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Title: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Masta on May 04, 2011, 10:54:11 pm
Please post bug reports, comments and suggestions for VL-7.0 RC-1 here. We're looking forward to your feedback and input.
                 
   Thanks
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: newt on May 05, 2011, 09:36:48 am
The ISO boot process indicates that it can be used to boot an already installed system using the syntax "linux root=/dev/hdX# ro", but I thought that the newer kernels will only us sdX#. I just tested using the ISO boot process to boot an already installed system using the 'hdX#' syntax and it kernel paniced indicating it can only find 'sdX#' partitions.  If I'm correct then we should change on the "boot:" screen to indicate the proper syntax for booting an already installed system using the new device designations.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: newt on May 05, 2011, 09:53:38 am
Text installer does not indicate amount of space needed for installation. It says:
Quote
The basic install needs   MB, while the complete install requires around   MB.

Not a big deal, just thought I'd mention it.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 06, 2011, 02:48:31 pm
Flawless installation for RC1. I installed on my Sempron computer--will install on the Athlon 64 this weekend, I hope. I went with the "no Xorg" option and everything seems to be working. I have 1600x1200 resolution, as I should have. hardinfo indicates nouveau as OpenGL Vendor, Gallium 0.4 on NVA5 as Renderer, 2.1 Mesa 7.9.2 as Version, and Yes for Direct Rendering. I used the proprietary NVidia driver for beta 2.1, but will give this nouveau a go. I don't do games except for bubble games.

For the first time I was able to select 1600x1200 as screen resolution during installation. In all previous versions I couldn't install unless I used 1024x768.

I've installed a lot of extra stuff already mostly from the repos. Adobe Flash already has a new version, which I did install. It wouldn't work with Firefox and SeaMonkey until I deleted the ~/.mozilla directory I copied over from VL7b2.1. It did work with Opera, which is interesting because Opera can be a bit reluctant with new versions of Flash. The Opera license agreement text is not showing up.

Firefox and SeaMonkey refuse to run as root. I get this:
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root:# seamonkey

(seamonkey-bin:6853): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
**
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)

I have to do Control-C to get to a prompt.

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root:# firefox

(firefox:7443): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed.
**
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2279:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
Aborted
It does go back to a prompt.

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root:# opera
opera: Session management problem: Authentication Rejected, reason : None of the authentication protocols specified are supported and host-based authentication failed

Nevertheless, it starts.

That's all I've had time for. I'm very glad we're at the Release Candidate stage. It's looking very good.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 07, 2011, 05:25:23 pm
Tried to install with vinstall-iso-ng, however, the system froze after initial
install start.
This happened 3 times. Will make no further attempts this way
since somehow it messed up the drive partition. Had to disconnect it.
Did now some cleaning and reformatting and drive runs OK again.
It could mean as well that the HD is defective. Just a coincidence may be.

Will see If I can burn a CD with HP2133.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 07, 2011, 08:53:31 pm
Successfully burned a CD with HP-2133 Mini-Notebook. The installer does start in HP-2133,
 however, it is hard to read since it seems it does not fit the screen. It is too large and therefore
letters flow into each other or cannot be read at all as they disapper under next heading.
I gave option "gui vga=791" which seems to be ignored once the gui is up.

I just tried the installer on my desktop and there a window opens asking you
for the screen settings. In HP-2133 no such window opened.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 08, 2011, 10:27:25 pm
After about a week of running 7.0 beta 2.1 on my new samsung Rf11 S03, general corruption seemed to seep in.  WICD would not work and windows operated weirdly, mainly by not allowing Alt-tab to change screens and by not showing the closing X or the minimize - at the upper right.  So tonight in installed RC-1 and WICD began working again but the windows still look weird and Alt-tab as well as the closing and minimizing box at the upper right don't work.  Changing the screen resolution does not help.  I suspect this was a problem with beta 2.1 which I have somehow imported into RC-1 (I did not reformat my home drive when installing).  But its a serious problem right now.  Sorry I can't think of more detail.  Just weird windows on some programs but not others.  Another example.  In firefox when I click on File at the upper left and try to drag the mouse down to Quit, the window with Quit at the bottom disappears and to close firefox I have to type Q while the window is open.  For another example, if, while typing this post, I load thunderbird, it loads fine but there is no way I know of to get back to this window without closing thunderbird.

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vikram on May 08, 2011, 11:48:45 pm
I have got the 7.0 RC1 ISO , Is it not possible to boot from USB Stick? I tried , but I got Kernel Panic..Can someone tell me what I have to append in Kernel line?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 09, 2011, 12:28:35 am
I think I figured out my problem, or at least the great part of it.  I used skel in the vasm (non-super-user) menu, reset everything and now it looks pretty good.  The problems mentioned in my immediately prior post, at least, are solved.  Whew!

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 09, 2011, 01:02:10 am
Made  a CD installation onto the same disk partition which somehow got
messed up when trying to install with vinstall. Installation took at least one hour.

I choose fluxbox as my first desktop and it opened. Then I choose the systems
choice which I assumed would be xfce4, however, ended in a fail safe. Then
I found that xfce4 had not been installed. ???

Tried awesome and it opened, yet the menu ist just xterm. Quite awesome I must say. ;)

Internet was connected and alsamixer working. Will try more tomorrow.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Joncho on May 09, 2011, 08:34:09 am
Hello,

Well, i've installed VL7.0 RC-1 in a Virtualbox, an old Toshiba Satellite laptop, and a P3 clone and had the same problem on all of them, the installation goes right, but when the machine reboots the user i created during installation exist but doesn't accept my password, and root user has a blank password although i'm sure that i stablished a password for it and cannot change this with vasm aparently it change the passwords for my users but it doesn't.

In the other hand, if i install it through the text installer i don't have any problem with my users' passwords, but text installer doesn't let me choose the software i want to install and installs lilo and doesn't give and option to use grub as loader, by the way i used to like better text installer cause i felt it gave more control over the installation process but now it doesn't give me many options about what i want to install on my box.

Until now everything else is working fine, and it looks beautiful.

Thanks for the hard and good work. :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: uelsk8s on May 09, 2011, 01:50:14 pm
Joncho,
something you are not selecting is causing the problem with the password and user.
can you help us figure this out by listing what things you selected in the GUI installer?

The text installer is being rewritten now, unfortunately it isn't finished and we didn't want to hold back this release for it.



Thanks,
Uelsk8s1
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Joncho on May 09, 2011, 02:59:13 pm
It will be my pleasure, i'll reinstall it probably tonight and feedback tomorrow
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 09, 2011, 07:43:31 pm
Today I installed RC1 on the Athlon 64 X2. The monitor is 1280x1024, but I got an "out of sync" message on the monitor before I could install and had to turn off the computer and reboot. I selected 1024x768 and the installation worked fine.

Upon the first reboot, I selected the no xorg option. This did give me 1280x1024.

No problems so far, but I haven't done much installing of additional programs.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: budulay on May 09, 2011, 08:05:43 pm
RC1:
I often get a kernel panic while trying to boot up(often as in more than 50% of the time). I didn't take a picture(don't have a camera), but it was saying something about a page fault and IRQ. Rebooting a couple times makes it go away, until the next boot that is.

Other than that it looks fantastic! Took me a little while to get the old look back on Firefox 4, which is, by the way, quite faster than 3.6.x, and do a lot of other small stuff, but I love it. Using it more than my main VL6 install.

Great job!
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 09, 2011, 08:12:30 pm
Made  a CD installation onto the same disk partition which somehow got
messed up when trying to install with vinstall. Installation took at least one hour.

I choose fluxbox as my first desktop and it opened. Then I choose the systems
choice which I assumed would be xfce4, however, ended in a fail safe. Then
I found that xfce4 had not been installed. ???

Tried awesome and it opened, yet the menu ist just xterm. Quite awesome I must say. ;)

Internet was connected and alsamixer working. Will try more tomorrow.

It is a bad burn. xap and xfce4 files are corrupted. md5sum of iso file OK.
Try and try again. :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 09, 2011, 11:57:13 pm
Made  a CD installation onto the same disk partition which somehow got
messed up when trying to install with vinstall. Installation took at least one hour.

I choose fluxbox as my first desktop and it opened. Then I choose the systems
choice which I assumed would be xfce4, however, ended in a fail safe. Then
I found that xfce4 had not been installed. ???

Tried awesome and it opened, yet the menu ist just xterm. Quite awesome I must say. ;)

Internet was connected and alsamixer working. Will try more tomorrow.

It is a bad burn. xap and xfce4 files are corrupted. md5sum of iso file OK.
Try and try again. :)

I seem to be unable to burn a CD properly with HP-2133. The same files about 25 of xap and xfce4
are always corrupted.

What I did now I mounted the iso file and "upgradepkg -i" installed those files correctly. I am sending
this out from VL7-RC1.

Should the installer not give a warning that files are corrupted and abort? I watched it saying installing those
files like xfce4-* yet they were not installed.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: gnomic on May 10, 2011, 03:46:00 am
Posting quickly as I'll be away for a couple of days. Live session on the BETA1. On startup when the desktop comes up I get a message about dbus and wicd having some kind of problem getting together. As vector I can't get wicd to run at all, after brief attempts. Logged out and back in as root - still get the error message but wicd will run and allow a wireless connection after being told the interface is eth1. Afraid I didn't record the exact text. Hmmm, will just have quick look for a wicd log. Nope, can't see anything relevant there right now. This is a ThinkPad z60m with i915 integrated graphics and Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2915ABG [Calexico2] wifi. So there may be some glitch around wifi connections and wicd. User permissions?

It would be nice if wicd could autoconfigure, ie pick up the wired and wireless interfaces and write them into its config as seen in prefs pane. wicd log presently shows lots of hunting about for an interface, wired eth0 not present or configured I think it was repeatedly. Believe I have seen this auto config done elsewhere.

Just by the by, in syslog there is quite a bit of the following.

'May 10 08:46:40 vector gdmgreeter[3551]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_get_boolean: assertion `key_file != NULL' failed
May 10 08:46:40 vector gdmgreeter[3551]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_get_string: assertion `key_file != NULL' failed
May 10 08:46:40 vector gdmgreeter[3551]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_get_string: assertion `key_file != NULL' failed
May 10 08:46:40 vector gdmgreeter[3551]: GLib-CRITICAL: g_key_file_get_locale_string: assertion `key_file != NULL' failed
May 10 08:46:40 vector last message repeated 5 times'
Several episodes of this interspersed with other events.

Also, in dmesg I see this as last entry so far:

[ 1191.969609] xfce4-notifyd[4022]: segfault at 0 ip 0804db67 sp bfb5ebd0 error 4 in xfce4-notifyd[8048000+a000]

Hope this helps. Will have another look after a few days.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 10, 2011, 01:13:36 pm
When I try to start Inkscape on either of the two desktop computers, I get this:
inkscape: error while loading shared libraries: libpoppler.so.12: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I copied the library and symlink from my VL7 b2.1 partition and things are now working.

Do I remember correctly that we can expect K3B in the final release of VL7 Standard? I hope we can have a package *now* as I really miss K3B. I don't want any more of KDE than I need for K3B.

I've installed lots of packages and a few third-party programs and so far things are doing well on RC1.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: InTheWoods on May 10, 2011, 01:50:25 pm
As per Pita's quote I too am unable to install from an iso file.
Quote
Tried to install with vinstall-iso-ng, however, the system froze after initial
install start.

Where does one find vinstall-iso-ng? I have been using vinstall-iso successfully up untill now. VL7 RC1 will not install with vinstall-iso and the VL& RC1 iso.

I get the following message
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Preparing initrd...
gzip: loop/isolinux/initrdimg: No such file or directory
ERROR: cannot decompress initrd. from ISO-file
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Joncho on May 10, 2011, 02:20:42 pm
Hello people,

I installed VL7.0 RC-1 on a Virtualbox again last night and i got the same problem with my user accounts, this is how i did the installation:

- Booted the Installation CD.

- Hit enter to start GUI installer.

- Selected 1024x768 resolution.

- Localization Settings configured this way: Language=Spanish, Keyboard Layout=spain, Keyboard Mode=Generic 105-key (intl) PC.

- Used only one 10Gb partition that was previously on the hard drive.

- Formated it as an ext4 file system.

- Selected Full Installation.

- After installations just selected default grub configuration and clicked "next" button.

- Regional Settings: Localtime, "America/Tegucigalpa".

- When installer asked for root password i introduced some 8 characters word and clicked "next" button.

- Next i created a user named "josue" with the default values and setted a password for it.

- Didn't change anything about Network configuration nor startup services.

- Rebooted.

- Finished xorg configuration with VXCONF.

After that i still have a root user and a standard user account both with blank password and it seems i cannot change that through vasm neither.

I made a lot of screenshots if you think you need any of them.

Thank you people :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vector on May 11, 2011, 12:04:40 am
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After that i still have a root user and a standard user account both with blank password and it seems i cannot change that through vasm neither.
I think our spanish translation in the installer maybe the problem................if you could try another install in english see if that goes right...........appreciate it

Thanks,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: hata_ph on May 11, 2011, 12:13:40 am
just test rc1...found out the VL7 testing repo is not listed in slapt-get/gslapt...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 11, 2011, 12:57:03 am
Abiword does not render correctly a .doc file with tables. :(
The texts in tables become continues lines.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: uelsk8s on May 11, 2011, 10:58:04 am
As per Pita's quote I too am unable to install from an iso file.
Quote
Tried to install with vinstall-iso-ng, however, the system froze after initial
install start.

Where does one find vinstall-iso-ng? I have been using vinstall-iso successfully up untill now. VL7 RC1 will not install with vinstall-iso and the VL& RC1 iso.

I get the following message
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Preparing initrd...
gzip: loop/isolinux/initrdimg: No such file or directory
ERROR: cannot decompress initrd. from ISO-file

vinstall-iso-ng is in the install folder on the ISO
I will get it to a folder in the repo ASAP


Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: uelsk8s on May 11, 2011, 11:00:04 am
Abiword does not render correctly a .doc file with tables. :(
The texts in tables become continues lines.

Pita,
can you email me a file that does this?
I don't have any and i would like to see if i can fix this.

Thanks,
Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Joncho on May 11, 2011, 11:37:28 am
I think our spanish translation in the installer maybe the problem................if you could try another install in english see if that goes right...........appreciate it

Thanks Vec, you were right, after i installed it in english the everything went right.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 11, 2011, 05:52:43 pm
Abiword does not render correctly a .doc file with tables. :(
The texts in tables become continues lines.

Pita,
can you email me a file that does this?
I don't have any and i would like to see if i can fix this.

Thanks,
Uelsk8s

Just sent to your e-mail address.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 11, 2011, 07:32:38 pm
I think our spanish translation in the installer maybe the problem................if you could try another install in english see if that goes right...........appreciate it

Thanks Vec, you were right, after i installed it in english the everything went right.


could someone else try to reproduce this? I don't see how a difference in the rendered strings could cause this when the underlying code is exactly the same. As a suggestion maybe try the keyboard layout in the provided test box to make sure all keys work as expected.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 11, 2011, 11:29:14 pm
Changed root password with vasm w/o any problem.

Opened all programs in Menu-Graphics w/o any problem.

Audacious, Gnome-Player, Mplayer, VLC-player, xine all playing. Did not try
Exaile since it seems I do not know what to do with this program. :D

Cannot open:
0launch -- http://www.kerofin.demon.co.uk/2005/interfaces/NetStat
Error: Category LC_ALL not supported
I assume that is a locale. No problem with it in VL6.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 12, 2011, 01:53:31 am
Obviously a lot of time and no doubt a bit of love has gone into this project.  I have used RC1 for several days now on my new Samsung RF511 with no problems, save one:

The frigging mouse does not work right.  And it does not respond, it seems, to the mouse settings in xfce.  I may just be spoiled by my old IBM T42, which has one of those little mouse guy buttons in the middle of the keyboard.  But it would be nice to be able t slow down the mouse-pad, so I am not always inputting text in the wrong place.  I can't seem to alter the mousepad's behavior in settings.  I unloaded gdm but that didn't help.  I suspect I need to just disable the clicking gadget on the sliding mousepad surface .  But the laptop is almost unusable as I never know where the cursor is, unless I look, and I don't like looking for the damn thing.  It should be where I last left it.  Perhaps I need to turn it back to costco and wait until Lenovo comes out with a sunlight readable screen.  Any suggestions?

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 13, 2011, 03:47:06 am
Just to report that I successfully installed VL7-RC1 with vinstall-iso-ng. It was a very clean run and
for an installer I think it's the best.  :)

No bugs to report yet since this is the first booting and TGIF and my wine, yes not wife, is waiting.  ;)

Cheers
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 13, 2011, 06:48:59 pm
The frigging mouse does not work right.  And it does not respond, it seems, to the mouse settings in xfce.  I may just be spoiled by my old IBM T42, which has one of those little mouse guy buttons in the middle of the keyboard.  But it would be nice to be able t slow down the mouse-pad, so I am not always inputting text in the wrong place.  I can't seem to alter the mousepad's behavior in settings.  I unloaded gdm but that didn't help.  I suspect I need to just disable the clicking gadget on the sliding mousepad surface .  But the laptop is almost unusable as I never know where the cursor is, unless I look, and I don't like looking for the damn thing.  It should be where I last left it.  Perhaps I need to turn it back to costco and wait until Lenovo comes out with a sunlight readable screen.  Any suggestions?

This behavior is typical for touchpads regardless of operating system. My suggestion is that you get a real mouse and disable the touchpad as much as you can. I don't like touchpads. I use a small notebook mouse with my laptop. They now make small things you can put under your laptop to get an extension for running the  mouse.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: stretchedthin on May 13, 2011, 09:30:34 pm
The frigging mouse does not work right.  And it does not respond, it seems, to the mouse settings in xfce.  I may just be spoiled by my old IBM T42, which has one of those little mouse guy buttons in the middle of the keyboard.  But it would be nice to be able t slow down the mouse-pad, so I am not always inputting text in the wrong place.  I can't seem to alter the mousepad's behavior in settings.  I unloaded gdm but that didn't help.  I suspect I need to just disable the clicking gadget on the sliding mousepad surface .  But the laptop is almost unusable as I never know where the cursor is, unless I look, and I don't like looking for the damn thing.  It should be where I last left it.  Perhaps I need to turn it back to costco and wait until Lenovo comes out with a sunlight readable screen.  Any suggestions?

This behavior is typical for touchpads regardless of operating system. My suggestion is that you get a real mouse and disable the touchpad as much as you can. I don't like touchpads. I use a small notebook mouse with my laptop. They now make small things you can put under your laptop to get an extension for running the  mouse.
--GrannyGeek

I'm afraid I have to agree with GrannyGeek.  When I really have something to type I always disable the touchpad on my laptop and go with a 3button mouse.  If I don't when my palms graze the touchpad the mouse shoots off and I end up typing somewhere I don't want to on the screen.
That being said you can try gsynaptics in the repository to give you a little control over your touchpad.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 13, 2011, 11:50:09 pm
On our HP-2133 Mini Notebook I was able to 'domesticate' the mouse on the
touchpad with gsynaptics. :)  And mind you my hands are old, big and shaky. :( 
I usually use my nail that way I have better control.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 15, 2011, 12:31:12 am
Pita,

I would like to try gsynaptics but each time I get the error that SMHConfig must be True in xorg.conf.  I added the synaptics code to xorg.conf, in lieu of mouse, which gave me SMHConfig On but still get the error.  Any suggestions?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 15, 2011, 01:40:10 am
Pita,

I would like to try gsynaptics but each time I get the error that SMHConfig must be True in xorg.conf.  I added the synaptics code to xorg.conf, in lieu of mouse, which gave me SMHConfig On but still get the error.  Any suggestions?

In xorg.conf under Section "InputDevice" 
Identifier     "Synaptics Touchpad" I have among others
Option   "SHMconfig"      "true"

There is no other mention of SHM in xorg.conf
Note its is SHM not SMH ;)
Hope that helps. :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 15, 2011, 08:11:37 pm
There is no /usr/share/words, therfore, command 'look' does not work.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 15, 2011, 08:33:18 pm
Pita,

There is no xorg.conf on my machine anymore.  It runs better with the no xorg.conf install option.  And gsynaptics apparently won't run without an xorg.conf.  And I couldn't figure out how to disable the clicking machine, i.e. I wanted the touchpad to work to move the mouse and the two buttons to work, but I did not want the clicking aspect of the touchpad.  Why anyone would want that is beyond me.  It is ridiculous.

So, I followed grannygeeks suggestion and got a separate mouse....but since Staples didn't have a little one, I got a regular usb logitech mouse which works fine.  And, I taped something over the touchpad which worked, sort of.  Then I learned that the RF511 allows the touchpad to be disabled completely.  So that is sort of OK, but I will try to find a little mouse that I can use without moving my hand two miles away from the keyboard.

In short, from looking at the web, I see that this is not a problem with Vector.  It is a problem with synaptics.  Nonetheless, it would be very nice if VL 7 allowed us to use a touchpad which would move the mouse and not act as a button when you accidentally hit it with your thumb.

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 16, 2011, 02:31:19 am
John

I did not know X will run w/o xorg.conf.

Anyhow just to check I booted VL7-BETA1-LIVE into HP-2133 and the
touchpad mouse works very well w/o me having done anything. xorg.conf is
configured correctly. I do not know what you mean by 'clicking machine'.
Using the touchpad there is no sound here.

As for a mouse I have a small one for a child's hand. Works well with my
mens' hand and on occation I use it with the HL-2133 when it is very hot
and my hand too sweaty. This mouse has even flashing lights. ;D
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 16, 2011, 08:59:35 am
Pita,

On my new samsung rf511, there is a touchpad and below that, separated by a bar, a left and a right mouse button.  By "clicking machine" I am referring to the button function of the mouse, which allows one to select an item on the screen.  That function should be limited to the buttons.  However, if I accidentally (or intentionally) touch the mousepad, it activates the cursor and selects an item on the screen or moves the mouse far away.  That is what I don't want.  I don't want the touchpad to act as a button.  I only want the touchpad to move the mouse.  Whatever convenience comes from being able to select items from the touchpad (vs the left or right mouse button) pales when compared to the inconvenience of alway having to watch the screen to see where the cursor is.

Thanks for your suggestions.  I most appreciate them.   

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: rbistolfi on May 16, 2011, 10:37:15 am
John, you could try this command:

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synclient MaxTapTime=0 MaxTapMove=0 MaxDoubleTapTime=0
It could be affected by the same issue as gsynaptic though. Maybe we could make a small xorg.conf with just the synaptics settings for you, or if you have an old xorg.conf from 6.0, you could just copy the synaptics section. If you take this route, beware that a bad xorg.conf could leave you without X, for restoring login as root in text mode and move the xorg.conf to xorg.conf.back or similar)

HTH, let us know how it goes
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 16, 2011, 11:52:40 pm
Hi Rbistolfi,

This is what I get:

Quote
vector://home/johwhi
root:# synclient MaxTapTime=0 MaxTapMove=0 MaxDoubleTapTime=0
bash: /usr/bin/synclient: cannot execute binary file
vector://home/johwhi

I don't think my old xorg.conf will help as I had the touchpad disabled on my T42 (I used the keyboard pointer).

In any event, I am pretty satisfied with my current setup, being with a completely disabled onboard mouse and touchpad, but using an external wireless usb logitech mouse, per grannygeek's suggestion. 

And I am very, very happy with VL7 RC1.  I have pretty much moved everything from the old IBM T-42 to the Samsung RF511 S03.  Haven't yet got dosemu to work, so can't use my old foxpro 2.6 dos program (dosemu returns a
Quote
LOWRAM mmap: Invalid argument
Segmentation fault

I don't think this is a problem with VL7 though, as a web search shows it to be a common problem and though a fix is available, the fix apparently leaves the computer less secure.  I have to do something about this, as I use those files often.  So, one of these days I may import those old dbf files into something more modern. 

And I still haven't figured out how to get the emails saved on the T42 (Seamonkey) transferred to the RF511 and then imported into Thunderbird.  I actually like using firefox and thunderbird, and so far don't miss seamonkey too much, though I note getting to this forum on firefox is not quite as fast.

Another worry is this:  I am using VL7 RC1 now exclusively, except when I have to access email and foxpro files on the T42.  I don't look forward to installing VL7 RC2 (or whatever comes next) as that will likely blow up a lot of what I have recently done to get RC1 working to my liking.  (Since VL 6 won't load on my RF511 I tried Linux Mint for a week or two, thinking I would use it until the stable VL 7 comes out, but didn't like it.)

Still a couple of issues, but all in all VL 7 is something Vector should be very proud of.

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 19, 2011, 06:43:29 pm
One of those "related issues" which is likely not a bug at all, has to do with cups.  System / manage printing takes you right to cups 1.4.6.  It won't recognize (find) my usb HP laserjet 6 mp.  But it will find my HP laserjet 4.  If I am connected to the HL laserjet 4 I can "modify" it to an HP Lasewrjet 6 mp, but the printer still won't work.  If I tell it that its a 4 rather than a 6mp it will eventually print a test page, but is very very (unusably) slow.

There are lots of things on the cups site that I suppose would allow me to eventually  figure this out.  However, on VL6 I remained happily ignorant of CUPs workings.  VL6 just found the HP Laserjet 6MP and installed the driver for me.  I would prefer not learning about the operation of cups unless I have to.


John
 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 19, 2011, 07:21:45 pm
Has something changed for nfs networking in VL7?

For years I've used nfs for networking my Linux systems. I currently have four systems with nfs mount points. With all VectorLinuxes before VL7, I'd set up my nfs network once and ever after, I mounted a networked partition every time with a simple mount command, for example, mount /mnt/compaq.

With VL7 I have a lot of difficulty with mounting nfs partitions between sessions. I often have to run through the commands I use to set up the nfs network:
rpc.portmap
rpc.mountd
rpc.nfsd
rpc.statd
rpc.rquotad
exportfs -a

Once I've run though these commands on one or both machines, I can mount the nfs partition and work with it as if it's on my computer. But I've never had to do this time after time on earlier versions of VL.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Should I add these lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local?
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 20, 2011, 08:42:57 am
I clicked on West (Chapter 12) in thunar 1.2.1 and no files showed.  I opened same folder with mc and all files showed.  I then changed name to West Chapter 12 and files showed again in thunar.  However the name did not change and remained West (chapter 12).  I then changed name of folder a second time and it took.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: uelsk8s on May 21, 2011, 06:05:41 am
Has something changed for nfs networking in VL7?

For years I've used nfs for networking my Linux systems. I currently have four systems with nfs mount points. With all VectorLinuxes before VL7, I'd set up my nfs network once and ever after, I mounted a networked partition every time with a simple mount command, for example, mount /mnt/compaq.

With VL7 I have a lot of difficulty with mounting nfs partitions between sessions. I often have to run through the commands I use to set up the nfs network:
rpc.portmap
rpc.mountd
rpc.nfsd
rpc.statd
rpc.rquotad
exportfs -a

Once I've run though these commands on one or both machines, I can mount the nfs partition and work with it as if it's on my computer. But I've never had to do this time after time on earlier versions of VL.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Should I add these lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local?
--GrannyGeek

there is now /etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd
try adding "/etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd start" to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Andy Price on May 21, 2011, 07:37:01 am
Have just installed RC1 using both text installer and GUI installer. Used to be that the text installer gave more control, but now it seems to be lagging behind e.g. no way to select which programs to install, only LILO but no GRUB... is it being phased out?

Anyway, installs with both installers went faultlessly and things are looking good. I did notice that brasero-lite is still in the list of packages which can be installed or left out when you do a custom install, but it isn't installed no matter which you choose. It used to be in one of the betas as I remember, so I guess it's a left-over from earlier.

Inkscape doesn't run for me, complaining about a missing libpoppler.so.12 - locate tells me there's a .13 installed but no 12.

I'd really like for gslapt to remember my password like it does in VL6 - I note that VL7 remembers the password for vasm, so the keyring thingy must be installed already.

Cheers
Andy
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 21, 2011, 02:45:38 pm
there is now /etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd
try adding "/etc/rc.d/rc.nfsd start" to your /etc/rc.d/rc.local

I did that and will see if the problem stops happening. Thanks!
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 21, 2011, 02:53:23 pm
From time to time I've had a problem in VL7 where something seems to grab the CPU to the extent that I can't get any input with keyboard or mouse, can't open another console, can't close anything or check processes, and have to push the power button and restart in order to regain control. The computer hasn't crashed. For example, today I was listening to streaming audio from the Internet when the CPU may have become maxxed out. Audio continued to play. I could not stop it, however. I was also copying a DVD and was at 97% completion, but was unable to finish the task. I had to terminate everything with the power button.

I suspect Flash may be the culprit, but it's very difficult to tell because I can't get a terminal or a new console to see what may be hogging things. Just thought I should mention it.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 21, 2011, 08:03:47 pm
Abiword does not render correctly a .doc file with tables. :(
The texts in tables become continues lines.

Pita,
can you email me a file that does this?
I don't have any and i would like to see if i can fix this.

Thanks,
Uelsk8s

May be his helps:
in VL7
Tried to open abiword-2.6.6 in /mnt/VL6/usr/bin/abiword
and got:
        libgucharmap.so.6 => not found
        libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0 => not found
        libgnomeprint-2-2.so.0 => not found
        libgsf-gnome-1.so.114 => not found
        libwv-1.2.so.3 => not found

copied those filed to /usr/lib in VL7

Opened abiword version 2.8.6 in VL7, opened *.doc file with tables and they are not rendered correctly.
ldd /usr/bin/abiword has no "not found" even before copying the lib files above.

Copied abiword-2.6.6 from VL6 to /usr/local/bin/ opened it, opened *.doc file with tables and they are rendered correctly.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vector on May 21, 2011, 08:44:33 pm
Quote
Abiword does not render correctly a .doc file with tables. Sad
The texts in tables become continues lines.
Pita thanks for the suggestions...........we found the problem a newer libwv was necessary. It will be fixed in the upcoming rc2 release.

Thanks for all your testing and reporting!!!!

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 21, 2011, 09:39:45 pm
The system freezes every day or two, requiring reboot.  Did it twice one morning last week.  I see no pattern.  I believe I was using the usb mouse (Logitech M305) each time it happened, but not sure.  Will watch more closely.

john   
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 22, 2011, 03:34:25 am
@grannygeek and sledgrhamm pay close attention to dmesg.  Monitor yoir dmesg frequently and look for any kind of kernel dump.  Also, do 'cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted' frequently. That should return a 0 if it returns anything else, there is trouble.  Ive been having similar symptoms on a box of mine and I noticed something in the dmesg dump saying the kernel jad been tainted.  Best of luck
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 22, 2011, 07:41:45 am
cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted returns 0.

Here is a little part of my dmesg: (underlined is modified from original post)

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19206] pci 0000:00:1c.4:   bridge window [io  0xa000-0xafff]

[   14.358617] iounmap: bad address f8800000
[   14.358621] Pid: 1709, comm: modprobe Not tainted 2.6.38.4 #1
[   14.358623] Call Trace:
[ vector:/~/src/Linphone/linphone-3.4.3
johwhi:$
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on May 22, 2011, 10:38:30 am
cat /proc/sys/kernel/tainted returned 0. Nothing in dmesg that looks like a kernel dump. Would this be something that would happen around the time of a keyboard/mouse lockup? I've checked text log files in /var/log and didn't find anything suspicious around the time of the lockup. But I'm not sure what to look for and I don't have a clue about most of what I see.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 22, 2011, 02:42:48 pm
In sledgehammers case I see the same symptoms I saw. There is a kernel dump and says 'not tainted' this in my experience is leading to the same problems I had
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 22, 2011, 07:42:04 pm
I installed linphone 3.4.3 from slackbuilds.org and it loads fine.  I now have to figure out how to use it.

john
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 22, 2011, 11:21:24 pm
Firewall.

I am famously ignorant of firewalls.  I still need to read up on the subject.  However, I note that I did not see an efficient way to install firestarter or guarddog so I decided to use VL7's built-in firewall.  If I start the firewall in vasm, open some ports (imap) and open gateway (have no idea what to do with gateway) and then start the firewall, I get a vfirewall when running ps -A.  However, when I try to enable that firewall at boot, it doesn't work...goes into an endless loop on reboot...something about everything needs a .conf or some such.   Have to force a shutdown and then on reboot, ps -A doesn't show any firewall.  Have to start the firewall again from vasm as above. 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Colonel Panic on May 23, 2011, 02:49:10 am
I agree with others here in that RC1 looks good and installed flawlessly. However, I *still can't change my keyboard map to a UK one (so " and @ are still transposed in RC1) and also, using LILO to boot installations of Linux distros with earlier kernels doesnt seem to work, at least not with the other distros / Vector version I've tried (Zenwalk 6 and Vector 6 Standard). It didn't have the same problem booting Absolute 13.1.6 (which is also based on Slackware 13) on my machine.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, etc.

* I reported the same problem with Vector 7.0 Beta 1.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Joe1962 on May 23, 2011, 05:43:48 am
M0E-lnx: /proc/sys/kernel/tainted does not necessarily show a problem. Here are the codes:

Quote
bit 0 = a module with a GPL-incompatible license was loaded (tainted & 1),
bit 1 = module load was enforced (tainted & 2),
bit 2 = an SMP-unsafe module was loaded (tainted & 4),
bit 3 = (reserved),
bit 4 = an unsupported module was loaded (tainted & 16),
bit 5 = a module with third-party support was loaded (tainted & 32).
bit 10 = a machine check exception has occurred (taint & 1024; x86_64 only so far).

Also, there is some control over this:
Quote
At runtime, the setting of the" unsupported" kernel command line
parameter and /proc/sys/kernel/unsupported determines whether
unsupported modules can be loaded or not, and whether or not loading an
unsupported module causes a warning in the system log:

  0 = only allow supported modules,
  1 = warn when loading unsupported modules,
  2 = don't warn.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 23, 2011, 07:18:10 am
"Suspend" on this machine (RF511) works but on "unsuspend," the gui is unstable.  I fix this by logging out (not rebooting).  But I have to start vfirewall again from vasm.  Far as that goes, I think its safe to say that I can't get the vasm firewall to work at all...it does show vfirewall in ps -A after starting, but vfirewall seems to disappear after use, i.e. vfirewall shows in ps -A after starting firewall in vasm, but /etc/rc.d/init.d/firewall status says "firewall not running" or some such.  And then vfirewall disappears in ps -A after a while.

My memory is hazy here, but I think that when I first started using the vasm firewall (turned in on in services level 4) it worked, as I don't think I could access my thunderbird imap email until I turned it off.

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 24, 2011, 12:21:29 am
Re my previous post about printing, cups doesn't seem to recognize the usb printer or the wireless xerox.  The VL 6 machines recognize both. 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 26, 2011, 05:45:00 am
Fresh install of VL7 RC1.

Wanted to setup my printer, so I went to the menu and tried to launch hplip only to find out it doesn't run.

When hp-toolbox is called from the terminal it produces this output.
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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/hplip/toolbox.py", line 39, in <module>
    from base import status, tui, module
  File "/usr/share/hplip/base/status.py", line 40, in <module>
    import hpmudext
ImportError: libnetsnmp.so.20: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

A search in the system reveals the library is present, but it is a newer version
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root:# find /usr -name 'libnetsnmp.so.*'
/usr/lib/libnetsnmp.so.25.0.1
/usr/lib/libnetsnmp.so.25
A quick and dirty fix is to symlink to the newer version using the version python expects.... but I suposed there is a correct way to fix it.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: M0E-lnx on May 26, 2011, 10:09:52 am
Another (this time virtualized) install of 7.0 RC1

This one runs on a VM running ontop of another VL7 RC1 install.  I use this as a web and ssh server.  After about 10 minutes of uptime, my ssh session freezes and I get nice segfault message in dmesg
Code: [Select]
[  665.975878] xfce4-notifyd[3465]: segfault at 0 ip 0804db67 sp bffe8910 error 4 in xfce4-notifyd[8048000+a000]

In all fairness, the thing continues to run.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 26, 2011, 06:18:37 pm
On the old mail program 'exmh' which I have been using since my first days
 with Linux (at that time it was the program which made most sense to me
and did not crash every-now-and-then)  the mails are not displayed, therefore,
they cannot be opened. I assume this has something to do with locale character setting.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 27, 2011, 12:49:05 am
I agree with others here in that RC1 looks good and installed flawlessly. However, I *still can't change my keyboard map to a UK one (so " and @ are still transposed in RC1) and also, using LILO to boot installations of Linux distros with earlier kernels doesnt seem to work, at least not with the other distros / Vector version I've tried (Zenwalk 6 and Vector 6 Standard). It didn't have the same problem booting Absolute 13.1.6 (which is also based on Slackware 13) on my machine.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, etc.

* I reported the same problem with Vector 7.0 Beta 1.

I just tried it with the command in xterm "setxkbmap gb" and there it is.
Shift # is now £, \ is now #, etc.

In VL6 there is an applet for the xfce4-panel to change the kbmap. I
can't see one in VL7 yet.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on May 27, 2011, 07:22:04 pm
With newly burned CD in HP-2133 Mini-Note gui installer does not give the
option to choose the correct setting of the resolution unlike on desktop PC.
The result in an unusable display with large letters and boxes flowing into each other.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on May 30, 2011, 11:55:15 pm
Thunar continues to periodically act up.  I created a (sub) folder and moved some, but not all, of the other files in the main folder into the new folder, and after having done so, the files I did not move into the new folder did not show.

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: sledgehammer on June 02, 2011, 01:31:49 am
Shutdown goes into a continuous loop, related, I think, to my firewall settings.  Suspend seems to work, but after unsuspend, the program is quirky, so I don't use it.  Hibernate seems to work but on unhibernate, it seems to take as long as a restart.

Don't think these suggestions are necessarily bugs.  They may be simply something I am doing wrong.  I really like VL7. 

John
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: scififry on June 02, 2011, 11:35:38 am
I *still can't change my keyboard map to a UK one (so " and @ are still transposed in RC1)
* I reported the same problem with Vector 7.0 Beta 1.
Had the same problem with 7.0 ß2, my keyboard is a german one.

One question about the releases when the final version is released:
Will there be a 7.0 light edition?
I'd really appreciate this because my oldy box only has a 350MHz CPU :D The 6.0 light edition I'm currently using runs really fast (with multimedia, video etc...) and is overall really great, but sometimes it feels a bit "outdated"..

So, thanks for your hard work! :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 02, 2011, 12:27:35 pm
I can't get JPilot to work. I have a Sony Clie (Palm OS) and it has worked fine in previous versions of VectorLinux. I can't sync as root or as user. I used the same approach as I did with earlier versions but no joy.

Is anybody successfully syncing with a Palm OS device?
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 02, 2011, 12:43:38 pm
One question about the releases when the final version is released:
Will there be a 7.0 light edition?

I have no inside information whatever, so this is a pure guess based on what has happened in the past.

VectorLinux Light is a separate release and is not just a slimmed down VL Standard. My guess is that once VL7 Standard goes Gold, testing will start on VL7 Light.

I use VL6 Light on two underpowered computers. One is the Dell laptop I use every day (2.4 GHz Celeron, 1 gig RAM, Intel Brookdale onboard graphics that VL hates), the other is a laptop used as a desktop because the backlight has burned out and I attach a monitor to it (Toshiba Mobile Celeron 2 GHz, 512 megs RAM, onboard Intel graphics). I do hope we have a VL7 Light. As you say, VL6 Light is showing its age.

I don't believe you that VL Light runs fast on a 350 MHz computer. :) I've been through that with slower computers. I found it unbearable on a 500 MHz Celeron and finally gave that computer away. The two laptops I mentioned above are okay for daily use but they are not fast and they can't do streaming video worth anything. They play music fine and I can watch DVDs and local video, but a TV show or Flash streamed over the Internet is awful. I suppose some of it is in the eye of the beholder.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: scififry on June 02, 2011, 12:59:35 pm
Ahh, thought also that the Light Editions are a seperate project.

Well, what do you consider as really fast. Sure, Flash runs awful. But that's not the problem of my computer, it's more the problem of Flash ;) But youtube in 240p and low scaling rate works smoothly, and DVDs play well in fullscreen.
Anyways, i'm loving this oldy box and don't need that much multimedia, it's mostly for chatting and posting on some forums.
But next week i'm getting a ThinkPad laptop (don't know which model exactly), so I'll have some power.. ;D
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vector on June 03, 2011, 07:20:47 pm
Quote
I can't get JPilot to work. I have a Sony Clie (Palm OS) and it has worked fine in previous versions of VectorLinux. I can't sync as root or as user. I used the same approach as I did with earlier versions but no joy.
Granny can you try this updated pilot-link pkg see if you can sync up with it?
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/vec7/pilot-link-0.12.5-i586-4vl70.txz


just download it and do upgradepkg and see if you have better results.

Thanks,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on June 06, 2011, 03:13:00 pm
I installed the updated pilot-link but still can't sync as user. I think something has changed since VL6 and I really don't know how to get the Clie working as user. I did sync when I started jpilot as root after a few fruitless tries. But when I try as user I get this:
Code: [Select]
pi_bind error: /dev/ttyUSB1 Permission denied
Check your serial port and settings
Exiting with status SYNC_ERROR_BIND
Finished.

I had changed permissions to read-write for everyone before I ran jpilot.

In VL6 you had to add this to a file in /etc/udev/rules.d:
KERNEL=="ttyUSB[13579]", SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{product}=="Palm Handheld",  SYMLINK+="pilot", GROUP="users", OPTIONS+="last_rule
"

It seems udev has changed in VL7 and this does not seem to work. So far it hasn't and I'm wondering how to get the darn Clie to work as user. This tip was posted in the VL Forum a long time ago:
"There is something down stream that is changing the owner and group of /dev/pilot -> /dev/ttyUSB1 -> tts/USB1 to root.  I never did find where it was happening. " The 05-local.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d is supposed to take care of that but it does not.

Does anyone know how to get a Clie or Palm Pilot working for a user under VL7? I have to run jpilot as root in order to see the information synced with my Clie.
--GrannyGeek
Title: ralink rt3370 based wifi usb not working at all.
Post by: vincent2 on June 07, 2011, 04:12:07 am
Bonjour!

Now changed to another wifi usb (ralink rt3370 chip,chip id:0x148f, 0x3370)with the laptop runing Vl7rc1,wifi can't work at all, no network....
then i tried the latest ralink official driver (2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.bz2),

http://www.ralinktech.com/support.php?s=2

...make && make install....dissappointedly, turned up compiling erro
-----------------
.....................
/home/vl7stdrc1/2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.2_DPO/os/linux/../../os/linux/usb_main_dev.c:1:17: error: expected declaration specifiers or ‘...’ before string constant
/home/vl7stdrc1/2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.2_DPO/os/linux/../../os/linux/usb_main_dev.c:1:2: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
/home/vl7stdrc1/2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.2_DPO/os/linux/../../os/linux/usb_main_dev.c:1:2: warning: type defaults to ‘int’ in declaration of ‘MODULE_LICENSE’
/home/vl7stdrc1/2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.2_DPO/os/linux/../../os/linux/usb_main_dev.c:1:17: warning: function declaration isn’t a prototype
make error
--------------------
any solution to get rt3370 functional?any open sourced driver available?

a bien tot!!!
Title: Re: ralink rt3370 based wifi usb not working at all.
Post by: nightflier on June 07, 2011, 04:26:37 am
any solution to get rt3370 functional?any open sourced driver available?

I had to jump through some hoops to get an ra3070 based usb wifi adapter working on my system:

Add these lines to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:
blacklist rt2800usb
blacklist rt2870sta

Find the the modified code here:
http://cincinnatix.com/vectorlinux/nightflier/rt3070_driver_vl7.tar.gz

Untar the archive, change into the directory
"2011_0107_RT3070_RT3370_Linux_STA_v2.5.0.1_DPO"
run "make" and "make install", reboot and test.

Please let us know if it works for you.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vincent2 on June 07, 2011, 05:50:24 am
Thanks!Nightflier,

followed tips on"http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1748136",
 edited "/os/linux/usb_main_dev.c " , added "MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");" in the following line

----------------------
#include "rt_config.h"


// Following information will be show when you run 'modinfo'
// *** If you have a solution for the bug in current version of driver, please mail to me.
// Otherwise post to forum in ralinktech's web site(www.ralinktech.com) and let all users help you. ***
MODULE_AUTHOR("Paul Lin <paul_lin@ralinktech.com>");
MODULE_DESCRIPTION("RT2870 Wireless Lan Linux Driver");
MODULE_LICENSE("GPL");
#ifdef CONFIG_STA_SUPPORT
#ifdef MODULE_VERSION
MODULE_VERSION(STA_DRIVER_VERSION);
#endif
#endif // CONFIG_STA_SUPPORT //
------------------------------------------------

In os/linux/config.mk
---------------------
set 'HAS_WPA_SUPPLICANT=y' and 'HAS_NATIVE_WPA_SUPPLICANT_SUPPORT=y'
--------------------------.
      

2011_0407_RT3070_RT3370_RT5370_RT5372_Linux_STA_V2.5.0.2 driver compiled succefully,
---------------
make&&make install
modprobe rt5370sta
----------------
reboot,
go to wicd preferences settings, change wireless interface as:ra0    , scan , wifi network gets normal again,...no need editing blacklist.conf at all...as v250 's latest driver from ralink web..
Title: can't install nvidia official driver on tnt2 graphic card
Post by: vincent2 on June 13, 2011, 01:02:16 am
Bonjour!

tried vl7stdrc1 on another old PC with tnt2 based graphic card,drabbed driver from nvidia.com,
"NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1.run" installation failed , here's log:
---------------------------------
nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Mon Jun 13 15:01:21 2011
installer version: 1.0.7

option status:
  license pre-accepted    : false
  update                  : false
  force update            : false
  expert                  : false
  uninstall               : false
  driver info             : false
  precompiled interfaces  : true
  no ncurses color        : false
  query latest version    : false
  OpenGL header files     : true
  no questions            : false
  silent                  : false
  no recursion            : false
  no backup               : false
  kernel module only      : false
  sanity                  : false
  add this kernel         : false
  no runlevel check       : false
  no network              : false
  no ABI note             : false
  no RPMs                 : false
  no kernel module        : false
  force SELinux           : default
  no X server check       : false
  no cc version check     : false
  force tls               : (not specified)
  X install prefix        : (not specified)
  X library install path  : (not specified)
  X module install path   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install prefix   : (not specified)
  OpenGL install libdir   : (not specified)
  utility install prefix  : (not specified)
  utility install libdir  : (not specified)
  doc install prefix      : (not specified)
  kernel name             : (not specified)
  kernel include path     : (not specified)
  kernel source path      : (not specified)
  kernel output path      : (not specified)
  kernel install path     : (not specified)
  proc mount point        : /proc
  ui                      : (not specified)
  tmpdir                  : /tmp
  ftp mirror              : ftp://download.nvidia.com
  RPM file list           : (not specified)

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 71.86.14.
-> Performing CC sanity check with CC="cc".
-> Performing CC version check with CC="cc".
-> Kernel source path: '/lib/modules/2.6.38.4/source'
-> Kernel output path: '/lib/modules/2.6.38.4/build'
-> Performing rivafb check.
-> Performing nvidiafb check.
-> Performing Xen check.
-> Cleaning kernel module build directory.
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make clean'...
-> Building kernel module:
   executing: 'cd ./usr/src/nv; make module SYSSRC=/lib/modules/2.6.38.4/source
   SYSOUT=/lib/modules/2.6.38.4/build'...
   NVIDIA: calling KBUILD...
   make CC=cc KBUILD_OUTPUT=/lib/modules/2.6.38.4/build KBUILD_VERBOSE=1 -C /li
   b/modules/2.6.38.4/source SUBDIRS=/tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-
   pkg1/usr/src/nv modules
   make -C /lib/modules/2.6.38.4/build \
   KBUILD_SRC=/usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4 \
   KBUILD_EXTMOD="/tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv" -f
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/Makefile \
   modules
   test -e include/generated/autoconf.h -a -e include/config/auto.conf || (      \
   echo;                        \
   echo "  ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.";      \
   echo "         include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are
   missing.";\
   echo "         Run 'make oldconfig && make prepare' on kernel src to fix it.
   ";   \
   echo;                        \
   /bin/false)
   mkdir -p /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_vers
   ions ; rm -f /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.tmp_
   versions/*
   make -f /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/scripts/Makefile.build obj=/tmp/selfgz4164/N
   VIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv
     cc -Wp,-MD,/tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/.nv.o
   .d  -nostdinc -isystem /usr/lib/gcc/i486-slackware-linux/4.5.2/include -I/us
   r/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include -Iinclude  -I/usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/i
   nclude -include include/generated/autoconf.h   -I/tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linu
   x-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wundef -Wstrict-prototype
   s -Wno-trigraphs -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -Werror-implicit-function-
   declaration -Wno-format-security -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -Os -m32 -m
   soft-float -mregparm=3 -freg-struct-return -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -mar
   ch=i586 -mtune=generic -Wa,-mtune=generic32 -ffreestanding -fstack-protector
   -DCONFIG_AS_CFI=1 -DCONFIG_AS_CFI_SIGNAL_FRAME=1 -DCONFIG_AS_CFI_SECTIONS=1
   -pipe -Wno-sign-compare -fno-asynchronous-unwind-tables -mno-sse -mno-mmx -m
   no-sse2 -mno-3dnow -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-optimize-sibling-calls -pg -
   Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -fno-strict-overflow -fconser
   ve-stack -DCC_HAVE_ASM_GOTO   -I/tmp/self
   gz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv -Wall -Wimplicit -Wreturn-t
   ype -Wswitch -Wformat -Wchar-subscripts -Wparentheses -Wpointer-arith -Wno-m
   ultichar -Werror -MD -Wsign-compare -Wno-cast-qual -Wno-error -D_LOOSE_KERNE
   L_NAMES -D__KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNTRM -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_LOOSE_KERNEL_NAMES -D_
   _KERNEL__ -DMODULE -DNV_VERSION_STRING=\"71.86.14\" -DNV_UNIX -DNV_LINUX -DN
   V_INT64_OK -DNVCPU_X86 -UDEBUG -U_DEBUG -DNDEBUG  -DMODULE  -D"KBUILD_STR(s)
   =#s" -D"KBUILD_BASENAME=KBUILD_STR(nv)"  -D"KBUILD_MODNAME=KBUILD_STR(nvidia
   )" -c -o /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o /tmp
   /selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c
   In file included from include/linux/bitops.h:22:0,
                    from include/linux/kernel.h:17,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:55,
                    from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:25,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h: In function 'set_bit'
   :
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h:64:6: warning: pointer
   of type 'void *' used in arithmetic
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h: In function 'clear_bi
   t':
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h:102:6: warning: pointe
   r of type 'void *' used in arithmetic
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h: In function 'change_b
   it':
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h:178:6: warning: pointe
   r of type 'void *' used in arithmetic
   In file included from include/linux/kernel.h:17:0,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:55,
                    from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:25,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/bitops.h: In function 'hweight_long':
   include/linux/bitops.h:49:26: warning: signed and unsigned type in condition
   al expression
   In file included from include/linux/list.h:7:0,
                    from include/linux/preempt.h:11,
                    from include/linux/spinlock.h:50,
                    from include/linux/seqlock.h:29,
                    from include/linux/time.h:8,
                    from include/linux/timex.h:56,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:57,
                    from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:25,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/prefetch.h: In function 'prefetch_range':
   include/linux/prefetch.h:57:19: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   In file included from include/linux/preempt.h:11:0,
                    from include/linux/spinlock.h:50,
                    from include/linux/seqlock.h:29,
                    from include/linux/time.h:8,
                    from include/linux/timex.h:56,
                    from include/linux/sched.h:57,
                    from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:25,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/list.h: In function 'list_del':
   include/linux/list.h:107:16: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in arith
   metic
   include/linux/list.h:108:16: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in arith
   metic
   include/linux/list.h: In function 'hlist_del':
   include/linux/list.h:602:12: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in arith
   metic
   include/linux/list.h:603:13: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in arith
   metic
   In file included from include/linux/sched.h:82:0,
                    from include/linux/utsname.h:35,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:25,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/rculist.h: In function 'list_del_rcu':
   include/linux/rculist.h:112:16: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   include/linux/rculist.h: In function 'list_replace_rcu':
   include/linux/rculist.h:158:14: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   include/linux/rculist.h: In function 'hlist_del_rcu':
   include/linux/rculist.h:312:13: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   include/linux/rculist.h: In function 'hlist_replace_rcu':
   include/linux/rculist.h:332:15: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   In file included from include/linux/utsname.h:35:0,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:25,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/sched.h: In function 'object_is_on_stack':
   include/linux/sched.h:2320:41: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ari
   thmetic
   In file included from include/linux/rculist_bl.h:7:0,
                    from include/linux/dcache.h:7,
                    from include/linux/fs.h:383,
                    from include/linux/poll.h:12,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:75,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/list_bl.h: In function 'hlist_bl_del':
   include/linux/list_bl.h:105:12: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   include/linux/list_bl.h:106:13: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ar
   ithmetic
   In file included from include/linux/dcache.h:7:0,
                    from include/linux/fs.h:383,
                    from include/linux/poll.h:12,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:75,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/rculist_bl.h: In function 'hlist_bl_del_rcu':
   include/linux/rculist_bl.h:76:13: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in
   arithmetic
   In file included from /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess.h
   :571:0,
                    from include/linux/poll.h:14,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:75,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_32.h: In function 'copy
   _from_user':
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/uaccess_32.h:209:6: warning: co
   mparison between signed and unsigned integer expressions
   In file included from include/linux/io.h:22:0,
                    from include/linux/pci.h:54,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:86,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/io.h: In function 'writeq':
   /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/io.h:106:24: warning: pointer o
   f type 'void *' used in arithmetic
   In file included from include/linux/dma-mapping.h:7:0,
                    from include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h:7,
                    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/pci.h:141
   ,
                    from include/linux/pci.h:1242,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:86,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/scatterlist.h: In function 'sg_virt':
   include/linux/scatterlist.h:199:35: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used i
   n arithmetic
   In file included from /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/dma-mappi
   ng.h:43:0,
                    from include/linux/dma-mapping.h:93,
                    from include/asm-generic/pci-dma-compat.h:7,
                    from /usr/src/linux-2.6.38.4/arch/x86/include/asm/pci.h:141
   ,
                    from include/linux/pci.h:1242,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:86,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/asm-generic/dma-mapping-common.h: In function 'dma_map_page':
   include/asm-generic/dma-mapping-common.h:77:48: warning: pointer of type 'vo
   id *' used in arithmetic
   In file included from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv-linux.h:117:0,
                    from /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv/nv.c:13:
   include/linux/highmem.h: In function 'zero_user_segments':
   include/linux/highmem.h:197:3: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ari
   thmetic
   include/linux/highmem.h:200:3: warning: pointer of type 'void *' used in ari
   thmetic
   /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c: At top level
   :
   /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:325:5: error:
   unknown field 'ioctl' specified in initializer
   /tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.c:325:5: warnin
   g: initialization from incompatible pointer type
   make[4]: *** [/tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src/nv/nv.o
   ] Error 1
   make[3]: *** [_module_/tmp/selfgz4164/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1/usr/src
   /nv] Error 2
   make[2]: *** [sub-make] Error 2
   NVIDIA: left KBUILD.
   nvidia.ko failed to build!
   make[1]: *** [module] Error 1
   make: *** [module] Error 2
-> Error.
ERROR: Unable to build the NVIDIA kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file
       '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions
       on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux
       driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
--------------------------------


later i tried "vlnvidia-173.14.12-x86-1vl60.tlz", failed also....


any solution for TNT@ on vl7stdrc1?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vincent2 on June 16, 2011, 08:29:27 am
Bonjour!

tried the latest vlnvidia driver on "http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/kernels/drivers/vlnvidia-7.0-x86-1vl70.txz", installed,run "vxconf", TNT2 was found, chose "expert" mode , while legacy propertorir nvidia driver still can't compile successffully, then switched to NV open driverand it prompted some error (due to newer Xorg version than 1.4.1 on VL7rc1,) but ignoring should be fine just went straight to mcedit"/etc/X11/xorg.conf", changed driver as "nv" , reboot..TNT2 works now although it's 2D, sufficient for daily work and Mp4 video watch abit sluggy although so far..

Should I try latest kernel 2.6.38.6 to test nvidia legacy driver installation?

abien tot
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: uelsk8s on June 16, 2011, 12:21:04 pm
there is an nvidia patch for latest kernels I will get the src patched and upload a new vlnvidia pkg ASAP
Title: new nvidia driver not loading
Post by: vincent2 on June 16, 2011, 10:25:35 pm
Bonjour!Uelsk8s,

Thanks!
Tried new kernel driver,nvidia legacy driver installation went smmothly,but once reboot,nvidia driver failed loading...
here's the same error when trying to load Xorg:
----------------------------------------------------------
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so: undefined symbol: miTranslateRegion
------------------------------------------------------------
any command to force nvidia load?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: uelsk8s on June 16, 2011, 11:40:42 pm
looks like the old nvidia driver is not compatible with new xorg.
we will have to wait to see if nvidia will patch it more.  :-\
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on June 18, 2011, 08:39:41 pm
I made an upgrade of all upgradables in one sweep.

Abiword is now properly opening .doc files with tables. ;D

Some new programs were added like Dragon Player which does not want
to play any videos. Anyhow I need another player like a new hole in the head.
I see as well Juk and would not know what to do with it.

In exmh I still can't see and therefore open any mails.

Just checking printing and yes it looks like my previous printing setup is gone. :(
Will report on this when sorted out.
Was easy, cups was not started on boot. Will watch it on next boot. All printers working now.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: hata_ph on June 20, 2011, 12:00:13 am
Just trying to install SMPEG for VL7-RC1 from the repo and encounter message

Quote
root:# slapt-get --install smpeg
Reading Package Lists...Done
Excluding smpeg, use --ignore-dep to override
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  smpeg: Depends: vlati >= 7.0
The following packages have been EXCLUDED:
  smpeg
0 upgraded, 0 reinstalled, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove, 1 not upgraded.

Done

smpeg don't need vlati as a dependency...maybe someone can fix that...  ;D
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: raleeha on July 08, 2011, 09:03:31 pm
cannot acces to xsane as normal user only root have right permission..but if i do some change it will still the same problem
Title: Install didn't recognize my existing user in the /home partition
Post by: Penguinista on August 23, 2011, 07:55:45 am
VL7 RC1 installed beautifully with one exception. It didn't recognize my existing user in the /home partition. I created new users. How can I safely get access to my original user?
Title: Re: Install didn't recognize my existing user in the /home partition
Post by: hata_ph on August 23, 2011, 05:16:09 pm
VL7 RC1 installed beautifully with one exception. It didn't recognize my existing user in the /home partition. I created new users. How can I safely get access to my original user?

The latest is VL7 RC2.1. Maybe you can try it?

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=14852.0
Title: Re: Install didn't recognize my existing user in the /home partition
Post by: Masta on August 23, 2011, 10:34:49 pm
VL7 RC1 installed beautifully with one exception. It didn't recognize my existing user in the /home partition. I created new users. How can I safely get access to my original user?

The latest is VL7 RC2.1. Maybe you can try it?

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=14852.0

Best to get the latest 2.1 as hata_ph mentioned,,, link is in his quote above. However, you can run the vasm and "create" your old user, make sure to use the username exactly as you had it. When you are finished you can logout, and log into your username and it should be as it was.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on August 24, 2011, 08:41:10 pm
Trying to install to HP-2133 Netbook.

As with previous versions the GUI Installer does not read resolution correctly
making reading it almost impossible since letters and windows overlap.
Therefore installation is aborted. :(
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: hata_ph on August 24, 2011, 09:26:44 pm
RC2.1 is available for testing. RC1 is kind of old for testing now...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: vector on August 24, 2011, 11:33:56 pm
Pita try the new live std rc2.1 it has an installer we need to test anyways and with any luck get a resolution your netbook can handle.

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: Pita on August 25, 2011, 06:14:02 pm
Trying to install to HP-2133 Netbook.

As with previous versions the GUI Installer does not read resolution correctly
making reading it almost impossible since letters and windows overlap.
Therefore installation is aborted. :(

Sorry, that got into the wrong slot. What I tested was VL7-STD-RC-2.1.

Will try the live tomorrow.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: freeheart_m on November 10, 2011, 11:41:32 am
hello, i have installed vector 7 or my netbook acer 1410.
one problem for grub, for my netbook only lilo.
grub have the problem, no charge command startx.
i m sorry for my english.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: stretchedthin on November 10, 2011, 12:58:38 pm
Wondering if you are actually using the most current RC
We are up to rc3.4 and only days away from final most likely.
Try here.
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/vec7/VL7.0-STD-RC3.4.iso (http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/vec7/VL7.0-STD-RC3.4.iso)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 RC-1 bug reports
Post by: mylesg on November 13, 2011, 10:03:34 pm
Just installed 7.0 RC in Virtualbox on an HP Pavilion g6 (AMD Phenom II P960 Quad-Core, 6Gb RAM) and except for a non-cooperative mouse (touchpad) during installation, everything looks great! No problems after the install, thus far, at least with Xfce. I did an update using Gslapt and then manually upgraded Firefox to v8.0 and everything is working just fine, no issues with the mouse after booting into the new install. Nice job!  Thanks!! ;D