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 on: February 11, 2018, 11:41:17 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by sledgehammer
I can say with some assurance that vl-linux standard 7.2 does not load on a Lenovo T61.  Tried downloading it twice, to two different T61s and burning iso with k3b and xf something or another, installing with advanced, and lilo and grub2.  In all instances it loaded fine and looked fine but, once loaded, no programs would load.  Zilch. Nada.  bummer.

 on: February 07, 2018, 06:53:45 pm 
Started by easuter - Last post by retired1af
Wow, ten years later there was no response to this.  I tried it now and I have to admit it has been the poorest openbox installation I have ever tried.  Maybe I should reinstall because too many things in openbox didn't work and I couldn't find a rational explanation for them.  Same things did work on xfce.

Considering this was a build for a VL version that has long since expired, trying to install this particular package would have been foolhardy at best.

Please stop necroing ancient posts. They'll have absolutely no bearing on today's versions of VL, which is a completely different animal from 10 years ago.

 on: February 07, 2018, 02:43:27 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by fungalnet
Hey all,

With the spectre/meltdown bugs in mind, I made a test build of the 4.14 kernel wich will be the next LTS.  I'd like to see if anyone is interested in testing it and reporting back results please.

To test, enable the untested reporitory (can be done via gslapt).

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# slapt-get -u; slapt-get -i --no-upgrade kernel4.14{,-modules,-headers,-stripped-src}

After installing, be sure to run grub-mkconfig or update your lilo.conf and reboot.

I have only been on vlocity for a couple of days and was having problems trying to install 4.05 which I am not very clear which kernel that is.
I have used 4.14 and 4.15rc in this machine for a while so I will give it a try and report back.
As of now I have to trouble shoot not having a keyboard

 on: February 07, 2018, 02:27:34 pm 
Started by Krane - Last post by fungalnet
reinstalling openbox should logically bring in all the dependencies required for openbox to run.
Since it was installed its dependencies should not have been removed, and if the pkgmanager here allows this that would be the first system I have ever seen doing this.  But I am new here, I am just learning the ropes.

 on: February 07, 2018, 02:02:40 pm 
Started by InTheWoods - Last post by fungalnet
I know this is out of date but may be used for reference
the ~/.config/openbox/autostart   does not need an .sh on it.
you can simply put things like:

lxterminal &
pcmanfm &
lxpanel &
conky -c ....//...//conkyscript  &

and some more complex statements with sleep for things starting in a sequence
sleep 4 & (.....)  &&

 on: February 07, 2018, 01:55:09 pm 
Started by easuter - Last post by fungalnet
Wow, ten years later there was no response to this.  I tried it now and I have to admit it has been the poorest openbox installation I have ever tried.  Maybe I should reinstall because too many things in openbox didn't work and I couldn't find a rational explanation for them.  Same things did work on xfce.

 on: February 07, 2018, 01:44:13 pm 
Started by fungalnet - Last post by fungalnet
This is a new installation I tried and without really knowing why, I chose vlocity.

I've never tried slackware before, my experience has been mostly debian and arch based.  The exception has been void which I adopted to pretty quickly.  A friend who customizes devuan installers pointed me to VL.  I can tolerate working with xfce for a little while but I use openbox heavily.  It seems as openbox hasn't been ported fully here so I had some rough going at the start.

Then I tried to get a fresher kernel to run with, I have used 4.14 and 4.15 on other systems, even with this old box that is nearing a decade of hard use.  It never worked, so I thought maybe it is missing one of the module pkgs to be fully installed, and so I tried the 4.05 stuff.  The next try it became rough going and it would get stuck at the splash screen, so I switched to tui and it would boot up fine, without a problem, but at the login prompt at the console there was nothing I could do.  Then on one of the tries to see if grub was messed up, I noticed that from grub if I put the capslock on and numlock on, half way through the boot process they would go off and stay off.  So the problem is no keyboard.  So how do I chroot and fix this?
I like fixing and learning from the experience rather than reinstalling.

 on: January 28, 2018, 03:58:20 pm 
Started by metvas - Last post by metvas
Hello All:
I have been exploring GitHub in some detail for the last few months, I do have an account as an individual. Have been thinking about producing an open source product from GitHub resources that would benefit water worldwide, yes," water" plain old water, and the project could be hosted here on VL. If you have not explored GitHub I encourage you to have a look at the vast resources that are there all open source.
Maybe give it some thought and post what you think in the next while I would be willing to move to a paid subscription to GitHub as part of VL. I am not certain what the extra benefits are for that subscription.
Let me know what you think.

Best Regards

 on: January 28, 2018, 02:02:20 am 
Started by Colonel Panic - Last post by Colonel Panic
Softmaker have just released the second beta of Office 2018, which unlike previous versions of Office is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

I've already paid for Office 2016 though, so once the beta has expired on February 19 the easiest solution is to install Vector 7.2 Standard so I can continue using it without having to pay anything extra (although I'd still be tempted by the official release.of Office 2018 if the price is right). Anyway, for those who like Softmaker Office there's a free version, Free Office, which has most of the same features of Office 2016 although it won't save documents in the latest Microsoft Office formats.

 on: January 22, 2018, 11:51:42 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by M0E-lnx
The 4.14 kernel is being built as they roll them out (it is also the next LTS, so it makes sense to switch to that).

About the meltdown/spectre bugs... bare in mind that there are no fixes for this stuff... what they're doing is adding mitigation patches.  The mitigation patches are being retroactively backported from what I understand.  I dont expect much of a focus on fixing 32bit, just because everyone is phasing 32-bit out.

Any input or test results from running that 4.14 kernel would be really helpful so we can shift focus on VL for that version.

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