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 on: October 09, 2016, 12:31:44 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere

I later added fluxbox along with xdg menumaker to add applications to the fluxbox menu.

Using thunar as the file manager, already posted how to get folder icons and devices to show

I added nitrogen from slackware 14.1 for selecting wallpapers and added the wifi and volume to panel

this all seems to be working fine, would be nice to see nitrogen and volti added to the repository at some point and would also like vobcopy.

for now this works so adding a shot.

 on: October 09, 2016, 12:12:01 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
Have naturally been using the new Vector linux 7.2 beta version, so far no obvious issues.

customizing xfce was this session, no issues. Here are some screenshots:

 I  added a vertical task tray panel which includes a terminal, timer, a quick access button for the forum/with a sub menu for frequently used settings, and the window switcher. I installed hard info. panel launchers can easily be modified with the usual right click select. This panel is on auto hide

Open applications icons appear in the lower menu panel which blend in nicely with the main menu and current date. with no open apps the panel auto centers

the upper panel included the current time and weather along with right to left a launcher for browser, notepad, downloads folder and a final launcher that opens a media samples folder, you could add any app or a sub menu to launch what you like.

Both upper and lower panel auto hide when windows are open full screen providing access over the open window while otherwise remaining on the desktop for quick access.

Removable drives are set to open the file manager and show files and folders when plugged in (via the removable drives dialog in settings). naturally desktop icons like trash and home can be toggled on via desktop right click menu.

This custom xfce is using included icons and application with the exception of installed applications, ie hardinfo. The wallpaper was posted in wallpapers previously as was the darker theme.

all the applications I chose from the menu appear to function as expected.

a very nice experience so far, Thanks so much


 on: October 06, 2016, 08:23:56 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by vincent2
pls .upload newer kernel 4.7.x onto test repo...
current 4.4.19 kernel doesn't support  wifi with ralink chipset yet,
also no channel  13 and 14 can be scanned   for wifi users at japan and isrelaie....
vl.7.2 must offer better support to 4G  modem  such as e3276...

 on: October 05, 2016, 12:50:12 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by technopeace
I will try it tonight, I will share how I was it tomorrow,  thanks for support to this SO

 on: October 04, 2016, 12:35:23 pm 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by nightflier
Rob, that is great news, thanks for letting us know.

At this point it is customary to change the title of your original post, adding "Solved" to it. That way we know you are not still waiting for an answer.

Nice job sticking with it, you earned geek points throughout the ordeal!  8)

 on: October 04, 2016, 12:16:33 pm 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by GT3RS
Thanks for the assistance everyone.

Turns out the problem was the DVD drive on the laptop I'm trying to install Linux on!!

Took the DVD drive out of another laptop and put it in the one I'm working with, and it seems to be installing all OK now!!

Many thanks once again!


 on: October 04, 2016, 10:10:00 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by nightflier
No, it wipes out all data on the drive, and the system is designed for flash drives.

 on: October 04, 2016, 09:58:40 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by GT3RS
I've got a 500gig external hard drive. Would that do it?

 on: October 04, 2016, 09:49:33 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by nightflier
If your DVD drive is old, it may produce read errors which could cause problems.

Knowing how to create a USB stick with bootable Linux is a valuable skill. Running from a flash drive is also faster than an optical drive. Try rebooting your laptop and look for a brief message to select boot medium. It may be Esc or F9. Or you may see the hint for which key to get into BIOS to select boot device.. normally Del or F2. If you figure this out, and have an unused USB thumb drive 2G or larger, we could try that route.

 on: October 04, 2016, 09:29:03 am 
Started by GT3RS - Last post by GT3RS
4G mobile network router...  No cable connections apart from USB......

This is a disaster isn't it!!??

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