Precise Puppy 5.5alpha1

Here it is! Release Notes:


Running it now, and I see some bugs in /tmp/bootsysinit.log:
configuring network interface eth0

cheching if interface eth0 is alive...cups: started scheduler.
Starting system message bus: /usr/bin/dbus-uuidgen --ensure ; /usr/bin/dbus-daemon --system
ls: cannot access //network: No such file or directory
usage: /etc/init.d/rc.umntshares stop --unmounts shares in //network
ERROR: modinfo: could not find module slamr
interface eth0 does not seem to be plugged in... skipping
configuring network interface wlan0
interface wlan0 has not been configured... skipping

...I don't know what is causing the "//network", but rerwin can probably advise how to quieten that "slamr" message.

Next thing, I intend to download latest SeaMonkey source and compile it.

Posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:10


Posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:23 by 01micko
network error

usage: /etc/init.d/rc.umntshares stop --unmounts shares in //network

It comes from this in /etc/init.d/rc.umntshares

case $1 in
#start) echo "nothing to do" ;;
stop) umount_samba_shares ;;
*)echo "usage: $0 stop --unmounts shares in $HOME/network" ;;

Harmless. Should have left the "start" param in I guess.

Posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:46 by BarryK
5.5alpha1 feedback
Here is a Forum thread for feedback:

Note, I don't intend for this release to be announced on Distrowatch or anywhere else official. It is for our "internal consumption" only.

Posted on 10 Feb 2013, 20:52 by 01micko
bugfix of "network"
Ok, lowered the verbosity, just echoes "ok" now..

Another bug fixed too, I discovered earlier today, so that was good timing!

Posted on 10 Feb 2013, 21:44 by BarryK
network_roxapp 0.7
Great! I have updated the PET.

Posted on 10 Feb 2013, 21:50 by Rooey
pesky modem(s)
this is either something or nothing, at the end of a previous version of archpup
was a request to setup/connect a sierra wireless 598u via terminal, which resulted
"run the command


it should look for your modem,
and generate a file called

wvdial.conf in the folder /etc
it looks something like this below, fill in your account details
for phone, username, and password.

If you already have such a file from a working system,
just copy it to /etc

[Dialer Defaults]
Modem = /dev/ttyACM0
Baud = 460800
Stupid Mode = 1
Auto DNS = 1
Init1 = ATZ
Init2 = ATQ0 V1 E1 S0=0 &C1 &D2 +FCLASS=0
ISDN = 0
Modem Type = USB Modem
Phone = your-dialup-phone-number
FlowControl = Hardware (CRTSCTS)
Dial Command = ATDT
Username = your-isp-account-username
Password = your-isp-account-password"

hopefully this is the answer for my pesky sierra 312U
*remember this is arch, is it the same for precise pup?

Posted on 11 Feb 2013, 17:41 by aarf
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errors with freds precise torrent
details at link above