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Questions tagged [puppylinux]

Puppy Linux is a popular lightweight linux distribution that can be run entirely from ram

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Using the “DVD Maker 2” (EM2980 chip) on Xenialpup

The not so well documented product "DVD Maker 2" from kworld I find only has an official driver for Windows. The two possible solutions I could think of is acquiring a driver for linux, or somehow ...
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Downsizing to almost embedded linux

I have a thin client machine with Puppy Linux on it and it works well. I would like to make it fast something like embedded Linux. All it needs to do is to run one Procesing sketch/app (java) in ...
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SFS file not found error when booting live Puppy Linux

This is a very old problem that is still with us (Puppy Linux cannot boot and http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=84558 are 4 years old; an 8-year-old posting exists). There are many ...
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FX5200 performance boost on noveau drivers?

Title. Been using tharpup 6.0.5 32 bit (PAE) on an usb since the hard disk died. Most of my games run badly on the nouveau drivers. Any tips to improve performance?
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Do light versions of linux compromise security?

I was planning to install some light version of linux (e.g. SliTaz or Puppy) in an old 512 Mb RAM Thinkpad. My question is if the use of any of these light versions, as compared to standard Ubuntu, ...
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installing puppy linux bootable on usb flash: does the size of the drive matter? [solved]

While looking for information about puppy, I read this: ""To give an idea of what is "enough" RAM, a PC with 256M RAM matches well with a 128M Flash drive. The pup100 file will be about 60M, and ...
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Puppy Linux hangs at Recognizing Optical Devices

I have been trying from many days to bring back the life to my old Pentium 4 machine having 1GB of RAM. But first when I boots it stucks here ( shown in the image) Then I decided to to run the live-...
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PCI system error (SERR) for reason b1 on cpu 0

I am trying to boot the SLAX OS using pen-drive but every time i boot it shows this error message "pci system error serr for reason b1 on cpu 0" and after this it says "Linux Kernel Dazed and Confused"...
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How do I map Alt+Space in Linux with xmodmap?

I am trying to map Alt+Space to Escape in Puppy Linux. Specifically, this is for vim, but I could not get it to work there. So, I thought I better try to do it globally, but I have no idea what is the ...
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passwd fails with passwd: pam_start() failed, error 26 in tahr puppy 6.0.2

From the messages log: Dec 17 08:08:28 puppypc30098 authpriv.err passwd[8265]: PAM _pam_load_conf_file: unable to open /etc/pam.d/common-password The file /etc/pam.d/common-passwd is indeed missing: ...
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How do I resize a partition on an img file?

I have a puppy linux img that is 8gb but I need it to fit on a 6gb drive. How do I resize the ext2 partition on the img?
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How to change brightness on puppy linux?

I just installed puppy linux but the screen is literally burning my eyes. The Fn+Brightness key on my laptp doesn't work, I tried to go to setup and change the gamma but it just make the colors darker,...
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How can I install Puppy Linux on a VMware VM? (Does it really reach HOWTO complexity?)

I am trying to install an Ubuntu-compatible Puppy Linux VM, and am concerned that this looks like the most difficult VMware Linux installation I've seen yet. I've seen http://johann.loefflmann.net/en/...
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Stuck on “Making the filesystem usable”

I have been using Puppy Linux with VirtualBox. I updated my Puppy to the new version and now it will not boot. It gives the message Making the filesystem usable and hangs at that point. Puppy Won't ...
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Where are linux apps installed from?

Apologies in advance if this is off-topic. When I want to install an app in, say, Ubuntu, I go to terminal and type something that indicates I want that app to be installed. What I don't do is type ...
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Puppy Linux cannot boot

I have downloaded Puppy linux slacko-5.6-PAE.iso , then used Unetbootin to burn it on my usb , when i am try to boot i am getting this message puppy_slacko_5.6.0.sfs not found. Dropping out to ...
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Can't compile anything, not sure why (puppy linux)

I'm stuck on linux for a while while I try to fix my normal computer functionality, and though I've reinstalled every dependency needed to compile, it seems as though I can't compile anything still. ...
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Repair Windows 7 Partition from Puppy Linux

On my Windows 7 PC I booted Browser Linux from USB, ran GParted to create a new partition in order to install Linux. GRUB is also installed and offers: Windows 7 /dev/sda1 Browser Linux /dev/sda2 ...
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How to make Puppy Linux save state automatically

I have Puppy Linux installed and booting from flash drive. If I pull the power instead of doing a normal shutdown I lose whatever hasn't been flushed from RAM. How do I make it so that any changes I ...
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Install libGL.so.1 on Puppy Linux

I need to install libGL.so.1 as shared library, but I'm confused about package to download. What should I look to download the right one, the graphic card vendor (I've got Nvidia)? Maybe I should ...
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How to set bash as the default shell in puppy linux?

I have just installed puppy linux and the bash package but cant seem to have the terminal start up with bash instead of sh
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How do I use antivirus software to scan a Windows machine using bootable Linux?

How can I install Avast or any other anti-virus program onto a USB bootable Puppy Linux? I need to scan Windows machines using it.
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Why does running a program in bash work, when running it in the Menu doesn't?

I presume there is something in the JWM window manager - or Puppy Linux Lupu 5.01 itself that is conflicting with the normal loading of GMPLAYER.... I would like to know how to troubleshoot, and fix ...
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How to install VLC on Puppy Linux?

Question I'm new to Linux, have just installed Puppy Linux and would like to install VLC. How do I install VLC? Can anyone provide a step by step guide? Versions Puppy Linux: LuPu 5.0.1 VLC: 1.0.5 ...
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How to change the size of desktop/window fonts in Puppy Linux 4.1?

How to change the size of desktop/window fonts in Puppy Linux 4.1?
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ADSL connection (BSNL dataone) with puppy Linux

I have an old PC which I want to use for internet browsing. I tried using Puppy Linux (version 4.3.1) for the same but have not been able to connect. I connect via PPPoE. My network card is RTL 8029b ...