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Old 05-09-2004, 04:44 PM   #1
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gnome 2.6 will not start


yes, i know the packages are still hot-off-the-press, but...

on a new slackware 9.1 install, i setup the default gnome

i installed slackpkg so i could update to gnome 2.6 with
slackpkg upgrade gnome

and the packages were downloaded, no errors during the upgrade

problems:
gdm will not start, either by doing telinit 4 or by issuing gdm or gdm-binary (no errors, gdm becomes a normal process, but nothing happens); note: i cannot use my f7 key, so i couldn't try changing with ctrl alt f7, but it probably wouldn't work because....

when i ran kdm, i selected to use gnome, and my screen simply flickered, went black, and went back to the kdm screen (as if X was simply restarted)

so, how do i solve this problem? has anyone used the gnome packages from slackware (or mirrors) successfully?
 
Old 05-09-2004, 04:47 PM   #2
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this should help you
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=179449
 
Old 05-09-2004, 09:31 PM   #3
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thx

gnome still does not work... same symptoms as described in my first post

i did have many dependency problems, i satisfied them (so that swaret would report no more errors) but i still have no gnome or gdm

i upgraded to xfree 4.4.0 via the slackware packages, even reran xf86config; kde, kdm, and fluxbox work perfectly

it is difficult to diagnose, i know, when there are ZERO messages of any kind, either in the xfree logs or the (nonexistent) gdm logs in /var/log/gdm....

i haven't a clue... upgraded libxml, elflibs, bzip... should i just update my entire system to slackware-current (not what i really want to do)

any ideas?

*edit: and yes, i did install the new "added packages" and removed the "removed" packages

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Old 05-10-2004, 05:19 AM   #4
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Hi,

I suffered the same problem: gdm did not load after upgrading gnome to 2.6.
I upgraded XFree to 4.4 as well.

Did you rerun xwmconfig and gdm-config ? I had to do it to make gdm work.

Bye

SnOp

PD: check this post to see what were the steps I followed: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=179525
 
Old 05-10-2004, 02:52 PM   #5
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I had a similar problem last night . I first tried swaret --reinstall gnome -a, which did not solve the problem but listed about 7 packages that were not downloaded the first time I ran swaret. I then tried swaret --get gnome -a, followed by swaret --install gnome -a which seems to have fixed everything.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 10:48 PM   #6
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yes!!! gnome works!!! w00t!!
here is how i got mine going:

ah, xwmconfig, what an awesome command (how come i never knew of it?????)

finally taking matters into my own hands, i set out to manually resolve all these issues

after setting my startx command to load gnome (via xwmconfig), i could now get error messages about broken libraries; quick searches on google showed that i needed to do a LOT of library upgrading (including gtk, glibc, and pango)

fortunately, i was not required to compile anything manually

in order to get gnome 2.6 running successfully:

you (should) remove all gnome components
upgrade to xfree 4.4.0
install all gnome components (including the "added" and ensuring the "removed" are gone)
set startx to load gnome
use startx to see if you are missing libraries
i strongly recommend you just go ahead and upgrade your entire l-series package
use swaret --dep gnome to check for some other obscure dependecies and satisfy them
use startx again (hopefully you will see a nice gnome 2.6 splash screen)
use gdmconfig to reconfigure gdm

have fun!!!

so far, so good (though it took more time than i had expected)

*edit: swaret is the easiest tool to use; be sure to get the latest from the swaret website and use the command
swaret --upgrade gnome and/or swaret --install gnome

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