Woof uploaded, March 16, 2010

This has Simple Network Setup version 2.2.

I thought that I had better upload Woof before I embark on changes to handle improper shutdown.

Intro to Woof: http://bkhome.org/woof/

Posted on 16 Mar 2010, 8:27


Posted on 16 Mar 2010, 13:26 by 01micko
I gather you included ndiswrapper... yeah?


Posted on 16 Mar 2010, 18:01 by BarryK
No, ndiswrapper has nothing to do with Woof.

Ndiswrapper is a kernel module, and has to be in a kernel PET package. There are a selection of kernel PET packages that you can choose from when doing a Woof build.

As yet, I have not upgraded the 2.6.33x PET package with the ndiswrapper driver. I see that is out, so I'll have a look at the changelog soon and if it looks good I'll do a compile and will also include ndiswrapper -- that should happen soon, after I finish with this improper shutdown thing.

Posted on 16 Mar 2010, 18:15 by ttuuxxx
Hi Barry anyway we could downgrade xorg on Tpup/Quirky? The one in 4 series worked a lot better on puppy, not just the black transparent backgrounds, but its more difficult to actually use it, before I didn't have to do the xorg test, now I have to and then select the generic drives and do that test also.
Plus the newer xorg doesn't come with.

Here's one users complaint

and another

missing the xserver-xorg-video-i810 driver

Beem also has the black backgrounds

and another one

I could understand a min Xorg for quirky, but for Tpup It should be as good as 4 series.


Posted on 16 Mar 2010, 19:46 by 01micko
Hi Barry

I just built a tpup from woof and I was on in an instant with sns-2.2! This is on my main box with the ralink chipset (rt73).

Now, I have been a sneeky bugger and built the ndiswrapper into the kernel pet myself, will go and test on my old box now (with the netgear WG-311-V2), and it will be absolute pfix=ram. (hehe)


Posted on 16 Mar 2010, 20:24 by 01micko
nothing of value
Hi again Barry

I tried my tpup build on my old box (with ndiswrapper).. everything went great with sns-2.2, even got blinky, but then I got fail...

I looked at the log and there was nothing but STEP 5a..

OK, getting closer.. I connected from command line with my usual (iwconfig key open xxxxxxxxxx ) and dhcpcd wlan0 and got on in an instant.

A weird thing... when I tried "iwconfig wlan0" straight after failing with SNS I got my neighbour's essid reported! Sorry lost that now, I am a bit tired.


Posted on 17 Mar 2010, 10:15 by BarryK
Can't roll back Xorg
It can't be done for Tpup. Once a distro has moved up to a later Xorg, everything becomes dependent on the later X libs.

Kirk and I debated the merits of compiling T2 with Xorg 7.3 or the latest. I eventually decided that it would be better to move forward than get stuck with 7.3.

I did recently try and compile xorg-server 1.4.2 (which was the last of the Xorg 7.3) but it won't compile with the recent X libs that are in Tpup/Quirky.

Posted on 17 Mar 2010, 12:32 by 01micko
Hi Barry

There a typo in line 435 (I think) where step 5a gets echoed to the log file.. ">" is there, should be ">>".


Posted on 17 Mar 2010, 15:48 by BarryK
SNS typo
Thanks, I fixed it.