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Old 08-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Question strange problems with slackpkg (64bit 13.37)


hi,

i installed slackware14 13.37 on my new notebook.
it is not the first time i installed slackware on a machine, but this time i get some strange problems.

after installing the system i have chosen a current mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and started with slackpkg update,

first I got problems with GPG, so i switched it off.
afterwards I got problems with md5 checksum, also switched it off.

but I also have some connection problems, like not being able to ping any servers.

I see only
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Resolving slackware.mirrors.tds.net .....
wget: unable to resolve host address 'slackware.mirrors.tds.net'
after a couple of minutes I get my internet connection again.
meanwhile I'm pinging my router to see if i can ping it, but it seems that I totally lose the connection.

I also have a computer running with slackware and download something, so normally there shouldn't be a problem with my internet connection or router.
 
Old 08-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Nameserver issue ?
Try
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nslookup slackware.mirrors.tds.net
But if you cant ping your router, your network isnt properly configured i guess.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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i reinstalled slackware from dvd but still have the same issue. i also try different mirrors.

on my computer i dont have any connection problems. btw i am connected via cable, not wifi.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 09:52 AM   #4
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Did you uncomment one mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors?

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 ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/slackware/slackware-13.37/
# USA, 155Mbps
In the above example I removed the # which was in front of ftp://slackware.oregonstate.edu/pub/...ackware-13.37/
 
Old 08-19-2012, 10:00 AM   #5
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yes of course, i am also able to download but it gets interrupted or cant resolve nameserver. 2 min later it keeps downloading.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 10:07 AM   #6
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yes of course, i am also able to download but it gets interrupted or cant resolve nameserver. 2 min later it keeps downloading.
Did you run slackpkg update gpg at first?
 
Old 08-19-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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first I got problems with GPG, so i switched it off.
afterwards I got problems with md5 checksum, also switched it off.
What problems? Any more details?
 
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #9
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It seems your network disconnects from times to times (you said: "it gets interrupted or cant resolve nameserver").
Try "ping -U slackware.mirrors.tds.net" from a terminal and, AT THE SAME TIME, in another terminal "ping -U 204.246.0.134" (slackware.mirrors.tds.net == 204.246.0.134).

If both pings interrupt at the same time, it's not a nameserver/DNS issue.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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cable, DSL modem, router? Fixed IP or DHCP? Bad network cable? Same problem accessing web sites? ping www.goggle.com? Bad network card?

Sounds more like an ISP issue than Slackware.
 
Old 08-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #11
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when my connection gets lost, i am also not able to ping any websites. it's a cable modem + wrt54gl linksys router, with dhcp. already changed my network cable. but as i said, on my other devices I don't have any internet problems.

after I edited my /etc/hosts somehow I hadn't too much connection losts, maybe 1 loss every 5 minutes.
whatever, i could manage to download all updates. i had to switch off gpg check because slackpkg said me i should download it even if i already did it (slackpkg update gpg).

after getting new packages i first run slackpkg install-new and then slackpkg upgrade-all and left my notebook alone for some hours. when i came back i had a lot of digits and a text in red written.
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Warning: program '/bin/bash' crashed
my keyboard and mouse didn't work, i restarted my machine but couldn't boot up linux. i could only see
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Loading Linux.........................................
nothing came after that. i think slackpkg couldn't really handle to install the new kernel.

i am getting these problems for the first with slackware.
now i am installing the 32-bit version and will check if i get into the same troubles again but hope not
 
Old 08-20-2012, 04:55 AM   #12
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It seems you have more problems than just a network one ^^
But please, no, no more 32bits, help the world transitioning to 64bits !
 
Old 08-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #13
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Yes, your problem can come from many reasons, but I think about a hardware problem, like kingbeowulf#10.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 07:41 AM   #14
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had exactly the same problems with 32bit. thought i will do the hole installation in my office and it worked, so I installed 64bit again and upgraded packages to current but not all of them. i upgraded the rest at home, and also at home it worked.

i don't really know the solution but i was thinking that maybe my hardware has some problem. because yesterday suddenly my linux stopped working, couldn't move the mouse, couldn't type in, had to restart. after restart my bios gave a fan error to me :/

but nevertheless i finally managed to install the 64bit slackware on my notebook.
 
Old 08-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #15
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I bet your system is overheating.
 
  


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