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 on: August 04, 2016, 03:37:41 am 
Started by vector - Last post by Lyn
I notice that when you log on as Root on the standard 64 bit version that many of the icons in the start menu are not there.....

 on: August 04, 2016, 01:09:30 am 
Started by vector - Last post by overthere
Thanks to you both and will add from untested

 on: August 04, 2016, 01:05:13 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
 The 32 bit 7.2 std version I installed includes the folder for faenza cupertino (blue) folder icons and has the index theme but the icons are missing. not sure if it was to be removed or icons were over looked. Thus was compelled to mention.

 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  :)

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