Wary Puppy (5.1.2 beta2)

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Still an awful theme. Not much more done on 'fido', except thanks to 01micko and tazoc for fido-friendly package updates. Some extremely important bug fixes since, read my blog. New 2.6.32-40 kernel.

I have also uploaded delta files, for upgrading from Wary 5.1.1 or

Posted on 13 May 2011, 16:49


Posted on 13 May 2011, 17:36 by BarryK
Wary forum feedback
Here is the forum thread for discussion:


Discussion of starts on page 3.

Posted on 14 May 2011, 4:09 by broomdodger
application_x-bittorrent NOT set to Transmission
Wary and
application_x-bittorrent NOT set to Transmission

I downloaded the ubuntu torrent link:

When I clicked it, it did not open Transmission.
ok, I said to myself "what is the runtime action?"

This is what I found:

That file it is referencing pctorrent:

echo "$1" > $HOME/.pctorrent/torrfile
pctorrent &

1) searched for pctorr:
# find / -iname '*pctorr*'
And found nothing.

2) searched for transmiss:
# find / -iname '*transmiss*'

This is the content of that file:
#! /bin/sh
exec transmission-gtk "$@"

3) changed application_x-bittorrent:

## echo "$1" > $HOME/.pctorrent/torrfile
## pctorrent &

exec transmission-gtk "$@"

4) clicking the .torrent file now works.

Is this the right thing to do?


Posted on 14 May 2011, 10:31 by broomdodger
wary rsync missing
wary rsync missing

Thought I would look at Snap2 snapshot backup but the dialog said rsync missing.

Went to console:
which rsync

Not here!


Posted on 14 May 2011, 10:37 by broomdodger
wary has rsync
wary has rsync


Posted on 14 May 2011, 15:24 by broomdodger
rsync is in devx
rsync is in devx

I did not have devx loaded in

So... Why does Snap2 snapshot backup depend on it?


Posted on 17 May 2011, 4:38 by broomdodger
screen saver bug
wary and screen saver bug

Menu > Desktop > pupX set properties of X > Screensaver
+ enable screen saver
+ check blank screen rather than pattern

+ wary starts screen saver with blank screen,
+ but key or mouse will only return to show the mouse pointer,
+ can reboot computer blindly

+ uncheck blank screen,
+ screen saver "X" is displayed and
+ returns to wary ok

both of these settings work ok in wary 5.1.1

IBM ThinkPad X30
Name : Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) III CPU - M 1200MHz
Family, model, stepping : 6, 11, 4 (Pentium III/Pentium III Xeon/Celeron)
Vendor : Intel
Cache Size : 512kb
Frequency : 1198.90MHz
BogoMIPS : 2397.80
Byte Order : Little Endian

122732 report-video
VIDEO REPORT: Wary Puppy, version

Chip description:
Intel Corporation 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]
Intel Corporation 82830 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]

Driver used by Xorg:

Video mode used by Xorg:
Resolution: Depth 24 Depth: "Display"


Posted on 19 Jul 2011, 18:12 by stig
Hi, Is there an xdelta file which will carry me from to 5.1.2?

Posted on 20 Jul 2011, 8:06 by BarryK
re xdelta
No, I only uploaded xdelta from 5.1.1.