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Old 12-01-2018, 06:11 PM   #1
eyeinidas
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Question I moved to Slackware -current, but it breaks, sometimes


Right now, my -current issue is my Logitech 6105 keyboard and mouse. They just don't work, after Slackware gets halfway booted up. I hope it's not the USB. I have some generic keyboards that I will try next. If I can isolate the problem, I may be able boot from a USB stick and repair the install. If that doesn't work, I won't lose much data to reinstall, as I placed /home on a different partition. Has anyone else had this issue this week?
 
Old 12-01-2018, 06:26 PM   #2
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yes, it is Slackware current, think of it as experimental it breaks sometimes. I usually wait for the next update to see what happens. I am getting bus errors right now, so I am running a different disto for now.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 07:13 PM   #3
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Has anyone else had this issue this week?
Everything is working just fine on my 5 Slackware64-current installations. Best wishes sorting this out.
 
Old 12-01-2018, 07:28 PM   #4
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$5 says there's something amiss with your kernel modules and the required modules aren't loading. Try the -huge kernel.
 
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:38 PM   #5
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They just don't work, after Slackware gets halfway booted up.
Use the entire output of /usr/share/mkinitrd/mkinitrd_command_generator.sh -l /boot/vmlinux-generic to make your initrd.gz file. It tends to catch everything, and may include the missing module.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 08:18 AM   #6
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Right now, my -current issue is my Logitech 6105 keyboard and mouse. They just don't work, after Slackware gets halfway booted up. I hope it's not the USB. I have some generic keyboards that I will try next. If I can isolate the problem, I may be able boot from a USB stick and repair the install. If that doesn't work, I won't lose much data to reinstall, as I placed /home on a different partition. Has anyone else had this issue this week?
Not this week but I've often had issues with the USB 3.0 ports on my computer. Try USB 2.0 if you have one.
 
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:35 PM   #7
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I'm on slackware-current and the most recent update broke slackpkg. After running 'slackpkg upgrade-all' I tried to run 'slackpkg install-new'. Among the new packages was libpsl. But it couldn't retrieve the packages because slackpkg uses wget, which depends on libpsl. I was able to fix it by manually retrieving the package and using 'installpkg'.

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Old 12-02-2018, 07:00 PM   #8
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I'm on slackware-current and the most recent update broke slackpkg. After running 'slackpkg upgrade-all' I tried to run 'slackpkg install-new'. Among the new packages was libpsl. But it couldn't retrieve the packages because slackpkg uses wget, which depends on libpsl. I was able to fix it by manually retrieving the package and using 'installpkg'.
This is why it is recommended to run slackpkg install-new before slackpkg upgrade-all. This ensures that any packages that have updated dependencies will have those dependencies installed before they're ugpraded.

Generally, this is only a problem on -current as stable releases usually don't see packages added to them (I think there's been like 2 times in the past decade that saw stable releases have a package added to them), but it certainly doesn't hurt to always run it first... just in case.
 
Old 12-02-2018, 08:08 PM   #9
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This is why it is recommended to run slackpkg install-new before slackpkg upgrade-all. This ensures that any packages that have updated dependencies will have those dependencies installed before they're ugpraded.
Agreed! This development cycle is quite hot and new packages are regularly being added.
I also on occasion run #slackpkg clean-system after I run slackpkg upgrade-all to remove packages that Pat has removed from the current branch.
 
  


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