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Old 12-27-2004, 04:32 AM   #1
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troubles with Stable GARnome and Gnome 2.8


My Linux box is running Slackware Current with kernel 2.4.27.
I'm using (trying to use....) GARnome to install Gnome 2.8 but install fails because there are problems with a missing component

The error is

"configure: error: Could not find krb5. Install krb5 or heimdal packages."

after this error, I have installed heimdal AND krb5, too (in this order).

I have launched "make clean" and "make paranoid-install" but after hours of compilation the program give me the same error again!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why?
What is the problem? how I can override this problem?

thanks a lot to all!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:14 AM   #2
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Are you do ldconfig after isntalling krb5 and heimdal? I think that ximian-connector depends on krb5, so try to not install ximian-connector package from desktop class.
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:11 PM   #3
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I have removed ximina.connector and the installation goes well (apparently) but now thre is another big problem:

some applications, for now I found 2, totally hang up my computer
the Keyboard setting app in Gnome menu
and the keyboard language selection applet in gnome bar

launching these applet from X, Slackaware hang up and I must kill the X server
trying to launch it from within KDE, in a term window, I get an error with gcc (something about a problem with a pointer)

I don't know how I can solve these, because is too dangerous update gcc

some help?



thanks
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:22 PM   #4
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Need you to be more specific on the error in the terminal. Since you compiled it with your gcc, that shouldn't be a problem (no need to upgrade gcc).
 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:40 PM   #5
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launching
gnome-keyboard-properties

nothing starts and I get:

*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x40ad3a40 ***

I think it's related to gcc, but I don't know how solve this


thanks for your attention and help, happy new year!
 
Old 01-05-2005, 07:12 PM   #6
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While I realize that this does not actually answer your question, I would like to suggest that you download 2.6.10 and compile it.
Once running 2.6.10, you will be able to load dropline gnome VERY easily.

In my opinion, this is the easiest and best way to get a well functioning Gnome install with slackware. It is my personal opinion that it is FAR easier to compile a working 2.6.10 than it is to get Gnome 2.8 to work properly with the 2.4.xx kernel.

Slackware is a very simple distro for compiling new kernels on (the easiest I've used) and there are several good howto threads in this forum regarding this.

HTH
 
Old 01-06-2005, 02:59 AM   #7
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compiling the new kernel 2.6.10 ?

I'm downloading it just now

I hope this can solve the problem
 
Old 01-06-2005, 06:29 AM   #8
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alright,

are you sure that you set all the paths according to the readme?

as far as kernel, this is a lib problem not a kernel problem. 2.4 vs. 2.6 doesn't really apply here.
and if you have never compiled a kernel, make sure to keep the lilo entry for the default kernel there until you get 2.6 working.

anyway, it must have something to do with the garnome build ( I just built gnome-2.8 from source about a week ago and it is working as expected)

also, in the gar.conf.mak did you specify and optimizations (and if you did what were they?)
 
Old 01-07-2005, 04:08 AM   #9
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I changed only the directory of gnome 2.8 installation to make a global installation..... so I changed the dir to /usr/local

no others strange things............
 
Old 01-07-2005, 05:30 AM   #10
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And you set up all the paths according to the README?

if you accidentally made a mistake or left anything out it will cause problems because the linker will find different libraries than the ones the sources were compiled against ( garnome builds everything that it will need and some of it already exist on the system (but may be different versions from the ones garnome installed)).
 
Old 01-07-2005, 09:52 AM   #11
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J I really thank you and I'm sorry but I don't get what do yu mean...........

paths? (I know of course what paths are) but in the readme, I don't find anything of really so important about paths.

I mean, the readme says that all tools needed by garnome are already installed on every linux system, usually. There is the GARCHIVEDIR directory, but I understand it so no problem with it.

After there is a section about bootstrap/ . This section ends with 'Unless you know you need something in bootstrap/, you don't!' so it was my choice...........

What do you mean with "you set up all the paths according to the README?"

I really don't get exactly what "paths" I should set up............
 
Old 02-03-2005, 12:45 AM   #12
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Angry GarNome Is A Piece Of Garbage

I have a computer with respectable system specs. And it has been nearly 24 hours since I installed garnome and had it update the latest nome and it is still running! Does anyone know whether or not I can just exit out. I am afraid I am going to crash linux. I dont even know what it;s doing besides downloading source code and recompiling it. Help me out if you know anything.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 07:26 AM   #13
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If its still compiling just let it go...you'll know when its done because the compiling/downloading will stop...hopefully without an error...
 
Old 02-03-2005, 10:48 AM   #14
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Quote:
While I realize that this does not actually answer your question, I would like to suggest that you download 2.6.10 and compile it.
Once running 2.6.10, you will be able to load dropline gnome VERY easily.
I followed this path and it was not all that simple. I ended up with a nice looking desktop and by and large all the apps ran.

Where I ran into problems was
1) Downloader for x (I compiled) would have a segmentation fault with the default desktop theme.
The downloader for x website indicated that the default theme was buggy. I changed to the"Glider" theme and d4x worked fine

2) If you use the udev version that comes with Slackware 10 you will have to fix a typo inorder for
"less", "more" and "man" commands to work. Kernel Trap post on slackware udev in 2.6.10 . This is in the dropline forums and is not an isssue with the 2.4 kernel

3) If you have more than 1 optical drive you may not be satisfied with the make_extra_nodes.sh
in /etc/udev/scripts. Basically the last drive found gets the /dev/cdrom link. In my case that was my burner. I read that the mean time between failures for burners was 1/2 that of read-only devices (heavier read/write head on the end of the arm). They way to fix this it to read about udev rules Udev rules . The udev rules will not work until you comment out the part of the make-extra_nodes.sh that make a node and assigns /dev/cdrom. This is not an issue in the 2.4 kernel

4) If you use a usb scanner it will only work as root with the 2.6 series kernel. The hotplug
script provided by the sane developers will not work (it says so right in the script) with the 2.6 kernel due to a timing issue. There is a hack for this also on the Linux questions site.

5) USB palms will not work at all through the udev rules in kernel 2.6.10. You have to make
a /dev/ttyUSB1 node in a manner similiar to that used by Pat when he made the node for the /dev/cdrom. I gave up by this time and have not tried this.

Overall, for me it was easier to install these Gnome 2.8 packages

Linuce Gnome 2.8 packages
as it avoids alot of the post-install hassles You do not get HAL or PAM but they were made with the 2.4 kernel for the 2.4 kernel.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 02:18 PM   #15
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I probably should note that a 2.6 kernel is not required for Dropline Gnome. In fact, after it became a community project in Novemeber, one of the first things that we did was make some modifications that make it 2.4-friendly. The only component that utilizes a 2.6 kernel is Gnome-VFS, and it will revert to the standard mode if HAL is not enablled. HAL only starts if a 2.6 kernel is detected.

Several of our devs and testers actually use a 2.4 kernel still. We want to make it as friendly as possible for all users.

Feel free to stop by dropline.net and visit the forums if you have any questions.


Best regards,

Zach
http://www.dropline.net/gnome
 
  


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