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 on: April 11, 2014, 06:05:10 pm 
Started by CMAR606 - Last post by hata_ph
As default you should stick to the vectorlinux's official repo.
But since VL is based on Slackware, so any slackware based packages are consider compatible but I personally not recommend it
If any packages is missing you should make a request in the forum and packagers will build it for you

 on: April 11, 2014, 04:07:12 pm 
Started by GrannyGeek - Last post by nitehawk
Very sorry to hear about GrannyGeek....I had been wondering about her for quite some time.  I knew she had cancer,...but thought maybe she was too caught up in the chemo treatments to post.
I myself, just underwent the surgeries and 6 months of chemo, and know how rough it can be.  Fortunately, my last scan shows that I am in remission.  And unfortunately, it looks like GrannyGeek did not win her battle against the beast.

 on: April 11, 2014, 03:28:45 pm 
Started by CrazyDog - Last post by Colonel Panic
I agree with you about the Salix community. Salix itself is a pretty decent distro from what I've seen of it but heaven help you if you try and do something like use a graphical application whilst logged in as root. The error messages are very sarcastic, along the lines of, "Wouldn't you rather be watching TV instead?"

I also agree that Midori's not stable enough to be used as a distro's main browser.

 on: April 11, 2014, 03:06:24 pm 
Started by uelsk8s - Last post by Colonel Panic
A quick update: I booted Vector 7.1 RC1 up again today and oddly my internet connection worked even though the network icon on the desktop showed a cross, indicating that networking had been disabled. Still, all's well that ends well...

On another note, swap wasn't enabled by default when I booted it up as it is in other distros I've tried, so I had to set it manually, and there was also no option to enable swap when I installed Vector (or to set the other partitions to load on bootup), even though other distros I've seen which are based on Slackware, such as Salix and Absolute, do have these steps.

It's as though a decision was taken to truncate the text-based installation process in the interests of brevity.

Sorry, but IMO there's still work to be done before it's ready for release.

 on: April 11, 2014, 02:51:18 pm 
Started by GrannyGeek - Last post by Colonel Panic
Thanks for that Christopher. Just realised from that that I knew her from somewhere else.

I was a big WordStar user in my pre-Linux days and she wrote a free users' guide for WordStar for Windows (I used the next to last DOS version, 7.0c, but I was aware of her contribution).

Small world.

 on: April 11, 2014, 01:30:30 pm 
Started by GrannyGeek - Last post by nightflier
Thank you for that link, Christopher. Nice to have a face to go with the name.  Smiley

 on: April 11, 2014, 12:13:31 pm 
Started by Locator - Last post by Locator
As I was reading the documentation for it, i noticed that it said that I need something called "mkisofs 1.13". Where do I get a copy of it?

 on: April 11, 2014, 11:59:55 am 
Started by GrannyGeek - Last post by CMAR606
Just read that GrannyGeek passed away in 2012.  Cry

A new user to the forum CMAR606 knew her and related this very sad news.

I knew GG also known as " JUDY M. " on the CompuServe Linux forums I am very active on and she was always on there giving good advice I do miss her she was a riot and fought back if she thought you were not correct on something about Linux or an app. She was a good ol' gal!

here is her Obituary.. I had to look it up

--- Christopher

 on: April 11, 2014, 11:52:43 am 
Started by CMAR606 - Last post by CMAR606
wow.... IM quite shocked... XFCE only was using 107 MB out of 512 in my VM in Xubuntu it would be prob 130 or 145

and LDXE was only using A WHOPPING 84 MB!!!

LOOOVE IT! Def might be installing!
just cant decide LDXE or XFCE >> Very big grin >>

Oh and about the testing repos to get latest software I was looking around in my Test VM BOX setup of VL theres like TONS of testing repos.. one thats ibiblio? or something like that!


 on: April 11, 2014, 06:44:24 am 
Started by overthere - Last post by overthere
Thanks hata_ph..I suspected ios7 but thought 4.2.1 may have a chance however both had the same issue so perhaps a newer libimobiledevice will help, if you find the time later.

thanks for the link also, did not see one of them and has some good info to try.

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