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Old 07-09-2010, 11:29 AM   #16
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I have been using Salix ever since their version 13.1 was released.
I was interested in Salix because most of the Salix developers are current or former Zenwalk developers. I have been using Zenwalk since version 4.0, so I have come to trust these guy's work.

I have Salix 13.1 64bit and Slackware 13.1 32bit on my desktop system.
The fact that Salix packages have full compatibility with Slackware is an added plus. I have a few Salix packages on my Slackware system. I also have a few slackbuilds from slackbuilds.org on my Salix system. Everything is working just fine!!

Salix is basically Slackware with only XFCE and the slapt-get package manager. It has been working very well for me so far!!

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Old 07-09-2010, 11:50 AM   #17
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I have been using Salix ever since their version 13.1 was released.
I was interested in Salix because most of the Salix developers are current or former Zenwalk developers. I have been using Zenwalk since version 4.0, so I have come to trust these guy's work.
I didn't know that. Well, it's a lot like Zenwalk, only it feels lighter, and installs faster.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 01:29 PM   #18
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I tried SalixOS for a few days just to mess around with. I seems to be a very good system. I was able to multi-lib it and install gsb & kde. Everything seemed to work perfect. Even running 32 bit firefox/flash worked.
The big thing “I” don't like about it is after the install it boots to init 4 and it will not allow a gui login to root. Couldn't get to console either. Ctl alt f6 got me a garbled graphic of some sort.. All of this stuff was fixable and the end result was a pretty snappy system that work very well.
It may be the perfect system for some, but not for me...
 
Old 07-09-2010, 04:55 PM   #19
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Got it running in VBox now, seems OK. A good distro for people with limited hard drive space, or anybody who wants one application per job.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 08:26 PM   #20
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Sorry for the delay in responding.
I installed 13.1 tonight and got I assume the same problem as I did with slack 13.1.
fbdev isn't found.
I searched on the Salix forum and found the fix as was posted here was to install an older driver? [which doesn't make sense since I made new partitions and formatted them to ext 4 or install a newer kernel.
I had downloaded and burned Salix 13.
If I have time I'll try that.
I was looking at all the responses and don't really see any major show stopper problems with Salix.
As far as I'm concerned it's still slack and I'm not interested in 'buntu or deb or arch etc.
If it ain't slack or at a minimum a derivative of slack, I ain't interested.
I've ran XFCE before and was able to make it just as gui functional as kde is.
Sorry about that to those who adore the shell, I write websites by hand with kwrite.
I have enough code to memorize without memorizing a mile of bash as well.
If 13 doesn't work I'll live with the minor crashes and what have you until a newer kernel is available on an install disc.
Thx for the input guys.
 
Old 07-09-2010, 08:47 PM   #21
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What video card are you using?
 
Old 07-09-2010, 11:12 PM   #22
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What video card are you using?
GeForce 6200a
 
Old 07-10-2010, 07:21 AM   #23
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GeForce 6200a
Did you install the nvidia proprietary driver on Salix 13.1? To install the nvidia driver on Salix you will first need to install the kernel-source package, then install the nvidia driver.
Also, be sure to blacklist the nouveau driver. See this:
http://www.salixos.org/forum/viewtop...4&hilit=nvidia
 
Old 07-10-2010, 09:27 AM   #24
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GeForce 6200a
This thread might have a solution for you. It seems likely that it's just an xorg.conf issue loading a driver that exists in 13.1. Although one of the versions of the proprietary driver will very likely provide a solution for you as well. I don't know your stance on proprietary drivers, but I have no problems with the Nvidia drivers, and very good performance.

EDIT: It appears that the most recent nvidia driver likely supports your card.
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LINUX DISPLAY DRIVER - X86



Version:
256.35 Certified
Release Date:
2010.06.22
Operating System:
Linux
Language:
English (U.S.)
File Size:
23.9 MB

SUPPORTED PRODUCTS

GeForce 6 series:
6800 GS, 6150SE nForce 430, 6800 LE, 6600, 6200 TurboCache, 6800 GT, 6200SE TurboCache, 6100 nForce 400, 6500, 6200 LE, 6800 GS/XT, 6100, 6800 XT, 6250, 6600 LE, 6700 XL, 6800 Ultra, 6610 XL, 6800 XE, 6100 nForce 405, 6200 A-LE, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6100 nForce 420, 6150, 6600 VE, 6600 GT, 6150 LE, 6800, 6200

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Old 07-10-2010, 11:18 AM   #25
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I had tried running xorg.conf on slack 13.1.
Haven't tried it on Salix 13.1 as of yet.
Time at the moment is an issue with me and I simply won't have time to try much.
I'm relocating,,, a pick up truck load at a time no less and I have ten days to be finished.
I'm also trying to run my online business's at the same time.

[They're coming to take me away ha!ha!]
 
Old 07-10-2010, 03:42 PM   #26
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windtalker10, I believe a minimal xorg.conf should be enough for you. Something like this:
http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.ph...ic_xorg_driver
The example in that page uses the proprietary nvidia driver, but you could use nv or even vesa if that doesn't work either.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 10:10 PM   #27
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Thx G.
I'll give it a go with the vesa driver and if it works try the proprietary driver,,, which is what I prefer.
 
  


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