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Author Topic: VectorLinux 7.0 RC1 is out and ready to test  (Read 16036 times)
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« on: May 04, 2011, 09:50:02 pm »

The Vector development crew is proud to announce the first release candidate of VectorLinux 7.0. There have been numerous changes since the beta 2.1 release. The kernel is version 2.6.38.4, glibc is 2.13  and everything else is up to date with Slackware-13.37. We have the new xfce-4.8.1 with glx-dock (previously cairo-dock), latest abiword, gnumeric, scribus, inkscape, shotwell and a vast array of other programs in all categories at their latest stable versions.
 We have squashed major bugs that occurred during the second beta cycle, which includes updates to the kernel, firmware, vasm, gdm, vector artwork, consolekit and some minor theme changes.  We have added the ability to build archlinux packages in slackware format in both the abs and aur with a special script unigue to VectorLinux. We also added over 500 packages to the Vector 7 repository including latest kde4, gnome-2.3, lxde, and E17. Please give this a try and report problems or bugs to our forum site. There is now available a live cd version of the latest VectorLinux 7 release for those that want to try before you buy.

You can download the VectorLinux-7.0-RC1 iso from our official servers here:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/iso-release/VL7.0-STD-RC1.iso

The live RC1 Vector CD is here:
http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/veclinux-7.0/iso-release/VL7.0-STD-LIVE-BETA1.iso

Cheers!!
Vec7 and all the crew...................Smiley

please post bugs and comments here:
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=13727.0
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011, 04:32:58 am »

Great news, but dang! I only managed to install Beta 2.1 last night...  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011, 04:58:27 am »

Wow.. This is nice... I like the idea of releasing a LIVE version at the same time with the standard install ISO... Congrats.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 05:43:59 am »

If only the "Username" and "Password" entries for the LiveCD 7.0 were published - THEN - it would really be nice!
As of now, I have a nice desktop asking for Userid/password and none of the usual "vector"/ "vector"  or blank - works . . .
HELP !!
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011, 06:18:27 am »

If only the "Username" and "Password" entries for the LiveCD 7.0 were published - THEN - it would really be nice!
As of now, I have a nice desktop asking for Userid/password and none of the usual "vector"/ "vector"  or blank - works . . .
HELP !!
Don't know if this will work for this live release but previous live releases used:
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The password for both "root" and the "vl" account is: vector
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011, 06:23:13 am »

Tried "root" as Username - and it took-off and finished loading  . . . . strange !!
Thanks lads.
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011, 06:46:24 am »

Live version: Username vector and blank password works for me.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2011, 08:13:35 am »

Can i use my cellphone to connect with internet?
There is still Chestnut?

Thanks a lot :-)
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2011, 08:54:03 am »

Releasing a live version alongside of the install version is brilliant. Have some comments on the live version but don't see a bug thread for it.  Would probably be better to have a separate thread for the live.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 12:49:18 pm »

Live version: Username vector and blank password works for me.
Thanks - just stumbled on to the same solution.
Now wicd-daemon dies and wont restart - how do I restart it?
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2011, 07:22:16 pm »

BOnjour!

In to save download time, would you kindly provide delta file for RC1 from beta2.1 or beta2?

merci!
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 07:43:51 pm »

great news ty Smiley

A couple of questions if i may:

Does the hard drive install script in the iso work ok?

Are the x headers and devel stuff included so i can compile my own mesa lib drm and x-video intel drivers for my crackerjack box hardware?
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2011, 05:07:50 pm »


The live RC1 is called BETA1?
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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2011, 08:52:49 pm »

An official response regarding the login issue as well as the "BETA1" title of the live ISO would be much appreciated.
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2011, 09:31:55 pm »

The beta1 refers to the first beta of the rc1 official release in live format. Not sure whats needed to explain the login we simply left the password blank for easy login so we thought.

Vec
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