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quenyan

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 00:55    Post subject:  Bionic Pup 64 Problems  

This post I will include ALL bug that I found out as much as possible, this might help other to find a similar encounter as I am and we will find the solution together to make it work somehow, I will include my system info report also for comparison. I also including the type of bug wether it affect only a (SPECIFIC) system or (WIDE) system which is all pcs.

1. Many won't open, reason unknown (WIDE)

Many apps won't open for some reason, I dont really know why, I thought it was only Viewnior, but things like VLC and simple media player also do not open when executed. is it because of the lib crashing or what? i feel like it is very unsafe to install apps in PuppyLinux (PPM) because it causes error to other apps, or things, or perhaps systems. it feels like puppy is telling me to use whatever defaultly installed in the system. hmm...what do you think?
2. Sound button does not work (SPECIFIC/WIDE)
You may notice that the sound button does not functioning after installing puppy, this can be easily fix thru JWMdesk. click the menu->Desktop->JWMdeskManager, then choose "Hotkeys", for the exec:amixer thing set it to the right button. XF86Audio button, "Mute" for the toogle, "Raise" for the set Master 1+, and "Lower" for the set Master 1-

3. Sound indicator dissapeared from the tray (?)
No, solution yet, even resetting the pc doesn't do much
4. Brightness button or setting for intel laptop (SPECIFIC)
You may find the brightness button dead too for some reason, if you have intel machine, then use this fix www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=117625
5. Battery indicator dissapeared from the tray (?)
No, solution yet, even resetting the pc doesn't do much

I'll post more bug when I found it

My Pup Info:
Code:
Pup-SysInfo Hardware Report (Summary), Tue 31 Dec 2019

Current Time: 09:07:42
System Uptime: 0d 0h 32m
Load Average: 0.78 0.39 0.28
Processes: 126 total, 2 running

▶—— BASE SYSTEM ——◀

PC Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product Name: Inspiron 14-3452

Motherboard Vendor: Dell Inc.
Product Name: 0KT6WF

BIOS Vendor: Dell Inc.
Version: 4.4.0
Release Date: 03/06/2018

Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU N3050 @ 1.60GHz
Min/Max Speed: 480/2160 MHz
Current Speed of Core 0:2153 MHz, 1:2021 MHz
Core Count: 2
Thread Count: 2

Frequency governor   : performance
Freq. scaling driver : intel_pstate

l1tf:Not affected
meltdown:Mitigation: PTI
spec_store_bypass:Not affected
spectre_v1:Mitigation: __user pointer sanitization
spectre_v2:Mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling

Core 0 (coretemp) : +49.0 C (high = +90.0 C, crit = +90.0 C)
Core 2 (coretemp) : +51.0 C (high = +90.0 C, crit = +90.0 C)

Personal Storage Folder:
 Name: /bionicpup648.0frugal/bionicpup64save
 Total Size: 458G
 Free Space: 419G
 Location: partition sda1

Memory Allocation:
 Total RAM: 1908 MB
 Used RAM: 1779 MB
 Free RAM: 129 MB
 Buffers: 33 MB
 Cached: 1319 MB
 Total Swap: 63 MB
 Free Swap: 63 MB

 Actual Used RAM: 427 MB     Used - (buffers + cached)
 Actual Free RAM: 1481 MB   Free + (buffers + cached)

Linux Kernel: 4.19.23 (x86_64)
Kernel Version: #1 SMP Tue Feb 19 15:07:58 GMT 2019
Build GCC: 7.3.0

Kernel Command Line:
pdrv=c3a65c54-bd47-4a03-9e4f-975761da9123  psubdir=/bionicpup648.0frugal pmedia=atahd pfix=fsck

Distro: bionicpup64 8.0
Window Manager: JWM v2.3.7
Desktop Start: xwin jwm

Development:
 Bash: 4.4.19
 Geany:
 Gtkdialog: 0.8.4
 Perl: 5.26.1
 Python: 2.7.15rc1
 Yad: 0.40.0 (GTK+ 2.24.32)
 --
 busybox: 1.29.3
 dhcpcd: 6.6.2
 Glibc: 2.27
 OpenSSL: 1.1.0g  2 Nov 2017, built on: reproducible build, date unspecified
 wpa_supplicant: 2.6

Username: root
Language: en_US.UTF-8
Keyboard: us
Timezone: Asia/Pontianak

Firewall: Off (ip_tables not active)
Network Interface:  wlan0
Wireless Network: Ahiung
Bit Rate=72.2 Mb/s Tx-Power=16 dBm
Link Quality=67/70 Signal=-43 dBm
Wireless strength: 100%
Session Data: Received 102.6 MB, Sent 4.0 GB
Monthly Data: Received 8756 MB, Sent 4634 MB

Hostname: puppypc30791
Network IP Address: 192.168.43.20
Domain Name Server (DNS): 192.168.43.1
Hardware Address (MAC): 40:49:0F:A7:B4:CB

Boot Partition: sda1 (Size 458G, Free 419G)
Boot File System: ext4
Boot Media: atahd

PUPMODE=12
PUPSFS=sda1,ext4,/bionicpup648.0frugal/puppy_bionicpup64_8.0.sfs
PUPSAVE=sda1,ext4,/bionicpup648.0frugal/bionicpup64save

▶—— BATTERY (BAT0) ——◀

Complete Report:
 Manufacture Date         01/01/2012
 Name                     Battery Name
 design capacity          2800 mAh
 last full capacity       2207 mAh
 design voltage           14800 mV
 design capacity warning  280 mAh
 design capacity low      84 mAh
 capacity granularity 1   28 mAh
 capacity granularity 2   28 mAh
 capacity state           ok
 charging state           charged
 present rate             1 mA
 remaining capacity       2207 mAh
 present voltage          16701 mV
 AC-state                 on-line

Capacity Summary:
 Remaining capacity:      2207 mAh, 100.0% of last full capacity
 Design capacity:         2800 mAh
 Last full capacity:      2207 mAh, 78.8% of design capacity
 Capacity loss:           21.2%

▶—— DISPLAY ——◀

Display Specifications:
• Monitor VertRefresh: 60.00 times/s
• Screen Dimensions: 1366x768 pixels (361x203 millimeters)
• Screen Depth: 24 bits (planes)

Xorg Startup Log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log):
• Xorg Driver in use: intel
• Loaded Modules: dbe dri2 dri3 evdev glx present synaptics
• X.Org version: 1.19.6

OpenGL 2D/3D Rendering:


VGA controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:22b1] (rev 21)
• Kernel Driver: i915
• Memory Used by Driver: 1216.00 KB
• Path: /lib/modules/4.19.23/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915.ko
• Description: Intel Graphics
• Video RAM: 256M prefetchable

▶—— MULTIMEDIA ——◀

Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller [8086:2284] (rev 21)
• Kernel Driver: snd_hda_intel
• Memory Used: 28.00 KB
• Path: /lib/modules/4.19.23/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko
• Description: Intel HDA driver

▶—— NETWORK ——◀

Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0036] (rev 01)
• Kernel Driver: ath9k
• Memory Used: 92.00 KB
• Path: /lib/modules/4.19.23/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath9k/ath9k.ko
• Description: Support for Atheros 802.11n wireless LAN cards.

▶—— INPUT DEVICES ——◀

"AT Translated Set 2 keyboard"
"DELL Wireless hotkeys"
"Dell WMI hotkeys"
"HDA Digital PCBeep"
"HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3"
"HDA Intel PCH Headphone Mic"
"Integrated_Webcam_HD: Integrate"
"Lid Switch"
"PC Speaker"
"Power Button"
"Sleep Button"
"Synaptics TM3096-001"
"Video Bus"

▶—— PCI DEVICES ——◀

Host bridge
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SoC Transaction Register
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=2280  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=iosf_mbi_pci

VGA compatible controller
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=22b1  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=i915
• Kernel Module=i915

Signal processing controller
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Power Management Controller
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=22dc  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=proc_thermal
• Kernel Module=processor_thermal_device

SATA controller
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series SATA Controller
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=22a3  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=ahci

USB controller
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series USB xHCI Controller
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=22b5  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=xhci_hcd

Encryption controller
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series Trusted Execution Engine
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=2298  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=mei_txe
• Kernel Module=mei_txe

Audio device
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=2284  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=snd_hda_intel
• Kernel Module=snd_hda_intel

PCI bridge
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCI Express Port #1
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=22c8  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=pcieport

ISA bridge
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series PCU
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=229c  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=lpc_ich
• Kernel Module=lpc_ich

SMBus
• Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx SMBus Controller
• VendorID=8086  DeviceID=2292  Rev=21
• Kernel Driver=i801_smbus
• Kernel Module=i2c_i801

Network controller
• Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
• VendorID=168c  DeviceID=0036  Rev=01
• Kernel Driver=ath9k
• Kernel Module=ath9k

▶—— PRINTERS ——◀

DefaultPrinter Canon_MP250_series
Printer CUPS-PDF

▶—— SCSI DEVICES ——◀

ATA ST500LT012-1DG14 Rev: SDM1

▶—— SCSI PARTITIONS ——◀

ATA ST500LT012-1DG14 – sda: 500GB

sda1    ext4    465.8G  [ATA ST500LT012-1DG14]

▶—— SCSI PARTITIONS MOUNTED ——◀

Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1       458G   16G  419G   4% /initrd/mnt/dev_save

▶—— USB DEVICES ——◀

VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0002 Rev=04.19
Manufacturer=Linux 4.19.23 xhci-hcd
Product=xHCI Host Controller
Driver=hub

VendorID=05e3 ProductID=0608 Rev=88.32
Product=USB2.0 Hub
Driver=hub

VendorID=0cf3 ProductID=e005 Rev=00.02
Driver=btusb

VendorID=0bda ProductID=0129 Rev=39.60
Manufacturer=Generic
Product=USB2.0-CRW
Driver=rtsx_usb

VendorID=0c45 ProductID=6710 Rev=55.04
Manufacturer=CN0CVRNR72487663ADH6A02
Product=Integrated_Webcam_HD
Driver=uvcvideo

VendorID=1d6b ProductID=0003 Rev=04.19
Manufacturer=Linux 4.19.23 xhci-hcd
Product=xHCI Host Controller
Driver=hub

--

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0c45:6710 Microdia
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0bda:0129 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTS5129 Card Reader Controller
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0cf3:e005 Atheros Communications, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

=== END OF SUMMARY REPORT ===

This report is also available in
/tmp/root/PSI-HW-SUMMARY-191231.


stuffs that installed on my system is in the screenshot section
everything is listed there except Firefox. (yes, firefox from PPM has SOUND bug, I have to use the official one from the official mozilla website)
installed4.png
 Description   
 Filesize   27.98 KB
 Viewed   600 Time(s)

installed4.png

installed3.png
 Description   
 Filesize   76.33 KB
 Viewed   592 Time(s)

installed3.png

installed2.png
 Description   
 Filesize   81.42 KB
 Viewed   602 Time(s)

installed2.png

installed1.png
 Description   
 Filesize   76.35 KB
 Viewed   590 Time(s)

installed1.png

asdfasdf.png
 Description   
 Filesize   9.34 KB
 Viewed   607 Time(s)

asdfasdf.png


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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 01:44    Post subject:  

I assume this is Bionicpup64 8.0

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1. Viewnior won't open, reason unknown (WIDE)

Works in my install.

Are you talking about opening when you click on an image file or when you click on the menu->Graphics->Viewnior entry?

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 03:51    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
I assume this is Bionicpup64 8.0

Quote:
1. Viewnior won't open, reason unknown (WIDE)

Works in my install.

Are you talking about opening when you click on an image file or when you click on the menu->Graphics->Viewnior entry?


well, when fresh install i didn't check it throughly, but the one that I know when I pressed prtScr the mtpaint opened up.

It wont open anything when *.JPG (or any kind of images) is executed with Viewnior set as default. I checked it thruoughly in Task Manager and I see no process.

I also cannot run Viewnior from the MENU-GRAPHIC-VIEWNIOR, no process is created whenever it is executed, verified by Task Manager.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 08:07    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:

Quote:

bigpup
PostPosted: Today, at 01:44 Post subject:
I assume this is Bionicpup64 8.0

Quote:
1. Viewnior won't open, reason unknown (WIDE)

Works in my install.


It works just fine in my install as well. It behaves as expected. It opens when selected from the menu and when clicking on *.jpg files from Rox Filer.

Pressing the PrtSc key causes Mtpaint to take a screenshot of the desktop. I believe that this is a feature rather than a bug.

quenyan wrote:

Quote:
2. Sound button does not work (SPECIFIC/WIDE)


I have not had any issue with sound on this OS with my desktop or my laptop. I know with some puppy's soundcards and sound setup have to be manually configured.

Quote:
3. Sound indicator dissapeared from the tray (?)


I have not experienced this issue so I cannot help with it but I wonder if your save file corrupted. (or does this all happen when you start the OS without a save file/folder?
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 08:47    Post subject:  

You may have a bad install and or a bad download of the Bionicpup64 8.0 iso.
It does happen, sometimes.

If you can. Install to a freshly formatted partition.


Quote:
3. Sound indicator dissapeared from the tray (?)

in /root/startup/autostart
There should be a retrovol.desktop file.
Left click on it.
any help?

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 10:22    Post subject: Re: Bionic Pup 64 Problems  

quenyan wrote:
This post I will include ALL bug that I found out as much as possible, this might help other to find a similar encounter as I am and we will find the solution together to make it work somehow, I will include my system info report also for comparison. I also including the type of bug wether it affect only a (SPECIFIC) system or (WIDE) system which is all pcs.
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I'll post more bug when I found it


For me, everything works on Version 8.0 except for internal card reader (for pictures) do not work, yet it works fine in XenialPup64. I am guessing firmware needs to be changed but not sure how to do it easily...

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 11:50    Post subject:  

@gychang wrote:
For me, everything works on Version 8.0 except for internal card reader (for pictures) do not work, yet it works fine in XenialPup64. I am guessing firmware needs to be changed but not sure how to do it easily...[/quote]

I had an Acer laptop with a card reader that would not work at all with any linux. There was no driver for it. Sometimes this happens. Hopefully it is just a matter of finding the firmware for your card reader.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 12:42    Post subject:  

TiredPup wrote:
@gychang wrote:
For me, everything works on Version 8.0 except for internal card reader (for pictures) do not work, yet it works fine in XenialPup64. I am guessing firmware needs to be changed but not sure how to do it easily...


I had an Acer laptop with a card reader that would not work at all with any linux. There was no driver for it. Sometimes this happens. Hopefully it is just a matter of finding the firmware for your card reader.[/quote]

I am hopeful, since it works with ubuntu and XenialPup...

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 13:18    Post subject:  

Quote:
I am hopeful, since it works with ubuntu and XenialPup...


There may well be a solution for your card reader issue then.
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Dec 2019, 21:31    Post subject:  

bigpup wrote:
You may have a bad install and or a bad download of the Bionicpup64 8.0 iso.
It does happen, sometimes.

If you can. Install to a freshly formatted partition.


Quote:
3. Sound indicator dissapeared from the tray (?)

in /root/startup/autostart
There should be a retrovol.desktop file.
Left click on it.
any help?


I added the battery indicator bug to the list just now.
what to do with the retrovol.desktop file? nothing happened when i left-clicked it.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2019, 00:44    Post subject:  

I tried live again to see which one is not working and which one is work, it turns out everything should work like what it should be. except the sound button which has to be set manually in JWM shortcut. I have a hunch that all the things that I installed or modifiying file (like xorg.conf, where in order to make the xbacklight work, that thing is a must) has a thing with this. I will post the things I installed on my laptop on my main post.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2019, 00:57    Post subject:  

one more thing that is not included in the UNINSTALL list in PPM is Mozilla Firefox browser which I installed from the official website in order to make the sound in firefox work. Installing firefox from ppm WONT give me a sound when playing some music from a website or youtube.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2019, 05:08    Post subject:  

I updated the bug list.
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PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2019, 08:20    Post subject:  

TiredPup wrote:
Quote:
I am hopeful, since it works with ubuntu and XenialPup...


There may well be a solution for your card reader issue then.


@ TiredPup:-

I don't think quenyan will be satisfied with 'after-market' fixes & workarounds. We've suggested a lot to him over the past few weeks, most of which he's either pooh-poohed, or openly expressed his dissatisfaction with.

I think the whole reason why he's started this thread is because, yes; he does like Bionicpup64, but.....he's of the strongly-held opinion that all the points that don't work in Bionic64 for him really ought to be fixed promptly, and the ISO re-mastered, re-released & re-published (with everything built-in). In other words, anybody should be able to download this, and it should immediately work, 100%, on literally any hardware.

Which is the ultimate goal of most Linux distros when it boils down to it, I suppose. Unfortunately, even the open-source world isn't quite that straight-forward.....at the best of times. Especially given that the majority of devs do all this kinda thing in their spare time, and are very definitely not getting paid for doing so.

For a newbie, he's, well; "dogged" really is the expression that springs to mind here..! He's got the bit between his teeth, and is fast becoming our official Bionic QC person.....although I'm not quite sure what Phil B's response to all this is going to be.

We shall see, I guess.

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@ quenyan:-

With regard to the disappearing tray volume control, this is something that has periodically plagued me over the years, with several different Pups. I usually find that re-running the ALSA Sound Wizard (including the Multiple Sound Card Wizard, to make sure the audio chip/card is being correctly recognised), followed by re-running the Retrovol set-up sequence again, generally does the trick.

It might sound a long-winded way of fixing it, but once I've gone through this procedure, I don't usually have any recurring issues with it. And it does give you a chance to verify that everything audio-related is set up the way it should be.....


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PostPosted: Tue 31 Dec 2019, 12:58    Post subject:  

Mike Walsh wrote:
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I don't think quenyan will be satisfied with 'after-market' fixes & workarounds.


He will be unhappy with linux in general then won't he? Wink

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Which is the ultimate goal of most Linux distros when it boils down to it, I suppose. Unfortunately, even the open-source world isn't quite that straight-forward.....at the best of times. Especially given that the majority of devs do all this kinda thing in their spare time, and are very definitely not getting paid for doing so.


It is hard to support hardware with drivers when the device maker refuses to support linux at all. In many cases (like the example of Acer laptops with SD card readers) the maker of the device in question will not support a major windows update or version upgrade. I had an Acer netbook that had just that issue. Most of the time there is nothing to be done for that.
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