Alpha7 miscellaneous feedback

Lobster reported that mtPaint cannot save to JPG. I checked, no problem. Your image must be 'RGB' not 'indexed' -- see 'Image' menu -- I'm guessing that this is your oversight.

Tasmod reported that clicking on the 'write' icon, Abiword does not start. Testing with a pristine alpha7/8, I checked, there is no problem. Two possible reasons for tasmod having this problem -- upgraded a 'pup-save' that has somehow corrupted Abiword, or severe memory lack (which would also affect starting of other applications). Either way, nothing I can do about it.

ARAN reported that Pmount does not work. I just checked, Pmount works for me. The problem with this bug report is that it is a sweeping generalisation, no specific details. An unusual filesystem, such as ext4, perhaps?

Martin and techtype report that Pnethood Samba Shares is not finding any shares.
I don't think that I can be much help with this one ...who is our Pnethood developer? -- HairyWill? -- he is taking some time off to be with his family etc.
Well, for a start, have the correct kernel drivers loaded? Run a Puppy in which Pnethood works, run 'lsmod' in a terminal -- you should see 'smbfs.ko' loaded I think, maybe also 'cifs.ko'. Then run alpha7/8 and check loaded modules.
Try running 'pnethood' from a terminal, see if it displays any error messages.

Posted on 18 May 2009, 9:44


Posted on 18 May 2009, 12:06 by broomdodger
urxvt has long has searchable-scrollback<M-s>
I have tried with alpha 7 and it does not work.
Has the option not been compiled?
It is very useful when trying to find a problem with a compile.
I compiled searchable-scrollback in Puppy 4.1.2 and it works great.

Posted on 18 May 2009, 12:22 by broomdodger
html forms
Hello Barry

I first tried to submit the comment about urxvt from a Mac running Safari browser. It did not work probably because the "action" attribute in the form was absent.

SeaMonkey on the Mac worked.

17.3 The FORM element

<!ELEMENT FORM - - (%block;|SCRIPT)+ -(FORM) -- interactive form -->
%attrs; -- %coreattrs, %i18n, %events --
action %URI; #REQUIRED -- server-side form handler --
method (GET|POST) GET -- HTTP method used to submit the form--
enctype %ContentType; "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"
accept %ContentTypes; #IMPLIED -- list of MIME types for file upload --
name CDATA #IMPLIED -- name of form for scripting --
onsubmit %Script; #IMPLIED -- the form was submitted --
onreset %Script; #IMPLIED -- the form was reset --
accept-charset %Charsets; #IMPLIED -- list of supported charsets --
Start tag: required, End tag: required

Attribute definitions

action = uri [CT]
This attribute specifies a form processing agent. User agent behavior for a value other than an HTTP URI is undefined.

Posted on 18 May 2009, 14:40 by disciple
ie doesn't work either remember
I reported a long time ago (it was probably overlooked :( ) that one can no longer post here from internet explorer (7 at least) - I'm guessing it is for the same reason?

Posted on 18 May 2009, 16:17 by lobster
Terster status = zero
Lobster reported that mtPaint cannot save to JPG. I checked, no problem. Your image must be 'RGB' not 'indexed' -- see 'Image' menu -- I'm guessing that this is your oversight.

I think you are right - this is an issue with Mtpaint - I noticed the jpg ability had reappeared - I thought maybe because a missing library had been added when I added programs

I don't want to know what 'RGB' not 'indexed' [shudder] means - I have an idea as this issue has come up before . . .

Sorry for the confusion . . .

Posted on 18 May 2009, 21:21 by tasmod
CD scrap
My reported problem was my fault, or at least my cd drive. On turning a few of my cd disks over I discovered light scratches on them. it appears my drive lens has moved and scratching the disks. Off to get a new one.

I fixed my samba shares by copying over my Samba folder from 420 and it worked. I made a pet and posted this in the bugs sub forum for others to try.
Rob (tasmod)

Posted on 18 May 2009, 24:02 by dogone
pnethood fails in upup 471
Barry, I'm having problems with pnethood under 471 as well. The Windows machine "LEX" is detected but pnethood reports no shares available. If I reboot into 412, everything works. Here's my pnethood log:

Scan completed:
servers found=LEX

started probing LEX
/usr/local/apps/pnethood/pnethood: line 313: smbclient: command not found
/usr/local/apps/pnethood/pnethood: line 314: smbclient: command not found
/usr/local/apps/pnethood/pnethood: line 315: smbclient: command not found
LEX still reports no shares, checking mount in case there are shares mounted already
Trying to contact LEX, no shares reported
finished probing

Posted on 19 May 2009, 6:25 by dogone
SCSI detecton fails upup 471
Sorry to advise that while my SCSI scanner is detected by XSANE under 412, XSANE in upup 471 reports no devices found. Nothing fancy here either - an Adaptec 29xx SCSI card and Microtek E6 scanner.

Posted on 20 May 2009, 4:38 by paulh
well there's the asnwer then -- smblient not found
i copied one from another puppy and it works fine now

the question is how does it not get included in the build (the one i copied was from a woof build system! )

Posted on 20 May 2009, 9:27 by BarryK
Re: posting to blog
There are problems with posting to this blog from Safari/Opera, but could you please tell the author of PPLOG?
There is a link to his website on the left side of this page.

Posted on 20 May 2009, 9:39 by BarryK
yes, alpha7/8 does not have the SCSI drivers. I need to do a special SCSI build, as I did back in ...when was it, alpha 5 or 6?

yes, now fixed, see my post:

Posted on 20 May 2009, 20:44 by broomdodger
html forms
test with Firefox on Mac

Posted on 20 May 2009, 20:54 by broomdodger
html forms
test submit Mac
Camino Version 1.6.7 ( 2009032711)

Posted on 20 May 2009, 21:34 by broomdodger
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I submitted a bug report to Federico Ramirez the author of PPLOG as follows:

Submit a comment does not work:

All tests done on MacOS 10.4.11

Fails using:
Safari Version 4 Public Beta (4528.17),
Opera 9.64,
iCab 4.5.0,
RealPlayer browser Version 11.0.1 (949)

Works using:
SeaMonkey, Camino, Firefox

Posted on 20 May 2009, 23:25 by fedekun
Hi :)
About Comments... try removing


From "Add Comment" button, maybe that helps, at least, it should work for IE.

Posted on 20 May 2009, 23:52 by broomdodger
html forms

I just received this email from the PPLOG author:

Thanks for reporting!

I think it is fixed now, the problem was because of the javascript code


So try removing that, its fixed in the latest version of PPLOG i think, anyways, i havent worked on PPLOG for a while...I shall do it :P

Posted on 20 May 2009, 24:17 by foo
in win32, fwiw ..
.. my personal choice of 'best Opera' <9.5 series, the old reliable 33 works just fine for simple text-posting purposes here on BK's blog with only cookies enabled (no js, no etcetc). fwiw if anyone here uses win32 ;)