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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #60 on: July 30, 2010, 01:44:00 pm »

When a Linux user sees "hda", the first hard drive on first IDE channel usually comes to mind.  :D

Does your NAS box support anything besides samba? I transitioned from using samba to nfs and it works much better in my case.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #61 on: July 30, 2010, 02:23:27 pm »

When a Linux user sees "hda", the first hard drive on first IDE channel usually comes to mind.  :D

:) I've been using SATA drives for so long I didn't even think of that one.....  In this instance, HDA is the system name. Since it also provides DNS for the network, it resolves to the system name, saves me using the IP.

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Does your NAS box support anything besides samba? I transitioned from using samba to nfs and it works much better in my case.

It should do, but I'll have to configure it (or find another server). Amahi is largely focused on household use, and the assumption is that most of the clients will be Windows boxes. So I may well move on eventually. On the other hand, I have a couple of clients who can probably make good use of Amahi. Its web-enabled applications are pretty good....

Initially I thought it was an Amahi bug, but the fact that it works under VL6.0 and not under VL7.0 tends to point the finger at something in the VL alpha.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #62 on: August 01, 2010, 01:34:38 pm »

Stretchedthin has built a number of packages for VL7.0. Downloadable from the testing tree. As below:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/base-apps/aucdtect-0.8.2-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/base-apps/cdcd-0.6.6-i586-1vl70.txz

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/AMB-plugins-0.6.1-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/WebKit-r61351-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/aubio-0.3.2-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/babl-0.1.2-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/blop-0.2.8-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/cairo-1.8.10-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/cairo-perl-1.061-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/cairomm-1.8.4-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/caps-plugins-0.4.4-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/fftw-3.2.2-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/wxGTK-2.8.11-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/wxPython-2.8.11.0--.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/wxWidgets-2.8.11-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/wxsvg-1.0.3-i586-1vl70.txz

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/autopano-sift-2.4-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/autotrace-0.31.1-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/dvd-slideshow-0.8.2_2-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/dvdauthor-0.6.18-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/dvgrab-3.5-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/enblend-4.0-i586-1vl70.txz

Also a few more items that I've built:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/base-apps/ImageMagick-6.6.3_1-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/imlib2-1.4.4-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/libs/libpcap-1.0.0-i586-1vl70.txz

I've also borrowed a couple of Rodrigo's buid scripts to build two Xfce plugins that I needed:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/xfce/xfce4-battery-plugin-0.5.1-i586-1vl70.txz
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/xfce/xfce4-mount-plugin-0.5.5-i586-1vl70.txz

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #63 on: August 04, 2010, 09:42:17 am »

A long time VL user has suggested to me in an IRC session to consider shipping libjpeg-turbo as a drop-in replacement for the typical libjpeg.

It should work as a drop-in replacement we would just need some kind of trick to keep annoying update notifications from popping up all over the place.

See more information here http://libjpeg-turbo.virtualgl.org/

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2010, 10:59:09 am »

A long time VL user has suggested to me in an IRC session to consider shipping libjpeg-turbo as a drop-in replacement for the typical libjpeg.

It should work as a drop-in replacement we would just need some kind of trick to keep annoying update notifications from popping up all over the place.

See more information here http://libjpeg-turbo.virtualgl.org/

I like the idea of opening up a discussion of ways vl7.0 could be given a little more zing.  Sounds like libjpeg-turbo could speed things up as far as jpg is involved.  I would also like to throw in the idea of a real-time kernel modual (used to be available back with vl 5.8.)  into the discussion.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2010, 12:02:17 am by stretchedthin »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2010, 09:07:45 pm »

Will gcc-4.4.4 be made available in order that one can use nvidia with this kernel?
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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2010, 12:43:46 pm »

A couple more packages for the 7.0 alpha:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/base-apps/nano-2.2.5-i586-1vl70.txz

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/net/thunderbird-3.1.2-i586-1vl60.txz

and language packs.

 ;D And I've finally managed to find the right patch to get my favourite bit of eye-candy to compile:

http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/testing/x-apps/wbar-1.3.3-i586-1vl70.txz

This package includes Wbarconf as well as Wbar. Note that the short options on the wbar command will cause segfaults - it is necessary to use the long form for all of the options. I've corrected the included vlbar script, but anyone writing their own start script for wbar will need to make sure long options are used.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2010, 06:06:31 am »

I have this installed, and doing a tail -f /var/log/messages, I just found out that it is constantly trying to get an IP address for eth0.
My LAN is set to DHCP from the router, and I have reserved the IP for this mac address, but I dont understand why it has to ask the router for an IP at a rate of 2 times per second. This is insane :(

No networking daemons running, X is not even running... I have disabled hal, any ideas how to stop it?

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2010, 08:02:08 am »

I have this installed, and doing a tail -f /var/log/messages, I just found out that it is constantly trying to get an IP address for eth0.
My LAN is set to DHCP from the router, and I have reserved the IP for this mac address, but I dont understand why it has to ask the router for an IP at a rate of 2 times per second. This is insane :(

No networking daemons running, X is not even running... I have disabled hal, any ideas how to stop it?

I'm currently running with a wireless connection (I'll try wired tomorrow - not enough time at the moment), but I'm not seeing anything like that at all. Tail gives me this:

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Aug 10 15:25:31 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: DUID = xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xxx:xx:xx:xx
Aug 10 15:25:31 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: broadcasting for a lease
Aug 10 15:25:32 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: offered 192.168.1.104 from 192.168.1.10
Aug 10 15:25:32 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: checking 192.168.1.104 is available on attached networks
Aug 10 15:25:33 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: leased 192.168.1.104 for 14400 seconds
Aug 10 15:25:33 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: adding IP address 192.168.1.104/24
Aug 10 15:25:33 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: adding default route via 192.168.1.1 metric 0
Aug 10 15:25:33 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: adding route to 169.254.0.0/16 metric 0
Aug 10 15:25:33 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[2187]: wlan0: exiting
Aug 10 15:44:41 t-61vl7 -- MARK --

The only time I have seen that sort of behaviour was with the Thompson router that my new ISP provided. For some reason, it regarded one of my machines as on a static IP rather than dynamic (even though it had issued the dynamic in the first place....) and failed to respond to requests from the machine for lease renewal.   Since I switched to the Netgear router, I've not seen any repeat of that problem.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2010, 08:11:09 am »

It's really weird, I have shut down the wicd daemon, and ran vasm to configure it as a static IP. But the only think that keeps it from doing that is killing the dhcpcd daemon.

I know I had killed it before, but it started again for some reason.. doing some more testing to see why. maybe someone in a wired connection could test and see if it happens there too

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #70 on: August 10, 2010, 02:03:18 pm »

It's really weird, I have shut down the wicd daemon, and ran vasm to configure it as a static IP. But the only think that keeps it from doing that is killing the dhcpcd daemon.

I know I had killed it before, but it started again for some reason.. doing some more testing to see why. maybe someone in a wired connection could test and see if it happens there too

That is strange. I can get a cat5 connection to the laptop - I'll give it a try when I get home in the morning (I do love night shifts....). Let you know if it happens on my box.

Maybe you should install Wireshark and see what it shows in the way of network activity. The latest version is in the testing tree for VL7.0.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2010, 03:39:20 pm »

OK. Now that the notebook is back to normal.. Grrrrrrrrrr....

The installation does not recognize the USB mouse when the touchpad is active. As a result, you have a VERY touchy touchpad that does some very bad things when you really don't want it to. **sigh** (Wrote grub to the wrong @#$)(*&#$ drive, effectively trashing the Windows installation.)

All is back to being good again, but the lack of mouse support was rather puzzling.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #72 on: August 12, 2010, 12:02:40 pm »

It's really weird, I have shut down the wicd daemon, and ran vasm to configure it as a static IP. But the only think that keeps it from doing that is killing the dhcpcd daemon.

I know I had killed it before, but it started again for some reason.. doing some more testing to see why. maybe someone in a wired connection could test and see if it happens there too

Finally got the chance to try a wired connection to the laptop. I don't see the same problem - this is what I'm seeing when checking messages:

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Aug 12 20:00:54 t-61vl7 /usr/sbin/gpm[1898]: Started gpm successfully. Entered daemon mode.
Aug 12 20:00:54 t-61vl7 kernel: CPUFREQ: Per core ondemand sysfs interface is deprecated - up_threshold
Aug 12 20:00:54 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: checking 192.168.1.111 is available on attached networks
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: leased 192.168.1.111 for 14400 seconds
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: adding IP address 192.168.1.111/24
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: adding default route via 192.168.1.1 metric 0
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: adding route to 169.254.0.0/16 metric 0
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: exiting
Aug 12 20:00:56 t-61vl7 acpid: client connected from 1951[0:0]
Aug 12 20:00:56 t-61vl7 acpid: 1 client rule loaded

However, if I run the notebook without a network connection, I'm getting this sort of thing:

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Aug 12 20:00:54 t-61vl7 /usr/sbin/gpm[1898]: Started gpm successfully. Entered daemon mode.
Aug 12 20:00:54 t-61vl7 kernel: CPUFREQ: Per core ondemand sysfs interface is deprecated - up_threshold
Aug 12 20:00:54 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: checking 192.168.1.111 is available on attached networks
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: leased 192.168.1.111 for 14400 seconds
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: adding IP address 192.168.1.111/24
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: adding default route via 192.168.1.1 metric 0
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: adding route to 169.254.0.0/16 metric 0
Aug 12 20:00:55 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1838]: eth0: exiting
Aug 12 20:00:56 t-61vl7 acpid: client connected from 1951[0:0]
Aug 12 20:00:56 t-61vl7 acpid: 1 client rule loaded

That goes on and on until a network connection is finally established.

Paul.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2010, 12:16:12 pm »

I dont know what it is then... Mine enters an endless loop. The internet works, The only way I can explain the connection working is that the router has an IP reserved for the MAC address,  and that the requests are sent at a rate of 2 per second, so it may give the impression of a continious connection, but it's really not.

I managed to force it to stop  by killing the dhcpd daemon, and disabling all kinds of auto network setup in vasm... but it is indeed weird. maybe others should look out for this.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.0 CORE ALPHA 2
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2010, 12:43:17 pm »

I dont know what it is then... Mine enters an endless loop. The internet works, The only way I can explain the connection working is that the router has an IP reserved for the MAC address,  and that the requests are sent at a rate of 2 per second, so it may give the impression of a continious connection, but it's really not.

I managed to force it to stop  by killing the dhcpd daemon, and disabling all kinds of auto network setup in vasm... but it is indeed weird. maybe others should look out for this.

 :-[ Sorry, long shift and I missed pasting the correct listing. If I start the laptop without a network connection, I get something quite similar:

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Aug 11 22:40:29 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1835]: eth0: trying to use old lease in `/etc/dhcpc/dhcpcd-eth0.info'
Aug 11 22:40:29 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1835]: eth0: probing for an IPV4LL address
Aug 11 22:40:30 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1835]: eth0: adding IP address 169.254.69.90/16
Aug 11 22:40:30 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1835]: eth0: exiting
Aug 11 22:40:51 t-61vl7 dhcpcd[1958]: eth0: adding IP address 169.254.69.90/16
Aug 11 22:41:33 t-61vl7 last message repeated 2 times
Aug 11 22:42:36 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:43:18 t-61vl7 last message repeated 2 times
Aug 11 22:44:21 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:45:24 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:46:27 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:47:30 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:48:33 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:49:36 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:50:19 t-61vl7 last message repeated 2 times
Aug 11 22:51:22 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:52:25 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:53:28 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:54:31 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:55:34 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:56:37 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:57:19 t-61vl7 last message repeated 2 times
Aug 11 22:58:22 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 22:59:25 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times
Aug 11 23:00:29 t-61vl7 last message repeated 3 times

On my machine, seems only to happen if there is no network connection.

Paul.
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