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Old 09-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by leeeoooooo View Post
Hmmm... still bleeding here.

I ran out of disk space on my eeepc 2G surf while upgrading to RC3 and wasn't able to get the kernel source, qt or samba.


Any ideas?
There were some earlier suggestions to do a clean install. I have done something quite similar to what you describe once or twice. If you have slackpkg, you can re-install package groups; if not, try booting with the installer, mount your file systems, and (re-)install away. You may be able to do this with pkgtool, you may be able to do this with setup.
Old 09-02-2012, 01:27 AM   #32
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netatalk has a couple of files (/etc/netatalk/ and /etc/netatalk/ that aren't getting config'd in

aaa_elflibs has some old versions of libpng and glib2 files.
Old 09-02-2012, 01:35 AM   #33
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I noticed in /boot/README.mkinitrd references are to 3.2.27 rather than 3.2.28, and the lilo section is a bit strange.
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-generic-3.2.27
  initrd = /boot/initrd.gz
  root = /dev/sda6
  label =  3.2.27 | tr -d . | tr -d - )
# Linux bootable partition config ends
Looks like a missing parenthesis..

Very minor. I'm running 14 rc4 on my new laptop and it's running amazing.
Old 09-02-2012, 09:18 AM   #34
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I just made a clean install of slackware64-14.0rc4. Everything works very well
Old 09-02-2012, 12:53 PM   #35
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Just upgraded my everyday desktop, no problems so far!
Old 09-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #36
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14.0RC4 is running on a double-boot box here in 32-bit and 64-bit mode, with Xfce. When inserting a CD-Rom or a DVD and mounting it in Thunar, the automagic mountpoint is /run/media/<disk_label>. Did I miss some evolution here?
Old 09-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #37
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Well, if you try hardly enough, you always will find something to fix.

For instance in the installer, isolinux.cfg includes three entries for kernels with respective labels huge.s, hugesmp.s and speakup.s

The last two are somehow duplicates, as both launch the same kernel (hugesmp.s), but at the same time the help text that you see if you hit the F2 key (f2.txt) says:
The default kernel is hugesmp.s, which requires at least a
Pentium Pro processor.  If this kernel doesn't work for you, you may try
the regular "huge.s" kernel, which supports i486 and better single CPU
machines.  Both kernels now contain Speakup support.
This is somehow slightly inconsistent - and possibly a reminiscence of an older version.

I guess that this doesn't deserve an RC5, though

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 09-02-2012 at 03:10 PM.
Old 09-02-2012, 03:30 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
If possible, make a clean install of Slackware 14 RC4, to be sure that your problems don't come from your successive upgrades.
That sounds a lot like the old generic advice in the early days of Windows: "Oh, you just need to reinstall Windows!" ... but it worked!

That new xfce4 default setup is pretty!

This fresh install apparently cleared out a lot of assorted cruft and freed up more of my limited disc space.

NetworkManager doesn't want to voluntarily find my wireless router yet, but automounting of USB flash drives is now working again after several months of not working.

I'll reinstall wicd, chrome, flash-player-plugin, and those (less than a dozen) SBo, alien and slacky packages. Oh, and I'll be wanting to upgrade guile again from the version 1.8.8 installed by default (I think they're at 2.0.6 now).

All better now, Thanks!
Old 09-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #39
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There was a discussion some days back about default mount points in /run rather than /media. I can't find that discussion and would be grateful for a link. Thanks!
Old 09-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #40
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Originally Posted by Woodsman View Post
There was a discussion some days back about default mount points in /run rather than /media. I can't find that discussion and would be grateful for a link. Thanks!
I think you're referring to this.

I'm using Fluxbox and haven't decided how to handle the loss of HAL,
so I haven't run across this issue yet.
Old 09-03-2012, 12:01 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by leeeoooooo View Post
NetworkManager doesn't want to voluntarily find my wireless router yet, ...

I'll reinstall wicd, ...
Actually NetworkManager has now woken up and is working for me better than wicd! One less /extra package to reinstall.

Old 09-03-2012, 04:38 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by guanx View Post
BTW, I remember there was an answer here (in LQ) to how to view utf8 man pages properly. It was helpful but I failed to find it just now.
AKAIK, there is no magic solution, as the manuals are bundled without any mechanism allowing to each of them to declare the charset it uses. Here I think you look at an UTF-8 manual with an UTF-8 locale, so groff converts it to UTF-8 because it knows your local charset but ignores the page is already suitable for it. Try this to inform groff there's no need to convert:

GROFF_ENCODING=utf-8 man chsh
Originally Posted by kingbeowulf View Post
same here. man shutdown, last and halt do spit out "Error parsing *roff command from file ..."

manpage troff syntax error? utf8? There seem be a few bug reports scattered about that the line
'\" -*- coding: UTF-8 -*-
It's a typo, I think. The leading single quote should be a dot.
Old 09-03-2012, 06:10 AM   #43
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Hi, stimulated by the discussion about the html-ide ([SOLVED] Recommendation Please - WYSIWYG HTML Editor) and the mentioned link through which I found geany I ran into this make-error when compiling its plugins:

make[3]: Entering directory `/home/sbo_64/tmp/sbopkg.slMj3S/geany-plugins-1.22/devhelp/src'
  CC     devhelp_la-dhp-manpages.lo
  CC     devhelp_la-dhp-object.lo
  CC     devhelp_la-dhp-plugin.lo
libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib64/' or unhandled argument `/usr/lib64/'
make[3]: *** [] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/sbo_64/tmp/sbopkg.slMj3S/geany-plugins-1.22/devhelp/src'
The current libsoup package installs only .so files into /usr/lib64 not a .la file.
Old 09-03-2012, 06:11 AM   #44
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Not sure if this is wrong or correct, but the netatalk package includes two configuration files in /etc/netatalk and which are not handled by the script and therefore stay as *.new files even if there is no existing configuration file during install.
Old 09-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by wadsworth View Post
For those who don't want to search whole thread, see this post -

Originally Posted by wadsworth View Post
I'm using Fluxbox and haven't decided how to handle the loss of HAL,
so I haven't run across this issue yet.
I'm running Fluxbox without HAL, but udev + udisks (not udisks2) + udiskie script works like a charm. And it even mounts devices to /media

And by the way, I did new install (accidentally partially erased my /etc, so new-install was fastest way how to fix this and it also cleaned few once-compiled-now-completely-forgotten programs) and Slackware 14 RC4 runs just fine. Well, I'm experiencing one problem with ipw2200 kernel module*, but that's nothing Slackware can fix. And I would also like to resolve rc.dhcpd issue, but I can live without it. Slackware 14 RC4 is flawless from my point of view.

* due to change in udev, ipw2200 fails to load at first, timeout after 60 seconds and then it's successfully loaded again. Nothing actually broken, only you have to wait for 60 more seconds. If anyone wants details, feel free to ask.

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