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 81 
 on: January 26, 2016, 07:48:55 pm 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
http://readwrite.com/2014/01/23/why-the-linux-desktop-never-mattered

 82 
 on: January 26, 2016, 04:45:03 pm 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by nightflier
Hi,

Boot to text mode from the boot selection screen and log in to command line. The file you are looking for is "/var/log/Xorg.0.log".

If you are not very familiar with the command line, enter command "mc" and use the arrow keys to navigate - right goes forward or into a directory, left goes back. Use down/up to highlight the file, then press F4 to view it. Look for lines with (EE), which indicate an error, and post them here.

 83 
 on: January 26, 2016, 09:43:46 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
The correct way to activate UFW as you boot:
Code: [Select]
# echo ufw enable >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local

You only have to this ONCE!

MOE-lnx has told me this so many times, I was afraid to ask him again for nth time for fear of he putting a contract on me :D
I found it in some obscure notebook where i had put it.

 84 
 on: January 26, 2016, 03:46:55 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by macondo
At last! I found a set of sound volume keybinds that work perfectly :)


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#Sound volume
    key "Ctrl+KP_Divide"   amixer set Front 5%-  # lower sound
    key "Ctrl+KP_Multiply" amixer set Front 5%+  # raise volume
    key "Ctrl+0"  amixer sset Master,0 toggle #mutes sound

IOW, to increase volume press the asterisk on the numerical pad to the right of the kbd.
to decrease sound pree the slash forward.
and to mute, Ctrl + 0 as before.

I configured the sound to my liking with alsamixer:
$ alsamixer

then:
# alsactl store
# reboot

Happy trails...

PS: the original volume keybinds (ctrl + up/down arrows work fine in JWM)

 85 
 on: January 25, 2016, 05:06:44 pm 
Started by BlueMage - Last post by hata_ph
welcome

 86 
 on: January 25, 2016, 03:20:36 pm 
Started by fred410 - Last post by caitlyn
You get to the text based installer by typing install at the prompt when you first boot the CD or USB stick. 

I would not trust that install.  I would download a new image.  Advanced install is what I do, always.

 87 
 on: January 25, 2016, 01:40:50 pm 
Started by fred410 - Last post by fred410
thanks..
i wonder if it has something to do with doing "advanced" install, using current VL 7.0 partitions.

I dont know how to get it in "text mode install".

i was able to figure something out and got it to work this way...
when it was stuck on "setting passwords" - i shrank the install window down by grabbing the corner of it, then started a "terminal" by right clicking on the background, edited the "grub.cfg"  and changed the kernel config lines to the newer 7.1 kernel and then i also repointed the "config", "System.map" and "vmlinux" file in "/boot" to the right version.  Rebooted and it worked -- but who knows what didnt get done in the install.

 88 
 on: January 25, 2016, 11:48:43 am 
Started by Assaf-h - Last post by Assaf-h
Hi

I am trying to run the Light version (7.1) on a Toshiba L30-134.

the installer finish and after restart I get a massage:
Failed to start the X server...
(see photo)

there is a lot of text in the report after this massage....
any idea how to pull this reports out from the Toshiba ? and share it?

thanks

Assaf


 89 
 on: January 24, 2016, 04:58:54 pm 
Started by BlueMage - Last post by BlueMage
As am I!  And if I can get it working on the oldest of my still-functional machines, shouldn't be a problem for my other old boxes.  Useful too, given there will be inquisitive young paws playing on those other old boxes :)  Windows is harder to break these days than it used to be, but Linux is harder still.

 90 
 on: January 24, 2016, 04:30:27 pm 
Started by fred410 - Last post by caitlyn
That same build installs perfectly for me.  You may have a bad download.  I'd try again with a fresh copy just to make sure that isn't it.  Also, try the text based installer and see if that works better for you. 

If that doesn't work can you please provide some detailed specs of the hardware you are using.

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