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Author Topic: X11 installation won't complete  (Read 1571 times)
nizami
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« on: November 25, 2007, 06:19:00 pm »

Trying to install VL 5.8 standard on a PII system with 4GB HD (3.5 GB root; 500 MB swap) and 96 MB RAM. Followed instructions on the Installation Guide but installation freezes up at 31% mark during X11 installation everytime. Why is this? How can I install the GUI later?

Thanks for your help.
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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 07:11:18 pm »

Did you check the download with against
the MD5 sum?

Sounds like possibly a bad burn.

Bigpaws
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nizami
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 07:41:13 am »

Hi - checked the md5sum with winmd5sum.exe program and they matched. I managed to install the VL without the X11, but now the question is how to install X11? Do I need to burn a new image for the X11 installer? Is there another/better GUI to install? Really haven't worked with Linux before (just Unix when Lynx was THE way to get to the internet) so the help is appreciated. Thanks.
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 07:48:17 am »

Just out of curiosity, how much space do you have left on the drive?
Code:
df -h

If you enough space, you can install X11 from slapt-get with a couple of tricks
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nizami
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007, 01:32:43 pm »

I have 3 GB left on my HD. What would be the best way to install X11?
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M0E-lnx
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007, 02:24:31 pm »

If you've got a live network connection in VL, you can install X via the package manager (slapt-get)

first, open your /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc file as root
Code:
mcedit /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc
You'll see lines like
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SOURCE=ftp://ftp-osl.osuosl.org/pub/vectorlinux/veclinux-5.8/packages
Make sure you have a line that ends with packages, another one for "extra", another one for "testing" and another one for "patches"

Save the file (press F2) and Exit
execute this command
Code:
slapt-get --update
after that completes with no errors, you can execute this
Code:
slapt-get --install x11-6.9.0 x11-devel-6.9.0 x11-fonts-cyrillic-6.90 x11-fonts-scale-6.9.0 x11-fonts-misc-6.9.0
That should get you an X install.. After that, you should be able to run x and get at least an xterm

You'll need a window manager, you can install xfce the same way you installed X
use
Code:
slapt-get --search <name_of_package>
to search for a particular package

HTH
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