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Old 07-20-2014, 05:11 PM   #61
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Hi all, and thanks to all who helped us to reach this point. We have just released the stable version of the 3.10 dropline GNOME desktop. Please use this thread if you want to report bugs or even better use the bug tracker we have on sf.net.
 
Old 07-26-2014, 05:19 AM   #62
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I should admit that I did NOT use PackageKit to install dropline on the second install, since the first install got borked. I used wget -r and installpkg. ;-)
I also wanted to do the same but I can not figure out a way to download the packages from sourceforge, can you please let me know too ?
 
Old 07-26-2014, 09:47 PM   #63
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Packages get downloaded by PackageKit into /var/cache/PackageKit/download .
 
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:20 PM   #64
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Yeah sourceforge is not very fun and needs to be a bit more parsy but off the top of my head this should work

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wget -qO- http://sourceforge.net/projects/dropline-gnome/files/Dropline%20Packages/3.10/i686/ | grep '.txz/download' | cut -d\" -f2 | while read uri ; do desiredpath=$(dirname $uri | sed s/sourceforge/downloads.sourceforge/ | sed s/projects/project/ | sed 's/files\///') && wget $desiredpath ; done
 
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:01 AM   #65
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saxa...

I am on slackware-current (I am aware slackware-current isn't supported, but ) and am installing dropline. I have tested it on slackware 14.1 and have found my experience with my nvidia driver to be less than pleasant. the nouveau driver seems to work nicely, however. BUT I have games and do custom installs from SBo.org for things like gst-plugins* and gst1-plugins* with all the optional dependencies and libraries installed for a true multimedia slackware experience. I have found some packages from SBo.org just provide a better experience than those provided in the dropline system. currently I am installing dropline again because I want it on my system. I love gnome and I love slackware. I was wondering... is there a list of the required packages to install locally from a download? I would prefer to install dropline with all it's required packages first and then install most of my software from SBo.org. I use programs like gmusicbrowser, soundconverter, audacious, mp3gain (easymp3gain), Qjackctl, skype... etc. I looked everywhere for some sort of list like that so I could install droplines required packages and then install my software.

Can you help me out? At the moment I have most of the packages installed but all I get is a grey screen with the "old" X cursor.

I suppose it doesn't matter this second, because I am installing dropline as per your instructions. however... for a future install, it would be nice to just drop all the required packages in a "dropline" folder and installpkg *.t?z no?

nice work btw... I look forward to hearing from you.

Last edited by scarrz; 09-26-2014 at 05:02 AM. Reason: using slackware-current
 
Old 09-26-2014, 12:39 PM   #66
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Have a look at this list.

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs...ome/gnome.html
 
Old 09-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #67
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If you think you're missing a runtime dep all the packages come with a build scripts and other necessary files for their packaging in /use/src/dropline-build-system (if you fetch all the packages just explode them). Now youll have to invest some time building (if youre missing something youll be very much aware of it.. You can worry about "cleaning" the build deps after you figure out all runtime) write a little script to resolve all sources and one to build+install all packages based roughly on the order of the previous post. I you're stumped I'll help.

In the case where you have all of dropline installed and working you can use
https://bitbucket.org/a4z/sbbdep/wiki/Home
to figure out exactly what you need for your basic working gnome dl.

Last edited by maciuszek; 09-26-2014 at 02:09 PM. Reason: fixed buildscript path
 
Old 09-26-2014, 01:15 PM   #68
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Ha and I just realized we think alike. I didn't care for an announcement yet as I'm in a preaplha although I think how I am structing my build scripts (directory housing) should be considered by the dropline team.

https://github.com/maciuszek/source

P.s. I realize how ugly and toxic this post maybe interperated. Although please be aware I'm really not trying to "advertise" and will remove it upon request.

Last edited by maciuszek; 09-26-2014 at 05:55 PM. Reason: p.s. added
 
Old 09-26-2014, 05:46 PM   #69
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Awesome

Thanks... the next time I boot slackware, (I'm in Windows today :/) I will look at that list and reply back.

Last edited by scarrz; 09-27-2014 at 07:41 PM. Reason: repating myself
 
Old 09-27-2014, 07:24 PM   #70
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Post just looking...

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@scarrz

Ha and I just realized we think alike. I didn't care for an announcement yet as I'm in a preaplha although I think how I am structing my build scripts (directory housing) should be considered by the dropline team.

https://github.com/maciuszek/source

P.s. I realize how ugly and toxic this post maybe interperated. Although please be aware I'm really not trying to "advertise" and will remove it upon request.
just looking at this thread again while I'm in slack... will try to install all those packages in order as per that list in a bit here... and btw, does your unity slackbuild work?
 
Old 09-27-2014, 07:49 PM   #71
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Post nice tool

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In the case where you have all of dropline installed and working you can use
https://bitbucket.org/a4z/sbbdep/wiki/Home
to figure out exactly what you need for your basic working gnome dl.
gonna download that now. what would an example syntax be? "sbdep gnome-session" ?
 
Old 09-28-2014, 09:49 AM   #72
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saxa...

I am on slackware-current (I am aware slackware-current isn't supported, but ) and am installing dropline. I have tested it on slackware 14.1 and have found my experience with my nvidia driver to be less than pleasant. the nouveau driver seems to work nicely, however. BUT I have games and do custom installs from SBo.org for things like gst-plugins* and gst1-plugins* with all the optional dependencies and libraries installed for a true multimedia slackware experience. I have found some packages from SBo.org just provide a better experience than those provided in the dropline system.
Scarrz, hello.
Can you please name the packages and do help with the testing or development ? In that way we can do for sure a better final result. Only telling me what is wrong is helpful, but sometimes it is difficult to fix due to various reasons like time, knowledge and so on..
So if you can please step in the #dropline channel and lets work it out, or bz postin the problem to the development mailing list on sf.net.

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currently I am installing dropline again because I want it on my system. I love gnome and I love slackware. I was wondering... is there a list of the required packages to install locally from a download? I would prefer to install dropline with all it's required packages first and then install most of my software from SBo.org. I use programs like gmusicbrowser, soundconverter, audacious, mp3gain (easymp3gain), Qjackctl, skype... etc. I looked everywhere for some sort of list like that so I could install droplines required packages and then install my software.
Glad to hear you like gnome, same is for me. For the list of required packages is it difficult to say, try to see the build order on the svn tree we have on sf.net if it helps you out. Another way is to look at the configure.ac|in file in the sources git tree on git.gnome.org or parse the jhbuild file , it is a xml file.
To install dropline one of the things really important IMHO is to have a clean slackware system, it should work out of the box as we always do it that way. Most of the programs you mention I do not personally use and what I can say is that probably its deps are causing troubles to run gnome3.

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Can you help me out? At the moment I have most of the packages installed but all I get is a grey screen with the "old" X cursor.
For sure we can work it out together.

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I suppose it doesn't matter this second, because I am installing dropline as per your instructions. however... for a future install, it would be nice to just drop all the required packages in a "dropline" folder and installpkg *.t?z no?
You can do that for sure, but its important the order you install them as some dependencies need things from other packages.

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nice work btw... I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks, hopefully you can help us to get a better result.
 
Old 09-28-2014, 11:26 AM   #73
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Smile my slackware-current system

here is the out put of: ls -r /var/log/packages > list.txt

so far my experience in XFCE with all these packages is pretty amazing but gnome-shell fails to run. all I get now is the "oops something went wrong" screen with no cursor but depressing the enter key logs me out from that screen and takes me back to console. this is the result of having installed dropline as per your suggestion with a few minor tweaks afterwards... mostly gstreamer plugins and multimedia software. I was thinking it should at least run using the dropline shadow packages and whatnot, but does not. for sure I will drop in the channel and possibly lurk there for a while.

Last edited by scarrz; 09-28-2014 at 11:28 AM. Reason: forgot something
 
Old 09-28-2014, 02:25 PM   #74
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Ok, thanks for the packages list, Sorry but I wont scan it, I do believe you have all of the dropline packages installed as otherwise I think quickly thinks can go wrong. Gnome is a very complex beast.

Here is few suggestions for you on how to try.

1. Try to set up a clean user and do test from there. Sometimes gnome screws itself alone.
2. Try to catch the output of startx command with startx > mylogfile.txt 2>&1
3. Try to run the gnome-session command from a terminal in XFCE.
4. If gnome-session doesnt work try gnome-shell -r

After those attempts please post the log file you got with startx and what you got in the terminals.
 
Old 10-12-2014, 03:57 PM   #75
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Hi there,

is there another way to install the packages under 3.14/x86-64_nvidia other than installpkg I should be using?

I installed them using installpkg on my intel laptop but the results were a big failure. I do not know if that is because I am not using nvidia hw (perhaps also my lack of the nv proprietary driver as well) or I did not install them as I should.
 
  


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