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Old 03-21-2005, 09:03 AM   #46
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Here's what happened to me:

I went to Thac's site and added his repository to urpmi. Then I went to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/ and added contrib, plf, main, jpackage, and updates media. Then I opened a terminal as root and typed: urpmi --auto-select

Eventually, I got tired of this and reinstalled Mandrake 10.1. That fixed the problem.

Just because I'm stupid, I figured maybe there was something wrong with my old installation and having a fresh install would do the trick. Again, I used urpmi --auto-select, again I downloaded more than 300 packages, and again my system got fried and wouldn't boot.

Obviously, I'm pretty new to Linux, can someone tell me what urpmi command I should have used?

Thanks.
I did the same thing you did and my installation got hosed. Tried using Konstruct and that didn't fix it. So, I am debating on whether I want to install 10.2 RC1 or if I want to just reinstall 10.1 again.

My 3.4 install was fine a few days ago, but yesterday I used the urpmi --auto-select command and boom, there went my system. buh-bye.

I also considered going to Kubuntu since it has kde 3.4 but I'm probably gonna stick with Mandrake.

 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:08 AM   #47
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I would suggest you to stick with it.

run drakconf and switch the display manager to kdm, instead of mdkkdm. This at least will enable you to log into kde directly after booting the system.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:30 AM   #48
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I just did a reinstall of mdk 10.1
I'm figuring that instead of going to 3.4 right away, I'll get Thac's 3.3.
and then, in a few days, I'll go back to 3.4 again, when things appear to be blown over. LOL.

Samantha
 
Old 03-21-2005, 10:45 AM   #49
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Definitely 3.3 is more stable than 3.4 at the moment. lets see if the guys from thacs make some updates today...

since I got back to kde by switching the display manager....I'll stick with version 3.4 for the moment....
 
Old 03-21-2005, 11:39 AM   #50
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I saw over on mandrakeusers.org people were having the same problem.

When I went back to 10.1 and KDE 3.2, I notice now that I am unable to open Kontact or Kmail because it cannot write to the $HOME directory. I didn't format my /home partition, although I suppose I could have and should have... Eh, oh well. It's all in the learning, eh?

Samantha
 
Old 03-21-2005, 12:04 PM   #51
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Which RPMS did it?

Okay, so I was thinking... (dangerous, yes)... Some of us stated that we updated with Thac's rpms for 3.4 and that everything went fine. But, then when we udpated just yesterday, that's when everything went running amok. Does anyone know which RPMS were used that made things go crazy?

I was thinking if I used Rpmdrake, updating from Thac's, and used the 3.4 RPM's, excluding the ones that messed things up, then I could get back to where I was a few days ago with a working install of 3.4.

So, again, does anyone know which RPMs it was that did it?

Of course, my thoughts could be completely wrong.

Samantha
 
Old 03-21-2005, 01:55 PM   #52
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Re: Which RPMS did it?

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Originally posted by sammigrrl
Okay, so I was thinking... (dangerous, yes)... Some of us stated that we updated with Thac's rpms for 3.4 and that everything went fine. But, then when we udpated just yesterday, that's when everything went running amok. Does anyone know which RPMS were used that made things go crazy?

I was thinking if I used Rpmdrake, updating from Thac's, and used the 3.4 RPM's, excluding the ones that messed things up, then I could get back to where I was a few days ago with a working install of 3.4.

So, again, does anyone know which RPMs it was that did it?

Of course, my thoughts could be completely wrong.

Samantha
Thats all right....I know the packs that I installed yersterday that caused the problem. They are in message in this thread the issue though is tat if you uninstall them, all of kde 3.4 is gone becuase I updated using the urpmi --autro-select option...

here are the packages in question

http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...thac.noarch.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...1.thac.i586.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...1.thac.i586.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...1.thac.i586.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...1.thac.i586.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./g...0.1gpw.i586.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...1.thac.i586.rpm
http://rpm.nyvalls.se/10.1/RPMS/./k...1.thac.i586.rpm

Last edited by xavierh; 03-21-2005 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 01:58 PM   #53
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Re: Re: Which RPMS did it?

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Thats all right....I know the packs that I installed yersterday that caused the problem. They are in message in this thread the issue though is tat if you uninstall them, all of kde 3.4 is gone becuase I updated using the urpmi --autro-select option...
If only I could install the RedHat stable version of kde from ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.4...dhat/all/RPMS/ on my Mandrake 10.1 system.

*Sigh*

Guess I'll just wait a few days. I'm just an impatient person.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 02:12 PM   #54
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Re: Another question opjose

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Do you have any idea how to get those apps back in the menu (drakconf, etc.=? if I edit hte menu I can see...but they do not get displayed...
Remember that the results of a menu edit do not always appear right away. You have to wait until the update-menus script finishes which can take a while.

One thing you can do is open the system menu then switch to the user menu (which should retain the same entries) then save it...
 
Old 03-21-2005, 02:36 PM   #55
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THANKS AMIGO....

.....I'll try that when I get home tonight.....do you know if thacs has release any more packages today?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:05 PM   #56
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Re: THANKS AMIGO....

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.....I'll try that when I get home tonight.....do you know if thacs has release any more packages today?
On another forum (am I allowed to mention it?) he said he was releasing updated KDE 3.4 for Mandrake 10.2, don't know if they will work in Mandrake 10.1, though.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:24 PM   #57
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Mandrake 10.2

Quote:
Originally posted by Micro420
On another forum (am I allowed to mention it?) he said he was releasing updated KDE 3.4 for Mandrake 10.2, don't know if they will work in Mandrake 10.1, though.
I just installed 10.2 RC1 a little while ago. So far, so good. It looks clean, comes with Firefox 1.0.1... Kweather works nicely. Has KDE 3.3... We'll see how long it takes me to break this install. LOL.

Will keep eyes open for 10.2's KDE 3.4 ... I think I know the post you were talking about.

Samantha
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:24 PM   #58
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Re: Re: Another question opjose

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Remember that the results of a menu edit do not always appear right away. You have to wait until the update-menus script finishes which can take a while.

One thing you can do is open the system menu then switch to the user menu (which should retain the same entries) then save it...
Opjose you know how this is..It is working but not the way one would like....I tried your recommendation but it does not work. Should I go back to kde 3.3.2? or should I wait?
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:54 PM   #59
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Unhappy crap....

...I definitely messed my kde up....now everysingle time I try to opne up menudrake i get a segementation fault....brother opjose... where are you when we need you buddy....
 
Old 03-21-2005, 11:48 PM   #60
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Samantha: If you havenet solved it yet, you might find that the permissions on your home directory hsve changed during the install. Happened to me. Just change them back.
 
  


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