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Title: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 11, 2017, 01:10:12 pm
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the dress rehearsal!  ;D  RC3 has a few little polishing touches, including a new kernel version, and a transition to the stable repositories. Assuming no new issues pop up, it will become "FINAL" in the very near future.

Get your ISO here:

32-bit: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-RC3.iso
md5sum: 8b57c3c559a9d766968209c4808d043b

Bug fix 32-bit iso: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-RC3.1.iso
md5sum: fe8aba3efb3f70b952a1b3e22c21a65e

64-bit: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-RC3.iso
md5sum: 9c7ebd2e63f4778543f38d74fb0de84b

Bug fix 64-bit iso: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-RC3.1.iso
md5sum: 12701d50f7e8b7be5f9e6b29912925a1


As before, leave any comments below, or in the bug tracker: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues

Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 11, 2017, 02:29:18 pm
Some issues which have come up during testing, that will remain the way they are:

- Transferring ISO to USB stick with unetbootin will not work. Just use dd or cp to write a USB stick.

- The ISO is not UEFI compatible. You will need "legacy" boot enabled in BIOS.

- Installing using USB 3 (blue ports) will not work. Only use USB 2 (black ports).

- The ISO is not "Live". It is used to install the distro to your hard disk.

- Automatic install will wipe your hard drive clean. If you want to preserve any data, use Advanced install.

Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: retired1af on July 11, 2017, 06:44:43 pm
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: overthere on July 12, 2017, 11:07:30 pm
there is still the root folder on the upper panel
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 13, 2017, 05:15:15 pm
Thanks overthere, a fix is in the pipeline, as well as for the USB3 issue.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 14, 2017, 12:32:03 pm
Alright guys, we heard you, and fixed those issues. See original post for new ISO links.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 14, 2017, 02:00:01 pm
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
As I noted in the rc2 topic, I have not had mouse or keyboard once installed since B2 which I'm still using.  The USB ports are black. it is an older Compaq Presario that was loaded with xp when I got it, and that is gone now.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 14, 2017, 02:01:55 pm
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
As I noted in the rc2 topic, I have not had mouse or keyboard once installed since B2 which I'm still using.  The USB ports are black. it is an older Compaq Presario that was loaded with xp when I got it, and that is gone now.
Are your usb devices working now?
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: vincent2 on July 14, 2017, 07:25:35 pm
Just downloaded rc3,used dd command writing to USB disk,
Reboot,
Still can't boot, just hang there with cursor flashing,no texting prompt at all..
How to fix?
Still can't install rc3 64 bit yet
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: vincent2 on July 14, 2017, 10:16:27 pm
now without using memory card on 4G modem usb, write iso to  flash usb, got installed vl72rc31 finally.

now enter desktop  normally, but couldn't open any gui application  under users,

========
# firefox
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
Error: cannot open display: 0,0
===============

once log onto root, destop, all gui application can run normally.


how to fix ? pls  inform commands!
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 15, 2017, 05:14:47 am
vincent2, if I understand correctly, you had to remove the memory card from a connected USB modem in order for VL to complete install. Then afterwards, I assume you re-inserted the card, and it acts as a thumb drive in addition to being a modem.

Your setup is somewhat unique, none of our devs have what is needed to duplicate your situation. However,  the issue you are describing is reminiscent of a problem we encountered earlier which involved NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. Are you using NetworkManager to set up your Internet access?



Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: vincent2 on July 15, 2017, 06:25:45 am
vincent2, if I understand correctly, you had to remove the memory card from a connected USB modem in order for VL to complete install. Then afterwards, I assume you re-inserted the card, and it acts as a thumb drive in addition to being a modem.

Your setup is somewhat unique, none of our devs have what is needed to duplicate your situation. However,  the issue you are describing is reminiscent of a problem we encountered earlier which involved NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. Are you using NetworkManager to set up your Internet access?

 is that  problem   of NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. associated with  host name config and xhost+?


Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 15, 2017, 06:37:07 am
Yes, that is what comes to mind.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: overthere on July 15, 2017, 11:40:37 am
Installed STD 32 RC 3.1 to my Toshiba satellite A100 via dvdrw

Unable to play video in smplayer ie avi or mp4 but do get sound

if by design what would I need to add and is that available in the repository?
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 15, 2017, 11:50:50 am
VLC is in repo and may work better.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: overthere on July 15, 2017, 12:12:23 pm
Thank You
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 15, 2017, 01:14:27 pm
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
As I noted in the rc2 topic, I have not had mouse or keyboard once installed since B2 which I'm still using.  The USB ports are black. it is an older Compaq Presario that was loaded with xp when I got it, and that is gone now.
Are your usb devices working now?
They work on B2 but nothing later.  I've been installing the later releases to a separate directory.  The last one I installed was RC3.  I have downloaded RC3.1 and will install as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: vincent2 on July 15, 2017, 03:24:50 pm
vincent2, if I understand correctly, you had to remove the memory card from a connected USB modem in order for VL to complete install. Then afterwards, I assume you re-inserted the card, and it acts as a thumb drive in addition to being a modem.

Your setup is somewhat unique, none of our devs have what is needed to duplicate your situation. However,  the issue you are describing is reminiscent of a problem we encountered earlier which involved NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. Are you using NetworkManager to set up your Internet access?

 is that  problem   of NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. associated with  host name config and xhost+?

The problems lied on old buggy Asus
P5p41te-le  mother board, although updated bios to the latest already,still it can't Boot with memory cards in USB modem and USB car reader at all...the same memory cards with card reader can boot normally with Dell computers and biostar mb based PC s.
So Asus not that reliable, their technical teams have gone deaf at Taiwan, besides lying.
Vector users now should be careful with Asus line of products
In the end, I reformatted a USB flash pendrive and wrote rc31iso, at bios setting,lowered down overclocked intel e5700 a bit,220x16=3.52G,speed,installed rc31 on p5p41te-le mb system
Also installed nvidia driver latest.
Now run rc31 nicely...



Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: vincent2 on July 15, 2017, 03:35:32 pm
Like to hear the story from Asus user on installling vector,running vector...
A Taiwanese Brand now relegated as cheap mindless sweatshop products..
End user consumers be been fooled too Long, giving Asus too much  cash
Without services
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: retired1af on July 15, 2017, 05:09:24 pm
Please. Enough with the corporate ranting about things you have no clue about.

ASUS products are just fine thankyouverymuch, and any issues installing to an ASUS product should be viewed as a PEBKAC issue rather than a corporate one.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: vincent2 on July 16, 2017, 12:28:43 am
what does it imply ?

 appeared in dmesg  output  when running  vl72rc31, 64 bit


Quote
xfce4-power-man[3909]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f32ee1e2ea7 sp 00007ffd6a1a4fb8 error 4 in libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.29[7f32ee0d5000+37e000]
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: overthere on July 16, 2017, 11:48:18 am
When adding the orage panel clock to panel, one cannot set the background color

when you right click and select properties the option to check foreground and change color works but checking background and selecting a color has no effect.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 16, 2017, 12:43:02 pm
I don't understand it!  I've installed STD RC3.1 but I have no keyboard or mouse when I reboot, either in GUI or text mode.  Everyone else seems to not have this difficulty.
I'm still using B2 to post this.  This is a Compaq Presario with USB keyboard and mouse with black connectors.
Is there something in that directory that could help solve this issue?
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 16, 2017, 01:17:40 pm
I feel pretty stumped myself.  :(

The one thing that comes to mind is that your setup may not load the initrd, and/or the needed modules do not get loaded for your input devices.

Brainstorming:

I think that booting from the DVD and pointing it to your root partition will not load the initrd.

Last time I used lilo, the configurator would copy the kernel of a newly added install to a directory in /boot on the partition where lilo was installed, then use it instead of the file in 'boot' on the installed system. If this sequence is not correct, you could end up with no initrd, or possibly an initrd not correct for the root partition.

I don't know your disk layout, or your risk tolerance regarding your system, so I hesitate to suggest any changes to your boot loader configuration.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 16, 2017, 03:11:37 pm
Thanks, nightflier.
B2 is on sda1 with home on sdb6.  RC3.2 is on sdb1.
That makes sense.  I'll try coping intrd to sda1/boot/whatever and setting up lilo to use it.  I won't use lilo in rc3 as I don't want to lose b2 - again.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 16, 2017, 03:40:03 pm
With two hard drives as you describe, it would be safe to install grub to /dev/sdb. Then you could try changing BIOS boot order to start with sdb first. If no joy, just switch back to sda and you're back to where you started.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 16, 2017, 04:43:22 pm
Thanks again, nightflier.
RC3.1 doesn't have an initrd - at least in boot.  And, since I seem to be unable unlock the kernel in gslapt to make one, I'll try that.

Edit:  Opps!  That means I have to reinstall RC3.1 - but that is doable.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 17, 2017, 07:06:21 am
As usual, lilo hung at 100% - left it overnight!
Trying grub...

Edit:  Unfortunately, this Presario does not listen to its BIOS boot order that well.  Even though it is supposed to boot from secondary master, it still boots from primary.  Will see if I can find a Smart Boot floppy...
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 17, 2017, 08:27:22 am
.. so it sounds like the install, including grub, finished? 
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 20, 2017, 07:49:13 am
Yes, Grub finished, but Lilo would not.  And I couldn't get any of the boot managers to work to be able to boot from sdb1.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: nightflier on July 20, 2017, 08:26:11 am
It's a desktop computer? You could open the case and disconnect the data cable to sda.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 20, 2017, 08:40:07 am
You should know that if you're installing our bootloader to sdb1, you will also need to modify the bootloader installed to the MBR before you can boot off our bootloader.

This is typically done by adding an entry to that other bootloader to chain load into the bootsector you want to boot.  Not sure if you've done that

To sum it up, if you choose to install our bootloader to a bootsector (sda1, sdb1, etc) and you reboot without modifying the MBR bootloader, you will never see our boot options.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 21, 2017, 08:43:22 am
Thanks, nightflier.  I'll do that if all else fails.  With limited space, it will be hard.
I tried your suggestion, MOE-lnx.  Working with lilo
Quote
# -- Vector-RC3.1 on /dev/hdb1 --
other = /dev/hdb1
     label = Vector-RC3.1-sdb1
     loader=chain
     table=/dev/hdb1
yields
Quote
vector://home/bruce
root:# lilo -v
LILO version 24.2 (released 22-November-2015)
...
Boot other: /dev/hdb1, on /dev/hdb1, loader CHAIN
Fatal: open /dev/hdb1: No such file or directory
I've tried with hdb|hdb1 and without table.
hdb loader is grub.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: M0E-lnx on July 21, 2017, 08:47:29 am
Looks like you're doing this at the wrong place.
Why dont you back up and tell uswhich OS controls the bootloader installed to the MBR (the one that presents the boot menu first).  And tell us which bootloader that is.

Post your lilo.conf from your vector installation

Hopefully with that info we can point you in the right direction.
Title: Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
Post by: StrayBit on July 22, 2017, 07:53:37 am
VL 7.3-STD-b2 is in sda1 with Lilo to sda MBR.
VL 7.3-STD-RC3.1 is in sb2 with grub in sdb MBR per your suggestion.  Used grub as lilo hangs on installation.
The reason for using sdb1 is that from b3 on, I have no mouse or keyboard after installation and reboot.  And I can't gslapt to unlock the kernel files to create an initrd - uh...
Would b2 initrd.gz work in lilo to bring up rc3.1?