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Old 08-10-2007, 06:10 PM   #16
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Quote:
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If you know your router's LAN address, try to ping it.
I don't know it.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:20 PM   #17
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I have two drives. The cdrom drive mounts fine. The dvd drive is not mounting. The commands I use are:

Code:
mount /mnt/cdrom
mount /mnt/dvd
The fstab entries:

Code:
/dev/cdrom   /mnt/cdrom   auto   noauto,users,ro   0   0
/dev/scd0   /mnt/cdrom   auto   noauto,users,ro   0   0
The result of "/mnt/dvd":

Code:
mount: /dev/scd0 is not a valid block device
I could swear this is how I've always been doing it, and it was working before.
The plot thickens...

Do you have a type in your fstab? You show both /dev/cdrom and /dev/scd0 pointing to /mnt/cdrom.

Is the dvd drive a scsi drive? Try "cat /proc/scsi/scsi".

I don't see how an aborted DLG installation could have affected this.

Brian
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:22 PM   #18
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How do you connect to the internet? It looks like you have some kind of direct connection.

Try "ping -c3 google.com". If that doesn't work, try "ping -c3 64.233.167.99"

Brian
My internet connection is directly to a Clearwire modem.

The output of "ping -c3 google.com":

Code:
PING google.com (64.233.167.99) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from py-in-f99.google.com (64.233.167.99): icmp_seq=1 ttl=241 time=91.8 ms
64 bytes from py-in-f99.google.com (64.233.167.99): icmp_seq=2 ttl=241 time=153 ms
64 bytes from py-in-f99.google.com (64.233.167.99): icmp_seq=3 ttl=241 time=92.8 ms

--- google.com ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2028ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 91.802/112.629/153.212/28.700 ms
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:26 PM   #19
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So you are connected to the internet and dns works fine. Double-check that you typed the wget command properly.

Brian
 
Old 08-10-2007, 06:50 PM   #20
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Double-check that you typed the wget command properly.
Yeah, it's identical to what you typed. Strange it won't work.

Last edited by sythe; 08-10-2007 at 10:18 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 10:43 PM   #21
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Yes!!!

Libart was indeed the problem. I finally was able to get it installed, and kde is up and running once again. Now I get to work my way through that list of packages you mentioned. But at least we got it going again, so I won't be so stressed.

Just for the record: I hope nothing I said made it sound like I blame Dropline. I know that the problem was my own errors during installation.

Thanks for all your help Brian. You were constantly patient and clear.
 
Old 08-10-2007, 11:24 PM   #22
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Update:

So I hunted down all of the remaining packages from the list provided earlier. No problems with installing them. So things should be back to normal?

Well... a couple of programs still won't start. Both GIMP and Firefox are not running. I issue the command to start Firefox, and nothing happens. I issue the command to start GIMP, and I see a bouncing, spinning hourglass for 15 seconds, and then it disappears.

Any one know what couldn've happened to cause this?
 
Old 08-11-2007, 06:21 AM   #23
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removing DLG will in fact screw up : wget, firefox, xchat, ???, etc
good news is, you still have the DLG packages you downloaded local (or should)
as root

Code:
cd /var/cache/dropline-installer
installpkg lib*.tgz
installpkg p*.tgz
install *.tgz
There's other ways around getting the libs to install first, but this way is the easiest way to get around it, and shortest answer to give.
And yes I know, this will cause some packages to install twice.
But if you start with an installpkg *.tgz . You'll get errors about libraries as things install and you'll end up with a nerfed DLG.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 09:41 AM   #24
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Update:

So I hunted down all of the remaining packages from the list provided earlier. No problems with installing them. So things should be back to normal?

Well... a couple of programs still won't start. Both GIMP and Firefox are not running. I issue the command to start Firefox, and nothing happens. I issue the command to start GIMP, and I see a bouncing, spinning hourglass for 15 seconds, and then it disappears.

Any one know what couldn've happened to cause this?
Try running them from the command line. Usually you will get some error messages to guide you.

Brian
 
Old 08-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #25
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I realized I was starting Firefox and GIMP from the ALT+F2 Run Command box. Stupid me, of course I wasn't going to know what the problem was. So this morning I started them from konsole to capture the standard error.

Firefox:

Code:
/usr/lib/firefox-1.5.0.7/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libpangoxft-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
GIMP:

Code:
gimp: error while loading shared libraries: libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So I installpkg'd pango-1.12 from the Slackware 11 disk. Now both Firefox and GIMP appear to be working 100%. Crossing my fingers no other issues pop up...

Last edited by sythe; 08-11-2007 at 09:56 AM.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 10:00 AM   #26
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removing DLG will in fact screw up : wget, firefox, xchat, ???, etc
good news is, you still have the DLG packages you downloaded local (or should)
as root

Code:
cd /var/cache/dropline-installer
installpkg lib*.tgz
installpkg p*.tgz
install *.tgz
There's other ways around getting the libs to install first, but this way is the easiest way to get around it, and shortest answer to give.
And yes I know, this will cause some packages to install twice.
But if you start with an installpkg *.tgz . You'll get errors about libraries as things install and you'll end up with a nerfed DLG.
I'm not clear about what exactly this will do. Will it patch up KDE using some of the Dropline libraries, to get KDE running smoothly again? Or will it install Dropline?
 
Old 08-11-2007, 10:11 AM   #27
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I'm not clear about what exactly this will do. Will it patch up KDE using some of the Dropline libraries, to get KDE running smoothly again? Or will it install Dropline?
It will install DLG components. One thing I would say is that, if you do this, you use "upgradepkg" instead of "installpkg", otherwise you will end up with two different installed versions of all the "replaced" packages. I think that it is better to use the dropline-installer to do the installation.

Is wget still not working? Try it with some other sites. You can use wget to download any http or ftp url, try a few.

Brian
 
Old 08-11-2007, 10:37 AM   #28
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Is wget still not working? Try it with some other sites. You can use wget to download any http or ftp url, try a few.
Yes, wget is still not working. Everything I try gives this message:

Code:
Resolving [host name]... failed: Name or service not known.
KhaoSlacker's post mentioned uninstalling Dropline will bring down wget.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 10:41 AM   #29
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Another issue:

Whenever I login to KDE, I now immediately get the KDE Crash Handler telling me that Soundserver (artsd) crashed. This never happened before, so it must be related.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 10:49 AM   #30
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Whenever I login to KDE, I now immediately get the KDE Crash Handler telling me that Soundserver (artsd) crashed.
Here's the standard error for running artsd in konsole:

Code:
unix_connect: can't connect to server (unix:/tmp/ksocket-root/kohlhass.spruce.com-2164-46bdd9bb)
There are already artsd objects registered, looking if they are active...
... cleaned 5 unused mcop global references.
At this point, the command just hangs. I'm not returned to the prompt, and there's no further output.
 
  


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