Spup 0.2

I announced this in the previous post:

By popular request (actually, one person), I have uploaded an ISO plus the 'devx' file:

I am interested in getting feedback on what needs to be done to get X running for various video hardware. If the proper video driver doesn't work, you can get going with vesa driver, then experiment...

Create a file /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf:
options i915 modeset=1

Create file /etc/modprobe.d/radeon.conf:
options radeon modeset=1

Create file /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf:
options nouveau modeset=1

...the above is a suggested starting point. I read somewhere that this line may be needed also in the .conf file:
install video /sbin/modprobe radeon;/sbin/modprobe --ignore-install video
...to force the ACPI 'video' kernel module to load after the radeon (or i915, etc) kernel module.

Posted on 25 Jun 2010, 16:39


Posted on 25 Jun 2010, 19:57 by BarryK
Spup: libnl missing
I just tried to connect to the Internet via wireless, and found that wpa_supplicant is mssing 'libnl.so.1'.

You need the Slackware package from here:


After downloading it, bootup Spup and all you have to do is click on it. Woof is now configured to handle a .tgz or .txz file by popping up a dialog box that asks whether you want to open Xarchive or install it with petget.

Posted on 25 Jun 2010, 20:10 by lobster
video worked OK on my radeon
could not run wallpaper changer

# wallpaper

** ERROR **: Error parsing command line options: Unknown option -program
/usr/local/apps/Wallpaper/AppRun: line 290: 21589 Aborted gtkdialog3 -program BG_DLG

Posted on 25 Jun 2010, 20:50 by gjuhasz
Mplayer and xload
I hear the two barks after sound card installed but Mplayer plays nothing. Neither video streams, nor sound files.
Processor load applet not available (probably because xload is missing).
ABiword shows the pictures in the demo doc file well.

Posted on 26 Jun 2010, 7:45 by BarryK
Gnutls missing Guile
I found that the 'gnutls' package has one missing dependency, the 'guile' package.

Posted on 26 Jun 2010, 16:02 by aarf
vesa ok can wfif connect and surf.

Create a file /etc/modprobe.d/i915.conf:
options i915 modeset=1"
cause "bad line" warning when trying to start xorg.
cannot get xorg to start x

Posted on 26 Jun 2010, 16:15 by BarryK
Spup: bug in PPM
Spup testers have already used the Puppy Package Manager to install packages from the Slackware repos. Note however that there is a bug with dependencies.

When the 0setup script is run in Woof to translate the Slackware package databases into Woof-format, dependencies have any dashes removed. So 'glibc-solibs' becomes 'glibcsolibs'.
Therefore PPM thinks that 'glibcsolibs' is a missing dependency.

I'll fix that asap.

Posted on 26 Jun 2010, 16:24 by aarf
spup xorg success
ok this
options i915 modeset=1

install video /sbin/modprobe radeon;/sbin/modprobe --ignore-install video

makes xorg start x
previously fail had just options and modeset on different line

Posted on 26 Jun 2010, 17:27 by BarryK
In your case, the second line should be:

options i915 modeset=1

install video /sbin/modprobe i915;/sbin/modprobe --ignore-install video

...but I don't really know if that second line is needed anyway, just something I read somewhere.

Posted on 26 Jun 2010, 23:40 by JustGreg
Nvidia and Spup
I tried Spup 0.2 with a USB hard drive frugal installation. I found the nv driver work with my Acer Aspire Revo and Nvidia Ion chipset. I found that RT73.bin firmware file was missing. I will have to copy it from Lucid to get the wireless networking to work. I used a USB CD/DVD driver. I found Spup would play an audio CD. It would not play a DVD. The player would start, but would stop and not show anything. I could not find the nouveau driver. I also missed having pfind. It does work.

Posted on 27 Jun 2010, 5:48 by TazOC
Spup 0.2 Quirky Repo
I can't get the puppy-quirky-official repo to enable, even with fewer than 5 repos enabled. It is selected in the Configure PPM panel and I restarted PPM, but still doesn't come up in the repo selector at the top.