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 on: June 10, 2017, 06:43:28 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by StrayBit
Don't know much about mysql, but I've seen the ".gvfs" errors. The way gvfs is set up, it gives find problems. I wouldn't worry about those.

Maybe using:
find / -name '*'
would yield some information?
See my previous post.
Actually, adding the * at the end makes a difference.
Sorry!  Missed the *.  There was no difference.  Thanks.
Downloading rc2 now.

 on: June 10, 2017, 05:55:37 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by nightflier
Just to make sure, I downloaded VL64-7.2-STD-RC2.iso one more time,
checked md5sum 6d2e1b9c007a540cdc4970a6df423da9,
copied to USB drive,
booted and installed on real hardware.

No problems noted. That, of course, does not guarantee that you will have an identical experience.
Please let us know what you find, we'll be happy to help any way we can.

 on: June 10, 2017, 05:01:55 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by mtbvfr
I shall give the cp command a go later.

Everything else is as it should be.

I have tested other distros with the same USB drive and I am also using Manjaro OpenRC Xfce from a HD in an external USB 3.0 enclosure.

 on: June 10, 2017, 04:34:53 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by nightflier

Either one should work. I simply use "cp VL64-7.2-STD-RC2.iso /dev/sdd".

After the write operation is done, the USB stick may no longer be recognized by the file manager, that is normal.

Set your computer BIOS to boot from USB and restart.

Many computers use a key to bring up a boot menu. Dells usually use F12, on HP try F9 or Esc.

 on: June 09, 2017, 06:33:25 pm 
Started by nightflier - Last post by mtbvfr
Hi nightflier,

How is this supposed to be installed to a USB Flash Drive so that you can boot from it before attempting an install to a Hard Drive? Is that what you should be able to do?

I've tried the following without success.

sudo dd bs=4M if=VL64-7.2-STD-RC2.iso of=/dev/sdd status=progress && sync

sudo dd if=VL64-7.2-STD-RC2.iso of=/dev/sdd

The USB drive is no longer recognised by Thunar.

In Gparted it is indicated that the iso9660 File System is being used and there are no flags set.

Thanks, MTB.

 on: June 09, 2017, 03:17:42 pm 
Started by Doug Brunelle - Last post by Doug Brunelle
Thanks-- yes, I think I'll burn me a copy of the 7.2 RC2 LIGHT and give it a try.  Or rather, the standard edition, until the LIGHT version is available. --db

 on: June 09, 2017, 01:29:36 pm 
Started by Doug Brunelle - Last post by M0E-lnx
Nicely done Doug... Good thing you found your way around vxconf, I think you'll like VL.  We're just now rolling out 7.2 RC2 which will also come in the LIGHT edition.

Good to have you here.

 on: June 09, 2017, 01:05:23 pm 
Started by Doug Brunelle - Last post by Doug Brunelle
Hi all,
I've run various distros of Linux since about 1994, starting with slackware back then. Red Hat in 1995, Fedora, etc.. and have enjoyed them all, even though I don't consider myself very technically-savvy in any of them.  Lately, I've been running current flavors of Ubuntu, Lubuntu, and Linux Mint, when I don't *have to* run MessySoft Windows.  I have three laptop machines, and this one is an old (circa 2003) emachines M6809 which I'm typing on now.  It is fairly resource-constrained, and I was running Lubuntu on it, which runs pretty well. But I wanted to look around for a distro that is usable but even lighter on system resources.  I heard about Vector Linux, and thought I'd give it a try.

Other than a bit of a problem initially getting the graphical interface to run (this ATI Radeon 9600 wouldn't come up by default; even though the radeon module was being loaded during bootup, I had to do some twiddling with vxconf), VL x64 Light runs great on this laptop!  I have 1.25GB RAM on this system, and a Mobile Athlon 64 CPU.  Using Lubuntu and Firefox, the memory was all used up if I opened more than a couple of tabs in the browser. Lots of disk activity causing severe slowdowns with the virtual memory usage, etc.. 

But on VL, using Xombrero, I can have 4 or 5 tabs open, and a couple other apps running, and memory usage is only 500-600 MB; very little swap file usage, and the system remains responsive.  CPU load is generally lower in VL than Lubuntu, also. I've been monitoring system resources with HTop, a very useful program. So I have to say, this distro of Linux is excellent for older, CPU and RAM-constrained hardware. All of the system hardware was detected and configured correctly during setup, other than the video, including the Broadcom wireless card (!). And I like the fact that most of the settings are visible and easy to get to. 

So, I've come full-circle-- slackware in 1994, to a slackware-based distro in 2017..  :-)


 on: June 09, 2017, 12:23:45 pm 
Started by nightflier - Last post by nightflier
A big thank you to all that helped with RC1! Feedback helped us squash some bugs and make improvements. We're almost there, just a little bit more now.

Here are the new and improved ISOs:   
md5sum cd80e28d6595110d1fa88f413daa7136   
md5sum 6d2e1b9c007a540cdc4970a6df423da9

As before, leave any comments below, or in the bug tracker:

 on: June 08, 2017, 01:50:27 pm 
Started by GreyHat - Last post by GreyHat
Install Slackware Live with mate
I installed some programs
I want to generate iso for others to use the system
I want to generate the iso to reinstall without installing the programs again
Vectorlinux is based on Slack, how do they do?

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