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Old 02-24-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
lenny45
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lost my cd/dvd in upgrade...?


i upgraded to the Mepis 3.5.1 package and the only problem i had was losing my cd/dvd player. i go to the KDE control module and it's listed. i apply and it claims it can't find the device.

then i go into mount partitions and there is no dev/hdc. ok, i'm still a noob. so do i need to install the "setcd" package in synaptic? that's the only thing i can think of to make it work. (the warning said that "setcd" was testing)

thx (where are u satinet)
 
Old 02-25-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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here lenny. yes i had a similar problem... lol.

one mine i had the wrong version of HAL.

maybe you can try doing "apt-get install hal" on mine that removed on verison and put a different one on that worked.

that was after i updated the repositories as mentioned in the mepis wiki.

done that lenny?
 
Old 02-25-2006, 06:15 PM   #3
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here lenny. yes i had a similar problem... lol.

one mine i had the wrong version of HAL.

maybe you can try doing "apt-get install hal" on mine that removed on verison and put a different one on that worked.

that was after i updated the repositories as mentioned in the mepis wiki.

done that lenny?
yup, got this....after i updated the repository!

apt-get install hal
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the list directory
 
Old 02-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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you must still be synaptic when you're doing it...

exit the app and try again....

and you need to be root

Last edited by satinet; 02-25-2006 at 06:31 PM.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 06:45 PM   #5
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you must still be synaptic when you're doing it...

exit the app and try again....

and you need to be root
ahhh, thanks again Satinet.....i get this now

root@5[~]# apt-get install hal
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
bluez-pin bluez-utils dbus libavahi-compat-howl0 libdbus-glib-1-2 libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common pmount
Suggested packages:
python-gtk2 bluez-firmware python2.2 hal-device-manager libgnomevfs2-bin
Recommended packages:
libgnomevfs2-extra gamin fam
The following packages will be REMOVED:
dbus-1 dbus-glib-1 libhal-storage0 libhal0
The following NEW packages will be installed:
dbus libavahi-compat-howl0 libdbus-glib-1-2
The following packages will be upgraded:
bluez-pin bluez-utils hal libgnomevfs2-0 libgnomevfs2-common pmount
6 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 4 to remove and 374 not upgraded.
Need to get 2688kB of archives.
After unpacking 871kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

-------------------------------------------

since it don't work i guess i'll go for it.... stay tuna
 
Old 02-25-2006, 06:50 PM   #6
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that's exactly what happened for me and it cured the problem for me....

btw, synaptic uses "apt" whenever you are using apt, it create a lock file so that you can't run two apts at once - for obvious reasons - upgrading the same packages at the same time for instance....

i'm going to be now lenny. hope it works for u.... and the cat's sake too.
 
Old 02-25-2006, 06:59 PM   #7
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that's exactly what happened for me and it cured the problem for me....

btw, synaptic uses "apt" whenever you are using apt, it create a lock file so that you can't run two apts at once - for obvious reasons - upgrading the same packages at the same time for instance....

i'm going to be now lenny. hope it works for u.... and the cat's sake too.
thanks Satinet----it is working after a re-boot! of course logging into root helped also. i'll have to pay you tutoring costs before it's over---you accept Peso's?

your quite helpful buddy..... i hope to return the favor. need any guitar lessons?

Last edited by lenny45; 02-25-2006 at 07:21 PM.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 07:35 AM   #8
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hi lenny.

glad to help. i just wrote this howto:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=419680

maybe you can vote on it for me (excellent please :-D).

if you wanna get ssh working it could help.

i'm visiting an old friend in OK soon. how's the weather in your part of the globe???

p.s i only accept pounds stirling. i believe 1 = about $1.85 usd. lol. glad to help...

Last edited by satinet; 02-26-2006 at 07:36 AM.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 11:53 AM   #9
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every time I install a distro there is some issue I have to plug away at...helps me learn about linux. This time a reinstall of mepis gives me a device doesn't exist error for cdrom1 and a bad fs error when I try playing a cd. Previous installs have recognized my dvd and cdwriter. I've tried HAL and still no...?
 
  


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