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Author Topic: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.  (Read 524 times)

nightflier

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VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« on: July 26, 2015, 11:10:04 am »

Tell us about your experiences with Light. Please specify 32 or 64-bit, and whether you chose to install IceWM or not.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2015, 11:13:44 am by nightflier »
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Re: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2015, 11:20:11 am »

Installed the 32 bit VLL-7.1 to a toshiba satellite a-100

Very nice
simple install, easy connect, basic customizations are easy although unnessessary
here is a screen shot changing wallpaper, theme and adding an app to panel

https://www.dropbox.com/s/znxq1pm49khn8sc/VectorLight7.1.png?dl=0

also added a couple apps via gslapt after update, no problem

turn off tapping answered here, thanks roarde
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Turn synaptics tap-to-click off:

cp /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/

Add:
         Option "MaxTapTime" "0"

to the copy under /etc. Restart X -- I think just logout/login will do.
Or you can issue 'synclient MaxTapTime=0' and leave the automatic part for the next reboot.

Very nice so far

Thanks nightflier, and the rest of the crew..nice work

cheers
« Last Edit: July 27, 2015, 11:27:02 am by overthere »
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Re: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2015, 01:13:57 pm »

I've tried 3 times to burn a CD of the 32 bit image - first on Win7 laptop and twice on Dell VL7.1 system.  On the latter two, as it was computing the checksum after burning the image, it was counting up!  Twice, I tried booting the CD on the laptop but it never erased the HP logo.  Md5sum of the Dell iso matches that given in the announcement.  (I don't know how to generate it in Win7.)
Any suggestions?
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Re: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 06:07:50 pm »

If your computer will boot from a USB drive, you can use a Linux machine to write the ISO to a flash device:
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dd if=(name_of_iso_file) of=/dev/sdX.. where /dev/sdX points to your flash drive, as in /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc etc.. make sure you get that last letter right, it will erase everything on the drive, no warnings, no questions. You need to use the root account, use command "fdisk -l" to identify the drive.
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Re: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2015, 08:19:59 am »

Thanks retired1af.

Unfortunately, I do not want to install Linux to the destination PC, yet.  I need to be able to boot it to transfer several files and a lot of pictures.  Then I'll instal 7.1. 

The destination currently has XP that will not boot.  It only has USB slots, wireless and Ethernet.
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Re: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 12:40:06 pm »

grab a live distro, install it to usb stick, boot it, mount your windows partitions and transfer away. for live distros i prefer kali or slax but there are many others. this will allow you to get your files off the xp machine so you can go ahead and install VL 7.1 afterwards
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Re: VL7.1 Light feedback and suggestions.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 10:51:39 am »

Thanks, Wigums.  Slax worked.  Real easy to install.  It took me a while to get used to kde.  I couldn't get it to connect to my other PCs but was able to use the thumb drive to make the transfers.
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