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runtt21

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Macpup 529
« on: August 18, 2012, 12:59:02 PM »
Prit And I are proud to announce the release of Macpup 529,our newest
e17 Macpup.

MP529 is based on Precise Puppy 5.2.60 , An official woof build of puppy
Linux that is binary-compatible with Ubuntu Precise P packages.
MP529 contains all the apps from Precise Puppy with the addition of
Firefox 14.0.1. MP529 also includes the Enlightenment E17 window manager.
The EFL libraries version 1.2.0 and E17 version 71440 where compiled and
installed from source.

All included E17 themes are By Verdegal37 and where customized for
Macpup by CatDude and Runtt21.

Thank's to everyone that has help or supported the Macpup project:
Ttuuxxx, CatDude, Puppyluvr, Mu, Sneekylinux, Rasterman and all Of the
E17 crew, ZaZoOo, WhoDo, Omskates, Cgt_1991. Joel, Russoodle,
GrumpyWolfe,Maxpro4u, Rokytnji ,01miko & PlayDaze.

Extra Thanks to Agust(Verdegal37), The best E17 Themer on the planet.
And Sakasa for the Default theme backgrounds .

Special Thanks to BarryK the creator of puppylinux and Precise Puppy.

To keep your CPU cool and your fan quiet use the CPU Frequency Scaling
Tool . Menu-applications-system-CPU frequency Scaling Tool

The first time you run Macpup, The system will be running totally in RAM!
Click on Htop on the ibar to check working space left in RAM*. If less than 30MB,
do not run big apps like Firefox -- instead, shutdown Macpup and you will be
asked to create a save file, that will give you more space.You can put the
save file almost anywhere,Hard drive,USB Flash drive,Sd card.Etc...
I recommend 256 MB total system ram for Macpup.You can also check ram by adding
the systray module to the Ibar. Click on the Top Hat on the Ibar to adjust most
system settings. Access the settings panel to make adjustments to e17.
Menu-settings-settings panel or the settings icon on the right end of the Ibar.

Updates for Macpup 529 can be found at http://macpup.org/runtt21/ in the macpup 529 folder,
as well as extra modules and more themes. Please note that macpup is for PC's and
not intended for use on a real "Mac".

www.macpup.org
http://macpup.org/forums/
http://puppylinux.org/
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/index.php


8/18/12  John Lee aka Runtt21

Download page:

http://macpup.org/macpup529.php

The .ISO is 192.97 mb.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2012, 06:15:30 PM by runtt21 »

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2012, 01:07:32 PM »
This version of Macpup will boot to desktop in almost all cases and
from that screen you can make adjustments if they are needed or
wanted.The desktop and clock should be correct. If it does not boot to
a graphical screen, it might boot to a “prompt.” If that happens
please enter ‘xorgwizard’ which will allow you to configure Macpup. If
it does not boot to a prompt but a black screen, then you should
reboot the CD and press f1 and enter ‘puppy pfix=nox’, in the space
that asks for any boot options. Then at the prompt enter ‘xorgwizard’.

If you connect to the internet by Ethernet As soon as the desktop
comes up you will be online please click on the top hat on the ibar
and run the firewall wizard. Use the new connect icon to set up wifi.

More info on using macpup:

http://hardkap.net/forums/topic/using-macpup

Out E17 guide:

http://hardkap.net/forums/topic/e17-guide

The default theme:
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/runtt21/silk5.jpg

The extra theme:
http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j106/runtt21/MPBling2.jpg

Matching GTK themes are included for both e17 themes.

Download page:

http://macpup.org/macpup529.php

The .ISO is 192.97 mb.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2012, 01:19:59 PM by runtt21 »

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2012, 01:29:20 PM »
This version of macpup is based on Barry K's build of Precise puppy beta 2, a new cutting edge version of puppy linux.

More info about precise puppy:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=76961

Because it's so new there isn't alot of puppy software available for it yet. The main repro is ubuntu's. When you first open the package manager icons wont display correctly. Just close it and then reopen it and it works fine after that. This is a bug in precise that carried over to mp529.

Here are some extra's:

Gimp 2.8 by Shinobar    http://shino.pos.to/party/bridge.cgi?puppy/precise/

 Apache OpenOffice    http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=78709   use the XZ version.
 

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2012, 01:34:01 PM »
If you run into this little white box just press F1 and keep going.




But if something happens and X crashes type  xwin enlightenment_start  at the prompt. Both cases are extremely rare. This is FYI just in case.   

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2012, 01:41:26 PM »
In the macpup 529 folder on my macpup page.  http://macpup.org/runtt21/

I have posted the MP529-extramods-01.pet  This has extra e17 modules like Flame,Rain,Snow, etc.....

I recommend installing the MP529-sys-update-01.pet  this fixes an issue with the cups setup wizard so that Firefox will load the correct page.     

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2012, 05:09:20 PM »
Please note, we consider this to be a development release.

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2012, 07:02:40 PM »
Sneekylinux's video of mp529

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDvkDeVvgV4

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 12:18:35 AM »
Is this PAE - indicating the anount of memory available CORRECTLY, because I have 8GB DDR3?
« Last Edit: August 19, 2012, 12:23:54 AM by gregzeng »

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 07:12:00 AM »
It has the same kernel that Barry compiled for precise (3.2.18) and I have seen reports of it seeing 6 gb. You should be good to go. None of us has that much ram. So you will just need to boot it up and see.

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 06:10:50 PM »
This is very cool. It's the first time Barry K , the creator of puppylinux, has talked about us. :)

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02950 

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 11:02:45 AM »
I appreciate Your work, it seems Barry's JWM version works smoother and faster then e17. I am familiar with enlightenment from Bodhi linux. I am using very old Sony Vaio (500 MHZ P3 with 256MB RAM), but there is no distro that works fast and smooth with such old computer. I tried Arch, Lubuntu, Puppy linux and can not find anything that would satisfy me. I find some older distro works slightly better than new development. On my HP 210 mini I just use Ubuntu, but it also does not work as smooth as modern comps. For now it seems my tablet is the fastest and smoothest working device from my low price devices. I've notice several problems with Macpup 529 You probably will fix them later.

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2012, 04:42:36 PM »
Sir , it would help a little if you let me know what issues you ran into .

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2012, 04:44:44 PM »
Oldyeller with help from several others has been working on an independent build of precise puppy. Their pets and possible fixes should be compatible with us.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=80175 

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 05:27:14 AM »
Hi there,

Am a relative Puppy/Macpup user and am having a problem with 529.  It won't execute .pet files.  Have tried selecting puppy package manager as app to open them with, but it's not there.  I have downloaded lucid puppy latest version and that executes them fine.  Must be a simple thing I need to do, but of course until its solved, I can't do much.  Help please.
Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: Macpup 529
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 05:25:55 PM »
You need to do a md5sum check on your download of the .iso .  All you need to do to install a .pet or .deb is click on them.