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Old 11-27-2006, 11:56 AM   #1
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Problems after upgrade


I know, I shouldn't have done it this way but I was actually hoping for some errors to get my hands dirty. Anyway, on with the backstory. I've had slack 10.2 for almost a year, but I didn't have internet for all that time. I recently got satellite internet, so I decided to make the switch over to running slack full time.

Lo and behold, I find out 11.0 has been released, so after looking around, I used swaret to upgrade all my stuff at once. Everything is working, but there are a couple of quirks that need to be ironed out, so on with the show. Keep in mind that I am a linux newbie in teh extreme, and I have picked up Linux Cookbook, Linux in a Nutshell, and RUTE to teach myself, but it's still slow going.

I understand WHAT it's doing, but WHY is it doing this:

Code:
 
Nov 25 14:18:58 spiderweb kernel: EXT2-fs warning (device hdc1): ext2_fill_super: mounting ext3 filesystem as ext2

This one I don't understand:

Code:
 
Nov 25 14:18:58 spiderweb kernel: Device 'i82365.0' does not have a release() function, it is broken and must be fixed.

And I tried to setup a firewall, but I keep getting this on boot:

Code:
 
iptables v1.3.5: Couldn't load match `127.0.0.1':/usr/lib/iptables/libipt_127.0.0.1.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Try `iptables -h' or 'iptables --help' for more information.

And this is the file rc.firewall that is supposed to run the firewall:

Code:
 
#!/bin/bash

#rc.firewall for
#Basic Slackware Security

iptables -P INPUT DROP
iptables -P FORWARD DROP

iptables -A INPUT -m state --state ESTABLISHED,RELATED -j ACCEPT
iptables -A INPUT -m 127.0.0.1 -d 127.0.0.1 -i lo -j ACCEPT

iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -i eth0 -j ACCEPT
I installed WINE, but it runs really slow when I tried to install Icewind Dale. Is there something I can do about that? Also, GAIM has been messing up. It will log in, and I can see my buddies, open an IM window and send them text, but it locks up on my end, even though they get the messages. Thanks for all your help.

This is my machine's specs:
AMD Athlon XP 1700 1.4GHZ CPU
Asus A7S333 MoBo
512MB Kingston HyperX Ram
256MB PNY Nvidia AGP video card
80GB IDE WD 7200rpm HDD
40GB external HDD
52x CDRW
52x CD-Rom

Any clues? Thanks!!
 
Old 11-27-2006, 07:57 PM   #2
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You might also be interested in the Slackbook

As for the first question, my guess is that you have formatted the partition as ext3, but your fstab specifies that the partition is ext2.

If you want to get your hands dirty, why are you relying on swaret?
 
Old 11-27-2006, 10:29 PM   #3
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You might also be interested in the Slackbook

As for the first question, my guess is that you have formatted the partition as ext3, but your fstab specifies that the partition is ext2.

If you want to get your hands dirty, why are you relying on swaret?
This is my fstab:

Code:
/dev/hdc5        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hdc1        /                ext3        defaults         1   1
/dev/hdc6        /usr             ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/hdc7        /home            ext3        defaults         1   2
/dev/hdc3        /mnt/win         ntfs        auto,users,rw    1   2
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,users,ro  0   0
/dev/hdb         /mnt/cdrw        auto        noauto,users,rw  0   0
/dev/fd0         /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,users     0   0
/dev/sda1        /mnt/usb         auto        noauto,users     0   0
devpts           /dev/pts         devpts      gid=5,mode=620   0   0
proc             /proc            proc        defaults         0   0
And you're right, I probably should have done it all from source, but what's done is done. I will most likely redo it at some point, probably when I get a bigger HDD.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 10:47 PM   #4
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Is ext3 support a kernel module, or compiled into the kernel? It should be the latter.
 
Old 11-27-2006, 11:05 PM   #5
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Quote:
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Is ext3 support a kernel module, or compiled into the kernel? It should be the latter.
Umm, when I set up 10.2 I told it to do ext3. It wasn't until after the upgrade that it started doing this, but I'm not sure which way it is. God I hate being a
 
Old 11-27-2006, 11:51 PM   #6
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slackcurrent.py has worked well for me.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 12:01 AM   #7
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This is going to sound very much windows, but I think I'm going to have to scrap this and re-install. Ever since I stupidly upgraded the way I did, the system has become sluggish and unresponsive, especially firefox (taking minutes to load pages) and GAIM (locking up). I'm on broadband satellite, but you would think I was on dial up with the amount of time it takes to do anything.

Couple that with the fact that I haven't the first clue to look to see what kind of damage I've caused. Tell you this though, I refuse to go back to windows.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 08:00 AM   #8
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thekid,

Doing a complete reinstall of slackware 11.0 is the safest route to take at this point. Then later when a new version is available, upgrade following instructions in the UPGRADE.TXT file that will come with it (of course, also read anty README.TXT file).

I don't use swaret but I guess even swaret can not fathom every step that is required for an upgrade.

And finally as J.W. suggested, read the slackbook (or any other slack tutorial you'll find out there). You'll find many opportunities to get your hands dirty to improve your skills.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 12:33 PM   #9
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Would slack 10.2 be suitable for doing LFS?
 
Old 11-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Would slack 10.2 be suitable for doing LFS?
Probably not. The latest LFS requires the 2.6 kernel. The default install of even the newest Slackware uses the 2.4 kernel. I don't think 10.2 has the 2.6 kernel.

I'm a newbie too. I've got Slackware 11 installed and running pretty well with the 2.4 kernel. I'm planning on building an LFS system in the spring, after I've graduated from grad school, but I'll probably use the live CD -- unless I upgrade to the 2.6 kernel between now and then.

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 11-28-2006, 02:42 PM   #11
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Probably not. The latest LFS requires the 2.6 kernel. The default install of even the newest Slackware uses the 2.4 kernel. I don't think 10.2 has the 2.6 kernel.
I beg to differ. The 2.6.13 kernel sits right there in /testing.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 02:51 PM   #12
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Probably not. The latest LFS requires the 2.6 kernel. The default install of even the newest Slackware uses the 2.4 kernel. I don't think 10.2 has the 2.6 kernel.

I'm a newbie too. I've got Slackware 11 installed and running pretty well with the 2.4 kernel. I'm planning on building an LFS system in the spring, after I've graduated from grad school, but I'll probably use the live CD -- unless I upgrade to the 2.6 kernel between now and then.

Regards,

-Drew
Yeah, I had 2.6.13 on 10.2 prior to "upgrading" to 11.0, and am still using the same kernel.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 04:11 PM   #13
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Deleted. Thanks anyways.

Last edited by thekid; 11-28-2006 at 04:26 PM.
 
Old 11-28-2006, 05:32 PM   #14
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Just a comment on running 2.6.13 with Slackware 11.0:
I have recently upgraded my system to 11 (from something in-between 10.2 amd 11 - I was too lazy to stay with current and fell back...) and noticed that alsa ceased to work properly (amarok with xine engine didn't work with alsa (it did with OSS emulation, funnily), although xine itself worked fine). Alsamixer also failed to work.

I suspected that maybe kernel drivers were too old for alsa that comes with 11, so I upgraded kernel from 2.6.15.2 to 2.6.18.3 and things now work again! So it might be good to upgrade kernel to something newer...
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:48 AM   #15
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I'm downloading 11.0 right now and should be running the install tonight. Newbie question, should I get the 3 source cd's too? I plan on re-compiling the kernel up to 2.6.?, so would I need them for that?
 
  


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