Lighthouse Pup Lighthouse 64 6.02 Release Notes Lighthouse Pup
Lighthouse 64 Help

Lighthouse 64 is loosely based on Fatdog 64 511, but has a newer kernel from a recent Fatdog 64, many core updates from Slackware64 14.0 and significant customizations unique to Lighthouse 64.

Except maybe for CUPS Printer drivers, do not use 32-bit Puppy Pet packages in Lighthouse 64; most of them won't work. Instead begin with the Update icon on the desktop, then use the Install icon for more 64-bit applications via the Lighthouse website or PPM (Puppy Package Manager.) PPM can access Slackware 64, Slacky 64 and Salix 64 repositories.

The core files, Pet packages and SFS add-ons are xz compressed for a size reduction of more than 20% vs. gz compression.

With major core updates in this release, upgrading a save file from LH64 5.15 and earlier is not recommended; but if
an upgrade is required--and you back up your L64save file first, remember that display drivers, Wine applications and any apps with compiled kernel modules such as VirtualBox may need to be reinstalled.

If you experience a blank screen or problems with the text-mode console, try typing
setfont (or reboot and enter vesa at the LiveCD boot menu.) More information here and here.

If the display seems OK, but the console fonts are way too small, exit X to command line and type setfont big, or boot with
lhp video=800x600 or lhp video=640x480 or lhp video=1024x600  These options only affect the console when kernel modesetting is active.

To reconfigure the open source Xorg display drivers, close any open applications, click Menu -> Setup -> Xorg Video Wizard -> XorgWizard -> Choose. To install the very latest proprietary drivers you'll need to install the Devx-L64.sfs with BootManager in the System Menu first, reboot, then download and install the x86_64 or amd64 drivers direct from ATI or Nvidia's website.

The online Tips link above is a good place to get acquainted with Lighthouse. Local Lighthouse 64 FAQs are here (adapted from Fatdog's.) Puppy Linux has an online FAQ. Most local documentation is in HTML or plain text format at /usr/share/doc. (This folder contains additional documentation if the Devx-L64.sfs is loaded.)