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upgrade to Slackware 12.2

Posted 12-13-2008 at 02:00 PM by Sonneteer
Updated 12-14-2008 at 09:56 PM by Sonneteer

The upgrade from slack 12.1 to slack 12.2 went fairly well. There were only a few issues, mostly with third party packages.

On the first boot, rc.serial made a lot of output complaining of nonexistant devices. But this was only a one time occurrence.

fbpager no longer works with the new fluxbox, but there has been some recent development with fbpager so there may be a new release at some point that will solve this. Tried fluxter with no success. For now I have switched to ipager. My issue with ipager is that I can't see anything in the config that could make it arranged in two rows instead of one (horizontally), so I need to make it rather small if I want to keep it in the vertical slit with gkrellm. (The pager plugin for gkrellm is too plain looking to me (text with LEDs) compared to the typical graphical pager that shows where the windows are.)

Slackware's Firefox had issues (symbol lookup error: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: g_dgettext) with the libgnome package from dropline 2.24.1 beta, and it wouldn't start until I uninstalled the libgnome package.

I also no longer seem able to access the third level shift keys from within firefox. This was annoying as I have some passwords (especially the master) that used symbols from the third level.

While I was in XFCE, the gam_server process suddenly started taking the CPU up to 100% and it refused to be killed. After a hard reboot I removed the gamin package, but konqueror seems to depend on it so I reinstalled it. But it hasn't acted up again since.
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    I have had the same pager issues.

    Have you managed to get ipager to sit in the slit properly?
    As mine draws the windows zooming they gets corrupted (leave
    behind lines).

    Posted 01-22-2009 at 05:38 PM by Riddick Riddick is offline


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