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 on: December 02, 2017, 12:23:00 pm 
Started by frapelli - Last post by frapelli
I have installed V7.2 on an ald IBM Thinkpad A31 laptop, and I am quite happy with it.

I have a little problem (both with light and final VL installations.

Boot ends with a login request. After I type root login and password, I can either type "GDM" or "init 4" and I get GDM screen. I can also "startx" and enter (roor) desktop. From there everything is OK.

How can I boot straight to GDM?

/etc/rc.d/rc.X file is set to DISPLAY_MANAGER=GDM.

In another thread ( I have seen that

"Can you boot to your text prompt by selecting the 'TUI' option on boot, then login as root and type 'init 4'"

solves the problem.

But I don't know how to "boot at my text prompt by selecting the TUI option".


 on: November 29, 2017, 01:44:40 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by roarde
Vector Linux 7.2 final was released some time ago.

 on: November 27, 2017, 08:21:57 pm 
Started by black-clover - Last post by George3k1
VL-7.2-STD-RC3 I just installed it recently.

 on: November 27, 2017, 08:18:07 pm 
Started by terrybull - Last post by George3k1
7.1 or 7.2 The new version is very good, I think it's the best version right now.

 on: November 26, 2017, 11:37:39 am 
Started by vvucic - Last post by nightflier
I ran a test on a fresh install of VL64:

First installed rpm and rpm2tgz. Downloaded the .rpm file from Skype and ran rpm2tgz on it. Only warning was about non-standard file name.

installpkg (as root) did complain about no description, but installation completed and the application does come up. Been so long since I've used Skype I don't remember my account details, so did not check it any further.

I only see 64 bit downloads for the app, so it would not work on a 32 bit system.

 on: November 25, 2017, 03:55:21 am 
Started by vvucic - Last post by vvucic
How to install new skype in VL?
I used rpm2tgz and I have got tgz file. When I do command
installpkg I got warning that there is no desc file and installation stops.
Please tell me what to do.

 on: November 23, 2017, 11:59:00 pm 
Started by vector - Last post by ronnyquest
I installed this last night on my Gateway netbook.  It runs flawlessly, naturally, and the computer feels like a new machine.  Good job.

 on: November 20, 2017, 10:41:38 am 
Started by black-clover - Last post by black-clover
I agree,
Besides, these scores do not reflect how well a browser does in everyday use.
Dillo and Links2 wouldn't even score, and they're very useful browsers.
Also, it would be interesting to see if other online tests offer further information. 

 on: November 20, 2017, 01:55:24 am 
Started by black-clover - Last post by roarde
Looking at its scoresheet, there are many of the html5 tests you do not want your browser to "pass". Very invasive, or very insecure.

For full-featured browsers, changing your settings will change the score. If nothing's been changed, at higher scores the difference reflects more what setting the browser ships with than what it's capable of doing. 500 is too high.

As much as you possibly can, leave Data Restriction Monitor off, and don't use the sites that insist on it.

 on: November 19, 2017, 09:14:53 am 
Started by vector - Last post by vincent2
just trying to install  multibootusb (  on vl7.2 std 64 ,directly  compiled from source and install, but failed  to run.....

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./multibootusb", line 164, in <module>
    if config.debug is True:
NameError: name 'config' is not defined

how to fix? or still missing some dependencies of python?

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