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 on: September 21, 2015, 04:39:45 pm 
Started by Rytz - Last post by Rytz
Understood.  Vector will always have a place on my desktops and laptops.  I'm in the process of getting 7.1 to replace my 7.0's.

 on: September 21, 2015, 04:13:45 pm 
Started by Rytz - Last post by wigums
we often talk about or are asked about an arm port of vector linux. the truth is we are just too few in  numbers in terms of developers.
i may be wrong but its my understanding kvm/qemu can virtualize ARM. so in theory its possible yes. but again, there is only a handful of
us to handle the entire project as it is right now. thats development of the next release, security updates for current release, package requests, documentation, maintaining the build system, etc etc etc

 on: September 21, 2015, 02:56:17 pm 
Started by Rytz - Last post by roarde
Raspberry Pi has an ARM processor, and we don't have an ARM port. Until we do, VL won't work here.

 on: September 21, 2015, 02:40:54 pm 
Started by Rytz - Last post by Rytz
sounds like a neat project. we're always looking for new spins on vector linux. keep us posted as to your progress.
what type of device is it?
Actually, embedded system isn't really the right phrase.  More like embedded desktop or embedded linux since it's still serving multimedia and not running under a parent system.

I was originally going to use FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi project but was considering VL Light 7.1 .  Vector has always been good to me in terms of functionality and stability but I wanted to some experience with other distros and flavors.

Could you comment on the minimum space required for a Light install?

The products page mention size for a "full install":
1.8GB hard drive space for full system

My system would not require X and I'm guessing a lot of libraries could be removed.  Hard to say without doing testing though.

 on: September 21, 2015, 01:06:59 pm 
Started by wigums - Last post by wigums
we are working on a documentation project. a "how-to" of sorts to provide easy to follow instructions on things like
upgrading a kernel or how to make a bootable usb stick. does anyone have any suggestions of documentation they
would like on a specific subject?

theres no way we could ever compare to a project like arch wiki but we'll add documentation on various topics as we go
and it will grow and be a nice resource for our users

 on: September 21, 2015, 12:28:16 pm 
Started by Rytz - Last post by wigums
id deffinitely go with vl 7.1and we have many kernels to choose from. with that being said ive had a few boxes that the usb busitself just dies. no usb at all.

 on: September 21, 2015, 12:23:39 pm 
Started by Rytz - Last post by wigums
sounds like a neat project. we're always looking for new spins on vector linux. keep us posted as to your progress.
what type of device is it?

 on: September 21, 2015, 09:55:43 am 
Started by Rytz - Last post by Rytz

I'm running VLocity 7.0 on my embedded system but need to upgrade for the kernel updates.  I'm going to try the Light route this time around.  Anyone running Light x64 7.1 on an embedded-type system?  If so, any issues or considerations (other than the mentioned specs).


 on: September 21, 2015, 09:20:24 am 
Started by SmartDuck - Last post by rbistolfi
Hey SmartDuck,

I can run minecrat just fine here. Are you sure you dont have a firewall blocking the game?

 on: September 20, 2015, 09:15:07 pm 
Started by askfor - Last post by askfor
GUI tools gave me nothing but frustration. There was several problems and I lost patience. I know it doesn't help fix the problems, sorry.

Here is something else that might help someone out there. I turned to command line. I created 16GB  virtual disk first with:

qemu-img create -f qcow2 winxp0.qcow2 16G

Then set up a network bridge and started WM with qemu-kvm. I am posting a script which handles the whole process and it is easy to adapt and modify.

First, I'd like to explain what was my intention. I wanted to have fixed IP addresses in both networks, so I could connect to the server process running either in virtual or real machine. My real machine gets IP address from DHCP, so I created a dummy network device and attached an interface to it with address which is on the same network as my physical machine, but outside DHCP range. Also I set up a fixed IP address in VM. In the end I tested everything by installing and running NGinX on both machines. Here is the script which starts and stops VM and sets up network bridge.

LIBVIRT_START="/etc/rc.d/rc.libvirt start"
LIBVIRT_STOP="/etc/rc.d/rc.libvirt stop"
# --- network params
# --- VM params
if [ $VMID=winxp0 ]
   MOUSECAPT="-usbdevice tablet"
# --- start or stop
if [ x${1} = x ]
if [ $ACTION = start ] 
   # --- start kvm
   NL=`lsmod | grep "^kvm" | wc -l`
   if [ $NL -ne 2 ]
   # --- start bridge
   lsmod | grep "^dummy"
   if [ $? -ne 0 ]
      modprobe dummy
   tunctl -t $GUESTIF -u $VUSER
   ifconfig $GUESTIF promisc
   ifconfig $HOSTIF $HOSTNET promisc
   brctl addbr $BRIDGEIF
   brctl addif $BRIDGEIF $GUESTIF
   ifconfig $HOSTIF up
   ifconfig $GUESTIF up
   ifconfig $BRIDGEIF $GUESTGW
   ifconfig $BRIDGEIF up
   netstat -nr | grep $GUESTNET > /dev/null
   if [ $? -ne 0 ]
      route add -net $GUESTNET netmask $GUESTMASK dev $BRIDGEIF
   VMCMD="qemu-kvm -enable-kvm "$SDL" -m "$MEMORY 
   if [ x$CDROM != x ]
      VMCMD=$VMCMD" -cdrom "$CDROM
   VMCMD=$VMCMD" -boot order="$ORDER
   VMCMD=$VMCMD" -net nic,vlan=0,model="$NIC",macaddr="$MAC
   VMCMD=$VMCMD" -net tap,vlan=0,ifname=tap0,script=no,downscript=no"
   if [ x$SOUND != x ]
      VMCMD=$VMCMD" -soundhw "$SOUND
   exec $VMCMD &         
elif [ $ACTION = stop ]
   ifconfig $BRIDGEIF down
   brctl delbr $BRIDGEIF
   ifconfig $GUESTIF down
   tunctl -d $GUESTIF
   ifconfig $HOSTIF
   ifconfig $HOSTIF down
   rmmod dummy
   sleep 5

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