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VSIDO Discussions / Interesting Debian Page
October 16, 2013, 04:02:03 AM
Ran across this Debian page and thought it interesting in light of the recent iso dieting here...

Reducing the size of the Debian Installation Footprint

Looks like they and I have differing definitions of "non-critical package".  I will be one pissed off console jockey if someone removes ssh, traceroute, or netcat from my system!  Come to think of it, removal of grub would grind my gears also.
General Support / Looking for an old iso
April 12, 2013, 01:34:19 AM
Does VastOne maintain an archive of the past iso's?

During a massive finger malfunction, my copy of "vsido_v1-2-Siduction_towo_3.7.1_Kernel.iso" was inadvertently deleted.  :-[

Would love to have another copy.
Quote from: 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...

You asked for it....

I ran tcpdump, filtering on mine and the download hosts ip addresses.  Plopped the output into wireshark and it does look like some kind of timeout is occurring.  Sniffed four download attempts.  Each failed somewhere between 70 and 90 mb.  Right before failing, the download host sends a "FIN,PSH,ACK" packet.  Also noticed the download host sending quite a few "Dup ACK" packets at random intervals.

I have saved the capture file from the last attempt (~90mb), if you want it VastOne.  If you do want it, just let me know how best to send it to you.
General Support / Odd Desktop Resolution Behavior
March 26, 2013, 04:30:41 AM
Finally got around to installing vsido_v1-2_3.8-3_Kernel.  Didn't really need to, as my "older" VSIDO install is working perfectly.  But that spare partition was just begging to have something installed on it.  Direct download failed at just over 200mb, but wget nabbed the iso like a boss.  Install was problem free and boring as usual (boring being a high complement in this context).  B43 did not work ootb, but the usual fwcutter dance cured that handily.

The only oddity that occurred was that when I logged into desktop for the first time, the resolution had decided to set itself to "1024x768".  Thought maybe it was just a matter of FluxBox being cranky.  So logged out, then logged into Xfce.  Same thing there.  No biggie of course, set the resolution to 1440 and all was well.  Didn't remember this happening on the older version, so thought I would pop in and report it.

Now off to load my apps and smxi up some towo goodness!

Awesome distro as always VastOne.  Can't thank you enough!
Hardware Help & Support / Seduced by Siduction...
February 20, 2013, 03:43:34 AM
Smxi'd up the latest towo kernel (3.8-0.towo-siduction-amd64).  Everything is purring like a cheetah kitten.  No issues to report.

System:    Host: vsido Kernel: 3.8-0.towo-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.10.0 Distro: VSIDO
Machine:   Mobo: Dell model: 0P792H version: A04 Bios: Dell version: A04 date: 11/26/2008
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo CPU T6400 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 1200.00 MHz 2: 1200.00 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller
  1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) tty size: 96x30 Advanced Data: N/A for root
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.8-0.towo-siduction-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Broadcom NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe driver: tg3
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (24.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD3200BEVT size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 9.1G used: 7.1G (83%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8 label: N/A
           ID: /home size: 258G used: 65G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 label: N/A
           ID: swap-1 size: 7.97GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6 label: N/A
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 39.0C mobo: 39.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 128 Uptime: 1 min Memory: 145.6/3919.7MB Client: Shell (sudo) inxi: 1.8.38
Installed VSIDO in a vbox guest at work and liked it so much that I decided to install it on a spare partition in my personal laptop also.  Which leads me to a couple of things to brag about.

  • Since Sector 11 has been asking...  This install took only 9 minutes from clicking "Install" to rebooting into the fresh new desktop.  Probably could have done it in 8 had the television not been stealing my attention.
  • We don't need no steenkin network cable!  That's right, did the whole install sans network cable.  Didn't expect that to work, since my laptop sports the dreaded Broadcom wireless.  But I just staged a copy of the latest firmware to my Waldorf partition, copied it to the new VSIDO partition post-install, ran fw-cutter against it, and Bob's your uncle.  Then I was able to do the post-install dist-upgrade across wireless.  Any distro that allows me to do a full install without getting up off my lazy butt to plug into my router, is a fine distro indeed!

Thanks again for the wonderful work VastOne!

Next up, I plan to abuse it with FluxBox.   ;D

Not a conky fan, so wanted to remove it.  Nothing wrong with it, in fact very nicely done, I just don't use conky normally.

Went into "Application Autostart", de-selected Conky, de-selected save session, cleared saved sessions, restarted, and there's Conky stubbornly staring back at me.  Where is it getting started?

Obviously I can apt-get remove it, but that seems so brutal.  Just looking for a more "surgical" approach.

Thanks for the help!
Introductions / Am I Required to Bring Donuts?
January 19, 2013, 09:25:31 AM
Hi.  My name is Terry and I am a distro hopper.  Oh wait, this isn't distro hoppers anonymous.

Saw VastOne's screen shots on the #! forums and thought I would give it test drive.