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 on: August 01, 2016, 06:28:44 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by rbistolfi
Thanks Roy! This worked fine in my test.

 on: July 30, 2016, 08:32:48 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by nightflier
Identify your card with terminal command:
Code: [Select]
lspci | grep VGA

Find the driver for your card on nvidia's site:

In my case, I needed the 340.96 version -

In a terminal, as root, install necessary kernel source:
Code: [Select]
slapt-get -u
slapt-get -i kernel4.4-stripped-src

Reboot computer and select TUI mode.
Log in as root.
Make the downloaded file executable and run it:
Code: [Select]
chmod +x

On first run, it will detect that nouveau is running and offer to disable it.
Let it do so, then reboot to TUI again.
You will probably notice that the display now is running at a lower resolution.
Log in as root and run the installer a second time.

On our 32-bit version, it is easy to read and follow the instructions.

On the 64-bit version, the display gets corrupted and you have to pay close attention.
During the first run, press keys in this sequence:
left arrow
left arrow

During the second run, the sequence is this:
left arrow
right arrow
left arrow

You can see the processes here:

 on: July 28, 2016, 12:54:40 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by nightflier
@overthere: hardinfo is now available from untested:

This newer version gives more info than the old one, give it a try and let us know how it does.

 on: July 28, 2016, 06:35:03 am 
Started by vector - Last post by rbistolfi
Thanks for testing, overthere, good to see you again!
I will check on hardinfo.

 on: July 27, 2016, 01:09:58 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by overthere
Looks like another quality beta release from the Vector team

This is the 32 bit std edition installed to a Toshiba satellite a100 with 2 gig ram and 80 gig hd.

The unit already has 7.1 std and lite thus was installed on a third partition via custom gui install without issue...currently I am booting with the excellent option of linux root=/dev/sda3 ro from the install cd as I did not wish to tamper with my current boot configuration.

The wifi was available and connected without issue and can be toggled on and off easily via right click, I used several of the included applications such as browser, media player, word edit.

the package manager has many additional apps, I think I added gparted. or it works in any case and noticed fluxbox is an option although the classic window manager mixer, drawer and clock are not available. I also looked for hardinfo but did not see it. not a deal breaker just items I have added in the past

So far so good on this, as usual for me, older equipment.

Thanks folks, nice work

 on: July 21, 2016, 05:38:08 am 
Started by M0E-lnx - Last post by nightflier

 on: July 20, 2016, 08:02:28 am 
Started by john - Last post by john
Great and Thank you!

I'm going to have to improve my Slackware search foo  :)

 on: July 20, 2016, 06:19:46 am 
Started by john - Last post by rbistolfi
Hi John, this slackbuild in can get you started. There is a link to a HOWTO at the bottom of the page if you are not familiar with slackbuilds. Let us know how it goes.

 on: July 20, 2016, 02:00:34 am 
Started by john - Last post by john
Hi All,

I'm new to VL and Slackware. I've been a Debian based distro enduser for years and in the last year found an app called Firejail that I really liked. I wonder if there's any plan to port it Vectorlinux/Slackware?

Firejail Security Sandbox - https


 on: July 19, 2016, 11:37:06 am 
Started by vector - Last post by carl.from.up
Update my experience with 7.2 Beta:  All of my systems (3) are 64 bit.

Finally got time to play with 7.2 Beta on my newest system.  32 bit version worked fine - graphical installer, networking, etc.
64 bit version - graphical installer worked fine, installation looked good, but no networking.  Have both wired and wifi connections on this machine, both were detected & connected, but dhcp could not negotiate an address with the router on either connection.  Reinstalled 7.1 64bit STD Final - same problem. 

Since I can't get networking on this machine and it was a kluge on the other machine, I will be setting Vevtor aside and wait for a new release.

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