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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Thu May 23, 2013 4:49 am

Ponti wrote:How can I use it using an USB Flash drive ?
Hi Aloisio,

Boot your computer from the distro dvd.
From the menu choose > Setup > Bootflash install Puppy to Usb.
Then follow the instructions.

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Fri May 24, 2013 7:46 pm

64 bit version of the distro is now available. :)

Pretty much identical to the 32 bit version except has 64 bit
software & engines and is based on Lighthouse 64 pup distro which
is Slackware64 based. The 32 bit version uses Puppy Precise which
is Ubuntu 12.04 based.

http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by CositasBuenas » Fri May 24, 2013 7:49 pm

Thanx a lot!
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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Fri May 24, 2013 10:36 pm

CositasBuenas wrote:Thanx a lot!
Michael

I found few glitches with the 64 bit distro. The pre-installed Flash & Java have disappeared (Raptor needs Java) and the distro is not running on a few of my machines. I will upload a fixed version in a few hours.

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Sat May 25, 2013 1:04 am

Fixed 64 bit version is up now.

http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Marek Soszynski » Mon May 27, 2013 8:14 am

Jim Ablett wrote:Fixed 64 bit version is up now.

http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

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Magnificent!

The number of engines pre-configured in the unfortunately-named Scid vs. PC is very impressive indeed. Scorpio, Sting, Stockfish, and Strelka to name but a few of those beginning with an S, never mind the rest of the alphabet!

One comment, though. On my laptop, when booting from DVD it exits to bash, necessitating the running of xorgwizard (as helpfully suggested onscreen) before the thing starts in all its glory.
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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Mon May 27, 2013 10:58 am

Marek Soszynski wrote:
Jim Ablett wrote:Fixed 64 bit version is up now.

http://jimablett.net63.net/chess_755/chess-distros.html

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Magnificent!

The number of engines pre-configured in the unfortunately-named Scid vs. PC is very impressive indeed. Scorpio, Sting, Stockfish, and Strelka to name but a few of those beginning with an S, never mind the rest of the alphabet!

One comment, though. On my laptop, when booting from DVD it exits to bash, necessitating the running of xorgwizard (as helpfully suggested onscreen) before the thing starts in all its glory.
Hi Marek,

Thanks for your comments. It took many hours to compile,install & test all the Linux chess engines plus lots of coffee :) The chess gui software was also compiled from src and also the library dependencies for each one were compiled from src. I had some trouble with the gfx drivers for the 64 bit version. The universal vesa drivers were working ok on the development computer but I couldn't run the distro other machines. I had to install the Nvidia drivers to fix it. Do you have to run the xorgwizard at every boot even after creating a save file ?

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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Marek Soszynski » Mon May 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Jim Ablett wrote:Do you have to run the xorgwizard at every boot even after creating a save file ?Jim.
I created a save-file on a stick, and sure enough it booted into the desktop. Very good!
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Re: JA Linux Chess Distros Available

Post by Jim Ablett » Mon May 27, 2013 7:56 pm

Marek Soszynski wrote:
Jim Ablett wrote:Do you have to run the xorgwizard at every boot even after creating a save file ?Jim.
I created a save-file on a stick, and sure enough it booted into the desktop. Very good!
That's good. :)
I would also suggest that before making changes to your system like installing drivers, programs etc, you make a copy of your save file in case it breaks anything.
If you save the copy to your stick in a folder called. for example 'backup' , Puppy Linux will find it at boot up and you will be given the choice as to which one to load.

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Is there an alternative site for download ?

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