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VSIDO Community => Introductions => Topic started by: Colonel Panik on March 28, 2013, 01:50:28 AM

Title: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: Colonel Panik on March 28, 2013, 01:50:28 AM
Line up! 
Larry sent me, Larry the Free Software Guy aka Larry the #! Guy.
13 years of GNOME, can I do this?  Stand by for questions.


Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: VastOne on March 28, 2013, 01:52:13 AM
Welcome Colonel Panik, we are glad to have you

Hopefully the download ended and the install went well...

 :)

Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: Sector11 on March 28, 2013, 02:07:23 AM
HEY!  You there, Colonel Panik, careful who you call Earthling!  ;D

Welcome to our Sector of the Universe regardless of that slip!
ooooo that was bad!
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jedi on March 28, 2013, 05:18:20 AM
Welcome Colonel Panik!  I hope my wget instructions didn't steer you wrong!  You'll find us a very awesome community, as well as having a really great distro!  And like Sector11 says, who says we're from Earth?
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jefsview on March 28, 2013, 06:48:07 AM
Hi, Colonel Panik (love the nomenclature).

If you like Debian, then you're going to love VSIDO. By all means, USE the wget commands to download, or else you'll only have a shell. Wget works every time.

-- Jeff
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: VastOne on March 29, 2013, 04:04:52 PM
I need to have some of you who are having download issues run some type of a sniffer to see what is going on.  It is random and very difficult to trace from my end

It makes no sense...
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: Sector11 on March 29, 2013, 04:33:23 PM
have no idea what a sniffer is ... but since I started using:
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alias wg2='wget --continue --limit-rate=200k'
I have not had issues - the most was that wget had to re-start 2 extra times, normall there is one re-start.

Never needed to worry about "tries" as an option either:
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       -t number
       --tries=number
           Set number of retries to number.  Specify 0 or inf for infinite
           retrying.  The default is to retry 20 times, with the exception of
           fatal errors like "connection refused" or "not found" (404), which
           are not retried.
As I just let it run.

What is a "sniffer" (http://compnetworking.about.com/od/networksecurityprivacy/g/bldef_sniffer.htm)?  Never mind, Google told me
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jst_joe on March 29, 2013, 07:36:49 PM
Welcome Colonel Panik.
You shouldn't have any problems.
VSIDO is one of the easiest distros I've ever installed.
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jefsview on March 29, 2013, 09:16:51 PM
I need to have some of you who are having download issues run some type of a sniffer to see what is going on.  It is random and very difficult to trace from my end

It makes no sense...

I just figured the connection timed out. It happens @ Sourceforge, too.
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: VastOne on March 29, 2013, 09:27:56 PM
@Sector11, the wget method is functional and thank you for that..  It still troubles me that there are issues from my host

@jefsview,  Thanks.  I also wonder if it is an issue with what browser some are using. It would be interesting if it were tied to a specific browser or plugin
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jefsview on March 29, 2013, 10:12:41 PM
@VastOne: I haven't tried the direct download since the first few ISO's. After a few failed dls with partial files, I just began using the wget command, which atuo-restarts any interupts in the process and makes like easier (as long as I cd into the right directory to find it ;)

As a test, I just began a direct download with the latest ISO.

I'll let you know how it turns out. Looks about a 1/2 hour.

@Colonel Panik: sorry your intro thread got hijacked!  Ask us anything, and get comfortable -- VSIDO is fabulous.
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: Sector11 on March 29, 2013, 10:44:39 PM
@ VastOne

Exactly why I made those wget aliases - I was having the same problem that killed downloads a 6-pack at a time (six in a row).

I see "hunt" in the repos - will that do what you are asking for help on?
I have: Iceweasel on a cable connection @ eth0

Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jefsview on March 29, 2013, 10:52:22 PM
@ VastOne: nope. Sorry. I only got about 185 mb on that last direct download using Google Chrome with a wireless g connection.
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: jedi on March 30, 2013, 05:01:31 AM
Very strange indeed.  I got the iso to direct download using (Gasp) IE10 in (Double Gasp) Windoze 7 Ultimate in order to install a VM on my wife's lappy.  Using wireless G here.  It was a very fast download too!  Created a bootable USB via unetbootin for Windoze, and am happily VM'ing till the new hardware arrives!
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: dizzie on March 30, 2013, 03:27:12 PM
i just use "wget -c <location://file>" have worked so far  8)
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: lwfitz on March 31, 2013, 04:11:37 AM
Welcome Colonel Panik! Were you able to get VSIDO downloaded?
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: Colonel Panik on April 02, 2013, 12:01:35 AM
Got the DL using wget.  The problem was the WiFi at the RV park.  They
also have the router borked so that ethernet does not work.

Been playing with VSIDO Live, never used anything but GNOME before. 
Tomorrow I will try installing.  Stay tuned!

Thanks for the concern and help.

PS.  I live 90 miles from Roswell, New Mexico and I can tell Earthlings just by the
pixels.
Title: Re: Greetings Earthlings
Post by: VastOne on April 02, 2013, 12:44:14 AM
^ Thanks for the info and good luck!

Love the Avatar, BTW!