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Tomaaz

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Re: mini Linux distros
« Reply #15 on: 06. January 2019, 18:25:45 »
I just visited FreeBASIC forum and found a very similar topic there. An user with a familiar nickname aurelVZAB delivers a dramatic speech:

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...based on Debian...no thanks - never liked Debian and any clone or derivate!

I wonder why he doesn't like it. It's probably because Debian is mature, stable, simply works and serves as a base for the most important and popular distros ever. ;) Oh, I forgot - the iso is more than 30 mb.  ;D

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« Reply #16 on: 08. January 2019, 01:37:39 »
I've tried Porteus 32bit LXDE and must say it's a very nice distro. It may not be as easy to use as Mint or Solus, but, for someone who's got basic knowledge about Linux, it shouldn't take more than one hour to install it and understand how it works. It's another example how usable Linux has become. Aurel, did you finally give it a try? Please, reply, because it looks like I've started to run my blog here. ;D

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« Reply #17 on: 08. January 2019, 14:57:48 »
Reply why?
Ahh i see the saga must contionue...
About what i can talk with you ...you only have arguments which are only purpose is to hold
your ego UP - and running ?
LxPup Lx - crap ...no way ...all pup-s are nothing for me.
tinyCore is a mainstream linux( or better to say unixoid)
Porteus...lxde ... i don't want lxde i want KDE
and fuccckkk kDE version not work in my virtual machine ..
don't ask me why ?
All other ISO-s i have work without problem but this one not ...old story.
bla ..blaa ..blaa
 :)

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« Reply #18 on: 08. January 2019, 15:55:43 »
Reply why?

To discuss Porteus? You know - the distro you recommended a couple of posts before.

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LxPup Lx - crap ...no way ...all pup-s are nothing for me.

LxPup is very nice, but... Porteus is as good or even better, because it doesn't run as root all the time. Thanx for recommending it!

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tinyCore is a mainstream linux( or better to say unixoid)

It isn't, but if you like it then just use it. What's the problem?

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and fuccckkk kDE version not work in my virtual machine ..

Why do you want to run it in a virtual machine??? I've tried many Linux distros and something like half of them simply didn't work this way. And only one (Sparky) worked in VM as good as it did on a real hardware. Just put Porteus on a pendrive and it will work.

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All other ISO-s i have work without problem but this one not ...old story.
bla ..blaa ..blaa
 :)

This just doesn't make any sense. :) All other ISOs worked, but somehow not working Porteus is an old story (which suggest that things rather didn't work in the past).

I'm telling you - Porteus turned out to be a very nice distro. Unfortunately, I've got this felling that, because I like it, it's not an option for you anymore.  ;)

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« Reply #19 on: 08. January 2019, 16:29:25 »
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which suggest that things rather didn't work in the past

Yes ..i tried Porteus few times before and almost all versions have similar problems
and some of older versions not work from USB too...
why ? I don't know i even ask on Porteus forum but nobody gives me proper answer.
which not surprise me...
Porteus looking good and i have in plan to add it into dual boot with win7...
On the other side i have luck with wiFi slax which can but from anywhere even is larger than Porteus.
Both Porteus and wifi slax are based on Slax( Slackware)
but new Slax is based on Debian ...i don't that but ..few days ago i receive email from
beleive or not - IS TRUE
author of Slax - tomas
I don't get it from where he have my email adress   :o
He inform me about new version ..gee what is that ?
I suspect that is because he noww use Debian as base for new Slax....
oh man...

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« Reply #20 on: 08. January 2019, 16:44:51 »
Yes ..i tried Porteus few times before and almost all versions have similar problems
and some of older versions not work from USB too...

This one does. It's a bit more difficult to create a persistent storage than in Puppys, but it works. I totally understand that you want KDE. I'm a LXDE guy. It's sad it doesn't have a future (LXQT is not exactly the same thing). :(

I remember trying Porteus in the past, but I didn't like it, because it came only with KDE at the time. For the same reason I didn't really like Slax.

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« Reply #21 on: 08. January 2019, 17:09:36 »
OK i will try it from USB...  ::)

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« Reply #22 on: 09. January 2019, 13:10:48 »
And? Do you like it?

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« Reply #23 on: 14. January 2019, 20:04:42 »
Aurel, could you try to install FreeBASIC on Porteus (it's in the repos). Something really strange is going on when I try to use it.

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« Reply #24 on: 14. January 2019, 23:16:03 »
 Something really strange

What you mean under that ?
By the way i was busy with something else so i forgot to install Porteus on stick... ::)

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« Reply #25 on: 15. January 2019, 11:17:18 »
Sure, you forgot.  ;) If you're unable to make Porteus run from USB stick then I seriously doubt you can help me with my problem.

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« Reply #26 on: 15. January 2019, 15:44:11 »
Sure you babeling...
Yes i install Porteus on usb stick but stupid Cinamon version which is so so..
On first look modern clean looking nice with nice font and menu Panel with Apps.
But collecrion of apps really sucks...for me ..
You say FreeBasic is in repository ..where ?
On Porteus site or in system under etc...i don't know.
I must download again KDE version because this Cinamon sucks ...
By the way i really don't use USB very much ..and i found LiLi it works fine for me.
On second computer i have problems with booting from USB because stupid Intel motherboard sucks
and complain all the time about something.
It seems that i must use PLOp bootloader for that job

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« Reply #27 on: 15. January 2019, 16:53:52 »
OK. I knew you didn't know much about Linux, but it looks like you know absolutely nothing about it. First thing you need to do with Porteus is setting up persistent storage. There is no point to install new apps or configure your system, because all changes will be lost when you log out/ power off. When you have a persisten storage  up and running, you can install new apps. The selection that is included in the ISO is minimal to keep the ISO small. You can install/remove apps from command line or you can use GUI for it (USM package manager? something like that - I'm at work so don't have an access to my Porteus installation).  Of course, you need to run it as root. The packake manager will download everything for you and convert from Slackware format to Porteus module. Then you need to double click on the module file (it will be located in /tmp/usm/ or /usr/tmp/usm/) to activate it. If you want it to be loaded automatically during next boot move it to /porteus/modules/ directory on your USB.

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« Reply #28 on: 15. January 2019, 17:40:39 »
-OK. I knew you didn't know much about Linux, but it looks like you know absolutely nothing about it.

Really ...how you then explain that i download over 10 xzm.modules for
wifislax and install them without problem into hard disk .
I also use some source codes of modulaes and install them into wifiSlax too.
So i don't get it why stupid Porteus refuse to do that.

Ok i agree that i need some persistent storage on stupid usb
i understand that .
Is there a stupid already created module for freeBasic?

I know that selexted apps are there because of minimal ISO
that is not problem but what kind of crap is included
-real crap.

Another crap...stupid Porteus don't have proper driver for my wifi card
such a schmack.
How is possible that such a small and ugly distro like Beini or Xiaopan or Slitaz can use my wifi RaLink Card and Porteus not...sucks.


OK Ok ..is not everything crappy , as i said i will download KDE version
If that KDE version work same as Cinamon i will use something else
or back to my favorite wifiSlax ...in the meantime iwill try to do something with tiny core...i hope that one guy will help me ..
that's all...
..back to Windows (real OS) and continue to learn GUI programming in C ..  :)
« Last Edit: 15. January 2019, 17:44:24 by Aurel »

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Re: mini Linux distros
« Reply #29 on: 15. January 2019, 17:55:37 »
aha ...yo yo
do you mean something like this site:
https://slackbuilds.org/repository/14.1/development/FreeBASIC/
or you can look here:
https://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16794

or from this site:
http://wargaleon.users.sourceforge.net/repositories/slax/

...Slax module should work ...maybe... ::)
« Last Edit: 15. January 2019, 18:02:26 by Aurel »