Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is Released

April 2, 2011 - Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is released!

Download version 5.2.5 from Get lupu-525.iso or explore the folder.
Download version 5.2.5 from Get lupu-525.iso or explore the folder.
MD5 Checksum: b6658ab75cd5d48f358f0ee31b06b934
ISO Size: 128MB

desktop image of lupu 525
Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 desktop with first-run and browser wizards.

New in Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 (released April 2, 2011):

  • Bash 4.1.0, Syslinux 4.03, e2fsprogs 1.41.14, JWM 500, Gnumeric 1.10.13;
  • updated PBurn and Gnome-MPlayer 1.02;
  • built from Woof of February 26, 2011.

Lucid Puppy 5.2 (released January 5, 2011):

  • is still compatible with Ubuntu packages;
  • has QuickSet for point-and-click desktop configuration;
  • has QuickPet for updates, diagnostics, and package installs;
  • has alternative window managers (XFCE, Fluxbox) through the package manager;
  • includes language packs for 11 different languages;
  • a true Puppy Linux built using Woof, the magical build script of Chief Developer Barry Kauler.

Announcement and Release Notes

Forum discussion

Tips and Tricks

Added by raffy April 2, 2011 (7:10AM)

madshib on May 24, 2011 (10:01AM)

This has to be one of the most impressive distros I've come across. With that said, I've exposed my newbie colors to many already.

Kidding aside, I think this is an incredible bundle. When I checked it out on distrowatch, I wasn't sure if it would be all that was described...but it surprised me to say the least. I had to call my brother to grab his old Dell Inspiron laptop to give it a whirl.

Specs: Inspiron 2650, Pentium 3 1.6 Ghz, 128 meg ram, 20 Gig HD, Windoze Xpee.
Bottom line - XP with anti virus = frozen on bootup (memory pig) therefore it sat in the garage. ;)

I GParted and formatted to ext4 FS and installed Puppy and GRUB. I think the formatting took longer than the install, but now the laptop runs like it's on steroids! I think I'll pay the $3.90 for the memory upgrade (lol) to 256 meg. It runs, dare I say, better than my old A600 or A3000!

Great distro, great forum support, great hardware revitalizer.

Great work to everyone involved and thank you!

mrdurtal on April 25, 2011 (8:57PM)

One very fine distro and version! Very much enjoyed.


newpup on April 11, 2011 (9:09AM)

Awesome.. This was my first linux full install.
This brought new life to my old netvista. I found a easy one click installer script here:

about 5 minutes I wiped out windows reformatted hard drive and had a grub boot loader automatically.

The quick pet installer is amazing..
I have never installed programs so easily and quickly.
Even Firefox seemed to already have all the plugins like shockwave already in it.
The only thing I have not figured out is to easily slide a program out onto the desktop to make a shortcut. Other than going to a directory and sliding it out.
Still learning Puppy..

It is very cool.

Tip: Look in /usr/share/applications to slide a program out onto the desktop.

Collynce on April 8, 2011 (8:24AM)

the latest release of Lucid Puppy 5.2.5 is just awwwwwesome...
I've tried it and used's amazing.
Congratulations to you guys, you are really changing the world.
I was previously using windows 7 but i've fallen in love with the lucid puppy 5.2.5..I use it as often as possible.
Thumbs up!!
God bless the work of your hands.

raffy on April 3, 2011 (4:53PM)

Review of Puppy Linux 5.2 from Linux Journal:

"Spotlight on Linux: Puppy Linux 5.2"

robiwan on January 26, 2011 (6:43AM)

I found out, that the missing hal service is the reason for the reported VMware issue. Installing and starting the hal service gives the vmplayer-ability back again...

robiwan on January 13, 2011 (6:04AM)

Hi all!

I'm mostly using puppy as base OS for the VMware player. Now i have upgraded to lucid 520 - and the player is NOT working anymore (in lucid 511 it worked great!). I get something like this:

process 15751: Attempt to remove filter 0xb765c7f0 user data 0x82a1ac8, but no such filter has been added
D-Bus not build with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace

Any idea what has changed, and how i can get vmplayer (3.1.0) running again?

Another question. Puppy would be the ideal distro for netbooks. But there is no simple menu structure. The new ubuntu unity mode would be great. Is it possible to use unity in puppy - and who.

great work folks!


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