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Old 11-24-2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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dropline gnome killed my system


i have just done a standard install of slackware 10.2, upgraded to kernel 2.6.14.3.
everything worked fine until a few hours ago when i did a standard install of dropline gnome using the "dropline-installer" from dropline-gnome.sf.net. the installer starts out by telling me that i'm missing packages that i definitely have, such as wget and pkgtools. i eventually find that i'm missing the cdparanoia package, install it, and the dropline installer runs. after the install is where the fun starts though, when i try to start gnome, it hangs during the splash sequence. my ethernet card is apparently gone, if i try to use another desktop environment it crashes as well, and a bunch of programs are gone, such as firefox. i've done a reinstall of slackware and tried to install dropline again, but it did the same thing. i'd really like it if somebody could tell me why dropline isnt working and why it did this to my system. i've installed and used dropline before and this has never happened.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 06:11 AM   #2
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Don't bother with freerock or gware either, i don't like the way any of the third party gnomes' for slackware play, and they are not nice to KDEs applications menu was one of my biggest peeves, gnome should not interfere with KDE's menus & visa/versa - along with a few other bugs/glitches & errors...

as of this moment i have ony one harddrive in my Linux box with only Slackware & KDE + fvwm & xfce. as soon as i get a second harddrive i will install ubuntu as dualboot with Slackware so i can keep that evil gnome on a separate OS/harddrive

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Old 11-25-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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I take it that you didn't do a full install of Slackware? On a full install of Slackware, with a full install of Dropline GNOME, everything is known to work fine.

Honestly, since you are getting so many crashes, I'd be inclined to believe that there could possibly be a hardware failure. As for the hanging during startup, this is normally due to users creating /etc/hosts* files or iptables rules that are too restrictive, blocking GNOME and applications from accessing the loopback.

You might want to consider posting in the forums on http://www.droplinegnome.org instead. There will be more people there that can assist you with these issues.

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Old 11-25-2005, 01:25 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Okie
Don't bother with freerock or gware either, i don't like the way any of the third party gnomes' for slackware play, and they are not nice to KDEs applications menu was one of my biggest peeves, gnome should not interfere with KDE's menus & visa/versa - along with a few other bugs/glitches & errors...
Actually, GNOME does not touch KDE's menus. KDE simply does not support the new Freedesktop menu specification as implemented by the gnome-menus package. There is a fix that is mentioned on the FRG site:

http://gsb.freerock.org/faqs/

This should be corrected with future versions of KDE on Slackware.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 01:31 PM   #5
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yeah, i didn't do a full install of slackware, but i didnt leave anything important out. just emacs, kde, the games and that tex typesettings stuff. i tried registering on the dropline-gnome forums before posting here and i still havent gotten my confirmation email, i guess i'll post there when i can tho.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:45 PM   #6
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Originally posted by slinky2004
yeah, i didn't do a full install of slackware, but i didnt leave anything important out. just emacs, kde, the games and that tex typesettings stuff. i tried registering on the dropline-gnome forums before posting here and i still havent gotten my confirmation email, i guess i'll post there when i can tho.
It shouldn't require a confirmation email. Sourceforge blocks SMTP ports, so we've disabled confirmation emails. That is, of course, unless one of the other admins changed it. I'll look into it.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:50 PM   #7
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It shouldn't require a confirmation email. Sourceforge blocks SMTP ports, so we've disabled confirmation emails. That is, of course, unless one of the other admins changed it. I'll look into it.
I've verified that it does not require a confirmation email. We use confirmation code images instead (where you type a code that matches a few random jpegs). From the looks of it, you previously registered without any problems. If you cannot access your account, please private message me here and we can resolve any login issues.
 
  


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