Away from home

Quick post from an Internet kiosk. Away from home helping someone renovate their house. Back home in a couple of days!

Posted on 26 Aug 2010, 11:41


Posted on 26 Aug 2010, 14:56 by Sage
Miracle worker strikes.
"..renovate .., house. Back ... couple of days!"

Just taken me 15months. Send me some Aussie renovators.

Posted on 27 Aug 2010, 7:38 by BarryK
Painting some rooms
I'm "only" painting three bedrooms, on this trip. They looked crappy, so fresh paint, especially I am doing the edges nicely -- you know when someone paints a wall and the edges around door and window frames have noot been done neatly, looks awful. Plus, a previous tenant painted some walls in high-contrast wwith adjoining wall, again with awful corners. Very old stained carpet, have taken that out, we will choose new carpet tomorrow.

This is a relative that I am helping out, so just getting "petrol money" for my services. No problem, she is struggling financially and needs to sell this place.

Posted on 27 Aug 2010, 7:46 by BarryK
Optus wireless works
Hey, I'm running Puppy Linux on my relative's laptop, and Internet works.

She has a an Optus mobile wireless connection, with USB HUAWEI Mobile Connect 3G Modem.

Thanks to rerwin, it just-worked when I ran PupDial. I used phone number *99# and changed max speed to 460800, left all other fields as-is, this connection does not need any username/password to be specified, so I guess that is built-in to the USB modem.

Posted on 27 Aug 2010, 18:12 by ChrisThomas
Is this Pet a malware?
This pet was developed by Stu90

Can you check if this is a malware?

This doesn't make any entery in Puppy Package Manager and after I installed it, it cannot be uninstalled


Posted on 27 Aug 2010, 21:32 by technosaurus
probably not malware
since it is a window manager, it likely won't have a menu entry.

to start it instead of jwm do something like:

echo pekwm >/etc/windowmanager (if that is the executable name?? I haven't checked, since I am stuck on a win-box at the moment)
then restart X from the menu

Posted on 27 Aug 2010, 23:59 by fsckyocouch
Re: Malware
I extracted the pet package to look inside, and it looks ok to me.

yeah, that's the executable's name

Posted on 27 Aug 2010, 24:27 by adi
3g modem
Using my huawei 3g modem is a big problem with puppy. It is easyer to use ubuntu which has automatic detection of the network. I hope that will be soon an isue for new puupies. By the way, I cannot install puppy 5.1 on usb stick.

Posted on 29 Aug 2010, 7:51 by BarryK
re pekwm wm
Exit from X, type "xwin pekwm" (or whatever the name of the execuable is) -- that will start X with pekwm and automatically update /etc/windowmanager.