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Old 06-13-2011, 07:08 PM   #1
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armedslack-13.37 - can't run any KDE apps?


My ARM system (Seagate GoFlex Net) is running great, with one exception - I can't run any KDE applications. I'm using VNC and this happens whichever window manager I run. When I try to run KDE itself, I get all but 1 icon on the splash screen to appear, before the screen goes completely black. Please see attached screenshot for the specific error.

Seems like to be this error: http://www.mail-archive.com/armedsla.../msg00381.html - But I can't find a solution anywhere.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
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I could be pretty wrong here, but it looks as if a package is missing or different versions of packages are incompatible, something KDE related or dbus is not functioning properly. Can you paste the output of:

Code:
ls /usr/share/dbus-1/services/
I think the smartest solution will be to rebuild KDE from the slackware-current source tree (only adapted for ARM).

Check the armedslack changelog, it should help. In this error it's said that older versions work, check what has exactly changed.

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Here you go - anything abnormal?

Code:
root@goflex:~# ls /usr/share/dbus-1/services/
blueman-applet.service                   org.freedesktop.xesam.searcher.service  org.kde.krunner.service    org.xfce.FileManager.service  org.xfce.calendar.service
obex-data-server.service                 org.kde.fontinst.service                org.kde.kuiserver.service  org.xfce.RunDialog.service    org.xfce.orage.service
org.freedesktop.Akonadi.Control.service  org.kde.kget.service                    org.kde.lancelot.service   org.xfce.Thunar.service       vandenoever.strigi.service
org.freedesktop.Notifications.service    org.kde.knotify.service                 org.xchat.service.service  org.xfce.Xfconf.service
Rebuilding KDE could take weeks on that system . Anyway, armedslack-current is pretty up-to-date with slackware-current. Going by the changelog, there doesn't seem to have been much change KDE-wise, since the 13.37 release. So I doubt upgrading to current will help.

If it does turn out to be the same error I linked originally, how come KDE was not just reverted to an earlier version by the ARM maintainers? Is there something more to it.. surely there must be?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 11:20 PM   #4
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Just a thought, but could it be where the libraries are pointing to or looking for. I do not have my sheevaplug with me but you may just need to symlink what it is looking for to where it actually is.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 09:09 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by ahmadj View Post
My ARM system (Seagate GoFlex Net) is running great, with one exception - I can't run any KDE applications. I'm using VNC and this happens whichever window manager I run. When I try to run KDE itself, I get all but 1 icon on the splash screen to appear, before the screen goes completely black. Please see attached screenshot for the specific error.

Seems like to be this error: http://www.mail-archive.com/armedsla.../msg00381.html - But I can't find a solution anywhere.
Slackware ARM 13.37 was released with KDE marked as known broken (as it says in the changelog).
Hopefully when the new version of KDE appears for -current, KDE will work again -- but I won't build it for 13.37 as there's no real demand for it.
 
  


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