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Old 06-28-2010, 07:00 PM   #16
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shadowsnipes, I've just downgraded to mozilla-firefox-3.6.3-i686-1 and still all the same. I think there's no doubt that the problem is in here, on some point in my install. When I opened firefox script for edition, it just calls run-mozilla.sh to run firefox-bin (a long run, huh?), but when I tried to edit run-mozilla.sh my eyes just got hazed.

I don't know what I'm up against here. So I'll think about it.

Thanks, everyone.
 
Old 06-28-2010, 07:31 PM   #17
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On my install I only select packages in the A, AP, N, X and XAP series. The D, F, L, K, T and TCL are fully installed, so I don't know if it is a full install issue.
What did you not install from the A series?
 
Old 06-28-2010, 07:50 PM   #18
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Eeesh... that's a tricky question. Is there some easy way to know? Are you thinking about any specific package?
 
Old 06-28-2010, 08:37 PM   #19
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Yes. cpio is one I never thought I'd need, until some things stopped working mysteriously... much the same as you're experiencing now.

I don't know what is actually causing your problem, but since the A series contains the base install, I think it's good practise to install everything from that series before trying to debug anything else.

Most of the other software packages rely on stuff in the A series, so I wouldn't go cherry-picking there. I would install the whole lot.

Since storage is cheaper than ever, (like AUD $100 per terabyte), there is no real reason to not run a complete installation of Slackware anyway. I'll guarantee that this problem will stop happening if you do that. You might not want to install all of the KDE language packs, but they don't influence anything else anyway.

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Old 06-28-2010, 10:08 PM   #20
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So I've managed to know which A series packages were no installed, here they are:

Code:
[uninstalled] - apmd-3.2.2-i486-2
[uninstalled] - ed-1.3-i486-1
[uninstalled] - floppy-5.4-i386-3
[uninstalled] - getty-ps-2.1.0b-i486-1
[uninstalled] - jfsutils-1.1.14-i486-1
[uninstalled] - kernel-generic-2.6.33.4-i486-1
[uninstalled] - kernel-generic-smp-2.6.33.4_smp-i686-1
[uninstalled] - kernel-huge-2.6.33.4-i486-1
[uninstalled] - kernel-modules-2.6.33.4-i486-1
[uninstalled] - mdadm-2.6.9-i486-1
[uninstalled] - mt-st-0.9b-i486-2
[uninstalled] - mtx-1.3.9-i486-2
[uninstalled] - quota-3.17-i486-1
[uninstalled] - reiserfsprogs-3.6.21-i486-1
[uninstalled] - syslinux-3.84-i486-2
[uninstalled] - xfsprogs-3.1.1-i486-1
[uninstalled] - amp-0.7.6-i386-1
[uninstalled] - aumix-2.8-i486-1
[uninstalled] - gphoto2-2.4.9-i486-1
[uninstalled] - jed-0.99_19-i486-1
[uninstalled] - joe-3.5-i486-1
[uninstalled] - jove-4.16.0.70-i486-1
[uninstalled] - ksh93-2007_03_28-i486-2
[uninstalled] - madplay-0.15.2b-i486-2
[uninstalled] - mpg123-1.12.1-i486-1
[uninstalled] - radeontool-1.6.1-i486-1
[uninstalled] - rexima-1.4-i486-1
[uninstalled] - sc-7.16-i386-1
[uninstalled] - workbone-2.40-i386-3
[uninstalled] - xfsdump-3.0.4-i486-1
[uninstalled] - zsh-4.3.10-i486-1
To justify some of them: I'm in a Dell Inspiron 1525 (no floppy), and I compile the kernels myself. I have only use for ext4 (since all my partitions are formatted as so). It's a stand alone system, which means I only got one user and direct access to the internet (no LAN). This is a non-raid system, the only 120GiB HDD is partitioned as /, /home and swap. My text editors by choice are ViM and Kwrite, and my only daily-use shell is BASH. I only use Lilo as a boot loader, and I only made use of ACPI, not APM, as suggested.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 12:26 AM   #21
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[uninstalled] - getty-ps-2.1.0b-i486-1
This might be your problem.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 08:09 AM   #22
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Nope, no deal. Maybe I'll try a full install in the near future and see what happens.

Thanks, rkelsen.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 09:01 AM   #23
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Hmm... Some time ago, I was playing with the betas of firefox (self-compiled builds from mozilla's hg repository) and there was some similiar problems. The problems are involved with the Cairo and GTK+2 engines. Please, check them out.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 09:09 AM   #24
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Cairo and GTK engine:

Code:
[ installed ] - cairo-1.8.8-i486-3
[ installed ] - pycairo-1.8.8-i486-1
[ installed ] - gtk+-1.2.10-i486-5
[ installed ] - gtk+2-2.18.9-i486-1
[ installed ] - gtkspell-2.0.15-i486-1
[ installed ] - pygtk-2.16.0-i486-1
All installed. Do you have something else in mind by "check them out"?
 
Old 06-29-2010, 09:17 AM   #25
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Try to re-download and reinstall it. Maybe You have broken copies, or smthg...
 
Old 06-29-2010, 09:25 AM   #26
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Just reinstalled them, still nothing.

Gosh, this problem is hard to decode...
 
Old 06-29-2010, 10:11 AM   #27
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Well, all You may do, is to build ff from sources :/ I don't know, what is wrong and I can't help You This is specific to Your system only problem and You need to solve them by Yourself...
Since the existance of this problem, You may use the Opera browser, or Konqueror instead So, You never stay without any browser...
 
Old 06-29-2010, 10:15 AM   #28
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Yes, must be a install issue, as pointed out before by the others. I'll try a full install in sometime soon. 'Till then, I'll hang with Google Chrome and Opera.

Thanks, guys.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 01:45 PM   #29
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have watched this with interest as i have the same problem but with 3.6.4 on (still) slack11-base.

there is a "debug" switch in a script but it's gotten me nowhere.
am getting by with opera etc but ffox works when it doesn't.

if anyone else has anything at all and can de-lurk it'd help. i'll get actual output listed when i get back home.
 
Old 06-29-2010, 02:13 PM   #30
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rfernandez, other than KDE you should at least have twm (a very basic wm) which comes with the X package. You can use xwmconfig to choose the default window manager and then do startx from runlevel 3. I suggest that you try this under twm just to make sure that the problem is not caused by some interference from KDE.
 
  


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