Despite many hours of testing there are always improvements to be made with any distro and its applications - VL5.8 Standard included. This thread is designed to put all the little fixes in one place. I will be continually updating this HOWTO as fixes appear in the forums. Please add to this thread if you know of a problem and a SOLUTION in VL5.8 Gold or its included applications.
Here are the ones I know of to date:
: has the wrong CDDB server name set. Go to RipperX, Config, CDDB, and change URL to "freedb.freedb.org" , port to "8880" and uncheck the "Use HTTP" flag.
: will only detect your camera if run as root. To run as a normal user new libphoto2 udev rules must be added to your /etc/udev/rules.d directory. The file to add is "30-libgphoto2.rules" and you can find it here: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-5.8/fixes/30-libgphoto2.rules
: is not compatible with many Firefox extensions, e.g. AdBlock and FlashGot work, ForecastFox does not. Visit this site: http://users.skynet.be/fa258499/extensions.html
, which lists extensions that work with SeaMonkey (thanks to JohnB316 for that link!).
: by default the only daemon services started by VL5.8 Gold are cupsd, firewall and ifplugd. If you need crond, samba (smbd & nmbd) or others then you must explicitly have them start at each bootup. Do this by going to Menu, System, vasm, Super, Service, SrvSet, 4, and check the services you would like to start. I recommend ensuring crond is started so that you get your logs rotated.
: does not play well with its mplayer plugin for playing windows media audio files. The workaround is to try to launch the stream into gmplayer directly, rather than using the mplayer plugin, or use Firefox or Seamonkey instead.
: to burn a CDRW (not CDR) platter you must choose a low enough burn speed (~ 8x), because Graveman does not auto-detect possible speeds correctly. If you don't do this Graveman may crash unexpectedly.
7) vim (and gvim)
: in order for the arrow keys to work properly add the following line in your ~/.vimrc file: ":set nocompatible" . Also, gvim does not have a menu entry, so paste the lines below into a new file /usr/share/applications/gvim.desktop :
Name=Vi IMproved Text Editor
GenericName=Vi Text Editor
Comment=Edit text files
: xfce Terminal grabs some Midnight Commander (mc) keybindings. You might consider using mrxvt instead if you use mc.
: this default User Interface Setting makes some application widgets hard to see, especially in OpenOffice. Try a different theme setting.