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Title: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 11, 2009, 09:02:27 pm
Please tell us about your experiences with this release.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: M0E-lnx on November 12, 2009, 01:44:44 pm
What a fantastic release!.

I needed to ease up my VM environment abit now that the gui installer for SOHO 6 is almost ready, so I thought I'd give this a spin.
Working great so far.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 12, 2009, 07:53:03 pm
I changed the size of all fonts to 18pt using:

Settings > Appearance > Fonts

However the fonts in the menu bar (or top panel, whatever it's called) of Firefox are still quite small.

The same is true for Gslapt and I assume all other programs.

Usually KDE changes all of the font sizes in the menu bar.

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 12, 2009, 08:16:59 pm
Neo, I am unable to duplicate your problem. When I go to Control Center > Appearance & Themes > Fonts > Window Title, change the font and click "Apply", the windows, including Firefox, change to my selected font. Did you click the "Apply" button after making changes?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 12, 2009, 08:31:10 pm
Neo, I am unable to duplicate your problem. When I go to Control Center > Appearance & Themes > Fonts > Window Title, change the font and click "Apply", the windows, including Firefox, change to my selected font. Did you click the "Apply" button after making changes?

Yes I did.
I actually did it twice to be sure, but no joy.

Here's another interesting problem.
The time displayed in VL is always wrong, even when it is correct in the BIOS.
I have it set for my time zone, always set date and time according to my time zone, and also set to always check the North American server, but it is always wrong.

The time problem isn't unique to Vector, other distro's have been experiencing the same issue.
The time difference is always exactly five hours earlier than it really is - exactly 5.

Now that we're past midnight, the displayed time is exactly seven hours later than it really is.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 12, 2009, 10:27:42 pm
I just installed VL 6 KDE Final tonight (well technically last night).

I've been booting and rebooting several different distro's over the last five hours.

This time when I tried to boot into VL 6 KDE Final, it told me that my partition had not been mounted in 49,750 days (that's over 136 years) and forced a check.

It rebooted and now I was dumped into a terminal login instead of GUI and had to startx manually.

I had the same issue with VL 6 KDE RC1.

Title: default kernel of Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic ?
Post by: vincent2 on November 13, 2009, 04:36:43 am
what 's the  default kernel in VL6.0 KDE classic?2.6.27.38 or 2.6.27.34 or 2.6.27.29?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 13, 2009, 05:27:36 am
@vincent2: Kernel 2.6.27.29.

@Neo: If your time is exactly 5 hours off, the discrepancy is usually caused by your VL installation being configured to assume that the hardware clock is set to GMT, when it is actually local time. If Windows is amongst the OS's you use on this machine, that is the way it will set it up. You can change this behavior by using vasm > hardware > zoneset.

Further speculation: Your CMOS battery could be bad and your machine loses settings when you power down. When the OS loads, it checks the time server and resets the clock, but until then it is wrong. This causes a forced file system check. The filesystem most susceptible to doing this is ext2. Reiserfs or ext3 may work better.

As far as the time jumping two hours at midnight... I don't know (- theme from The Twilight Zone sounds - )  :D
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 14, 2009, 09:41:01 am
I did find a solution to this problem in the PCLinuxOS forums but am unable to replicate it here because I can not find the same file to modify.
Here's the solution from PCLOS:

Quote:
As root, change "UTC=true" to "UTC=false" in the file /etc/sysconfig/clock
Is there a similar file somewhere in Vector where I can make this change?

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 14, 2009, 10:51:22 am
I also found a solution in the Mepis forums which I cannot recreate in Vector.

Quote
In the file

/etc/default/rcS

Set to "UTC=no"

Does anyone know how to make this change in Vector?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 14, 2009, 10:52:37 am
As root, run command "vasm". Continue to  "hardware", then to "zoneset".
Or, just run "vzoneset" directly. First option is to choose UTC or local time.

The above script modifies the file /etc/hardwareclock. I prefer to let the script take care of it instead of manual hacking.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 14, 2009, 11:02:13 am
As root, run command "vasm". Continue to  "hardware", then to "zoneset".
Or, just run "vzoneset" directly. First option is to choose UTC or local time.

The above script modifies the file /etc/hardwareclock. I prefer to let the script take care of it instead of manual hacking.

Thanks again Nightflier,
After my last post I started digging around and used VASM to switch the time from UTC to LOCAL.
It seems to have worked as I've rebooted and the time is now correct!
I was not logged in as root, but VASM did ask me for my password.
If the problem returns, I'll try logging in as root and make the changes you've outlined above.
Thanks again for your help, I do appreciate it.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 16, 2009, 11:29:41 pm
Neo, I am unable to duplicate your problem. When I go to Control Center > Appearance & Themes > Fonts > Window Title, change the font and click "Apply", the windows, including Firefox, change to my selected font. Did you click the "Apply" button after making changes?

Any luck on duplicating this and finding a solution for it?

It's really hard to read the tiny font in the menu's of all the programs like FF.

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 17, 2009, 05:54:09 am
Neo, try going to Menu > Settings > GTK Theme Switcher and change the settings from there.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 17, 2009, 11:43:33 am
Neo, try going to Menu > Settings > GTK Theme Switcher and change the settings from there.

That did the trick Nightflier, you're a genius!

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 19, 2009, 02:00:37 pm
Hi All,
I have an old Xerox printer (which I need to replace shortly) hooked up to my parrallel port.
When I go to Control Center > Peripherals > Printers > Add printer > the local printer section is greyed out.

How do I fix this?

How do I install my printer?

And does anyone have any suggestions for a good all-in-one laser printer that works well with Linux?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 19, 2009, 06:00:00 pm
Make sure your parallel port is initialized on boot.
Use vasm > (super) > hardware > hwset and make sure "parallel" is checked.
Reboot and try again.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 19, 2009, 08:45:39 pm
Make sure your parallel port is initialized on boot.
Use vasm > (super) > hardware > hwset and make sure "parallel" is checked.
Reboot and try again.

Done, now I can select the parrallel port that my printer is attached to.
The problem is I can not find a driver for my Xerox P1202.
I do have a driver for this in my Mepis OS and I have been using this printer for years with Linux, there just isn't list any Xerox printers in Vector.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 20, 2009, 05:14:11 am
The OpenPrinting database recommends the "hpijs-pcl5e" driver:
http://www.linuxprinting.org/show_printer.cgi?recnum=Xerox-DocuPrint_P1202
All you should need is the PPD file (look for the link that says "directly download PPD").

When you install the printer using the KDE interface, click the "Other" button when it comes time to select your printer. Navigate to the downloaded ppd file and select it.

If the included hplip-2.8.12-i586-2vl60 package doesn't do it, try upgrading to hplip-3.9.2-i586-1vl60 using gslapt. The later version has a much smaller printer selection, but PCL 4/5 is one choice.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 20, 2009, 09:46:10 pm
I just bought a Samsung SCX-4521FG all in one printer.
It comes with a Linux driver on a cd.

When I use the control center to add a printer it doesn't even list Samsung.

I don't know how to install the printer driver from the cd.

It has a few programs on it marked "autorun" and even one marked "scx4x21.install" but for the life of me I can't use the terminal to even access my cdrom!

I am assuming if I run one of these programs I should be off to the races but I need some help in getting started.

At this point I am considering copying the entire Linux folder to a directory and trying it from that approach but think there must be an easier way.

I only have a few days to test this printer out and return it if I have any problems, after that it becomes an expensive paper weight.

If someone could please help me I would greatly appreciate it.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 21, 2009, 05:25:00 am
The question about the printer really should go in a separate topic, but since time is of the essence:

I must give Samsung credit, on their web site, the driver downloads are listed in alphabetical order. The Linux driver is prominently dislplayed instead of hidden away.

Insert your CD, it should cause a pop-up window asking you what you want to do. Select "open in new window".

Next open a terminal and become root. Enter command "mount" to see where the CD is mounted. It will most likely be /mnt/cdrom. Change to that directory and execute the autorun file:
Code: [Select]
cd /mnt/cdrom
./autorun
Closely watch the output for any error messages.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Dani Filth on November 22, 2009, 06:42:06 am
Just installed on my laptop, and it runs really fast compared to other KDE (even version 3) distros. It does seem solid and stable too, with bigger repo (some packages that I had to manually install are now available in Gslapt).

Really nice distro, big thanks to the team for the release  ;D
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 22, 2009, 03:55:24 pm
The question about the printer really should go in a separate topic, but since time is of the essence:

I must give Samsung credit, on their web site, the driver downloads are listed in alphabetical order. The Linux driver is prominently dislplayed instead of hidden away.

Insert your CD, it should cause a pop-up window asking you what you want to do. Select "open in new window".

Next open a terminal and become root. Enter command "mount" to see where the CD is mounted. It will most likely be /mnt/cdrom. Change to that directory and execute the autorun file:
Code: [Select]
cd /mnt/cdrom
./autorun
Closely watch the output for any error messages.

Thanks again   Nightflier.
I downloaded the latest driver package from Samsung and it installed just great.
Even the scanner works.

For scanning I can only find Kooka, I  have Xsane installed but it does not appear in any of the menus.

Any ideas?

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 22, 2009, 06:48:01 pm
Yeah, looks like there is no launcher for Xsane. Open a terminal and launch it manually with command "xsane". If all works well, add a menu entry manually by right-clicking the menu button and select "Menu Editor". I'm sure you can take it from there  :)
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Dani Filth on November 22, 2009, 07:01:45 pm
After successfully installed on my laptop w/o any issues, I tried to install VL KDE 3.5 on my home PC desktop too. Now I have 3 problems :

1/ My parents require me to leave a Windows partition for them (they just can't get used to Linux), and it's Windows 7. With previous version of 'doze like XP, VL detected the partition perfectly. However, I think with 'doze 7, it created a 100MB partition during installation, thus, VL failed to detect the system files, lilo only shows me the available Linux options and I have to manually edit and add 'doze to lilo.

2/ My PC screen resolution can be up to 1280x1024, but VL doesn't show me that option in Configure Desktop and only allows 1024x768 as maximum resolution (fyi, during installation, I chose "VESA" when it asked for screen settings).

3/ Wheel on mouse doesn't work, I can't scroll up & down in the page as it's supposed to work

Please tell me how do I get the 2nd & 3rd issues resolved, I will provide details if needed, thank you  ;)

EDIT : I used VXCONF now, and screen resolution issue is solved. But there's another issue with sound, there's no sound at all, even though flash works fine on web browser

Cheers!
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 22, 2009, 08:48:05 pm
After successfully installed on my laptop w/o any issues, I tried to install VL KDE 3.5 on my home PC desktop too. Now I have 3 problems :

1/ My parents require me to leave a Windows partition for them (they just can't get used to Linux), and it's Windows 7. With previous version of 'doze like XP, VL detected the partition perfectly. However, I think with 'doze 7, it created a 100MB partition during installation, thus, VL failed to detect the system files, lilo only shows me the available Linux options and I have to manually edit and add 'doze to lilo.

2/ My PC screen resolution can be up to 1280x1024, but VL doesn't show me that option in Configure Desktop and only allows 1024x768 as maximum resolution (fyi, during installation, I chose "VESA" when it asked for screen settings).

3/ Wheel on mouse doesn't work, I can't scroll up & down in the page as it's supposed to work

Please tell me how do I get the 2nd & 3rd issues resolved, I will provide details if needed, thank you  ;)

EDIT : I used VXCONF now, and screen resolution issue is solved. But there's another issue with sound, there's no sound at all, even though flash works fine on web browser

Cheers!

I also had a problem with sound, however I resolved it by opening "Kmix" and playing with the settings.
I think I had to adjust the PCM volume.
By the way I remember seeing someone post in the Mepis forums that he had difficulty dual booting with Win 7 as well.
It apparently does some funny things above and beyond what earlier versions of Windows did.
If I remember correctly you have to be very careful when resizing the Win 7 partition.

I don't have a link to that post handy but it may be worth your while looking it up.

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Neo on November 23, 2009, 08:16:42 pm
Yeah, looks like there is no launcher for Xsane. Open a terminal and launch it manually with command "xsane". If all works well, add a menu entry manually by right-clicking the menu button and select "Menu Editor". I'm sure you can take it from there  :)

Thanks Nightflier, that did the trick!
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Dani Filth on November 25, 2009, 05:44:47 am
I also had a problem with sound, however I resolved it by opening "Kmix" and playing with the settings.
I think I had to adjust the PCM volume.
By the way I remember seeing someone post in the Mepis forums that he had difficulty dual booting with Win 7 as well.
It apparently does some funny things above and beyond what earlier versions of Windows did.
If I remember correctly you have to be very careful when resizing the Win 7 partition.

I don't have a link to that post handy but it may be worth your while looking it up.


Thanks Neo,

I played with KMix for a while, but still no luck even though I have adjust the bar up and down for all the choices there (PCM, Speaker... etc, in fact, all of them)

As for partitioning with Win 7, it was missing after installing, but simply modify lilo.conf and add Windows in it works just fine  :)
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 25, 2009, 06:17:05 am
Dani, try this: As root, in a terminal, run "alsaconf" to set up your sound card again. Next run "alsamixer" and adjust volumes.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: ppetitjean on November 25, 2009, 07:26:54 am
Nice distro, just working fast.
No real issue.
Do you intend to put Digikam in the repo?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: w2ibc on November 25, 2009, 04:05:16 pm
i love kde 3.5 hopefully you guys keep it going.

got it installed on the lappy and now its working great everything works as it (at least so far) I think this is going to be my lappy os.

I have yet to install on the tower yet. but getting very tempted to
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: kidd on November 26, 2009, 12:58:58 am
i love kde 3.5 hopefully you guys keep it going.

got it installed on the lappy and now its working great everything works as it (at least so far) I think this is going to be my lappy os.

I have yet to install on the tower yet. but getting very tempted to

Yeah, when I tried it everything I tried also worked.  I wanted to do a review, but when everything goes so smooth, the review feels very... well, it doesn't sounds like a review...

Anyway, I posted my experience here http://puntoblogspot.blogspot.com/2009/11/vl-60-kde-classic-review.html .
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: SmartMart on November 26, 2009, 03:58:07 am

Please tell us about your experiences with this release.

Excellent distro - lean, mean and fast!

On the downside:
- I have yet to figure out how to install my HP F2280 printer (no problems with it on any other distro I've tried).
- I have yet to figure out how to install rpm/deb packages but I've seen some mention somewhere about having to convert them.

I will certainly recommend Vector Classic to my friends/associates  :)

Regards!
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 26, 2009, 05:05:36 am
@Kidd: Thank you.  :)

@ppetitjean: Digikam seems to be in demand. I'll look into it after the holidays.

@SmartMart:: There is a newer version of hplip available which may work better for your device. You can install it using gslapt.. If no Vector or Slackware packages are available, read this for rpm packages: http://tropicofvector.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/installing-redhat-rpm-packages-on-vectorlinux-and-possibly-other-distros-using-midnight-commander/
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: SmartMart on November 26, 2009, 05:31:31 am
Many thanks indeed for the link to installing rpm's "the easy way" - much appreciated.
I'll investigate the printer issue later  ;)

Regards
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Dani Filth on November 26, 2009, 06:46:19 am
Dani, try this: As root, in a terminal, run "alsaconf" to set up your sound card again. Next run "alsamixer" and adjust volumes.
Thanks nightflier, that did work. However, after rebooting, the error still persists. I have to "su" -> "alsaconf" again to configure/enable the sound card in order to listen to any sound. Btw, is it just me or, by default it's supposed to have a little icon of the speaker at bottom-right tray for us to adjust the sound/volume?

FYI, my soundcard is detected and shown as "hda-intel - Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio"
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: ppetitjean on November 26, 2009, 07:41:56 am
@ppetitjean: Digikam seems to be in demand. I'll look into it after the holidays.

Thanks. Don't hurry. I just thinks it' a must-have. Picasa works fine too and the rpm is easy to install
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: SmartMart on November 26, 2009, 10:56:02 am
I also had a problem with sound, however I resolved it by opening "Kmix" and playing with the settings.
I think I had to adjust the PCM volume.
By the way I remember seeing someone post in the Mepis forums that he had difficulty dual booting with Win 7 as well.
It apparently does some funny things above and beyond what earlier versions of Windows did.
If I remember correctly you have to be very careful when resizing the Win 7 partition.

I don't have a link to that post handy but it may be worth your while looking it up.



Thanks Neo,

I played with KMix for a while, but still no luck even though I have adjust the bar up and down for all the choices there (PCM, Speaker... etc, in fact, all of them)

As for partitioning with Win 7, it was missing after installing, but simply modify lilo.conf and add Windows in it works just fine  :)

Re your sound issue:
When I first installed VL Classic, I had no sound at all but after looking at the Kmix settings I noticed that the "Front" volume slider was right down at the bottom, which is quite a common error with Linux distros in general. After moving it right to the top, I now have sound. Are you absolutely certain that you
moved the "Front" slider to the top. Incidentally, I have the same sound card as you.

Regards
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 26, 2009, 12:22:22 pm
after rebooting, the error still persists. I have to "su" -> "alsaconf" again to configure/enable the sound card in order to listen to any sound. Btw, is it just me or, by default it's supposed to have a little icon of the speaker at bottom-right tray for us

Normally these settings should stick. How about a little more experimentation?
To get the speaker icon, click Menu > Multimedia > KMix.
Set up your computer the way you want it to be when you start up.
Finally, click Menu > Save Session.
Reboot and see what it does.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: w2ibc on November 26, 2009, 08:41:48 pm
ive actually noticed the "speaker" dont show up in the task bar ether. i did think that was supposed to show up automatically

now going multimedia -> kmix will make it show, but im thinking somewhere there should be a setting that will auto load that on startup (at least every other disto i have used w/ kde 3.5 did this) something get left out of config somewhere?

but its not really a big deal.

"Menu > Save Session."

I have not tried yet myself. but i will check that.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: SmartMart on November 27, 2009, 05:58:04 am
Easiest way to do it is to click on your Home icon on the desktop, select "View", and then toggle "Show hidden files" to ON. Navigate your way to the .kde/Autostart folder, drag the Kmix icon from the "Multimedia" menu into the folder and then select "Copy here".

Regards
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Dani Filth on November 27, 2009, 06:05:13 am
Normally these settings should stick. How about a little more experimentation?
To get the speaker icon, click Menu > Multimedia > KMix.
Set up your computer the way you want it to be when you start up.
Finally, click Menu > Save Session.
Reboot and see what it does.
Yay! I saved session, now it works flawlessly after reboot ;D The speaker icon is available in the task bar as well
Thank you very much!

Another (minor) issue I just found out is about K3B, it burned the CD/DVD just fine, but even though I selected "Verify written data", it still automatically ejected the disc after writing without any verification, the progress bar was at 50% only. The discs were written ok though, but I just don't want K3B to finish w/o verifying.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: w2ibc on November 27, 2009, 12:51:56 pm
Normally these settings should stick. How about a little more experimentation?
To get the speaker icon, click Menu > Multimedia > KMix.
Set up your computer the way you want it to be when you start up.
Finally, click Menu > Save Session.
Reboot and see what it does.
Yay! I saved session, now it works flawlessly after reboot ;D The speaker icon is available in the task bar as well
Thank you very much!

Another (minor) issue I just found out is about K3B, it burned the CD/DVD just fine, but even though I selected "Verify written data", it still automatically ejected the disc after writing without any verification, the progress bar was at 50% only. The discs were written ok though, but I just don't want K3B to finish w/o verifying.

Cheers,

IIRC, when the disk ejects reinsert it and it should finish checking the disk
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: DrCR on November 30, 2009, 12:24:51 pm
After successfully installed on my laptop w/o any issues, I tried to install VL KDE 3.5 on my home PC desktop too. Now I have 3 problems :

1/ My parents require me to leave a Windows partition for them (they just can't get used to Linux), and it's Windows 7. With previous version of 'doze like XP, VL detected the partition perfectly. However, I think with 'doze 7, it created a 100MB partition during installation, thus, VL failed to detect the system files, lilo only shows me the available Linux options and I have to manually edit and add 'doze to lilo.

2/ My PC screen resolution can be up to 1280x1024, but VL doesn't show me that option in Configure Desktop and only allows 1024x768 as maximum resolution (fyi, during installation, I chose "VESA" when it asked for screen settings).

3/ Wheel on mouse doesn't work, I can't scroll up & down in the page as it's supposed to work

Please tell me how do I get the 2nd & 3rd issues resolved, I will provide details if needed, thank you  ;)

EDIT : I used VXCONF now, and screen resolution issue is solved. But there's another issue with sound, there's no sound at all, even though flash works fine on web browser

On a side note, I would recommend using Grub hiding whenever using multiple WinOS installs on the same machine.
HowTo: Multiple, Independent WinXP Installs on the Same HardDrive via Grub (http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/installation/66476-howto-multiple-independent-winxp-installs-same-harddrive-via-grub.html).

And additional info for Win6/7:  Hiding Parititons from Vista Installer (http://linuxnewbie.internet.com/forum/showthread.php?t=152255)

DrCR
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: blackbelt_jones on December 01, 2009, 02:49:17 pm
YES!! ;D Love it!!

Because Vector is doesn't use KDE in it's standard release, and releases multiple versions, I'd hoping that they would  do exactly this. 

When I installed it, part of me was a little disappointed.  For Vector, who always releases such beautiful and distinctive desktops, at first glance, it seems like a bit of a vanilla release.  Maybe that's best since Vanilla KDE is a bit of a rare commodity nowadays.

Another independent move from the best of the independent distros. Thanks for being awesome.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nj_jak on December 02, 2009, 02:11:12 am
After having tried this on out on the old lappy for some weeks, I have also installed on the tower now.

xconf could not setup my screen to 1680x1050, but visiting the ATI homepage provided me with the Radeon driver I needed. Looking very good now.
also had to run alsaconf  in a terminal to get sound working.

installed digikam 0.9.6 as per the thread in package requests, openoffice from the repo and danish language support from the repo.

This is now a very fine system, and I might consider NOT to go for 6.0 SOHO

Thank you all for the great effort :)
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: vectorrob on December 21, 2009, 03:05:29 pm
2 Weeks now with Vector and liking it more and more. Just works. can even use my main boxes printer and files, good grief!!!

Now for the desktop

Rob
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Daniel on March 05, 2010, 09:16:28 am
I installed KDE-Classic recently and noticed that during the installation process, I was only given the choice to select/deselect 2 optional packages. I just installed it in VirtualBox for testing and I didn't really need either one of them so I deselected them both. When I finished the installation, I found that EVERYTHING else had been installed. While I don't really mind this time since I was only testing, I don't want to install everything if I put KDE-Classic on my main system. Did it just not show everything for some reason because I was in VirtualBox? Or is that just the way it is?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: M0E-lnx on March 05, 2010, 01:19:02 pm
I installed KDE-Classic recently and noticed that during the installation process, I was only given the choice to select/deselect 2 optional packages. I just installed it in VirtualBox for testing and I didn't really need either one of them so I deselected them both. When I finished the installation, I found that EVERYTHING else had been installed. While I don't really mind this time since I was only testing, I don't want to install everything if I put KDE-Classic on my main system. Did it just not show everything for some reason because I was in VirtualBox? Or is that just the way it is?

The install process can't tell the difference from real hardware to a VM
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on March 05, 2010, 01:59:40 pm
KDE-Classic tries to be quite "complete" out of the box. If you want a minimal system, start with VL Light. It allows a very minimal install, which you can then customize to your liking.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: Daniel on March 05, 2010, 02:16:33 pm
Ok. A related question then: The installer didn't give me a chance to select the display resolution. The monitor's resolution is 1280x1024. The installation's resolution is set at 1024x768 and it won't go any higher. How do I change that and make it 1280x1024?
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on March 05, 2010, 05:50:08 pm
Try booting to text mode (linux-tui), log in as root and run "vxconf". Then test it with "startx".
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: frayja2002 on April 01, 2010, 03:50:11 pm
I was playing with this for a little while but seem to be unable to find the kdm (login) theme manager in the control center.
Am I missing something here?

Also I was wondering how I can change the default bash prompt. I have tried modifying .bashrc (in my local profile) & changed /etc/profile all without effect.
Is there another file somewhere that is controlling this?

Cheers
Alex
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on April 01, 2010, 06:47:23 pm
There is no theme manager for KDM included, sorry.

If you want to change the behavior of the default terminal emulator "konsole", open it and click "Settings" > "Configure Konsole".
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: becleave on May 17, 2010, 11:12:27 am
I just found this release today. Downloaded and installed .
I was surprised how fast the install went . Everything works great on an
IBM Thinkpad R32 .

At first, i had trouble with the networking. As it turns out, myisp went down at the time
 I first booted the installation!

This is the style I love about Vector Linux: simple and fully functional.
As its my first day, I am experimenting with replacing my over 2 year old install of
Vector Linux 5.8 SOHO on my tower pc . Its a hard choice, i love the old FF 2 and got used to
Seamonkey. But that can be fixed !

If I would have known about this distro, I would have tried it sooner.
Personally, I did not like the 'non-KDE' VLs .
No, this is the best so  far. Now, to dig in and 'test' for installing on my tower.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: becleave on May 18, 2010, 03:29:54 pm
I recently started a blog, and my last few posts have been VL related.

So, thought i would share :  http://cleaverb.tumblr.com/   .

Positives and negatives of KDE Classic  in todays post.

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: reverendB on June 03, 2010, 02:43:28 am
Hello!

I love the Kde 3 edition. Like i come home. Thanks for your work and for Vector Linux Xfce too!

Danny

Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: bligh on November 11, 2010, 09:15:30 am
I have run vl classic kde3 live, and it looks great.  I have not been able to install the install version to the hdd,  the error says (something unexpected occurred and dumps me to a command line.  Live ran pretty fast on this modest box.
Cheers
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 11, 2010, 05:24:27 pm
If the live installer doesn't work, you may want to download the install-only version and see how it does. That installer runs in a much leaner environment and may do better.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: bligh on November 11, 2010, 07:18:45 pm
I didn't  know there as an installer in the live version.  I was trying to install the install version. 
Cheers
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 11, 2010, 07:29:48 pm
Run the live version and log in as root. The installer should start automatically.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: bligh on November 15, 2010, 07:29:12 pm
When i run the live cd, it dumps me at a login prompt.  If I choose root enter it goes past the install and takes me to a red live desktop.  I don't seem to be able to get to the install.  Any suggestions?
Cheers
Sorry, wrong place, should be in classic-live.
Title: Re: Vector Linux 6.0 KDE-Classic feedback
Post by: nightflier on November 16, 2010, 05:07:31 am
Log in as root at the command prompt. Run "vxconf" to set up X-windows. Then issue command "init 4". That should get you to the login manager. Choose the root account, leave the session set to JWM.

If that doesn't do it, open a terminal and run "vliveinstall" (I'm not 100% on that one, away from home right now).