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Old 02-09-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
Robert.Thompson
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Installed 'current' - some post-install questions...


Hello:

I installed current and probably should not have done that but, it's done.

After the install, I ran grubconfig (not using LILO) and system started as if it was a fresh install, i.e. to termial mode. Logged in as root and did a startx - the KDE desktop appeared and my wireless connected automatically. I changed the default run level to 4 in etc/inittab, rebooted, logged in as 'rob'& KDE started fine. So far so good, I think.

Some questions:
  1. Are there things that I need to do now?
  2. How do I know if I am actually running 'current'?
  3. Do I need to SlackBuild all the apps that were previously installed but do not work now, eg Chromium Web Browser, DropBox?
  4. Do I need to do re-create the create the initrd.gz file?
  5. How do I know which version of KDE is running?

Here is the /boot/grub/menu.lst entry for Slackware:
Code:
# Linux bootable partition config begins
  title Slackware Linux on (/dev/sda7)
  root (hd0,6)
  kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda7 ro vga=normal
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Last edited by Robert.Thompson; 02-09-2011 at 11:11 AM. Reason: add
 
Old 02-09-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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I installed current and probably should not have done that but, it's done.
  • Are there things that I need to do now?
  • How do I know if I am actually running 'current'?
  • Do I need to SlackBuild all the apps that were previously installed but do not work now, eg Chromium Web Browser, DropBox?
  • Do I need to do re-create the create the initrd.gz file?
  • How do I know which version of KDE is running?
1. Yes probably, but I'm not sure what. You are not complaining.
2. Cat /etc/slackware-version, although that's possibly one of the things you need to do now:-P.
3. If you want them to be installed, yes. I take it you have overwritten the previous files.
4. Not if you're booting fine without it.
5. Help/about in most programs. I don't run kde, because imho it's bloatware.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 03:13 PM   #3
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1. Are there things that I need to do now?
Can't think of much. Have you done the usual check for .new files under /etc? What about deleting packages which are no longer in current.
2. How do I know if I am actually running 'current'?
I don't think /etc/slackware-version will help as it currently shows 13.1.0. Just check some packages in /var/log/packages if you need to check.
3. Do I need to SlackBuild all the apps that were previously installed but do not work now, eg Chromium Web Browser, DropBox?
Why have they stopped working? I don't use Chrome or DropBox but none of the stuff I installed from source stopped working as far as I remember.
4. Do I need to do re-create the create the initrd.gz file?
Does the box reboot ok? It depends which kernel you are using and the filesystems you use (ext3 etc). Are you using the huge kernel or generic? Post the output from ls -l in /boot if you are not sure
5. How do I know which version of KDE is running?
Help menu then About KDE in any KDE app.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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1. Are there things that I need to do now?
Can't think of much. Have you done the usual check for .new files under /etc? What about deleting packages which are no longer in current.
2. How do I know if I am actually running 'current'?
I don't think /etc/slackware-version will help as it currently shows 13.1.0. Just check some packages in /var/log/packages if you need to check.
3. Do I need to SlackBuild all the apps that were previously installed but do not work now, eg Chromium Web Browser, DropBox?
Why have they stopped working? I don't use Chrome or DropBox but none of the stuff I installed from source stopped working as far as I remember.
4. Do I need to do re-create the create the initrd.gz file?
Does the box reboot ok? It depends which kernel you are using and the filesystems you use (ext3 etc). Are you using the huge kernel or generic? Post the output from ls -l in /boot if you are not sure
5. How do I know which version of KDE is running?
Help menu then About KDE in any KDE app.
Code:
rob@roblap:/boot$ ls -l
total 24832
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      37 Feb  8 15:11 README.initrd -> /usr/doc/mkinitrd-1.4.6/README.initrd
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      33 Feb  8 14:54 System.map -> System.map-huge-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1334245 Jan  6 21:56 System.map-generic-2.6.35.10
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1374575 Jan  6 20:50 System.map-generic-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2036529 Jan  6 22:16 System.map-huge-2.6.35.10
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2080720 Jan  6 21:17 System.map-huge-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     137 Feb  2 09:41 boot_message.txt
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      29 Feb  8 14:54 config -> config-huge-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  112902 Jan  6 21:56 config-generic-2.6.35.10
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  113340 Jan  6 20:50 config-generic-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  112876 Jan  6 22:16 config-huge-2.6.35.10
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  113314 Jan  6 21:17 config-huge-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root    5040 Feb 16  2010 diag1.img
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root    4096 Feb  9 09:35 grub/
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root    4096 Feb  4 13:16 initrd-tree/
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 1692809 Feb  4 13:16 initrd.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   14174 Feb 14  2010 slack.bmp
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      30 Feb  8 14:54 vmlinuz -> vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2643536 Jan  6 21:56 vmlinuz-generic-2.6.35.10
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 2767872 Jan  6 20:50 vmlinuz-generic-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5401648 Jan  6 22:16 vmlinuz-huge-2.6.35.10
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 5586272 Jan  6 21:17 vmlinuz-huge-smp-2.6.35.10-smp
rob@roblap:/boot$
I guess that I am using HUGE.

KDE is 4.5.5

Last edited by Robert.Thompson; 02-09-2011 at 04:06 PM. Reason: add'l info
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #5
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Hello:

I think that I had better go back to the non-current version.

I'm going to mark this as SOLVED and re-install from the DVD.

Thanks to all.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #6
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I guess that I am using HUGE.
Yes. Your grub menu.lst specifies /boot/vmlinux which is a link to the huge smp kernel. In that case you aren't using an initrd so no need to rebuild it. If you are not sure about this, read README.initrd in /boot.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #7
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Hello:

I think that I had better go back to the non-current version.

I'm going to mark this as SOLVED and re-install from the DVD.

Thanks to all.
OK, if you feel more comfortable with that then go back but it looks as though you have a functioning install of current. Tell us what problems you have and maybe we can help.
 
Old 02-09-2011, 05:59 PM   #8
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OK, if you feel more comfortable with that then go back but it looks as though you have a functioning install of current. Tell us what problems you have and maybe we can help.
Thanks for the encouragement.

I think that I'll 'sleep on it' and decide if I should 'retreat' tomorrow.
 
  


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