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Offline AlvynMcq

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Puppy Linux
« on: March 21, 2008, 10:26:26 AM »
First post.

For anyone who is wondering what OS to put on the old E500 laptops I recommend Puppy Linux http://www.puppylinux.com

It is a very lightweight linux install which still features all the things you need to use, browser, email client, word processor etc. etc. etc. etc. All wrapped up in a 100mb download.

Really simple to install or it will run from a live cd. I am currently using an e500 (p3 700 256mb ram) and it runs fast. The only problem with it is the gui is ugly, but that can all be fixed with a bit of messing about. If I get this one looking nice I will post a screen shot later.

But all in all it is a good way to make old hardware usable instead of just dumping it.

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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008, 10:50:37 AM »
How do you setup a proxy in puppy linux, i can find it anywhere
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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008, 12:14:13 PM »
Got the proxy setup, using my Dell Optiplex and my live CD, But i cant get it to work using a E500 everything looks fine i just cant get connected to the net.

Any ideas anyone one?
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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008, 03:16:45 PM »
Hi Forthill, is this a proxy in Firefox? Or overall?

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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008, 03:25:05 PM »
This might work (it works in Debian/Ubuntu) open a terminal and type:

declare http_proxy=http://proxy4.school.c2kni.net:8080
declare ftp_proxy=ftp://proxy4.school.c2kni.net:8080
export http_proxy
export ftp_proxy
echo http_proxy
echo ftp_proxy

This should add the proxy to the machine, as I say I havent tried it with puppy but it works with Debian.

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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 02:56:04 PM »
It just started working this morning, can quite understand way as i didnt change any setting since i tried yesterday.
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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2008, 12:21:17 PM »
Possibly solved by a reboot?
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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 03:06:24 PM »
OK I am behind a proxy at work,  using PUPPY,  and what I did was edit the
.xinitrc file

I added

export http_proxy=192.168.0.1:8080
export ftp_proxy=192.168.0.1:8080

to the first few lines in the file.

From the start bar, I then re-started the x server.
After that I could download firefox and everything
« Last Edit: November 01, 2010, 03:13:43 PM by robin »

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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2010, 04:01:55 PM »
cheers was thinking about something to put on the old e500 laptops still have 20 or more of them here and was just installing windows 2000 on them but wouldnt mind trying something different

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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2011, 03:13:53 PM »
Been trying different distros all bloody weekend without success on an old E500...will give this a try now :)

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Re: Puppy Linux
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2011, 10:38:26 AM »
worked like a charm! Cheers for making me aware of this - (patting myself on the back for checking these boards for help too :) )