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Cooking up the Treats => Distro development => Topic started by: stretchedthin on November 27, 2011, 11:20:31 pm

Title: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: stretchedthin on November 27, 2011, 11:20:31 pm
Please post bug reports, suggestions, and comments for VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 27, 2011, 11:59:54 pm
Installation when well but i notice if you install VL7-GOLD via the text installer, you cannot auto-mount your data cd in thunar...

below error show up in your $HOME/.xsession-errors

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thunar-volman: could not detect the volume corresponding to the device

PS: mounting from terminal work and thunar can auto-mount my pendrive too...it seem only not working for data cd
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on November 28, 2011, 09:39:52 am
During GRUB setup, you cannot pick what OS is included in the menu. Switching to LILO allows you to uncheck OS entries, and the check boxes remain cleared when switching back to GRUB, but when it's written to the MBR, all system OS's are included in the boot menu. Bleh!

Syslog still filling up with the following:

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Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.695721] Raw EDID:
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.695749]
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.746247] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 152
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.746249] Raw EDID:
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.746276]
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.796607] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 152
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.796610] Raw EDID:
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.796636]
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.846966] [drm:drm_edid_block_valid] *ERROR* EDID checksum is invalid, remainder is 152
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.846968] Raw EDID:
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.846995]
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.846999] radeon 0000:01:05.0: HDMI-A-1: EDID block 0 invalid.
Nov 28 12:57:19 bodacious kernel: [  996.847019] [drm:radeon_dvi_detect] *ERROR* HDMI-A-1: probed a monitor but no|invalid EDID

And debug is filling up with this.

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Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126781] <3>1f 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126784] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126787] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126790] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126793] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126796] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126799] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................
Nov 28 13:01:04 bodacious kernel: [ 1222.126802] <3>07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07  ................

Ugh... >.<

nomodeset as a boot option kills the log spam.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 05:10:15 am
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=12938

Greetings to all.

Thank you for this release.  I hope to post, later, some specific comments, details, timing measurements, and so on, but, for now, I am stuck, and need some help.

There are a couple of small bugs in the installer, with fatal consequences, to those not attentive to detail.  On my fourth try, however, (the third try just halted, without explanation) I did manage to make it to the boot manager installation routine.

That is where I ran into the two bugs that held up the first two attempts--by my fourth attempt, I knew how to avoid those two errors.  More on those in a subsequent post.

This message concerns my fourth attempt, which had seemed to be moving along satisfactorily.

I had entered, when prompted, my user name and password, but, was informed, after hitting the "Enter" key,  that the single letter I had selected for a login was ALREADY TAKEN!!! That seems strange to me.  It is of course not correct, since I had reformatted the hard drive, and was now reaching this stage of the installation process for the first time.  In other words, that letter designation had never before been assigned to any user.

Regardless of whether or not it was appropriate, or inappropriate, the point is, that now, after rebooting, I reach a login screen that refuses to accept my user name and password, and also refuses to accept "root" with the password I had assigned.

In other words, I am stuck.  I can't proceed.  I would be obliged, for the fifth time, to start all over again.  This is really annoying.

There are two words at the bottom of the screen:  "session" and "activity", but I don't know, and the screen doesn't indicate, how one is supposed to change, adjust, or access either of those icons. 

Surely there must be some method to login?  By the way, some of the same problems, I encountered yesterday and today, had already been observed, and described by me, in years gone by....

CAI ENG
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 05:14:02 am
caieng,

You install VL7 using the GOLD or the LIVE cd?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 06:02:34 am
Gold, because, in previous years, I had difficulty installing the "live" version.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 06:21:09 am
caieng,

from your post you mention you having problem installing VL7 gold from the GUI installer, any error?
which part of installer broken for you?
can you post the spec of your install system?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 06:30:38 am
sure, thanks for reminding me.

computer:  cpu = 1GHz Intel P3, chipset Intel 815, 0.5GB SDRAM, Seagate Sata II hard drive, video S3 AGP 2.0.

Monitor:  Vizio flat screen 26", HD 1920 x 1080.

Benchmarks:  GIPS: 2.3; GFLOPS 1.3; GBytes/sec 0.5.

Works well with several other distros, including Debian, PCLOS, & Puppy.

 :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 06:43:13 am
Thank for the hardware info...
ok...which part of installer fail you?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 06:48:46 am
Thank you very much for your kindness, in helping me.

The errors in the installer, are a bit complex, and worth describing in considerable detail, right now, my hope is to find out how I can login.

Can you please tell me what is the password to login as root, since my user name is not recognized.

Once in, then, I can post from VL itself, instead of using xp as at present.

It is going to take me half an hour to write up the several problems with the installer.  I would like to get into VL first, and then explain where the bugs are, in detail.......

caieng
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 07:01:37 am
Since you install it from the GOLD cd, I cannot tell you what is the root password. Do you remember what root password you use? Do you key in wrongly?
So now is either to reset your root password via a live cd (http://linuxgazette.net/107/tomar.html) or reinstall it again...I would suggest the reinstall method...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 07:08:20 am
Oh, sorry about that....

Umm, the root password is not accepted by the login, with user name as "root".

Ok, I made it in.  I typed in "root", and left the password blank!!!

haha.  remarkable.  Evidently the installer ignored my previous assignment of the proper password for root.  Wow.

Let me go play with the new distro, for a few minutes, then I will login using VL!!!  Yeah!!

caieng
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 07:22:37 am
Empty root password?
Are you sure you are using the GOLD cd to install?
As I know only the LIVE cd use empty root password...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 07:33:14 am
I am in!

Hurrah!

 :)

Thanks for your patience.

General comments:  umm, the resolution remains mediocre (perhaps 800 x 600, not sure, don't know how to find out...)  I did run VASM and there set the resolution for 1280 x 1024 x 16 (crashes if one accepts 24 bit color, even though, both XP and Win98 run fine on this same computer at 1280 x 1024 x 32.)

Problems with the installer:
1.  This bug will not bother ANY sophisticated user, but, it trapped me...Haha, ok, so we know that I am unsophisticated.....
I prefer LILO, and when I reached the routine that asks the user to set up LILO, I clicked on the icon at the far right, to assign VL as the default, NOT XP.  
That's when I made my mistake.
The NEXT icon, on the lower half of the screen, asks the user whether or not to include XP in the boot menu.

FOOLISHLY, I disabled that option, i.e. I DISABLED it, so that ONLY VL would appear on the boot menu.  When I disabled XP, from the choices, the Installer automatically, i.e. without my doing anything, CHANGED the default setting, which I had JUST enabled, i.e. I had just assigned VL to be the default, but when I DISABLED XP from the menu, counterintuitively, the switch above it, RE-ENABLED XP as the default boot image, and, since I had not NOTICED that change, my attention being drawn, instead, toward the bottom of the screen, to click on "next", I created, unintentionally, an endless loop, a fatal error.  The system crashed of course.  

On my second attempt, I moved VERY slowly through that step of the installation, and as a result, noticed the bizarre behaviour of the software, changing my directive to regard VL as the default boot object.  
Thus, I was able to CHANGE AGAIN, that switch on the right hand side of the screen, i.e. to RE-RE-enable VL as default, after having eliminated XP from the menu.

So, now I have to figure out a lot of things here, I still don't have a user set up.  I haven't go a useable screen resolution, but, I noticed something else, just now, something which for me, represents a fatal error, one which will prevent my further testing.

There is no VLC media player.  I see a dozen other media players, but not the one I use.

 :(

regards,
CAI ENG
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 07:48:45 am
Ok...to make thing short are you saying the problem start at bootloader installation part?
You choose lilo and unmark XP...but the GUI installer will not allow you do unmark XP and the process go on continusly until it hang your entire installation process?

VLC is in the testing repo (pls remember to enable testing repo in gslapt)...you can use gslapt/slapt-get to install it...

For the screen resolution, can you check what video driver you using? Pls run lspci and lsmod as root from terminal and show the output
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 08:10:45 am

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Ok...to make thing short are you saying the problem start at bootloader installation part?
yes
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You choose lilo and unmark XP...but the GUI installer will not allow you do unmark XP and the process go on continusly until it hang your entire installation process?
Not exactly right.

Let me try again.
The installer changes BACK from VL to XP ("back" because I had just clicked the choice to enable VL as the default) the default image to boot, upon disabling XP from the menu in the installer routine just below the default selection on the upper right half of the screen.

If one notices this automatic change, a change which is both illogical, and counterproductive, then, one can AGAIN change back to Vector and then, the software works just fine.  The problem only arises, when brain dead folks like me, FAIL to observe that the installer routine has changed the default to a non-existent image.

This particular error depends upon the user failing to change the default, a second time.

The x-windows problem is quite different.  I assigned 1280 x 1024 during the installation, but, the information was not retained, at boot up.  I then again instructed the OS to accept my desired resolution, but Vector Linux just laughed.  It is doing what it wants, not what I want.....

CAI ENG
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 29, 2011, 08:20:14 am
 here's lspci and lsmod
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on November 29, 2011, 03:02:06 pm
Just ran into a rather disturbing issue. Went to boot to the Winderz drive on the notebook and got the dreaded GRUB> prompt. This should not have happened as I specified that Grub should be written to sdb and not sda. Going to reinstall to make sure.

Disregard. I know what happened. When I clicked LILO and back to GRUB, the install location changed back to sda and I didn't catch it. Caught it this time.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on November 29, 2011, 05:17:22 pm
caieng here is my recent post:

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« Reply #107 on: November 22, 2011,

Jumped the line to RC4.4, Sorry, but may be what I report can be corrected before the final release:
Installed on desktop PC with GUI installer up to entering root and user name/password.
Root PW was apparently not registered since when loging-in the PW was a blank.
User name and user PW was not accepted during installation which was then aborted on its own at that point. Did the lilo bid separately in another box.

When booting then into RC4.4 there was an error message that /usr/lib/liblber.* could not be found.

User name and user PW could be entered with vasm correctly as well as root PW.

Apparently this was not acted on.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Masta on November 29, 2011, 11:53:11 pm

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Ok...to make thing short are you saying the problem start at bootloader installation part?
yes
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You choose lilo and unmark XP...but the GUI installer will not allow you do unmark XP and the process go on continusly until it hang your entire installation process?
Not exactly right.

Let me try again.
The installer changes BACK from VL to XP ("back" because I had just clicked the choice to enable VL as the default) the default image to boot, upon disabling XP from the menu in the installer routine just below the default selection on the upper right half of the screen.

If one notices this automatic change, a change which is both illogical, and counterproductive, then, one can AGAIN change back to Vector and then, the software works just fine.  The problem only arises, when brain dead folks like me, FAIL to observe that the installer routine has changed the default to a non-existent image.

This particular error depends upon the user failing to change the default, a second time.

The x-windows problem is quite different.  I assigned 1280 x 1024 during the installation, but, the information was not retained, at boot up.  I then again instructed the OS to accept my desired resolution, but Vector Linux just laughed.  It is doing what it wants, not what I want.....

CAI ENG


If you edit the boot menu names, the "default selection" will change as you edit the menu naming. This is normal operation, has alway been this way and nobody, until now, has found it to a be a problem. Though understanding as I try to look at it from a "new user installing" point of view... perhaps this could be avoided if the "default boot" section was moved below the menu of OS selection.
 
  However the reason this "default selection" changes when you edit the menu naming (or choose on or off).. is because it is tracking the menu edit in real time, and this prevents the possibility of having a default selection which doesn't really exist.

  The best I tell you here is to pay attention when you are working in this section of the installer.

Cheers....
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 29, 2011, 11:54:20 pm
caieng,

can try to install VL7 GOLD using the grub bootloader instead of lilo?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: caieng on November 30, 2011, 02:14:47 am
Quote from: hata_ph
can try to install VL7 GOLD using the grub bootloader instead of lilo?

Yes, I can try, if Grub will permit, as LILO easily accomplishes, access to the Linux ext4 partition, instead of MBR.

Can you confirm that ability, before I start over, again?

Quote from: Masta
The best I tell you here is to pay attention when you are working in this section of the installer.
Hi Masta, thanks for this bit of wisdom--yes, I agree, it was MY FAULT, that the system hung, the first time through.

On the other hand, my oversight, failing to observe the installer's modification of my selection, should not take place, in a well designed environment.  Bugs need to be eliminated, rather than observed, carefully.

The installer is defective.  A clever person would not know this, it takes a careless slob, like me, to expose the fault, but the fault is there, and requires fixing.  Software ought not function as if carrying a fragile piece of glass, incapable of resisting fracture at the sound of a hummingbird's wings, fluttering 30 meters away.

The same week that VL 7 was released, another good distro, occupying the same niche as VL on the list of most popular Linux distributions at distrowatch dot com (#31 and 32) issued an updated version.

I downloaded both the same day.  I installed both.  I have booted both.  I have turned off both, on the same computer, on two different hard drives.

VL, #31, required 30 minutes to install from cdrom.  #32 installed in 13 minutes from cdrom, on the same computer.

VL is STILL not up and running, days later.
#32 has already been installed, tested, and benchmarked.

I urge developers of VL to try #32 themselves, to confirm this observation....
I do not write this, to tout the virtues of #32, but to highlight the perceived weakness in VL.  I could easily fill the page with criticisms of #32, but my point here is not how good #32 is, but how much further VL's installer has to change, to conform to even a mediocre distribution like #32.

A better installation experience, in my opinion, is coming from Ubuntu, which has, in my opinion, the best installer in the business.  Among other things, that installer sets up automatic login for the user, during the installation.  Another attractive feature:  the installer solicits user input WHILE DOWNLOADING, thus saving time.

None of the existing Linux distros is really satisfactory, from my point of view.  I cite Ubuntu, because it's installer, strikes me, as being the closest to a reasonable 21st century bit of software.  I cite #32, because it provides, intelligently, VLC by default.  I insert the CDROM, and 25 minutes later, I am listening to streaming audio on MP3, AAC+, or OGG.  No other Linux distro offers that capability:  "out of the box".

Now that I have been able to access VL 7, I must comment that the user interface is very cluttered, with icons all over the desktop, appearing out of nowhere, really disagreeable.  I much prefer the uncluttered desktop of #32.  What's with the change in position from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen for the menu???  That's not helpful.  Again, I prefer the "open box" approach, of simple one click anywhere on desktop, to see the whole menu.  It is faster, from the user perspective.

CAI ENG





Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Hamlet on November 30, 2011, 07:56:23 am
Dual boot with Debian 6.0.3 doesn't work. The installer writes "initrd16 /boot/initrd" in the OS section for Debian in grub.cfg. In my case this file is called ( on my default Debian install )  /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem so booting fails as initrd is not loaded.  It can be fixed easily by mounting the Debian root partition and creating a soft link from /boot/initrd.img-2.6.32-5-686-bigmem to /boot/initrd.

 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on November 30, 2011, 05:06:02 pm
cai eng, not sure about the access ext4 linux partition but i believe it will work...
btw, thanks for your time to install VL7 and will take note of your finding...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Masta on November 30, 2011, 08:30:14 pm
The installer is defective.  A clever person would not know this, it takes a careless slob, like me, to expose the fault, but the fault is there, and requires fixing.  Software ought not function as if carrying a fragile piece of glass, incapable of resisting fracture at the sound of a hummingbird's wings, fluttering 30 meters away.

The same week that VL 7 was released, another good distro, occupying the same niche as VL on the list of most popular Linux distributions at distrowatch dot com (#31 and 32) issued an updated version.

I downloaded both the same day.  I installed both.  I have booted both.  I have turned off both, on the same computer, on two different hard drives.

VL, #31, required 30 minutes to install from cdrom.  #32 installed in 13 minutes from cdrom, on the same computer.

VL is STILL not up and running, days later.
#32 has already been installed, tested, and benchmarked.

I urge developers of VL to try #32 themselves, to confirm this observation....
I do not write this, to tout the virtues of #32, but to highlight the perceived weakness in VL.  I could easily fill the page with criticisms of #32, but my point here is not how good #32 is, but how much further VL's installer has to change, to conform to even a mediocre distribution like #32.

A better installation experience, in my opinion, is coming from Ubuntu, which has, in my opinion, the best installer in the business.  Among other things, that installer sets up automatic login for the user, during the installation.  Another attractive feature:  the installer solicits user input WHILE DOWNLOADING, thus saving time.

None of the existing Linux distros is really satisfactory, from my point of view.  I cite Ubuntu, because it's installer, strikes me, as being the closest to a reasonable 21st century bit of software.  I cite #32, because it provides, intelligently, VLC by default.  I insert the CDROM, and 25 minutes later, I am listening to streaming audio on MP3, AAC+, or OGG.  No other Linux distro offers that capability:  "out of the box".

Now that I have been able to access VL 7, I must comment that the user interface is very cluttered, with icons all over the desktop, appearing out of nowhere, really disagreeable.  I much prefer the uncluttered desktop of #32.  What's with the change in position from the bottom of the screen to the top of the screen for the menu???  That's not helpful.  Again, I prefer the "open box" approach, of simple one click anywhere on desktop, to see the whole menu.  It is faster, from the user perspective.

CAI ENG

Maybe VL isn't for you. For a simple installation, they do sell computers at Best Buy, Walmart, and others with Windows already istalled.  ;)
 Thanks for the feedback.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on November 30, 2011, 10:40:22 pm
Made a new installation using vinstall-iso-ng. It run so smooth and fast.
IMHO it is the best installer in VL. Never understood the need for a GUI
installer.

And the problem with the GUI installer in VL7 for not being able to enter
user name and password I think I have already reported it last year and
possibly more than once. That the root password now does not
register and being a blank is a new twist.

I will not try to install in a HP-2133 netbook since I am sure the problem
there as well has not been fixed, --the GUI installer being unreadable with
windows and fonts overlapping.

I cannot find any longer 'sendmail' and 'mailx' in the repos or where are
they hidden.

'at' is not found in /etc/rc.d/init.d and has to be fetched from samples.
Why that? atd is installed, so why not make use of it.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on December 01, 2011, 03:00:19 am
And the problem with the GUI installer in VL7 for not being able to enter
user name and password I think I have already reported it last year and
possibly more than once. That the root password now does not
register and being a blank is a new twist.


I had absolutely no issue in creating the root password or users with the GUI install.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on December 01, 2011, 03:37:51 am
Pita, will build mailx and sendmail for VL7...pls help to test it soon :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 01, 2011, 04:21:18 pm
Yes, I can try, if Grub will permit, as LILO easily accomplishes, access to the Linux ext4 partition, instead of MBR.

Grub2 is not recommended to be put in the partition's boot sector. It should only go into the MBR. There are ways you can "force" it into the partition's boot sector, but this is unsupported and not recommended.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 01, 2011, 04:24:20 pm
And the problem with the GUI installer in VL7 for not being able to enter
user name and password I think I have already reported it last year and
possibly more than once. That the root password now does not
register and being a blank is a new twist.


I had absolutely no issue in creating the root password or users with the GUI install.

Same here. I created a root account, 2 new user accounts, and imported a user account from an existing directory. All took password just fine.

Pita, is there any chance that your password is failing to meet complexity requirements or uses any non-latin characters?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 01, 2011, 04:33:56 pm
Why is "at" not anymore included in the services of VectorLinux? One has to copy it first from /etc/rc.d/init.d/sample to ../init.d. Then run services. Is it that no one is using "at" anymore? I use it all the time. It's fast and easy. Other distros have it still as a standard.


I think you and I might be the only two people in the world that still use atd ;) Ok j/k, but it is surprising that no one else in VL has noticed and commented on this. I've taken the liberty to lodge a ticket on the issue tracker for this. https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl70/issue/5/package-at-should-have-init-script
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 01, 2011, 04:35:04 pm
Has anyone else had the problem of no VL-themed backgrounds when logged in?

All of my users desktops are showing the XFCE mouse for the background. It has been like this since the first time I logged in after installation.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: nightflier on December 01, 2011, 06:04:58 pm
I noticed the default xfce background on one machine when running Live. I tested it with another live xfce distro and same thing. Machine is an older Celeron 2.7 GHz, 1G RAM and a Radeon 9250 AGP video card.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 01, 2011, 06:38:58 pm
I noticed the default xfce background on one machine when running Live. I tested it with another live xfce distro and same thing. Machine is an older Celeron 2.7 GHz, 1G RAM and a Radeon 9250 AGP video card.

This is from a full Gold installation, not from a Live disc.

I guess one thing in common here is ATI. This box has an onboard ATI 3300HD card.



===EDIT===
Just remembered I'm on a dual monitor system, using the default open source ATI drivers. This causes the display to be cloned to both monitors. In XFCE wallpaper manager I notice that it has the correct VL themed walpaper set for Monitor1, but Monitor2 has the XFCE-stripes wallpaper set (mouse image with horizontal stripes.). I think my problem might be that XFCE is putting Monitor2's wallpaper on both monitors.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 01, 2011, 06:50:10 pm
And the problem with the GUI installer in VL7 for not being able to enter
user name and password I think I have already reported it last year and
possibly more than once. That the root password now does not
register and being a blank is a new twist.


I had absolutely no issue in creating the root password or users with the GUI install.

Well it seems I am not alone with this problem. To avoid that the GUI installation aborts
when asked for user and its password is to skip it
and enter it later with vasm. I learned that quite some time ago during previous testings.
However, a newbie will not know that.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 01, 2011, 06:52:12 pm
As user klicking at xfce4-panel to quit there is no logout dialog, instead it goes
straight to the log-in screen.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on December 01, 2011, 07:03:00 pm
I noticed the default xfce background on one machine when running Live. I tested it with another live xfce distro and same thing. Machine is an older Celeron 2.7 GHz, 1G RAM and a Radeon 9250 AGP video card.

This is from a full Gold installation, not from a Live disc.

I guess one thing in common here is ATI. This box has an onboard ATI 3300HD card.

Weird. I'm running an ancient ATI x1250 on this notebook and I get that beautiful VL 7 background.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 01, 2011, 07:06:01 pm
Pita, will build mailx and sendmail for VL7...pls help to test it soon :)

Thanks! Found now mailx and waiting for sendmail.

On this line the following oldies seem not to be in the repos as well:
joe, xv, xpaint. Joe has always been my major editor, xv and xpaint my gimps.
All a fast and easy to use.

Come to think of it, I thought I had them installed in  VL7-Light-Live.
Can't check it now since I overwrote it with the GOLD. May be I pinched
them from somewhere else.
Title: prosavage kn133 workaround for dummy/Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vincent2 on December 01, 2011, 07:33:39 pm
Now running vl7gold with kernel 3.1.4 on sharp mebius laptop, but due to the IC design flaw of savage(twister K) IGP chips(R&D contracted to taiwanese and evil red china slave factory in shenzhen-canton after SARS pendenmic,etc...a kind of gift contract awarded to evil red cina but they still cheated all endusers for that line of products),
details about Graphic chip:
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. VT8636A [ProSavage KN133] AGP4X VGA Controller (TwisterK) (rev 01)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

occasionally keyboard  and mouse touch pad goes to dummy , so i 've got to edit /etc/lilo.conf

-------------------------------
append="idle=pool"
append="maxcpus=1"
-------------------------------
thus make system  work longer and stable
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on December 01, 2011, 10:12:07 pm
Pita, joe, xv and xpaint coming right up soon

BTW, it would be more appropriate to post packages request in the packages request section :)
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 02, 2011, 11:01:16 pm
Installed sendmail, testing it I get the following error:

 /usr/sbin/sendmail: Exec format error
"/home/user/dead.letter" 9/211
. . . message not sent.

ls -l /usr/sbin/sendmail
-r-xr-sr-x 1 root smmsp 0 Dec  2 11:10 /usr/sbin/sendmail*

Uninstalled, reinstalled, same error.

Code: [Select]
/etc/rc.d/init.d
root:# ./sendmail start
Starting Sendmail...........                                         [  OK  ]
/etc/rc.d/init.d
root:# ./sendmail status
sendmail is not running



Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: hata_ph on December 03, 2011, 12:22:34 am
Pita,

thanks for testing sendmail but it would be more appropriate to post your sendmail error in the sendmail pkg own thread

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=15424.0
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vincent2 on December 04, 2011, 01:23:52 am
any idea /or command to make  samsung ES80 digital camera recognized by sytem, and transfer the photo file from the camera to vl7gold laptop?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: stretchedthin on December 04, 2011, 07:27:06 am
any idea /or command to make  samsung ES80 digital camera recognized by sytem, and transfer the photo file from the camera to vl7gold laptop?


Looks like a job for gPhoto (http://www.gphoto.org/).
You should be able to find that in the repo.  Look for gphoto2
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vincent2 on December 04, 2011, 06:58:30 pm
Quote
Looks like a job for gPhoto.

Bonjour!stretchedthin ,
merci! :)
Samsung ES80 works now with gPhoto flawlessly, copy video and phoptos to laptop very fast.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: sledgehammer on December 05, 2011, 11:46:26 pm
This is not a bug in VL 7, but for what its worth, I could not get the 4pane file manager in the repositories to work.  However the slackware version on the 4pane site works fine in 7.0.  http://www.4pane.co.uk/Download.htm

Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 07, 2011, 01:07:01 pm
I can't mount a flash drive as user. I have to be root to do it. This is very inconvenient. This is happening on both my Sempron desktop and HP laptop.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 07, 2011, 01:09:02 pm
On both Sempron desktop and HP laptop, when I log out the only option is Log Out and restart and shutdown are grayed out. I don't like that!
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 07, 2011, 03:19:03 pm
On both Sempron desktop and HP laptop, when I log out the only option is Log Out and restart and shutdown are grayed out. I don't like that!
--GrannyGeek

This isn't an installation from the LiveCD is it? It sounds like a DBus related problem(especially in conjunction with your usb mouting), and I recall DBus problems popping up on Live quite a bit.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on December 07, 2011, 03:59:35 pm
Hmmm. Tried the USB thing and ran into the same issue as GG.

However, I do have the normal options for logging out and shutting down. And I installed via the ISO, not the Live CD.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: pierce.jason on December 07, 2011, 04:11:26 pm
Hmmm. Tried the USB thing and ran into the same issue as GG.

However, I do have the normal options for logging out and shutting down. And I installed via the ISO, not the Live CD.

Is your user in the "plugdev" group? This used to be required for usb mounting, but I'm not sure about these days.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on December 07, 2011, 04:27:45 pm
Yup. First thing I checked.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on December 07, 2011, 06:03:11 pm
Did some more checking on this one. Seems to be an issue with my notebook and which USB port I use. If I unplug the mouse transceiver and plug in the flash stick, the volume is mounted. If I unplug the USB power to the cooler and plug the stick in there, it fails to recognize the stick.

Going to have to fiddle with things to figure out why it's not recognizing that particular port. 
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 07, 2011, 08:15:40 pm
This isn't an installation from the LiveCD is it? It sounds like a DBus related problem(especially in conjunction with your usb mouting), and I recall DBus problems popping up on Live quite a bit.

No, it's from the Gold ISO, not the Live CD.

If I recall correctly, I did have all the shutdown, log out, reboot options when I first installed, but no longer. I never got all of them on the laptop. I wonder if an update might have affected something.

I'll do more experimenting with the USB flash drives.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: uelsk8s on December 08, 2011, 06:46:52 am
This isn't an installation from the LiveCD is it? It sounds like a DBus related problem(especially in conjunction with your usb mouting), and I recall DBus problems popping up on Live quite a bit.

No, it's from the Gold ISO, not the Live CD.

If I recall correctly, I did have all the shutdown, log out, reboot options when I first installed, but no longer. I never got all of them on the laptop. I wonder if an update might have affected something.

I'll do more experimenting with the USB flash drives.
--GrannyGeek

are you logging in from GDM or terminal?
what command do you use to start X if from terminal?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: mihail on December 08, 2011, 11:49:51 am
www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1/?p=704

after doing a bootable usb like in the link above (only thing that made it boot), I got an error 21 out of bounds in the installer, after selecting language and keyboard.

anyway to make a usb boot?

anyway to install VL?

text mode gaved kernel panic, cant mount root to file system...
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 08, 2011, 12:14:11 pm
are you logging in from GDM or terminal?
what command do you use to start X if from terminal?

I boot with Runlevel 2, so I do wind up at a console for logging in. I use startx to start X.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: uelsk8s on December 08, 2011, 01:34:12 pm
are you logging in from GDM or terminal?
what command do you use to start X if from terminal?

I boot with Runlevel 2, so I do wind up at a console for logging in. I use startx to start X.
--GrannyGeek
I was pretty sure of that. Can you boot to Runlevel 4 and login from GDM just to confirm that everything works that way?
I think consolekit is not working there, I thought we had this fixed at one point.

Thanks,
Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vector on December 08, 2011, 07:10:22 pm
Quote
On both Sempron desktop and HP laptop, when I log out the only option is Log Out and restart and shutdown are grayed out. I don't like that!
--GrannyGeek
Granny think I found the fix. Open up thunar then in view select show hidden files.......then find your users .xinitrc file (notice the dot) you will see a line in there like this "exec ck-launch-session startxfce4"  without the quotes. Please change to "exec startxfce4" again with out the quotes. Log out try startx again things should be back to normal. Seems we did not know the xfce4 developers had fixed this issue in the startxfce4 script from an earlier version that we fixed with the ck-launch-session thing. Hope that works for you!

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 08, 2011, 07:23:22 pm
Thanks, Vec! I tried the fix on my laptop and it seems to have worked. If I have enough energy tomorrow, I'll fix the desktop, too.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: stretchedthin on December 08, 2011, 08:26:24 pm
This is not a bug in VL 7, but for what its worth, I could not get the 4pane file manager in the repositories to work.  However the slackware version on the 4pane site works fine in 7.0.  http://www.4pane.co.uk/Download.htm



4pane was built very early in vl7.0 development, alpha stage I think.  I will rebuild it.
edit 4pane has been rebuilt and is in the repositories, old one removed.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: stretchedthin on December 08, 2011, 08:30:09 pm
www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1/?p=704

after doing a bootable usb like in the link above (only thing that made it boot), I got an error 21 out of bounds in the installer, after selecting language and keyboard.

anyway to make a usb boot?

anyway to install VL?

text mode gaved kernel panic, cant mount root to file system...

Open a terminal in the same directory you have the vl70-gold iso, and run the following...
md5sum ./VL7.0-STD-GOLD.iso
What do you get?
I just want to make sure that you are not working with a bad download.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 08, 2011, 11:55:03 pm
Granny think I found the fix. Open up thunar then in view select show hidden files.......then find your users .xinitrc file (notice the dot) you will see a line in there like this "exec ck-launch-session startxfce4"  without the quotes. Please change to "exec startxfce4" again with out the quotes. Log out try startx again things should be back to normal. Seems we did not know the xfce4 developers had fixed this issue in the startxfce4 script from an earlier version that we fixed with the ck-launch-session thing. Hope that works for you!

Cheers,
Vec

It does not work on my desktop PC.  Still goes straight to login screen in init 4. :( No Log Out Dialog

Checked as root and there the logout dialog is working. root/.xinitrc
reads /usr/bin/startxfce4. Changed to that in /home/user/.xinitrc and
 problem remains
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vector on December 09, 2011, 12:37:20 am
Pita did you install from live or install iso ? if from live it has installation problems for some  try the install iso see if any better.

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 09, 2011, 01:54:38 am
Pita did you install from live or install iso ? if from live it has installation problems for some  try the install iso see if any better.

Cheers,
Vec

Install was from iso. First from a burned CD then with vinstall-iso-ng. The second install on account of the GUI installer with adding a user
aborting the install.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on December 09, 2011, 06:54:53 pm
Copied all directories and files from /root to /home/user.

Chown -R user:users /home/user

Login into user, et voila, clicking on the logout applet on the panel shows
full Logout Dialog. :D

Added a new user. Login into it and clicking the logout applet on the panel
shows a Logout Dialog with only Logout enabled, Restart and Shutdown disabled. :(

Changed in New-User .xinitrc to read only "exec startxfce4"

Login into New-User, et voila, clicking on the logout applet on the panel shows
full Logout Dialog. :D
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vector on December 09, 2011, 07:56:51 pm
Quote
Login into user, et voila, clicking on the logout applet on the panel shows
full Logout Dialog. Cheesy

Pita glad you figured it out. hopefully all is good now..................:)

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: roarde on December 10, 2011, 04:11:20 pm
On the machine in sig, the keyboard doesn't work in gui installer. No keyboard input is accepted, except that the shift key restores the screen after screenblanking activates. Installer keyboard worked fine in RC 3.4, iirc.

Clicked through using default choices and files installed, but of course I couldn't config.

It's the install CD, not the Live. The ISO file and the burned CD check fine against the md5sum given. Text installer seems to work (aborted it early, tho), but I need the gui version, as I need minimal+X and that's not an option on the text side.

Short of an actual fix, any idea how I can get the minimal install with the install CD I have?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: uelsk8s on December 10, 2011, 08:15:42 pm
On the machine in sig, the keyboard doesn't work in gui installer. No keyboard input is accepted, except that the shift key restores the screen after screenblanking activates. Installer keyboard worked fine in RC 3.4, iirc.

Clicked through using default choices and files installed, but of course I couldn't config.

It's the install CD, not the Live. The ISO file and the burned CD check fine against the md5sum given. Text installer seems to work (aborted it early, tho), but I need the gui version, as I need minimal+X and that's not an option on the text side.

Short of an actual fix, any idea how I can get the minimal install with the install CD I have?
you can use the RC3.4 CD to install the GOLD ISO
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vector on December 10, 2011, 08:49:36 pm
Quote
On the machine in sig, the keyboard doesn't work in gui installer. No keyboard input is accepted, except that the shift key restores the screen after screenblanking activates. Installer keyboard worked fine in RC 3.4, iirc.
It has too be burn glitch or something as the installer has not changed since rc3.4 and earlier unless some bizarre thing with 3.0.8 kernel in which case maybe try what uelsk8s suggested just make sure you have a copy of the gold iso at the root of another  partition that you are not installing too.

Cheers,
Vec
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: roarde on December 10, 2011, 10:48:52 pm
Using RC 3.4 CD to install Gold worked. Thanks, Vec and Uels. The installation did boot and run, so the kernel works at least basically on the machine. Could go no further, as the only browser included with minimal, elinks, can't read its own homepage and can't read this forum.

I mainly wanted it to build on, so what I have will work for me. I'm moving on, but leaving the few hints I was able to pick up.

A bad burn with a good md5 sum is near impossible. And a disc-read problem wouldn't occur the same way each of the several times I tried it, yet post no errors and produce an image which sums correctly. It ain't the disc.

The problem has to do with the way X is started, prior to the installer coming up. The evidence is that the keyboard fails immediately in Gold's GUI installer, but works for its text installer. Also, on exiting from Gold's installer and right-clicking for JWM's menu, keyboard still doesn't work. And there's the old "scrambled screen on leaving X" problem that we used to see a lot. All of this works fine from RC 3.4's installer. The boot messages prior to starting X differ between the two, but only as regards loading X. If there were other differences, I missed them as they whizzed by.

My bet is on xz going out-of-bounds in RAM without telling anyone, maybe failing to decompress some keymaps or some such. But then xz is my bet for most problems lately.

I'm giving odds and several points on the spread.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: vincent2 on December 12, 2011, 12:50:17 am
Bonjour!
If running VL7std gold on old laptop and keep losing control of mousepad or keyboard from time to time , do try fix it by add following two line in  "/etc/lilo.conf"
--------------------------------------
append="i8042.nomux=1"
append="i8042.reset=1"
-----------------------------------
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: The Headacher on December 27, 2011, 07:16:06 am
Hi y'all! I was excited to try the latest and reportedly greatest vl release thus far, but the graphical installer doesn't show for me.
I get stuck when the graphical environment is being loaded (I think), I only get 'loading X-files' repeated over and over on my screen:

Code: [Select]
Loading X-files
Loading X-files
Loading X-files
Loading X-files

You get the point. This goes on for at least 10 minutes, so I'm guessing that's not alright. This problem happens on the machine in my signature. The cd is correct, I checked the md5-sum and it matches.

Next I suppose I'll try the oldschool installer.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: niiler on January 26, 2012, 10:29:47 am
I've finally gotten round to installing this on my laptop, and I'm generally really pleased.  First, I am finally able to use hardware acceleration on Firefox!!!!  Instead of 2-5 fps on the hardware acceleration test, I get upwards of 50 fps.  As someone who develops a FF extension that does motion tracking, this is BIG for me!

Whats more, my new Wacom Pen and Touch works out of the box with no need to configure anything.  Just plug it in and it works!

What did not work out of the box was wireless.  I have a Broadcom 4313 card (yes, one of *those*) in my hp-pavilion.  Although the proper driver was installed, during boot time, there are a series of unfortunate events.  First the card is mis-identified as a bluetooth device and btusb is loaded as a module.  Also, bcma is loaded.  I find that to get the card to work, I have to, in order:
  rmmod bcma
  rmmod btusb
  rmmod wl
  modprobe wl
  ifconfig eth1 up

Being clever sometimes, I figured I could blacklist the drivers bcma and btusb.  No joy.  Doing this does not work as intended.  Although the drivers do get blacklisted, wl doesn't auto-load.  I also then tried loading wl from rc.local, but while this loads, nothing shows up in dmesg and the card is unusable.  It seems that I have to manually rmmod the offending drivers and then reload the wl module each time I boot.  Any thoughts on what could be amiss?

BTW, the wired connect is solid, and everything else, to this point, seems to work like a charm.
Thanks everyone!
Tim N.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: stretchedthin on January 26, 2012, 10:43:56 pm
I helped someone out on my youtube channel with a broadcom bcm43xx, the video that got him going was this one.
http://www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1/?p=692 (http://www.opensourcebistro.com/blog1/?p=692)

The broadcom-sta mentioned in the video is available in gslapt now, so no build necessary, unless they have a newer one available and you want to build that one.

Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: niiler on January 27, 2012, 12:54:10 pm
Hi stretchedthin,

Thanks, but I've got a working driver...actually the most recent, as fetched with gslapt. I'm sure that the problem is some sort of configuration issue.  As you've noted, Broadcom chips are proprietary, and as such, perhaps a bit unpredictable.  I'm looking for a way to start it correctly at boot time without running the indicated commands manually.  I've tried in rc.local, but this doesn't give me a working driver.   Curiouser and curiouser...
Title: Missing /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
Post by: Joe1962 on February 10, 2012, 08:31:02 am
Not sure if this is a bug or something I am doing wrong after switching from VL7 RC1.x to Gold, but my /etc backup files give me no clue as to what I might be missing here. For a long time, I have used this line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

Code: [Select]
echo 6 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video0/brightness
This sets the LCD backlight brightness on the notebook to a manageable default, since it always boots up at 100%. KDE remembers its own brightness setting and resets it on load, but the xfce4-power-manager plugin doesn't, so this command is essential there.

After installing VL7 Gold, this command no longer works, showing an error message during boot saying that the file does not exist. After XFCE loads however, the file is there and the command works correctly from a terminal.

Is anybody else getting this issue? Any ideas as to cause / solution?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: M0E-lnx on February 10, 2012, 08:37:20 am
Possible solution on xfce would be to create a script and load it in the session startup (where it loads wicd, and other things)
As far as cause, I have no clue.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: VectorHead on April 11, 2012, 07:01:39 pm
I have experienced repeatable installation problems with the GUI installer in VL 7.0 Gold.  I can only give generalities as it has been a couple of weeks since the install but I think It should get the designers where they need to be.

1.) The boot menu installer doesn't list some of my os's even though other linuxes will add them to the menu automatically.  It doesn't matter weather or not grub or lilo option is selected the list stays the same 4 partitions.  I installed VL7 three times now with the same results.

/dev/sda1 win2k  FOUND
/dev/sdb1 ubuntu kde FOUND
/dev/sdb7 vector 7.0 Gold FOUND
/dev/sdb8 vector 6 KDE FOUND

/dev/sdb9 Slackware 13.37 64bit NOT Found


2.)  Specifying certain mount points during GUI installation causes the installer to lock up unexpectedly.  I have tried twice to specify mount points such as /dev/sdb10 as /srv/www/htdocs  OR /dev/sdb7  as /home/ref.  Trying to continue after specifying these mount points causes a lockup of the installation program.  It drops back to the windowing program that spawned the GUI installer.

My hardware is older,  It is a Pentium D processor on a board from the same era with two IDE HDD's and an IDE CDROM drive.  The board is also SATA capable.  If you think this is a hardware issue I will take apart my case and get the details.



Title: CAN'T PRINT LANDSCAPE WITH CUPS CONFIG TOOL (system-config-printer 1.3.2)
Post by: Penguinista on April 26, 2012, 11:01:09 am
Quoting system-config-printer blog:

"If you have found a bug in system-config-printer, please report it. If system-config-printer came with your operating system, report the bug to the operating system vendor . . ."

Since I installed VL 7.0 Standard Gold, I am unable to print my LibreOffice documents that are setup in landscape format (i.e., envelopes). I tried different settings in the CUPS configuration tool (system-config-printer 1.3.2) and they still get printed in portrait format. I use a HP Deskjet F4180 printer.

I upgraded from VL 7.0 RC 2.1 and did not have this problem with that version.

My troubleshoot log is attached.

[I have not had any response to my forum post of Dec 28, 2011]
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Pita on May 03, 2012, 01:01:54 am
After I got now a "new" 2nd hand MoBo I was finlly able to make an installation
using a flash drive which I had made a bootable install as outlined in my recent
post under HOW TO.

The GUI installation went smooth. The given root password was not taken
and remained a blank. I did not enter a user knowing from past installations
with GUI that that can cause a problem.

I still do not like the look of the dull black theme (icons) on programs or the grew
logout window.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Chris530 on July 13, 2012, 10:58:08 pm
I don't know if this has been reported but on a netbook (very small screen) install when the installer gets to adding the root password and user dialogs the window is so big for such small screens that there is no way to see or input the info.  Not a big issue I either jump into the terminal and add a user or reboot as root and finish up there.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: StrayBit on January 15, 2013, 07:53:44 am
When I installed VL7.0 GOLD from a cd, I checked No Lilo as I already had it set from another installation.  On reboot, I got about 1/3 of the screen filled with ' 7F' (I think - this was a week or two ago). 

Was able to boot from the cd, copy lilo.conf and run lilo to fix.

I don't believe it should touch the MBR if I don't use the Grub or Lilo setups - should it?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Masta on January 15, 2013, 08:32:58 pm
It doesn't touch the MBR in that case. When you make changes, you need to also change the lilo accordingly.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: StrayBit on January 16, 2013, 08:06:54 am
I know it shouldn't.  Why did it?
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: retired1af on January 16, 2013, 09:14:32 am
I have experienced repeatable installation problems with the GUI installer in VL 7.0 Gold.  I can only give generalities as it has been a couple of weeks since the install but I think It should get the designers where they need to be.

1.) The boot menu installer doesn't list some of my os's even though other linuxes will add them to the menu automatically.  It doesn't matter weather or not grub or lilo option is selected the list stays the same 4 partitions.  I installed VL7 three times now with the same results.

/dev/sda1 win2k  FOUND
/dev/sdb1 ubuntu kde FOUND
/dev/sdb7 vector 7.0 Gold FOUND
/dev/sdb8 vector 6 KDE FOUND

/dev/sdb9 Slackware 13.37 64bit NOT Found






I think this is a limitation of GRUB and 32-bit vs 64-bit systems.  GRUB won't find 64-bit installations during a 32-bit install. However, what you can do is go ahead and install, then boot into the 64-bit OS and rerun GRUB to detect the new install of the 32-bit OS.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: Masta on January 16, 2013, 08:37:40 pm
I know it shouldn't.  Why did it?
As far as I can see, It doesn't.
 What seems to have happened here is that you changed the OS (and/or the partition scheme), by installing a new version of VL, which probably has a newer kernel and initrd in it. The lilo was configured for the older version OS that was preveously installed there (or lack thereof). The lilo needed to be configured for the new installation. Lilo freaked out because it was configured for something different.
 You could have used the installation CD to boot into the  installed VL by telling it where the /root partiton was (an example is shown at the first boot prompt of the CD), edit the lilo.conf and run lilo, all would have been ok. You did it a different way, which was also ok and worked for you.
Title: Re: VectorLinux 7.0 GOLD bug reports.
Post by: StrayBit on January 18, 2013, 08:02:16 am
Thanks, Masta, for the explanation.

Edit 1/23/2013:
After multiple installations of VL7.0, I discovered that the above was "pilot error" - I clicked the left button (Lilo) instead of the right one (none)  Mother always told me that I didn't see what I was looking at!

Profound apologies.