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 on: August 24, 2014, 04:53:14 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by wigums
i think you'll also find, the more you use linux, that there are a plethera of applications and software options to meet your needs. and if there is something youd like that we dont already have in the package repositories just ask

 on: August 23, 2014, 04:13:40 am 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by nightflier
Welcome to the forum.

I still have an install of W2K on my laptop, but haven't used it in over a year. Time to let it go.

 on: August 22, 2014, 09:30:35 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by roarde
If that doesn't work for you,
cp /etc/rc.d/rc.ntpd /etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd
and manage it with vasm>service>srvset.

And you're right. It's either an error in the ntp package or in the init scripts. Nice find Smiley

Note: This is for VL 7.0. 7.1's ntp package has errors presently, and vasm-legacy can't handle what's changed in services yet.

 on: August 22, 2014, 07:30:04 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by sledgehammer
Welcome, daftslacker.

Sounds to me like you will enjoy your stay here, the more so the less you try to use wine.


 on: August 22, 2014, 07:28:29 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by bigpaws
Open a terminal.

The su to root and type: ls -la /etc/rc.d/rc.ntpd

The output will look like this:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 804 Jul  4  2012 /etc/rc.d/rc.ntpd

If the output looks like that you need to make it executable.

Now type:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.ntpd

Then check with the first command.

It should look like this:
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 804 Jul  4  2012 /etc/rc.d/rc.ntpd

If you want the service to start without needing to restart type:

That will start that service.

Now when you restart the system i will start automatically.

Please note that there is a way using a GUI to do this. My method
imo is easier.



 on: August 22, 2014, 07:01:40 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by daftslacker

I've just started trying out VL 7 standard edition on a Intel P4 based system. I first tried the live CD, and VL looked really nice, so I installed it. This is only the second distro I've tried. The first was Debian potato back in the first years of the millenium. I also bought a copy of LINUX: The Complete Reference 7th Edition since I was totally new to Linux back then. That distro took a lot of work to get up and running, and it worked for a few years on a really old machine that came with Win 3.1. Then when the X server suddenly refused to run anymore, I switched to Win2K with another computer. A few years ago a friend showed me Ubuntu and I thought it was really cool, but I didn't have a computer that wasn't too old to run it. I intend for Win2K to be the last version of MS Windows that I'll ever use, so I'm trying Linux again. I also used a PowerMac G4 some in the last few years and really liked it, so the cairo dock and leopardish themes probably also attracted me. VL was easy to install and set up, and there were only a few minor issues to getting it running. I also want to try wine and see how much of the software I've been using on the win2k box will run on Linux.

 on: August 22, 2014, 06:24:17 pm 
Started by daftslacker - Last post by daftslacker
I want ntpd to be started when the computer boots, but I don't know how. I want the time to always be correct on the computer. I found a possible solution in but I couldn't find a ntpd script file on the page referred to in the post: I've already set up the ntp.conf file. If it's something that can be managed with vasm, then I wonder why VL doesn't install a script in /etc/rc.d/init.d or put one in /etc/rc.d/init.d/sample. The file /etc/rc.d/rc.ntpd exists, but I don't know what that does because ntpd is not running when the system is up. I have been able to run it manually though. I'm using VL 7 standard.

 on: August 21, 2014, 12:32:51 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
Personally I still like this panel as it works vertically


without application launchers

or with a second panel or dock

 on: August 20, 2014, 10:30:47 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
I agree a single row with a few less items looks better, the xfce limitations start to show with the vertical panels, text and digital clock are lost unless you go with the wider panel

 on: August 20, 2014, 04:26:45 pm 
Started by Sjef - Last post by bigpaws
Did you compare the md5sum to make sure the download was
not a problem?


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