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Author Topic: VectorLinux Core 7 Alpha4 is up and ready to test  (Read 42426 times)
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« Reply #45 on: January 13, 2011, 07:24:29 pm »

would you know what is is that in VL6LIGHT my printers are showing and what part I have possibly to copy over to VL7 instead of over-installing all to make that beast print.

I wish I knew. Only modification I remember doing with regard to printing was an edit to /etc/cups/cups.conf to fix a problem with the web interface. You really need to figure out the basic settings required to make your printers work. Maybe you can copy the parameters from the working system. Assuming you use CUPS, go to http://localhost:631 and look around.
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« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2011, 07:33:40 pm »

A4.8:

Something seems amiss with the way the browser mplayer plugin handles media files. I connect to my music server running gnump3d and launch a playlist; it looks like it quickly runs through each file and stopping at the end, without actually playing anything. Same thing if I click a direct link to an audio file.
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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2011, 08:40:22 pm »

A4.8:

Something seems amiss with the way the browser mplayer plugin handles media files. I connect to my music server running gnump3d and launch a playlist; it looks like it quickly runs through each file and stopping at the end, without actually playing anything. Same thing if I click a direct link to an audio file.

mplayer is not running
try
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/libx264.so.112 /usr/lib/libx264.so.107
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« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2011, 05:48:33 am »

mplayer is not running
try
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/libx264.so.112 /usr/lib/libx264.so.107

Yup, that brought the speakers to life.  Smiley

Separate issue though: It plays, but when feeding an .m3u file, it plays a blip from each song and only plays the last one through. I don't think this is mplayer itself, because when opening location in Gnome Mplayer it plays all entries. This one is too limited for my taste, no skip nor seek. When trying the default Mplayer and opening URL nothing plays.

Installed VLC 1.1.5 alien slackbuild. Copying and pasting the link into it works as expected, it plays all songs, I can skip and seek.

Which brings up another annoyance; I remember when it was easy to specify/edit helper apps in Firefox. At some point, this disappeared.
I prefer to have most media streams fed to a separate instance of VLC. Opera does it right, it is just a matter of specifying it in preferences.
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« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2011, 02:56:02 pm »

Just installed Alpha 4.9:

sbbuilder doesn't work:

Code:
budulay7:$ sbbuilder --help
Can't locate Template.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.2/i486-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.12.2 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.12.2/i486-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.12.2 /usr/lib/perl5/5.12.2/i486-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.12.2 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at /usr/bin/sbbuilder line 137.
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/bin/sbbuilder line 137.
sbbuilder version is 0.4.12.3-noarch-2vl70

Also installer crashed when I tried to mount a partition using "Other" option.
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« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2011, 03:18:28 pm »

@ budulay try this...

as root at the terminal enter...
cpan Template
then answer yes to all the questions.

When done try sbbuilder -manual or sbbuilder -help
should work then.

I don't know when sbbuilder got included into the alpha's but it must have just been recently.
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« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2011, 03:51:54 pm »

@ stretchedthin,
Thanks a bunch, that did solve the problem.
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« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2011, 11:30:27 pm »

new iso here:http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/iso-test/VL7.0-CORE-ALPHA-4.10.iso

still problem installing all pkgs
kernel-stripped-src is not installed, maybe others


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« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2011, 05:29:45 am »

A4.10:
wicd won't start:
Code:
root:# wicd
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/wicd/daemon/wicd-daemon.py", line 46, in <module>
    import gobject
ImportError: No module named gobject


Also after installing kernel source and nvidia closed drivers, cairo dock won't start:

Code:
budulay7:$ cairo-dock

 ============================================================================
Cairo-Dock version: 2.2.0-4
Compiled date:  Oct 12 2010 20:32:03
Running with OpenGL: 1
 ============================================================================

warning :  (/root/cairo-dock-2.2.0-4/src/gldit/cairo-dock-modules.c:cairo_dock_load_modules_in_directory:400) 
  while opening module '/usr/lib/cairo-dock/libcd-clock.so' : (libical.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
warning :  (/root/cairo-dock-plugins-2.2.0-4/gvfs-integration/cairo-dock-gio-vfs.c:cairo_dock_gio_vfs_init:58) 
  VFS Deamon NOT found on DBus !
cairo-dock: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/libgtkglext-x11-1.0.so.0: undefined symbol: GTK_WIDGET_NO_WINDOW

The no OpenGL version starts fine, though.

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« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2011, 02:54:02 pm »

A4.12:
Wicd prompts for root password, but then fails.

wicd-gtk gives me this:
Code:
root:# wicd-gtk
Has notifications support True
Loading...
Connecting to daemon...
Can't connect to the daemon, trying to start it automatically...
Wicd daemon is shutting down!
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 1033, in <module>
    main(sys.argv)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 91, in wrapper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 1005, in main
    tray_icon = TrayIcon(animate, displaytray=display_app)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 139, in __init__
    self.icon_info = self.TrayConnectionInfo(self, self.tr, animate)
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 201, in __init__
    self.set_not_connected_state()
  File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/wicd-client.py", line 91, in wrapper
    return func(*args, **kwargs)

Also pidgin icon is missing on cairo-dock.
In the applet settings the icon path is as follows:
Code:
/root/.config/cairo-dock/current_theme/pidgin.svg
Changing it to pidgin fixes the problem.

While choosing mount points for partition, installer went haywire - without me clicking on any partitions, mount point dialogues started popping up. After closing about 10 of them they stopped and I was able to finish assigning mount points.

Also is it just me, or is US/Central timezone missing?
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« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2011, 09:35:28 pm »

A4.12 kernel 2.6.36.3
1st machine tested was xplio with p4 processor and older intel graphics (82852/855gm integrated graphics.)
Alpha 4.12 installed just fine.  vxconf, did not work to set up graphics but using the no xorg option did 'Auto'.
Some nice tweaking guys as previous experiments with the 2.6.36.3 kernel resulted in kernel panics at first boot. 

Wicd asks for root password at start-up but then fails to launch.
System froze during one of the screensavers (endless staircase), but seems to be fine for other openGL type screensavers.

2nd machine. HP q6600 quad core, ati hd3650 graphics.
Installation goes fine but then on first reboot system freezes with a fuzzy staticy colorful screen.  This is still in tui mode as the graphics configuration window for vxconf and such has not even come up yet.
Kernel 2.6.36.3 has worked on this machine before in other tests the only problem being that the ati proprietary drivers could not be loaded without error.  This resulted in an inability to handle OpenGL.

So far the best Alpha for my HP desktop (ati graphics), toshiba laptop (nvidia graphics), and acer netbook has been Alpha 4.0.  The best alpha for the xplio with the older intel graphics has been alpha 4.2 (I think) with kernel 2.6.36.2.  I really feel for you guys.  Creating one disk that is going to work for everybody has got to be tough.





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« Reply #56 on: January 20, 2011, 05:35:24 pm »

A13:
Wicd works now Cheesy
Well, there was something weird to it at first:
When I first tried connecting to my router, wicd froze, saying that it was flushing routes or something like that. And it wouldn't restart after I shut it down.
I tried rebooting, but got stuck with Removing Gateway message. Not even Ctrl-Alt-Del would help. Each time I press it I would get an Issued Kill signal, the system is going to restart message on the Ctrl-Alt-F7 workspace, but nothing happened. Had to do a hard shutdown. After booting up however, wicd picked up my router and I've got internet Grin

Still no Pidgin icon in cairo-dock by default and the OpenGL version of cairo-dock won't work with Nvidia closed source drivers installed.

Correction:
Just rebooted into A13 and after entering my login information I get a black screen and mouse cursor.
I can get back to the login screen with Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, but when I login again, I get the same thing.
On reboot/shutdown I get Removing Gateway message as before.
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« Reply #57 on: January 21, 2011, 12:06:46 pm »

Finally got my hands on 4.12 and am just installing to a vm. I should point out that it would not boot and wanted PAE enabled, which I could do in virtualbox, but I don't think the installer kernel should do that. I realize this is probably fixed since there are already 2 more isos out there... Grin


EDIT: a quick issues report ():

- during boot, the VectorLinux graphics moved... Shocked
- before gdm: error loading theme mushroom (Mushroomlake.jpg)
- after gdm and login in: xsession crashes, error with libstartup-notification-1.so.0
- vasm: no x11 keyboard list trying to select keyboard for X

I tried no xorg.conf at first, then went for vesa in vasm, but still same problems, so I never got to xfce... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #58 on: January 21, 2011, 10:16:30 pm »

After Alpha.4.6 I can't install any longer *.8, *.10, *.12.

After 'Installation complete' it says
'Preparing boot menu....
and then a window pops up saying:

....unexpected error und must abort
[45] File or directory does not exist
MdlMain.?.0

When I then quit the consoles shows a lot of seg faults trying to access
/etc/rc.d/rc.* files.

I had the partition ckecked for bad blocks and none were found.

This is an iso installation. My CDRom is read only and the new R/W
I bought does not find an install disk. I still try to figure that one out.
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« Reply #59 on: January 22, 2011, 12:01:53 am »

After Alpha.4.6 I can't install any longer *.8, *.10, *.12.

After 'Installation complete' it says
'Preparing boot menu....
and then a window pops up saying:

....unexpected error und must abort
[45] File or directory does not exist
MdlMain.?.0

When I then quit the consoles shows a lot of seg faults trying to access
/etc/rc.d/rc.* files.

I had the partition ckecked for bad blocks and none were found.

This is an iso installation. My CDRom is read only and the new R/W
I bought does not find an install disk. I still try to figure that one out.

do you have any jfs filesystems there?
do all of your partitions mount ok after reboot?
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