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 on: May 01, 2018, 12:09:39 pm 
Started by macondo - Last post by Colonel Panic
"This is so patently untrue that it’s breathtaking. Yes, people can get basic computer functions from Linux, and even advanced functionality. What they can’t get is an experience that easily blends with other devices or computing experiences they already own."

This may be an old thread, but please allow me to comment here. For me this isn't an issue, because I don't have any other devices. I have one computer - a desktop, which I'm using to post this - and a "dumb" (i.e. non-smart) phone.

I suspect there are others in the same boat.

 on: April 09, 2018, 04:18:50 pm 
Started by scififry - Last post by scififry
Hello everyone,

I'm able to connect to a wireless network using NetworkManager, but somehow the established connection does not work, i.e. I'm unable to load any websites, ping other hosts etc. even though I should have a connection. Connecting via Ethernet works fine. The computer's hostname even shows up in the router's web interface as being connected over a wireless connection and I've experienced the same problem with a different router.
This wireless card has worked with WICD (although in a different computer with VL 7.0 Gold) before; this is its lspci entry:
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04:02.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212/AR5213 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
iwconfig's output on the wireless connection:
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wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"(Here was the SSID)" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.427 GHz  Access Point: (Here was the router's MAC address)   
          Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=49/70  Signal level=-61 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:6  Invalid misc:6   Missed beacon:0

And ifconfig's output on wlan0:
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wlan0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
        inet  netmask  broadcast
        ether (Here was the wireless card's MAC address)  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
        RX packets 17  bytes 3284 (3.2 KiB)
        RX errors 0  dropped 10  overruns 0  frame 0
        TX packets 6  bytes 1942 (1.8 KiB)
        TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

What is the issue?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 on: April 04, 2018, 09:15:52 pm 
Started by rowo - Last post by bigpaws
Welcome to Vector Linux.

Your view is interesting. Not to be dismissed or ignored. As noted some have
responded without malice or dismissal. The issue you raise including lsb has been
discussed. After consideration there has been not enough benefit for the cost in
limited developer time. The comment on making it easier to for  developers and
contributors is not moot. In several distributions there is no LSB standards therefore
these contributions would be lost.

The distributions that are independent weigh the positives and negatives of following
lsd standards. It would create more work as mentioned above and not move the
direction of these distributions.

Vector Linux welcomes any and all input from everyone. The developers and others
are a welcoming group. I do not see how one point creates discouragement of others
to contribute. During the development of Vector Linux there is disagreement in the
direction Vector is headed by some. This is normal without different views then growth
is not going to go well.


 on: March 31, 2018, 10:32:18 pm 
Started by rowo - Last post by retired1af
GREAT JOB, discouraging people who want to contribute! >:(

There's contributing and then there's suggesting things that the maintainers aren't going to go along with. This suggestion belongs in the latter category.

 on: March 31, 2018, 03:51:32 pm 
Started by rowo - Last post by rowo
GREAT JOB, discouraging people who want to contribute! >:(

 on: March 31, 2018, 11:06:59 am 
Started by rowo - Last post by roarde
I disagree with what you propose, and most especially your reasons for proposing it. Short story: You're adding your voice to those who are not Linux, yet wish to specify what Linux is, their protestations that they aren't doing that notwithstanding.
If you want what another distro does, use that distro.

If you want to determine the direction of the VL as a whole yourself, there actually is a position open for that. If you want to take that on, I can help show you how that would be done if you don't see it easily enough.

 on: March 31, 2018, 09:32:15 am 
Started by rowo - Last post by rowo
Hm, how can I convince you?

lsb-release is at least supposed to be part of the Linux Standards Base. De facto there are many major Linux distros using os-release and/or lsb-release: All Arch-based ones, most the Debian-based ones, Fedora, openSUSE etc.

It would be a good thing if ALL distros supported lsb-release or os-release becaus Linux distro info programs could use it. It would make the life easier for the authors of and contributors to programs like neofetch or screenfetch.

I have already applied the necessary changes to my VLocity installation and enhanced neofetch to support Vector Linux and VLocity. The result looks like this

 on: March 30, 2018, 02:20:49 pm 
Started by rowo - Last post by roarde


See: systemd and freedesktop. They're entitled to their opinions, but not to give them to be taken as standards, all the while claiming they are not so intended.

They are.

 on: March 30, 2018, 11:40:36 am 
Started by rowo - Last post by rowo
Vector Linux VLocity 7.2 has no distro info in /etc/os-release or /etc/lsb-release since these files don't exist. I suggest that one of them should exist and contain distro infos like NAME, PRETTY_NAME etc.

My suggestion for VLocity in /etc/os-release:

NAME="Vector Linux"
PRETTY_NAME="VLocity Linux"

So what do the maintainers of Vector Linux think about it?

 on: March 19, 2018, 06:16:01 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by tictacPoc
Hi All,

Great new from Dev Team ! New version 7.2...

Yes it's good and time for brand new install on new desktop.  With some personification, All work great.

My new desktop on picture 

Congrat team...

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