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Old 06-26-2003, 01:35 AM   #1
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While installing gnome...


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at: home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo019.jpg

Does anyone know why it cut out at that point? It was a 2 hours through it when it stopped there with that error. I'm trying it again, but I don't know what to think about that error. Thanks for any input
 
Old 06-26-2003, 03:26 AM   #2
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how about telling us what it was 2 1/2 hours of the way through... we're not psychic. I'd gues it's a duff source package, but without some useful info....
 
Old 06-26-2003, 04:06 AM   #3
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Sorry, I thought I mentioned it in the post itself

After getting gentoo to install (was easy once I made vmware use an ide virtual drive instead of scsi...) I did an "emerge gnome" and it has been doing things since. First it started installing xfree86, then moving onto gnome. Going by a text file on google, I found that the time on a P4 2.8:

emerge xfree86 (~120 minutes)
emerge gnome (~201 minutes)

After looking at my system's specs vs that one, I'm guessing the error occured around where xfree86 was finishing and gnome was starting. I don't know what else to say on the topic, as I don't know all that much yet. Wish I had a spare computer laying around to learn linux on instead of using vmware.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 05:11 AM   #4
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sorry, you did say what it as in the subject, my appologies, wans't in the main body though...

ok, well we don't know which one it was, so see what is actually installed:

emerge -p xfree86

which should tell you if X is actually installed now or not, (N for a new pacakge, i.e. it's not already installed.) worth trying a slightly different ebuild, and of course ensuring you've "emerge sync"d again.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 01:34 PM   #5
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emerge: there are no masked or unmasked ebuilds to satisfy "xfree86"

!!! Error calculating dependencies. Please correct.

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Now I can't do anything with "X". This is all so confusing to me.

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Old 06-26-2003, 06:30 PM   #6
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You need to do:

# emerge -p xfree

XFree86 in the gentoo portage tree is listed as xfree. Also don't forget to do what Acid told you to do...

# emerge sync

This will update the gentoo portage tree with all of the latest ebuild's (releases) for linux programs. perform this command first.

You won't have to worry about redoing everything, as anything that installed already from the "emerge gnome" command will remain and will not be reinstalled by the same command. I find that sometimes when things error out, simply running the command again makes them compile properly. When I emerged gnome and kde, I've had both of them error before during previous installs, so I simply started the emerge again and bam, it worked great.

Also, do you actually have the gentoo install booted? Or are you still running on the chroot from when you used the gentoo liveCD?

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Old 06-26-2003, 07:17 PM   #7
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Gentoo is up and running from the harddrive itself.

http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo020.jpg

# emerge sync works fine but I still get the above error when messing with X

Added:
http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo021.jpg

when nearing the end of the # emerge gnome (kept doing that so it'd download the files...) I get the above. I don't know where to start on fixing it

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Old 06-26-2003, 09:20 PM   #8
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Ok, I don't know what the problem is, but that's not the same error. It's erroring on a completely different package than the first time. As I said before, it's not "emerge -p xfree86" but rather "emerge -p xfree".

As long as it's not erroring on the exact same file, I would just keep repeating the "emerge gnome" command.

If however it lists the same failed package 2x, you've got another problem. Your failed package this time was the avifile package, so if it errors again then you know you have another problem.

Try this:

# emerge fluxbox

Fluxbox is another window manager like gnome and kde, but is much smaller, and takes a LOT less time to compile. If it emerges fine, so should gnome. After it emerges, use...

$ echo fluxbox > ~/.xinitrc

to set fluxbox as your X session window manager, and then run "startx"
Zak

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Old 06-26-2003, 10:02 PM   #9
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Quote:
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As I said before, it's not "emerge -p xfree86" but rather "emerge -p xfree".

Zak
In the capture above, right before the xfree86, I did xfree itself and it did what was displayed. No errors, but I don't know if it was supposed to do more.

with fluxbox, I was able to compile it and I did the echo, but once I ran "startx" I got: http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo022.jpg

I'm hoping this can be resolved without installing gentoo again and I appreciate the help. After messing around with redhat a little earlier, I want linux just that much more. It'd be nice to learn enough to be able to replace XP with a distribution of linux. Any other ideas on what to try? Thanks.

I'm on a role with these edits:
What is the -p supposed to do in emerge? Am I supposed to run it without the p afterwards? I'm going to look it up right now, but figured I'd ask here also

Edit2:
I found the document for emerge at gentoo.org, quite helpful. It'd probably be easier if I had a book on linux, but I guess I'll stick to learning it first hand and asking for help when needed. It's easier to remember that way anyways. Trying a few things, but I need a faster processor My tbredA from december isn't cutting it.

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Old 06-27-2003, 02:40 AM   #10
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# emerge xfree worked but xfree86 is still giving the above error ^. The same goes for gnome and fluxbox.
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:00 PM   #11
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# emerge -p
Simply displays all of the packages that portage will install to install the program you specify in the command. Most likely "emerge -p gnome" gave you several pages of programs that would be installed, and gnome was at the end. Portage will automatically determine the dependencies for the program you wish to emerge, as well as those programs dependencies and install all of them. For example when you did "emerge gnome" gnome has a dependency of xfree, so xfree and it's dependencies would be installed as dependencies of gnome.

Anyway, the problem with your starting X is that you have no video drivers installed, and your XF86config has not been configured properly.

What kind of video card do you have?

Zak
 
Old 06-27-2003, 02:39 PM   #12
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Quote:
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Anyway, the problem with your starting X is that you have no video drivers installed, and your XF86config has not been configured properly.

What kind of video card do you have?

Zak
Under vmware (whatever they emulate on) running on a gf4 ti4200. I'll try installing the vmware tools and see where that takes me...didn't have any luck getting them to work on redhat before.

Off I go

Edit:
The cdrom is no longer listed under dev as cdrom or hdc as it was before. Nearly fix one thing, and another goes wrong

Edit 2:
Removing the cdrom drive and installing a new one in vmware fixed the above.

Edit 3:
When installing the vmware tools, 'What is the location of the "lspci" program on your machine?'
Any idea on this? Searching these forums and google hasn't helped. I can't run "lspci" from the prompt as it says command not found.

Edit4:
What'dya know...I forgot to check gentoo.org forums
#emerge pciutils

Edit5:
http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo023.jpg
fluxbox is up, now we're getting somewhere

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Old 06-27-2003, 06:20 PM   #13
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http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo027.jpg
...any idea what now? Xfree86 isn't wanting to go any further. Xfree itself finished after hours of compiling though. I've messed with emerge sync, xfree86, -p xfree86 (still a little confused as to why it's recommended to sync) with no luck.

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Old 06-28-2003, 03:22 AM   #14
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Bump.

KDE died after about 6 hours of compiling (is it supposed to take this long? ) but is working again when I entered the command a second time. I doubt it'll work without xfree86 installed. Does anyone have any other ideas? The errors for xfree86 and gnome are the same as posted above.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 02:23 PM   #15
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Went to bed, woke up 10 hours later...and it's STILL installing kde.
http://home.attbi.com/~s.g.s/Gentoo031.jpg


Are people ignoring this thread or does nobody know why the errors are occuring under gnome and xfree86?

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