Author Topic: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.  (Read 20763 times)

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the dress rehearsal!  ;D  RC3 has a few little polishing touches, including a new kernel version, and a transition to the stable repositories. Assuming no new issues pop up, it will become "FINAL" in the very near future.

Get your ISO here:

32-bit: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-RC3.iso
md5sum: 8b57c3c559a9d766968209c4808d043b

Bug fix 32-bit iso: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL-7.2-STD-RC3.1.iso
md5sum: fe8aba3efb3f70b952a1b3e22c21a65e

64-bit: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-RC3.iso
md5sum: 9c7ebd2e63f4778543f38d74fb0de84b

Bug fix 64-bit iso: http://vlcore.vectorlinux.com/pkg/untested/veclinux-7.2/iso/VL64-7.2-STD-RC3.1.iso
md5sum: 12701d50f7e8b7be5f9e6b29912925a1


As before, leave any comments below, or in the bug tracker: https://bitbucket.org/VLCore/vl72/issues

« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 12:29:50 pm by nightflier »

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 02:29:18 pm »
Some issues which have come up during testing, that will remain the way they are:

- Transferring ISO to USB stick with unetbootin will not work. Just use dd or cp to write a USB stick.

- The ISO is not UEFI compatible. You will need "legacy" boot enabled in BIOS.

- Installing using USB 3 (blue ports) will not work. Only use USB 2 (black ports).

- The ISO is not "Live". It is used to install the distro to your hard disk.

- Automatic install will wipe your hard drive clean. If you want to preserve any data, use Advanced install.

« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 12:31:09 pm by nightflier »

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2017, 06:44:43 pm »
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2017, 11:07:30 pm »
there is still the root folder on the upper panel
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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2017, 05:15:15 pm »
Thanks overthere, a fix is in the pipeline, as well as for the USB3 issue.

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 12:32:03 pm »
Alright guys, we heard you, and fixed those issues. See original post for new ISO links.

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 02:00:01 pm »
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
As I noted in the rc2 topic, I have not had mouse or keyboard once installed since B2 which I'm still using.  The USB ports are black. it is an older Compaq Presario that was loaded with xp when I got it, and that is gone now.
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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 02:01:55 pm »
It should be noted that if your keyboard uses USB3 ports, VL will not install. The ISO will boot to command prompt and at that point, refuse to accept input from any USB3 connected input device.
As I noted in the rc2 topic, I have not had mouse or keyboard once installed since B2 which I'm still using.  The USB ports are black. it is an older Compaq Presario that was loaded with xp when I got it, and that is gone now.
Are your usb devices working now?

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2017, 07:25:35 pm »
Just downloaded rc3,used dd command writing to USB disk,
Reboot,
Still can't boot, just hang there with cursor flashing,no texting prompt at all..
How to fix?
Still can't install rc3 64 bit yet

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2017, 10:16:27 pm »
now without using memory card on 4G modem usb, write iso to  flash usb, got installed vl72rc31 finally.

now enter desktop  normally, but couldn't open any gui application  under users,

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# firefox
No protocol specified
No protocol specified
Error: cannot open display: 0,0
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once log onto root, destop, all gui application can run normally.


how to fix ? pls  inform commands!

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2017, 05:14:47 am »
vincent2, if I understand correctly, you had to remove the memory card from a connected USB modem in order for VL to complete install. Then afterwards, I assume you re-inserted the card, and it acts as a thumb drive in addition to being a modem.

Your setup is somewhat unique, none of our devs have what is needed to duplicate your situation. However,  the issue you are describing is reminiscent of a problem we encountered earlier which involved NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. Are you using NetworkManager to set up your Internet access?




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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 06:25:45 am »
vincent2, if I understand correctly, you had to remove the memory card from a connected USB modem in order for VL to complete install. Then afterwards, I assume you re-inserted the card, and it acts as a thumb drive in addition to being a modem.

Your setup is somewhat unique, none of our devs have what is needed to duplicate your situation. However,  the issue you are describing is reminiscent of a problem we encountered earlier which involved NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. Are you using NetworkManager to set up your Internet access?

 is that  problem   of NetworkManager and a particular combination of wireless/wired connectivity. associated with  host name config and xhost+?



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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2017, 06:37:07 am »
Yes, that is what comes to mind.

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 11:40:37 am »
Installed STD 32 RC 3.1 to my Toshiba satellite A100 via dvdrw

Unable to play video in smplayer ie avi or mp4 but do get sound

if by design what would I need to add and is that available in the repository?
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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 11:50:50 am »
VLC is in repo and may work better.