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Old 11-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #16
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I use a fairly low spec laptop (Dell Inspiron 4100 with 256MB RAM) to stream music from my NAS drive, and hoping to reduce the start-up time I set up a dual boot into Puppy Lupu 5.2.8.

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I'm a bit surprised my Linux solution isn't more robust than XP on the same hardware.
Any thoughts?

I have a thought: Is latest version of Puppy Linux best?
 
Old 11-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #17
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I use a fairly low spec laptop (Dell Inspiron 4100 with 256MB RAM) to stream music from my NAS drive
Any thoughts?
I like cmus. It is a text based music player, fast and smooth.
Since it is text based, it has a learning curve, like vim.
I did not want album art, etc...

http://www.smokey01.com/coolpup/cmus...w-20111002.pet

The cmus-2.3.3-w5.pet from PPM gave me an error:
cmus: Error: libavformat.so.52: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Last edited by broomdodger; 11-26-2011 at 12:13 PM. Reason: add link
 
Old 11-26-2011, 12:22 PM   #18
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Personally, I like VLC a lot. Might be worth you having a look at.
 
Old 11-26-2011, 12:40 PM   #19
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I prefer Gxine, itís bundled with Puppy Linux 4.X and earlier.

As I said previously, 4.X is better suited to hardware OP is using.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 05:42 AM   #20
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TobiSGD mentioned hibernating Linux. How do I do that?
After about half an hour's prefect streaming, Deadbeef (with pfix=noram) just hesitated for about 1 second during playback (
Brian
 
Old 11-28-2011, 05:44 AM   #21
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TobiSGD mentioned hibernating Linux. How do I do that?
After about half an hour's prefect streaming, Deadbeef (with pfix=noram) just hesitated for about 1 second during playback (
Brian
What do you mean exactly about saying how to do that?
 
Old 11-28-2011, 06:00 AM   #22
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I guess the main problem is, not a great laptop these days: neither Linux nor Windows is going to fix that. That said, one of the lightweight Linuxes like Tiny Core Linux might do nicely.

256 MB is even enough to meet Xubuntu's requirements. You could install all of the gstreamer plugins, Totem, VLC, maybe even rhythmbox? And have yourself a pretty real OS.

Also, not to start a flame against Puppy or anything, but it's no wonder you are observing random crashes.

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Puppy has never been run as a "proper" project, it has always been ad-hoc. There is no CVS/SVN server, no bug-reporter. [...] too hasty for proper bug catching prior to each release. Right up front I would like to state that none of this is likely to change. [...] There is the appearance of chaos in many aspects of the project [...]
-- creator of puppy, on puppylinux.com.

Yikes. "Pass!"

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Old 11-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #23
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TobiSGD mentioned hibernating Linux. How do I do that?
The standard puppy kernels are configured like :

bash-3.2# grep -i hiber /etc/modules/*
/etc/modules/DOTconfig-K2.6.30.5-01SEPT09-TICKLESS-SMP:CONFIG_ARCH_HIBERNATION_POSSIBLE=y
/etc/modules/DOTconfig-K2.6.30.5-01SEPT09-TICKLESS-SMP:# CONFIG_HIBERNATION is not set

acpitool -s had worked for me , never tried acpitool -S on puppy
 
Old 11-28-2011, 10:45 AM   #24
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Yikes. "Pass!"
It would be hard to find a more active bug reporting/fixing engagement than what you see on the Puppy Linux Forum..where the emphasis is on community involvement.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 11:46 AM   #25
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TobiSGD mentioned hibernating Linux. How do I do that?
Don't know how ro do that with Puppy. With Slackware (and I would think almost any other distro) it is simple like this:
- Have a swap partition that equals the amount of RAM in size (or let it be bigger)
- Install pm-utils, if not already installed.
- Add
Code:
resume=/dev/sda1
to your kernel options in your bootloader's configuration. Replace /dev/sda1 with your swap partition.

Time to hibernate on my Asus EEE PC 4G: about 15 seconds
Time to wake up that machine: about 20 seconds
And the 4GB SSD in that machine is anything else but fast.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #26
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It would be hard to find a more active bug reporting/fixing engagement than what you see on the Puppy Linux Forum..where the emphasis is on community involvement.
i would call these words carrying a tad more weight,
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Puppy has never been run as a "proper" project, it has always been ad-hoc. There is no CVS/SVN server, no bug-reporter. [...] too hasty for proper bug catching prior to each release. Right up front I would like to state that none of this is likely to change. [...] There is the appearance of chaos in many aspects of the project [...]
like an ant vs an elephant
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:19 PM   #27
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Don't know how ro do that with Puppy. With Slackware (and I would think almost any other distro) it is simple like this:
- Have a swap partition that equals the amount of RAM in size (or let it be bigger)
a general guideline used to be ~ a max of 2x available ram, but ymmv

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #28
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TobiSGD mentioned hibernating Linux. How do I do that?
After about half an hour's prefect streaming, Deadbeef (with pfix=noram) just hesitated for about 1 second during playback (
Brian
i would suggest starting another topic for the hibernation part unless perhaps it is related to your first post

Last edited by jonyo; 11-28-2011 at 07:27 PM.
 
Old 11-28-2011, 11:41 PM   #29
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a general guideline used to be ~ a max of 2x available ram, but ymmv
Of course my mileage varies. There is no general guideline for determining the amount of swap (except having it at least the size of your RAM when you want to hibernate). The amount of swap needed for a particular machine has to be determined by the workload of the machine, not the amount of RAM. Wouldn't see the need for 32GB swap on my soon to come 16GB workstation.
 
Old 11-29-2011, 12:36 AM   #30
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i would call these words carrying a tad more weight,

like an ant vs an elephant
Then again, we are (correction were) blessed with a couple of fools.
 
  


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