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Author Topic: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!  (Read 29282 times)

M0E-lnx

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VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« on: October 06, 2015, 08:35:59 am »

We have started work on the 7.2 development series.  The first alpha build is ready for installation and testing.  Please download and test.

About this build.

  • ALPHA BUILD 0 (expect lots of things to be broken)
  • The package definitions on the ISO generator have been cleaned up to get rid of old outdated clutter on the image.  This may contribute to the lots of things being broken, but will result in a sharp, clean, and bloat-free installation.
  • Has the kernel 4.1 series (4.1.10 included in this build)
  • DOES NOT include lilo.  The installer will still offer it, for now, but installation WILL FAIL if you select it.


How to test.

  • Download and install the image you wish to test
  • Try out the different apps included in the default installation
  • Report any issues you run into.  We would appreciate all the information you can give us on your report.  If the app fails to launch from the menu, open a terminal and run it from there.  Post any error message you get.
  • If the output indicates an unmet dependency to make the application work, let us know which dependency we missed so it can be addressed.

We are looking for as wide a range of testers as possible.  All kinds of hardware setups.

Targeted test areas

We are especially interested in testing results on the following areas.
  • Audio / Video output
  • Printing
  • General hardware compatibility

Here are the links to the ISO images.

32-bit image
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.iso.md5sum.txt


64-bit image
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.iso.md5sum.txt


You may post COMMENTS ONLY here, but actual bug reports we want them at the bitbucket bug tracker.

BUG REPORTS GO HERE https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues


« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 05:48:42 am by retired1af »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 04:51:29 pm »

Put 4 issues on the BugTraker.

Regret that Samba was not included in the package.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2015, 06:00:21 am »

This is alpha.   It is far from the finished product.   Keep testing future builds to follow progress on your bug reports and thanks for testing

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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 03:17:34 am »

Notice to testers, there are three ways of installing this release:
- Burning ISO to optical disc and booting it from the optical drive
- Writing ISO to USB drive using the "dd" command
- Installing from ISO in a virtual machine

It will not work with Unetbootin.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 08:57:56 am »

@nightflier--- Should be upper case bold red.

It will not work with Unetbootin.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 10:21:20 am »

we do not support the use of unetbootin.  on linux use dd

https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vinstall/wiki/creating%20a%20vector%20linux%20bootable%20usb%20stick



this is a fairly simple task. however care must be taken or you can very easily destroy all the data on your hard drive.

here is the step by step process

1) download a vector linux .iso

2) open a terminal and cd to the directory where the iso is located

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cd /home/directory/of/iso
3) insert your usb stick (1 gigabyte or larger) and find its assignment

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fdisk -l
4) create the actual bootable usb stick

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dd if=/directory/to/iso/nameofvector.iso of=/directory/of/usb
for example

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dd if=/home/wigums/VL64-7.1-STD-B0.50.iso of=/dev/sdb
and thats it. once dd has run its course (which will take a couple minutes) you now have a bootable usb stick
« Last Edit: October 12, 2015, 10:23:47 am by wigums »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2015, 10:37:18 am »

Thank you all for testing and for reporting bugs.  I can't tell you guys how much the bug reporting helps.  As a result, here is Alpha build 0.1.1 which aims to fix a few of the bugs reported until now.

The ISO files and checksums can be found at the usual places.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.1.1.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.1.1.iso.md5sum.txt
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.1.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.1.1.iso.md5sum.txt


Deltas are also available at the same location.

Make sure you check https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues?status=new&status=open for a list of known bugs and file one for anything you find wrong that is not already filed there.

Thanks to you guys reporting bugs here is what we have been able to resolve so far.
https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues?&status=resolved

Have fun and test.

Thanks

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Sorry guys, these things are getting built faster than I can type.  A0.2 is now available at the same place.

http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.2.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.2.iso.md5sum.txt
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.2.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.2.iso.md5sum.txt


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« Last Edit: November 15, 2015, 05:49:34 am by retired1af »
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2015, 08:36:29 am »

A couple successful tests on A0.2, real hardware:

Printing: It detected a network printer, and printed to it. I didn't have to do anything but select the printer. Don't know what mechanism it used, no printers are configured in CUPS.

Burned a CD, and a DVD, with Brasero.
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2015, 09:38:27 am »

Nice.  Thanks for the progress reports

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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 12:09:55 pm »

It is unusual for me but I have been having problems with the screen on this version - it would tear (become garbage).  If I caught it early enough, I could log out and back in for some relief.  On one occasion, as I blindly finished typing, It got so bad that I had to power off as I couldn't tell if the computer was responding to my key strokes.  This was as a user.  I had these difficulties as root though not as bad.
(I did make a bug report on this)
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 04:46:45 am »

It is unusual for me but I have been having problems with the screen on this version - it would tear (become garbage).  If I caught it early enough, I could log out and back in for some relief.  On one occasion, as I blindly finished typing, It got so bad that I had to power off as I couldn't tell if the computer was responding to my key strokes.  This was as a user.  I had these difficulties as root though not as bad.
(I did make a bug report on this)

I think this is an issue with intel video hardware.  Make sure you check your bug report frequently and provide more information if requested there

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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2015, 08:51:25 am »

Build A0.2.1 is now available.

Check the bug tracker for a list of known issues.

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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 07:31:36 am »

Update:
A0.3 is now available.  Please test and report back.  Most of the bugs that were filed at the bug tracker have been resolved.  Keep checking https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues for the list of current known issues.

This is our best build yet.  This release features the LTS 4.1 version of the linux kernel.  Build A0.3 has 4.1.13.
A lot of work has been done to ship a functional and good looking default desktop that works out of the box.

Thanks everyone for testing.  Keep the reports coming.

[EDIT]
Almost forgot the links

32-bit:
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.3.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-A0.3.iso.md5sum.txt

64-bit:
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.3.iso
http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-A0.3.iso.md5sum.txt
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Re: VectorLinux 7.2 Alpha Build - TESTERS NEEDED!
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 11:05:57 pm »

Going to give it a try :)
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