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 on: October 02, 2014, 06:52:03 pm 
Started by rayleiter - Last post by rayleiter
Thanks for your reply, but its a little more involved than just starting the pcmcia slot.

I did find the script was not executable, so I did the chmod and ran the script.

After rebooting, I did the 'lspcmcia' and there was no driver associated with the card.

The whole process is deeply flawed and could use a thorough explanation.

Experiences like this are one of the main reasons why more people don't use Linux.

Luckily, I have a very high tolerance for imprecision and vagueness, otherwise I would have abandoned Linux after my initial experience when the kernel was version 0.9!

You didn't comment on my remarks about the 'HowTo' being out of date -- are you familiar with the document I referred to?
Do you know if it is in revision? Do you know of a similar, better written document?

Thanks again -- Ray

 on: October 02, 2014, 10:52:51 am 
Started by rayleiter - Last post by bigpaws
Your pcmcia slot will more than likely need to be enabled. Iirc is not started anymore.

In vasm services section look for pcmcia.

The easiest for me is as root in a console type this:

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia

Then /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia start

When you reboot the service will start automatically.

After that you can look at lspcmcia for the card and go from there.

I think that after pcmcia is started you will have your card recognized.



 on: October 02, 2014, 10:09:41 am 
Started by rayleiter - Last post by rayleiter
I was advised to try Vector Linux on the older laptops I resurrect to give away to those who express an interest in learning Linux.
The current laptop is a Dell C600 with 256 MB ram and a 40 Gig HD. (I will upgrade ram to 515 MB).
I use a Linksys WPC11 ver. 3 PCMCIA network adapter.

I was slightly disappointed that VL 7.0 STD didn't automatically recognize the network card like Linux Mint 12 did.

But I went forward anyway thinking I'd find a 'HowTo' doc of some kind that would explain it all.

I found a 'HowTo' (of sorts), written by 'easuter', I think!

At first I thought "This is it -- I'm home free!".
But, after reading the document several times, as well as the comments by others regarding the 'HowTo', I think the document is too far out of date and has too many errors to be very useful.
So, I'm back to looking for some kind of "HowTo' for getting the network adapter working under VL 7.0 STD GOLD!

Just to give one example of the errors in the document: In STEP 2, the claim is made that if your adapter is PCI, CardBus/PCMCIA, you should issue the 'lspci' command.
I can't see how it would be possible for the 'lspci' command to show anything on the PCMCIA interface -- it shows things on the PCI bus!

There are other errors as well, like the location of the modprobe.conf file being in /etc rather than /etc/modprobe.d!

I wonder if this document is currently in revision?

 on: October 02, 2014, 09:41:10 am 
Started by vvucic - Last post by rbistolfi
Hi Veki,

This should be a driver issue. Whats the model of the webcam? Most of them use one of two drivers: uvcvideo and gspca. IIRC both made it to the kernel.

 on: October 01, 2014, 02:33:47 pm 
Started by Richard1 - Last post by Richard1
Great, thanks for the links!

 on: October 01, 2014, 12:54:13 pm 
Started by wigums - Last post by wigums
blah blah new patches  blah blah

7.0 is  bash-4.2 "6vl70" in untested
7.1 is 4.2.051 in untested

 on: October 01, 2014, 07:58:44 am 
Started by Richard1 - Last post by M0E-lnx
The latest 7.1 RC ISO files are available @ 

This is getting mighty close to the final product.  You can try it out and let us know if you find anything wrong with it Wink

 on: October 01, 2014, 04:27:49 am 
Started by Richard1 - Last post by Richard1
I've been using Vector 7.0 Std Gold for what seems like a very long time. It seems to be getting long in the tooth. Is there any chance that Vector Std will be updated in the near future?

 on: September 30, 2014, 03:00:57 am 
Started by wigums - Last post by Martin109
For this relative newbie, could you let me know the steps to do this?

Also, I have v6.0 - are there patches for bash under this version?

 on: September 29, 2014, 11:36:03 pm 
Started by vvucic - Last post by vvucic

I installed VL 7.0 Standard on MacBook.  everything works fine, but some things are glitchy.  How to set up my webcam on my MacBook?


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