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Old 08-20-2015, 12:24 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if I can post a distro problem on this forum

Hi my name is divine. I dont know if I can post a question here about a distro issues. Ive been to arch linux and they rejected the post. its been two days and manjaro forum is still not approving my registration. hope someone can help me with my concern.

So I just installed xfce manjaro linux,. the thus installation. installation is successfull. the first thing I did is to install octopi. this is my first time on manjaro so I am glad to see that theres a software manager included inside the new install. But I still like octopi. so I download and install it. tried to run it and nothing happens. no error message or what. just nothing. also tried to search the internet for the same issue being resolved bt icant find one. so if you know a post regarding the same concern I would appreciate to have the link to that. just to add I havent made an update yet after the install. and I'm not sure if that causes the problem,. though I'm thinking on a fresh install of xfce-arch you can run octopi just fine.
some one help me please. thanks in advance.

P.S. I'm also havin some other issues with the new install. like when I leave my laptop for a few minutes it will automatically log me out. but when I log back in the brightness is at the lowest and I can barely see the screen. it also happen when ever I switch user, cant even increase the brightness using the function key when that happens, so I have to restart the laptop sad. I also cant log-out manually into the login screen using the menu.
Old 08-20-2015, 11:23 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. While not an answer I did want to let you know that persons here should notice your question and offer some answers.

How did you install, using pacman?

Can you invoke octopi using a command line argument like -h, or --help? Perhaps there is a debug option. I'm talking about running via a command line versus using a GUI to run it. And further, another thing to do is run via a command line, and as soon as it does not run or load, in that command line:
echo $?
And you should get the exit code for the attempted call to octopi. It may be nonsense to you, but it would be some data to indicate success or failure. For instance, success is usually 0, versus some failure is a non-zero valued return.

Sorry that's about the extent I can personally offer, not having much experience with Manjaro.

Further, there should be distribution specific forums here in LQ, just not sure if there's one for Manjaro. Either case, this forum is also good for placement of your question.

As far as the brightness situation, it might be helpful for you to post the specifications of the computer you're using so that people can assist there.
Old 08-20-2015, 01:57 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard.

I don't use it either, but I would expect to have to update/recharge your packages lists to be able to install software.

Looks like octopi is a gui program, you can get info as to why a program isn't starting if you attempt to start it from a terminal.

You can usually get out of X (the GUI) by using ctrl+alt+backspace, that should drop you to a virtual terminal, from where you should be able to restart X by entering startx & pressing enter.

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thanks for the replys guys. the
pacman -Syu
solved the problem.


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