Ok vector is my new project
I installed Vector again with the intent of solveing some past issues.
The reason I downloaded VL in the first place is that I understand it to be a Canadian distro and the only one. is this true?
I also like fluxbox and most of the included programs.
but like the vl-hot and mounter for xfce..Hmmm
For future referance-specs
p3 600mhz, 512 pc100, agp rage128, crystal 4281 pci, fm8818 33.6 w/rockwell
primary master ide-hd-hda1+hda2 swap 600meg. second master samsung cdr-rw
the first issue was slave drives..I just removed them.
solved? for now
after install open the screensaver and choose only one, as many caused issue,..atunnel is nice but mouse pointer looks like thumbnail of matrix saver, white with black scrolling down..I changed all available vid drivers and several cards and changed mice but nothing..I killed the deamon and closed.why is the mouse visable in the first place when saver is running
kinda solved? for now
the left handed bill style start button...since I can not flip the tray over to right handed and although I can turn off icons and auto hide tray and use right click menu...login fluxbox.
wmdrawer is available so installed top center.auto hide and automate. perfect
no volume control..add drawer button to open terminal and run alsa with a voice reminder to use arrow keys to select...a slit mixer would be better if one exists
solved? for now
mounting drives must be done in the terninal and although vlhot auto mounts the thumb I have to open the file manager and find mnt/vlhot open several folders to get there..and umount via terminal ie:"/lib/udev/vl-hot_umount sda" seemed to work but umount /dev/sda did not..I did attempt a unmount button but it did not work a slit mounter or a mount umount via the file manage right click would be nice if possible and vlhot for flux like xfce
kinda solved? for now
dsl had a mounter and mixer in the default slit but have switched to jwm and dispenced with it in flux. the mixer was excellent with mute, volume and button to open mixer gui program. the mounter was not perfect but might be modifiable it had a mount umount via file manager
chestnut dialer must be root..added a drawer button to root chestnut vsuper..when clicked-opens root password dialog, opens chestnut,-click account,-enter isp password, and it dials. Then click browser button and surf. I attempted to make one button that opened the browser and then rooted dialer but the dialer always opened first and was covered by the browser...one may click it back on top via the tray and save a button but it always gives the impression of not working correctly.
If it is the only way I can live with it ...
at least it dials the account from user. solved?
I placed a folder of icons in the share icons dir. to customize drawer buttons..and each plays a sound, ie: thunar root plays "caution, root autorization" while opening the password dialog.
I placed the "hourly chime-tell the time" script in cron hourly and the sounds folder in usr/share and adjusted the script to account for player and locations. and made executable but it did not run, it will play when executed manually,,Hmm crontab could not be found..
The default wallpaper although nice I wanted to change. I found other in usr/share/wallpapers but was unable to get one to stick. I changed the flux start and last wallpaper to the colorado-farm but when flux starts it pops the paper on until the tray loads and reverts to default. I worked at it with no success. a fluxbox menu item for wallpaper would be better. click and stick.
downloaded and installed the dictionary and downloaded and installed a dictionary file via the site instruction. and it worked...very nice
added audacity..currently not working.
added acidrip..currently not working...perl issue?
no scale drawing program found?
no xmms alarm plugin or alarm clock?
xfburn has an issue but k3b will be better anyway when solved
xripper worked great. just reinstalled.
added change directory to Dbutton so xpdf opens to a folder of books for simplicity. click and read.
all weekend no sleep but looking better. this is a project now. when all the buttons work I can use it. by then it will naturally be totally obsolete. speaking of obsolete I still have not found another flux that will dial a connection.
this post likely does nothing to inspire support. It was suggested I post one thing at a time.and will. It seems to take years to get up and running that way. it took me a year and a half to finally get dsl setup and running only to realize that all the programs needed updates and dsl has completely changed. when do I get to actually learn the programs and then just use the machine for making daily tasks easier. lol, LOL..
but will do the single post thing and wait a few days to ensure all is considered and tested and thanks..