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Author Topic: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances  (Read 8275 times)

nightflier

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VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« on: June 29, 2008, 08:51:58 am »

Please post any issues here.

Again, a big thank you to our intrepid and patient testers.
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2008, 06:39:00 pm »

Seems to be working much better than RC1, since I couldn't get that one to boot on my old box.
This one on the other hand, boots and works almost flawlessly

FIRST IMPRESSION OBSERVATIONS
  • Nice theme, but consider adjusting it a bit so that the labels for "User name" and "Password" at the login screen dont overlap the actual input box
  • LXDE Packages need to be upgraded. much newer versions are available, but the iso still has old packages.
  • pcmanfm is also outdated
  • upgrade vpackager to the latest version too

Nice work BTW

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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 11:49:08 am »

The brushed metal background is unique and attractive, compliments to nightflier.

I had to download, unzip, and open a .pdf file to see the pinout of this computer's front panel. Opera did it its own way, so I had to hunt where Opera downloaded it (easy enough for me), then when I right-clicked the .pdf to select "View", nothing happened. Something basic like this should be pre-configured and easy.

I hope we aren't in too big a hurry to get Light [final] out the door, cuz everything should work before we set it free in the wild.

The fonts in Opera are irregular, such that some adjacent letters touch, looks beta.

In case anyone cares or keeps up, referring to usage of the word "Light," Linux Mint Light is standard Mint without codecs and certain proprietary software.

There is no "Show desktop" toggle on the panel (LXDE). Gots to have that.

Wulp, I got a new VL Light box now, I'll report more later. Thanks, nightflier and everybody on the project. Be patient! and good work!

Edit: The forum seems to be very slow, and almost freezes with LXDE. Now that I'm using JWM, things are moving along again.

Problematic: I get the same (main) menu from right-clicking or left-clicking space on Desktop. Should be right-click only, to get the main menu. A left-click is typically used to highlight/select, or dispose of a menu.


« Last Edit: July 02, 2008, 03:49:02 pm by nubcnubdo »
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 01:34:44 pm »

i believe that any release candidate that is usable and doesnt have any fatal bugs should and must be announced at sites such as distrowatch..
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 09:51:32 am »

I'm still installing, but I've noticed, that many packages are dated.
Kernel, lxde, pidgin.
Most notably - pidgin. It is old 2.3.1 version there, while, because of recent ICQ protocol change, it should be 2.4.3 to work in it.

PackageShippedCurrentImportance
kernel2.6.22.192.6.25.10many pros (CFS) but much work
martian2007101120080617don't know, built against 2.6.22.14 though
opera9.509.51minor
pidgin2.3.12.4.3HIGH, libpurple needs update too
cups1.3.31.3.7don't know
gutenprint5.1.35.1.7don't know
hpijs2.1.42.8.6gap is huge; it's hplip now, btw
gambas2.5.02.7.0seems important
gamin0.1.80.1.9don't know
« Last Edit: July 03, 2008, 10:16:00 am by Vanger »
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2008, 01:10:59 pm »

Why, why, why there's again no cyrillic fonts and xfontsel?
No leafpad and no menu in fluxbox. Why?..
Wbar doesn't work too.

After some X restart menu and wbar miraculously started working..
« Last Edit: July 04, 2008, 02:20:18 pm by Vanger »
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MikeCindi

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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2008, 08:37:03 pm »

My experience between B5 and RC2 is significant. RC2 is slower than 5.9 SOHO (on the same machine - specs not what is listed below)! I've reloaded it twice and the second time the install process took over 45 minutes. Everything I played with seemed to work but was not in any hurry. I may try reloading a third time and hope not to appear crazy.  :P

My current machine is a celeron 1.1GHz with 256Mb RAM and a 40Gb HD (the listed one had to be sent back for replacement).
« Last Edit: July 04, 2008, 08:39:23 pm by mikecindi »
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2008, 09:36:30 am »

Tried to watch some youtube - like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj2VU_8l6gs - it skips to the end after a pair of seconds of watching.
The 9.0 r15 plugin shipped with the distro is inacceptable, better use latest at the moment - r124
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 01:02:34 pm »

RC2 is slower than 5.9 SOHO

Could you try re-installing, de-selecting the dev and office packages?
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008, 01:40:15 pm »

Okay...I'll come back in a few hours.

Well, that made a huge difference/improvement! Of course there are several things that I am used to having in place that are now not installed. I will add a few packages from the repository and see what happens.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2008, 03:04:21 pm by mikecindi »
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2008, 06:50:14 pm »

Thanks, that helps narrow things down.

At this point you could install the bulk packages from the CD/ISO (one at the time and test):

mount the CD
cd /
lzma -cd /mnt/cdrom/veclinux/the_bulk.tlz | tar -x

If one of them re-introduces the problem we can then start troubleshooting that specific package.
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2008, 09:09:07 pm »

I hope to have some more time over the next few days. I'll let you know what happens.
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2008, 05:54:28 am »

By the way, how is our bulk checking works?
I (as it revealed later) burned non-complete (about 96%) iso. It booted correctly, passed all checks correctly, but halted at about 400Mbs of main bulk.
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2008, 08:13:26 am »

By the way, how is our bulk checking works?
I (as it revealed later) burned non-complete (about 96%) iso. It booted correctly, passed all checks correctly, but halted at about 400Mbs of main bulk.

I have had this problem at times as well but never when the md5sum is correct. It has been those few times when the md5sum is not available when I've had install failures even though the setup checking is okay.
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Re: VL 5.9 Light RC2 bugs/annoyances
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2008, 09:34:35 am »

I believe the file checking does a test decompression of the bulks, looking for crc errors.

The bulks are highly compressed, which can possibly result in extraction problems. I had one older, somewhat flaky machine where it sometimes took a couple of tries before it managed to complete an install.
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