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Author Topic: upgrade to 5.9  (Read 1797 times)

boilertech

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upgrade to 5.9
« on: November 18, 2007, 05:10:26 pm »

I just downloaded and installed 5.8 SOHO (didn't know what soho was LOL). Anyways, Is there a way to upgrade to 5.9 from 5.8?
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lagagnon

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 05:23:47 pm »

Other than reinstalling, no. If you want a stable distro stick with 5.8SOHO until such time as 5.9 goes final. It is still just a release candidate, and is the Standard version of VL (uses xfce, not KDE, and is slimmer). 5.9SOHO won't be ready for probably many months.
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gafran

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 02:50:43 pm »

I am trying VL 5.9 rc1 right now.It's excellent.Just a problem:i can't get rid of us keyboard map in any way.
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toothandnail

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 04:38:39 pm »

I am trying VL 5.9 rc1 right now.It's excellent.Just a problem:i can't get rid of us keyboard map in any way.

If you mean in X, then you need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (as root). Look for this section:

Code: [Select]
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option  "XkbLayout"  "gb"    ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
Option  "XkbModel"  "pc102"    ## KEYBOARD_MODEL!
Option  "Xkbvariant"  ""    ## KEYBOARD_VARIANT!
EndSection

and change "XkbLayout" to suit your requirements.

I had the same problem with RC1, but its been fixed in the later RCs..

paul.
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gafran

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2007, 01:51:39 am »

Thank you,toothandnail.In my /etc/x11 there are xorg.conf-fbdev and xorg.conf.-in. Should i edit both of them?There's also xorg.conf-vesa but it's blank.Another question:where did you get VL 5.9 rc2?The latest version on Distrowatch is rc1.
P.S.:I have changed both files like this but no way:
Code: [Select]
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option  "XkbLayout"  "it"    ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
Option  "XkbModel"  "pc105"    ## KEYBOARD_MODEL!
Option  "Xkbvariant"  ""    ## KEYBOARD_VARIANT!
EndSection
Where am i mistaking?
« Last Edit: November 20, 2007, 02:21:59 am by gafran »
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toothandnail

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 03:16:00 am »

Thank you,toothandnail.In my /etc/x11 there are xorg.conf-fbdev and xorg.conf.-in. Should i edit both of them?There's also xorg.conf-vesa but it's blank.

That sounds as though there has been a problem during the install. There should be a file simply called xorg.conf.  Its also strange that xorg.conf-vesa is blank - that is usually a safe fall-back option when the video card is not correctly identified. What video card does your machine have?

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Another question:where did you get VL 5.9 rc2?The latest version on Distrowatch is rc1.

 ;D Have a look in the forum. For instance, check this out:

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=4785.msg31524#msg31524

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P.S.:I have changed both files like this but no way:
Code: [Select]
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier  "Keyboard0"
Driver      "kbd"
Option  "XkbLayout"  "it"    ## KEYBOARD_MAP!
Option  "XkbModel"  "pc105"    ## KEYBOARD_MODEL!
Option  "Xkbvariant"  ""    ## KEYBOARD_VARIANT!
EndSection
Where am i mistaking?

I'm afraid that wouldn't help - you really need a correct /etc/X11/xorg.conf. That is the only file that X will read during startup for settings.

paul.
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rbistolfi

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2007, 04:58:09 am »

Hi, gafran, I suspect the installer never reached the X auto configuration, and the xorg file was not generated, is that possible? You can run it again from VASM, or open a console and as root, run vxconf. If we have no luck with that, I just could send you the xorg-vesa and you can start from there. That is if everything else works properly and the installer completed the main part of the install.
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gafran

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Re: upgrade to 5.9
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2007, 08:09:59 am »

All fixed with "vxconf".May i delete xorg.conf-fb dev and xorg.conf.in now?xorg.conf-vesa is still blank but my video drivers are ATI-radeon.Thank you all so much :)
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