I have encountered 6 problems in my LFS installation with XFree86 and GNOME 2.10.2, the errors are the following:
1. when I try to load the battery status applet, it shows me the following message:
Can't access ACPI events in /var/run/acpid.socket! Make sure the ACPI subsystem in working and the acpid daemon in running
. I have, of course, ACPI support in the kernel (no APM, only ACPI as I read mixing AMP and ACPI is not a good idea) and I installed acpid-1.0.4, but I still get that error every time I log into GNOME and try to load the applet... how can I solve this problem?
2. as root user I can have access to all devices and folders in my system, but when I log into GNOME with my user, I can't access sound devices, when I try to run totem or rhythmbox, I get this error message: Could not access ALSA device "default". check its permissions
. what files or devices must I change the permissions to have sound support? I have ALSA 1.0.9 and it works in my 'old' Ubuntu installation, but not on LFS
3. I compiled the IEEE 802.11 stack implementation, along with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG driver for my wireless LAN miniPCI card, downloaded the firmware and put it in /lib/firmware
(that's the directory /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent is pointing to) but in the boot sequence, it fails to load the firmware images... what can be happening? I'm using ieee80211-1.0.3 and ipw2200-1.0.6, along with ipw2200-fw-2.3... do I have to disable the option 'prevent firmware from being built' in the kernel configuration? or it's a problem of another kind?
4. in my 'old' Ubuntu partition I can mount/unmount my CD's and DVD's (an also my USB key) just plugging it and then right-clicking on it and selecting 'unmount', but in my GNOME installation I can't do it, I have to mount the CD as root to be able to access it with my regular user, and consequently, the right-clicking method doesn't work for me... I installed the autofs package thinking that would give me that ability, but... it doesn't seem to work, it doesn't show any error message at boot time, but I just insert a CD/DVD in the drive and I have to mount it by hand (very funny if you're playing root in console mode but definitely not worth the suffering as a regular used
)... how can I fix this?
5. I have a integrated LAN ethernet device in my laptop, as you can easily imagine knowing that my laptop isn't from a well-known vendor like Dell or HP but a generic manufacturer like Clevo (very good equipment but hard to find drivers for it when I had windows installed for testing purposes), my Gigabit ethernet adapter is made by Marvell Corp. so it must work with the Marvell/SysKonnect driver in the kernel, but it doesn't work, and it's strange, as when I had my 64-bit machine (the one I told you about several months ago) I had a gigabit ethernet adapter from the same chip maker and I had no problem with the driver, but with my laptop I haven't been able to recognize it, in Ubuntu I can configure it, but in LFS it's like it isn't there... and the /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0/ipv4 config file doesn't help me as the boot screen tells me insistently there's no eth0 device, but neither eth0 nor eth1 and so on... as my kernel is configured in a monolithic way (no modules configured from the kernel except the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG one I have told you two paragraphs above and the IEEE 802.11 stack) I can't run modprobe sk98lin
or the insmod command. does anyone know how can I bring up that interface? I don't have use for it right now as I'm trying to make my wireless connection work, but I want it to be activated at least...
6. This is a nasty one... I have my XFree86 server installed and it works fine, but... when I want to just play an OpenGL game (Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory), it segfaults when logged in as my regular user, I don't have any problem if I log in with root user, but that's not funny, trust me
In fact, I can't even run the glxinfo
test programs, it insists on showing me the segmentation fault error... maybe this is a problem with permissions? how can I fix this?
and the last question (not numbered because it will be probably the most 'stupid')... how can I dispose of the Trash, Home and Computer icons in my GNOME desktop? in my Ubuntu partition I don't have that icons shown, and I would like not to have (at least) the Trash icon, using the trash applet instead... how can I perform the 'trick'?
Thanks in advance (and sorry for this long and boring-to-read post