Puppy Linux is a small, but full-featured Linux distribution. Puppy boots into a ramdisk and loads into RAM.

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Appropriate 2015 distribution for a 2008 netbook? [closed]

I bought a netbook (Asus EEE PC 1000H, specs here and here) back when it came out in 2008, and installed Debian 4.0 Etch with Gnome. It worked wonderfully well, and served me appropriately for most ...
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What version of Puppy Linux should I use if I have a 2gb RAM? Do I need the PAE version?

I want to try out Puppy Linux to run on my USB. What version should I use? Do I need to use the PAE version?
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reboot command doesn't reboot on puppy linux

When I type the reboot command in a consol the screen goes dark but keeps being turned on indefinitely. How to fix that ?
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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 ...
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How do I install dpkg in Puppy Linux ?

Puppy Linux contains the package manager PPM (Puppy Package Manager), I do not know how to use the command line for PPM, is it possible to install dpkg onto Puppy Linux ?
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How can I launch PuTTy in fullscreen from command line

I'm using Puppy Linux and am trying to launch PuTTy in fullscreen from the command line. Are there any parameters for this? I am currenly doing putty - load mysession I am unable to choose a ...
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Puppy Linux internet connection is so slow

I am running Puppy Linux from USB and I am using my phone as modem. I have 10 Mbps connection in my phone but Puppy Linux is loading pages with 10-20 kb/s speed in Chrome. I`ve used Frisbee to ...
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Is legacy checkpoint endpoint blocking puppy 528 wireless Internet connection and how can I remove it?

Background: Whilst booting with an old flash drive (SafeXs by block master) plugged in to my laptop (DELL latitude 6430u) I came up against a blue login screen . At full encryption point ... ...
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How to start sshd on Puppy Linux?

I have installed sshd on puppy linux. Can someone tell me how to start sshd on it?
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Are there methods or compatibility libraries to run .deb applications on Puppy linux (where where no app source is provided)?

I run Puppy Linux (Puppeee to be precise) on my old x86 netbook and I love it: It's breathed new life into my netbook and made it suitable as a low(ish)-power home server. However, some cloud and ...
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What is the difference between the “Retro” and “Standard” version of Puppy Linux?

In one of the download locations for Puppy Linux, two different ISOs are listed: precise-5.7.1.iso (156 MB) precise-5.7.1-retro.iso (200 MB) What is the difference between these two versions?
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Filtering images according to file name, why?

When filtering the images using the below code, I also need to filter files. For example,IMG_0079.JPG.JPG, when running the code below it's allowing files with additional .JPG to get filtered out, ...
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Why does wget return a HTTP 403 error to download openSSH pet? [duplicate]

I am trying to learn how I would get OpenSSH using the command line. I found a *.pet link on this webpage: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/OpenSSH which says: Installation Install an appropriate ...
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unable to mount NTFS as readonly

I'm using a PuppyLinux build with the Ubuntu Precise kernel. NTFS partitions are always mounted as "rw" but i'd like to avoid this if it is not really necessary to prevent filesystem corruption. When ...
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UEFI and Puppy Linux

I recently installed Puppy Linux on a USB stick using the Universal USB Installer, but I have not being able to boot from it. My notebook came with Windows 8 and had the secure boot activated at UEFI. ...
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how to install HAL on Puppy Linux barebone 5.7.1

On other linux distros I have to install hal for certain flash player videos to work. youtube works fine with the adobe flash. Just can't find anything on installing hal in puppy linux.
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Cut + Copy + Paste in Linux Puppy Wary

Trying to cut + copy + paste from the standard urxvt shell in Puppy Linux Wary 5.3. If I follow this post on http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=15085 and I press: in urxvt: ctrl + ...
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USB ports not working

Ok, got a Puppy Linux Wary 5.3. running on an old laptop with USB ports. Now, here's the strange part ... none of them work. When I stick in a USB-stick there's no reaction. Still, lsusb lists ...
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Connecting to wireless USB adapter - Puppy Linux Wary

Trying to connect to my WLAN on an Acer Travelmate 2301LM. System installed is a Puppy Linux Wary 5.3. Since it doesn't have an internal adapter I'm trying to integrate a Netgear N300 ...
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An easier way to print from a live CD than Puppy?

After several failed attempts to burn an Ubuntu CD to live boot from (they wouldn't boot, maybe because my CD burning software wouldn't burn slower than 4X speed?), I've managed to get a boot disc ...
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How to add Puppy Linux to grub menu installed by Ubuntu?

I've been using Puppy Linux off a USB flash drive drive for a while, but that was really wearing it out. I decided to do a full install to the hard drive, so I cleared out some space, created an ext4 ...
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Making Puppy Linux more “Unixy”?

I am playing around with Puppy Linux Wary 5.3 on an old machine (Pentium PII, 160 megs RAM, 6 gig HD). I did an install on the HD. I appreciate it's light footprint, the fact that it plays nice with ...
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How do you boot Puppy Linux Slacko into the command line?

How do you boot Puppy Linux Slacko (or Precise or Wary) into the command line? I wish to startx only if I need it. Unfortunately it does not seem to copy Slackware's traditional /etc/inittab runlevel ...
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Limit internet speed without tc [closed]

I have been using deb based Linux for years and I never had problems limiting the internet speed using wondershaper. On my sisters PC I had to install puppy Linux because it's a very old PC. The ...
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Latest (or at least non-ancient) Chromium binary?

I've recently been migrating to Puppy Linux (last OS was Ubuntu,) and the only version of Chromium currently available is about as old as the one in the Ubuntu repositories. I really suck at have not ...
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Slacko vs Precise vs Lucid Puppy Linux

Puppy Linux has 3 flavors available. I am looking for some differences between the three. This way I can make an informed decision on which to go with, instead of randomly picking or just getting the ...
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Make USB modem work on Puppy Linux 5.28

I have an Alcatel Modem, when I plug it on my old dell c600 with Puppy Linux. This is the log from my Puppy Linux 5.28 on my dell laptop: tail -f /var/log/messages | grep usb user.err kernel:usb ...
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When does the Puppy linux security model make sense?

I have just spent a few hours playing with Puppy linux, which has some very nice features, but there are some things about its approach to security (at least the default settings) that worry me: It ...
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ndiswrapper wireless driver does not connect to detected Wifi network

I am running Slacko Puppy v5.3.1 and am trying to use my Wifi dongle with it. I have a Windows .inf file for the driver for my USB dongle. I used the Puppy network wizard to load the driver using ...
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/lib/modules/2.6.37.6/build missing in linux puppy? what should I do?

I am new to linux as of yesterday. I'm using linux puppy to try to get the most out of a 10 year old, slow laptop. I installed it fine, no problems there, but as soon as I try to use my usb dongle's ...
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on puppy linux, how to manage power settings

I'm new to using Puppy Linux, and I'm not able to find a way to manage power settings. The laptop stops working everytime I close and re-open the lid so I want to disable that function from doing ...
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Install Puppy Linux or “Damn Small Linux” on Pogoplug (~NSLU2) possible

I am thinking about buying Pogoplug (50 $) which is in fact a NAS server similar to the famous nslu2. Like the nslu2, this device can be hacked to have a full fresh Linux server running. There are ...