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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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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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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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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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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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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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As mentioned in my comment, docker would work very well for this. The downside to it is that it eats a lot of disk space. Aside from disk space, there's no other overhead, not even CPU or memory. In a nutshell, docker essentially sets up a chroot inside a full OS image. So you end up running another distro inside your own. Docker is simply responsible for ...


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Primarily, the "Retro" version includes additional drivers for older computers, including analog modem drivers.[1] Second, it includes Opera as additional browser for PCs with not enough RAM (256 MB or less) to run the default browser, SeaMonkey. These features in the retro version add about 50 MB to the total file size; this amount is negligible on a ...


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If I'm reading this correctly, your problem lies here: find $1 -iname IMG_[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].JPG This never finds the .JPG.JPG files in the first place. Look: mkdir JPG for n in 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 do touch ./JPG/IMG_000${n}.JPG done find ./JPG -iname IMG_[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9].JPG ###OUTPUT### ./JPG/IMG_0001.JPG ./JPG/IMG_0002.JPG ./JPG/IMG_0003.JPG ...


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The for loop you have mentioned is throwing an error for me. But it works fine when I use escape character for square brackets. So my for loop would be like this: find $1 -iname IMG_\\[0-9\\]\\[0-9\\]\\[0-9\\]\\[0-9\\].JPG -exec cp -b --suffix=.JPG {} $2 \;


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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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That error means that python isn't installed. Given you're a novice I'd be inclined to steer you towards either Ubuntu or Linux Mint.


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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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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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By appending pfix=nox to kernel options.


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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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[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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The standard, 'serious' Linux paradigm can give a false sense of security, as well as being quite frustrating at times, with its denial of access (whose computer?). It therefore becomes necessary to run many applications as 'root', even whilst connected to the www. Incidentally, I have used a 'live' Puppy to tear apart a Debian-based install that I had made ...


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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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There is no graphics card in the pogo plug so if you wish to use a graphical installer then the answer is no ... But you can still use the tutorials you have found and use ssh to log in to it and work from/with/on the plug itself if that is interesting.



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