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Old 08-30-2012, 01:28 AM   #1
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Keyboard and mouse not detected after starting X


My keyboard and mouse will no longer work after starting X. My system isn't freezing as conky still functions. My wired and wireless internet don't work anymore either.

Everything broke after I followed this tutorial to update Slackware packages: http://webgnuru.com/linux/slackpkg_howto.php

I upgraded to Slackware 14.0 RC3

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:58 AM   #2
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Are you sure you selected a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors for the correct version of Slackware that you're running?

Sorry if you did, I just wanted to get that out of the way first.

Oh, and another possibility is an issue with the way you merged the config files over, especially if you're new to Slackware and/or slackpkg.

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #3
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Are you sure you selected a mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors for the correct version of Slackware that you're running?

Sorry if you did, I just wanted to get that out of the way first.

Oh, and another possibility is an issue with the way you merged the config files over, especially if you're new to Slackware and/or slackpkg.
Yea, I pinged some of the hosts and chose the one with the best ping. I picked slackware64-current was I suppose to pick Slackware 13.37? I'm running a 64-bit machine.

I probably overwrote the config files but I can't seem to find the original files. All I see are a bunch of errors and not founds at start up.
 
Old 08-31-2012, 12:23 AM   #4
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You have a upgraded Slackware to 14.0 RC3? You should be to remove packages hal-0.5.14-i486-3 and hal-info-20091130-noarch-1 and upgrade udev, according to the ChangeLog.txt. Also you should install package kmod-9-i486-3.

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:11 AM   #5
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You have a upgraded Slackware to 14.0 RC3? You should be to remove packages hal-0.5.14-i486-3 and hal-info-20091130-noarch-1 and upgrade udev, according to the ChangeLog.txt. Also you should install package kmod-9-i486-3.
I thought -current was updated version of 13.37 because I had FireFox 4.0 installed. I removed the hal packages and udev and kmod appear to be up to date.

My mouse and keyboard still aren't functioning. My mouse powers up but my keyboard turns off after starting X.

My system time also seems to be different from the hardware time.

A lot of the errors say GLIBC_2.1.4 not found.

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Old 08-31-2012, 02:24 AM   #6
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I thought -current was updated version of 13.37 because I had FireFox 4.0 installed. I removed the hal packages and udev and kmod appear to be up to date.
You want to say, Firefox 14?
Code:
# slackpkg search firefox
Password: 

Looking for firefox in package list. Please wait... DONE

The list below shows all packages with name matching "firefox".

[uninstalled] - mozilla-firefox-14.0.1-i486-1
But this is not guarantees actuality of the system. See /var/log/packages for look the installed packages or add to /etc/slackpg/mirrors any actually mirror, for example,ftp://slackware.osuosl.org/pub/slack...ckware-current, and type (as root): slackpkg update gpg; slackpkg update; slackpkg upgrade-all; slackpkg clean-system. Before try it, read man slackpkg.
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My mouse and keyboard still aren't functioning. My mouse powers up but my keyboard turns off after starting X.
I think the consequences of an incorrect or incomplete system upgrade. It is possible when upgrading when a new package requires in order to work have not yet installed components.
My system time also seems to be different from the hardware time.

A lot of the errors say GLIBC_2.1.4 not found.[/QUOTE]
Packages match in glib* are upgraded?
Code:
# slackpkg search glibc

Looking for glibc in package list. Please wait... DONE

The list below shows all packages with name matching "glibc".

[  upgrade  ] - glibc-solibs-2.15-i486-3 --> glibc-solibs-2.15-i486-5
[  upgrade  ] - glibc-zoneinfo-2012b_2012c-noarch-3 --> glibc-zoneinfo-2012e_2012e-noarch-5
[  upgrade  ] - glibc-2.15-i486-3 --> glibc-2.15-i486-5
[  upgrade  ] - glibc-i18n-2.15-i486-3 --> glibc-i18n-2.15-i486-5
[  upgrade  ] - glibc-profile-2.15-i486-3 --> glibc-profile-2.15-i486-5
 
Old 08-31-2012, 01:38 PM   #7
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My wireless and wired internet doesn't work after updating so I won't be able to download any updates. My FireFox was upgraded from 4 to 14. I currently have glibc-2.1.5-x86_64-5 installed.

When I typed "iwconfig" or "ifconfig" all I see is "lo".

Any way to "roll-back" or "downgrade"?
14 RC3 is unstable.

Last edited by Infinity8; 08-31-2012 at 06:11 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 12:31 AM   #8
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You have overwritten some of your config files with new ones, you don't need to downgrade, just start out with the
"netconfig" this will get you back on the web. Then just work through the problems one by one, there are plenty of
great help on this forum.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 01:05 AM   #9
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You have overwritten some of your config files with new ones, you don't need to downgrade, just start out with the
"netconfig" this will get you back on the web. Then just work through the problems one by one, there are plenty of
great help on this forum.
I did that before I posted this thread, none of my network adapters are detected besides "lo" which I believe is localhost.

Anyways, I downloaded all the Slackware 13.37 files including patches from a Slackware mirror and placed it on a USB.

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Old 09-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #10
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14 RC3 is unstable.
No, I have updates from RC1 to RC3, it works normally. And RC4 is released
 
Old 09-01-2012, 03:43 AM   #11
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"lo" is the loopback device.

What is the output of
Code:
lspci -k
It would also be useful if you could show us exactly what errors come up when starting up.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 04:14 AM   #12
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I had this problem on upgrading to current (which shows as 14 in /etc/slackware-version some time back.

I can't remember how I fixed it, but I think it was either

a) Booting into Salix and mounting / and installing missing packages from slackware-current repo

b) running Wicd-cli or plug in ethernet and run slackpkg upgrade, before startx but remember this time to do the install-new this time.

Anyway it was solveable without a complete re-install.

Good luck
 
Old 09-01-2012, 08:42 AM   #13
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You need /run directory. Just make the directory and then reboot.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #14
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You need /run directory. Just make the directory and then reboot.
Thank you, and I just noticed a new directory in the rootfs
slackpkg file-search run shows a long list of matches. Not surprising that udev doesn't work normally. I think it is necessary to add information about this issue in CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT.
 
Old 09-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #15
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How would I go about posting logs on here if I have no internet connection on Slackware?
 
  


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