Miscellaneous other known
This page documents all the known issues that does not fit into
other categories. Some of the issues have workarounds to make it
work, some don't.
- Guvcview crash when attempting to capture video.
Cause: portaudio library (used by guvcview) has
incompatibilities with recent version of ALSA libraries
included in Fatdog64 800.
Workaround: Before capturing video, click the "Audio
Controls" tab and change the "Input Device" from default,
or sysdefault to something else.
- ROX crashes often. At the time or writing, have unexplained
ROX crash on certain systems using radeon hardware.
Cause: Unknown, possible various reasons.
Workaround: Open terminal, and re-launch ROX, using the
following commands (note: case is important, type them as you
see them here):
killall -9 ROX-Filer
- Printing problem. My printer requires the vendor driver, and
with great difficulty I have installed it. But it still does
Cause: There are a great many reasons why it fails to
Workaround: Your best bet is to jump to the Puppy
Linux forum and ask there. But before you do that, one
of the possible cases is that your printer driver requires ghostscript.
So fire up the package manager, and install ghostscript;
and try printing again. Most of the time you don't even need
to reboot. If that still fails, report the the Puppy Linux
forum as above (and keep ghostscript installed, do not
uninstall it again).
- Sometimes, on certain systems (and on certain video adapters), after
closing VLC (the media player), the VLC icon stays on the panel and
cannot be removed, killed. The only way to remove it is by doing a
hard-kill on it ("killall -9 vlc"). This is a known issue (see: https://forum.manjaro.org/t/zombie-vlc-processes/51744), but it can be avoided by going into VLC's preference settings and change the Video Output preferences from "Auto" to "Xvideo output (XCB)" or closing VLC using CTRL+q shortcut.
Note: as of version 3.0.13 it has been fixed upstream.