Quirky 1.3 released

This is built from the "forked" Woof that I have been discussing recently, and is an opportunity to evaluate the changes in Puppy files and streamlined searching in the 'init' script.

Note that there have been some application upgrades since 1.2, but not much, as I have been working on Slackpup, Wary and Woof in the interim. I expect that most, maybe all, apps in Wary will work in Quirky.

1.3 is built with the kernel and also has the commercial Nvidia Xorg driver. The .iso file is 111MB -- note, if I had built without the Nvidia driver it would have been 106MB.

Release announcement and release-notes:


Download the live-CD (111.4MB):
Md5sum: 8fc6617b307f6e28c38cd0d162cb5dc3

Download the development .sfs (104.8MB):
Md5sum: 1ec9790e29e9f559206daa1888bf643e

I have not built a "retro" Quirky this time, as I am targeting Wary for that purpose.

Posted on 22 Sep 2010, 16:57


Posted on 22 Sep 2010, 17:38 by BarryK
Quirky 1.3 forum thread
I have started a feedback thread on the forum:


Posted on 22 Sep 2010, 17:39 by 01micko
Q130 ndiswrapper
I reported earlier a bug with ndiswrapper apparently not loading from SNS with my TI Netgear (acx) card on the old P3. Did you fix that? It works as expected now in the final version of qrky-130.
I'll test the acx driver posted by tempestuous and report back.(posting from said now)

Posted on 22 Sep 2010, 18:15 by 01micko
130 acx
Well the acx driver works, but seems a little slower than ndiswrapper.. that was also apparent in 130RC testing (earlier), not too noticeable.
My SB16 Vibra wasn't detected ootb but a cinch to set up with alsa wizard. Any more I'll post to forum.

Posted on 22 Sep 2010, 23:11 by Sage
"My SB16 Vibra wasn't detected"
ISA card?

Posted on 25 Sep 2010, 7:01 by jrb2
I give up
OK, Where are these 16 digit ID strings? I didn't follow the explanation when you first talked about them and now I can't find them.:worried

Any chance of an "ID strings for dummies" explanation?

Thanks, J

Posted on 25 Sep 2010, 8:08 by fyujj
16 digit ID

Posted on 27 Sep 2010, 5:45 by GCMArtin
Most of everything appears to be active and stable. Looks very promisiing.

I noticed your news announcement. But, i did not see a line-item for the 1.3 forum.
Where should Quirky 1.3 Bugs and Issues be reported?

Thanks in advance...

Posted on 3 Oct 2010, 5:57 by broomdodger
.files in PcurlFtp?
Two questions:
1) How to show .files in PcurlFtp?
2) How to set utf-8 encoding for rxvt ie console?

Posted on 3 Oct 2010, 8:40 by broomdodger
.files in PcurlFtp? answered myself
1) How to show .files in PcurlFtp?
I forgot what I was using. Puppy!
Simply click "Left: Show/hide hidden files"
Same as any directory.

2) Still need to know.

Posted on 12 Dec 2010, 22:10 by fluxit
Save file detection broken after hardware change.
I just swapped out my DVD burner for a different model, and now puppy asks me to choose which save file to load at boot time.

1. /sda1 qrkysave.2fs
2. /sda1 qrkysave.2fs

I have searched the disk. There is only one qrkysave.2fs.

Everything else seems to be as before after this change.