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Author Topic: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.  (Read 4834 times)

overthere

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 12:12:23 pm »

Thank You
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StrayBit

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 01:14:27 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?
They work on B2 but nothing later.  I've been installing the later releases to a separate directory.  The last one I installed was RC3.  I have downloaded RC3.1 and will install as soon as possible.
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vincent2

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2017, 03:24:50 pm »

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+?

The problems lied on old buggy Asus
P5p41te-le  mother board, although updated bios to the latest already,still it can't Boot with memory cards in USB modem and USB car reader at all...the same memory cards with card reader can boot normally with Dell computers and biostar mb based PC s.
So Asus not that reliable, their technical teams have gone deaf at Taiwan, besides lying.
Vector users now should be careful with Asus line of products
In the end, I reformatted a USB flash pendrive and wrote rc31iso, at bios setting,lowered down overclocked intel e5700 a bit,220x16=3.52G,speed,installed rc31 on p5p41te-le mb system
Also installed nvidia driver latest.
Now run rc31 nicely...



« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 05:22:29 pm by vincent2 »
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vincent2

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2017, 03:35:32 pm »

Like to hear the story from Asus user on installling vector,running vector...
A Taiwanese Brand now relegated as cheap mindless sweatshop products..
End user consumers be been fooled too Long, giving Asus too much  cash
Without services
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retired1af

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 05:09:24 pm »

Please. Enough with the corporate ranting about things you have no clue about.

ASUS products are just fine thankyouverymuch, and any issues installing to an ASUS product should be viewed as a PEBKAC issue rather than a corporate one.
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vincent2

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2017, 12:28:43 am »

what does it imply ?

 appeared in dmesg  output  when running  vl72rc31, 64 bit


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xfce4-power-man[3909]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f32ee1e2ea7 sp 00007ffd6a1a4fb8 error 4 in libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.29[7f32ee0d5000+37e000]
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overthere

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2017, 11:48:18 am »

When adding the orage panel clock to panel, one cannot set the background color

when you right click and select properties the option to check foreground and change color works but checking background and selecting a color has no effect.
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StrayBit

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2017, 12:43:02 pm »

I don't understand it!  I've installed STD RC3.1 but I have no keyboard or mouse when I reboot, either in GUI or text mode.  Everyone else seems to not have this difficulty.
I'm still using B2 to post this.  This is a Compaq Presario with USB keyboard and mouse with black connectors.
Is there something in that directory that could help solve this issue?
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nightflier

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 01:17:40 pm »

I feel pretty stumped myself.  :(

The one thing that comes to mind is that your setup may not load the initrd, and/or the needed modules do not get loaded for your input devices.

Brainstorming:

I think that booting from the DVD and pointing it to your root partition will not load the initrd.

Last time I used lilo, the configurator would copy the kernel of a newly added install to a directory in /boot on the partition where lilo was installed, then use it instead of the file in 'boot' on the installed system. If this sequence is not correct, you could end up with no initrd, or possibly an initrd not correct for the root partition.

I don't know your disk layout, or your risk tolerance regarding your system, so I hesitate to suggest any changes to your boot loader configuration.
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StrayBit

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2017, 03:11:37 pm »

Thanks, nightflier.
B2 is on sda1 with home on sdb6.  RC3.2 is on sdb1.
That makes sense.  I'll try coping intrd to sda1/boot/whatever and setting up lilo to use it.  I won't use lilo in rc3 as I don't want to lose b2 - again.
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nightflier

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #25 on: July 16, 2017, 03:40:03 pm »

With two hard drives as you describe, it would be safe to install grub to /dev/sdb. Then you could try changing BIOS boot order to start with sdb first. If no joy, just switch back to sda and you're back to where you started.
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StrayBit

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2017, 04:43:22 pm »

Thanks again, nightflier.
RC3.1 doesn't have an initrd - at least in boot.  And, since I seem to be unable unlock the kernel in gslapt to make one, I'll try that.

Edit:  Opps!  That means I have to reinstall RC3.1 - but that is doable.
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StrayBit

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2017, 07:06:21 am »

As usual, lilo hung at 100% - left it overnight!
Trying grub...

Edit:  Unfortunately, this Presario does not listen to its BIOS boot order that well.  Even though it is supposed to boot from secondary master, it still boots from primary.  Will see if I can find a Smart Boot floppy...
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 07:55:49 am by StrayBit »
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nightflier

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2017, 08:27:22 am »

.. so it sounds like the install, including grub, finished? 
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StrayBit

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Re: Vectorlinux 7.2 RC3 is released. One more push before final.
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2017, 07:49:13 am »

Yes, Grub finished, but Lilo would not.  And I couldn't get any of the boot managers to work to be able to boot from sdb1.
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