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 on: August 12, 2015, 01:09:47 pm 
Started by R0B_ROD - Last post by R0B_ROD
New to Vector. Coming from Salix as of now since I just installed Salix this morning. I keep getting kernel panics when I build glibc and do make check.  But thats just whats going on now? Will see if I can finish LFS in Vector. USB is ready for reboot so ..... next time from a Vector kernel. ;)

Here to learn and contribute if I like.

Thanks for all the hard work to make this available.

-Roberto

 82 
 on: August 12, 2015, 11:30:36 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by retired1af
Hmm. I did. But that was back in the days when we were still using HAL.

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=12141.msg76436#msg76436

Still, there should be an easy way to disable and enable from the desktop.

 83 
 on: August 12, 2015, 11:19:57 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by retired1af
As my notebook is a "desktop replacement", the touchpad is permanently turned off from the BIOS. If, for some reason, I need it (like a quick email check while traveling) I can always turn it on before booting. Otherwise, I hate touchpads with a passion.

Edit - I seem to recall me posting something about disabling and enabling via script some time ago. Lemme see if I can dig it up. Might be something that can be used on that Lenovo.

 84 
 on: August 12, 2015, 11:13:16 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by retired1af
The entire purpose of the school systems is to prepare our kids for the real world. Which is why you see Windows as the primary OS in schools. While it's admirable to dream that schools should use open source software, it's an entirely different world in the business sector and our kids should be ready for that world.

 85 
 on: August 12, 2015, 11:00:54 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by nightflier
sledgehammer, there should be several ways of handling the touchpad.
One, you can set it to "disable while typing".
Two, assign keyboard combinations to disable/enable the thing.
Three, turn it off altogether.

 86 
 on: August 12, 2015, 10:35:47 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by sledgehammer
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You always need Microsoft office or some other proprietary software... >:(

School Districts here in Nevada are run by elected officials and they get necessary election money from proprietary software sponsors.  Here, at least, Microsoft has the school board (and most every other elected body) locked up, notwithstanding the school board's continual cry that it is broke.  But libreoffice writer, for example, can be set to default to microsoft files, so kids can read and turn in their homework on linux machines.

 87 
 on: August 12, 2015, 10:29:41 am 
Started by macondo - Last post by sledgehammer
Thanks Macondo,

I have a fairly new Lenovo ideapad which I stupidly bought, only to find that, unlike the thinkpad, it doesn't have the little button in the middle of the keyboard.  I haven't used it more than 10 minutes since I bought it.  I'l put iceWM on it one of these days and see if it makes the machine useful.  I don't like the little mouse-pad as I am always hitting it accidentally with my thumb, but perhaps I can learn to be more careful.  I will need some kind of a mouse I suppose as I spend most of my time on my thinkpad T410, in lyx, and I use the keyboard button a lot.    Perhaps if I learn more about keypad shortcuts in lyx, I can go without a mouse altogether.  That would sure speed things up.

 88 
 on: August 12, 2015, 10:26:28 am 
Started by Locator - Last post by |nic|
It's the same here in Belgium.
You always need Microsoft office or some other proprietary software... >:(

I think it's time they start to adopt opensource alternatives and stop to force students to use certain OS'es or software to complete their homework.

 89 
 on: August 12, 2015, 12:28:16 am 
Started by Pita - Last post by Pita
VL-7.1 32bit

After I just made an upgrade with glsapt the sound of skype is lost.
Any setting on PulseAudio Volume Control will not work.

I noticed that the devices in PulseAudio Volume Control are now all Dummies
unlike before where it showed the microphone as input device now it says monitor
of dummy output.

How can I get the sound back in Skype?

On new reboot today the sound for skype is back. :D ???

 90 
 on: August 11, 2015, 04:40:31 pm 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by wigums
glabels inkscape libreoffice and scribus are a few that i know of that we happen to have in the repos.

edit:
glabels and scribus are in the untested repos

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/x86_64/

if you use the untested repos please remember to disable them after installing the package.

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