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Author Topic: VL 5.9 Light B5 Released.  (Read 26792 times)
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« Reply #45 on: May 16, 2008, 04:22:47 am »

There is a GUI for windows networking: vlsmbmnt.

For DoxBox, you need to contact Sun Microsystems.  Wink  If you are looking for dosbox, search for it in gslapt after you hit the update button.
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« Reply #46 on: May 19, 2008, 03:26:29 pm »

What a brilliant little version of Vector this is ... I've gone from SOHO, to Standard, to Light, and somehow, I don't think I'm going back.
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« Reply #47 on: May 20, 2008, 09:15:51 pm »

I posted in the bug thread already, but I also wanted to suggest a couple of things that aren't bugs.  Here are some wish list items for consideration:

1.  It would be fantastic if VL-Hot would work with one or more of the desktops/window managers.  My choice would be LXDE which I really think should be the default now.  It's nice.

2.  A lighter music player than xmms.  xfmedia is it in VL-5.9 Standard but I'd like it to be something not tied to Xfce.

3.  Leafpad -- a really simple editor.

Just my .02...
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« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2008, 04:12:29 am »

1.  It would be fantastic if VL-Hot would work with one or more of the desktops/window managers.

VL-Hot should work in conjunction with pcmanfm, which manages the desktop icons.
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« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2008, 10:29:26 am »

One more item for the bug thread then....  If I plug in a USB device (i.e.: a USB stick/pen dirve) I get nothing.  If it's installed at boot I also get nothing (i.e.: my USB CD/DVD burner).  If I mount them at the command line with the expected devices (i.e.: /dev/sr0 for the burner) they work fine.
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« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2008, 10:37:42 am »

1.  It would be fantastic if VL-Hot would work with one or more of the desktops/window managers.

VL-Hot should work in conjunction with pcmanfm, which manages the desktop icons.

VL/Hot creates standard .desktop specs files in the $HOME/Desktop dir. Any wm/filemanager which conform to this standard should handle them. Specifically supporting any other spec particular to a certain wm/filemanager  could be a problem. That said, pcmanfm was created as a sort of substitute to the xfce filemanager, AFAIK, so I would presume it suports this. I have not been able to download any of the "Lights" however.
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« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2008, 10:46:37 am »


  My choice would be LXDE which I really think should be the default now.  It's nice.



Mine favorite also.  like you said it's nice.
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« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2008, 12:03:01 pm »

VL/Hot creates standard .desktop specs files in the $HOME/Desktop dir. Any wm/filemanager which conform to this standard should handle them.

Hi Joe, nice to see you back.   Grin

I just verified that VL-Hot works on my machine when using Light. I plug in a Linux formatted USB drive and two icons pop up on the desktop, one to explore the drive, and another to unmount it. This works under JWM and LXDE.

I know I have had issues in the past with NTFS partitions, it gets confused about how to mount those. Could those with problems please post what filesystem is involved?
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« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2008, 12:13:21 pm »

It works with my fat32 sticks.

one question though in LXDE how does one add a program to the menu?
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« Reply #54 on: May 21, 2008, 01:37:17 pm »

one question though in LXDE how does one add a program to the menu?

To manually add entries to the menu; as root, create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications. The easiest way is to copy one (use one from the category you want the new entry to be in), and modify it with new information. Enter a new name, command and icon. After a few minutes it should show up in your menu, or at least next time you log in.
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« Reply #55 on: May 21, 2008, 01:50:28 pm »

one question though in LXDE how does one add a program to the menu?

To manually add entries to the menu; as root, create a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications. The easiest way is to copy one (use one from the category you want the new entry to be in), and modify it with new information. Enter a new name, command and icon. After a few minutes it should show up in your menu, or at least next time you log in.
Thank you that worked , couple more new to LXDE questions.. how do you add a catagory to the menu and how do you add a program with it's icon to the desktop?
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« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2008, 03:58:21 pm »

Sorry, but I have a really basic question; would I need to study the guides for openbox in oder to learn how to put apps in the menu and such tricks? 
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« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2008, 04:10:49 pm »

How the menu is handled for Openbox users depends on whether you are just using the wm or if you are using it with LXDE.  If it's just Openbox by itself then the naswer to your question is "yes", read the Openbox docs.  Ifyou are using LXDE then the system used for generating menus is exactly the same as GNOME and Xfce -- .desktop files in /usr/share/applications.  If you look at how those files are structured you should be able to figure it out pretty easily.  I know I did and I don't have a PhD and I am certainly not a rocket scientist Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: May 21, 2008, 05:19:27 pm »

Awesome response, thanks much!
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« Reply #59 on: May 21, 2008, 08:52:20 pm »

VL/Hot creates standard .desktop specs files in the $HOME/Desktop dir. Any wm/filemanager which conform to this standard should handle them.

Hi Joe, nice to see you back.   Grin

I just verified that VL-Hot works on my machine when using Light. I plug in a Linux formatted USB drive and two icons pop up on the desktop, one to explore the drive, and another to unmount it. This works under JWM and LXDE.

I know I have had issues in the past with NTFS partitions, it gets confused about how to mount those. Could those with problems please post what filesystem is involved?

Devices and filesystems tried so far with no results:

1.  LiteON CD/DVD burner, USB, with any data CD or DVD
2.  Lexar Jumpdrive (USB stick), 512MB,  fat32

     This one just worked when inserted!  I still don't get an icon if it's already inserted at boot time.  This definitely didn't work on the previous install.

3.  512MB CF card in a PCMCIA->CF converter, vfat (fat16)

     Same as Jumpdrive -- just worked for the first time after removal and re-insertion.

That it's started working for me at all is very cool.  I'd like it to work at boot time as well and I'll like the DVD/CD-ROM drive to be recognized the way Hal recognizes it.

Speaking of Hal, why is it a dependency for GIMP now?  The last thing we need is Hal daemon running just for a photo editor.  Grrr...

-Cait
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HP Mini 110 netbook, 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, Intel 950 video, VL 7.1
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