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Old 11-15-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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Talking menudrake on 9.2 quits with "segmentation fault" error


I downloaded the 3 isos of Mandrake 9.2 last night (md5sums check out OK) and installed it. Install had a hitch since I specified 1024M and the kernel needs to be recompiled before I can fully use my 1GB of RAM. Right now I'm running "896MB" . I'll get to the compile soon since I found and installed the kernel-sources RPM to get the NVIDIA drivers installed.
To get to the point of what I am posting for: I have tried to get MenuDrake working but it initializes and then quits while initializing. Running "menudrake" from a terminal gives a "segmentation fault" error . This happens whether I'm in root or users menu. I can probably get around it but I'd like to know how I can get MenuDrake working?
Thanks in advance for any help.

P.S. I also run Slackware 9.1 and Windows XP (for the wifey ) and Mandrake's LILO does boot Slackware nicely. Just make sure to copy the Slackware kernel to Mandrake's /boot. I'll wait for a reply while I recompile the kernel for HIGHMEM support .
 
Old 11-16-2003, 12:03 AM   #2
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Install had a hitch since I specified 1024M and the kernel needs to be recompiled before I can fully use my 1GB of RAM. Right now I'm running "896MB"

I have tried to get MenuDrake working but it initializes and then quits while initializing. Running "menudrake" from a terminal gives a "segmentation fault" error.
I do most strongly suspect that the above two problems are related. You might very well see seg faults in other system software as well and those might not be so benign. I would get that kernel recompiled asap and do a complete clean reinstall from scratch with the new kernel.
 
Old 11-16-2003, 12:39 AM   #3
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I'm compiling the kernel with HIGHMEM support and modules now. I figured a clean install would be in order. Do you know offhand how to have Mandrake use a custom kernel at install? I'll see what Google turns up as well.

EDIT: Sure enough...looks like I'll be using F1 when I load the CD . Uggh...modules still compiling. I really should trim 'em .

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Old 11-16-2003, 11:48 AM   #4
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If your Mandrake 9.2 Install CD's image is anything like my Mandrake 9.0 Install CD, I suggest the following might work:

(1) copy the entire ISO image into a read-write space where you can edit it. Let iso:/ refer to your entire ISO image.

(2) iso:/isolinux should be a directory that contains some bootup messages and subdirectories that contain the kernel file images. In my case, the file advanced.msg told me what subdirectories contained which kernel images, of which only one was usable (the others were trials).

(3) compile your new kernel and put it in the file(s) of the kernel images that you don't need, keeping the file names the same so that the install process will connect to your new kernel as it would have to the old one that you are replacing. This is where it gets tricky. In my case, there are 2 files in each kernel image subdirectory and if I were to recompile (which I haven't done) and get only one file, which file is that supposed to replace and what is supposed to happen to the other file? Then again, your google search might yield documentation that you allow you to negotiate this step without any problems. You might also try www.mandrakeexpert.com for answers also, with the understanding that they typically take a long time to answer if they answer at all.

(4) burn your edited ISO image to a new CDR disk and install using that disk, being sure to select your new kernel for the install.
 
Old 11-17-2003, 08:14 PM   #5
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I have an update for you. On Mandrake 9.0 Install CD 1, go to a file called install.txt. In that file, go to "other installation methods." One of the methods described there describes how to do an installation using a custom kernel of your choosing. This will save you all of the guesswork that I suggested above. I know that you have Mandrake 9.2, but I am almost certain that the option that I gave here is also available on your Mandrake 9.2 as well.

Incidentally, it would be nice to have documentation in the form of a relational database where you could input your concern and get a result directing you to solutions like this. It would save a lot of stumbling around, thats for sure...
 
Old 11-19-2003, 03:41 PM   #6
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I found a solution for the problem. I reinstalled MDK 9.2 with the option "mem=1024M" and used the default vmlinuz-enterprise kernel. I don't have a purdy boot splash but the I don't get any crazy segmentation fault errors.
I am impressed enough with Mandrake that I bough a pack for my sister. She has actually started to use Mandrake on her Dell and loves it! Her hardware works great and I replaced her crappy WinModem with a "kwality" US Robotics hardware modem. I'll sacrifice the WinModem this weekend. Good Job, Mandrake!
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:28 PM   #7
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It's quite a chore to get MDK 9.2 to work. The install took forever on my system after it froze up several times. Then when I finally get it to work, I go to uninstall some packages and the majority of the menus disappear in the k menu which case I had to go into menudrake and save to restore them. I noticed other things like programs taking a really long time to load which is unusual for a 2.0 Ghz Athlon XP and 256MB ram. I could only get the control center to run once in a while. All the other times it would hang on the load screen. This happened with a lot of other Mandrake guis as well. This is a very disappointing release from a stability standpoint even after the delays. I think I'll stick with MDK 9.1 which runs fine, fast and stable or even switch to Slack 9.1.
 
Old 11-19-2003, 04:44 PM   #8
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I run Slackware 9.1 as my main distro and if you've never used Slack before be prepared to learn! If possible copy the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and rename it to XF86Config to use with Slack. Also save/copy/print your /etc/fstab config file to set up drives.
Finally, if you like GNOME, you may want to look at Dropline GNOME for Slackware.
It's interesting how you had such a bad stint with Mandrake 9.2. I've tried Mandrake 9.0 and 9.1 and I hated them. I originally used MDK 8.2 for my first Linux distro. Well, you're living Linux...kudos to you either way!!!
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:22 AM   #9
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Well I have Slack running now and I am even using it to type this message and I must say it is quite impressive. It is SO much faster than MDK it's not even funny. Personally I've come to prefer editing config files than screwing with buggy gui configurators so the switch to Slackware hasn't been much of an issue.

The only thing I'm having slight problems with now is winex 3.1. If anyone has any suggestions, I welcome them but when I execute winex, I get this message:

Your system requires the use of pthreads but the maximum system allowed stack size of 2052 kB may be too small for some games

The only thing is when I run ulimit -u, it says the stack size is unlimited. Is this just a bug that doesn't mean anything or does it affect winex on slack?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 08:09 AM   #10
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I actually run Point2Play on Slack 9.1. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne crashes every once in a while but hopefully with WineX 3.2 just released that should be a non-issue. Also Jedi Academy runs great on it.
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:13 AM   #11
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Do you get that pthreads message?
 
Old 11-20-2003, 11:46 AM   #12
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I get the pthreads message under Slack but I can still use WineX just fine. Get WineX 3.2 and give it a whirl. You'll like it!!
 
  


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