English http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/categories/en-general/feed.rss Tue, 16 Jul 19 06:18:57 +0200 English en-CA Install issues http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2768/install-issues Sun, 01 Apr 2012 01:57:25 +0200 madmike 2768@/index.php?p=/discussions ]]> How do you add time zones? http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/296/how-do-you-add-time-zoness Tue, 08 Dec 2009 21:15:53 +0100 vinyl 296@/index.php?p=/discussions Adobe flash player http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2765/adobe-flash-player Thu, 23 Jun 2011 04:31:28 +0200 nicholas 2765@/index.php?p=/discussions I followed the instructions
3.# tazpkg get-install get-flash-plugin
4.# get-flash-plugin

it came up with this message : root@slitaz : /home/tux# get-flash-plugin
                                                     connecting to fpdownload.macromedia.com ( numbers )
                                                     wget : can't open 'install_flash_player_10_linux.tar.gz' : File exists

Any help here ? Thank you :D

Error installing Skype http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2695/error-installing-skype Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:19:44 +0100 pierol 2695@/index.php?p=/discussions
tazpkg get-install skype

the process, after successfully downloaded skype_static-, exit with this error:

Could not download getskype-linux-beta-static. Exiting.

any idea ?
Broadcom 4313 wireless http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2681/broadcom-4313-wireless Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:07:20 +0100 slitazmaniandevilpup 2681@/index.php?p=/discussions

If so, how did you install the driver?


Slitaz 3.0 Stable
Lenovo G560
I am getting a blank screen http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2763/i-am-getting-a-blank-screen Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:50:25 +0200 zealkaiser 2763@/index.php?p=/discussions I have a laptop with 15inch wide screen and Mobile Intel 4 series express chipset family graphics card.
When i boot the slitaz I get 1024x768 resolution as i am using vesa drivers.
following the guide at http://doc.slitaz.org/en:guides:xorg-xvesa , I Installed intel video drivers, but after that what i got is blank screen and can not do anything except going to terminal with ctrl-alt-backspace. But in terminal I can see that the resolution has changed as the font size in terminal becomes small.
problems with tazusb on slitaz3 http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/1108/problems-with-tazusb-on-slitaz3 Sun, 25 Apr 2010 15:07:41 +0200 moralesramon 1108@/index.php?p=/discussions i installed slitaz 3 on a flash usb and it booted nice the first time
then i installed some packages with tazpkg (text mode) and created a new rootfs with tazusb writefs lzma
but i can't boot with the new rootfs , the screen shows me
[(c016080c)] ? alloc_vmap_area+0x168/0x197
[(c0114df4)] bad_area_nosemaphore+0xd/0x10
[(c011500a)] do_page_fault+0xe1/0x1de
[(c0114f29)] ? do_page_fault+0x0/0x1de
[(c0423b4d)] error_code+0x6d/0x74
[(c05v9342)] ? unlzma+x0xcfa/0xe8e
[(c0101546)] ? fill_buffer+0x0/0xa9 ....
[(c01038e7)] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x ......

what can i do]]>
Install packages http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2758/install-packages Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:35:48 +0200 newuser 2758@/index.php?p=/discussions
# Install all packages in /home/boot/packages. In live CD and
            # USB mode the option home= mounts the device on /home, so we
            # already have a boot directory with the Kernel and rootfs.
            if [ -d "/home/boot/packages" ]; then
                for pkg in /home/boot/packages/*.tazpkg
                    tazpkg install $pkg

I want to keep slitaz as small as possible and then add the modules I want at start time, it's does not seem to work
Asking for packages and understanding how they're maintained http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2761/asking-for-packages-and-understanding-how-theyre-maintained Sun, 03 Apr 2011 09:00:08 +0200 paulo_oliveira 2761@/index.php?p=/discussions Hello.

I recently installed xfce4-plugin-wavelan from a deb package obtained from a deb repository and a xfce4-cpugraph plugin also from the same repository. I'd like to understand the mechanism for asking for a package to be included in the distribution and for its maintenance to be done. Are there any licensing issues we have to be aware of in these cases?

Many thanks.
Convert vanilla to phpbb to bbpress to migrate members and posts? http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2760/convert-vanilla-to-phpbb-to-bbpress-to-migrate-members-and-postss Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:14:00 +0200 slicel 2760@/index.php?p=/discussions

Slitaz created a new forum without old posts when it started vanilla and it created a great deal of unnecessary work in re-answering questions answered elsewhere.  At least this forum is still accessible (unlike the old forum) but people will have to (or be told to) search both forums in addition to multiple manuals.

New Forum Post Edit Time Limit http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2757/new-forum-post-edit-time-limit Mon, 28 Mar 2011 22:43:57 +0200 mojo 2757@/index.php?p=/discussions Whats the point ?

New Slitaz cooking iso, awesome work guys! http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2759/new-slitaz-cooking-iso-awesome-work-guys Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:59:39 +0200 Dragynn 2759@/index.php?p=/discussions
So just a couple small issues, and i'm not complaining at all, just giving feedback. It can't seem to find my second CD/DVD ROM, so can't play a plain CD so far. And the second just seems a little backwards, Slitaz mounted my other linux partitions, but when I look in the files, I can access all the system files (boot,bin, lib, usr etc.) but cannot access my /home/(user) files, it gives me a "permission denied" message. Seems like that should maybe be the other way around?

Okay, will test more and search documentation to see if it's just me missing something, probably the case,lol.

Great work guys, this is by far the best tiny linux distro!
HOWTO install to HDD needs to be looked over... http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2755/howto-install-to-hdd-needs-to-be-looked-over... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 09:56:37 +0200 sourcenemy 2755@/index.php?p=/discussions and tbh the howto i found somewhere around here was just terrible....
i booted livecd from USB and ofc when tryin to use the installer it said not found since it goes on auto to cdrom which i wasnt using.
(might be a good idea to set it up so you can choose where to look fir the file needed??)
then it said somewhere that if i was having problem loading cdrom(which ofc i had since i was on USB!) it said to copy to /media/cdrom..sure ill do that.....ohh wait thats a livecd temp dir with ONLY read-only!!!
ok im fresh with linux been at it for 2 weeks but pls explain how one is suppose to copy anything to a read-only dir?
my first linux install was a pure sourcebased distro that ran command line only and i manage to install that...
ended up hving to use my last cd-r i had at home (that i was saving) to burn a file thats 30mb just to be able to install this distro to my hdd......................
second: either upgrade the repo for firefox 4 or atleast make a newbie HOWTO on how to get it installed.
found a post on the forum with a dl link for a newly made package with it so wen and dl it. but then it just said "do a normal tazpkg install firefox-4.0.tazpkg" ok for fresh linux user wtf does that mean? ok so i knew kinda what was ment so i opened terminal typed it in and woohoo that good old no such file or directory....... heres a hint post a HOWTO for basic single installs like : go to the folder where the downloaded file is with cd /directory/directory and so on the full path is needed with the cd command when it says : root@bla/bla/bla# your in the right directory once in there run the tazpkg command, maybe even a step by step guid on how to copy a file in terminal from one directory to another couse i can promise you fresh users that maybe max been tryin ubuntu and such havent got a clue how to do that stuff.

Stay safe //Sourcenemy
Allegro on slitaz http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2648/allegro-on-slitaz Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:34:56 +0100 granda 2648@/index.php?p=/discussions I'm trying to compile Allegro 5.0.0 on slitaz 3.0 stable.
But it give this http://forum.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/download/2/error.txt
The libxrandr-dev is already installed.
Any idea?

Problem getting application to run during boot http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2742/problem-getting-application-to-run-during-boot Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:17:36 +0100 serril 2742@/index.php?p=/discussions

 Alternatively, I noticed Openbox has an autostart applications function, but can't seem to find where on the LiveCD the config file is stored or generated from, I think that would also solve my issue. Thanks.
Accessing Java plugin from additionnal Firefox distributions http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2753/accessing-java-plugin-from-additionnal-firefox-distributions Sat, 26 Mar 2011 09:19:01 +0100 babaorum 2753@/index.php?p=/discussions I'm running SliTaz 3.0 stable with Firefox 3.5.7.
I also installed a Firefox distribution in 3.6.x and in 4.x version. I downloaded the tarball from official Mozilla website, untared them into an "apps" subfolder in my home, running them by accessing their "firefox" respective binary ($HOME/apps/firefox-3.6/firefox and $HOME/apps/firefox-4/firefox).

I installed Java on my machine with java-6-jre and then icedtea6-jre (not sure this one was absolutely necessary).
Java plugin does exist and is recognized and usable in native 3.5.7 Firefox distribution, but *not* in my additionnal local Firefox distributions.
Then I made a "plugins" subfolder in each distribution folder and made a symbolic link to the plugin:
libjavaplugin_oji.so -> /usr/lib/java/jre1.6.0_17/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so (as it was already done for system-wide Firefox distribution in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and /usr/lib/firefox-3.5.7/plugins.
Each link belongs to root:root and has all permissions on: chmod a+rwx.
Of course, the original plugin file (in /usr/lib/java/[...]) has right permissions too (same as above).

What else should I do ? Is it known to be able to work ?

Slitaz base and Arachne browser http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2754/slitaz-base-and-arachne-browser Sat, 26 Mar 2011 17:25:55 +0100 oui 2754@/index.php?p=/discussions
Did some one already try to use Arachne on Slitaz base? With success? What is eventually to observe? Is an adequate and ready to use ISO available? Size of ISO?

see http://www.glennmcc.org/


Last gtk+ update problems with Viewnior. http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2047/last-gtk-update-problems-with-viewnior. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:52:01 +0100 Robertugo 2047@/index.php?p=/discussions My question is if somebody knows of where to discharge the immediately previous version; from already thank you.]]> Wireless Connection http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2747/wireless-connection Wed, 23 Mar 2011 19:10:30 +0100 Valeour 2747@/index.php?p=/discussions
I've managed to figure most things out myself or through this forum and other places, but I cannot for the life of me get my wireless dongle to connect to any AP.

It's a NetGear dongle, I have no idea what model/make, etc. I got ndiswrapper and install the drivers, but it still doesn't turn on unless I force it with

sudo depmod -a
sudo ndiswrapper -m
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
Then my actual problem arises. I can see all the routers and things, but whenever I try to connect, it just does nothing, except scan for APs again.
I also changed the internet method from eth0 or lo to wlan0, I get a signal strength bar, but if I connect to my router, the signel strength is 0, and just says disconnected. However, if I access an open access point from nearby, I'll get signal strength, but the status is still disconnect and I cannot connect at all.

This is becoming a slight pain, so any help will do. And yes, I've tried upgrading the drivers, kernals, etc.
Screen Resolution on Inspiron 3800? http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2750/screen-resolution-on-inspiron-3800s Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:19:07 +0100 xoanan 2750@/index.php?p=/discussions
I have my Ebay machine online, but I would like to increase my screen res to 1024 x 960 or something like it.  I have the driver installed I believe.  But xrandr says my top is 800 x 600.  Any thoughts?

error starting with slitaz home=sda http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2719/error-starting-with-slitaz-homesda Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:24:26 +0100 seadx6 2719@/index.php?p=/discussions

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Hello all I need a hi priority help that’s my problem: when I enter in Slitaz cooking version 10101104 live USB with the Slitaz command (normal boot) goes well and get the desktop but when I reboot my data is gone and when I boot agin and enter the command Slitaz home = sda starts well and start slim ask me for my user and password in this part runs well, but then when I log and Supposedly start X the screen is black and not see the desktop or anything, before that I go to text mode it ask me aging the user write Tux and next I write startx to start X and get a fatal error. Somebody can tell me how I can fix it? I need the persistence mode to keep recorded my files and I can not do it (My USB is fat32 its nesesary for Slitaz live USB install) Help me please

pm-suspend (or maybe kernel) bug on 19 March cooking update http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2738/pm-suspend-or-maybe-kernel-bug-on-19-march-cooking-update Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:51:30 +0100 ultrarad 2738@/index.php?p=/discussions Shared folders in VirtualBox http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2751/shared-folders-in-virtualbox Fri, 25 Mar 2011 08:42:49 +0100 JayKay 2751@/index.php?p=/discussions I have installed SliTaz 3.0 (stable) on a VM VirtualBox and I can not manage the shared folders to work.
I have installed all the necessary packages that are required to run VBoxLinuxAdditions.run. When I reboot everything is fine till the login screen where everything freezes and I cannot type anything though I am able to use console by CTRL+ALT+F2. Even if I enable autologin, I can not move the mouse.
Please help me and advise something!
Odd problem on startup http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2749/odd-problem-on-startup Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:07:38 +0100 serril 2749@/index.php?p=/discussions I have been trying to remaster a SliTaz liveCD with my own application and then have the application run on startup.  The liveCD works fine on the machine I had done the remastering, but on all the other machines I've tested on, the liveCD boots up and then shortly after the messages

Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs......
.<6> Switched to NOHz Mode on CPU#1
Switched to NOHz Mode on CPU#0

The bootup process spews a series of messages at me and then halts.  I've managed to capture some of the error messages with a cameraphone (see attached). The machines I've tested on fall well within the requirements to run SliTaz, the only difference that I can see is that the the machine I've been remastering on just has one core, and the rest have multiple cores.  I've tried a normal SliTaz LiveCDs on the other machines and they work fine.  I assume it's some sort of defect introduced during the remastering process, but I was hoping someone here might could help me pin it down. Thanks.
The new SliTaz forum is awful ... http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2485/the-new-slitaz-forum-is-awful-... Sun, 06 Feb 2011 19:06:29 +0100 Darjeeling 2485@/index.php?p=/discussions
- Both Opera versions work just fine on any other page but on the SliTaz forum they regularly freeze for 10+ seconds and more often than not they crash completely.

- Opera, Firefox and Midori don't render the forum pages correctly. The "Navigation", "Categories", "Slitaz Network" and "Who's Online" panels overlap with the posting list and the posting texts when using the browser's zoom function.

- The default font on all the SliTaz pages is faaaaar too small ... and using the zoom function to make the pages readable doesn't help as this also decreases the width of the text. By the time I reach the desired font size there's merely one or two words left in a horizontal line.

- And lastly ... I think the organization of the SliTaz pages could be improved. Why does it take 3 clicks to get from the SliTaz home page to the SliTaz support forum? ... English - Network Map - Support Forum

Can't type anything at the login screen http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2748/cant-type-anything-at-the-login-screen Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:46:17 +0100 JayKay 2748@/index.php?p=/discussions
I have a problem that I after I have installed a bunch of packages using only tazpkg and when I restart the OS, I can not no more type anything at the login screen. Though I am able to edit the grub boot commands and CTRL+ALT+F2 to login and use console. I have installed SliTaz on VM VirtualBox. After the first time this problem occured I reinstalled slitaz and again after installing the packages, the problem recurred again.

The packages I installed were:

Can someone help me please and advice something? Should I post some logs as I could access them on the virtual hdd by using SliTaz in LiveCD mode?
Or should I just try to install the packages one by one to find which one brings the fault?
In reality I was trying to install these packages in order to install the guest additions for VirtualBox.
Slitaz as a OS for Mini-clustering/parallel computing and general know how. http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2741/slitaz-as-a-os-for-mini-clusteringparallel-computing-and-general-know-how. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 14:05:16 +0100 ZanZabar 2741@/index.php?p=/discussions Firefox 4 Upgrade package for SliTaz 3 and cooking http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2744/firefox-4-upgrade-package-for-slitaz-3-and-cooking Wed, 23 Mar 2011 01:27:24 +0100 Trixar_za 2744@/index.php?p=/discussions http://www.box.net/shared/j9kcfueb9a - you can install it the normal way by using tazpkg install firefox-4.0.tazpkg

Now a few things. I haven't tested this on a clean system and it may be missing one or two dependencies. I also intially used it to upgrade my system to the new firefox, which might mean you need to have a working copy of Firefox before installing this package. Also I will not fix it if it's broken. I'm sorry, but it's an 11.2MB upload every time and it takes a while on my connection.

Anyway, now you all can finally be smug towards other distros for a while...
Slitaz on EEE PC 1005HA. Runs well! Some issues http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2746/slitaz-on-eee-pc-1005ha.-runs-well-some-issues Wed, 23 Mar 2011 14:09:07 +0100 glitchathon 2746@/index.php?p=/discussions
I do have an issue with the resolution. I tried a suggestion to reconfigure and got a choice for new drivers and the closest I found was "Intel". It did not work. Afterwards, the start panel had an app for monitor settings. I go in there and it could not find my monitor.

I then tried the stable 3.0 xvesa version and the largest screen size i could choose was 800x600. (mine is 1024x600). 

The stable normal release was next. But the GUI failed on it so i could not even boot into the live CD.

Another thing. The touchpad is unuseable on the cooking version. It goes all over the place and is impossible to control. It jumps around all the time. On the cooking xvesa flavor, it is much better. It is sensitive bit at least it does not jump erratically like it does on cooking.

I do want to get it working on the live USB before I install it onto the hard drive, but I guess it may be easier to just install it first? If I do, which version should I get? Cooking or Stable xvesa? Stable (non-xvesa) does not work. I can also wait for the next stable release if that is worth waiting for for this hardware?

[BUG] mount is broken in cooking http://vanilla.slitaz.org/index.php?p=/discussion/2745/bug-mount-is-broken-in-cooking Wed, 23 Mar 2011 03:30:36 +0100 malamut 2745@/index.php?p=/discussions I try to mount my flash drive with command:

mount -o codepage=cp1251 /dev/sdb1 /mnt

And get an error in /var/log/messages:

user.warn kernel: XFS: unknown mount option [codepage]

Ok, no problem, if mount is so stupid - specify a FS type:

mount -t vfat -o codepage=cp1251 /dev/sdb1 /mnt

But error still here! Mount utility still try to mount my drive as XFS, but must try to mount as VFAT.

Moreover, -s option also doesn't working in cooking Slitaz!

So I simply can't change codepage for my fat drives - they can be mounted only with default settings.