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 on: September 20, 2016, 05:13:20 pm 
Started by vlinco - Last post by vlinco

I just installed VL 7.0 Light on an ancient desktop. I seem to have just about everything working except for auto login. I've Googled, searched the forum, looked all over and can't seem to find out how it's done with VL 7.0 Light. The window manager and display manager are what was installed from the CD. I selected Icewm as the window manager, and I have no idea how to figure out what the display manager is.

The question is: How do I implement auto login in VL 7.0 Light w/Icewm?


Dell Dimension XPS P120c
Pentium I  120MHz
128Mb Memory
20 Gb HDD

 on: September 09, 2016, 06:55:32 am 
Started by brian_c - Last post by brian_c
It worked, thanks. I noticed if you don't su before using installpkg you get a 'package not found' .It would be better if it said you need to be root to use it as i tried it without su (not reading your directions correctly) and was about to ask you how to install it. However, all ok now so thank you again, Brian.

 on: September 08, 2016, 01:52:01 pm 
Started by brian_c - Last post by rbistolfi
Hi Brian,

Thats a good approach. Find your rpm and download it. Then open a terminal and type

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$ rpm2tgz <filename.rpm> # Create a tgz from the rpm
$ su # Switch to root user
$ installpkg <filename.tgz> # install the tgz

HTH, Rodrigo

 on: September 08, 2016, 01:15:41 pm 
Started by brian_c - Last post by brian_c
Sorry for the time gap but been away. I tried cups several times and it doesn't pick it up. I installed the deb pkg from canon on peppermint and it works a treat but before i installed the drivers i tried cups on peppermint and it never found the printer. A friend suggested i get the rpm drivers and use rpm2tgz then install the tgz drivers but he couldn't explain how to do it just he had seen someone else do it on slackware. Is this an option? and if so what cmds do i use as i have only ever used apt-get. Thanks for any help Brian.

 on: September 07, 2016, 07:40:05 am 
Started by Mani - Last post by rbistolfi
Hi Mani, welcome back!

 on: September 07, 2016, 06:12:47 am 
Started by nightflier - Last post by AugustinG
Thank you, I was going to ask the question but I saw the discussion!
Great explanation !

 on: September 07, 2016, 06:11:31 am 
Started by vector - Last post by AugustinG
Great Job!! Well done and thank you very much!!!

 on: September 07, 2016, 06:10:24 am 
Started by brian_c - Last post by AugustinG
I hope you found the answer at your question!!! Good luck :)

 on: September 07, 2016, 06:03:50 am 
Started by AugustinG - Last post by AugustinG
Thank you very much for your help, I will try  to learn a bit myself and see if I can succeed to do anything good :) :)

 on: September 06, 2016, 08:09:41 pm 
Started by chirag87 - Last post by Mani
Hi all
Just installed Vector on my old 32bit laptop and had the same problem during install, that is hangs at setting password before install finishes. It seems my inherent laziness caused me to use the same password for user and root which seems to result in system complaints (not to mention security issues). Usied a different password for each and all is golden.


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