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Installation fun 12.6.... is it just me?

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Paul

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 Installation fun 12.6.... is it just me?
12-11-2006 09:38 . pm | View his/her posts only
Hi VX-Men,
I have installed VX12.6 on an XP machine with a dongle. Install process appears fine. I Skipped the password bit.
I have a password for V11 a& V12. I have 11.82, 12.46, 12.55 all of which run fine.

However, 12.6 fails to even get to the splash scree. It is a bog standard install - I did not change any directories etc at all.
Well lets, be honest here. It did start dueing the initial install. I went to import config and pointed to the 12.55 file set then imported some a bundle and template and I think a few DAL bits.
It then failed as described below. Then I uninstalled and re installed. Still not go.

Then I uninstalled the HASP software and re instinstalled it with my V12 password. 12.55 works fine.

However 12.6 remains resolutely silent!.

I have a spaceball which does a double beep on VX start up. This occurs, but is followed moments later with single beep, indicating VX shut down. No VX action is evident.

So, any clues...?

Cheers

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ChrisWard2k2

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13-11-2006 08:08 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Paul

If you re-installed over the User, then you may have a vxpaths or vx session file problem. From your v1260 User Folder, delete vxpaths and the .Vxsession folder.

Note, v12.60 does not support the VxDALs that you have.

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Paul

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13-11-2006 07:23 . pm | View his/her posts only
Thanks Chris,
neither of the suggestions solved the problem.
I did a complete uninstall and deleted all 12.6 files. Then re installed.
I have not used the import config command. Whilst it is powerful it is not entirely intuitive as I have only a vague idea as to what should be imported and no idea what should not.
I'll just point ot my priuvate bundle and template for now.

Re the DALS - that was a punt!

Otherwise all is up and away.

Now to make the config customisations carefully.

Oh, I am trying to use the dark background too.

Cheers
Paul

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ChrisWard2k2

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14-11-2006 08:04 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Paul

Well, switching to dark backgrounds is good (at least for me!)

What is a punt?

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Paul

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16-11-2006 03:09 . am | View his/her posts only
Hi Chris, FYI a punt is a a gamble or taking a chance. We use the colloquial expression, a 'bit of a punter' to describe someone who is pushing the boundaries a bit. And 'punters' are Joe Public from an insiders point of view.
Of course people who bet on horses are punters too. I presume that is an English expression as well.
Cheers

PS. Getting here via the Backdoor works fine for some reason. (Ahaa, more code eh Chris)

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Robert

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17-11-2006 12:45 . pm | View his/her posts only
A punt is something that you do with a football when all other options fail.

Real football (Canadian rules) not sissy soccer.

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John

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17-11-2006 01:17 . pm | View his/her posts only
Depends on your vocation.

A punt is the concave bottom of a 'better' wine wine bottles . The earliest origins of the punt are lost in history but there is much conjecture. Punts likely existed either for strength of the bottom of the bottle (especially with sparkling wine) or in order to form a stable (non-rocking) bottom in the hand-blown bottles. Today a punt is unnecessary and exists only because many consumers equate the presence of a punt as an indication of quality. Modern glass technology allows bottles to be made that do not require a punt for strength or stability for either sparkling or still wines.

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Robert

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17-11-2006 02:02 . pm | View his/her posts only
So, in theory, you're taking a punt if you punt the punt of a bottle.

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Paul

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19-11-2006 02:18 . pm | View his/her posts only
Further, if you pursued this act of kicking the bottle 'for a six' from a small boat somewhere in East Africa perhaps... you could be a major punter. See Wiki on Punt for explanation of the nation called Punt.

I suspect this thread has come to a sticky end. Alas that is usually the way of the web.

Cheers
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