Woof alpha5 available

Woof alpha5, along with Ubuntu-based Jaunty-Puppy build live-CD version '463' and 'devx' sfs file:


The live-CD file that most people will want is 'upup-463.iso'. There is also 'upup-463-SCSI.iso' for testing booting from a SCSI drive.

There are a couple of readme's, including one introducing T2-Woof.

Thanks guys for all the feedback provided for alpha4, it was most helpful!

Posted on 23 Apr 2009, 7:30


Posted on 23 Apr 2009, 8:11 by lobster
Download went OK
I again used the trick of selecting a higher res than my monitor can support (xorg) then when a selection of possibilities came up choose my required res. If would have just used xorgwizard default I am given a lower res option to the one I have chose . . .
Anyways good luck with Upup :)

Posted on 23 Apr 2009, 14:36 by Bm
Woof alpha5
Barry, thank you for the kernel
My second sata drive in the Medion MD8818 is supported like in Intrepid 015.

By not paying attention, I did an upgrade from 461.
That worked ok. Only thing, I had to re-confirm the ps/2 mouse, which still has no scroll support, but you knew this. ;-)

Posted on 23 Apr 2009, 17:08 by BarryK
Re: scrollwheel
Ah, because you are upgrading, there is no scrollwheel support. I might have to put in a hack to fix that.

Manually, edit /etc/mousedevice and change the entry "psaux" to "input/mice".

Then the scrollwheel should work, after a X restart.

Posted on 23 Apr 2009, 18:35 by Terryphi
CUPS hitch
Thanks for the fixes of CUPS and gxine! I can now print from Abiword, Gnumeric, OpenOffice, etc.

Only one small issue caused me a problem with CUPS. I have an Apollo P-1200 printer and this model was not in the Apollo list so I used the ppd file which worked in Intrepid Upup. This was a bad move - it didn't work. I checked with my Ubuntu Jaunty and same issue arose. However CUPS in Ubuntu offered my model and it worked. I copied this ppd file over to upup463 and it worked. Looks like the model data needs to be updated.

Posted on 23 Apr 2009, 21:25 by BanBan
I have tested woof alpha 5 on a very old PC 500 MHZ 128 M with a SCSI hard disk driven by an Adaptec card. Three partitions SDA1 NTFS with win 2000, SDA2 EXT2 Woof, SDA3 Swap. The frugal install is OK but full install does not work. I think it is a problem with Grub (name of the partitions).
Thank you for all your job.
PS please excuse my English.

Posted on 24 Apr 2009, 3:49 by Terryphi
Firefox dbus error
I installed firefox-3.0.3.pet and receive this error at startup:

Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS locks due to a system crash. See http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details - 1: Failed to get connection to session: Failed to execute dbus-launch to autolaunch D-Bus session)

Apart from the error message Firefox works as expected.

What has changed? I did not see this error in previous upups. Is it possible to suppress the error message?

Posted on 24 Apr 2009, 5:29 by paulh
arch ok so far
0setup and 1download both completed with no apparent erros this morning for an arch build.
this is the firsttime i've seen this.
will try createpackage/build distro at the weekend and report back

Posted on 24 Apr 2009, 10:43 by BarryK
Re: 0pre
Note for anyone interested in T2-Woof, I accidentally left out a script that is for T2 only, named '0pre' -- it is described in the readme file on ibiblio.

Posted on 24 Apr 2009, 17:26 by Terryphi
Thunderbird GConf/dbus Error
I am seeing a similar error to the Firefox error described above when I run Thunderbird from the terminal. Unlike Firefox it does not generate a dialog box error when run from the menu. Otherwise, Thunderbird runs as expected.

Posted on 25 Apr 2009, 16:51 by paulh
arch build errors
I've posted some errors from my Arch build process in the Woof Alpha 5 thread on the forum:

hope it is of some help to development