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Author Topic: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)  (Read 44326 times)

nightflier

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #135 on: November 16, 2013, 10:39:32 am »

@sledgehammer:

On my B0.51 32-bit, I had to install avahi before cups would start, you may want to check that.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #136 on: November 16, 2013, 11:17:07 pm »

Nightflier,

Thanks for the suggestion.  Sadly, avahi was already loaded.  I suspect it comes stock with 7.1 as I don't think I loaded it special.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #137 on: November 17, 2013, 04:53:23 am »

Do you get any error messages if you, as root, run "/etc/rc.d/init.d/cups start" ?
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #138 on: November 17, 2013, 06:47:24 am »

B0.51 32-bit, installed without XFCE4:

Replaced network-manager with wicd. Looks like our package is affected by this bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/wicd/+bug/993912

I applied the suggested hack to get it working:
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/user/share/wicd/daemon/wicd-daemon.py:1067
change:
prop = misc.sanitize_config(prop)
to:
prop = misc.sanitize_config(str(prop))
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #139 on: November 17, 2013, 02:26:09 pm »

Nightflier,

Srvset in vasm legacy shows cups running in user level 4

running cupsweb brings up a "cups is not running, launch it shall we?"

Saying "no" goes back to menu.

Saying "yes" brings up (Paraphrasing) "Sorry, cannot launch cups.  Check your installation"

Running your suggestion as root produces the following:

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vector://home/nicole
root:# /etc/rc.d/init.d/cups start
cups: started scheduler.                                   [  OK  ]
vector://home/nicole



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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #140 on: November 17, 2013, 05:35:36 pm »

B0.51 32-bit, installed without XFCE4:

Replaced network-manager with wicd. Looks like our package is affected by this bug:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/wicd/+bug/993912

I applied the suggested hack to get it working:
Code: [Select]
/user/share/wicd/daemon/wicd-daemon.py:1067
change:
prop = misc.sanitize_config(prop)
to:
prop = misc.sanitize_config(str(prop))


Rebuild wicd with the patch...pls try it at the untested repo...
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #141 on: November 17, 2013, 05:48:01 pm »

cups: started scheduler.                                   [  OK  ]

In that case, you should be able to open your browser and go to http://localhost:631/ for cups administration. Of course, it should run automatically on start, but that would be the next thing to look into.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #142 on: November 17, 2013, 06:03:08 pm »

Rebuild wicd with the patch...pls try it at the untested repo...

Uninstalled old pkg, manually removed all leftover files, installed your new pkg from untested. Works well so far.  :)  Will test it further on other machines. Thanks!
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #143 on: November 18, 2013, 07:28:14 pm »

Thanks Nightflier.

It (http://localhost:631) worked, sort of.  I could install printers.  However, they did not install properly.  Our hp laserjet 6mp installed as a different hp printer. Print test page produced garbage.  And the big xerox copier (accessed via wireless), using the ppm which worked with 7.0, would just print an error code.   

I think I jumped the gun here a bit so I am going to let her try something else for a while.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #144 on: November 20, 2013, 12:27:02 am »

I've installed  beta 0.51 (32-bit) and although it's working well I was slightly disappointed to see that VL-Quickpicks wasn't in it. Has it been taken out of Vector for good now, or is it just a temporary change?
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #145 on: November 22, 2013, 02:55:58 pm »

BO50 32bit

fluxbox, thunar has no icons

added the following to .gtkrc-2.0 mine:

 gtk-icon-theme-name="Faenza-Cupertino"

edit: this of course only works for the user account
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #146 on: November 25, 2013, 10:36:49 pm »

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It (http://localhost:631) worked, sort of. 

For what its worth, switching to 7.0 did not solve the problem with the HP printers. In fact it may have made things worse as nothing happens when printing from libreoffice writer....Test page from Cups (localhost:631) prints fine but it blows up when trying to access Cups through vasm.  However it (switching to 7.0) did solve the problem with wireless printing to the big Xerox copier. I supply my own ppd for that new very fast xerox printer as it does not show on the cups HP menu. 

I have a linux expert coming in the office tomorrow to see what he can do about the HP laserjets and will report if anything interesting comes of it.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #147 on: November 26, 2013, 10:22:29 am »

Well, the expert has come and gone and the HP printer works just fine on 7.0.  What did he do?  He tells me he downgraded cups to the next to the last version, and deleted cups development, all in gslapt. 

John
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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #148 on: November 26, 2013, 10:45:35 am »

I wouldn't think 7.0 has the latest cups available.
Also, what about hplip?

Sorry i'm late to this party, but this thread was hiding for me. 

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Re: VectorLinux 7.1 official beta (almost)
« Reply #149 on: November 26, 2013, 11:07:15 am »

I don't see an "hplip" on VL 7.0, except in vasm/cups (add new printers) and I don't know what to put in the blanks after going past the first screen.
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