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sledgehammer

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #75 on: October 15, 2013, 10:34:18 pm »
Couple of comments on loading bo-48 tonight. (64 bit)

The first screen still says VL 7.0 rather than 7.1

At the "choose where lilo is installed" (paraphrasing) screen, no suggestions are expressly made, though there the box comes filed out with, I believe, the home partition.  Anyway, using the advanced install (so I would not reformat my home partition), at first I tried to install lilo in root partition.  Computer wouldn't boot.  So I reinstalled with the default partition for lilo and it now loads fine. I did this on a lenovo laptop, about a year old.

I am not looking forward to reinstalling texlive.  So I think I will have to wait a while before I can use lyx.  Just a backup machine anyway.

« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 10:11:13 pm by sledgehammer »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta 49
« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2013, 03:26:54 am »
just installed vl7.1 beta 0.49 64bit......
install process went smoothly........
reboot , enter xfce4,works fine.....

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2013, 08:58:38 pm »
bo49 32bit

gui, advanced, existing, sda3

grub2 to sda3 still hangs at end of install not offering completion

lilo works fine, perhaps to mbr of drive is required by grub and I am unaware, lilo is default

At end of install did Not kick out cd prior to/during reboot

login/out user/root, create new user, shut down, boot..looks ok

add: same issue with background "none" as previous.. when finally log out, login as root to delete user but delete user failed

add: can create and delete new users but if none is selected as background that user can not be deleted and desktop not usable

add: after reboot, user can be deleted
« Last Edit: October 18, 2013, 10:19:06 pm by overthere »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2013, 10:12:34 pm »
I modified my above comment to show it was a 64 bit install.  I really like 7.1
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #79 on: October 20, 2013, 10:19:52 pm »
Installed the 64 bit version 49 of 7.1 on my Lenovo N586.  Pretty.  I rebooted to set machine and set time in bios to local. VL7.1 hung up on next reboot.  Forced power-off and it rebooted fine second time. And third time.

Wireless does not work (doesn't see any signals).  Tried wicd and got dbus error.

Suspend, shutdown and reboot work.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #81 on: October 21, 2013, 04:39:50 pm »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #82 on: October 24, 2013, 05:30:25 am »
Hi folks,
I have just attempted to install from 'http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.1/iso/VL-7.1-BB-FINAL.iso' and hit a problem.

On booting from the CD and reaching the boot prompt I get:-
Loading kernel/sata
Could not find ramdrive image: init.lz


Entering 'gui' or 'install' made no difference. Entering 'linux root=/dev/sr0' did get the system to start but I ran into a kernel panic before I could get anywhere useful.

I should add that my drive setup is not a simple one. The mobo (Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DS5] has six SATA slots. These are set in the BIOS to behave as IDE. Of these only the first four are bootable. These slots are being used as follows:-
Slot 0: 1st hard drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Slot 1: 2nd hard drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Slot 2: 3rd hard drive- 1TB Seagate Barracuda
     These first three hard drives are configured as a RAID5 software array using  'md'. This is my working system and so cannot be touched (Debian Wheezy).
Slot 3: Optical drive. LG BlueRay writer
     This is the drive the installation was being attempted from.
Slot 4: 4th hard drive - 1TB Seagate Barracuda
      The fourth hard drive is being used normally and was to be the installation target.
Slot 5: free
There is also an IDE controller which has a DVD writer attached, This is proving unreliable so I do not use it to install from.

There is also a 4-slot memory card reader attached via USB which has been known to cause confusion with drive letter assignments. 'lsusb' reports 'Neodio Techologies ND3050'.

Any tests I might carry out to help diagnosis?
Cheers, Kimdino
« Last Edit: October 24, 2013, 05:45:15 am by Kimdino »

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #83 on: October 24, 2013, 05:49:44 am »
It is very simple.  That ISO you downloaded is not meant for your typical installation.  That is only the barebones (hence 'BB' in the file name) environment upon which we build the standard (STD) iso. 
You should be trying the ISO's with 'STD' in their filename.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #84 on: October 24, 2013, 08:00:55 am »
Isn't it about time for a beta?

If someone wants me to test some part of the new iso, let me know.  The stuff I have tried works fine.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #85 on: October 25, 2013, 09:22:07 pm »
Testing on B0.49 64bit...

Mplayer is missing the alsa audio output...while alsa audio output is available in B0.49 32bit...some one might want to check on it

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hata_ph:$ uname -a
Linux vector.linux.net 3.10.16 #1 SMP Mon Oct 14 18:40:14 EDT 2013 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
vector:/~
hata_ph:$ mplayer -ao help
MPlayer 1.1-4.7.1 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team
Available audio output drivers:
   oss   OSS/ioctl audio output
   mpegpes   DVB audio output
   v4l2   V4L2 MPEG Audio Decoder output
   null   Null audio output
   pcm   RAW PCM/WAVE file writer audio output

vector:/~

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #86 on: October 26, 2013, 09:17:44 am »
hata_ph,

I tried it on the 64-49 on my Lenovo N586 and sound didn't work, but no big deal as sound doesn't work on anything..no sound on youtube. No sound on VLC. No sound on any CD. Everything looks like its playing, loads fine etc but no sound onboard nor through my logitech usb headset.

I tried fooling with alsamixer, changing sound cards etc, but no luck.  I might have a firmware problem.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #87 on: October 26, 2013, 03:59:59 pm »
sledgehammer,

Can you try play something with mplayer with below command

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mplayer -ao oss $anyvideofiles$

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #88 on: October 27, 2013, 08:28:44 am »
no sound but plays fine

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johwhi:$ mplayer -ao oss ColorShiftingSunset-720.mp4
MPlayer 1.1-4.7.1 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team

Playing ColorShiftingSunset-720.mp4.
libavformat version 54.6.101 (internal)
libavformat file format detected.
[lavf] stream 0: audio (aac), -aid 0, -alang eng
[lavf] stream 1: video (h264), -vid 0
VIDEO:  [H264]  1280x720  24bpp  30.000 fps  13907.6 kbps (1697.7 kbyte/s)
Clip info:
 major_brand: mp42
 minor_version: 18743379
 compatible_brands: mp42isom
 creation_time: 2009-09-05 23:13:34
Load subtitles in ./
==========================================================================
Opening video decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg's libavcodec codec family
libavcodec version 54.23.100 (internal)
Selected video codec: [ffh264] vfm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg H.264)
==========================================================================
==========================================================================
Opening audio decoder: [ffmpeg] FFmpeg/libavcodec audio decoders
AUDIO: 48000 Hz, 2 ch, s16le, 3.7 kbit/0.24% (ratio: 468->192000)
Selected audio codec: [ffaac] afm: ffmpeg (FFmpeg AAC (MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Audio))
==========================================================================
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
Failed to initialize audio driver 'oss'
Could not open/initialize audio device -> no sound.
Audio: no sound
Starting playback...
Unsupported PixelFormat 61
Unsupported PixelFormat 53
Unsupported PixelFormat 81
Movie-Aspect is 1.78:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.
VO: [xv] 1280x720 => 1280x720 Planar YV12
V:  62.8   0/  0 31%  3%  0.0% 0 0


Exiting... (End of file)
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #89 on: October 27, 2013, 03:29:48 pm »
sledgehammer,

show us the output of lsmod, lspci and mplayer -ao help