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 on: July 06, 2016, 08:36:29 am 
Started by vector - Last post by carl.from.up
Thank you.  I've been waiting for another release, and it's getting better.  Installing to an older 64-bit desktop (lshw attached) with a Dell 17" flat panel, native resolution 1440x900.  Have installed both 32 & 64 bit versions successfully but not without some problems.

GUI installer does not work with this hardware, quits with "cannot display this video mode, optimum resolution 1440x900 60Hz".  This problem has existed since version 7.1.

CLI installer worked on both 32 & 64 bit versions but with common problems.
    Using predefined partitions (I have 12, plus attached usb thumb drive).  Does not display all partitions and getting to 2nd drive was a kluge, but I got there.  Also, "Back" & "Next" buttons not displayed - movement keys got to their positions and select worked.
    32 bit install hung at "Processing Tasks, Setting Passwords, `100%".  Grub not installed.  Reboot, try again, installed OK.  Reboot, login as me, everything appears to work OK - menus, wifi, etc.  Then I found your post,
grabbed the 64 bit version, and started over.
    64 bit CLI went OK, no more problems.  Reboot into GUI, login as me on X, nothing works - no wifi, nothing selectable.  Reboot into TUI, login as root, startxfce4, everything works.  Started wifi, enabled for all users, saved, and logout.  Then login as me, startxfce4, now everything works.  Reboot into GUI, everything still works, and here I am.  Similar to behavior on verions A1.4 - less painful, but perhaps that was because of my prior experience with A1.4.
    One last problem.  Partition selection during install does not appear to provide a means to define new mount points.  I keep all of my personal files in a large partition I call and mount as "common" with directories accessable vi symbolic links.  After booting into my new 6472B1 system, I added this partition to my fstab, identified by UUID, as were the other partitions.  System could not find or mount it - "no such partition or disk".  Rebooted, same behavior.  Verified UUID and fstab line, changed UUID to device name, now "mount -a" finds and mounts the partition.

Hope my experience can help others.  I like Vector - fast, light, complete, based on latest Slackware - It has and does what I need.

Thanks again.

 on: July 06, 2016, 06:42:22 am 
Started by crum - Last post by bigpaws
vlcore has no issues that I am aware of.

I downloaded the kernel and modules without any
problems here.


 on: July 06, 2016, 06:38:57 am 
Started by crum - Last post by wigums
works fine for me. its only 7mb

 on: July 06, 2016, 04:29:06 am 
Started by jsalpha2 - Last post by jsalpha2
Tried re-installing.  Actually tried both the 32 and 64 bit versions.  The problem seems to be gone.
Thanks for the help.  I am going to keep the VL64 just because 64 seems better than 32, (I can't see much
difference in real life.

 on: July 05, 2016, 10:41:38 pm 
Started by crum - Last post by vincent2
just tried downloading kernel 4.4.14    from repo:  ,
downloading process can't be completed, always ends up in the middle, can't get kernel pkg file in full...

does vlcore repo currently   face power cuts or  server issues?

do inform any other workable  repo mirror for downloading  kernel 4.4.14 pkg...

 on: July 05, 2016, 11:53:49 am 
Started by jsalpha2 - Last post by M0E-lnx
A new account should get the default whiskermenu setup.  Id still be interested on the results though

 on: July 05, 2016, 09:03:52 am 
Started by jsalpha2 - Last post by nightflier
Old applications menu works on my machine.

A good test would be to create a new user and see if problem persists in the new profile.

 on: July 05, 2016, 08:16:48 am 
Started by jsalpha2 - Last post by M0E-lnx
I'm unable to reproduce this.
This is my 32-bit install after removing whiskermenu and replacing it with the old applications menu.

Can anyone else reproduce it?

 on: July 04, 2016, 06:50:14 pm 
Started by jsalpha2 - Last post by wigums
with the whisker menu can you go to menu -> settings -> appearance
change the style and then try the regular application menu again?

 on: July 04, 2016, 05:59:13 am 
Started by Joe1962 - Last post by nightflier

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