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 on: September 01, 2014, 07:45:06 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by roarde
As for firmware, you should always check for versions of the update available on bootdisk -- even if (especially if) Windows continues to be your main-use OS. Doing these updates from a "known environment" is a much better idea. Most of the vendors used to tell you so, but I doubt they take the trouble now.

Another warning about device updates from vendors who have a preferred OS: Installing their update that requires (or maybe doesn't say it requires) a specific OS-version is likely to break the device for other versions of the same OS, and almost certainly break it for most OSes. You've probably found this out already, maybe the hard way. Linux has a history of, by necessity, working around much of that, but don't count on that unless you must.

Around here, package dependencies are resolved before the package is built for upload to the repos. It does happen that we still have some packages that complain of unmet dependencies either at install or at runtime. That's a bug. When practical, please be kind enough to mention it.

 on: September 01, 2014, 06:51:01 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by sledgehammer

You might post your programs that require windows. Someone here might know of a linux alternative.  For example, I kept a windows machine going at the office for a year or so after I took up Vector (I think it was ver. 5.Cool as we were using quickbooks, which, at the time at least, required windows.  Then someone told me about gnucash.  A couple of months after making that switch, my bookkeeper told me that gnucash beats quickbooks hands down.  We have been completely gatesfree, probably for over 10 years now.  We switched after learning the disgusting way Microsoft leveraged its OS to knock WordPerfect out of the driver's seat, or perhaps the even more disgusting way that George Bush the younger maneuvered the anti-trust laws to prevent Microsoft's dismemberment. So long ago that I can't remember.  Becoming gatesfree became an imperative.


 on: September 01, 2014, 03:51:42 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by roarde
and thanks for the feedback, daftslacker.

I say there should be a decision whether to mention this (or sntp) in rc.M, or to edit its script to apply to init.d/ and move it there.

 on: September 01, 2014, 11:07:39 am 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by daftslacker
Is there a way with the default xfce/xfwm setup to have a floppy disk automatically mount when you insert it, and have a floppy icon to appear on the desktop (which points to /media/floppy or where ever the disk is mounted)? Then right-click and click unmount when you're done with it (or maybe drag to trash) and then the icon disappears. Maybe we can't make an icon automagically appear when we insert a disk but maybe there's a way to refresh the desktop or do something to have the system check for media presence in the floppy drive and mount it if it's there.

I've read some documentation which says that there should be a floppy icon in the left pane in Thunar, but I get no icon. There's an entry for the floppy drive in fstab: /dev/fd0  /mnt/floppy  auto  defaults,noauto,user  0 0, and I tried mounting manually in the terminal, but I can't get it to mount in the terminal or in Thunar. I have a symbolic link at /media/floppy whose target is /media/floppy0 which is a folder. What are all these? I'm presently only familiar with the volume location (e.g. /dev/fd0) and the mount point (e.g. /mnt/floppy).

 on: September 01, 2014, 10:34:19 am 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by daftslacker
The rc.ntpd script was already set as executable, but it still wasn't automatically running. Once I copied to to init.d and set it in vasm, it was running. Thanks.

 on: September 01, 2014, 10:19:33 am 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by daftslacker
Thanks for the welcome.

Indeed I'll only try to use apps under wine as a last resort. I've got some manufacturer-supplied software for updating firmware, or programming or configuring devices that are only supplied as windows versions. It may be necessary to keep an installation of windows for that purpose.

I had forgotten that I had also tried Red Hat Linux 7. What I hated about that distro was that the package management software would complain about unmet dependencies, but apparently had no facility to automatically resolve them. I tried to manually, but whenever I tried to install a package required by the first, then that package required even more packages and so on, and I got too frustrated and gave up. No issues so far with gslapt.

 on: September 01, 2014, 06:39:31 am 
Started by Herpy - Last post by webmouse
I use Vector not as main OS but for the fun on an old laptop and a server (mainly a MineCraft server for the kids).
My main OS is Lubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, stable and light and easy to maintain.
3 of my 4 kids use Lubuntu, 1 has Windows 8.1 and my wife uses Windows 7.

 on: August 31, 2014, 05:45:21 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by overthere
How big is the stick? assuming 8 gig min

No..there is no live option for the development iso's.. Old School installable operating system

To install to usb you would likely have to have the usb stick formatted for install like a hard drive and install to it like one as well..unetbootin will create a bootable installer on usb not a bootable OS

If you created a dvd and proceeded to install to usb and it did not install the boot loader at the end you could try booting the stick with the dvd: linux root=/dev/sdxx ro (xx is what ever your stick is)

just my take on it..not a good choice for thumb drive linux but an option. It can also be made to work in virtualbox via install, but is best installed to compatible hardware of which there is a vast selection.

knowledge of your experience would be welcome naturally I have not done a direct install to usb but did have the same response installing the bootloader to a second partition rather than the master boot record and booted via dvd no issue.

There are live cd for current standard release you can find it here

persistence is not an option for live usb however it is linux and you are free to make it so if you have what it takes..  Smiley

 on: August 31, 2014, 03:34:59 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by solex
I cannot get VL64 2.2.6 to install on my USB stick.

Is there a live cd option?  

I tried unetbootin, this works but once booted it operates exactly like the dvd and boots to the vlocity installer?

I also burned a DVD and the installer stops at the very last step when installing to the USB stick

Any Ideas?

 on: August 31, 2014, 08:58:32 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by sledgehammer

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