Wary Puppy 019

"Wary" is Quirky's sister. They are both built from source compiled in T2, and have all the same packages, except for one significant difference: Quirky uses Xorg 7.5+, Wary uses Xorg 7.3+ (the '+' means somewhat enhanced beyond the official release versions).

So, they should perform pretty much the same. However, Wary might be better on older video hardware.

Get Wary from here:

Known bugs:

1. The menu in the Fbpanel tray disappears to quickly. The author of Fbpanel is investigating it.
2. Blinky, the tray network monitor, failed to appear first-go on one test PC, but did appear on subsequent boots.

Oh, I forgot to mention it before, meant to. Thanks to stu90 for the great desktop background image!

Posted on 20 Sep 2010, 17:18


Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 21:15 by Terryphi
p54usb driver
Does this include the p54 driver fix?

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 21:23 by BarryK
Sorry, no, I forgot. Better get that organised now so that next Quirky will have the upgrade.

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 21:44 by raymundo dionicio
Safer playgrounds.
So, Wary is playware too,
Just in safer playgrounds.


If she is then..
Has anybody tought of a Puppy
for our little girls?

Posted on 13 Apr 2010, 23:03 by gjuhasz
Fails under VMware
Under vmware, there is no way to get X.
I tried all resolutions, then vesa driver, then acpi=off at boot. Does not return after clicking Test.

Posted on 14 Apr 2010, 2:41 by bigpup
forum bug post
Is there a place to post bug reports in the forum?

Posted on 14 Apr 2010, 8:31 by BarryK
Wary feedback
Please use the Quirky 018 thread:


...when reporting, identify that you're using Wary of course.

Posted on 14 Apr 2010, 8:35 by james c
wary 019
Wary working fine here running live.Video working fine ...... correct resolution out of the box. Great job.

# report-video
VIDEO REPORT: Wary, version 019

Chip description:
oem: S3 Graphics ProSavage DDR Family BIOS
product: VBE 3.0 Rev 0.0

Driver used by Xorg:

Video mode used by Xorg:
Resolution: 1024x768 Depth: 16

Posted on 14 Apr 2010, 16:23 by gjuhasz
Ok for Toshiba Tecra 8000
Works for Toshiba Tecra 8000 out of the box.
Video driver: neomagic, 1024x768x24.
With SM2.04, Internet is slow compared to 431.
I think SM2 is too heavyweight for Wary. (SM1 not supported... Opera10.50?
In contrast, streaming video/audio is OK (except mms). Excellent full-screen TV.
Networking thru rt73 USB wifi stick. Unfortunately, Wary does not store the settings, shall be configured each time (OK in 431).
(I reported frozen black screen under VMware, which still exist)

Posted on 20 Aug 2010, 2:10 by johnaman
Will there be a patch based update to the 5.0 release?
Had a bit of trouble installing wary-030 on Dell 1100 Inspiron laptop, centered around usb and video driver issues. Got it working, but wondering if I should just wait for the 5.0 release?

Posted on 20 Aug 2010, 9:33 by BarryK
Latest Wary
See announcements on this blog, the latest Wary is 0.5.1, 0.5.2 coming very soon.