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 on: June 29, 2015, 05:11:04 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
I have a brother MFC-685cw wireless and a canoscan n670u usb satillite. a100 laptop.VL7.1 std 32 final

after converting the brother drivers .rpm to .txz and installing the printer appeared in print settings and from there I added the wireless..printing appears to work so far wireless or usb

when I attempted a scan xsane found nothing, so in terminal I did

brsaneconfig2 -a name=SCANNER_mfc685CW model=MFC-685CW (x=ip)( command found on google search????

now xsane scanned and found the device and opened as expected

However after preview which looked ok I clicked SCAN. at the end of the scan xsane vanished, in terminal it simply posts segmentation fault. I did half dozen scans

when I plug in the usb canoscan, xsane scans and gives option for mfc685cw or cannon..I choose cannon and xsane opens as expected but the same occurs...segfault after scan

it does not matter if I select an alternative file format, jpg, pdf does not save...but does create several files likely the temp files and the unconverted scan in .ppm.

I feel lucky the wireless printer works and thought if the scanner did not I could use the usb one, as it worked on vector last time I tried it..beta or early rc..

any thoughts on what may be causing the segmentation fault??? perhaps I can remove the brscan driver or perhaps I missed a step..the directions were for redhat so no exactly usefull and the brscanconfig line was I think from an arch forum post

 on: June 29, 2015, 04:32:05 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by nightflier
It reminds me of the brouhaha over pulseaudio. Which, by the way, works pretty well by now. And, it remains optional.

 on: June 29, 2015, 01:57:13 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by retired1af
The majority of users don't give 2 figs whether their distro has systemd or not. All they want is a functional OS that does what they want it to do.

Quite honestly, the rage for or against systemd has been rather humorous to watch. It all boils down to whether things work as designed. For those few who hate the thought of systemd, there will be choices. For most, they don't care.

 on: June 29, 2015, 08:38:23 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
One ring to rule them all


 on: June 28, 2015, 09:26:20 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by overthere
It reads "A Slackware-derived distribution with Xfce and without systemd. ". I take this to mean that Vector is derived from slackware and uses the xfce desktop and does not use systemD. I looked for a list of distros that do not use systemD and Slackware and its derivatives appear not to at the moment. thus the mention appears simply to ensure that users are aware that this new release is not an exception. worth mention it would appear.

However, I for one would prefer to see any further discussion posted in a new topic..jmho

 on: June 28, 2015, 05:33:53 pm 
Started by houndhen - Last post by houndhen
Running 64 bit VL 7.1 fresh installation. Trying to install Dropbox. The Dropbox in the repository has been installed. There is a Dropbox in the Internet menu. When I click on the icon to start DB, I get the download daemon window. It downloads to 100% but the window never closes. The only buttion available is Cancel. So I tried it again and got the download and then just closed the window. Still DB doesn't start wanting me to login, etc. So, what am I not doing that I need to?

 on: June 28, 2015, 10:45:31 am 
Started by vector - Last post by wigums
eco2geek i do not believe its intended either, i know it was meant as a comparrison to give the reader an idea of what the distro is all about. to me it reads that vector linux its like slackware without systemd though. its probably not even a big deal anyway. just 1 of my ocd moments

 on: June 28, 2015, 05:12:28 am 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by jsalpha2
Locator's problem from page 3 of this thread seems to have come back.  I have a Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo, and during login, typing my user name and password often fails.  The cursor moves, but no letters show.  If I get past that point, when I type startx or startxfce4 the first few letters don't appear.  "rtxfce4 not found" Put new batteries in the keyboard, no change.  Tried holding the keyboard inches away from the little nano receiver and it worked fine.  After login the signal to the keyboard was back to normal and I was able to put the keyboard back on the little keyboard shelf on my desk.
Using the new final version of Vlocity64.  MD5 was correct.  Installed several times and ways before figuring out how to login.  Works fine in VirtualBox.  Using Grub2 instead of Lilo.  Using TUI to login.  I suspect that the firmware(drivers?) do not fully work until after logging in. Just a guess.  I'm ok with this now, maybe it will help someone else out.
Still having problems, may try swapping to an old keyboard..

Last edit, switched to the 32bit version and everything is working great.

 on: June 28, 2015, 03:51:02 am 
Started by vector - Last post by Lyn
Congratulations to all the developers, contributors, artists, testers and the whole Vector community.  Installed like a dream.

 on: June 28, 2015, 03:11:30 am 
Started by vector - Last post by petitbob
Great news ! congratulations  ;)

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