I have purchased Vector Linux 6.0 Deluxe because I tried VL6.0 standard gold and got it to work ( I think?) on my hardware. I also used VL5.9 Standard Gold before, liked it and wanted to contribute to this project. I think it is a great distro, and enjoy using it. Really brings to life PCs “past their prime”. Slackware, but better.
I hate to rain on the parade, but I did have to call for support using my 14 days, and we were successful in identifying the problem: video card driver causing the system to freeze. I did installation using the graphical installer with both standard and deluxe.
Looking on the nvidia site for the proper driver for my card, (nvidia GeForce2 GTS AGP card) one can read: Graphics Drivers :Linux IA32 Latest Legacy GPU version (71.86.xx series): 71.86.06. I am surprised that Vector Linux, known for Speed, performance, stability, decided to include a beta driver 71.86.07. It did not work with my hardware, causing my system to freeze, and requiring a reboot every time I opened an application. (example: Gslapt made the system freeze.) I am currently using the nv open source driver, and my CRT monitor has a strange trapezoidal shape. Beats the flickering using vesa.
I wish that I knew how to succesfully install 71.86.06. All my efforts have ended in: “Error: Unable to build nvidia kernel module.” I am hoping the beta driver is to blame. I also understand that the 06 driver is not supported by VL 6.0 Deluxe.