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Title: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: stretchedthin on August 19, 2011, 12:25:14 am
 Please post bug reports, suggestions, and comments for VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 here.  Thanks...
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: hata_ph on August 19, 2011, 12:32:07 am
Missing extra repo in slapt-get/gslapt.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: stretchedthin on August 19, 2011, 12:34:32 am
vpackager will not start
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: hata_ph on August 19, 2011, 03:53:21 am
vpackager will not start

this is the error

Quote
hata_ph:$ vpackager
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/vpackager", line 19, in <module>
    from vpackager import bot
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vpackager/bot.py", line 19, in <module>
    import dbviews
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vpackager/dbviews.py", line 19, in <module>
    import guitools
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vpackager/guitools.py", line 19, in <module>
    import buildutils
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vpackager/buildutils.py", line 19, in <module>
    import bottools
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/vpackager/bottools.py", line 20, in <module>
    import psutil
ImportError: No module named psutil
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: M0E-lnx on August 19, 2011, 04:28:53 am
That means the python psutil package is missing there is one here https://bitbucket.org/m0e_lnx/vpackager/downloads/psutil-0.2.0-i586-1vl70.txz

We should have one on the repos
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: hata_ph on August 19, 2011, 05:41:43 am
That means the python psutil package is missing there is one here https://bitbucket.org/m0e_lnx/vpackager/downloads/psutil-0.2.0-i586-1vl70.txz

We should have one on the repos

vpackager need psutil, gtksourceview and pygtksourceview to work...all are available at testing repo :)
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 19, 2011, 04:05:10 pm
I installed it on the Sempron; will put it on the Athlon 64 tomorrow barring surprises.

I had to use 1024x768 for installation. My monitor is 1280x1024, but that resolution gave me a distorted screen. I have always had to use 1024x768 during installation. Installation itself was without incidents and took about 20 minutes, including the reboot.

I used the auto configuration for X and nouveau driver was installed (correct). No problems. I have the proper 1280x1024 resolution. Sound is working fine. I haven't modified LILO because I'm trying to see if the inoperable keyboard/mouse problem is gone. It's a bit hard to test until it happens, but so far, so good.

Alas, not everything included is up to date. Flash is an older version. It's very easy to install the current version but it would be nice if the current version was included. Firefox 6 is out now. SeaMonkey in the repo is an older version. I downloaded and installed SeaMonkey 2.3 and Firefox 6 from Mozilla's Web site--very easy, no VL package needed, and they are both working fine. Opera is also an older version. I downloaded and installed Opera 11.50 from Opera's site. Working fine. The Scribus version included in the ISO is old. I installed Scribus 1.4 rc5 from the testing repo.

I've installed quite a bit from the repos and also Adobe Reader and SoftMaker Office and all are working.

Good job! I love it. I can't wait for Final.<g>
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 19, 2011, 04:11:30 pm
I forgot to mention a couple of things.

I *love* having a link to opensourcebistro. That will be a big help to beginners and anyone doing something for the first time.

VL-QuikPicks will be very helpful, too, for finding programs without hunting all the way through the repos. I used VL-QuikPicks to add Audacity. Easy, easy.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: stretchedthin on August 19, 2011, 11:35:40 pm
I forgot to mention a couple of things.

I *love* having a link to opensourcebistro. That will be a big help to beginners and anyone doing something for the first time.

VL-QuikPicks will be very helpful, too, for finding programs without hunting all the way through the repos. I used VL-QuikPicks to add Audacity. Easy, easy.
--GrannyGeek

Thanks GrannyGeek. As the contributor I was pretty happy OSB  got included, and  VL-QuikPicks was icing on the cake. 
M0E_lnx is cooking up a nice treat as well, I really hope we see by final.
I'll watch this thread closely for any comments on those two and try to have suggested fixes done by final.
(One known bug is that Compiz shows as installed when it is not, but if it is selected vl-qwikpicks will install it for you just as it should.)

Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 20, 2011, 07:24:46 am
I had my Sempron RC2.1 computer running overnight and everything was still working in the morning. I watched opera videos on YouTube for an hour today and no lockups. This is very encouraging. I hope we hear from others who were afflicted with lockups with earlier releases and they have similar good news to report. I'll have the computer running all day and overnight again and we'll see how it goes.

I don't use a software firewall, so I can't comment on that. Also, I don't care for Compiz and don't have it installed.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: nightflier on August 20, 2011, 09:20:28 am
As regular user, trying to run gdm setup (login window), only get message "need to be root", no option to enter root password.

Edit: Finally found the .desktop file for it.. it's /usr/share/gdm/applications/gnome-gdmsetup.desktop
It lists "Exec=/usr/bin/gdmsetup", whereas previous version had "Exec=gksu /usr/bin/gdmsetup".
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on August 20, 2011, 10:20:10 am
During installation clicking on Other in the partition mounting menu crashes the installer.
Also I got a kernel panic on the first boot(right after the udev warnings). It's the same one I've been getting a lot in RC2 - http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/kernelpanic.jpg
However, that was the only time I got it on RC2.1 so far.
Also I didn't get any lockups so far.
Time will show ;)

On an unrelated note:
Currently ffmpeg version included in RC2.1 is 0.6. A little while ago I've build ffpmpeg-0.8.2, which has a lot more functionality than the old one(in testing), and a few deps(got lost on the way). The problem with installing it from the repo is that it breaks all video players(and maybe other programs too), meaning they have to be rebuild against the new ffmpeg.
Could the new ffmpeg be included in the next iso, this way there won't be any confusion over which players were build against which version. I've already build a new vlc version against this new ffmpeg and it works great.
There's a bit of effort tied to it, since the players have to be rebuild(I coundn't find any recent SlackBuilds for mplayer and xine, otherwise I would've given it a shot), and testing to see exactly which apps were broken.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 20, 2011, 12:46:28 pm
I've installed RC2.1 on my Athlon 64 desktop. Installation was completely uneventful, the Auto option for X correctly installed nouveau, sound is working, everything is fine.

In the Help option in the Desktop menu, the path is wrong. I found it manually and then I got the full Help. I did a brief search in hopes I could find the file that gives the path to XFce Help so I could fix it myself but I didn't succeed. Anyone know where it is?

The problem with pulling out guidelines in GIMP persists. However, the problem lies with xscreensaver, not with GIMP or VL7, but I have to kill the screensaver daemon and then the guidelines work as expected. How can I prevent that daemon from loading? If I kill it in one session, it returns the next time I start VL7.

Two computers running all day now and still no lockups or keyboard or mouse problems. I'll leave both of them running overnight and report on what happens. It would be sooooo good to have that lockup problem gone.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on August 20, 2011, 02:41:12 pm
Deluge won't start:

Quote
budulay7:$ deluge
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/deluge", line 5, in <module>
    from pkg_resources import load_entry_point
ImportError: No module named pkg_resources

Just had a lockup(this time the screen just froze, no fancy colors), and while rebooting I got a kernel panic twice. I guess it was too early to celebrate :(
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: Pita on August 25, 2011, 06:15:43 pm
Trying to install to HP-2133 Netbook.

As with previous releases 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 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: Pita on August 26, 2011, 03:44:41 am

The problem with pulling out guidelines in GIMP persists. However, the problem lies with xscreensaver, not with GIMP or VL7, but I have to kill the screensaver daemon and then the guidelines work as expected. How can I prevent that daemon from loading? If I kill it in one session, it returns the next time I start VL7.

--GrannyGeek

I don't use a screensaver, however, if it would cause a problem I would just make non-executional /usr/bin/xscreensaver.

Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on August 28, 2011, 09:43:58 pm
Restart and shutdown work.  Great!  When quitting the  screen shows some weirdly fonted yellow messages in the upper left background, such as "Setting Up Modules."  Doesn't seem to affect performance.  And when coming up there are four or five lines of something like: "file needed .conf" with the rest of the message something about the sound card and ignoring it in the future.  If I knew how to stop the scrolling, I could give specifics.  Suspend works, at least for a short suspend.  Suspend in 2.0 worked fine if the machine was unsuspended shortly thereafter, but if suspended for a long time, 2.0 would not work unless I logged out.  Hibernate did not work (acted same as reboot). 

I didn't have any trouble with the installer, which surprised me, and was most impressed that a whole lot of my programs are ready to go.  A couple of times I guessed right when the installer asked for input.  However, I was unsure a couple of times, particularly, for example, on the screen which allows "restart" or some such to get the old home user area.  Below that was something like an "import user" button which I wondered if I should also use.  I didn't and luckily that was the right guess.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on August 29, 2011, 12:31:03 am
Couple of other initial impressions:

one of my python programs didn't work so, noting two pythons in gslapt, I deleted in gslapt the one that installed with the system.  And that deleted some thirty other programs, some important...so, after a couple of drinks and some swearing at gslapt, I reinstalled vl7 2.1, got back on gslapt and "downgraded" to the other python in the repository.

Also, I gather firefox 6 is out now as a firefox "update" screen is the first thing that appears.

John
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on August 29, 2011, 11:20:00 am
sledgehammer,

Just a reminder of something we've often posted here. DON'T use Gslapt to uninstall anything. it tends to take more with it than you intend. To uninstall a program, best to run
removepkg packagename
as root from a terminal prompt. You are much more likely to have just that program removed and not the whole lot of what gslapt thinks should go along with it.

Firefox 6 has been out for a while--couple of weeks, at least. Firefox has now decided to go with an accelerated release schedule, which means we'll be updating often if we want to keep current. The problem with not keeping current is that those releases usually include some security fixes and if you don't keep current, you are risking a security problem.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on August 30, 2011, 08:56:02 pm
The problem with a long "suspend" remains.  A short suspend works fine.  But after a long suspend, I have to do a cntrl-alt-backspace which logs me out.  Still a lot better than a reboot.

John
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on August 31, 2011, 03:54:54 pm
Wifi started acting up recently. Sometimes all of a sudden it will stop, so I am not able to send or receive anything. After a refresh scan Wicd shows no networks available, although they were there just a moment ago. The only way of fixing this that I found is a reboot. Sometimes this also happens at boot(no networks available after the system powers up).
Is there a new version of wicd in RC2.1 compared to RC2?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on August 31, 2011, 11:09:15 pm
budalay,

Are you using VL light?  I am using the regular VL rc 2.1 and have had no problems with WICD.  Nor did I have any under VL RC2.0.Stable as a rock on my system, whether wired or wifi. 

John
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on September 01, 2011, 08:26:10 am
sledgehammer,

I got Standard RC2.1, and I didn't have any problems with wireless on RC2.0 either.

Last night I put it on a desktop I just got, and wireless is flawless.
I suspect that maybe my laptop's(that's where wifi is acting up) wireless drivers(rt2860sta) were updated with the kernel update between RC2.0 and RC2.1

Any output I can post to help diagnose this?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: |nic| on September 01, 2011, 08:44:11 am
Installed on my pc ( AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ / 4 gb ram / GeForce GT220 ).
Everything is working great and I really like the VL quickpicks. It makes often used programs easy to install.

I really enjoy using it.

greets

nicdm

Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on September 01, 2011, 12:45:38 pm
Another thing, I was unable to re-size a ntfs partition during install(gparted was complaining about missing libraries). Had to use UBCD to partition the drive and then install VL7.
Trying to mount a partition to Other still crashes the installer.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: Joe1962 on September 02, 2011, 06:33:12 am
The problem with a long "suspend" remains.  A short suspend works fine.  But after a long suspend, I have to do a cntrl-alt-backspace which logs me out.  Still a lot better than a reboot.
FWIW, I just remembered that a few years back we disabled standby sleep on all recently purchased Windows XP PCs here at work, because they would never wake up after a longish time, something that had never happened before. Maybe this is some kind of generational hardware quirk?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: newt on September 02, 2011, 08:28:31 am
The problem with pulling out guidelines in GIMP persists. However, the problem lies with xscreensaver, not with GIMP or VL7, but I have to kill the screensaver daemon and then the guidelines work as expected. How can I prevent that daemon from loading? If I kill it in one session, it returns the next time I start VL7.
I just upgraded xscreensaver on my test system to v5.14 (from v5.12) and this resolved the GIMP guide problem.

Hopefully the new version of xscreensaver can be included in the final ISO so that other users don't experience this bug.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: Penguinista on September 05, 2011, 08:10:57 am
XFCE 4.8.0 - Missing Desktop Menu Apps:

I've noticed that the following useful Apps, which were in VL 6.0, are missing from VL 7.0 XFCE menu:

Menu:

1. Help (File)
2. System > Vector Control Centre (GUI)
3. System > Xfce Task Manager  [update: downloaded lxtask from Gslapt]
4. Accessories > Search For Files (Catfish found under VL-Quikpicks)
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: pierce.jason on September 05, 2011, 11:57:00 am
Gimp was giving me problems of freezing when I apply any tool (paintbrush, bucket fill, etc.) I just installed the xscreensaver update and it seems to have fixed that problem.

Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: GrannyGeek on September 07, 2011, 08:41:04 am
I upgraded to SeaMonkey 2.3.3 and ran into disastrous problems on the Athlon 64. At usopen.org if I scrolled up or down the page, the program and computer locked up, keyboard and mouse unresponsive, pushing the power button required to get out of it. I also upgraded to Firefox 6.0.2 or whatever the latest version is and had the same problem. Opera seems to be working okay.

I then went back to SeaMonkey 2.3.1 but the scrolling lockup happened with it, too. I don't recall having the problem with this version, but I hadn't used that computer in several days and it's possible I just didn't do whatever the computer doesn't like before I stopped using it for a few days.

I upgraded to SeaMonkey 2.3.3 on the Sempron desktop and so far, no problems. I'm writing this from SeaMonkey 2.3.3. I'll continue working with it and also upgrading Firefox and see how things go.

One major difference between the computers is that the Athlon 64 has a GeForce GT220 video card and the Sempron uses onboard NVidia graphics. The Sempron uses the nouveau driver. The next time I turn on the Athlon 64 I'll check which driver it's using. I think it's the proprietary NVidia driver.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: Xscreensaver and USB Mouse - VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: Penguinista on September 14, 2011, 08:52:22 am
Some additional bugs:

Xscreensaver:

Even though I've turned off Xscreensaver, the lock screen appears at random.

USB Mouse:

Periodically and at random, my USB mouse stops working and I have to reboot to get control of it again.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on September 14, 2011, 01:12:52 pm
I posted this earlier in the wrong thread. 

I can't get Ghostscript to work (won't open .ps files).  Tried different versions.  Error:  "Failed to execute child process 'ghostscript' (no such file or directory)."  Gv works fine.

Any suggestions?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on September 16, 2011, 05:35:23 pm
A few of notes on the wifi problems I've been having:

Sometimes after my laptop boots up, wicd won't connect to my University's open wifi - It takes a while and eventually will say that it can't get ip address. Retrying to connect with wicd rarely helps.
Also if while wicd is trying to connect to a network I cancel it, the next time I refresh the network list it will be empty. If I turned my wifi card off(there is a button to do that on my laptop) and then turn it back on, then I am able to refresh again, but only until the next time I cancel a connection.

Most of the time connecting through command line gets the job done. To do that I run following as root:
Code: [Select]
#!/usr/bin/bash
iwconfig wlan0 essid MYESSID
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 channel Auto
iwconfig wlan0 ap any
dhcpcd -t 25 -d wlan0

However, that fails every one in a while, since for whatever reason iwlist wlan0 scan does not return anything(maybe a problem with my card's module?). Then I have to restart wlan0 in ifconfig:
Code: [Select]
ifconfig wlann0 down
ifconfig wlan0 up
and try dhcpcd again.
Doing that gets the wifi going.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on September 17, 2011, 11:11:12 pm
Also, epdfviewer does not render the page properly.  xpdf does a much better job.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: pierce.jason on September 18, 2011, 09:33:11 am
What wireless device do you have? Sounds similar to some issues I've had recently with ralink usb devices (rt2x00 drivers).

A few of notes on the wifi problems I've been having:

Sometimes after my laptop boots up, wicd won't connect to my University's open wifi - It takes a while and eventually will say that it can't get ip address. Retrying to connect with wicd rarely helps.
Also if while wicd is trying to connect to a network I cancel it, the next time I refresh the network list it will be empty. If I turned my wifi card off(there is a button to do that on my laptop) and then turn it back on, then I am able to refresh again, but only until the next time I cancel a connection.

Most of the time connecting through command line gets the job done. To do that I run following as root:
Code: [Select]
#!/usr/bin/bash
iwconfig wlan0 essid MYESSID
iwconfig wlan0 mode Managed
iwconfig wlan0 channel Auto
iwconfig wlan0 ap any
dhcpcd -t 25 -d wlan0

However, that fails every one in a while, since for whatever reason iwlist wlan0 scan does not return anything(maybe a problem with my card's module?). Then I have to restart wlan0 in ifconfig:
Code: [Select]
ifconfig wlann0 down
ifconfig wlan0 up
and try dhcpcd again.
Doing that gets the wifi going.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on September 18, 2011, 11:27:01 am
The card is GIGABYTE AirCruiser N300, it's a laptop pci-e card and it uses a rt2860 driver. I also have  a Sabrent pci-e card on my desktop that uses the same driver, and every once in a while(happened twice since I installed RC2.1) it won't return any scans as well. So far a simple restart was able to fix that.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: pierce.jason on September 19, 2011, 06:53:58 pm
That issue goes away for me when using older kernels, but haven't had the chance to track down what version it creeped up in. I don't think I've tried it in 3.0.4 yet, might be worth a shot for you.

Sad thing, ralink used to be some of the best drivers for linux and wifi.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: budulay on September 21, 2011, 03:03:43 pm
I did try it with 3.0.4 and still getting a pretty similar behavior  :(
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: Penguinista on September 25, 2011, 04:45:53 pm
FWIW, I downloaded LibreOffice 3 using Gslapt and it often gives a "General Error" message at random.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on September 25, 2011, 06:49:16 pm
Penguinista

I'm not sure how it happened, but my VL 7 RC2.1 has Open Office Light.  It is great!  Only downside is it won't export to pdf, so I use ps2pdf quite often.

John
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on September 29, 2011, 11:28:05 pm
"open terminal here" in Thunar does not work.

Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: scififry on October 03, 2011, 05:19:07 pm
Installed on oldy ThinkPad R40 and it's working fine so far...  ;D

VLQuikPicks is really great and useful...getting apps spontaneously using it is really fun!

Only bug-related thing I noticed: I can't configure my printer, which is an old dot-matrix printer connected directly to the laptop's parallel port.
When entering URIs like /dev/lp0 or /dev/parport0 into the device URI line in the Printer configuring application the Forward button stays greyed out, and with the CUPS browser configurator it won't work at all even to select the interface the printer is connected to.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on October 05, 2011, 11:12:10 pm

As earlier noted, I haven't been able to get my HP laserjet 6 to work on the usb port (only port available on my laptop).  However it works on parallel port on an office machine running a new(er) version of slackware.  I think this is due to a change in cups in one of the new versions of slackware, and likely has nothing to do with Vector.  However, the usb port did work fine on my laptop until I switched to VL 7. 
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: pierce.jason on October 06, 2011, 11:17:43 am

As earlier noted, I haven't been able to get my HP laserjet 6 to work on the usb port (only port available on my laptop).  However it works on parallel port on an office machine running a new(er) version of slackware.  I think this is due to a change in cups in one of the new versions of slackware, and likely has nothing to do with Vector.  However, the usb port did work fine on my laptop until I switched to VL 7. 

What version of hplip does slapt-get say you are using? A few different versions have floated through testing, but I think it turned out that 3.10.x was the most usable for many HP users. 3.11 was in the repo at one time but has subsequently pulled out and moved to "unstable".
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: scififry on October 07, 2011, 01:18:07 pm
Got some new hard drives today for even more Linux and testing of VectorLinux ;D

Tried first on my little Athlon XP box (1,3 GHz, 512 MB RAM). Partitioning using GParted within the graphical installer worked fine, but the installer (and the entire system) froze up after 4% process of installation. Retried two times, but the second time it froze up at 1% and the third time at 3%. ???
I built that computer from scratch out of a few parts I got gifted and some parts from a broken computer, but it's working fine (ran it a lot using live-CDs (including VL Light Alpha 5 :) ) and ran Memtest 86+ successfully.
Will retry installation using the text installer later.

Second try was an older PC (AMD Duron 697 MHz, 384 MB RAM) I added a second HD to install Linux (had only W98SE for playing old games), the installation (graphical installer) worked fine, after my first impressions I can say that it's working pretty stable.

EDIT: Tried the text installer on the small Athlon XP box, it installs further than the gui installer (about 15%) but freezes up too :( ; took a photo of the output.

EDIT2: Because installing VL 7.0 RC2.1 didn't work I tried to install VL Light 7.0 Alpha 5, the installer crashed right before even installing any package.
This computer is really odd. Mayhaps it hates Linux.
*scififry commits one of the biggest crimes imginable in this community: **grabs through lots of old CDs** installing WXP sp1 just to try if anything is installable onto this computer.
--
It worked. I'm so ashamed. :-X
But I think it's a kernel problem, right?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: nightflier on October 07, 2011, 04:34:54 pm
*scififry commits one of the biggest crimes

Nah, no big deal. We're not fanatics.   :)
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: scififry on October 07, 2011, 06:41:06 pm
Thanks! :)

Well, I'm. ;) Windos was even too dumb to configure the sound driver, haha.

Buuut.. I should stop talking about that, this thread is about VectorLinux.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on October 08, 2011, 03:06:25 pm
pierce-jason wrote:

Quote
What version of hplip does slapt-get say you are using?

Gslapt says hplip ver 3.10.2-i586-2vl70.

But I don't think I am using hplip.  I am using cups.  perhaps that is the problem.  But I doubt it.  I am pretty sure that the new slackware kernel just doesn't support usb printer input on some of the not-so-old hp laserjets.

John
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: pierce.jason on October 09, 2011, 06:18:36 pm
Gslapt says hplip ver 3.10.2-i586-2vl70.

But I don't think I am using hplip.  I am using cups.  perhaps that is the problem.  But I doubt it.  I am pretty sure that the new slackware kernel just doesn't support usb printer input on some of the not-so-old hp laserjets.

John

That's the "good" version of hplip. The kernel only sees it as usb, and cups/hplip pickup the tab from there. Its up to cups/hplip to do anything printer-specific at that point. Try doing the hplip configuration for cups
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on October 10, 2011, 04:03:00 pm
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The kernel only sees it as usb

I think that's my problem.  The kernel doesn't see anything when I plug my HP laserjet 4Mplus into the usb port.  Nor does it see my HP laserjet 6MP.  Tried different cables.  If it would see it, I could configure it.  As it is, I have to use the parallel port, which is kind of slow.

JOhn
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: nightflier on October 10, 2011, 05:46:41 pm
If you watch the messages (tail -f /var/log/messages) when you plug in the printer, do you see anything?

I had an HP printer years back, remember I had to use "hp-makeuri" to get it working.. that still the case?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: scififry on October 12, 2011, 03:18:30 am
As it is, I have to use the parallel port, which is kind of slow.
Have you set your parallel port to ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) in the BIOS? If your printers support that, it'd speed data transfer up to 1.5MB/s.
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: pierce.jason on October 13, 2011, 10:40:21 pm
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The kernel only sees it as usb

I think that's my problem.  The kernel doesn't see anything when I plug my HP laserjet 4Mplus into the usb port.  Nor does it see my HP laserjet 6MP.  Tried different cables.  If it would see it, I could configure it.  As it is, I have to use the parallel port, which is kind of slow.

JOhn

What I meant, is the kernel is supposed to only care if it USB in the case of printers. The rest is done by cups and hplip.

lsusb should list all devices that the kernel sees as USB. See if your printer is listed there. This will confirm that the USB port on your printer is functioning correctly.

And as nightflier mentions, there's a command like hp-makeuri that you'll need to run to give the correct info to cups. This is one area that we really need updated documentation on, I can't remember the specifics of what needs to be done here to get hplip and cups to run together. Maybe some generic hplip/cups documentation has the needed info?
Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on October 15, 2011, 08:07:04 am
Thanks for the help with my HP printing situation.   In thinking about all this, I forgot to emphasize that I changed laptops at the time I switched to VL 7.

I just tried printing to my home HP LaserJet4 from my new laptop (computer and VL stats below). 

It worked.

 Here are details. 

I connected it to the usb slot on the left of this laptop (when facing).  This is what I have traditionally done as I have the right two usb ports connected to other stuff.

Cups (or whatever) did not find the printer.

I freed up on of the USB ports on the right side of the machine.  Cups found the printer.

The usb ports on the left, which work for, say, my mouse, apparently have different specs than the usb ports on the right. 

I will try this at the office and if that doesn't also work there, post the forum.  Else, my printing problem is solved. 

thanks again

Title: Re: VECTORLINUX 7.0 RC2.1 Bug Reports
Post by: sledgehammer on October 28, 2011, 01:24:38 pm
I still think there is a problem with Cups 1.4.6 or VL 7 rc2.  It won't see my Xerox copier which I want to use to print wireless.  Perhaps this is fixed in the latest RC.  Hope so.  I can get on the copier, typing its url, so I know something is working.

"Add Printer" doesn't see it the Xerox even though I am on the Xerox' URL.  I have to go to Internet Printing Protocol (Http) and put it in there.  Then I can print with it and Cups sees it in "manage printers."

John