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Old 11-30-2007, 04:11 AM   #31
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tobyl, Thank you so much. I added the modeline, edited Section Screen: default depth line, removing "Dri" or "GLX" just created errors on shutdown, and finally changed the HorizSync to the more precise 31.475-79.976, as well change VertRefresh 59.9-75.024 and Xfce starts with a little more delay in black and much more stable colored start screen, so I am happy. Sorry it took so long to respond, I have been working on setting up my printer, yuk!

Bad news is the new shutdown errors:

"Failed to shutdown GConf daemon on logout: Failed to execute child process ""gconftool-2"(No such file or directory) Agend pid 3238 Killed"

"Waiting for Xserver to shutdown Xfce-mcs-manager: Fatal I0 error 11 (Resource-temporarily unavailable) on Xserver :0:."

"Free Font Path:FPE "/usr/share/fonts/misc" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing." It always says its fixing but doesn't apparently.

Also, do you know how to get rid of Xscreensaver error related to permission during startup and shutdown from Xfce?
 
Old 12-01-2007, 05:40 PM   #32
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Hi Nightsky,

Glad you got you display working ok.

As for the shutdown errors:


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"Failed to shutdown GConf daemon on logout: Failed to execute child process ""gconftool-2"(No such file or directory) Agend pid 3238 Killed"
I guess you don't have gconf2 installed. It doesn't come as default with Slackware as I think it is mainly a gnome thing.
You can install it if you wish, (you do not have to have gnome installed) you can get it (plus its dependencies) at http://www.slackbuilds.org/

slackbuilds.org is a superb way to build & install packages that are not native to Slackware, yet have been contributed by Slackware experts who know what they are doing. It is a site endorsed by Pat Volkerding. There is a small learning curve, but all you need to know is on the site.

I am wondering if you have "Load Gnome services at Startup" in the Sessions and Startup section of XFCE config, which you may not require, however I can't test that for you as I have gconf2 installed.

Quote:
"Waiting for Xserver to shutdown Xfce-mcs-manager: Fatal I0 error 11 (Resource-temporarily unavailable) on Xserver :0:."
I get this too, doesn't seem to have any adverse effects, I think you can safely ignore it

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"Free Font Path:FPE "/usr/share/fonts/misc" refcount is 2, should be 1; fixing."
I get this too, I have investigated this extensively for myself, and failed to find a fix :-(

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Also, do you know how to get rid of Xscreensaver error related to permission during startup and shutdown from Xfce?
I get this too! I have looked for a solution, I believe it is an XFCE problem as kde doesn't suffer from it, but if xscreensaver is working, probably not worth wasting time worrying about it. I think it is related to the shadow group, but maybe someone else can comment on this.

If those are your worst problems, you are doing ok. Other operating systems have as many or more errors, they just don't tell you about them. If you don't want to be bothered by them, why not boot straight into XFCE?

Just change /etc/inittab from

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:

# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:4:initdefault:


Another way is to have two /etc/lilo.conf entries (I do this)

Leave inittab at id:3:initdefault:

then in lilo.conf

image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda1
label = Slack
append = 4
read-only

image="/boot/vmlinuz"
root="/dev/sda1"
label= Slack-console
read-only

the 'append = 4' overrides inittab to boot straight into your chosen xwmconfig choice, but the second stanza will respect inittab, and leave you at the command line, where you can type startx etc.
Of course, the label is your choice. *Don't copy my entries - they are just an example, keep your own image and root definitions*. If you choose to modify lilo.conf, you need to run lilo (as root) afterwards.

tobyl
 
Old 12-03-2007, 12:41 AM   #33
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tobyl, thanks
I too have researched the 'Xscreensaver error related to permission during startup and shutdown from Xfce' All I could find out is that: Xscreensaver for some reason starts up as root and then switches to usr - but I could not find any solution -except maybe in the Xfce initscript which I have not a clue as to the what the proper settings needed.

I don't have gnome, but do have gnome desktop themes I did try and then reverted to the regular Xfce theme. If this is as good as it gets I would like to figureout how to get MY Documents and Firefox Bookmarks backup and onto slackware12 so I can go ahead and remove win98 from my first hde1 and install slackware12 on it as my main distro for this old box. Once Slackware12 is by itself I will run init at runlevel4.

I just have to learn how to get one of my printers working before I make that move because I print out everything from forum responses to online manuals for everything I do. lol

Really enjoyed working with you to get Xorgconf workng with this old ATI r128 video card.

Last edited by NightSky; 12-03-2007 at 12:43 AM.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:18 AM   #34
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toby, I wiped out my second hard drive and fdisked my 1st hdd removing windows98 finally. So Slackware12 is my only distro on this box now.
Did the inittab 4runlevel and did not have any xorg.conf problems. Now I just have to install whatever software I want to use in Xfce and configure the network. Thanks so much

Last edited by NightSky; 12-06-2007 at 07:51 AM.
 
Old 12-07-2007, 02:43 PM   #35
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great, I'm glad you got it all sorted out.
I assume you got your printer going too. If not, bump your printer thread, and I will try and help there too.

regards, tobyl
 
Old 12-12-2007, 11:24 AM   #36
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For xscreensaver error maybe xhost +localhost could help. I've patched xscreensaver and recompiled, but later it was updated and I don't remember now what i've done.
 
  


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