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Old 11-06-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
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Dropline 2.8 on kernels 2.4.*?


Hello everybody. I finally got around to freeing up some space on my other computer (win XP), and got a dual boot set up with slack 10. I haven't bothered upgrading the kernel yet (i'm still using the stock 2.4.26 kernel). I've never used dropline gnome before and decided to try it out on this system, just to see what it's like. When i tried running the dropline-installer, it gave me an error that dropline was designed for 2.6.x kernels. Should I force the installation or upgrade to 2.6.9? I am running 2.6.9 on my other box, so it's not a big deal to upgrade this one too. I just haven't seen much benefit from 2.6.9 and the /dev issues and pty problems are annoying, so I was just planning to leave this one with 2.4.26. And I believe the Slack 10 install comes with Xorg 6.7... from what I've read, dropline 2.8 was designed for Xorg 6.8.
It seems to me that dropline 2.8 is better suited for a slackware current installation....
Should I try an older version of dropline, or should I update my slackware installation?
I'd appreciate it if any dropline users could point me in the right direction...thanks in advance.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 06:22 PM   #2
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you can try doing dropline-installer --force, the only thing that the installer wouldn't be able to work with is the HAL daemon. but other than that its a pretty slick installtion even on 2.4.26 kernels. i never had a problem with dropline on 2.4 myself, but just decided to upgrade my kernel to 2.6.8 anyways.
nevertheless, its not harmful to try installing dropline on 2.4.x
 
Old 11-06-2004, 06:26 PM   #3
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or rather, the dbus or the HAL daemon won't work on 2.4.x ....
 
Old 11-07-2004, 02:39 AM   #4
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hmmm... so should I upgrade to 2.6.x, or live without the dbus and the HAL daemon. What do dbus and HAL daemon do anyway?
And brokenflea, what version of Xorg are you using?
 
Old 11-08-2004, 11:13 AM   #5
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I think Dropline upgrades to the latest Xorg automatically.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 11:43 AM   #6
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dbus and HAL (hardware abstraction layer) provide a function similar to supermount. That is, it will automatically mount cdroms, floppies, etc..
On the plus side it requires no modification of your fstab or patching of the kernel, unlike supermount.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 12:47 PM   #7
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kersten78: Could you please post your results. I'm interested to hear if you had any other issues with a forced dropline install on kernel 2.4.*.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-08-2004, 05:03 PM   #8
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Well, I decided to upgrade to 2.6.9. But now with dropline installed, Gnome hangs at the Dropline flash screen. The only way to get it to run is to use gdm and start a failsafe Gnome session. Any idea why this might happen?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 04:33 AM   #9
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Wow, I'm still not sure why dropline hangs on my dual boot box. I installed on my regular box and it worked fine. It sucks though. If I had to use a version of Gnome, I'd rather use the regular one--dropline's too intrusive. I think I may stick to fluxbox.
 
  


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