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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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