtkam finally detect my Canon PowerShot A460 digital camera.
It doesn't show any thumbnails but I can save my pictures with 'Save directory tree...' command.

Posted on 29 Sep 2008, 9:57 by dogone
SCSI scanner working
I post this here Barry, for all to see.
Your enhanced scanner dialog (orange) does a proper job of it as regards SCSI devices. I clicked on "SCSI" and xsane appeared. I still have to fudge the LUN setting, but that's not Puppy's fault. Most importantly, I can access my scanner and scan at will. The Microtek E6 is still hard to beat.

Thanks for the time and effort.

Posted on 29 Sep 2008, 16:17 by Rik
Eeee PC
Wireless still doesnot function out of the box fox the Asus Eeee PC 4G 701

Posted on 30 Sep 2008, 10:57 by Ted Dog
cant find file
KKTK that happen to me two times, both where caused by a corrupt disk partion, one NTFS and then with a ext3 which was on the partion table but not yet formated. bad NTFS caused me the most headaches.

Posted on 30 Sep 2008, 19:30 by Athaki
Works fine on this end.

Posted on 30 Sep 2008, 22:29 by lilleguard
Fresh install. Detects my wireless card, but doesn't detect any of the wireless networks (which are broadcasting essid, and is working with both windows, linux mint and ndiswrapper in dingo 4.0). Will try retro and 4.1 alpha7 later tonight.

Posted on 31 Sep 2008, 5:38 by lilleguard
bcm43xx 4.0.8 retro beta
With this version my wireless works out of the box, but is very slow. Ndiswrapper works much faster.

Posted on 31 Sep 2008, 5:48 by lilleguard
bcm43xx 4.1 alpha 7
wireless card detected but doesn't find any network, although there are several networks which broadcast essid here. (no I won't bother you any more with my tests).

Posted on 3 Oct 2008, 16:21 by PeteTX
Missing 4.x files?
I am a long-time happy Puppy user, looking to upgrade to 4.x. However, I need to be able to compile drivers for my apps. In 2.17, there was a handy file called kernel-source_217.sfs that did the trick. But I have looked high and low (in ibiblio and elsewhere), and have been unable to locate this file for any of the 4.x versions.

Where can I find the Kernel Src .SFS files for -

* Production Puppy V4.00
* 4.1RC Retro (if different from above)
* 4.1RC (with new .25 kernel)


P.S. - I just completed setting-up multi-boot (BOOT.INI/GRUB/frugal) to now include Puppy 2.17, 4.00, 4.1RC Retro, and 4.1RC (.25), plus two flavors of Windows. I am happy to report that all of the 4.x versions (even the new kernel 4.1RC) boot-up successfully on my test PC!