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Your results were the same as mine for the usb components
I wonder if you are getting it right
Top row of icons 3rd from left is a usb drive ,click on this and a window called mut (Media Utility Tool). Now does the drive show up on this? If not try plugging in and out a few times and try an alternative usb plug if you have one.
I think thats what you mean above but can't be sure
[B]lusb[B] isn't recognised on Puppy Linux. I know there are a lot of other distros I could use without any problems but this is an old laptop I'm using with only 96MB RAM and 2GB HDD - hence I want a small distro like puppy or DSL.
lusb isn't recognised on Puppy Linux. I know there are a lot of other distros I could use without any problems but this is an old laptop I'm using with only 96MB RAM and 2GB HDD - hence I want a small distro like puppy or DSL.Thanks anyway.
Seems silly but with the MUT window up I unplugged and replugged the usb drive about 5 times once and it finally showed up on the MUT page. Also check BIOS settings --press F2 usually to see what the boot order is and put the usb boot first ,also see if there is anything in there that might be turning off the usb ports or holding them for something else. There will be some specialists who will read this and will help you but you might have to wait a bit.
For other live distros to try Linux Magazine Issue 76 March 2007 .It has a dvd "Best of small Distros" which got me into Puppy anyway. All boot from cd to memory and run from there I think .
How long has this been going on (at the time of the or˙ginal post, that is)? I decided to install Puppy Linux because I never had any problems with the liveCD (crashing, freezing, etc). So I figured installing and running would be ok too, right? ˙rong.
I still don't know if Grub is setup correctly in relatio˙ to the OS. And None of my USB ˙orts are being detected, so I can't use my mouse - luckily I ha˙e a PS/2 adapter. But none of m˙ flash drives are being detecte˙. Also, my PS/2 keyboard is ran˙omly inserting or substituting ˙oreign characters, Even Though ˙ have 'us (U.S. English) select˙d as my keymap. Finally, many s˙stem menus don't open the first˙time, often I have to go back and try again.
I hat˙ the thought of going back to M˙nt,˙blo˙ted as it is.
Running Lucid version 5.2.8, P4 processor, 120GB HD, 1GB RAM
More info. Macpup 528 lsusb readout on the same laptop posted above.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0781:5530
Racy 5.2 does not support lsusb either Karl G just for info.
Just checked racy5.2.2 and slacko5.3.1 : both have it in /usr/sbin , also as busyboxapplet /bin/busybox lsusb
The problem might be the new sudo/fido/spot thingy making it problematic to access admin/superuser binaries in /sbin and /usr/sbin directories with the default path(e)s compiled into the /bin/bash binary .
For scientific comparison :
bash-3.2# cat /proc/bus/usb/devices
NOTE : for PL greenhorns:
-FULL postfix refers to the commonly used -FULL postfix in Puppies to distinguish between the normal binary version of a file and the busybox equivalent of that (executable)filename (example /bin/mount)
Last edited by Karl Godt; 03-05-2012 at 09:24 AM.
Reason: prefix<>postfix confusion :)