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Old 07-30-2016, 09:03 AM   #1
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Smile slackware 14.2 x86_64 plasma 5 installation. when I run "xwmconfig", "xinitrc.plasma" is not listed as an option?


Hello all,
Fairly noobish slackware user here. This is my first attempt at installing plasma 5 (kde 5_16.07) to slackware. I'm attempting this on a slackware vbox with only Eric's multilib installed before tring on my host install. As per directions in README i started out in runlevel 3 which is my default to boot into anyhow. I started running the removepkg commands as root. Nothing to speak of except for "removepkg polkit-kde-agent-1" and "removepkg polkit-kde-kcmodules-1" both had messages saying they didn't exist? Not sure because my guest and host are both full installs of 14.2 as recommended? Anyhow, I forged ahead with directions. I used the rsync command "rsync -av rsync://alien.slackbook.org/alien/ktown/current/5 ." to download and "cd 5" to begin installing. Next I went ahead and ran:
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# upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/*.t?z
  # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/deps/telepathy/*.t?z
  # upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/kde/*/*.t?z
all was well. Ran the commands to go through any new config files and there was none. ( I disregarded the language pack commands since I didn't install/or use them.) rebooted back to runlevel 3 as normal and login as my normal user. Run "xwmconfig" and "xinitrc.plasma" is nowhere in the list as a selection? Needless to say running "startx" without making a selection yields blank screen. Pretty sure it is user error but any direction would be greatly appreciated? I've already tried Eric's slackware --current live with plasma 5 and it is amazingly stable (naturally) so very excited to get this working.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 10:46 AM   #2
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'xinitrc.plasma' is part of 'plasma-workpace-5.7.2-x86_64- alien.txz' package, try install it or reinstall.
 
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:48 AM   #3
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The file "/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.plasma" is part of the package plasma-workspace-5.7.2 (in the kde/plasma subdirectory).
It is this file which adds the choice for a Plasma 5 desktop to xwmconfig.
Can you check that you have that package installed, and that file is in your filesystem?
 
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:56 PM   #4
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The file "/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.plasma" is part of the package plasma-workspace-5.7.2 (in the kde/plasma subdirectory).
It is this file which adds the choice for a Plasma 5 desktop to xwmconfig.
Can you check that you have that package installed, and that file is in your filesystem?
Hi thanks for the response. I was able to find plasma-workspace-5.7.2 listed in the sub-directory you mentioned but it was not installed? I first ran upgradepkg --reinstall-new plasma-workspace-5.7.2 but it said it didn't exist for reinstall? so I installed it with installpkg and it then appeared when I ran "xwmconfig". I selected it but still no boot? I've attached a screenshot showing some output from trying to boot and then x server shutting down as a result. At this point seeing as I'm testing in virtualbox and it would appear I have more issues as far as the initial install is concerned it makes more sense I would think to start over and give it another go rather than try and troubleshoot the install? I really appreciate the responses from both of you and would just appreciate if either of you would mind looking at screenshot to see if there is anything glaring that might prevent me going forward? Like I said most likely user error. Starting fresh is never an issue for me as I clearly need the practice. thanks!Click image for larger version

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Old 07-30-2016, 07:08 PM   #5
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Hi thanks for the response. I was able to find plasma-workspace-5.7.2 listed in the sub-directory you mentioned but it was not installed? I first ran upgradepkg --reinstall-new plasma-workspace-5.7.2 but it said it didn't exist for reinstall? so I installed it with installpkg and it then appeared when I ran "xwmconfig". I selected it but still no boot? I've attached a screenshot showing some output from trying to boot and then x server shutting down as a result. At this point seeing as I'm testing in virtualbox and it would appear I have more issues as far as the initial install is concerned it makes more sense I would think to start over and give it another go rather than try and troubleshoot the install?
I just install Slackware 14.2 minus kde. If you're going to install plasma 5 then you should ignore the advice to do a full install and do that too. I then rsync Eric's ktown packages for amd64 to a local directory. I then cd to that directory and run upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new for each of the following: deps/*.t?z, deps/telepathy/*.t?z, and kde/*/*.t?z

Then run xwmconfig, as advised. Hasn't failed me yet.

Last edited by Gerard Lally; 07-30-2016 at 07:12 PM. Reason: Sorry - got that backwards
 
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Old 07-30-2016, 07:16 PM   #6
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I just install Slackware 14.2 minus kde. If you're going to install plasma 5 then you should ignore the advice to do a full install and do that too. I then rsync Eric's ktown packages for amd64 to a local directory. I then cd to that directory and run upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new for each of the following: deps/*.t?z, deps/telepathy/*.t?z, and kde/*/*.t?z

Then run xwmconfig, as advised. Hasn't failed me yet.
Cool. I will give it a go. Just to note, Eric's blog post mentions that I will need to install a few base kde packages for the install: "If you do not have KDE 4 installed at all, you will have to install some of Slackware’s own KDE 4 packages manually." I assume that's still accurate yes? Also, that will be fine for my vbox test setup. If I can avoid doing that to my host slackware os I would prefer that but again, not entirely opposed to starting over there either?

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Old 07-30-2016, 07:22 PM   #7
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Cool. I will give it a go. Just to note, Eric's blog post mentions that I will need to install a few base kde packages for the install: "If you do not have KDE 4 installed at all, you will have to install some of Slackware’s own KDE 4 packages manually." I assume that's still accurate yes?
That was never clear to me. I've never followed the advice and have never noticed anything missing, even though Eric says they are essential to the proper functioning of KDE.
 
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:12 PM   #8
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I first ran upgradepkg --reinstall-new plasma-workspace-5.7.2 but it said it didn't exist for reinstall?
If this is what you typed, instead of copy/pasting it could be your problem.

To upgrade, reinstall, or install you would do upgradepkg --install-new --reinstall packagename.txz, not --reinstall-new. If you did accidentally type that for other packages, you might want to run those commands again to make sure everything was installed properly.
 
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:09 PM   #9
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Hello all. I got it working on my vbox setup now so going to attempt on my host install. First time I believe I omitted the "/*/" from "upgradepkg --reinstall --install-new x86_64/kde/*/*.t?z". Tried again on full fresh install and booted no issues. User error naturally. Thanks for the help everyone! marking as solved.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 03:42 PM   #10
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SUCCESS!!! Thanks again!Click image for larger version

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