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Old 08-29-2009, 07:46 AM   #1
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I can't startX. Could not start D-Bus ? Slackware64


I can't startX. The message that shows up (on top left corner of login screen) is:

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Could not start D-BUS. Check your installation.
I thought it had to do with nVidia drivers so I reinstall them but nothing changed.

If I type startkde I get another message:

Quote:
Bad fonts path elements (#23) possible causes are directory does not exist or has wron permissions
I've also chosen to start session in failsafe. There I get a small command line on bottom right and don't know how to turn my session back to normal.

Things I've done before rebooting were installing multilib, googleearth and slackpkg.

I am writing this message from Debian because I can't get into Slackware :-( Please, any help will be very welcome.

Thanks!
 
Old 08-29-2009, 09:25 AM   #2
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I had the same thing happen to me when I tried to use the wrong packages to build the multi-libs from.
Everything was fine till I installed the nvidia driver against the wrong multi-libs and then the exact same thing happened to me.
I then did a hose & reload and read Eric's instructions "again" and built the libs from current like I was suppose to and all was well in happy land.


I'm rather fond of Bruce Hill's signature note:
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson
afterward. But properly learned, the lesson forever changes the man."

In my own blunders, I've learned to read more. And that Eric knows more then I do so I don't deviate from his instructions. :-)
 
Old 08-29-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
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Thanks Slackass for your help. I appreciate it.

I couldn't make X start :-( I've tried to reinstall nVidia driver and nothing changed. I reinstalled multilib and nothing changed. I reinstall multilib and reinstall nVidia driver and nothing changed either). So, I gave up!

Now I will install Slackware64-13 final release from scratch. I already burnt a DVD and I am getting ready for this new adventure.

I can't understand what caused this problem but I think it has to do with multilib. I followed all the steps. No error messages when installing multilib but, after that, the problem appeared.

Next time, I will not install multilib and will wait (if needed) until all packages are 64 bits.

Thanks again,
 
Old 08-30-2009, 12:09 AM   #4
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glore2002:
Don't give up!!
I've installed multi-Lib on several boxes today on Slack64-13.0 useing the packages from Slack 13.0 (32).
Eric's instructions work perfect. I think you may have used the wrong packages to build from.
After you install Slack64 13, get the packages from Slack 13 (32) to build from.
Only a few steps involved. You'll laugh at this after it's done. It's that fast & easy.
If you wish, I'll post the way I did it.

There's also the Slamd64 libs that work by just installing these packages "before" installing the nvidia driver.
ftp://anorien.warwick.ac.uk/slamd64/...t/slackware64/
Nothing to set-up or make. Just install the packages, and you got multi-lib. I ran them for several months till I got around to doing it the "Slack way".
It would however be preferable for you to do it the slack way as I'm sure the the Slamd64 libs will eventually become rather dated.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 09:00 AM   #5
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Quote:
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glore2002:
Don't give up!!
I've installed multi-Lib on several boxes today on Slack64-13.0 useing the packages from Slack 13.0 (32).
Eric's instructions work perfect. I think you may have used the wrong packages to build from.
After you install Slack64 13, get the packages from Slack 13 (32) to build from.
Only a few steps involved. You'll laugh at this after it's done. It's that fast & easy.
If you wish, I'll post the way I did it.

There's also the Slamd64 libs that work by just installing these packages "before" installing the nvidia driver.
ftp://anorien.warwick.ac.uk/slamd64/...t/slackware64/
Nothing to set-up or make. Just install the packages, and you got multi-lib. I ran them for several months till I got around to doing it the "Slack way".
It would however be preferable for you to do it the slack way as I'm sure the the Slamd64 libs will eventually become rather dated.
Thanks Slackass!!! Yes, please, post the way you did it. I will then install slackware 64 and will follow your steps one by one. Please, include how your mirror slackware 13 and also when you installed nvidia drivers.

If it works, I will give you an Outstanding as qualification mark :-)

I really appreciate your help!
 
Old 08-30-2009, 11:18 AM   #6
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Hi glore2002:
I used Eric's “quick and dirty method”
http://alien.slackbook.org/dokuwiki/...kware:multilib

Ok so here's how I got multi-lib set up on Slack64 13.0
I got Slack64 13.0 and Slack 13.0 DVDs with torrents.


Step 1)
Make a folder in the home directory and name it i486.
So lets assume your user name is glore.
The path to the contents of that folder would be:
/home/glore/i486 ← were guna use this later
Now put the “Slackware 13.0” (32 bit version) in you DVD drive.
When it opens click on the “slackware” folder, NOT the “source” folder.
Now you'll see a bunch of folders that contain i486 .txz packages.
Copy & past the following folders into the folder that you made (i486)
a, ap, d, l, n, x,
wait for the transfer to take place and check the i486 folder to make sure that all 6 folders and there contents are in the i486 folder.

Step 2)
Download and install the “12” packages on this page.
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/multilib/
using this command:
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z

Step 3)
Run this command:
mkdir compat32 ; cd compat32
You just made a directory and now your in it.
Now were guna use this command to use the packages in the i486 folder to make 86_64 packages and place them in the 32compat folder with this command:
massconvert32.sh -i /home/glore/i486
now install them.
installpkg *-compat32/*.t?z
Done!

I don't know if it's necessary or not but I like to do a re-boot just to make sure that everybody knows everybody and then install the nvidia driver.

Please note:
I don't think you need the whole Slack13 DVD.
The folders you need may be on the 1st CD for Slackware 13.0 (32 bit version). Perhaps someone that is familiar with the CDs will address this.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 03:33 PM   #7
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Thank you! I've just installed slackware64 13. Now, I will download DVD ISO for Slackware 13 (32bits). I will then follow your instructions and will tell you what happened.

Thanks again,
 
Old 08-30-2009, 06:12 PM   #8
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glore2002:
Something I forgot to mention.

Add to slackpkg blacklist:
gcc
gcc-g++
gcc-gfortran
gcc-gnat
gcc-java
gcc-objc
glibc
glibc-i18n
glibc-profile
glibc-solibs
glibc-zoneinfo

Otherwise slackpkg will hose everything.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 06:24 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slackass View Post
glore2002:
Something I forgot to mention.

Add to slackpkg blacklist:
gcc
gcc-g++
gcc-gfortran
gcc-gnat
gcc-java
gcc-objc
glibc
glibc-i18n
glibc-profile
glibc-solibs
glibc-zoneinfo

Otherwise slackpkg will hose everything.
Thanks for the advice. I will now see how to blacklist in slackpkg and will do what you said.

Well, let me tell you that multilib worked OK!!!! I followed your instructions one by one and multilib is installed now. Thanks for that Slackass. Instead of a 10 you deserve a 100 as a mark :-)

Besides this, What can I use multilib for? For instance, if I want to install skype, Is there something I should do or just install it as if I were running Slackware 32 bits?

At the beginning I thouhgt multilib was to install any slackbuild but, as I can see now, multilib is for applications such as wine or skype (are there any others?).

And...What about GoogleEarth? How did you install it?

Well, too many questions. I am sorry for that.

Thanks again!

Last edited by glore2002; 08-31-2009 at 06:25 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2009, 11:12 AM   #10
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Glore2002:
Glad everything worked out for you but the credit goes to Eric because he wrote the guide that we used.
Everything was straight from his guide except we built from a folder instead of a ftp location.

Slackpkg:
run
kdesu thunar
go to
/etc/slackpkg
Here you'll find the black list and a place to select a mirror.
Then run
slackpkg update
then
slackpkg upgrade-all

GoogleEarth and many other packages:
Install sbopkg
http://www.sbopkg.org/
then run:
sbopkg

Wine I downloaded 1.1.27 and edited the SlackBuild to do it manually because I wanted the latest version.
Then run:
winecfg
for wine gecko <--- after nvidia driver is installed
run
wine iexplore http://www.winehg.org/
sometimes you have to wait a long time for the download to start.

I don't use skype so I can't address it.

Happy Slackin' !!

Last edited by slackass; 08-31-2009 at 11:29 AM. Reason: oooops!
 
Old 01-25-2010, 10:56 PM   #11
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@slackass,

I just found this thread because I am looking to do the same thing. I just installed 13.0 64 but need to run wine for Quicken. Everything looks clear except for one question. Step two of post #6
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Step 2)
Download and install the “12” packages on this page.
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/multilib/
using this command:
upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new *.t?z
When I follow the link it takes me to his repository and there are way more than 12 pkgs. Do I need to download the pkgs and then install them or change the mirror in my slackpkg mirror file?

Thanks for any help,

john
 
Old 01-26-2010, 11:32 AM   #12
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I don't know what happened but there seems to be two different pages. Last night when I followed your link there was nothing on the bottom of the read me pages, this morning there was. Everything downloaded and am installing them now.

I do have one question which was clear to me in yours or Alien's instructions. I created the i486 directory as such /home/i486. Then I created the compat32 as /home/i486/compat32. I have a separate /home partition of 40 gigs so there is plenty of room. Is this okay to do this way? Do I keep the 13.0(32) tree available or delete it?

I finished everything per instructions and tried to install wine. Downloaded from slackbuilds.org both the wine.tar.gz and the wine-1.1.24.tar.bz2. Then I ran ./wine.SlackBuild and received this message:

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checking build system type... configure: error: /bin/sh tools/config.sub -slackware-linux failed
configure: WARNING: cache variable ac_cv_build contains a newline
Any help is welcome

thanks,

john

Last edited by jbs1136; 01-26-2010 at 11:59 AM. Reason: added a question
 
Old 01-26-2010, 03:08 PM   #13
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If your having trouble building it just use AlienBob's package.
You can find it here.
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/s...ne/pkg64/13.0/

More of his packages here.
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/



Have fun!
 
Old 01-27-2010, 01:13 AM   #14
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Thanks, that did the trick

john
 
  


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