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 on: Today at 04:36:40 am 
Started by maelstrom - Last post by nightflier
Unfortunately, the information on the web site is outdated, the memory requirement listed is wrong :-[

The old text-only installer would run in a low memory environment, but the current one requires 256M to function.

As a side note/trivia/no excuse: After install the system will function with much less memory. I have tested it with 64M, purely for experimentation, as it is not really usable for much in that state.

I apologize for the confusion, and hope we can find the people power to give the web site an overhaul.

Thanks for testing.

 on: April 26, 2017, 03:02:57 pm 
Started by maelstrom - Last post by maelstrom
I'm playing with some distros to see what's capable of running on an 18-year-old Gateway laptop (400Mhz Celeron w/160MB of RAM). I noticed on the Vector website that Vector Light is supposed to run with as little as 64MB RAM... so I decided to give it a shot.

What happens when I try to boot the install CD and try either the standard installer or the "old" installer by typing in "install" at the boot prompt is the same: the boot process gets to the point of unpacking the rootfs when it goes into a kernel panic. The last message is "end of kernel panic - not syncing: Out of and no killable processes"

To test whether this was a hardware issue or not, I tried booting the CD image on a virtual machine set with 160MB of RAM. The same thing kernel panic happens. When I bump the RAM up to 256MB, the boot proceeds normally into the installer.

So, it looks like Vector Light is unhappy with anything less with 256MB of RAM. Am I missing some sort of setting that would allow it to boot in a machine with less RAM, or is the memory requirement listed on the site wrong?

 on: April 23, 2017, 04:45:08 pm 
Started by ffranklloyd - Last post by overthere
If you require java in libreoffice install openjre from the repository and then logout and back in.
this will remove the following terminal error.

without jre you will get the following in terminal
user:$ libreoffice5.3
javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
Warning: failed to read path from javaldx

you can remove the first by unchecking use java in tools/ options/ advanced, in word or any.

I do not think there are many features that require java anymore as most were changed to python or some such.

As already mentioned the error is not an issue, however if your error is more complicated you may have a corruption issue somewhere. Please post the exact error along with nightfliers requests above

 on: April 23, 2017, 04:34:50 pm 
Started by ffranklloyd - Last post by nightflier
I tried LO in VL 7.2 Beta and could not duplicate this error. Without a jre it does warn, but runs fine.

Please tell us what version of VL you are using.. 7.1? STD? 32 or 64 bit?
Did you install LO using gslapt?

 on: April 23, 2017, 01:20:57 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by overthere
Did you try hot plugging the keyboard at login? If a Dell they are notorious for usb failure. but just my experiance.

 on: April 23, 2017, 09:57:23 am 
Started by ffranklloyd - Last post by ffranklloyd
It got installed but the error was still there. I tried installing Java but still didn't work.

 on: April 22, 2017, 10:46:57 pm 
Started by ffranklloyd - Last post by retired1af
Did it install? Can you start the program?

LibreOffice will complain if Java or IcedTea is not installed, but it's not absolutely necessary for the core features of LibreOffice.

 on: April 22, 2017, 03:46:01 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by rbistolfi
No mouse or keyboard could be a signal pointing to kernel-modules package. Unfortunately its very hard to debug without those devices :(

 on: April 22, 2017, 10:22:42 am 
Started by ffranklloyd - Last post by ffranklloyd

I tried installing LibreOffice 5.3 but it gave me this error.

javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!
Warning: failed to read path from javaldx
/opt/libreoffice5.3/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory

Please help.


 on: April 21, 2017, 01:00:08 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by StrayBit
The link you provided was installed.  It also froze when trying to install LILO.  Reinstalled w/o boot loader - both gui and cli login have no keyboard or mouse.
I've also learned NOT to do a mass upgrade - finally got b1 re-installed and finishing the upgrades to the packages I'm using.

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