LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Mandriva > Conectiva
User Name
Password
Conectiva This forum is for the discussion of Conectiva Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 04-05-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
leosgb
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Brazil
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 363

Rep: Reputation: 31
many problems w/ dist-upgrade


Hello,

Every time i use apt to upgrade my distro i have a new problem. Today i upgraded to 2.6.11 both laptop and desktop. Different problems here:
1 - desktop: the screen goes black and i cant use it. Since i use precompiled kernels i dont have a config file (do i?) so i couldnt build nvidia's driver using the installer (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t=nvidia+black).
2 - laptop: wireless card doesnt work w/ new kernel even though it has the same files astheoriginal 2.6.5 kernel (from the cd)... , here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...03#post1574103

Does any of you know howto solve this 2 issues?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:51 PM   #2
thorn168
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Vector Linux 5.1 Std., Vector Linux 5.8 Std., Win2k, XP, OS X (10.4 & 10.5)
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 42
Hi Leosgb,

I believe I have a solution for you.

You have to use the final update released from Conectiva 11 March.

This is the filename: cl10upd1-final.iso

Here is the link to the FTP site:http://espelhos.edugraf.ufsc.br/conectiva/10/

Rather then recompile the source and the drivers; what you should have done is

downloaded the final update patch and apply that to the original installation kernel.

Then once you've already updated kernel to the 2.6 .11 kernel version you could use apt-get to apply the most recent updates and patches.

I have used this update method and I have not had any problems. I did notice however that the default option in the grub2 boot loader is not updated when you apply the patch. You have to manually configure the default the boot loader option using webmin or the command line.

The new kernel version is usually the top choice in the grub2 options menu.

I hope you have backups of all your work especially your Linux configuration before the application of the updates because this will make it easier for you to undo the damage that the most recent updates have caused.

good luck

Thorn168
 
Old 04-06-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
leosgb
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Brazil
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 363

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
Well, it didnt work here i downloaded the iso, mounted it at /mnt/cdrom ran apt-cdrom add then edited sources.lst to have the iso only... then i ran apt-get dist-upgrade... to my surprise when i boot the same problem arises... i am clueless now. I decided to reinstall it from scratch and have my 2.6.5 back working. i am happy w/ it anyway but i like to keep my system as up-to-date as possible. Guess my desktop will be always outdated Thanks for your help Thorn168.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:39 PM   #4
thorn168
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Vector Linux 5.1 Std., Vector Linux 5.8 Std., Win2k, XP, OS X (10.4 & 10.5)
Posts: 344

Rep: Reputation: 42
Leosgb,

Are you running apt-get from the command line?

I upgraded as root in the GUI using synaptic.

Read the Readme on the update iso for troubleshooting tips.

I would also suggest that you post a buzilla report with Conectiva.

I think that reformating a re-installing will probably fix the upgrade problem. But give the update another chance using the iso update rather then apt-get.

Also try to run a md5 checksum on the packages before you install them.

Try to rule out other factors such as impending equipment failure or power surges.

Good Luck

Thorn
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:57 PM   #5
leosgb
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Brazil
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 363

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 31
I run it in command line. I read the readme and followed the instructions there... my nvidia card is a geforce2 MX from built in my asus A7N-266. I will see what i can do but i cant afford to keep on going backwards every single day. All i need is to update my kdeto 3.3 then the system will be ok for my usage. In the past i used fedora on my desktop but recently i decided to have only one distro at home... the choice was conectiva and i will stick to it. Maybe after some time they will have it all fixed. Thanks for all your help.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
apt-get question: dist-upgrade vs upgrade Arodef Fedora 9 06-15-2012 01:33 PM
dist-upgrade problems robbow52 Debian 3 12-03-2004 10:27 AM
Problems configuring apt-get: It seems to work but I can't dist-upgrade or install chaca1983 Debian 2 10-13-2004 12:14 PM
Dist-upgrade problems!!! Kermet Debian 2 11-18-2003 10:59 AM
Error trying to dist-upgrade or upgrade KDE prophet621 Linux - Newbie 0 09-10-2003 04:17 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:52 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration