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Saluki is designed from the ground up for use as a base system for puplet developers. The Saluki Custom Puplet builder is a build system with unmatched precision and ease of use. You can change the apps, change the kernel, rename the sfs files, choose xorgwizard or automatic desktop, trim the zdrive, and customize the look and feel.

Remix your own perfect, production quality puplet in 15 minutes or less.

Lead developer not currently working on the project. Development continues in the form of the Carolina project.


Also on the Wiki
Carolina - fork of Saluki
Fluppy - created by the same developer
SalukiNOP - no office Saluki

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Comment by johnywhy
2012-02-01 01:36:18

i'm a johny come lately here, but i love racy. Here's my 2 cents:

stability and reliability. nothing's more important than stability and reliability. This should be the #1 goal (for any new puppy).

all too often some app on my puppy will break when i install or remove something unrelated. then i have to reinstall the whole puppy from scratch. sometimes there are such issues on a nearly fresh puppy install. maybe a particular app will work right, maybe not.

that's just weak. for an OS that's been around as long as puppy, it should be more stable and reliable.

i believe this issue will relegate puppy to hobby-status forever, until it's addressed. i think it's puppy's #1 flaw.

to achieve greater stability and reliability, devs need to find the SOURCES of INstability and UNreliability.

there are probably many sources:
--missing dependencies is probably just one. If puppy package manager is smart enough to tell me about missing dependencies, it should be smart enough to download and install them for me.
--maybe woof or some other component needs to have more built-in checks and balances to assure compatibility.
--identify certain apps that have trouble on puppy.
--identify certain issues that have been dogging users all along.
--other causes?

i'm just a pup luvr. cheers, and thanks to all devs for your work!
Comment by darkcity
2012-02-04 16:33:39
I have a similar problem. Often programs half work.

I believe using a proper bug tracking system such as github.com would help find and remove bugs. this would not require any more organisation or structure - which are difficult when everything is done on a free or good will basis.

there's a dicussion here
Comment by
2012-02-26 07:58:39
Installed perfectly on my old laptop evo n110 1000mhz cpu with 192 mb ram :) runs awesome! wanted this puppy as it has ucview.
Comment by darkcity
2012-02-26 15:44:45
glad you had good experience ; -)
Comment by
2012-03-03 07:44:46
i love Saluki
Comment by
2012-03-09 01:35:02
how do i # letters etc to be smaller
Comment by CrustyLobster
2012-03-09 07:54:57
Click on the control panel from the menu bottom left and . . . let us know when you find the right facility ;-)
Comment by bignono1
2012-03-12 07:04:32
testing for the sake of my buddy hdh.
Comment by
2012-03-24 12:59:09
Does WIFI for HP6735B work with this distro??
Comment by
2012-03-24 16:07:12
update on above. Download now works and extraction to USB was simple. Saluki worked straight out. Wifi connected immediately and remembers settings on reboot - best wifi puppy i have tried yet. Still testing various programs but so far all ok. Only one issue I can't seem to resolve and that is keyboard layout - my @ sign is relocated to the " and vice versa and my UK currency symbol is now a # which is no good to me. Can't find the correct pound sign anywhere and tried resetting the keyboard language a number of times. This is a shame as fairly basic and if I can't get it to work will mean i dont keep what so far looks to be an otherwise excellent OS - any help appreciated.
Comment by darkcity
2012-03-25 15:12:46

@ someone is asking a similar question here-
BTW in the interest of clearing errors- what happens if you try to download saluki with saluki rather than Macpup with firefox

@ I'm not sure, try asking the same question at-

; -)
Comment by
2012-03-28 16:14:06
Hi further update
Fixed the keyboard issue - i will give the solution in the murga-linux topic above but basically you amend the property of the keyboard setting in the systray
And so yes this is an excellent OS - Well done Jemimah and team I now have Saluki in my Grub4dos options as the default OS on startup and as a full install on my hard drive using a USB stick to load Grub and control the boot.
Oh and all this on an Acer Aspire One Netbook
Now good question about downloading Saluki using Firefox in Saluki, so far I have been testing out the built in Midori - but in the interests of an answer I will go and get firefox and give it a whirl
Comment by
2012-03-28 16:34:08
Keyboard problem solved for Saluki
Comment by darkcity
2012-03-29 13:20:23
great news ; -)
Comment by
2012-03-29 15:56:44
Can't get my new Wikiname to work, however, I downloaded Firefox into Saluki - no problem at all, then used Firefox to download the new Saluki 016 iso - again no problem. Seems the previous issues were Macpup Firefox related
Again well done all round Saluki
Upgrade to Saluki 016 from 015 was straightforward once I found the instructions in the MurgaLinux thread - buried somewhere around page 135 from memory

Comment by
2012-04-02 11:02:59
Please add pptp ... a lot of people are using VPN
/usr/sbin/ ... no pptp :/
Comment by
2012-04-04 01:27:01
Greetings from Finland!
First time I tested Saluki. Extremely good work. Everything has worked so far.
Keep up the good work!
Comment by
2012-04-14 12:25:12
un bel sistema operativo, preciso e semplice.
Comment by
2012-04-15 20:01:55
I've been playing with Saluki 15 and 18 and am very pleased with the look and feel of XFCE. However, I miss Pupradio and prefer the older volume control that was just a vertical bar rather than opening the mixer. Sure would be great if Puppy could go to an automated update process rather than new ISOs for each new release. Thanks to everyone who is making this happen. I've played with half a dozen distros and keep coming back to Puppy.
Comment by darkcity
2012-04-16 13:58:21
the other volume control is Retrovol and can be installed via PET, PupRadio probably can too ?
Comment by
2012-08-21 04:27:04
testing on 64 bit system seems ok
i have a adaptec 29160 ultra wide scsi adaptor
will not recognise any drives on this
no real problem as i would install on usb drive
thanks for the time and trouble
Comment by darkcity
2012-08-21 07:21:38
Hi blacksock

unfortunately I can't answer your query. Please head on over to the Saluki Forum for more help-
Comment by s243a
2017-12-30 01:03:48
One should add to this Puppy that is based on "Racy 5.2 with Xfce". The page seems locked so I can't edit it.
Comment by s243a
2017-12-30 01:08:52
I should also add that I'm not sure that the http://saluki-linux.com links work anymore so maybe they should be flagged as broken. They sort of seem like they work but don't give me what I expect.

Fortunately this pet is available on smokey for anyone that wants it:

, as was mentioned on the main thread.
Comment by s243a
2017-12-30 01:24:27
I also think that we should link on this page to the developers previous project:

and mention the developers name, "jemimah"
Comment by darkcity
2018-03-10 08:25:21
I've added a wikilink to Fluppy and replace saluki-linux link with an archive link.
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