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Old 11-27-2004, 05:29 AM   #16
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unfortunately, i'm out of easy ideas if the above didn't work for you. i'm not sure how you managed to mix versions of XFree in the first place. do you by any chance have "cooker" sources set up, or did you choose the wrong update sources somewhere along the line? that's the only 2 reasons i can think of for getting mixed package versions.

in lieu of someone coming along with a better idea, here's the only other alternatives i can see.........

using the "init 3" method i described earlier, you can try forcing XFree to uninstall. this is not usually recommended because it's not the proper way to remove packages & can cause further problems. but, conversely, sometimes it can get you out of a mess (like this) & leave no residual harm. so, if you want to try this, drop to init 3 as i mentioned before, & do the following.......

Code:
urpme --force <full package name>
where <full package name> is the complete name of each XFree package you're removing. those would be.......

XFree86-xfs-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-server-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk
XFree86-75dpi-fonts-4.3-32.3.100mdk
libxfree86-4.3-32.2.100mdk

do them one at a time, exactly as written above, CaPs SenSItivE.

once they're all removed, then follow the instructions i gave earlier to reinstall XFree, cross your fingers, & do so.

if the above method fails, or if you don't want to attempt that, the only other thing i can think of is reinstalling, unfortunately.

there is one third alternative, though. you could try installing Xorg from cooker. it SHOULD work, but i can't guarantee it. go to Easy URPMI. select "cooker" from the "Mandrake Version:" box at top, then add cooker "contrib" & "main" sources as described. then, use MCC->software installer & type xorg in the search & install the Xorg files. you could also do urpmi xorg via command line as root. xorg will replace XFree, if all goes well. if you do this & it does work, i'd advice going to MCC->software->media manager & disabling or removing the cooker sources you set up to prevent any further conflict problems. i run xorg from cooker on my 10.0 install without any ill effects.

otis
 
Old 11-27-2004, 06:40 AM   #17
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hmmm, what about reinstalling mandrake 10? do you think it will save me many problems in the future? in addition, what should i do in order to avoid this kind of errors and problems? by the way, thank you very much! you were very helpful after wasting hella time on my problem.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 06:44 AM   #18
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reinstalling would solve your problem, but i only like to go that route as a final resort.

have you tried the 2 other methods i mentioned yet? forcing the uninstall or using cooker's xorg? if not, i'd consider trying those before reinstalling. worst case scenerio is, neither will work & you'd have to reinstall anyway.

no problem with the time spent trying to help ya. i like it.

let me know what you decided & if you get things straightened out.

otis
 
Old 11-27-2004, 06:48 AM   #19
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well, i think i will try to install the xorg, what do you think?

EDIT : alright then, i did what you said in the easy urpmi site, now i have to run this command line as root :
Code:
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/Ma...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/Ma.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
right?

Last edited by limp; 11-27-2004 at 06:53 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 07:04 AM   #20
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yep.........

just copy & paste the output from the bottom of the Easy URPMI site into a terminla as root & hit enter. it will add those sources to your data base. then get the xorg packages.

otis
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:35 AM   #21
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what the hell? after downloading xorg for 2 hours, the mmc doesn't find the xorg. take a look at this and tell me what went wrong :
Quote:
[root@localhost bizk_il]# urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mand...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.czusing different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1)"
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2)"
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3)"
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 4 (x86) (cdrom4)"
medium "main" already exists
[root@localhost bizk_il]# urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mand.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlist.cz
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1)"
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2)"
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3)"
using different removable device [/dev/ide/host0/bus1/target0/lun0/cd] for "Installation CD 4 (x86) (cdrom4)"
added medium contrib
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.Installation CD 4 (x86) (cdrom4).cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.updates.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.main.cz]
computing md5sum of existing source hdlist (or synthesis)
retrieving source hdlist (or synthesis) of "contrib"...
ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mand...info/hdlist.cz

...retrieving failed: curl: (28) Transfer aborted due to timeout
ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.mand...esis.hdlist.cz
found probed hdlist (or synthesis) as synthesis.hdlist.cz
...retrieving done

examining hdlist file [/var/cache/urpmi/partial/hdlist.contrib.cz]
examining synthesis file [/var/cache/urpmi/partial/hdlist.contrib.cz]
performing second pass to compute dependencies

examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1).cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom1)"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2).cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom2)"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3).cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "Installation CD 3 (x86) (cdrom3)"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.Installation CD 4 (x86) (cdrom4).cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "Installation CD 4 (x86) (cdrom4)"
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.update_source.cz]
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.updates.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "updates"
examining hdlist file [/var/lib/urpmi/hdlist.main.cz]
built hdlist synthesis file for medium "main"
examining synthesis file [/var/lib/urpmi/synthesis.hdlist.contrib.cz]
found 0 headers in cache
removing 0 obsolete headers in cache
write config file [/etc/urpmi/urpmi.cfg]
things like that make me mad

EDIT : also when i try to download these packages again, it tells me that they already exist :
Quote:
[root@localhost bizk_il]# urpmi.addmedia main ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ftp.andr...586/media/main with media_info/hdlist.cz
medium "main" already exists
[root@localhost bizk_il]# urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://ftp.heanet.ie/mirrors/ft.mandr.../media/contrib with media_info/hdlst.cz
medium "contrib" already exists
hmmm, strange? so, should i go with the other option (removing xfree by violently)?

Last edited by limp; 11-27-2004 at 09:41 AM.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:59 AM   #22
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are you on dial up or broadband? if it's dial up, 2 hours would prolly be about right to download the cooker sources. if it's braodband, it should be more like 5 minutes, give or take.

it looks like the time out that occured corrupted the lists. do this..........

open MCC->software management->media manager. click on each cooker source you added, one at a time, then click remove, to get rid of them. then, go back to Easy URPMI, do the cooker thing again, but choose different FTP mirror sites. some sites are slower than others, some go down unexpectedly, some aren't as up to date as others. no matter where you're located, i've found the Proax sites from France are very reilable & fast, so maybe choose those this time. proceed as you did before to add them, then try getting Xorg again.

post back here with results. i'd like to avoid forcing an uninstall of XFree or a complete reinstall if possible.

otis
 
Old 11-27-2004, 11:21 AM   #23
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Heh, this will not work.

Why?

URPMI uses a different directory structure under 10.1 and cooker. HDLists is in a different location.

Also doing the above is going to break dependancies right and left...

If anything he could UNINSTALL any existing XFree packages, then re-install from the CD's.

e.g.

rpm -e `rpm -qa | grep XFree `
 
Old 11-27-2004, 02:14 PM   #24
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wooow, thank you opjose! finally, everything is going just fine!!! thank you both!!! you rule!!!

but i want to thank specially to otis, who helped me all along this topic. thank you very much man!!! you rock!
 
  


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