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Old 05-10-2004, 07:51 PM   #46
mangeli
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Ok, so I have an install of slackware 9.1

However I cannot find the map.bmp or the boot.bmp.b (or whatever file it is...)

Is this installed in the default install?
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:00 PM   #47
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The files you are looking for are map-bmp and boot-bmp.b. They should be installed by default. Try:
Code:
slocate map-bmp
slocate boot-bmp.b
This should tell you where they are. If it doesn't work for you, maybe you need to update your search database. Try this:
Code:
updatebd
Then, try searching again.

Hope this helps,
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:06 PM   #48
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Yea, I don't think they're on the system.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:10 PM   #49
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Did you do a full install of Slackware 9.1? I beleive that those files are included with the LILO package.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:12 PM   #50
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yea, I did.

I'm going to reinstall the lilo package
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:14 PM   #51
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That's what I was gonna recommend. Let me know if that does the trick.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 08:21 PM   #52
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Nope.

The map file is there, no map-bmp or boot-bmp.b

 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:11 PM   #53
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Huh, now I wonder where I got mine from. Maybe try just changing your lilo.conf and running lilo. Maybe the files were automatically generated by lilo or something. Make sure you back up lilo.conf first.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 12:43 AM   #54
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I've been working on building a webpage with all of this information. Please check it out. It's at http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/ . Let me know what you think. I'd appreciate any comments on style, content, or anything elas that you think I could do to improve it.

I am hosting it right on my own computer from home. This is something that you can do, too. I'm still working on the sections. The ftp and sendmail really aren't ready for publication, so no need to comment on them just yet. I'll hopefully get to apache, php, and some other stuff really soon. That will help everyone who is dying to get their own websites up and running.

Again, any tips, criticisms, or whatever are welcome.
 
Old 05-11-2004, 10:53 AM   #55
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I wanna add my contribution to some troubleshootings ppl may encounter when passing to kernel 2.6.5 using lilo.
I had some warnings w/ lilo and found this at http://lilo.go.dyndns.org/

Quote:
Versions of the 2.6.* kernel headers do not have a complete set of
header files for all LILO compile options. Compiling with the 2.4
kernel headers is recommended.

The 2.6.3 kernel may make extra entries in the /proc/partitions file.
These entries reference the /dev/ram# and /dev/nbd# block devices:
ramdisk and network.

Many pre-2.6.3 distributions do not have the /dev directory entries to
accomodate references to these block devices, which are scanned by
LILO 22.5.2 and later.

The following command script will generate the necessary /dev/nbd#
entries. Ownership and r/w permissions may have to be set as well:


# /bin/sh -- make /dev/nbd# entries
#
pushd /dev
i=0
while [ i != 128 ]; do
mknod nbd$i b 43 $i
i=$(($i+1))
done
popd


--John Coffman
 
Old 05-11-2004, 01:11 PM   #56
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Well, looks like my site is down today. Gotta work on getting my router to update dyndns.org correctly tonight. I'll get it back up tonight.
 
Old 05-12-2004, 08:34 PM   #57
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The website is back up. http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack . Let me know what you guys think.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:49 AM   #58
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Firstly, Great post shilo, I've been using slack for a couple of years, and you pointed out a few things i've never heard of. One being the image at bootup (will try at some point). The other... dropline !!!!

I installed dropline as you said, and yes it runs !!! but .......

When i start up i get an error :

Error activating XKB Configuration ????? It does work after i close the messages, but i'd like to know what's causing it. Also, it appears a little slow ? For example, when i run terminal, i get a 3 or 3 second pause after pressing return?

I'm running kernel 2.6.6 (compiled myself).
Slack 9.1 (Fresh install)
Barton 3200 and 512 of Pc 3200 Ram on an Asus Mobo.


Ta ,

Ade

Up with Slack !!!!!!!
 
Old 05-13-2004, 11:22 AM   #59
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Evilone-

First problem- Open up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in your favorite text editor. Find a line that looks like this.
Code:
    Option "XkbRules"	"xf86config"
Change it to:
Code:
    Option "XkbRules"	"xorg"
Reboot and you should be in the clear.

Second problem- I have read that this is a problem with........ OK, I forget what it's a problem with. I believe that if you turn off the transparency in terminal, you'll find that it responds much quicker. It might be that the slowness is due to a video card problem. That's just a guess, though. Is the computer just as slow if you work from the command line? Try ctrl-alt-f6 and see. Let me know.

To get some more speed, check out my response in this post: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=176792 . If you've been using Slack for a couple of years, you probably already know all of that, but maybe there's something that will do some good.

Man, I gotta make some time to get that 2.6.6 kernel.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 03:44 PM   #60
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Hi shilo,

your post is so good that I'd like to print it out.
I think I'd not be the only one to appreciate a single html page or maybe PDF for download, possibly with some of the suggestions made by the folks on this forum added.

As someone said: It should be pinned!

I close my post adding another big THANK YOU. 8-)

gargamel
 
  


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