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Old 07-12-2020, 03:56 AM   #1
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slackware64-current: After upgrade on July8, close button for terminal, firefox disappeared. Mouse pointer has become X cannot shutdown


Hello
After july 8th update, these issues
1. Firefox---minimize, maximize, close buttons not seen
2. Mouse pointer turned into X from arrow
3. Shutdown will not turn off the PC...on monitor, "-" will be blinking
4. Full monitor is black now, earlier white
5. XFCE mouse, blue background disappeared
6. Later updates installed. Upgraded today also. Up to date according to changelog
7. BUT PROBLEMS NOT RESOLVED

Kindly suggest
 
Old 07-12-2020, 04:09 AM   #2
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In what DE/WM do you experience these problems? See nothing similar on my 64-current with latest updates on XFCE4 4.12.
 
Old 07-12-2020, 04:38 AM   #3
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XFCE4.12-only...display had started dancing before above issues started. But display became stable after some time. Issues persist
 
Old 07-12-2020, 07:28 AM   #4
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I have also updated the 8 july and the 3 machines I have updated works well as before.

Maybe you have a hardware problem ? Mouse ? Is it a desktop ?

Symptoms are curious.
 
Old 07-12-2020, 05:23 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by san2ban View Post
Hello
After july 8th update, these issues
1. Firefox---minimize, maximize, close buttons not seen
2. Mouse pointer turned into X from arrow
3. Shutdown will not turn off the PC...on monitor, "-" will be blinking
4. Full monitor is black now, earlier white
5. XFCE mouse, blue background disappeared
6. Later updates installed. Upgraded today also. Up to date according to changelog
7. BUT PROBLEMS NOT RESOLVED

Kindly suggest
Have you checked slackpkg new-config? There was some .new files for sysklogd, and that's been causing some people problems.

Code:
Fri Jun 26 19:18:25 UTC 2020
a/sysklogd-2.1.2-x86_64-1.txz:  Upgraded.
  Make sure to move the .new init script and config into place for this.
Also, some of those issues sound like a theme problem. Have you tried a new theme (or reverted to stock if you're using a custom theme)?
 
Old 07-13-2020, 12:11 PM   #6
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June 26th upgrade was uneventful. I opt to Overwrite always.
This issue cropped up after july 8th upgrade
there are no conf.new files

Last edited by san2ban; 07-13-2020 at 12:12 PM.
 
Old 07-13-2020, 12:26 PM   #7
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Also, except one tty, all other tty have disappeared....Alt+F2, F3...no effect
 
Old 07-14-2020, 02:18 AM   #8
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It appears you are running non-current Slackware14.2-64bit on another HDD on same computer?
Have you ruled out hardware issue by testing within non-current installation?
 
Old 07-14-2020, 10:14 AM   #9
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Slackware14.2 on HDD1, current on HDD2. grub on HDD1. lilo not installed on HDD2
Bloody thing was working fine. Had only issues with dual booting, which I had sorted out as per Bassmadrigal's advice.
Changed over to grub to ease my pain. Then also it was fine.
After the july 8th update, this is not like before....
 
Old 07-14-2020, 10:54 AM   #10
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Updated today, but did not help in resolving above mentioned issues.
Can it be an issue with the inittab file?
Fed up seeing monitor like this. Outline border, 1 side+ bottom has disappeared for terminal. Single tty...
 
Old 07-14-2020, 10:59 AM   #11
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You could try reverting the packages from 8 JUL 1 by 1 until you find the one causing you your problems.

http://slackware.uk/cumulative/slackware64-current/
 
Old 07-14-2020, 12:07 PM   #12
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Did you actually try booting your 14.2 install to check hardware issues as mentioned by STDOUBT?
 
Old 07-15-2020, 12:42 AM   #13
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I am sure hardware is OK. Problem resolved
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...tc-4175460820/
Was about to dump Slack64 current...

One has to wash his own ar..
 
Old 07-15-2020, 12:49 AM   #14
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Also, apart from xfce sessions, cleared all cache
rm -rf ~/.cache
 
  


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