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Old 06-10-2003, 02:25 AM   #1
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PC locks up after moving any Desktop Icon


As the subject says my Laptop locks up after moving any desktop Icon around then moving my mouse back over it (although I don't always have to move my mouse over it).

I am running KDE 3.1.2 with RH9 on a Dell Inspiron 8100.

I did have some problems initially installing KDE 3.1.2 but finally worked through all of the dependance issues.

Any suggestions other than "don't move the Icons!"

Thanks for the assist.

Voyager

 
Old 06-10-2003, 02:51 AM   #2
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First step is to remove KDE and re-install Sounds corrupted. Of course it could be a myriad of things but I would start there.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 03:03 AM   #3
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First step is to remove KDE and re-install Sounds corrupted. Of course it could be a myriad of things but I would start there.
Thanks for the reply...

How do I remove it? I am a total nOOb with Linux. It seems that I know enough to be dangerous with it.

I'm working hard to learn all that I can about it. This summer I'm going to be dedicating a lot of time to it.


Thanks Again
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Old 06-10-2003, 06:40 AM   #4
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Ok, well I am going to give some instructions here for the long way around but you'll be better off for it

first go here: http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrpms/redhat/8.0/apt/

grab this rpm: apt-0.5.5cnc4.1-fr1.20030325a.0.rh80.4.i386.rpm

d/l it to your home dir.

open an x-term and su:

$su
password
#rpm -ivh apt-0.5.5cnc4.1-fr1.20030325a.0.rh80.4.i386.rpm

##################
##################

#apt-get update
#apt-get --purge remove kde
#apt-get install kde

See if it works for you. There will be some promts about weather or not you wish to continue. Just answer: Y

Alternatively, if you wish to not use apt (my recommendation) just use rpm alone. See man rpm for details. Also you may need to get rid of any config files that are hidden in your /home/$username dir. do this:

[bignate@redbox3 bignate]$ ls -a
.gconf .gtkrc-1.2-gnome2 .signature
.. .gconfd .ICEauthority .sylpheed
.bash_history .gnome images .themes
.bash_logout .gnome2 Mail .Trash
.bash_profile .gnome2_private .metacity .viminfo
.bashrc .gnome-desktop .mozilla .Xauthority
.fetchmailrc .gnome_private my-docs .xsession-errors
.fonts.cache-1 .gnupg .nautilus
.galeon .gtkrc .rhn-applet.conf


then remove any files for KDE with:
$rm -r .kde_desktop #note: thiis is an example please refer to above output of ls -a for which fils to actually get rid of.

Now I use gnome but the concept is the same. It may be a corrupted entry in one the config files. Keep them if you can but if after a re-install you still are having crashes I would wipe out those files and then install again. Be warned though if you have done snything in the way of customizing KDE it will no longer be like that after you wipe the config files.

Good Luck and let us know how you make out!

Last edited by BigNate; 06-10-2003 at 06:42 AM.
 
Old 06-10-2003, 11:58 AM   #5
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Thanks BigNate I'll let you know.


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Old 06-12-2003, 12:14 AM   #6
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Good Luck and let us know how you make out!
Well I finally got things to work out properly using apt.
THANKS for the help.

However, I would like to know how to install say KDE /Gnome once i've downloaded all of the RPMs.

My main problem I have is the dependecy issues. Even with rpm -Uvh I see a lot of dependecy issues. How can i make it known that the file it is looking for is still in the rpm form? Does this make sense?

For example:
[root@cube rh9]# rpm -Uvh qt-designer-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
qt-devel = 1:3.1.2-0.9x.2 is needed by qt-designer-3.1.2-0.9x.2
[root@cube rh9]# rpm -Uvh qt-devel-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
qt = 1:3.1.2-0.9x.2 is needed by qt-devel-3.1.2-0.9x.2
qt-devel = 1:3.1.2-7.fdr.0.rh90 is needed by (installed) qt-designer-3.1.2-7.fdr.0.rh90
qt-devel >= 1:3.1.2-7 is needed by (installed) kdelibs-devel-3.1.2-0.fdr.3.rh90
[root@cube rh9]#

How do I let qt-designer-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm know that qt-devel = 1:3.1.2-0.9x.2 is next on the list to be installed or that I have that package?

Thanks Again for all of your help
Voyager
 
Old 06-12-2003, 05:30 AM   #7
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Well the most common way to resolve deps with just rpm is to actually install all the packages at once. Like so:

[root@cube rh9]# rpm -Uvh qt-designer-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm qt-devel-3.1.2-0.9x.2.i386.rpm ...etc

you may list as many rpms as your fingers can type, I believe. However I would only do that if you can't find an apt rpository...apt just makes:
<easier>LIFE</easier>

Good for you...very satisfying to break it and fix it.
 
  


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