Wary Puppy 5.2.2

I am pleased to announce the release of Wary Puppy version 5.2.2, our build of Puppy Linux that targets older hardware. This is a minor upgrade and bug-fix release of Wary 5.2. Though, if you look in the release notes you will might not think it so "minor".
This is also the debut of Racy Puppy, which we think of as "Wary on steroids". Racy enhances Wary to run on recent hardware, with Xorg 7.6 and 3.0.7 kernel.

Full announcement and release notes:

Download Wary (130.5MB):

Download Racy (111.6MB):

Forum thread for Wary feedback:

Forum thread for Racy feedback:

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 15:17


Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 16:23 by Sage
Wary (130.5MB)
Shame it has had to rise so much. At one time there was talk of a 'mini' or whatever? Taking out the default browser and substituting the browser choice panel (mick?, playdayz?) at first use might save a pile of bytes?

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 16:57 by MagicZaurus
Racy (111.6MB)
Sage, try Racy it is smaller by almost 20MB. I actually wanted to test Wary, but accidentally downloaded Racy and it runs well. It feels more responsive than Wary on my 5 year old laptop. I prefer a browser like SeaMonkey is included as I sometimes boot from a CD.

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 17:46 by Sage
try Racy
Done. Both seem OK on first test clocked A2200. Need to test on A750, D1200, A2800 and some 64bit stuff. Will have to wait.
re. browser, I've never tried to deny free choice, just enforced choice!

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 18:30 by tasmod
Slow d/load
I've noticed recently that ibiblio download speed has slowed down considerably. Originally the throughtput was around 420KB/sec it's now around 75 to 120KB/sec

Whereas my own ISP download speed has increased to 7Mb/s :-)

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 19:50 by abushcrafter
You forgot the Racy checksums.

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 20:38 by BarryK
Re Racy checksums
Thanks, fixed.

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 23:57 by GCMartin
@Bary. Thanks. RACY is racy.

@Tasmod. You (like myself and others) may be seeing some throttling from the ISP. To show what I mean, I opened 2 downloads (ISO and DEVX) in 2 different terminal windows on Puppy. Combined, I am getting double what I get from a single download. Next, I need to find a multithread downloader for Gecko engine browsers or for terminal use (not sure if wget can do this). Although my test doesn't necessarily prove anything special, I have notice that several other sites I download from are also running slow, too.

Hope this helps

Posted on 18 Nov 2011, 24:39 by tasmod
Over the last year my ISP and I have been bouncing back and forwards over continuous random dropouts.

They have sent numerous engineers who always find at least one line fault.
Now the latest was yesterday and he didn't find any fault on the line and checked back with the ISP regards to throttling. I'm not being throttled.
Today I received a new router to see if the original router was the problem.

However the engineer has improved the speed from 4Mb/s to 7Mb/s. Quite an improvement.

Other sites download at high speed, it's only over last month I noticed ibiblio was slower.

Posted on 19 Nov 2011, 12:12 by broomdodger
flsynclient crashes to cli
acer travelmate 4670, 1.6 GHz dual core, 1GB ram


Selecting any 'calibrate' trackpad crashes racy to the cli.

Typing 'xwin' will restart racy.

I will try wary522 next.

Posted on 19 Nov 2011, 12:20 by broomdodger
wary flsynclient NO crash
acer travelmate 4670, 1.6 GHz dual core, 1GB ram


'calibrate' does NOT crash wary to the cli.
but just like racy522, two finger or side scrolling do not work.

Posted on 19 Nov 2011, 16:17 by 01micko
re flsynclient crashes to cli
Bugger! Same happens in Slacko (testing version, was ok in 5.3). I am beginning to think flsynclient is no good for later Xorg :(. I have had no end of trouble with it and they haven't updated it for a long time.

Posted on 20 Nov 2011, 13:47 by egyed
French keyboard
Hi Barry,

Many thanks for Racy SMP. But something is wrong with keyboard choice. French azerty does'nt work. I can use the Belgium one, but there are many keys which differ from the french azerty.



Posted on 21 Nov 2011, 23:59 by broomdodger
cmus Error: libavformat.so.52
frugal manual

cmus is an amazing music player.

Note: current version is:
cmus-v2.4.2.tar.bz2, released 24.07.2011
Tried to compile, but pulse audio missing and
I do not know how to install it.

So... installed cmus-2.3.3-w5.pet from PPM.

Starting cmus:
cmus: Error: libavformat.so.52: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

This is installed:

Checked wary514 and it has libavformat.so.52
cmus runs with NO error.

Posted on 21 Nov 2011, 24:25 by broomdodger
found cmus 2.4.2 pet
I found cmus 2.4.2 pet:
It installs without errors.
More later.

Posted on 22 Nov 2011, 2:27 by pupok
Hello, to me are necessary driver for nvidia mx440. where to take sfs kernel sources 2.6.32 uni, or can will make a package.

Posted on 22 Nov 2011, 6:12 by BarryK
Kernel source

Us#er: pu#pp#y Pa#ss#wo#rd: li#nux

Posted on 23 Nov 2011, 9:58 by pupok
driver nvidia

Posted on 25 Nov 2011, 17:47 by ttuuxxx
Hi Barry I took your latest Wary/Racy Seamonkey package from ibiblio and spent 1.5 days on it re-theming it and I added also FlashBlock to it, If you wanted to reuse the theme just grab /usr/lib/seamonkey-2.3.2/omni.jar and replace it in any newly compiled version. Its not really any larger just more function, I also added all the drop down search engines like for your blog, murga forum etc.
I used all gnome/firefox gpl icons also. Its setup to look and act more like firefox but still retaining the seamonkey functionality.
I made it for the next community edition but feel free to give it a spin.
don't forget to delete /root/.mozilla before you try it, I do all the changes in the main folder, that way if people mess up Seamonkey they can just delete that folder and start over with the default settings I altered it to, mostly the layout and quick bookmarks. I also removed the locals in flashbloack, it cuts the plugins file size in half 108kb expanded.



Posted on 29 Nov 2011, 4:30 by AATESTER
problem with modem EP536
Hi Barry,
Wary 5.2.2 does not detect analog modem Intel EP536.
but Wary 5.2 detects this modem (as /dev/ttyS_536ep0)
Is it a bug in Wary 5.2.2 ?
Thanks for any help

Posted on 29 Nov 2011, 5:35 by BarryK
Re Intel modem
Yeah, I left out the Intel modem drivers, they are too big. I should have made them into a .sfs file -- will put that onto the to-do list.

Posted on 8 Dec 2011, 23:59 by ldn
Wow, thanks, Berry[i]. I really like Racy. Might have to replace Ubuntu with it :)[/i]

Posted on 9 Dec 2011, 15:57 by egyed
french keyboard
Well, Barry, I'm sorrry, but it's no possible to have the french keyboard (France) on Racy. The keyboard wizard does'nt switch the qwerty's to the azerty used in France.

Posted on 10 Jan 2012, 17:38 by jDizz
download from multi source
aria2 is a good prog for downloading from multiple sources, resume etc.

Posted on 26 Feb 2012, 21:25 by pupzo
tor browser

i love racy because it supports my laptop, but i can get my tor browser to work. i get error couldnt load XRE functions.

Posted on 28 Feb 2012, 9:16 by Petko
Tor server
Thanks for Wary. Im running it on my old AMD K6-2 200Mhz 256MB RAM machine for Tor server.

I tried Lucid, but it's kernel needs PAE on CPU- not on K6-2. It's OK.