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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: vector on December 21, 2007, 09:09:42 pm

Title: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: vector on December 21, 2007, 09:09:42 pm
Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a geek was a-stirring, not even a gaming mouse.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
That even Sir Vector had to see what was the matter.
What to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a shiny disk with letters so clear.
VECTORLINUX 5.9 GOLD ...it's here!

HO HO HO and MERRY CHRISTMAS go get your shiny new disk from here:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-STD-Gold.iso

Santa, with Uelsk8s and Masta at his side, sprang to the sleigh,so large and so high
Then to M0E-Linux, JohnB316 and the rest of the crew,
He gave out a whistle, and away they all flew.
I could hear them exclaim as they sped from sight,
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

cheers Vec
enjoy
MERRY CHRISTMAS
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 22, 2007, 01:47:36 am
ahaha  ;D
beautifully said, and im downloading it right now!

wow,this server is pretty hot. I'm downloading with 1mb/sec
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: The Headacher on December 22, 2007, 02:10:17 am
ok, there's just one way to descirbe this: it's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b-Z0SSyUcw) !
It's amazing that this release has been created only a year and a week after the last final release of VL standard.
Great job guys!
/me starts downloading now..
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: rbistolfi on December 22, 2007, 05:36:21 am
Wow Vec, you could work for a Tim Burton movie! I can't wait to install it.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: MikeCindi on December 22, 2007, 06:25:43 am
Thank you for your hard work VL team.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 22, 2007, 06:59:27 am
many thanks to vec team for this major upgrade version.I'll try to give back to the comunity as much as possible after installing this baby to two machines at home  :D

Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Freeman on December 22, 2007, 07:54:31 am
Thanks for this fine release... downloading in progress... waiting to see the new goodies :p
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 22, 2007, 01:15:17 pm
burning the image as we speak.My brother specially went to the cd store to buy whats needed today.

I sure hope it has those mighty fine fonts that the pseudo cd had.  ::)
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: toothandnail on December 22, 2007, 02:03:34 pm
What a wonderful Christmas present!

Downloaded and managed to install it an hour or so ago. I've now got it looking the way I want. Very nice.

Hate to do this, but I have hit a problem that I wasn't having in RC3. I'm using HAL rather than Vl-hot. Plug a CD into the drive and it mounts. But I'm getting an error popup - text as below:

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Failed to mount "VL_59".
mount /dev/cdrom already mounted or /mnt/cdrom busy
mount according to mtab /dev/hdc is already mounted on /mnt/cdrom

As a first attempt at solving the problem, I commented out the /dev/hdc line in /etc/fstab. Mad a small mistake - did it while the CD was mounted.  :-[ So it wouldn't unmount. Fixed that, then commented it out again. The CD then mounts as /media/VL_59, but I get two Thunar windows open on it. Also, all the folders in both copies of Thunar are showing a padlock (presumably indicating ro status, which doesn't happen when the CD is mounting under /mnt/cdrom).

As I said, I wasn't seeing this behavior in RC3, so something has changed. Is there any easy way to fix it?

Ah. Just tried a flash drive. It mounts without problems, but again, I'm getting two Thunar windows on its contents. Something has got broken...

paul
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 22, 2007, 02:28:41 pm
installed without a problem at the laptop.

my first imperssions:
first of all i would like to thank the developers for including me at the credits. =)

no instalation problems. everthing ran right out of the box. Gui design has improved a bit,but also degraded at other places:
i like the new lilo boot and bootsplash.They look more professional than the previous.
start menu looks nice. Default mouse theme is an interesting and bold choice- i like it to,Suits the glossy blue design.
Things that i didnt like are:
-the desktop wallpaper- pretty ordinary...but a change for good i guess,since its not blue and mediocre as before.
-log in screen- previous theme was better i think.This one has too much stuff on the screen.Looks a bit less clean and bloated.
-the login splash is too big and not using its size very well.Too much blank space. I liked the previous (58gold) better and switched back to it.

i like vasmcc ALOT.Gives a very polished look to vasm...and looks just like that mockup some distro reviewer made a year or two ago  ::)
Great job from moe!
Also vpackager is included,which is a good step for vector towards interesting features and will probably make other distros want to port it for them

overal performance:
booted quickly,runs very well.Opera works with youtube,im a bit dissapointed there is no GIMP in the graphics menu,but that can be easily fixed if one has internet like me.
k3b is included,which is very interesting for a distro without kde by default.
Good thing you kept transmission- its far better than deluge- less deps,runs faster.
I see catfish included which means that vecdevs had really taken interest into quick file access/(optional)file indexing.

only problem this far is that windows partition didnt mount after install setup,but that can be easily fixed.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: lagagnon on December 22, 2007, 03:01:35 pm
Hate to do this, but I have hit a problem that I wasn't having in RC3. I'm using HAL rather than Vl-hot. Plug a CD into the drive and it mounts. But I'm getting an error popup - text as below:
none of those sort of problems here....strange....
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tab0reqq on December 22, 2007, 04:41:34 pm
Yep. Thats whay i was in bed and now im at laptop downloading VL 5.9 STD. My first attempt was 5.8 STD also in Christmass Time :)

I think my ubuntu (only installed this for check) will be deleted for VL.
Before i do this i better check what modules and what other bcg programs are running there that i have:
- all button work ok on HP nx7300 (mute, volume up/down, wifi)
- i have osd :P

What should i check? lsmod only? After that i will delete this overloaded ubu.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: toothandnail on December 22, 2007, 05:11:06 pm
Hate to do this, but I have hit a problem that I wasn't having in RC3. I'm using HAL rather than Vl-hot. Plug a CD into the drive and it mounts. But I'm getting an error popup - text as below:
none of those sort of problems here....strange....

 ??? Very. Even stranger, I rebooted the machine, and the problem vanished. I then did a clean reinstall, and the problem came back. Again, an extra reboot seems to have cleared it. Very odd.

Couple of other items - what happened to Gimp? I don't recall any discussion of removing it from the iso, but it seems to have gone...

Also found something I should have found during the beta cycle - in RC3, I didn't bother installing Mplayer, since I prefer Xine for media playback. While having a look at the new CD, I found the /doc/test directory. Trying the mp3, ogg or mpg tests all failed - the window would open, but a 'stopped' message would be displayed and I could not start playback. One of the reasons for the reinstall was to install Mplayer, and now all of those tests work.

Can anyone else confirm this? If so, it looks as though making Mplayer an optional install may not be a good idea, since Seamonkey (at least) is using the Mplayer plugin for media playback, and it looks as though Mplayer itself needs to be installed for the plugin to function.

paul.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: BlueMage on December 22, 2007, 07:48:25 pm
YEAH BABY!

Man, that made my day.  Time to see how much I can pull from this wireless connection then :D (i'm in Dubai currently)
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: kc1di on December 23, 2007, 02:40:54 am
Congrats on 5.9 Gold,  thanks for all the hard work.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Colonel Panic on December 23, 2007, 06:09:09 am

Yay, merry Christmas ansd a Happy New Year (and congratulations on geting 5.9 out in time for both). I look forward to trying it soon.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: nightflier on December 23, 2007, 07:18:07 am
Ai, what a nice surprise! Now I have something to do on my five day layover away from home.

Thank you to everybody involved.

Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tomh38 on December 23, 2007, 08:23:17 am
Downloading now ...

To all the developers, packagers, bug-reporters, and everyone involved in Vector Linux:  Thank you!  I'm still using RC1 now, and I must say it's a thing of beauty.  So I'm really excited to get the final installed.

This is a great Christmas present.

Tom
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: uelsk8s on December 23, 2007, 09:39:17 am
Hello,

I appreciate the gratitude it is what keeps me developing for VL.

Having said that there are real cost involved in maintaining a linux distro, so if you think VL is worthwile, please show vector your support by either purchasing the Deluxe version or making a donation.

Thanks, and Merry Christmas

Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tab0reqq on December 23, 2007, 10:03:04 am
I join to all good wished to all VL users especially VL Devs :)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sorry to post this, but i cant run VL setup. I can't even start. VL boots with isolinux, then 1st keyboard layout (PL) then... he can't find VL resources!?
My *.iso has same MD5 checksum as its on ftp. I assume also that burned CD is ok. If yes, what then? Don't tell me i have to burn another one becouse i dont have now :) That would mean i need to buy another one and I wont be able to install VL this evening.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: uelsk8s on December 23, 2007, 10:51:19 am
tab0reqq,
if you have a spare partition(one that you wont be using to install to)
then copy the ISO to the root ( / ) of that partition and boot with the cd it should be able to find it then
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 23, 2007, 03:01:03 pm
after playing around with it, i must say that this is one damn fine version. ;D The fastest booting/running linux i've ever played with. Seriously awesome tune ups you made on this one :o
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tab0reqq on December 23, 2007, 05:00:25 pm
uelsk8s, kill me but i cant do this under ubuntu (what i have now) :| Im confused.

- Logging to ubuntu
- ctrl+alt+f1
- init 2
- user ROOT and password
- creating in $root/vinstall
- copying vinstall-iso and VL5.9-STD-GOLD.iso
- as root: sh vinstall-iso VL5.9-STD-GOLD.iso and.. he wants me to do this under root account which is already running...

Now way... I need to do this somehow. If not... ill buy damn CD before Christmas dinner. :(
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: hata_ph on December 23, 2007, 05:27:17 pm
try this...

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/docs/vl58/manuals/vl5_installation_guide_en.html#iso_linux
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: rbistolfi on December 23, 2007, 06:32:17 pm
Tab, I think you have to comment the section of the script is in charge of checking for the uid. Sorry I cant give more detailed help, but I though you would want to give it a try, looks like you are in hurry.

HTH, Rodrigo
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Masta on December 23, 2007, 07:03:28 pm
Hello,

I appreciate the gratitude it is what keeps me developing for VL.

Having said that there are real cost involved in maintaining a linux distro, so if you think VL is worthwile, please show vector your support by either purchasing the Deluxe version or making a donation.

Thanks, and Merry Christmas

Uelsk8s

Well said uelsk8s. I couldn't have expressed that any better.

      To all of the community who have helped shape this release with praise, suggestions, constructive criticism, and those who have worked hard testing... I say "thank you"

And to everyone,
                              Merry Christmas , Happy New year !!
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: nubcnubdo on December 23, 2007, 08:08:49 pm
Cool, I just downloaded VL 5.9 Std GOLD. Will install tomorrow, Monday. So, um, can you put out the VL 5.9 Std LiveCD (final) so I can present the two as a pair. I have a tentative order for several copies of VL Std.

Thanks to all.

Happy Solstice
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Freeman on December 24, 2007, 05:45:55 am
uelsk8s, kill me but i cant do this under ubuntu (what i have now) :| Im confused.

- Logging to ubuntu
- ctrl+alt+f1
- init 2
- user ROOT and password
- creating in $root/vinstall
- copying vinstall-iso and VL5.9-STD-GOLD.iso
- as root: sh vinstall-iso VL5.9-STD-GOLD.iso and.. he wants me to do this under root account which is already running...

Now way... I need to do this somehow. If not... ill buy damn CD before Christmas dinner. :(

I to did a vinstall-iso starting from Ubuntu. You just need to open the script vinstall with your favourite text editor (e.g. gedit, nano,...) and comment out the second paragraphe, where you see it's checking for the root account. This is the part you need to comment out, it did work fine for me:

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#check_user()
#{
#[ "$UID" = "0" ] && return 0

#cat << EOF

#ERROR: must run as root

#Please login as root or call su first

#EOF

#exit 1   
#}
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: kidd on December 24, 2007, 06:32:04 am
tab0reqq: I had that sort of problems too. installing from vl 5.8.  It couldn't find the partitions where to install vl (I had spare unmounted partitions).  I burned a CD, and I'm now on 5.9.

Great distro.  I'm not sure, but it feels faster than 5.8.

Thank you for that amazing distro! ATI is working out of the box.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 24, 2007, 10:27:01 am
i would like to ask uelsk8s about those wonderful adobe fonts that were present in the pseudo cd. Is it possible to install them and make them default somehow?

also would like to confirm that all the little bugs that were present in 58gold are gone in this release (including that nasty switch eth devices bug). I have played with this release from yesterday and no bugs whatsoever. Its pretty smooth...and seems to be booting faster than 58 or 51...and feels very light.
Opera 9.5 is a bit buggy though.I wish opera gets to a stable version soon. The main problem has always been flash and the plugins in oprah. I have no idea how you guys had managed to make opera play youtube vids. Seems like after i put my old settings,it gets broken again,but nm.


Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: rbistolfi on December 24, 2007, 11:10:22 am
well, I finally made the install, it is awesome!! Fastest thing ever. Congratulations to everybody involved in this release.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: uelsk8s on December 24, 2007, 11:17:02 am
Adobe font should be in there, how to use them in a question for someone else  :)

opera 925 stable is out we just missed getting it into 5.9 :(
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: DULCIMERED on December 24, 2007, 11:35:11 am
Very exited to try, downloaded And burned iso.Tried on Thinkpad first, says invalid
compression type. so tried it on Dell, says it loaded but reboot and has grub error.
also install time is about 10 min.  seems quick to me. any ideas?
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: blurymind on December 24, 2007, 12:57:52 pm
Very exited to try, downloaded And burned iso.Tried on Thinkpad first, says invalid
compression type. so tried it on Dell, says it loaded but reboot and has grub error.
also install time is about 10 min.  seems quick to me. any ideas?

Dulcimered- try to reinstall lilo and overwrite grub on the mbr. If you have other distros,you should reinstall grub and put the right settings so it boots vec too.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD -- live version coming?
Post by: jimjan on December 25, 2007, 03:29:02 am
really love how current live version runs on 5.8 standard [little to no thrashing of optical drive];

will there be another great live [almost like ram running] live version?
Title: Congratulations
Post by: demigaucher on December 26, 2007, 02:24:55 am
WOW ! Nice Christmas gift.

Beautiful surprise on distrowatch: VL5.9 under the tree. Downloaded it eagerly.
Installed (no problem). Tested: everything I need works fine, and my old
pentium 3 flies like mad ! I keep it (I was using VL5.8 both gold and soho).

Great achievement, and a big step forward. Congratulations and many thanks
to all the Vector team.

Demigaucher
old pentium III @ 700 MHz

 
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Vanger on December 26, 2007, 06:24:20 am
Hi.

Installed the latest and shiniest VL ;) . Great as always. The first thought - "Hell, why does it work so fast?".
A really good release.

I encountered a pair of small issues though.
1) While installing VL on my laptop I couldn't choose as root corresponding partition of my old VL system. I found, that it was mounted while disc was booting - to /mnt/media. Umount didn't work, fuser is not installed on that busybox, so I just used cfdisk and changed type of partition to something odd, then rebooted. And after succesfull boot with no mounted partitions, I changed it back and installed normally.
2) It's not comfortable for me to use opera with Yahoo search, not Google. Changed this of course, but still it's strange.

Great work!
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: dawnsboy on December 26, 2007, 06:32:41 am
I took my turn at downloading and installing VL 5.9 on this old laptop.  I was very impressed with the distro as a whole.  The only issue I have is that VL 5.9 alsaconf will not actually install my soundcard (although it claims it has done so).  It is the same error I received when I tried to install VL 5.1 with the 2.4.x kernel.  No matter what fix I tried to use I kept getting the old mixer is not attached to a sound card message.  Oh well, that is a short coming of the aging hardware.  Back to good old VL 5.8.  I have a feeling that 5.9 would be just a bit much for this old box anyway (but I look forward to catching up with new releases after I get a new box  ;)).

Great job! 
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Vanger on December 26, 2007, 06:49:42 am
No, it shouldn't be because of aging hardware.
Open theme in http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?board=17.0 if you didn't. I'm pretty sure it's solvable.

And one more minor issue - there is no  FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic" in xorg.conf. You have to add it manually.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: dawnsboy on December 26, 2007, 11:27:14 am
Quote
No, it shouldn't be because of aging hardware.
Open theme in http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?board=17.0 if you didn't. I'm pretty sure it's solvable.

Thanks for the encouragement.  Actually I have been able to make the sound work with this neomagic 256av sound card  in VL 4.0, 4.3 and 5.8.  It will also work in 5.1 SOHO but not 5.1 standard using the 2.4.x kernel (although alsa works just fine with the 2.6.x kernel in 5.1 standard).  I can edit the files to my hearts content but nothing works with these two versions of VL.  ALSA will claim to have found and setup the sound card but when it comes down to it the system claims there is no card.  It does not matter which fix I use for that and I have put in a lot of time with this issue.

I am happy with VL 5.8 and imagine that I will be able to run this OS for a while longer anyway.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: lydia on December 26, 2007, 03:35:25 pm
Can someone tell me where I can download this from. I downloaded from the link at the begin of this thread and install but it is 5.8 SOHO edition.
Thank You
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Dweeberkitty on December 26, 2007, 03:49:10 pm
Can someone tell me where I can download this from. I downloaded from the link at the begin of this thread and install but it is 5.8 SOHO edition.
Thank You
That's weird, try this link: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-STD-Gold.iso
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: lydia on December 26, 2007, 03:56:15 pm
Downloading now.  I hope this works.  Thank you
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: lydia on December 26, 2007, 05:16:47 pm
Nope I downloaded and installed 5.8.6 RC1 again  :-\
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: The Headacher on December 27, 2007, 06:59:46 am
Quote
Nope I downloaded and installed 5.8.6 RC1 again
Let me guess: You have the SOHO 5.8.6 .iso still on your harddrive. For some reason, the installer on the cd checks for iso's first. When you run the installer, it says something like "found media: /dev/hda4/VL-5.8.6-soho-rc1.iso . Is this the correct one?". Choose "No", and it will search for the next. If you have multiple VL .iso's, skip them all until I it finds the right one (the cdrom in the drive).
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: exeterdad on December 27, 2007, 07:22:18 am
I bet you're right The Headacher. I've been scratching my head over this one.  Duh!  lol

Finally got the time to backup needed files to free up a partition to install the 5.9 std gold.  It's sooooo nice to be done with the pseudo's, betas and RC releases.  I can finally move into a install and do something productive for me for a while.

Can't say I notice the speed as they've all been fast and surely I'm spoiled.  Maybe I should install Suse for a while so I can be reminded.  ;D  I don't have challenging hardware so I really can't break anything yet.  I just have a lean mean, but comfortable VL install.

Thanks so much VL devs.  Now go get some sleep.  :D
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: lydia on December 27, 2007, 10:21:42 am
 :D Is that the problem? I will try again.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: lydia on December 27, 2007, 11:15:58 am
Thank You. All is well once again. By the way Kudos everything looks great.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Pita on December 27, 2007, 06:40:53 pm
Just want to mention that I installed dropline-gnome 2.20.? and it seems to be working properly.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: GrannyGeek on December 28, 2007, 07:14:00 pm
Finally got the time to backup needed files to free up a partition to install the 5.9 std gold.  It's sooooo nice to be done with the pseudo's, betas and RC releases.  I can finally move into a install and do something productive for me for a while.

I feel the same way. After months of installing a new operating system on three (and now four) computers every week or two, I'm eager to do the things I didn't do with the betas and RCs because I knew I'd have to do it all over in a few days. :)

I had to wait for days to install Gold because of Christmas and visits with our children and grandchildren (all of them). Now they're gone, so it's back to the real world. I've burnt CDs for 5.9 Standard Deluxe and can't wait to get them installed.
--GrannyGeek
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Scott271 on December 30, 2007, 11:15:30 am
Just downloaded and installed it, ..... lovin' it!!!

Only one issue, I now have no sound. I was running 5.8 on this comp right before I installed 5.9, the sound was working fine with 5.8. I have tried to have alsa reconfig it twice to no avail, so if someone has some insight into how I can get this working - I'd greatly appreciate it.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Masta on December 30, 2007, 05:08:22 pm
Need some information on the sound card/chip, that can help us help you.
It worked in 5.8, maybe the mixer needs to be set the same as it was in 5.8 (as in change the mixer configuration to another driver). That's assuming that ALSA did it's setup without outputting an errors. So maybe try that and let us know.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: hata_ph on December 31, 2007, 02:16:43 am
Hi all....I just install VL5.9 STD I believe everything work fine...
except that when I login the first time I found out that some of the program icon is not visible.......
I need to manually edit the .desktop file in /usr/share/applications for the appropriate icon.....this issue happen VL5.8 but it seem it happen again in VL5.9 too......
actually is not such a big deal but it is a bit disappointed as this issue still haven't settle....

EDIT:
It seem like most of the missing start menu icon are related to xfce4........do it only me or everyone also have the same problem....

btw, is wifi-radar working? I run from the start menu and it doesn't work as it should be in VL5.8......when I try to run it from a terminal it show some error msg.......
Quote
vector://home/hata_ph
root:# wifi-radar
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/sbin/wifi-radar", line 1578, in <module>
    auto_profile_order = auto_profile_order.split( ',' )
AttributeError: 'list' object has no attribute 'split'
vector://home/hata_ph
root:#
I can connect my wireless by using VLwifi but it doesn't have the function as wifi-radar offer.......and it as quite confusing as there is so many wifi option from the start menu and VASM........i have to try all 1 by 1 to test which one that can setup my wireless......
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: exeterdad on December 31, 2007, 04:50:31 am
hata_ph: I haven't noticed a single missing icon in xfce VL5.9 gold.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: hata_ph on December 31, 2007, 06:29:25 am
i install it from ISO and didn't install some of the 3D games and the vlnvidia packages......could it be due to that?

EDIT:

I reinstall VL5.9TD with all the application and all the issue is gone....haha.....
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tab0reqq on January 01, 2008, 02:40:52 pm
I think i need to wait a little bit with VL 5.9 beocse of few annoying things:
- as previous no OSD info about 3 hardware buttons: vol up, vol down, mute
- as previuse working of mute/volume hardware buttons is various
- i have problem with disappearing xorg.conf (after modifications with vasmCC) after restart no available screens found. after i make from console su vasm and after new xorg setup all works
- i have random errors who looks smth like that:
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screen disappears and black screen appears. on top of it i have green bar filled with many black dots and scratches.
ctrl+alt+del, ctrl+alt+backspace, ctrl+f1 to f12 doesnt work. only normal switch off/on works.
- wireless network on iw3945 has problem with autoloading wifi module. i need to make all with vlwifi which is annoying (tryed all how-to's)
- i still cant get COMPIZ to work: i make ALL step by step with VL wiki, no compiz icon is compiled, and after all steps i can force compiz with: indirect rendering and by forcing it. after that i have compiz effect and no way i can run winow borders or window title with standard menu (file, edit etc...).
- performance of video drivers for intel 945GM gma950 on VL is very poor. On ubuntu 7.10 i have better performanc with same compiz effects
- Firefox works SO DAMN SLOW !! Windows and Ubuntu FF works like a charm. on VL no :(

So far, for me, VL was very suitable on desktop PC not on my nx7300 laptop. :(

SHIT :( i give next try as soon as possible - propably within 48h
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: M-ake on January 01, 2008, 04:32:26 pm
Yes sounds like you share the same problems as I did on rc versions of VL59. We have pretty much the same hardware.

Wireless can be fixed easily by adding "ipw3945d" to rc.local file. Or you can just run it from terminal as root (without the quotes of course). Any idea to compiz problem ? (no window borders).
Looks like I have to postpone my transition to VL59 for the time being. Nah I still have my VL58 on my old comp, which I like very much.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: uelsk8s on January 01, 2008, 08:53:32 pm
if you run "export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=0" before you start compiz the window borders should work
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tab0reqq on January 02, 2008, 05:31:03 am
hmm.. lets try :) i install VL today and check whether it works.
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: tab0reqq on January 03, 2008, 01:39:52 pm
Doesnt work. I think ill start new thread about VL 5.9 and nx7300. Maybe if we all figure out how to make it it will make VL more friendly for laptop users :P
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: Scott271 on January 09, 2008, 02:47:52 pm
Just downloaded and installed it, ..... lovin' it!!!

Only one issue, I now have no sound. I was running 5.8 on this comp right before I installed 5.9, the sound was working fine with 5.8. I have tried to have alsa reconfig it twice to no avail, so if someone has some insight into how I can get this working - I'd greatly appreciate it.

Solved! I didn't even need beer and a hammer this time  ;D, ok maybe some beer was involved.

I ran alsaconfig again, rebooted, repeated a few more times, and worked fine. Having had some time to play around with this, I really like it. Great job!!!
Title: Re: VectorLinux-5.9-final-GOLD is under the tree
Post by: M-ake on January 19, 2008, 05:52:08 am
- i still cant get COMPIZ to work: i make ALL step by step with VL wiki, no compiz icon is compiled, and after all steps i can force compiz with: indirect rendering and by forcing it. after that i have compiz effect and no way i can run winow borders or window title with standard menu (file, edit etc...).
- performance of video drivers for intel 945GM gma950 on VL is very poor. On ubuntu 7.10 i have better performanc with same compiz effects
- Firefox works SO DAMN SLOW !! Windows and Ubuntu FF works like a charm. on VL no :(

So far, for me, VL was very suitable on desktop PC not on my nx7300 laptop. :(

SHIT :( i give next try as soon as possible - propably within 48h
On my intel 950gma the emerald issue can be fixed by running "LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 compiz --replace ccp &". However the performance is still poor for some reason.  Random hiccups.