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Old 08-11-2003, 10:40 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9 - Building and Misc Probs


Please stick with me on this as I have tried to include as much info as I can to help you guys out, but it has made the post a little long, it also has a couple of questions at once

I currently have Mandrake 9.0 installed on a K6-500 IBM system which I log into from my two WinXP Systems. I am relatively new to Linux so being able to log on via a WinXP desktop rather than rebooting to another partition is fantastic. With the WinaXe server running I am able to get all my apps to load onto my Windows Desktop including my KDE startbar and such. I find it great to get to know Linux apps and if something breaks you can just open Opera from the Windows Desktop and search for hel. I thoroughly recommend this method for anyone looking to dive into Linux while having the safety of Windows available without having to boot from one to another.

Ok, just thought i'd give a rough idea of what I am doing at the moment.

As for my question, firstly I can run any linux app through the X Server to my windowsXp boxes EXCEPT -- Mandrake Control Centre.
MCC runs and asks for the root passwod, draws the window and icons and such, then crashes and the console gives this error

"Can't call method "get_height" on an undefined value at usr/lib/libDrakX/ line 831."

On inspection of the file at line 831, nothing looks out of the ordinary, and the "get_height" method seems to be used prior to line 831 (as I said, it asks for root password and flashes on the screen with the windows) but crashes at that point.

This is not a big deal as I am using the console for most tasks anyway, but it can be annoying reading things on the web, and the step-by-step instructions include "...load MCC", so would like to fix it if it is simple.

My second question is to do with building KDevelop3 of MDK9.0. I believe it is Alpha5 release, CVS Version.

I am trying to ./configure and needed to upgrade a couple of packages, I got an error asking for BerkeleyDB 3 or greater. I downloaded, built and installed as per the instructions and DB installed to /usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.1

I have made sure that is updated to find the location of DB.4.1
and ran ldconfig. But on running ./configure, I still get the message asking me to install BerkeleyDB 3 or greater.

Your help on this matter would be appreciated as It is bugging me as I FEEL i have tried everything (obviously I haven't).

I am currently using SourceNavigator for C/C++ programming and think it is great, but wanted to test the Alpha of KDevelop as KDevelop installed with KDE3, did not allow me to start new files or projects(another anomaly, but not important.)

Thanks in advance,

Old 08-11-2003, 10:55 AM   #2
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Most of us don't mix Windows and Linux, so I don't quite get at what you are trying to do, so here are some Mandrake links.

# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page


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