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You need to install kernel headers to compile a module. The kernel headers are not part of the kernel source (or at least not all of them are), they are generated when the kernel is compiled, and some of these headers depend on compilation options. There is an unofficial kernel header package. If you prefer to do things yourself, compile your own kernel. ...


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For historical reasons, there are two selections¹, with different usage conventions: The PRIMARY selection automatically changes when you highlight some text with the mouse. There is no “copy” command, it's automatic. The CLIPBOARD selection changes only when you issue a “copy” command (keyboard shortcut or icon or menu entry). Classic X11 applications ...


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Puppy is a toy distro, for hobbyists. That is the only scenario where the Puppy (lack of) security model makes sense. Agencies which study information security publish mitigation strategies based on the statistics of intrusions they see. Here is the Australian government's list: http://dsd.gov.au/infosec/top-mitigations/top35mitigationstrategies-list.htm ...


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If you currently using GRUB2 you can simple run this command: update-grub # it's an ubuntu alias for following command # or grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg # it'll work on all distributions that uses GRUB2 This update automatically grub entries.


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Over 30yrs programming in dozens of languages from assembly to Oracle database administration, and I've found nothing more secure and reliable than Puppy Linux. Like all Unix/Linux systems, Puppy Linux security is a very different world than the Microsoft one most are familiar with. The disparaging expressed in other answers is completely understandable ...


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I have not found ndiswrapper with Windows drivers to be consistently reliable for wireless adapters on Linux. Likely the driver is not functioning 100% properly when wrapped. Frankly, it's tough to wrap a driver meant for one OS to function smoothly on another, because drivers are so low-level—i.e. they exist at a level of abstraction in which ...


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your device is not defined on http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Devices/USB I also don't see what driver is needed for the chipset. I assume you can use wext driver since it is a generic one, but you need to load the module by modprobe if you don't see the driver on lsmod. But before it, you need to be able to see if the device is working, you can see it ...


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Spup (Slacko) Spup is the generic name for puppies built with Slackware binary packages. The main reason behind Spup is binary compatibility with Slackware packages, and the Puppy Package Manager can install from any of the Slackware repositories. The foremost Spup right now is "Slacko", and is currently one of our official flagship puppies. Upup (Lucid, ...


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[EDIT] I found a post with instructions - I'm not sure how current that is. It looks like you use Puppy's own Internet Connection Wizard (launched by an icon labeled "connect"), which has an option "Internet by dialup analog or wireless modem". That shows PupDial, which can be used to establish a connection using your modem. Below is a description about how ...


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sml asked: "Also, can you provide a link to the police forces which recommend Puppy?" Perhaps this will help: Detective Inspector Bruce van der Graaf from the Computer Crime Investigation Unit of the New South Wales Police, when giving evidence on behalf of the New South Wales Government at a public hearing into Cyber-crime, specifically recommended Puppy ...


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I'm afraid you'll have quite hard time making Puppy Linux more "normal" - plainly because it was just designed to be like this. I would suggest looking around for something else, since there are many other small footprint distributions. I personally have quite good experience with the Slackware-based Slax (which is extensible with modules) and Damn Small ...


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I don't know Puppy Linux, but it should be possible to get a multiuser without X runlevel/target appending 3 to the kernel boot line. In any case, appending 1 or s should get singleuser (maintenance) level anyway. This post seems to imply that starting X is done "by hand" in /etc/profile, check that one (read that file and possibly comment out the line)


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Just installed Chromium 20 on Puppy Linux 5.2.8 Lupu (based on Ubuntu Lucid) from... http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet-packages-lucid Prefer Chromium (open source community supported version of Chrome) since it does not auto-update, auto-track or include Adobe Flash (though the plugin is easily added). Running on several single-core machines... ...


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I did think of one situation in which something like Puppy Linux would be fairly safe (or so I think-- I welcome comments.) If you run it from a Live CD on a system with no mountable storage devices (which means no hard drive in the system, or at least not one that you ever use), then even if you visit a web site that exploits some hole in the unpatched ...



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