bugfix for Lighthouse
Pup 4.4.2 D only.
- Corrects crond scheduler
not starting. Crond enables automatic blocklist updates for
MoBlock. By default the updates run daily at 12 noon, if logged in at
that time. Manual updates can always be started from the moblock
monitor icon in the system tray. For more on MoBlock, click the 'm' in
the systray, then Help/About.
- This update also repairs a
couple of symlinks (realplay, audio play) and an invalid .desktop file
that generated an error in OpenBox.
Pup 4.4.2 D Base ISO
2009.08.14 Mariner, KDE 4.2.4 and Voyager 442 D SFS add-on packs released
- Updated JWM2 to svn456
with window top resizing (thanks to forum member DC)
- Updated Network
wizard to 04.01.2009 (thanks to Dougal)
- Updated GSlapt and
development packages autoconf, automake and m4
- Fixed booting from a
- Mariner SFS
- Updated to Flash 10.0
r32, Firefox 3.5.2, Thunderbird 22.214.171.124, qps 1.10.10, Vuze 126.96.36.199,
Lighthouse LookNFeel panel.
- Voyager SFS
- New skins for GKrellM
(thanks to Barburo)
is a 3D
kart racing game, with many tracks, characters
and items for you to try.
2009.08.12 Fixes for LHP 4.1.2 F and 4.4.2 C
booting from a partition formatted with Fat32. This will be in the next
Pup 4.4.2 C Base ISO
2009.07.29 Mariner, KDE 4.2.4 and Voyager 442 C SFS add-on packs
- Added LXDE (Lightweight
X11 Desktop Environment.) A quick alternative to IceWM, JWM or even
KDE. Supports Compiz-Fusion and works well with or without C-F. The
desktop background and icons are drawn by PCManFM (Included patched PCMan File
Manager by forum member wow removes the locked 'My Documents'
desktop icon.) The task bar (LXPanel) features transparency,
quicklaunch panel and a gui
to set size and location.
- LXDE is now included in
the Log Out dialog. If you should need to start it from outside of X
the command is 'xwin startlxde'. Openbox is also available from command
line only: 'xwin openbox-session'.
- I tweaked Partview 4.1
(view mounted partition sizes) which can be run from the Utilities menu
or by clicking on the freespace applet, in the LXDE or KDE task bar
- New Lighthouse themed
default wallpaper by forum member Jasmac.
- Fixed not able to print
from Gnumeric (thanks to Jim1911). Updated to CUPS printing system
1.3.10 with locales and Gnumeric 1.8.4. May need to use Print Preview
before printing in Gnumeric.
- Updated to SeaMonkey 1.1.17, Wine 1.1.26,
Pburn 2.5.6, Pmusic 0.8.1. The new version of SeaMonkey added about 5
MB to the base ISO; LXDE, CUPS and Wine updates another 5 MB or so.
- Mariner SFS: LXDE support,
updated to Firefox 3.5.1
- Voyager SFS: New
wallpapers from Jasmac. Fixed games: ArmagetronAdvanced, BZFlag, Emilia
Pinball, GlTron, TuxRacer.
2009.07.17 Lighthouse Pup 4.4.2 Beta 1 Base ISO released PuppyLinux
KDE 4.2.4 and Voyager 442 Beta 1 SFS add-on packs released
- Added GPicview 1.11 Slideshow and pCD audio player. Updated Pmusic to 0.8.0, Pfind to 4.9.
- New progress message
during Refresh Menus, with
prompt to restart window manager in JWM and IceWM.
- With new extract-pet script you can
right-click on a .pet and peruse the contents prior to installing with
- Includes patches from Alpha_update3
- Updated Firefox to 3.5,
Amarok to 2.1.1. Moved KDE4's 'cashew' to lower right-hand corner of
- 4 new lighthouse
wallpapers in Mariner
- Bibletime SFS
updated to 2.01
2009.07.12 New add-ons, Opera_10_Beta1_442.sfs and
2009.07.10 Tip for Compiz-Fusion SFS
audio/video is choppy in MPlayer, temporarily switch off C-F by
right-clicking the fusion icon
in the system tray | Select Window Manager | Kwin. When I'm done with
MPlayer I do the same and change back to Compiz (default). Xine seems
to be fine in C-F.
4.4.2 Alpha_update3.pet md5.txt
recommended for Lighthouse
Pup 4.4.2 Alpha Update 2
Small (161 K) .pet with updated
mount, swapon, extract-tgz, extract-txz, extract-Debian, slapt-getrc,
Puppy universal installer and Puppy-Software-Installer. Swap can now be
unmounted in GParted and drives can be mounted to /media directly in
KDE's Dolphin File Manager. Removed 'nosmp' configuration to enable SMP
in Universal installer. Extra Gslapt exclusions for improved safety,
e.g., prevents the 'fontconfig' package from being inadvertantly
installed. PSI was
missing in the base ISO and this update replaces it.
2009.07.09 LHP 4.4.2 Alpha_Amarok2.1.1.pet
optional update 14M (Requires KDE4 SFS) updates Amarok to 2.1.1, with
colored transport buttons and qtscriptgenerator (enables Amarok lyrics
2009.07.04 Lighthouse Pup 4.4.2 Alpha Update 2 released PuppyLinux
CompizFusion SFS updated to 0.7.9-1g.sfs (from
f to g.) Fixed a bug that made the up arrow malfunction in a terminal
with C-F enabled. Also tweaked the default open/close window effects a
bit and enabled
screen shot shortcut <Ctrl><Shift>m.
- Updated GParted partition editor to 0.4.5 with new support for ext4 partitions. I also
included Jesse's new /sbin/guess_fstype
'modprobe ext4' into /etc/rc.d/rc.local so that the kernel module is
loaded. When using GParted it is often necessary to unmount the Linux
Swap partition and the only way I've found to do that is with the old,
but still working Pmount3. So I modified it for ext4 and put it in the
menus. In limited testing ext4 partitions are now recognized and
mountable in both Pmount (current) and Pmount3 (old version.) Thanks to
forum members Jesse and Jim1911 for their updates and
- Fixed the dotPet ROX-Filer association/mimetype and KDE color
scheme bugs noted in previous post.
- Included two new wallpapers by Forum member jasmac. I GIMPed up one of them a
bit and made it the default in JWM and IceWM.
- Mariner 4a_442 and KDE 4.2.4a_442 SFS didn't need updates for
this release, hence the 'u2' suffix for the base ISOs. I should note
the Lyrics applet in Amarok 2.1 isn't working yet but the current track
and Wikipedia panels are OK. You can add/remove those panels by
clicking on the 'wrench--Configure Applets' button in Amarok.
I just found a bug in 4.4.2 Alpha--dotPets and dotPups don't open with
Petget Package Manager as they should. A workaround is to right-click
the package (.pet and/or .pup) in ROX-Filer and choose 'Set Run
Action'. Then replace 'pupzip' with 'petget' so that the shell command
box reads 'petget "$1"' (without the single quotes) and click 'Use
Command'. (I tried running the update-desktop-database and
update-mime-database commands but that didn't help.) Or stick with Lighthouse Pup 4.1.2
for the time being...
(A couple of
hours later...) Ok, I've updated the script /etc/rc.d/pup-dip-gui to
fix that bug that affects dotPets and a few other mimetypes. After some
additional testing, I plan to post an Xdelta3 update for the 4.4.2 ISOs
with that fix, a KDE color scheme update and two new Lighthouse-themed
wallpapers by Forum member jasmac.
2009.07.02 Lighthouse Pup 4.4.2 Alpha released PuppyLinux
4.2.4 and Voyager 442 SFS add-on packs released
- Updated Universal Installer, cdrtools to 2.01, dvd+rw-tools to
7.1, Pburn to 2.4.3.
- Kernel 188.8.131.52 and other packages
are the same as Lighthouse Pup 4.1.2 Final, with just a few bug fixes
and compatibility updates for the optional KDE 4.2.4 SFS. A KDE
3.5.10-based Lighthouse is available
- Version change reflects core based on Puppy 4.1.2 plus optional KDE 4.2.4 SFS
Office Professional 3.01 and Bibletime 2.0 SFS
- Updated Java to 1.6u14, GkrellM system monitor auto run in KDE 4
4.2.4 SFS is separate from, and requires Mariner 442 SFS.
Classic and Kickoff style menus work, but optional Lancelot menu does
not--hopefully we will fix this in a future release. KDE does not have
a fully functional HAL or KDE media manager, though all connected
drives except CD/DVD are auto mounted to /mnt during system startup
This feature can be disabled in the Automount-setup panel.
Modified 'freememapplet' for KDE:
replaced it with 'freespace' which avoids cutoff digits and takes up
less space in the task bar. Tool tip always shows free space. The tray
shows digits when there is <100M free, otherwise 'fs'. Background
color is green if there is at least 48M free, purple if <48M,
flashing red if <8M.
- Oxygen Office SFS is tweaked for
compatibility with Lighthouse. It is Open Office plus extra document templates, clip art, fonts, samples
and VBA macros; forum
link for more information.
- Bibletime 2.0 requires KDE
4.2.4 SFS and Mariner 442 SFS. BibleTime
is an easy to use but powerful Bible study tool.
lead developer for Lighthouse Pup, I spend most of my waking hours
writing, testing, debugging, responding to feedback and updating the
web site. I don't have a full-time job apart from the time I put into
Lighthouse. The hosting for this web site is up for renewal and we have
not received any donations for several weeks.
If you have some spare change, it could help pay for bandwidth
and support further development. I don't think $10-15 is too much to
ask for an efficient, full-featured operating system. Thank you for
your consideration and to those who have donated, it was much
Pup 4.1.2 Final released PuppyLinux
2009.06.25 Mariner and Voyager SFS Packs both updated to version 4f
- Faster JWM is now default window manager. Fixed missing icons in
JWM and IceWM menus.
- Added SearchMonkey, updated Pmusic to 0.7.1 with modified blue
theme, Pburn to 2.4.1.
- Slightly faster boot up when SFS layers have changed.
- Updated glibc-solibs to 2.9
- updated KDE apps to work
from JWM and IceWM menus
- Updated Really Slick
Screensavers to 0.8.2
- Fixed Xscreensavers bug, new KDE4
wallpapers and help files
2009.06.25 Updated CompizFusion-0.7.9-1f.sfs
window open effect to Zoom, close effect to Fade, Cube deformation to
cylinder, updated c-f tips page.
Pup 4.1.2 RC3 released PuppyLinux
- Updated xorgwizard from Newyearspup02-rc10.
(Extra drivers in Mariner SFS add-on pack.)
- Re-worked Puppy 4.2's boot
menu graphic into blue theme with a photo of Split Point Lighthouse.
- Updated Pmusic to 0.6.5
and new default theme
- rc2update3 (GUIs to enable/disable automount and set global font size.)
- For better performance, restored copy to RAM by default, if
fast media and sufficient memory are detected.
slapt-get (used by Gslapt package manager.) Gslapt now supports the new
Slackware package format and a .txz package can also be opened in
Rox-Filer by right-clicking and choosing 'Extract-txz'.
2009.06.06 Mariner and Voyager SFS Packs both updated to version 4rc3
- Qt-based visual process manager, replacement for gPS. Icon autoruns
in KDE system tray. Click on icon for full view and management tools.
- Tweaked 3D-Demo to work
better with nVidia drivers.
- Restored 'fake
transparency' of Conky background in KDE. (KDE wallpaper position must
be set to 'Scaled' for proper alignment.)
- Fixed Kscreensaver bug:
Kss wouldn't start if Voyager SFS not present
- Fewer icons on default
Quicklauncher bar in KDE.
Bibletime-184.108.40.206-i486.sfs 2.5M (Includes clucene and sword,
depends on Mariner SFS)
- Updated to Xscreensavers 5.08
- Added QT 4.4.2 and more wallpapers
- Removed Bzflag, Pinball, Gltron and
Armagetron Advanced from menus (they won't start--OpenGL error.)
- Disabled a few extra Kscreensavers
that didn't work very well.
- More icons on default
Quicklauncher bar in KDE.
2009.05.23 LHP_4.1.2rc2u2-rc2_update2.pet (small
update for Lighthouse 4.1.2 RC2
- This pet includes everything in update1
modification of the script /usr/X11R7/bin/xwin and an updated Conky
configuration. As before, the current ~/.conkyrc is backed up in case
you have customized it yourself.
- No need to install or uninstall update1;
update2 should work fine whether or not you have installed update1.
- Because xwin is updated you may see a
brief error when restarting X, but only the first time.
2009.05.19 LHP_4.1.2-rc2_update1.pet (small
update for RC2 only)
- Conky settings updated--slightly smaller
font size, better SMP support
and CPU speed reflects scaling. Prior config saved.
- New panels installed: 'Automount-setup'
(option to disable automount, in menus and in /mnt) and
'Set global font size' (in menus and updated Lighthouse LookNFeel.)
This new dialog makes setting overall font size easier and adjusts both
XfontDPI as well as KDE's forceFontDPI if KDE/Mariner SFS is present.
- A quick version check of Mariner SFS for
compatibility is added to
pup-dip-gui. A message will appear on the desktop if Mariner needs to
2009.05.15 Lighthouse 4.1.2 RC2 released PuppyLinux
What's New: Significant changes
for LighthousePup 4.1.2-rc2
- Xorg7.4 and SMP kernel
220.127.116.11 from Newyearspup02.
SMP is "Symmetric multiprocessing", or
multiple CPU/core support. CPUs 1-4 visible in conky and htop.
- Cpu cool & quiet/freq
scaling configuration: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=28443
- Up to 40 SFS add-on packs
- Note: Don't mix different
versions of LHP Base and Mariner SFS; both should be rc2. The kernel,
mksquashfs format and display drivers are new. If you have an earlier Mariner SFS, please
delete it before booting LHP 4.1.2-rc2. No Xdelta update patches
this time around--they were almost as large as the complete files.
- Updated Pmusic to 0.6.1,
Conky to 1.6.1. Gslapt, slapt-get and repositories updated to latest
- All connected drives are automounted to /mnt during system
Mariner and Voyager SFS Packs
both updated to version 4rc2
- updated ATI Catalyst & nVidia drivers, FireFox 3.0.10
- Sometimes X gives a blank screen upon
restarting, wait about 20 seconds and if X hasn't started press Ctrl+Alt+BackSpace then Ctrl+Alt+F1.
- KDE has no HAL or KDE media manager but--this is new for
LHP4.1.2rc2--all connected drives are
automounted to /mnt during system startup.
SFS eye candy available for KDE. There are 3 main types of video cards
that can run CF; ATI (newer than 7000), Intel (newer than i810) and
Nvidia (newer than GeForce2).
If you have
one of those, use Mariner SFS,
logoff to CL, run xorgwizard to set up 3D accelerated drivers for your
display adapter. Start KDE and run Kmenu | Settings | 3D-Demo to verify
DRI is enabled and test 3D.
If that is
successful, you can try CF by downloading Compiz-Fusion-0.7.9-1f.sfs
and enabling it in Kmenu | Settings | Bootmanager | Choose extra SFS | uncheck 'Ignore above user
selection' and be sure your SFS files are in
the right-hand pane.
- Reboot and
and Emerald window decorator will start automatically with KDE, and a
icon will be in the system tray; right-click for a boat load of
settings. Note: Xscreensavers flicker on my system when used with CF,
so I use the KDE Screensavers included in Mariner SFS instead--no
about CF here.
2009.04.07 Lighthouse 4.1.2 RC1 released PuppyLinux
- Updated Wine to 1.1.18, Flash to
10.0.22.87, ISOMaster to 1.3.5
options in Xorgwizard display configuration menu
first run or boot option 'pfix=ram', prompts to reboot & create
pup_save before running Xorgwizard. This should make saving your
session very reliable.
prompts to exit to CL and run 'alsaconf'. GParted wrapper Vista warning
updated to suggest using Vista's Disk Management to shrink volume.
- Incorporated Gtk-core-update
by drummachine to fix FireFox
2009.04.07 Mariner and Voyager SFS Packs
both updated to version 4c
- Updated FireFox to 3.08 with Kempelton theme
- Added XPark theme to
Xpenguins for your desktop
KDE desktop widget to Voyager SFS. You
can try it out from the SuperKaramba panel--icon in system tray. To
autorun move aRoK launcher in /Autostart/DisabledItems to /Autostart. Its
main feature is the interaction with Amarok player. Also has slideshow,
mail, calculator and CPU/Network activity panels. If aRoK's menu
freezes, press <Alt> key.
2009.03.09 Lighthouse 4.1.2 Beta 5
You can update your Beta 4 ISO to Beta 5 by downloading the small xdelta3 and a few mouse-clicks.
- Audacious updated to v1.5.1. This
fixes playlists that previously
would not re-open properly and includes new plug-ins including OSD
(on-screen display.) Kudos to Pizzasgood, who put together a slew of
packages needed to make it all work.
2009.03.09 Mariner and Voyager SFS Packs both updated to version 4b5
Some housekeeping is automated
upon login with Pup-Dip-Gui. It
cleans Internet cache, (but not your history,) Rox-Filer image
thumbnail cache and updates dynamic links (ldconfig.) If you prefer to
do these manually, you can move the symlink /Startup/pup-dip-gui to the
accompanying DisabledItems folder.
- A few cosmetic updates including one that corrects information
displayed during boot up on systems without a Linux-swap partition.
- Wallpaper setter modified to work better with Conky.
- Console-LHP (/usr/bin/rxvt-LHP) has font reduced from 20 to 17.
- New skin 'CompactBlack' for VLC.
- In Mariner SFS, expanded LookNFeelMariner Panel with KDE's Update
- Placed Save2Flash on KDE Desktop. This is only needed if your
pup-save resides on a USB Flash drive.
- Brought back 3D-Demo graphics benchmark from MU's 3D Control
2009.02.20 Lighthouse 4.1.2 Beta 4 released PuppyLinux
footprint of Lighthouse Base ISO to 198M by moving KDE, Firefox, Flash
Java to Mariner SFS. Base still has IceWM, JWM, SeaMonkey &
GIMP, plus Audacious, Audacity, VLC, Mplayer & PB Screensaver.
support up to 24 SFS
application packs. SFS files are highlighted as they are mounted during
boot-up. Added more mime-type icons in
Rox-Filer. Edit-SFS updated with terminal status window during
mksquashfs operation. Console-LHP
updated to aterm with a bit of transparency and larger fonts for those
of us with less-than-perfect vision.
SFS compatibility with official Puppy 4.x much improved. Two Lighthouse Configuration Panels,
Standard LookNFeel for Base ISO and an expanded LookNFeelMariner. XScreenSavers and extra games moved
to Voyager SFS.
Base / Mariner ISOs
- IceWM, JWM, GIMP
2.6.2, Seamonkey, StreamTuner,
- Audacious, Audacity, Mplayer, OpenMovieEditor, RealPlayer, VLC Media Player, XINE
- Pburn-2.0.9, Fotoxx,
gtkam, Conky system
monitor, updated Edit-SFS-LHP squash file editor
(Puppy-Software-Installer), Gslapt 0.4.0 Slackware Package Management, Wine
- PuppyBasicScreensaver, Tuxtype2 - fun way to improve typing
- Phelp Command line getting started
tips, Pupver software versions
init script by Leon Zobec supports up
to 24 SFS application packs
If you use Grub bootloader for
LHP 4, add 'max_loop=28' to the end of the 'kernel' line and reboot.
When using SFS files, they are displayed during boot up and in
tweaked Puppy BootManager
|kernel /vmlinuz max_loop=28
- For faster boot,
Lighthouse 4.1.2 copies to RAM only if boot option 'pfix=copy' or pup
modes 6,7 or 77.
- KDE 3.5.10, K3b
1.05, Firefox 3.06, Java 1.6u7, Thunderbird Email, Sunbird Calendar, Azureus 18.104.22.168
- Amarok 1.4.10
- rediscover your music, GQView,
GKrellM System Monitor, TestDisk, PhotoRec
w/SuperKaramba & LiquidWeather++ desktop applet in
- 35 kdegames-3.5.10, Noatun, KScreensavers, Juk Jukebox &
- Improved compatibility
with Puppy 4.1.2, MarinerSetup and Uninstall Wizards