I am a relatively new Puppy user, running Wary on an older Averatec laptop (256 RAM). I'm having an issue with a mini wireless USB adapter driver (made by RoHS, http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HYHZJY/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00) and the post at http://puppylinux.info/topic/rosewill-usb-wireless-problem most closely resembled my problem. The driver cd is not in the inf format, it is an exe file, and so the converter that comes with Puppy doesn't work. The cd came with a linux driver, but it is not compatible with Puppy either. I have searched fruitlessly for a solution and come up dry. Any suggestions? Should I buy a different USB adapter?
RoHS Mini Wireless USB(4 posts) (2 voices)
USB devices with ralink chip are generally well supported in Puppy Linux.
Thanks Raffy. I took your previous advice and installed racy on my machine. The driver works! It automatically recognized the wireless usb. My computer keeps stalling out though, and it looks like my memory keeps getting maxed out (I'm looking at the red graph next to the time). I'm wondering if I installed to my hard disk and didn't run from RAM if this would fix the problem...however, I've tried copying the files from CD and it freezes when copying files.
Still a vast improvement though.
The red graph at the task bar is about CPU usage. The usual cause of high CPU usage is Flash in Web pages. To prevent that, in Firefox, I add the Flashblock extension. However, I guess Seamonkey doesn't have it, but you can use Adblock instead. (If you really don't want Flash [as when your PC can't play it], delete libflashplayer in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and restart your browser.)
Even if you boot from CD, just copy the puppy_racy sfs to the hard drive partition where you have the save file, and tell puppy at boot time
so that it does not load the sfs to RAM.
Copying from CD using an old CD drive (or new drive but tricky CD) can be hit and miss, but there is no harm retrying. :)
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