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 on: August 16, 2018, 02:08:22 am 
Started by entuzio - Last post by entuzio
 ;D, i figured out the password. It's the same password as the user password : )). What a mejka to mistejka .....

 on: August 15, 2018, 07:24:56 am 
Started by entuzio - Last post by entuzio
Hi to all, I'am i proud owner of Vector Linux OS on HP-Mini Netbook. Thanks for this great OS...... As shown in the title i need the root password to change time. Thx in advance.  :)

 on: August 15, 2018, 05:26:46 am 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by nightflier
@gaztoo, if you want to experiment any further: Since you don't use wifi, I would suggest removing wicd and configure your ethernet manually. You can do this from a root terminal with command "removepkg wicd". After a reboot, issue commands: "ifconfig eth0 up" and "dhcpcd eth0" (assuming your ethernet card is eth0.. it could be different). If this works, you can just add those to your rc.local file.

 on: August 14, 2018, 10:56:36 pm 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by gaztoo
Thanks again for the replies to my post. Apologies for the delay in coming back but I have been a bit time poor recently.
@quake1 -  As I mentioned above, I do not think that the long pauses in the bootup routine are caused by paging. There just isn't enough disk activity in these periods to support this premise. I do agree that the 256MB ram is marginal at best and it does page when the system is up and I go to open a program. However, the owner of the laptop is happy to accept this situation as they do not want to spend money on more ram (or a SSD) unfortunately.

I may have unintentionally stumbled on a reason for the long pauses in the boot up sequence when I started the laptop up with no Ethernet connected. (remember, the laptop does not have inbuilt wifi).
With no Ethernet the laptop booted up with NO pauses at all!
From memory, I then plugged in the Ethernet and conected to the Network OK. I then did a restart only to find that the pauses in the boot routine had returned. Next I did another restart with no Ethernet connected and found that the pauses were again evident. Then, after logging in and plugging in the Ethernet I found that I could not connect to the network as the wicd daemon had closed down. Since then I have done a number of restarts and have not been able to connect to the network. After logging in there is a message along the lines " wicd needs to access the network cards" - enter password - I enter the Admin password - get another error message - "could not connect to the wicd D-Bus interface - check wicd  log" - "wicd daemon has closed down and will not function until a restart". After many restarts, I get the same result. I also cannot read the contents of the wicd log as access is denied (as su ). I am at the point where I am going to reload the software from the CD, but first I would ike to set (or verify) the existing state of the swap partition.

@bigpaws -  Regarding making a larger Swap partition - I feel that the current Swap is around 330MB.
I had previously loaded VL7.2 before my initial post several times.
On the second last occasion I had used GParted (from a live CD) to partition the HDD (20GB) for a 5GB swap and 15GB ext4 partition. I then did an "Advanced" install but when I encountered the issues listed above, I then re-installed it using the Automatic option. I feel that when this procedure made a swap partition, it decided on the 330MB size. Since getting your post I have tried to run GParted to verify the existing partitions, but GParted will now not run. I have dowloaded the GParted program into VL and tried to run it - again, without success. It also will not run when I try to boot from my GParted live CD. I am at a loss as to why. I just get a series of error messages.

I think that I have spent enough time on this old dog. Time to send it to the knackery........

 on: August 10, 2018, 01:42:53 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by repkickz
nice informartion

 on: August 10, 2018, 01:39:23 am 
Started by vector - Last post by repkickz
i hope it works

 on: August 08, 2018, 02:32:36 am 
Started by vector - Last post by quake1
Menu --> IceWM --> Default Programs

 on: August 08, 2018, 02:31:07 am 
Started by scififry - Last post by quake1
This is weird. Did you fix this?

 on: August 08, 2018, 02:30:22 am 
Started by gaztoo - Last post by quake1
Maybe due to the lack of RAM leading to heavy swap

 on: August 08, 2018, 02:28:55 am 
Started by black-clover - Last post by quake1
It works. I have downloaded and installed pinentry sources and it helps fix the error.
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