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 on: April 19, 2014, 12:33:00 pm 
Started by Everett - Last post by overthere
Hi Everett

Welcome to the forum

You will be happy to know (depending on your unit spec) that not only can you have more than one vector distro, you can have several distros on one drive (naturally depending on the drive size) and choose how you want to boot them.

Often this is achieved via the bootloader(ie:grub or lilo) which on boot gives you a choice of which OS you want to boot or defaults to one after a time out. you can also run many linux from a cd/dvd or usb stick and choose via the computer boot menu or bios settings. thus needing no hard drive or allowing play with other systems without tampering with your installed Vector OS.

The standard release of Vector usually has more than one desktop environment and you can choose which you want to play with or use at login by clicking the session menu and selecting it.

The default xfce is very easy to customize and the fluxbox desktop is also customizable and very good for learning things as it can require manual edits to customize where xfce is more automated. And then there is awesome. Alternatively there are bigger and smaller versions of the OS to choose from. Here are my current xfce and fluxbox desktops on the standard version, simple changes that offer a custom look and feel, you will find a greater freedom compared to windows and OSX where the desktop is concerned.

The defaults offer a great selection of applications for most users and you can easily add additional application with the gslapt package manager. the first time you use gslapt you will need to click the update button to insure you have the latest additions to the repositories. do not confuse the "update" button with the "add all updates" button. they are two very different things

You can also find additional desktop environments in the package manager should you prefer alternatives to the included ones. or Vector includes tools to build what you like if you are up to the task.

I find Vector quick and stable and a great out of box experience especially for those who want to learn. Not because it requires anything in particular rather the facility is there to do as you please in most cases. The forum is naturally a wealth of information in addition to your internet searches for information and check out stretchedthins video tutorials, I think there is a link on the desktop.

Happy Vectoring

 on: April 19, 2014, 12:06:18 pm 
Started by CMAR606 - Last post by CMAR606
I am back on LMDE unfortunately.

Issues to be addresses:

* LONGGG BOOT TIMES....  Takes about a min 10 or so to get loaded up to log in screen

* Inconsistent boot up... Sometimes it will boot to the log in screen and sometimes it will stay on the VL 7 static screen and com,e back 5 min later and its still on that screen... Hit ESC and its on a screen with 2 penguins in the left corner and welcome to vector log in:

* Icons dont stay where you put them in XFCE... I can reboot or log out and for me they were all rearranged on their own


 on: April 19, 2014, 10:08:55 am 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by bigpaws
Vincent2 explain how kernel known exploit detection can detect heartbleed?


 on: April 19, 2014, 10:04:04 am 
Started by Everett - Last post by bigpaws
Hi Everett,

Welcome to Vector Linux!

In order to best asnwer your questions. Providing more
information about your system would help.

Processor speed
Amount of RAM
Video Card name, make and model

There are alot of people mention old computer and expect
it to run Linux. The expectations that since i ran Windows 2000
 etc well when it was new linux should be the same experience.
When in reality the programs that are being used today use
more RAM than the older versions. RAM is one of the biggest
bottlenecks to over come.

As far as installation in my experience installation is pretty easy
on most distributions..

Two desktops? Do you mean dual boot two installations? Or actual
desktops in a window manager?

Linux is not Windows. Learning that one thing will help with using

Linux will require reading to learn about it, as well as increase your
proficiency with the OS. The same amount of time that you spent
getting used to Windows.

If you can list your hardware someone can give you better answers.


 on: April 19, 2014, 09:06:14 am 
Started by Everett - Last post by Everett
Hi Everyone,

I am newbie to this form and I know very little about Linux, but I am starting to learn.
I have entered the Linux world because I have an old machine that I heard would run well with Linux.
I downloaded several thousand distros lol (actual last count about 150).

I have since then settled down on about 10. So far my two favorites are Vector Linux & Easy Peasy 1.6 (dormant) Very hard for me to tell which is the best. They are both excellent! I think Easy Peasy is based on Netbook Remix 10?

As a newbie my main criteria is:

1. Boot-up speed
2. Operating speed
3. Visual appearance
4. Standard applications
5. Youtube playback quality and speed
6. Out of the box experience (ease of installation & setup)

I know that is not a highly technical criteria but it works for me since I don't know much about Linux.

Would it be possible to get the best of both worlds and have two desktops for Vector? Either two separate versions or able to switch from within Vector. Newbie question, I have no clue what it takes?

 on: April 19, 2014, 08:16:20 am 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by vincent2
just downloaded vl 7.1 rc 1.1 the latest 64bit, installation went smoothly with usb disk, then booted into system desktop nicely.
but kernel's  still heartbleeding 's prevalent, kernel 3.14 series offers""known exploit detection"  features for securities, hope can get kernel 3.14 on test repo soon for better securities.

 on: April 18, 2014, 02:53:08 pm 
Started by nightflier - Last post by nightflier
It may be related to GTK settings. I built one from, and the gtk version looked the same. However, the qt version, which our package does not have, looks much better in my opinion.

 on: April 18, 2014, 12:33:44 pm 
Started by nightflier - Last post by wigums
looks pretty good on my 32 bit box. can we get a screenshot maybe?

 on: April 18, 2014, 09:48:56 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by nightflier
Installed Transmission 2.82 from repo on 7.1 RC1 32-bit. Interface is ugly, and there seems to be icons missing when browsing for a file.

 on: April 17, 2014, 08:40:08 pm 
Started by wigums - Last post by wigums
im sorry, you helped me alot on this hata......
rbistolfi found that i had 1 bad source in my slapt-getrc
and that stops all sources from being updated.....
id like a new sources list that is fresh but many things
are going on at the moment

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