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 on: March 29, 2015, 07:43:32 am 
Started by crum - Last post by crum
@roarde  I do believe you are absolutely correct,tried a little more patience. Do we say SOLVED now?

 2 
 on: March 28, 2015, 07:15:56 pm 
Started by crum - Last post by roarde
If your connection is even slightly toward the slow side, it may not be hung. It can just take a while to get from 0% to 1% right now.

Due to both ISO building and putting the repo in order, I believe every package we have has been rebuilt and output to untested. That makes the PACKAGES.TXT file that slapt-get/Gslapt is grabbing 89M in size for right now. Once all is done, packages that are on the ISO will go to packages/, and the rest to extra/. Also, the builder may have been heavily accessing untested at the time, dunno. Untested is made for scratch use, more or less, not really as a multiple-user repo as it has been required to be used for so long now.

But just so you can check your URL, the line is:
Code:
SOURCE=http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86/
I believe you're on 32-bit iirc.

If it's 64-bit
Code:
SOURCE=http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86_64/

 3 
 on: March 28, 2015, 08:17:35 am 
Started by crum - Last post by crum
Kernel to use.

 4 
 on: March 28, 2015, 06:42:47 am 
Started by crum - Last post by crum
Tried to update from VL7.1 untested does not work,just hangs no data. Is there a problem with site?

 5 
 on: March 27, 2015, 08:32:20 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
Installed VL7.1-STD-RC4.1 to sda2 on the toshiba satellite A-100

gui install/advanced/existing/sda2/xfce4/lilo to sda

install went well, kicked cd and rebooted with option for sda1 (vl-light)

auto booted to login screen, user name and password logged into xfce session...Firefox updated, easy connection to wifi,

noted:

velocity 7.0 installer screen

two options for same sr0 to install..just clicked next.

flash of text prior to boot splash (perhaps hardware related..something like..drm..i810..does not support smp.

some text flashed prior to login screen but to fast to read

no xfce4-timer or weather plugin in gslapt

when updating package list in gslapt it has issue with added testing source "http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86/", reading the list appears to freeze and gslapt disappears.

removing the source and refreshing the list freezes at patches and required force close..reopen and clicking update appeared to work.

 same happens in Light but worked fine yesterday, Bad time perhaps..or list has moved elsewhere..whatever..managed to install 32 bit on the laptop.

adding: fluxbox and awesome appear in the session menu, adding fluxbox via gslapt then offers a session when selected, awesome appeares to be already installed in gslapt but gives a 10 sec timeout error when session is selected.

 6 
 on: March 26, 2015, 11:10:02 am 
Started by warpman - Last post by crum
Thanks for change of desktop.help edit.Works like before FireFox 36.

 7 
 on: March 25, 2015, 12:36:08 pm 
Started by roarde - Last post by roarde
Good point about NX. It should be mentioned if we get a consistent method we can post.

So far, I get just compile the kernel (I'll dig into exactly which flags later on) and new kernel-headers. I just doubt that's all there is to successfully running non-PAE on a distro where having PAE is taken for granted.

 8 
 on: March 25, 2015, 07:16:01 am 
Started by warpman - Last post by roarde
Edit /home/<user>/Desktop/help.desktop

Change
Exec=browser vectorlinux.com/forum2
to
Exec=firefox http://forum.vectorlinux.com

Note that this is the "wrong", unportable way to do this and you'll have to change it each time you want a different browser. But it should get your installation working properly.

I cannot recall which version of the /usr/bin/browser script will go into subsequent (i.e. final) releases. There have been changes offered for it, and the URL reflects just how old the package the Desktop links come from is. Usually redirect will catch it, but not always.

 9 
 on: March 25, 2015, 06:51:46 am 
Started by roarde - Last post by overthere
My understanding is that turning on pae also toggles NX which has some fragment of assistance against bad programming. it also limits ram to 3.5 gig and may have an impact on cpu usage...this naturally means very little and may boost performance for those who have a computer with a cpu that does not have pae or machines that have less than 4 gig of ram. I am unsure if modern kernels like 3.12 have option for this but am very curious, if not that basically marks the end of 32 bit which will be next. basically I have no clue. think its a himem option

 10 
 on: March 24, 2015, 09:52:07 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
Added xfce4 to VL 7.1 Light 1.4

everything appears to work fine so far, here is a shot

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tfoy0rk6g2x9lai/xfce4VLL.png?dl=0
 
Adding: attempted the mate desktop but although I could install the mate desktop package the meta and extra meta depended on mate-doc-utils 1.6.0 and mate-text-editor.1.6.0...did not see but perhaps in one of the other packages. there was no session available so removed the mate desktop package as more info is needed for install.

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