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What would be the killer punch for VL 6 ?

Graphical Installer & VASM
- 19 (16.5%)
Super fancy desktop (with Beryl, 3D driver, ...)
- 15 (13%)
Great slapt-get based repository
- 45 (39.1%)
Fast multimedia system (real-time kernel, jackd, ...)
- 23 (20%)
Support thin client SOHO system (linutop, ...)
- 7 (6.1%)
Other ....
- 6 (5.2%)

Total Members Voted: 66


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lagagnon

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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #90 on: November 20, 2007, 04:23:58 pm »

... Poor repository.
Check out our "New Package Requests" forum. If there is something you specifically would like that is not in our repository, or for which you could not find an appropriate Slack package at http://www.slackware.com or at http://www.linuxpackages.net then someone here on the forum might find the time to do it for you.

Also check out vlpackager. Makes it much easier to create your own VL package and then even share it with the rest of us!
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Witek Mozga

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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #91 on: November 21, 2007, 12:57:07 am »

... Poor repository.
Check out our "New Package Requests" forum. If there is something you specifically would like that is not in our repository, or for which you could not find an appropriate Slack package at http://www.slackware.com or at http://www.linuxpackages.net

That`s just what I do. I used Slackware for 4 years on desktop, then I found Vector and switched to it as I found it superior for desktop usage. I`d call it: Slackware for human beings  ;) I know how to compile and this is usualy my first approach but sometimes time is limiting and big fat repo would be helpful.

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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #92 on: November 21, 2007, 01:11:32 am »

About Skype: legally we can't distribute it. The Skype license forbids distributing the software via servers not affiliated with Skype in some way. Yeah, what a bummer, but its proprietary software, so meh....

I don`t understand this proprietary stuff sometimes. Ubuntu and Fedora do not include codecs and video drivers due to proprietary issues but Vector does. Skype forbids distributing via servers not affiliated but linuxpackages.net distributes it, confusing...  ???

About Vasm: please try VasmCC in

I ment that vasm is buggy as I found I can configure wireless interface only once with it. Then when I want to change some settings it ignores my attempts. I had to manualy change /etc/wireles files. I wrote here somewhere about my problems that I cannot configure wireless net via root account and I assumed that file permissions was in due, but I`m not sure what is exactly wrong.

lagagnon

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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2007, 09:02:40 am »

... and big fat repo would be helpful.
Do you have the "extras" repository enabled in gslapt?
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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2007, 09:30:26 am »


PS: is your username your amateur radio callsign?, cuz it looks like one to me. I'm VE7EA by the way, if that matters.  ;) 73's

Amateur radio callsign? ???

Witek Mozga

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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2007, 12:32:45 pm »

Do you have the "extras" repository enabled in gslapt?

Yes, I checked 'extra' and 'testing' for SOHO 5.8

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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #96 on: November 23, 2007, 08:23:53 am »

I understand what was said about not installing certain packages, but it would be nicer for me to download a smaller iso and install any extra packages later.

If I install the latest rc - VL5.9RC1.7 - would I be able to upgrade it the final version using gslapt or slapt-get?

Thanks.

john
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Re: The "Punch" for VL-6
« Reply #97 on: November 23, 2007, 10:10:15 am »

I understand what was said about not installing certain packages, but it would be nicer for me to download a smaller iso and install any extra packages later.

If I install the latest rc - VL5.9RC1.7 - would I be able to upgrade it the final version using gslapt or slapt-get?

Thanks.

john

Theoretically yes.
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