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Old 01-07-2003, 12:12 PM   #16
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I thought that my XftConfig may have been messed up, but mine matches up exactly.
Old 01-07-2003, 04:10 PM   #17
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may not help much

I noticed on your previous that you had dropline-installer --install-local

Being a literal kind, I just did dropline-installer --install
Old 01-07-2003, 04:14 PM   #18
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Yeah, I tried dropline-installer --install too and it did the same thing.
I just did dropline-installer --install-local because the packages were already in /var/cache/dropline-installer.
Old 01-08-2003, 01:52 AM   #19
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dropline problems as well

The last time I ran the dropline installer on my laptop, it killed my system completely. I could no longer start X basically. FOr some reason when I install slack I CANNOT configure X, or it won't work, all I do is simply startx and all is fine, but as soon as I configure it it will not start the window manager. Somehow dropline screwed this up...the few times it did startx properly it just sat there with a bunch of lines on the screen...I had to reinstall to get everything back to normal with the 8.1 and no dropline.

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Old 01-08-2003, 02:05 AM   #20
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The person over at the dropline forums told me how to fix this. It turns out that it was quite easy, it was because I forgot to remove the older freetype version.

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Old 02-15-2003, 08:25 AM   #21
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I have the exact same problem, I have rmed the extra freetype liberies but it still doesn't work =(
Old 02-15-2003, 12:58 PM   #22
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Ok. I don't know if this process will work for you (or if you have already followed it), but here is what I had to do in order to install dropline.

1. Kicked out of XFree86. (i.e. init 3) I won't go into any details why, but it is a good practice to NOT install a WM/DM while running another one which may be affected (as well as XFree86).
2. Removed everything and anything that had to do with gnome 1.4. to avoid library issues with the current installation scheme of slackware.
3. Installed dropline (i.e. dropline-installer --install)
4. Edited /etc/rc.d/rc.4 to load up gdm instead of kdm
5. Re-started XFree86 (i.e. init 4), and started dropline;
6. Checked if my old apps I used are still working. (OBVIOUSLY NOT!)
7. Downloaded libgtk+ and libglib (or any other required lib) for gnome 1.4. Compiled them, installed them in a specific location where ld would not see them. and developed small wrap around scripts to run the old apps, where the script mainly loaded the needed gnome 1.4 library on request.

Although I am pretty sure steps, 2, 6 and 7 may not need to be done (someone could let me know), I decided to do them because I did not want to give myself a headache trying to figure out why my toolbar is not loading (for example). So far, this process has worked on all 3 of my machines (one of them a laptop).

Now, in the event your XFree86 is not currently working (or acting funny) after a failed dropline install, try re-installing XFree86 again (but back up your XF86Config first, in case it was a special one), and re-install dropline in session mode 3.


//edit: fixed screwed up bolding

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Old 02-15-2003, 03:31 PM   #23
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Do this: ldconfig -v | grep freetype
If more than one comes up than the other is not removed.
What I did was uninstall dropline, than went into /var/log/packages and removepkg freetype then I reinstalled dropline. When I did this it worked perfect except that it broke enlightenment but I fixed it by putting back the slackware freetype after I installed dropline.


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