Wary Puppy 0.3 (030)

This is one for our keen Puppy testers! I have had to rush this out. I will be off-line for the next couple of days, and I wanted to get this Wary uploaded beforehand.

This has the 2.6.27.47 IDE kernel, as discussed recently in my blog. I have recompiled the base packages in T2 with linux-headers and kernel packages both 2.6.27.47. Also Xorg 7.3+ as in earlier Wary releases.

There are some things that I had to leave out:

1. Rerwin sent a patch for ALSA 1.0.23 so that the Conexant modems will work.
2. The gcc package (in the 'devx') needs to be recompiled outside of T2 -- this is an old bug mentioned in this blog.

The purpose of this release is to find out how sane the kernel is. Does it work nicely on old hardware? Well, perhaps it will work nicely on your new hardware also? Do analog modems work? (apart from the Conexant modems, note also I compiled the Lucent 'ltmodem' not the Martian driver).

Um, and if you want to risk it, does it play nicely with your ext4 partition?

Note that it does not yet have any PET packages compiled specifically for Wary. They are all Quirky or even a few older Puppy 4.x PETs. In some cases this may cause trouble -- Ayttm has been mentioned though I haven't checked that myself.

Get Wary from here:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/quirky/wary-030/


Posted on 20 Sep 2010, 17:11


Comments:

Posted on 10 Jun 2010, 8:33 by BarryK
Wary 030 forum feedback
I have started a thread for feedback:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=56603



Posted on 11 Jun 2010, 2:33 by joe.c
Wary 030
I try most of the pups/puplets, this is the first one to tempt me to switch from the great 4.1.2. Would be nice to have also a choice of smaller ISO without all the modem drivers. All your hard work paid off, this Pup has real Bar.K.
(testing with 10 yr old hardware) THANK YOU joe


Posted on 11 Jun 2010, 12:19 by Wary Puppy 0.3
Ramachandran
I am not able to boot the live CD, because of error, it says Wary3.sfs is not found.


Posted on 12 Jun 2010, 2:04 by kk
Wary Puppy 0.3 (030)
Hi - I tried this out, and it worked OK on a Dell GX-100 SFF with 565MHz and 512MB RAM. It detected my Belkin "G" with MIMO. Seamonkey seems a little slow.

Also, I tried it on my Dell E6500 LapTop. It booted OK, but the internal "Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card" could not be detected. I'm not savvy enough to use tha 'nswapper' stuff, so I didn't try that.


Posted on 12 Jun 2010, 2:07 by kk
Wary Puppy 0.3 (030)
So far, only "pup-431-2.iso" has been able to detected that "Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card"


Posted on 12 Jun 2010, 3:44 by kk
Wary Puppy 0.3 (030)
And I should have let you know that I used "Plop Floppy" (http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager.html) to initiate the boot off a USB drive that I created with "UNetbootin" (http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net)


Posted on 12 Jun 2010, 24:00 by metoo
plop
title PLoP Boot Manager
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/plpbt.bin

That's what I use to boot usb from linux grub on hard disk. (year early 2000 computer)

grub chains to plop, plop chains to syslinux. very convenient and fast


Posted on 13 Jun 2010, 18:12 by Sage
nV failures
...report on Forum.
Show-stopping.


Posted on 16 Jun 2010, 15:23 by bremer
Wary 0.30 works for me
Using a Toshiba Satellite A55-S326 everything seems to work. Video (Intel 855) is detected correctly (unlike in Lucid 5.01). DVD recording works fine. Wireless, which uses the ipw2200 module, works great.

Thanks, Barry!