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brodo 03-02-2010 06:31 PM

Latest current problems
 
I managed to make an upgrade to the latest current 32-bit packages using my Lenovo X60s machine.

However, some obstacles came into my way:

- mkinitrd didn't work for me (failed to make /boot/initrd.gz), the previous version of it I happily used instead (from 13.0) did the job properly, so I could reboot and got new kernel working,

- pppd is asking for libpcap.so.1 and does not initiate net connection,

- Xorg with KDE gives me a video that seems to be out of sync.
KDE itself looks like probably working - but I only see a pointer on the grey background that reacts properly to mouse motion and nothing more.
Clicking on the left bottom corner gives me a flickering resemblance of KDE menu.

I'd be thankful for some advice :)

samac 03-02-2010 06:40 PM

To fix the KDE problem rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa to xorg.conf and restart X. If like me you run an Nvidia card you will have to patch the driver or grab the beta version. Unfortunately I haven't got them working yet, invalid module format.

Haven't tried mkinitrd yet and don't use pppd.

samac

brodo 03-02-2010 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samac (Post 3883210)
To fix the KDE problem rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa to xorg.conf and restart X. If like me you run an Nvidia card you will have to patch the driver or grab the beta version. Unfortunately I haven't got them working yet, invalid module format.

Haven't tried mkinitrd yet and don't use pppd.

samac

I have an Intel 945gm graphics onboard.

Looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log file I see an "(EE)" error saying that "fbdev" module failed to load.

I used xorg.conf-vesa as you suggested and it worked but that's not the most elegant solution, I suppose.

In case of pppd I used a version from Slack 13.0 disc and it works :-)

Thanks for Xorg idea :)

zbreaker 03-02-2010 08:40 PM

I have a feeling some people will realize after these updates that they really should stick with the stable release ;)...but then again..most slack aficianados are an adventurous bunch.

dc_eros 03-02-2010 08:51 PM

Installing slackware-current is my little way of helping and supporting slackware :D

damgar 03-02-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dc_eros (Post 3883312)
Installing slackware-current is my little way of helping and supporting slackware :D

Being new to slackware and linux in general, I've been wondering: Is there a proper way to test slackware current? I mean does running current and sharing on the forums provide any benefit beyond me and those people on the forums or is there a defined method for feedback (not that I have really found anything that didn't work or couldn't be made to work)?

mRgOBLIN 03-02-2010 09:05 PM

Install it, use it =)

As for reporting bugs...

You can report them on the forums here where others can confirm/deny/help fix them. AlienBOB, Robby Workman, PiterPunk and myself keep a pretty close eye on reports here.

You could jump into one of the Slackware Channels on IRC and discuss it there.

Alternatively, if you are pretty confident that you have a real bug and it hasn't been discussed/reported here already then you can email Patrick directly.

Do be aware that he is a very busy man and having 500 people email him to tell him that the same bug exists already is probably not an efficient use of his time =)

damgar 03-02-2010 09:15 PM

Thanks for the response and all y'all do. One of the (many) things I've come to appreciate about Slack is the regular contact with the devs/contributors. It's reassuring and impressive that (what I understand to be) such a small team of people not only find the time to build a great OS but interact with the users as well.

ivandi 03-02-2010 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brodo (Post 3883265)
I have an Intel 945gm graphics onboard.

Looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log file I see an "(EE)" error saying that "fbdev" module failed to load.

I used xorg.conf-vesa as you suggested and it worked but that's not the most elegant solution, I suppose.

In case of pppd I used a version from Slack 13.0 disc and it works :-)

Thanks for Xorg idea :)


The latest intel driver works only with kms. You have to put modeset=1 for i915 options. Just create a file named i915 in /etc/modprobe.d with "options i915 modeset=1" in it.

slackwaredanny 03-02-2010 09:53 PM

slackpkg.conf error after upgrade all from stable to current.
(didnt use the new kernel )(luks/lwm setup)
bash-4.1# uname -a
Linux slack 2.6.29.6-smp #1 SMP Mon Aug 17 00:18:05 CDT 2009 i686 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
bash-4.1#


bash-4.1# slackpkg update
expr: error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Your slackpkg.conf is outdated. Please, edit it using slackpkg.conf.new
as example or overwrite it with slackpkg.conf.new.

You can use 'slackpkg new-config' to do that.


bash-4.1# slackpkg new-config
expr: error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Searching for NEW configuration files
No .new files found

mRgOBLIN 03-02-2010 10:06 PM

There were some additions today that should resolve that issue.
You'll need to install this manually though.

a/coreutils-8.4-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Use --without-gmp, at least for now. We don't want utilities in /bin
requiring a library in /usr/lib{,64} that may not be available.
l/libpng-1.4.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Now with less rat.

the_penguinator 03-02-2010 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samac (Post 3883210)
To fix the KDE problem rename /etc/X11/xorg.conf-vesa to xorg.conf and restart X. If like me you run an Nvidia card you will have to patch the driver or grab the beta version. Unfortunately I haven't got them working yet, invalid module format.
samac

I'm in the same boat after update-all...just rebooted and pffft...is the patch in /patches?...is the beta at xorg? nvidia?
cheers

dc_eros 03-02-2010 11:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slackwaredanny (Post 3883355)
slackpkg.conf error after upgrade all from stable to current.
(didnt use the new kernel )(luks/lwm setup)
bash-4.1# uname -a
Linux slack 2.6.29.6-smp #1 SMP Mon Aug 17 00:18:05 CDT 2009 i686 Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
bash-4.1#


bash-4.1# slackpkg update
expr: error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Your slackpkg.conf is outdated. Please, edit it using slackpkg.conf.new
as example or overwrite it with slackpkg.conf.new.

You can use 'slackpkg new-config' to do that.


bash-4.1# slackpkg new-config
expr: error while loading shared libraries: libgmp.so.10: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Searching for NEW configuration files
No .new files found

I encountered that problem too, installpkg, upgradepkg, removepkg, slackpkg does not work. What I did was symlink that libgmp.so.10 to the old lib and restarted the upgrade.

However, it is better to download the gmp.***.txz and extract it and install it. As what the other thread suggested.

slackwaredanny 03-02-2010 11:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mRgOBLIN (Post 3883365)
There were some additions today that should resolve that issue.
You'll need to install this manually though.

a/coreutils-8.4-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Use --without-gmp, at least for now. We don't want utilities in /bin
requiring a library in /usr/lib{,64} that may not be available.
l/libpng-1.4.1-i486-2.txz: Rebuilt.
Now with less rat.

Thanks i grabbed it from the states,sweden doesnt have it yet.
/solved

samac 03-03-2010 03:26 AM

Quote:

I'm in the same boat after update-all...just rebooted and pffft...is the patch in /patches?...is the beta at xorg? nvidia?
cheers
The beta is at nvidia's site, I found the patch on this thread
Quote:

works here
Not sure about everything in this thread but this worked for me

NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53-pkg2.run --apply-patch nvidia-190.53-2.6.33.patch.txt

This produces NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53-pkg2-custom.run

which installs and works fine for me
the patch is attached I think

john
Attached Files
File Type: txt nvidia-190.53-2.6.33.patch.txt (2.8 KB, 16 views)
and I had to re-compile the kernel modules like this
Quote:

i can confirm, cp /boot/config-huge-2.6.33 /usr/src/linux-2.6.33/.config && cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.33 && make && make modules_install && cp arch/x86_64/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz && lilo && echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf && telinit 6 will allow the patched 190.53 nvidia drivers to work

patched as per AlleyTrotters post above.
samac


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