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General Announcements => Distro Releases => Topic started by: vector on September 23, 2008, 12:41:21 am

Title: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: vector on September 23, 2008, 12:41:21 am
We have released SOHO-5.9.1-DELUXE! To complement it we have released a standard version, free for download!!

The 5.9.1 release is a maintenance bug fix release for the previous SOHO 5.9 and includes 52 updates to the core system. You will also find Firefox-3.0.1, opera-9.52, pidgin-2.5.1, sane-1.0.19 and a host of others. The kernel has been upgraded to 2.6.25.7 for better driver support in both sound and wifi.

After long consideration we determined that this was just to darned good and we wanted everyone to see just how good this is. We are confident that after trying the free version you will want to come back and purchase the DELUXE version. In addition to an expanded first disk, the deluxe version comes with a second multimedia CD which contains loads of extras, including more applications, functionality and original artwork.

The default desktop is KDE 3.5.9. More than just amazing eye candy, KDE's extensive collection of graphical tools makes it easy to use for non-technical users. Still, the speedy Fluxbox is available for power users. The included office suite, image manipulation and desktop publishing software will quickly put Small Office/Home Office users to work. Since regular breaks have been shown to increase productivity, you will also find a nice collection of games.  For the server role, samba, apache, mysql and php are included.

For those who have purchased the previous 5.9 SOHO release, we are offering the updated 5.9.1 release as a free download from our high speed host SQI. All you need to do is reply to the original email you received with the purchase and request download instructions. Any other requests concerning the purchase of 5.9 and the 5.9.1 update can be directed to support@vectorlinux.com

The free download version is available  here http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9.1-SOHO.iso (http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9.1-SOHO.iso)
The DELUXE version is in our cd store and found here:
http://vectorlinux.com/cd-store (http://vectorlinux.com/cd-store)

Enjoy and let us know what you think...........:)

ps
Due to technical difficulty's the website is not all yet up to date, however the paypal download links are good.
Should be fixed by tomorrow.
Vec
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Dweeberkitty on September 23, 2008, 07:14:33 am
Great news. Vector, this is a really good idea to keep following up on previous versions and keeping them up-to-date and fixing bugs while you work on the latest and greatest....you don't leave your users hanging. Thanks! I think I'll have to purchase some cds from you, just to show my support!  :D
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Dweeberkitty on September 23, 2008, 10:53:51 am
If I order the 5.9 SOHO discs from the CD store, will I actually get the 5.9.1 update? Or is that still sending out the 5.9.0? Thanks!
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: vector on September 23, 2008, 11:22:26 am
you will get 5.9.1 we just haven't been able to update all parts of the site yet...........thank you

Vec
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: The Headacher on September 23, 2008, 12:26:16 pm
I just installed it, and for some reason vasm didn' t configure my card correctly, that is it didn't make sure the module was loaded. After uncommenting the right module ( eepro100 ) in /etc/rc.modules it all worked dandy. At least so far  ;).

ps. What a pleasant surprise, didn't see this one coming

pps. Something else I found is that the patches repo is not enabled by default.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: kc1di on September 23, 2008, 01:52:16 pm
Hi Vector,

I Really like 5.9.1 very nice look and feel,
Only have run into a glitch  can't get cups to work thus no printer , this is on two different machines. before I order is there a fix for this bug?

Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: kc1di on September 23, 2008, 04:10:53 pm
Solved the Cups problem, for some reason the cups server is not being started in the default install and thus not started at boot up  ???
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: wcs on September 23, 2008, 08:28:25 pm
Very nice release! Thank you.
Runs fast on a 6 year old Toshiba laptop w/ a Pentium 4 and 256M Ram.

(Only issue is, as usual, the Toshiba laptop gets a lot of freeze ups with kde apps, which unfortunately also include the login manager.  It seems to be related to the nvidia driver. When I switched to nv, no freezes so far. Last release where this didn't happen was 5.9 Std RC3)
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: boris on September 24, 2008, 10:19:09 am
....
For those who have purchased the previous 5.9 SOHO release, we are offering the updated 5.9.1 release as a free download from our high speed host SQI. All you need to do is reply to the original email you received with the purchase and request download instructions. Any other requests concerning the purchase of 5.9 and the 5.9.1 update can be directed to support@vectorlinux.com

....
I am a happy owner of SOHO 5.9, the only problem is that I paid $19.99 for download via PayPal (recipient was Elpern & Associates) and never received any return E-Mail. I just got an immediate access to download, and that was it. So now how am I supposed to download the update to 5,9,1? I can attach a printout of PayPal transaction report to my request for download instructions, but to whom can I send this request?

With best wishes
BNK
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: vector on September 24, 2008, 10:25:42 am
Boris send your email to support@vectorlinux.com You will get instructions there. Thanks for your support!

Robert
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Canuck on September 24, 2008, 12:46:20 pm
Great release, very impressed. 

Given that the CUPS server does not install at start-up, how does one fix this problem?   I, like others I suppose, will need some specific instructions.    Thank you
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: newt on September 24, 2008, 01:06:02 pm
Great release, very impressed. 

Given that the CUPS server does not install at start-up, how does one fix this problem?   I, like others I suppose, will need some specific instructions.    Thank you

Usually this can be enabled by using VASMCC, Services, Services, pick your runlevel, check the 'Cups' service, reboot.  This is based on Standard so it may differ slightly in SOHO.

HTH!

edit:
BTW, thanks Vec for offering a free SOHO.  I think this is a great move to get more exposure for VL.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Canuck on September 24, 2008, 01:18:29 pm
This is the problem.   Trying to activate the Vector Control Center I get:

user/bin/basmCC not found.


Sorry, should this discussion be entered elsewhere?
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: M0E-lnx on September 24, 2008, 01:21:31 pm
I think some links are dead... didn't get cleaned up right...

the link to vpackager is also dear
and vpackager complains about a missing lib (lib necessary for gambas2-runtime)
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: newt on September 24, 2008, 02:11:42 pm
This is the problem.   Trying to activate the Vector Control Center I get:

user/bin/basmCC not found.


Sorry, should this discussion be entered elsewhere?

Alright, well that's no good.  Perhaps the ncurses version works correctly.  From a terminal, as root, type 'vasm' ENTER, Service, SRVSET, pick your run level (GUI desktop is default during installation), check the cups service, then OK, exit, done, exit.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Canuck on September 24, 2008, 03:55:22 pm
Using terminal I got to 'vasm' and activated CUPS.   Using Control Center, I got into Printer setup and found my HP Laserjet IIP.  When I went to test print a page, I could not get my user name authenticated (also tried to print as root).   No luck.   I haven't even begun to address the issue of no sound.  These problems are reminiscent of those that I had with VL 5.8.  I dare not try to install VL on my Toshiba laptop, as I have a wireless card which I never did get working with VL 5.8.

Sadly, I would very much like to use VL because of its Canadian base, but it appears at this point that the problems I had with 5.8 remain with 5.9.  I am moderately familiar with Linux, but not to the degree that seems to be required to effectively use Vector Linux.  For users like myself, we need, desire, distros which do "work out of the box."   I am so glad that I installed it on my test machine: nothing lost.   

The community involved in Vector is great, but clearly my needs would try the members.  Since I am clearly not proficient to the degree required by VL, I will stick with the two distributions that I have been using.  As I said before, I wish that I could use Vector.  Thanks for the help to this point.   
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Masta on September 24, 2008, 04:55:31 pm
This is the problem.   Trying to activate the Vector Control Center I get:

user/bin/basmCC not found.


Sorry, should this discussion be entered elsewhere?

looks like there is a type error. You may have to enter (in run box or terminal)
Code: [Select]
usr/bin/vasmCCApologies....
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: wcs on September 24, 2008, 04:59:55 pm
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Using terminal I got to 'vasm' and activated CUPS.   Using Control Center, I got into Printer setup and found my HP Laserjet IIP.  When I went to test print a page, I could not get my user name authenticated (also tried to print as root).   No luck.

Could this be due to the list of allowed user in cups?
When you configure CUPS, either through vasmCC or by pointing your browser to localhost:631, there is a button there in the printer configuration that allows you to list what users can print. Separate them by commas.

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The community involved in Vector is great, but clearly my needs would try the members.

Let the other members be the judges of that.  ;)
You can always find help here.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: caitlyn on September 24, 2008, 07:31:54 pm
Interse:  There was a huge improvement in wireless support between VL 5.8 and VL 5.9, largely because wireless support in Linux in general came a long way.  Don't assume because you had a problem with a late 2006 release that you'd have one with a mid 2008 release.

Also, Toshiba laptop support has also improved greatly.  The installer will correctly detect you are running one and the toshiba and toshiba_acpi kernel modules will be in place after configuration.  That wasn't true with 5.8 or even 5.8 Standard.  5.9 Light was the first release that got this right.

I haven't done an upgrade to 5.9.1 yet (planning on it) so I can't comment on the CUPS issue.  Sounds always works for me but I'm sure any number of us would be happy to help you solve the problem.  Once VL is configured I dare say it isn't any harder to use than any other distro.  Of course, YMMV.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Canuck on September 24, 2008, 08:03:09 pm
I am very moved by the responses I have received to my question today and to my 'closing' comment about Vector.  I really like what Vector stands for, and based on past experience, the great community.  I really like Vector and the lack of bloat.  I have been using Linux for at least ten years and have seen vast improvements during this time.  It is true that in the past, with VL 5.8 SOHO, I did have some technical issues which seemed, at the time, to require far more knowledge than I had. 

YET, every time Vector releases a new version, I am drawn to it.   I am very impressed with 5.9.1 and with so many people offering help, I really want to make 5.9.1 work.  When I am more comfortable with Vector, and after my need for my laptop to be used for 'mission critical work,' I will try installing VL on my laptop.   That will be at least five weeks from now.

I KNOW that my problems should not be discussed in this thread, so with this reply I will turn to the proper threads for more help.

What I have seen of VL 5.9.1 SOHO is very impressive.  The community involved with Vector is even more impressive.  Thank you to all of you and to your generous offers of continued support.   Admittedly, I am writing this on my main desk top......for now. 

What a great community.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: edgeofthewoods on September 24, 2008, 08:41:58 pm
I am kind of a noob with Vector, but after being a long term Debian and Mandrake/Mandriva fan, I have found Vector much easier to manage than those other two. CUPPs does things well but for for HP printers I like HPLIP much better. Plus it gives status on ink levels and really likes my PSC1210 series printer/scanner. But I may be misunderstanding a thing or three. When I installed my HP in the control center (KDE not CUPS) I just clicked on Adminstator mode, then added  the printer. All installed smooth as silk. I guess the thing I never really did was activate CUPS

Chuck
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: caitlyn on September 25, 2008, 11:32:05 am
hplip is included in Vector LInux.  It isn't an either/or thing.  I have an HP printer here as well as an Epson and I can manage both easily with VL.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Joe1962 on September 25, 2008, 03:25:33 pm
Just installed on a vm and so far everything seems to be working great, sound, ethernet, internet in SeaMonkey over the proxy server, vasmCC, vpackager, vcpufreq, vl-hot-config (no menu item for this last one though).

One little thing though, no OpenOffice.org, which is ok as Koffice is there and it can be installed later (although our SOHO always had it), but Fluxbox assumes it is there, with icons for it both in the menu and in wbar.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Canuck on September 25, 2008, 03:44:54 pm
Joe1962 indicated that 'vasmCC' was working fine on 5.9.1    When I try to use vasmCC I get  "Sorry - /user/bin/vasmCC"   "Command '/usr/bin/vasmCC' not found.  I have not been able to open 'Vector Control Center' although it is listed  on the menu  'System > Vector Control Center' and on 'Settings > Vector Control Center'
I can, of course, open the Vector Control Center via the terminal.

Working my way through this great distribution.   
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: caitlyn on September 25, 2008, 03:49:39 pm
Ummm... You have me mixed up with someone else.  I said I haven't upgraded to 5.9.1 yet so there is no way I could have tried vasmCC in that release.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: edgeofthewoods on September 30, 2008, 09:07:56 am
And now for something completely different......................

OK Monty Python is not for all.  I upgraded to 5.9.1 and the only 2 issues I have is frst , VASM. I load from the CLI, (just to check the operation) The cli gives the script  Bad String on no matter what is clicked in VASM. I still have 5.9.0 and just installed 5.9.1 on a seperate partition with sharing of the home diectory. COuld this be an issue? Also can VASM be unistalled and re installed?

Next is Fire fox 3. For me   it is a POS on my machines. Seamonkey has yet to crash lock up or get stupid.!! :) , Other than those 2 items and as I get used to Vector, is one heck of a distro. I love it and my kids love it.

Keep up the good work

Chuck
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: nooby on September 30, 2008, 12:30:03 pm
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The free download version is available  here http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9.1-SOHO.iso

Very popular download. Takes some 7 hours so I gave up for today. Need to shut down computer in a few hours. Late at night here.

Is this version a live CD version then? Can I use it in a Frugal install. Will it save to the NTFS hdd?
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Masta on September 30, 2008, 07:33:20 pm
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The free download version is available  here http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.9/iso-release/VL5.9.1-SOHO.iso

Very popular download. Takes some 7 hours so I gave up for today. Need to shut down computer in a few hours. Late at night here.

Wow, that's very long time to gather up a download. I am sorry to hear about that.

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Is this version a live CD version then? Can I use it in a Frugal install. Will it save to the NTFS hdd?

This is NOT a liveCD. for those, you might be interested in this thread :
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7431.0 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7431.0)
I am unsure what you mean by "..save to NTFS.."  ???
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: nooby on October 01, 2008, 06:06:17 am
Sorry my bad. I read the Distro Watch in hast last night and must have had a black out.
I thought the text says "live" but now when I read it again it doesn't say "live" anywhere. :)

So forget it. You don't want it to be a live so it isn't. Being a full install forget about the NTFS thing.
Don't apply. thanks for links to other thread.

that iso took only 25 minutes to dl
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Masta on October 01, 2008, 11:57:50 am
Don't worry about it, we all have our days  :)

Actually there is a SOHO liveCD. It's not based on the current 5.9.1 release, but it is based on the past 5.9 release. This was built to "Demonstrate or Preview some" of the features of the actual install version. It doesn't install though, but if you're looking for something that you want to run live, just to check it out, this might be what you're looking for .
Link for that part of the forum is here:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=6003.0 (http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=6003.0)
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: VgnFrnd on October 02, 2008, 08:39:53 pm
Is the "Multimedia Bonus Disk plus SOHO extras" included with the "VectorLinux SOHO 5.9.1 Deluxe Edition" from http://vectorlinux.com/cd-store the same as the "Multimedia Bonus Disc" from http://www.vectorlinuxsolutions.com/?
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: vector on October 02, 2008, 09:47:07 pm
no we have added many programs to it to enhance the soho experience.

Vec
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: edgeofthewoods on October 02, 2008, 09:56:51 pm
GOt a bit of a bug. In VASM on two different computers when I start it, and click on any of the options, it restarts. WHen I start it from command line it gives the error "BAD STRING" Any ideas or did I get a bad burn?

Chuck
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: caitlyn on October 02, 2008, 09:59:56 pm
@VgnFrnd:  The following is from my review of VL SOHO 5.9 for O'Reilly News at: http://news.oreilly.com/2008/07/vector-linux-soho-59-deluxe-no-1.html  It applies to 5.9.1 as well:

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I should also note that the Multimedia Bonus Disc is also available as a free download for those who purchase the single iso from MadTux or who are running VL Standard. The downloadable version doesn't include the SOHO Extras, so you won't get software like Emacs or the Apache web server. Those would still have to be installed from the repository using either gslapt or slapt-get at the command line. I personally recommend the two disc or two iso set for anyone who decides to purchase SOHO as you really do get a whole lot more software in a very convenient package that doesn't require high speed access.

Anyone who has run previous versions of Vector Linux and who just installed the first disc will wonder where all the games have gone. Yes, they are on the second disc, and there is quite a variety to choose from.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: nooby on October 03, 2008, 01:25:25 am
Thanks Masta. That is the one I have. I had hoped that one was updated too. :)

Is that 5.9 SOHO Preview still better than 5.9 Standard Live?
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: VgnFrnd on October 03, 2008, 03:50:31 am
Thank you, vector & caitlyn.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: Masta on October 03, 2008, 03:24:24 pm
Thanks Masta. That is the one I have. I had hoped that one was updated too. :)

Is that 5.9 SOHO Preview still better than 5.9 Standard Live?
I think the correct answer to that would be up to preferences :) . I'll will say that the STD live does install onto HD, and you can set it up as you like, and remaster to make your very own livecd. The SOHO Preview doesn't do these, because it wasn't meant to.
Title: Re: Vector-SOHO-DELUXE-5.9.1 released
Post by: BlueMage on October 20, 2008, 07:57:22 pm
So, how awesome is the SOHO preview?  INCREDIBLY SO, that's how.

Seriously, this is beautiful.  I was half considering not upgrading the media box to 5.9 - all such thoughts have been wiped.  Definitely buying this now - I don't care how bad the AUD is doing against the USD at the moment.