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Old 04-13-2004, 09:53 PM   #1
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Will Dropline Gnome mess up if i upgrade?


If i upgrade to slack-current, will my dropline gnome mess up since it will upgrade XFree86 but dropline gnome uses X.org?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:40 PM   #2
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Don't upgrade X if you don't want to.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 10:52 PM   #3
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my fonts messed up after the upgrade. What should I do?
 
Old 04-13-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
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I did upgrade Xfree86 to 4.4 before I update my dropline-gnome to 2.6 with X.org, Nothing was messed up.

As for your fonts got messed up, it could be because when you upgrade Xfree86 4.4, it actually overwrite /etc/fonts/font.conf. You should edit that file to the custom one if you have done it before. If not, hmm, I am not sure what is the prob. But the xfree font-scale post-installation script did hang, I had to kill it. But nothing when wrong.
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:34 PM   #5
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how do I upgrade XFree86 to 4.4??
 
Old 04-15-2004, 08:41 PM   #6
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FYI: The latest release of Dropline does not include XMMS. Instead it offers Beep Media Player. -- J.W.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 03:58 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by XPediTioN
how do I upgrade XFree86 to 4.4??
swaret --upgrade xfree86

But you must set your /etc/swaret.conf to CURRENT
and swaret --update first. I guess.

Anyhow, dropline-gnome xorg IS XFree86 4.4
 
Old 04-21-2004, 07:21 PM   #8
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I can't get my fonts to looks the same after the upgrade!! Help me here!!
 
Old 04-21-2004, 08:26 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by XPediTioN
I can't get my fonts to looks the same after the upgrade!! Help me here!!
Where did you put the fonts files? *.ttf
Make sure you add the location of the directory to /etc/fonts/font.conf
after that issue a command fc-cache at the terminal.
Restart your xwindow (dropline-gnome).

Everytime the dropline-gnome upgrade the xorg-fonts package, I have to do that.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 09:29 PM   #10
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Re: Will Dropline Gnome mess up if i upgrade?

Quote:
Originally posted by nivek7
If i upgrade to slack-current, will my dropline gnome mess up since it will upgrade XFree86 but dropline gnome uses X.org?
Yes.

Choose either :

1. Slackware current & vanilla gnome

or

Dropline gnome & never use current.

I installed dropline 2.6 just for a look & I have to say it is'nt worth the trouble IMHO.
The new Nautilus behavior is just like Mac/Win of over a decade ago (awfull)

It borked my box nicely, so after a clean install of 9.1 to current I have the option to upgrade to vanilla gnome 2.6 or wait for Slackware current. (I'll take the latter thanks)

I don't know why people bother with gnome these days, it is falling behind KDE.
If your machine is performance challenged enough to not use KDE 3.2.2 then Slackware current has Xfce 4.0.5 which works nicely.

[insert obligatory flames here]
 
Old 04-21-2004, 09:39 PM   #11
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um, i'm using current as well as the latest dropline gnome and have absolutly no problem with it. Not sure what other people's expiriences are but everything is smooth and nice on my box.

Oh, and if you don't like the new 2.6 'spacial' file browser, it's very easy to go back the old one.
Check this out. It will literally take you under 2 minutes to do. If you don't want to make it permanent just right click home or any folder for that matter, and choose browse folder.

Last edited by sh1ft; 04-21-2004 at 09:42 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 10:36 PM   #12
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I think there have been different problems that arose over the years when running dropline with current. Dropline is generally built against the last stable release of Slackware. So lots of times it won't make a difference, but then suddenly you get bit by a conflict.
 
  


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