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 on: April 13, 2014, 10:34:43 am 
Started by CMAR606 - Last post by CMAR606
I think I understand... * Scratches head and gives the puzzled look*

So basically your saying I just about never have to do the " MARK ALL UPGRADES" then " APPLY"?


Right now in my VM ( VirtualBox) says all upgrades are waiting:

2 things of Cario
lx panel ( LXDE)
and XFCE updates
( like xfce power mgr and lxde this and that)

and lots more...

 on: April 13, 2014, 01:04:48 am 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by sledgehammer
VL 7.1 RC1 loaded fine on my lenovo from CD.  However, CD didn't help samsung.  Did same thing (blew up after the select lilo screen).  Hard drive is probably fried.  I have another but ill probably wait until 7.1 final to try it. 

On the Lenovo, kde basically doesn't work.  Seems find and all that but, for example, gslapt errors out as do a lot of the other programs.

 on: April 12, 2014, 05:06:45 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by overthere
The standard fat32 on usb should be fine for unetbootin

link regarding xfs_check and xfs_repair

 on: April 12, 2014, 10:36:52 am 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by sledgehammer
Downloaded 7.1 rcl 64 and put on usb stick with unebooten.

Want to install on samsung RF511 and lenovo n586, the samsung being my main machine (vl 7,0) and both being, I think, bought in 2011.  Both have big hard drives and the samsung has been acting up of late, particularly when trying to save files. Lenovo runs salix and is kept as emergency backup (not used).

first tried samsung with usb stick formatted as ext4 I think.  Tried advanced as I want to keep partitions.  Could not get out of little windows which first show up. Finally figured out that pushing "escape" would let me go to next window.  Then after the select "time" window, "next" did not work but I was dumped off to the root prompt.  So I reformatted the usb drive to fat32 with gparted and loaded vl 7.1 on it again, using unebootin. Noticed it said corrupted, "run xfs_repair" as it was coming up, but it went to windows anyway.  Did not need to use "escape" to go from one window to next, but had same problem: Dumped me off to root after "time" window.  Said corrupted..  Don't know how to use xfs_repair but tried xfs_repair -n and that didn't work.  Think I may have had to unmount something first.

So tried install on lenovo and before first window it said corrupted data. Same result whether usb stick was ext4 or fat 32. Tried non-gui install, with same result (corrupted)..Lenovo works fine on salix, so I doubt anything is corrupted.

Looked around for a blank cdrom, thinking I would try putting VL 7.1 RC1 on it and load from cd but can't find one.  Will pick some up next time I'm at the store and, meanwhile, think about it. I can always use my old IBM thinkpad t60p, now loaded with debian. Far as that goes, I usually like the thinkpad's square screen better than wide-screen anyway.

 on: April 11, 2014, 10:00:01 pm 
Started by CrazyDog - Last post by CrazyDog
Thanks strechedthin!  I figured Vector had resolved this and I appreciate your reply-

CrazyDog Smiley

 on: April 11, 2014, 09:45:02 pm 
Started by CMAR606 - Last post by hata_ph
VL like Slackware apply the "don't update unless it is need" policy. That why we suggest not to run system wide updates as it may break your system.

BTW, enable the testing repo only to install/upgrade the software you need. Do not run system wide updates with testing repo enabled. It might break your system.

 on: April 11, 2014, 09:22:01 pm 
Started by CrazyDog - Last post by stretchedthin
You can su in the terminal without issue.  Pretty sure that's the case with Salix as well. Think he is referring to "su being executed in any other way except directly from a terminal".
vsuper takes care of this nicely, and is what is used for gparted and gslapt in the menus.

ktsuss also works on vector but I prefer vsuper as it allows you to have the root password remembered by the system for the duration of the session.

If I remember right there was a problem with this "remembering" of the password during development of 7.1, but I think it was uelsk8s who ironed that one out.

At anyrate just try using
                  vsuper command
that should do the trick.

 on: April 11, 2014, 09:18:40 pm 
Started by CMAR606 - Last post by sledgehammer

You are right, of course.  But I would add that on occasion one learns a lot by going outside of all repositories.  For example, etm, an older version of which is in the VL repositories, was not in any slackware or debian repository when I started using it, and is still not in the debian repositories.  However I use it daily, hourly.  Etm is one of those programs that seems to be in a constant state of flux and development.  Just the other day, it branched into a completely new gui, being etmtk, rather than etmqt, and I switched along with it..  For the most part, the older versions still work. However, until etm settles down, I think it best to just install it from the etm site at Duke University. It would probably be too much work to keep it up to date in the repositories.This is why I love VL. If etm had busted my system (ergo my nickname), I would have not been embarrassed to come, hat in hand, to the VL forum and ask for help.


BTW, I have been using etm for about 3 years now.

 on: April 11, 2014, 09:10:15 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by hata_ph
Running on RC1 32 & 64bit in vbox...both can detect my HP P2055dn network printer automatically...test print work fine...

Pita, pls provide printer model.

 on: April 11, 2014, 08:32:30 pm 
Started by overthere - Last post by hata_ph
I have build below packages in the untested repo...pls try to install it via gslapt/slapt-get


gtkpod-2.1.x require gtk+3 and others newer might take some effort to build it
so pls try ifuse way first and let me know how it go...

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