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 91 
 on: March 15, 2017, 02:13:38 pm 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by StrayBit
When I installed 7.2Beta, the hardware clock was set to local (US Mountain) time.  I have changed the clock to GMT (or is it UCT?).  How do I tell VL that it is not local time?

 92 
 on: March 15, 2017, 02:10:52 pm 
Started by StrayBit - Last post by StrayBit
I am working with VL7.2beta and am trying to get mysql running.
I have tried
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bruce: mysqld&
and
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root: mysqld&
In both cases it finally exits.  During the process (in thunar) I created /var/mysql directory and changed the permissions so everyone had read/write.  Perhaps I need to do something else?

 93 
 on: March 11, 2017, 09:57:00 am 
Started by Casey - Last post by roarde
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# In your own home directory
cp -apr /boot/initrd-tree ./         # just in case
su root -c 'mkinitrd -F'

That will probably cover it. See the mkinitrd manual page for why -F should work here.

Emphasis on the italics as "maybe". We haven't done a whole lot of this, and the wiser heads are on vacation  :)
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grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfgshould finish it off.

The "modules not found" message is indeed from the initrd. The above method should result in a slightly larger initrd, with modules for both kernels. Can be cleaned up later.

 94 
 on: March 11, 2017, 09:23:28 am 
Started by Casey - Last post by Casey
I'm using VL Light 7.1 on an old laptop, and I used gslapt to update the kernel from the original 3.18.16 to 3.18.44.  Unfortunately, I didn't discover the recommended method until it was too late.  (According to  http://vlcoredocumentation.readthedocs.io/en/latest/manuals/kernel-upgrade.html  I should have used slapt-get from the command line to ADD a new kernel without removing the old one.)  I think gslapt has removed some (but not all) of the old kernel's files, although I can still boot to either kernel (after running grub-mkconfig).

I'm concerned by the message "No kernel modules found for Linux 3.18.44" that appears on the system console early in the boot process.  My guess is that it has something to do with the broken links and/or obsolete initrd-tree in my /boot directory.  Before I attempt to fix something that isn't truly broken, can anyone advise me about whether or not the files in /boot need to be manually altered after a kernel update?  I'm new to the kernel update process, and I'm hesitant to mess around with something I don't fully understand.  I did look at the README.initrd file in /boot, but I'm still unsure about what paramaters I might need for my setup (using GRUB2 with two EXT3 partitions, plus one swap partititon - see below).

Here's the revelent portion of the startup messages:
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[    3.658890] Switched to clocksource tsc
[    3.695840] random: nonblocking pool is initialized
No kernel modules found for Linux 3.18.44
[    9.995374] kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
[    9.995663] EXT3-fs (sda6): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode
/boot/initrd.gz: exiting
/init: line 344: plymouth: not found
INIT: version 2.88 booting
Mounting /proc file system
mount: proc already mounted
==> rc.S Setting up the base system configuration

And here's what I've got on my system:
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~ $ uname -srv
Linux 3.18.44 #1 SMP Fri Oct 28 14:47:09 CDT 2016

~ $ mount |grep ^/dev
/dev/sda6 on / type ext3 (rw)
/dev/sda8 on /home type ext3 (rw)
/dev/shm/tmp on /tmp type none (rw,bind)

~ $ slapt-get --installed | grep -i kernel-
autofs-5.0.5-i586-3vl71 [inst=yes]: autofs (kernel-based automounter)
kernel-3.18.44-x86-1vl71 [inst=yes]: VectorLinux linux-3.18.44 kernel
kernel-firmware-20150430_git-noarch-1vl71 [inst=yes]: kernel-firmware (iFirmware for the kernel)
kernel-headers-3.18.44-x86-1vl71 [inst=yes]: forum.vectorlinux.com18.44 headers
kernel-modules-3.18.44-x86-1vl71 [inst=yes]:

~ $ ls -l /boot
total 25376
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       37 Feb 28 02:20 README.initrd -> /usr/doc/mkinitrd-1.4.7/README.initrd
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       18 Feb 28 02:19 System.map -> System.map-3.18.16
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  3256952 Oct 28 14:47 System.map-3.18.44
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root     4096 Feb 28 02:57 bitmap/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       14 Feb 28 02:19 config -> config-3.18.16
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   145622 Oct 28 14:47 config-3.18.44
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root     4096 Mar  4 11:44 grub/
drwxr-xr-x  3 root root     4096 Jan  5  2014 grub2/
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root     4096 Feb 28 02:57 initrd-tree/
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 11052599 Feb 28 02:59 initrd.gz
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root       15 Feb 28 02:19 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-3.18.16
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  5731232 Feb 28 02:57 vmlinuz-3.18.16
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  5720752 Oct 28 14:47 vmlinuz-3.18.44

Note that the directory entries for config and System.map are in red, which tells me they are broken links.  The entry for initrd.gz is also in red, but I don't know why.  Also, vmlinuz seems to be pointing to the wrong (old) kernel.  I'm not sure if I need to fix these three broken links, remove the old initrd-tree and the initrd.gz file before running mkinitrd, or even if I should run mkinitrd at all.  I'll certainly make a backup copy of the entire /boot directory before I do anything, but I'd like to know what the "best practice" is for bringing everything up-to-date.  Can anyone offer some tried & true advice?  Thanks!

 95 
 on: March 03, 2017, 09:00:12 am 
Started by roarde - Last post by Joe1962
Can't disable that nonsense in the BIOS?
Not on this machine, sadly, I see many new notebooks are coming out with no option to disable UEFI at all.

 96 
 on: March 03, 2017, 04:06:58 am 
Started by Hairyloon - Last post by DannyVector
I have the same problem and didn't know how to solve it so I paid lots of money for technical guy, because I'm new to subject. That's why I registered so maybe I can find more information about Vectorlinux.

 97 
 on: March 01, 2017, 03:26:33 am 
Started by Joe1962 - Last post by nightflier
http://www.datamation.com/open-source/best-linux-for-old-laptops.html

Might be a while since he tried VL though.. "96MB of RAM and a Pentium 2 CPU"  :o

 98 
 on: February 25, 2017, 04:59:04 am 
Started by roarde - Last post by retired1af
LOL, indeed...!!!

Hi MikeCindi, nightflier. I've never stopped lurking around here, just haven't had a VL install for some time, been on Slackware since I got a UEFI-only laptop, so don't have so many answers now...  ;D

Can't disable that nonsense in the BIOS?

 99 
 on: February 23, 2017, 04:05:10 pm 
Started by roarde - Last post by Joe1962
Brought Joe up to an even 2500 posts with that one!

LOL, indeed...!!!

Hi MikeCindi, nightflier. I've never stopped lurking around here, just haven't had a VL install for some time, been on Slackware since I got a UEFI-only laptop, so don't have so many answers now...  ;D

 100 
 on: February 23, 2017, 03:42:19 am 
Started by roarde - Last post by nightflier
mcedit all the way...  :)
Joe! Good to see a post from you again. Hope all is well.

Yes, good to see you both.  :)  Brought Joe up to an even 2500 posts with that one!

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