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Vectorbie Station => Introducing Yourself => Topic started by: obsolete on August 04, 2009, 08:35:50 pm

Title: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 04, 2009, 08:35:50 pm
well, it's official, i've started vectoring~

i successfully installed the full version and am currently typing from it~

it's so cool, it knew what drivers it needed for almost everything, and i didn't have much trouble with the X configuration~

so i'm happy now =]
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: stretchedthin on August 04, 2009, 08:45:30 pm
Awsome, welcome to Vector.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 04, 2009, 08:52:04 pm
it's different, but i feel comfy with it~

just a few differences in the I/O from Windows OS's, but it's not bad~
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: stretchedthin on August 04, 2009, 09:56:29 pm
Just curious, how did you hear about Vector?
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: flip city on August 05, 2009, 07:48:36 am
Excellent...and so it begins... ;)
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: M0E-lnx on August 05, 2009, 08:04:38 am
Welcome to vl.
And just curious...

What is with the "~" in your posts? I'm beginning to wonder if you got or need a differenty keyboard layout, or if they're intentional (no problem if they are) ;)
... Just curious.
 ::) ???
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 05, 2009, 04:37:19 pm
the wiggly marks are because i'm happyyy~~~

and i found VL after looking through a list of distro's on linux.org

and now i must figure out how to run openMosix~
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 05, 2009, 05:56:57 pm
X died and now i can't boot into VL and i'm sad ;_;
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: flip city on August 05, 2009, 07:25:35 pm
X died and now i can't boot into VL and i'm sad ;_;

Check here for help if necessary. http://www.x.org/wiki/FAQ (http://www.x.org/wiki/FAQ)
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 05, 2009, 08:46:56 pm
X died and now i can't boot into VL and i'm sad ;_;

Can you boot into text mode (linux-tui)?

Tell us more about what "X died" means and someone can probably get you going again.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 06, 2009, 03:10:34 am
when i say "X died" i mean it gives me an error regarding X, then it stops booting, so i can't use any tools to try to fix it... and there isn't a linux-tui boot...
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: brokndodge on August 08, 2009, 07:50:38 am
press ctrl-alt-F2 at the same time and you will get a text terminal to debug from.  often times you just need one clean shutdown to get it back in order.  happens to me occasionally when my battery dies.  for some reason the primary console with the pretty graphics doesn't always get to a login prompt.  but one of the secondary consoles will still work. 

once logged in as root, try just typing:

# reboot

Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 08, 2009, 09:30:19 am
ctrl-alt-F2 at the same time as what?
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: flip city on August 08, 2009, 01:02:21 pm
Ho obsolete,
 At the same time means holding down all three of those keys together. :P
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 09, 2009, 05:27:55 am
well i feel stupid >< i know at the same time together..... but when do i push them?
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: flip city on August 09, 2009, 09:27:32 am
well i feel stupid >< i know at the same time together..... but when do i push them?

You would press the keys after you try to boot VL and it stops; giving you the error message. In your earlier post you mentioned that VL stops booting and gives an error message. At that point press the three keys and follow the directions by brokndodge. Have you checked the link I recommended, to determine what type of error message you get and what to do with it ? Don't be discouraged...keep going  ;)
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: obsolete on August 09, 2009, 10:09:52 am
ok, so now i go and try that and see what it says...
Title: Re: yay~
Post by: sledgehammer on August 09, 2009, 09:23:07 pm
I am concerned that you don't get the linux-tui boot option.  Does this mean that it stops before you get the blue vector log-on screen or that you mean that it goes to that screen but only gives you the linux and not the linux-tui option? If the latter, I doubt that Vector 6.0 standard (I presume this is what you mean by "full version") is properly installed.