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General Support / Re: smxi
April 06, 2024, 01:19:37 PM
Hi VastOne

having real problem trying to get to root VSIDO, no matter how I type VSIDO in for the password or if I use my own password it won't let me onto root vsido all i get is authentication failure. how i got onto root before is a mystery, must have been pure luck

cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: smxi
April 04, 2024, 01:55:32 PM
Just thought is there another way that i can alter the screen resolution
General Support / Re: smxi
April 04, 2024, 01:45:59 PM
Hi VastOne

if I log in as myself in root terminal and run smxi I get an error ( 8 ) message.
if I login in on VSIDO and cd / it changes to vsido@vsido:/$ and then use smxi I get an error ( 2 ) message. if I run terminal in vsido I get
vsido@vsido:~$ su
root@vsido:/home/vsido# smxi

Your X/Desktop (kde/gnome/xfce etc..) must be shutdown to run this script.
Since you are currently in X, you will need to run smxi again after
X has shutdown, and you have logged back in. You will lose any work
you have not saved on your running desktop.
1 - shutdown-your-desktop Kill X now. Remember, you will need to log back in,
    and start smxi again. 
2 - quit-script Quit smxi, don't shut down the current X session or desktop. 
Would you like to shutdown your X/Desktop now?
1) shutdown-your-desktop
2) quit-script

if I reboot I'll end up in the same place

Cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: smxi
April 01, 2024, 12:47:09 PM

Well I found smxi in the end and installed it as per their web site but it won't let me install it in either root terminal or in VSIDO root. it keeps telling me that I have to be root which I find very confusing so don't know what to do

cheers gordon
General Support / Re: smxi
April 01, 2024, 11:11:42 AM
Hi VastOne,
well I typed in up from terminal and got this

Hit:1 sid InRelease
Hit:2 sid InRelease
Hit:3 experimental InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package from
E: Unable to locate package terminal

up from didn't work in root terminal

I also managed to get onto VSIDO root and it said it couldn't find smxi and neither could it find it when i cd to root gordon so now I am completely lost and don't know what to try next. help required please
cheers Gordon[/code]
General Support / smxi
March 30, 2024, 10:44:47 AM
Hi Folks,
Me again, i'm having trouble with my screen resolution. I usually use smxi to do this as i have an old graphics card and it installs a nvidia driver. I have tried to use tty1 and tty2 but it says it's controlled by V-Ger and i can't get it to root to use it. How do i get over this problem please  :)
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 28, 2024, 02:57:42 PM
Hi PackRat.

Thanks for that. I've managed to do it after several attempts but all is well now. I've even managed to change my root password to the correct on now as well.

 big thanks to VastOne and PackRat for all their time an help

Cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 28, 2024, 12:39:57 PM
Hi VastOne,

Sorry it's been a while but not been around.
I typed in what you said and got the results that you said i would get. the problem is that that is a US keyboard layout not a UK keyboard layout. anyway  now going to search and try to find out how to change the keyboard layout. My keyboard is a Microsoft wireless comfort keyboard 5000 so here goes

Cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: Trying to return [ SOLVED ]
March 19, 2024, 06:37:31 PM
Hi VastOne,
I'm at last on VSIDO again. It appears that I was only doing one thing wrong with adduser and that was that I was logged in as root and using sudo as well. I dropped sudo and all is well.
Thanks for all your help.
Got another problem now, how do I change the keyboard layout as I have no idea which layout it is using and that going to cause me problems with all my passwords, it's probable the reason that I can't  log on to the  website on my computer.
Cheers Gordon  :)
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 16, 2024, 03:05:04 PM
Hi Vastone.
I've installed VSIDO now using the fsarchiver but now I have other problems.
It won't  use "sudo adduser" keeps comming up with "Please enter a username matching the regular expression configued via the NAME_REGEX configuration variable. Use the --allow-bad-names option etc" no idea what it mene or what to do.
I also can't sign into vsido even though i'm logged in on my tablet
Cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 14, 2024, 04:37:12 PM
Well, I managed to do it again, made a mess of it as usual so i now have to start by installing mx21 again as the vsido 2019 does just the same as the old one. For some reason or other it won't  intall just keeps comming up with error failed to install or a similar message. Back to the drawing board  :)
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 14, 2024, 12:42:36 PM
Hi VastOne,
Thanks for that and I'm glad that you managed to sort the problem out.
I've  just downloaded the fsa file without any problem and I also download the 2019 iso again which I'm just about to burn onto a dvd.
hopefully I won't screw it up  :)
Cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 11, 2024, 01:40:31 PM
Just tried to download the file again and if failed  :(
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 05, 2024, 01:24:54 PM
Hi Folks

Having problems downloading the fsa file. Keeps failing toward the end of the download and its very slow. hte also seem to be a problem with
main page

Cheers Gordon
General Support / Re: Trying to return
March 04, 2024, 04:06:31 PM
Hi Chaps,
Thanks for the replys. Do I have to have the 2019 iso installed or will it run from the dvd. If i copy the fsarchive file to a usb will it work from there.