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Old 10-08-2003, 07:12 PM   #1
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Problem with X patch


I'm having a problem with my machine hanging when I exit X. Turns out it's a known problem with X and ATI video cards that was not fixed in Mandrake 9.1 (which I'm running). There is a patch available, XFree86-server-4.3-6.1mdk.rpm. However, when I try to install it with urpmi, I get the following message:

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Installation failed:
XFree86 == 4.3-6.1mdk is needed by XFree86-server-4.3-6.1mdk
I'm pretty new to Linux, but I am familiar with package dependencies. However, this one appears to be self-referential. It wants itself?? What is it really asking for??
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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more of the same

I just ran into the same issue again. This time trying to install mplayer, I've got all of its dependencies resolved except one. It wants Divx4Linux, which I downloaded and tried to install, but I get

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Installation failed:
divx4linux == 20020418-3plf is needed by libdivx4linux0-20020418-3plf
This appears to be the same problem as I'm having with the X patch. Is my system fubar'd?
 
Old 10-08-2003, 07:52 PM   #3
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very wierd.
 
Old 10-09-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
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help?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 07:27 PM   #5
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sorry - not on this one.

keep posting the odd statement every so often to bump it to the top of the forum - more people will see it that way.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 02:14 PM   #6
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bump!

Hoping someone has seen this before. I'm hoping to avoid having to trash it and reinstall. After all, avoiding doing that is exactly why I installed Linux in the first place!

Thanks in Advance for your help!
 
Old 10-13-2003, 04:57 PM   #7
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have you tried installing a different type of package?
 
Old 10-13-2003, 05:51 PM   #8
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What other sorts of packages could I install? these are all RPMs. Should I look for newer or similar packages that may have the same functionality or some other form of package besides an RPM?

I'm pretty new to Linux, so my apologies if this seems simple or obvious.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 07:14 PM   #9
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nah it's cool - you might try to get the source to ./configure it

Just follow all the instructions properly and make sure you read everything first. That may do the trick.
 
Old 10-13-2003, 09:01 PM   #10
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I have had the same problem when I wanted to upgrade my kdebase/kdegraphics etc..
what I did was the following:
but be very carefull please !

I usually don't recommend it to anyone, but I have done it myself.. the following:

rpm --nodeps file.rpm

use the command ' nodeps ' with two slashes after rpm. This way it will install no matter what the dependencies are.. but be very carefull.

Or you might use APT instead of RPM .. the program APT will find all dependencies automatically for all installations.

You can find APT here: http://apt.freshrpms.net/

go into shell and first type:

apt-get update

then type the following:

apt-get upgrade


then type:

apt-get dist-upgrade

the last command is very useful to upgrade your distro, it will find the dependencies automatically.
but please read about the options in console with command: man apt-get
 
  


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