Puppy 4.1.2 released

Puppy 4.1.2 is a bugfix release for 4.1 and 4.1.1.

In summary, I fixed a bug when looking for USB drives at bootup, ohci-hcd USB driver was not loading in the initial ramdisk so some interfaces not working at that stage, bugfix for .deb packages extraction, /tmp/versioncleanup fix at version upgrade, Pmetatagger bugfix, some modem detection improvements, tweak for network connection at bootup, can now load 3 SFS files, fixed a Pmount crash, prevented invalid RAM-save-interval, fixed recognition of PCMCIA in the initrd.

The announcement and release notes:

Download puppy-4.1.2-k2.6.25.16-seamonkey (94.1MB) and puppy-4.1.2retro-k2.6.21.7-seamonkey.iso (94.6MB) from here:

At the same URL you will also find the "unleashed-core" tarball and the "devx" SFS file.

Note that 4.1.2 is strictly a bugfix release. More ambitious enhancements are targeted for 4.2, which is being developed by the Puppy Community Team, coordinated by WhoDo.

Posted on 8 Dec 2008, 11:36


Posted on 8 Dec 2008, 13:23 by coolpup
Thank you, Barry.

Posted on 8 Dec 2008, 17:45 by 01micko
Thanks Barry,now get on with Woof!
Bet ur relieved!
Thanks heaps and have a great Christmas.

Posted on 9 Dec 2008, 4:04 by J-Bob
Congratulations Barry.
I'm glad that 4.1.2 is released, since it means there will be less bugs in my next BobPup release.

And i hope you have a good christmas Barry. As well as a good new year.

- J-Bob

Posted on 9 Dec 2008, 9:56 by happypuppy
Kernel Source SFS for 4.1.2
Great,but where can I get the kernel source SFS for 4.1.2?

Is the old kernel-src- compatible with 4.1.2?

Posted on 9 Dec 2008, 10:49 by Pizzasgood
Should be. The kernel hasn't changed.

Posted on 9 Dec 2008, 19:16 by BarryK
Kernel source
Yes, that sfs is fine. It has a typo in the filename, should be Not your typo, mine.

Posted on 10 Dec 2008, 24:46 by andrew123
missing download
At download site

link points to nothing.
Please fix this.

Posted on 11 Dec 2008, 7:17 by BarryK
I just checked, there's nothing wrong with the link.

Posted on 11 Dec 2008, 10:23 by MU
In Opera 10 alpha the link does not work, but you can use the TP server.



Posted on 11 Dec 2008, 12:06 by andrew123
cant use ftp
I can't connect to ftp sites, that is why I need http. :)

Posted on 11 Dec 2008, 15:23 by BarryK
Caneri is hosting, see here:


Posted on 12 Dec 2008, 11:28 by andrew123
Thanks for the link

Posted on 12 Dec 2008, 24:54 by charlie6
Thanks for the planet !
Hi Barry,
(Many)^n thanks indeed as Puppy allows old PC to get a second life and not being scrapped.
Less waste, and less energy expense in the build of new PC's...

Posted on 15 Dec 2008, 24:01 by sadmax
No more enthusiast anymore...
First there was Puppy, this tiny distro that let me do most of what I needed, at home and at work.

Then The 4.x agony. No wireless access at home - only distro to act this way for me.
At work, browsing the intranet has become a pain: the new samba browser, though nicer to see, is buggy and don't allows me to enter the shared resources. Furthermore, there's no quick access to some kind of "system proxy configuration", so for those like us at work that are behind a proxy/firewall that nice appearing package manager is useless.
VNC is not there anymore, so I cannot use Puppy as it is as my little server on some out-of-hand PC.

These are all simple things I could perfectly do with former installations. It sounds like Puppy is not anymore something for me.
Thanks Barry and all the team for your work that I really appreciate, but you got a direction that is pointless for me. Puppy shall remain my little emergency rescue distro, but for my everyday work - being a Linux noob - it's not my shirt anymore.


Posted on 26 Dec 2008, 6:33 by edoc
CUPS Hassles
Love 4.12 BUT ... still having frustrating problems with CUPS that started with 4.11.

Troubles have been on two desktops and one laptop and have involved three different printers.

Is the CUPS shipped with 4.11 and 4.12 buggy or is there some bad interaction between 4.12, ext3, Frugal, and CUPS?

In this case it is a emachine desktop model 500is and a Lexmark Z705. (The Lexmark-series model is detected so I do have a good physical connection.)

I should be able to at least get the Raw driver or (the Generic under Lexmark) to print a test page but it will not.

I am trying to load the Lexmark driver that handles this model but am uncertain that it will solve the problem.

Posted on 26 Dec 2008, 6:34 by edoc
Lexmark Driver
This is the Lexmark driver thread I referenced: