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Old 09-10-2012, 08:55 AM   #151
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Works fine here. I use Oracle's jdk on -current 32-bit.

However, I do not use latest Firefox but instead using Firefox 10.0.7esr released by Mozilla.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 09:21 AM   #152
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Sorry, forgot to mention that I'm using jdk 6 not 7; so actually my related apps are quite different from you.
 
Old 09-10-2012, 10:51 AM   #153
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CPU spike in RC

Using 'tail -f /var/log/messages', this line is added when the X screen starts to flicker and cpu spikes (if power management settings are enabled):

"logger: ACPI group video / action DD02 is not defined"
 
Old 09-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #154
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Thumbs up 32-bit RC4+ (includes 9/6 updates) --- EXCELLENT

I did an in-place upgrade of 13.37 on a Fujitsu LifeBook T4010 (getting OLD.) Never ran correctly in X under 13.37.

Now? It's all good! Wired and wireless, video, glidepad (multiplexed PS/2): all appear to be working well.

If it would just make this 1.6 GHz Pentium-M act like a multi-core 2+ GHz with a few more gig of RAM ... But I really want to tell it, "That'll do, Pig." As I don't use this that much these days, it looks like I can wait a while longer.

A big thank you to Pat and the team!
 
Old 09-11-2012, 12:26 AM   #155
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Pat, dont`t forget to update kmod (v 10), mc (v 4.8.5) and xorg-server to 1.12.4 if not 1.13.0 since you resumed the devel cycle :P

Last edited by sorinm; 09-11-2012 at 12:33 AM.
 
Old 09-11-2012, 04:15 AM   #156
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They slocate package. What's the point of the s flag on the binary?
-rwxr-sr-x 1 root slocate 33892 Aug 30 21:03 /usr/bin/slocate*
and what's the point with the slocate group?

locate have always worked as user anyway even when not in the slocate group.. hmm :-)
 
Old 09-11-2012, 05:28 AM   #157
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Pat, dont`t forget to update kmod (v 10), mc (v 4.8.5) and xorg-server to 1.12.4 if not 1.13.0 since you resumed the devel cycle :P
Please, no Xorg 1.13, since many people with "older" AMD systems (especially laptops with integrated HD2/3/4000 video chips) will be only be able to use the free radeon driver, which is more or less useless due to lacking power-management on mobile devices. I would like to "freeze" my laptop on Slackware 14, since it will be the last version usable on that machine.
 
Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 AM   #158
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Hi,

I suggest that the smartd should be started from separate /etc/rc.d/rc.smartd and not from rc.M directly.
This would save editing the the rc.M every time it is updated to just enable the smartd.
Also it would hint newcomers that there is something like S.M.A.R.T., because it would appear in services selection during installation.

--
Best regards,
Andrzej Telszewski
 
Old 09-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #159
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/CHANGES_AND_HINTS.TXT needs update of "-next" to "14.0" twice before release:
Quote:
This file documents the instructions for upgrading to Slackware -next, the
packages added, removed, renamed, and/or split during the development cycle
from Slackware 13.37 through -next, and some potential "gotchas" that users
can avoid by arming themselves with a little knowledge.
 
Old 09-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #160
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Hi,

I suggest removing:
Code:
if [ ! "`id -u`" = "0" ]; then
 PATH="$PATH:."
fi
from the /etc/profile

Adding the "." (current directory) to search path breaks for example building using buildroot, and this was really hard to find.
BTW, is there any rationale for adding the "." to search path?

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Andrzej Telszewski
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:22 AM   #161
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From current's mozilla-thunderbird.SlackBuild:

Code:
# These files/directories are usually created if Firefox is run as root,
# which on many systems might (and possibly should) be never.  Therefore, if we
# don't see them we'll put stubs in place to prevent startup errors.
( cd $PKG/usr/lib${LIBDIRSUFFIX}/thunderbird-$VERSION
  if [ -d extensions/talkback\@mozilla.org ]; then
    if [ ! -r extensions/talkback\@mozilla.org/chrome.manifest ]; then
      echo > extensions/talkback\@mozilla.org/chrome.manifest
    fi
  fi
  if [ ! -d updates ]; then
    mkdir -p updates/0
  fi
)
"If Firefox is run as root" ?!?
 
Old 09-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #162
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Quote:
I suggest that the smartd should be started from separate /etc/rc.d/rc.smartd and not from rc.M directly.
This would save editing the the rc.M every time it is updated to just enable the smartd.
Also it would hint newcomers that there is something like S.M.A.R.T., because it would appear in services selection during installation.
Pat, if you are interested, this is what I use:

Code:
#!/bin/sh
# /etc/rc.d/rc.smartd

# Start/stop/restart the S.M.A.R.T. daemon.

PIDFILE=/var/run/smartd.pid

# Add any startup options to this variable. Another way is to create
# a text file in /etc/default that is sourced here.
SMARTD_OPTIONS="-l local3"

smartd_start() {
  if [ -x /usr/sbin/smartd ]; then
    echo "Starting the S.M.A.R.T. daemon: /usr/sbin/smartd --pidfile=$PIDFILE"
    /usr/sbin/smartd $SMARTD_OPTIONS --pidfile=$PIDFILE &
  else
    echo "/usr/sbin/smartd is not executable or is missing!"
  fi
}

smartd_stop() {
  echo "Stopping the S.M.A.R.T. daemon."
  if [ -e "$PIDFILE" ]; then
    kill $(cat $PIDFILE)
    rm -f $PIDFILE
  fi
  # Just in case:
  killall smartd 1> /dev/null 2> /dev/null
}

# See how we were called.
case "$1" in
  start)
    smartd_start
  ;;
  stop)
    smartd_stop
  ;;
  restart)
    smartd_stop
    sleep 1
    smartd_start
  ;;
  *)
  echo "Usage: $0 start|stop|restart"
  exit 1
  ;;
esac
 
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:05 PM   #163
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Exclamation Hidden error message during setup / missing ca-certificates.crt

As already mentioned here the ca-certificates package itself installs fine but does not create the ca-certificates.crt file during setup. This happens only on a fresh setup, not on an upgrade.

I spent some more time in testing and i got this error message:
usr/sbin/update-ca-certificates: line 140: c_rehash: command not found

Normally you would not see this error message because errors are all redirected to /dev/null (see doinst.sh)

Code:
chroot . usr/sbin/update-ca-certificates --fresh 1>/dev/null 2>/dev/null
I modified the package and did a fresh install (with a custom dvd and all updates as of 12-09-11) on virtualbox and was able to catch the error message (see screenshot #1).

The problem is that r_rehash is part of the openssl package which is not yet installed during setup.

There is at least one package that does not (re-)build fine if this .crt is missing (glib-networking, see screenshot #2). Since i don't know any other package (yet) that depends on that (well, google shows some results on a search but i haven't tested them) and since i don't know how problematic a missing ca-certificates.crt file might be i'm not sure if it is worth a fix or not.

I'll just run the command manually after setup and fix it myself for now...
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #164
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TobiSGD View Post
Please, no Xorg 1.13, since many people with "older" AMD systems (especially laptops with integrated HD2/3/4000 video chips) will be only be able to use the free radeon driver, which is more or less useless due to lacking power-management on mobile devices. I would like to "freeze" my laptop on Slackware 14, since it will be the last version usable on that machine.
Which version of Xorg has the updated R128 driver for the integrated Intel chips referenced here?

Regards,
 
Old 09-11-2012, 03:43 PM   #165
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Which version of Xorg has the updated R128 driver for the integrated Intel chips referenced here?

Regards,
I am neither talking about Intel chips nor about the really old chips that use the r128 driver, I talk about the radeon driver, which is a bad joke as replacement for the Catalyst driver for mobile chips. AMD has released a legacy driver for those chips (if you can say "released" about a driver that is since 3 months in a beta state), but it works only with xserver 1.12 or below (and kernel 3.4 or below) and if you have a look at that joke that is AMD's driver policy I personally doubt that this driver will ever leave beta state or get an update for newer xservers/kernels.

But besides that, since Slackware is already in RC state I don't think that changing the xserver is a smart move.
 
  


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