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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: uelsk8s on April 07, 2008, 08:36:12 pm

Title: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: uelsk8s on April 07, 2008, 08:36:12 pm
The VectorLinux team is proud to release the SOHO-5.9-Preview-LiveCD. The preview is a try before you buy, not only to ensure it will work with your hardware, but also to showcase some of the features of the install release. We have customized desktops to bring you a feature rich and user friendly experience. This Preview should give you a good idea of what the full installation release has to offer, which you will have to see to believe. We recommend you try this Preview, to make sure of compatibility, and report any bugs so that the development team can implement fixes toward the Final SOHO. Included are, newer secure kernel 2.6.22.19, xorg 7.3,kde 3.5.9, and openoffice 2.3.1 for the office needs, seamonkey 1.1.9 and FF 2.0.0.13 for your web browsing experience, and much more. This liveCD is packed and can be used as a stand alone for many users. If you find a bug please report to to our bug report section url: http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=6002.0

You can download the ISO here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9-SOHO-preview.iso
md5sum: 4364bdd9f98bf3d6bf675de91f56f605  VL5.9-SOHO-preview.iso

Thank you,
the Vector team
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: mahdif on April 08, 2008, 08:29:22 am
Thank u for your wonderful distro.

Can I install the live CD on HDD? What exactly do you mean by saying it's "packed and can be used by many users"? How it diffes from the paid version?
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: uelsk8s on April 08, 2008, 08:57:24 am
Thank u for your wonderful distro.

Can I install the live CD on HDD? What exactly do you mean by saying it's "packed and can be used by many users"? How it diffes from the paid version?
No this release is not installable, We had to remove way too much in headers, docs, and other bits for it to be used as an installed system.

It is packed with apps for most every task.

The paid version is an installable, non-live version that is complete (none of the packages have been stripped).

HTH, and thanks for your interest

Uelsk8s
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: coyote4 on April 08, 2008, 10:41:25 am
Well done Vector Team!

I'm running an older AMD64 with a newer Nvidia Card.  No problems at all running the "Preview!"  There's lots of interesting stuff which I've only glanced at so far.  Nevertheless, my initial impression is "simply amazing!"

Are all these "!" redundant?  Naw.  I don't think so.  Not when I've found a distribution that recognizes all the hardware and has so far worked without a flaw.

So when can I get my hands on a 5.9 I can install?  I'm definitely going to latch on to it.

And so, a bit more redundancy:  Super job Vector Team!

Coyote4
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: DrCR on April 09, 2008, 05:12:21 pm
Any hope for a newer kernel version (2.6.24) for the final release? I'd like to be able to run this release native on a latest-gen MacBookPro.

Thanks! I'm still running 5.1.1SOHO on my A64 desktop. Looking forward to another astounding VL release!  :D

DrCR
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: keyfitter on April 09, 2008, 07:33:41 pm
Very nice!. I have been happy with using VL 5.8 SOHO as my main OS, but now I am waiting to replace it with 5.9 as soon as it is available.
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: peispud on April 12, 2008, 03:24:29 pm
 The sound bug is still present for my Audigy 4 sound card . This time I can't even get sound by bringing up the mixer - my card is detected and the sliders are up on the mixer , but sound is still muted .
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: lagagnon on April 12, 2008, 04:43:57 pm
With Audigy cards you must be particularly careful with alsamixer. The Audigy Analog Digital Output jack must be unmuted. Put a music CD in your drive, use a CD player, enable alsamixer and find that jack by scrolling to the far right then use the "m" key to unmute it.
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: peispud on April 13, 2008, 09:05:25 am
 The rest of the preview looks good , but there has got to be a much better way to handle sound .
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: lagagnon on April 13, 2008, 09:17:34 am
So did my solution for your Audigy card work for you or not?
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: peispud on April 13, 2008, 09:26:00 am
 I'm stuck in Ubuntu doing a bittorrent download . I'm assuming that it will as Vector sees my card . Thanks for the info , I'll get back to you later . :)
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: peispud on April 14, 2008, 06:39:46 am
 Yep , Audigy A was muted by default - thanks for the pointer . Can we please , please have this fixed .  ;)
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: lagagnon on April 14, 2008, 07:43:33 am
Yep , Audigy A was muted by default - thanks for the pointer . Can we please , please have this fixed .  ;)

Developers: yes, it should be fixed. Every time I have loaded VL (whatever version) onto my machine with the Audigy2 card I have to manually make this adjustment. The problem is that the alsa control: "Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack" does seem to be set correctly in the file:
/usr/share/alsa/cards/Audigy2.conf

so I do not understand how it is changed when loaded. Unless /etc/asound.state does not get properly set? Any ideas?

Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: peispud on April 14, 2008, 08:02:30 pm
 I have all my distros crammed on the one PC . Maybe someone with two PCs can do a side-by-side comparison of Audigy2.conf files . This problem seems unique to Vector .
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: vector on April 14, 2008, 10:31:13 pm
Quote
so I do not understand how it is changed when loaded. Unless /etc/asound.state does not get properly set? Any ideas?
Larry could you post the pre and after /etc/asound.state from non working to working...........ty
vec

how come this hasn't come up in our development /bug threads don't seem to remember this one............ >:(
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: aryr100 on April 16, 2008, 11:46:47 am
any release date for this in the CD store ?
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: blackbelt_jones on April 24, 2008, 08:40:52 am
 :) Yes, I too am dying to see the Vector SoHo 5.9!  I know you guys aren't a big organization, and things take time... but I will be checking this site frequently!
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: Nobby on May 31, 2008, 08:48:26 pm
I liked this release but could not find the corresponding installable version.  Is there one?  The only 5.9 version used Xfce which I hate!  The 64bit version uses this and I found that I could not install my printer.
Please give me, and others, the choice of desktop environment.
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: kidd on May 31, 2008, 09:26:40 pm
there are some wm/DE in the repos. you can get kde from slapt-get if you installed vl-std or vl-light.

I don't know if slapt-get kde package will be sooo fine tuned as the one in vl-soho
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: no2thesame on June 01, 2008, 05:37:05 am
Please be patient Nobby, there is indeed a SOHO in the wings (I believe) and check for its release on a daily basis. The VL SOHO team want to get things just right, especially this time as they will ask us to part with some cash for it. This will be my third VL SOHO, with each version a marked improvement. I'm sure it will be worth the wait (and certainly worth the money if the Preview is anything to go by).

Yes, I didn't like XFce initially... but the longer I use it.....it kind of grows on me. I installed KDE, on my 5.9 standard, from the 5.9 repositories with Gslapt but it is not as nice as the Preview, as Kidd said. We just need to be patient.

I prefer to set up my printer with the KDE Printer set-up tool but have you tried VASMCC > Services > CUPS Printing? That did it for me.

no2
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: kc1di on June 01, 2008, 05:57:14 am
I liked this release but could not find the corresponding installable version.  Is there one?  The only 5.9 version used Xfce which I hate!  The 64bit version uses this and I found that I could not install my printer.
Please give me, and others, the choice of desktop environment.
VL 5.9 SOHO is coming there are many working hard to make sure it's a first class release and as bug free as possible.  as far as your printer install in std.  go to any browser and type http://localhost:631 and follow the instructions. 

Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: liunx on June 14, 2008, 02:08:01 am
Hello,
i know the live cd is really a wonderful choice ,but for my bad cdrom and i can not burn the cd so i really want a version to install without cdrom ,just install it like before's version that easy to install,so anybody can help me to solve the problem???
 :o
Title: Re: VL 5.9 SOHO Preview Released
Post by: Masta on June 14, 2008, 07:12:06 pm
Hello,
i know the live cd is really a wonderful choice ,but for my bad cdrom and i can not burn the cd so i really want a version to install without cdrom ,just install it like before's version that easy to install,so anybody can help me to solve the problem???
 :o
Yes, the Final SOHO-DELUXE was released (the install version), You can order a copy from vectorlinux.com (http://vectorlinux.com) .