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Old 08-25-2005, 02:02 AM   #1
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Slackware Gnome version issues


Hello all,

As you may already know I installed Slackware 10.1 a few months ago. Well I've been out of town for the past month and a half so haven't had time to sink my teeth into in. I just got back and decided to purchase a new computer for school leaving my old computer free to do whatever I wanted to it. So I've decided to format the machine and just run Slackware (no dual booting). Before I didn't opt for the Gnome package because of space concerns but I did a complete install this time and immediately been dealing with issues from Gnome. By the way: the version that was installed is 2.6.

When I log into Gnome I immediately get two errors. One is telling me that the sound applet didn't load correctly - something along those lines. There is an ignore option and when I hit it the dialog box just comes up saying the same thing. There is another dialog box underneath the sound error but can't tell you what that is because the box keeps popping back up. And it doesn't matter if I hit the ignore option, even if I hit "delete applet" or "cancel" the box still pops up instantly.

I know that Slackware and Gnome don't get along but would imagine that the version on the CD is compatible. To be honest with you I really don't care about Gnome. I just want to know if in fact I screwed up somewhere.

Note: sound and everything works in KDE - no errors or anything!
 
Old 08-25-2005, 06:08 AM   #2
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slackware and gnome get along just fine, its just that patrick hasn't got the time too maintain these packages along with improving, building and maintain all other slackware packages. Especially when there are great gnome packages out there maintained by others like freerock gnome and dropline gnome.

you should try these too see how good it can get, freerock does rock
 
Old 08-25-2005, 07:53 AM   #3
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Dropline GNOME is great if you want the newest GNOME in Slackware.

Freerock and gware can also be used
 
Old 08-25-2005, 09:48 AM   #4
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The 2.6 version is gimped - don't get too worked up. As the others have said Freerock Gnome and Gware have great versions to install - and simple to install at that. Once you get one of the newer versions installed, your problems will take care of themselves.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 01:07 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your replies. For once it's not my fault! I'll check out Freerock and see how that goes.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 09:27 PM   #6
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Went with Freerock and took about two hours to install. It seems slow, on startup it will take a minute with no changes on the slash screen. It is functional but like I said, sllooowww! Things are definitely quick in KDE so I don't know what's going on.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 10:21 PM   #7
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Originally posted by ComputerMan
Went with Freerock and took about two hours to install. It seems slow, on startup it will take a minute with no changes on the slash screen. It is functional but like I said, sllooowww! Things are definitely quick in KDE so I don't know what's going on.
Have you enabled an Iptables firewall, or made any changes to the /etc/hosts* files?
 
  


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