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Old 10. Jun 2018, 01:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm new at forums so I hope I'm posting this right. I installed the latest version of puppy on a hard drive and everything worked great, but I have downloaded several pup programs. Puppy says they were installed but none will work. Some are even listed in menu but when clicked nothing happens. No error messages... nothing. I uninstalled them and reinstalled them a few times but have the same problems. Puppy will download and install updates... drivers and so forth and all seem to work fine. I am now using Windows again and was trying to get away from that. Help would be appreciated.

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I'm new at forums so I hope I'm posting this right. I installed the latest version of puppy on a hard drive and everything worked great, but I have downloaded several pup programs. Puppy says they were installed but none will work. Some are even listed in menu but when clicked nothing happens. No error messages... nothing. I uninstalled them and reinstalled them a few times but have the same problems. Puppy will download and install updates... drivers and so forth and all seem to work fine. I am now using Windows again and was trying to get away from that. Help would be appreciated.
Also I copied about 26 video files to a folder I created in My Documents and after rebooting I copied more to the same directory. When I went to play files the names of the first ones I placed there was of a lighter color and disabled. They would not load and play. The last ones I placed there played fine. Hope someone knows something about this stuff, cause it seems very weird to me.
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We need more information before anyone can help.
  • Have you dual booted Puppy with Windows on the same computer or is Puppy installed on its own?
  • Which process did you use to install/uninstall the Puppy programs?
  • How did you copy the video files and what was the source?

Overall I have zero experience with Puppy but it would not be among my own choices for anyone wanting to move from Windows. Depending on the hardware specs of your computer, something like Zorin Lite (not their main version) would be far better and much easier to manage.

https://zorinos.com/download/lite/
https://www.techsupportalert.com/fre...tml#post123404
https://www.techsupportalert.com/fre...tml#post123266
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Overall I have zero experience with Puppy but it would not be among my own choices for anyone wanting to move from Windows
Then how can you say this??
One of the design features of Puppy was that it would be easier to move to from Windows than other versions of Linux.
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Then how can you say this??
One of the design features of Puppy was that it would be easier to move to from Windows than other versions of Linux.
Too major reasons.

First, minimal installations like this always require additional software and the OP has already gotten into trouble doing this which is pretty much par for new migrants to Linux. Other distributions have a far more complete set of software included.

Second is hardware support (or lack thereof), especially for things such as network cards and touchpads.
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Then how can you say this??
One of the design features of Puppy was that it would be easier to move to from Windows than other versions of Linux.
I used to use Puppy Linux. It's never been a great Windows replacement. The key design benefits were small size for running from a CD/DVD. and support of older, slower computers. I don't think that this changed in the last couple of years:
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/NoobHelp
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