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Old 06-01-2004, 09:23 AM   #1
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updating XFree86


Hello,

I would like to install KDE 3.2.2. But for that it seems that I have to upgrade my XFree86 4.4.x. I just wanted to know if I will need to make any changes to my XF86Config or recompile my Nvidia driver after I have updated XFree86.

Thanks
 
Old 06-01-2004, 09:55 AM   #2
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I upgraded to kde 3.2.2 and I still use XFree86 4.3
no probs at all
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:33 AM   #3
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I had the same problem you did at first when i upgraded only the KDE packages. I went and got XFree86, the current packages and then KDE 3.2.2 started, I did NOT need to redo my xf86config. But i did not have a driver to compile (radeon 7500). From my perspective i would see no issues with this though.

Some things of note if your selectively upgrading packages.

I noticed cups did NOT work after the upgrade so I had to upgrade to the latest version of CUPS as well.

Upgrading KDE seems to have an adverse effect on sound so I hear, I dont use sound here at work where i maintain the server so i didn't have the problem to begin with.

It would probably be wise to upgrade the Library packages for KDE as well, the ones in a seperate folder area from 'kde'. Can't remember where exactly.

Basically i just do a system wide update on ALL packages now excluding very few things.

Good Luck
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:34 AM   #4
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I tried upgrading to kde 3.2.2. It installed OK but when I tried to start KDE it gave me an error

"cannot start kdeinit, check your installation."

I then looked into some old posts http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=188073
and from there it seems I need to update XFree86
 
Old 06-02-2004, 12:42 PM   #5
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I have the same problem.
I upgraded Slackware 9.0 to 9.1 but not KDE packages. (is this wrong?)
Then i downloaded KDE 3.2.2 but it gaves me the same error of jam.
I downloaded XFree86 4.4 but i can not compile it.
It says segmentation fault.
What does it mean?
Pleas, help me to fix this.
 
Old 06-02-2004, 01:03 PM   #6
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compile it? Download the appropriate slackware packages for whatever version your downloading packages from and upgrade the packages.

You might consider using slackpkg
 
Old 06-03-2004, 03:51 AM   #7
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I used upgradepkg --install-new /my/Directory/*.tgz.
When X starts i hear startup sound but i see only the mouse arrow on a white screen.
In /my/Directory i put all packages of KDE 3.2.2 and of XFree86 4.4.
Could be a problem about settings of fonts, icons etc?
What should i edit?
 
Old 06-03-2004, 12:41 PM   #8
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*scratches head* you cant actually use upgradepkg in that syntax can you?
You need to list the old package and then the new package to upgrade with.

just type upgradepkg and read the help
Next id open pkgtool and make sure you dont have two different versions of kde installed. If the upgradepkg just isn't working for you then remove all kde and x packages and then do a installpkg /my/Directory/*.tgz
just to note make sure you get the appropriate QT package as well and upgrade it.

If anything else get slackpkg, i much prefer it over swaret. I have swaret installed as well but only to check dependencies if something doesn't work for some reason.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 04:03 AM   #9
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Yes, probably i followed and mixed together too many forums suggestions.
I have to fix it with pgktool.
Do you think it is possible to remove all KDE and Xfree packages and then reinstall them?
Do you know where can i find Xfree 4.4 pkges?
 
Old 06-04-2004, 11:39 AM   #10
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ok this is what you need to do to get back up and running
First of all connect to a mirror site for slackware-current and download all packages within the slackware-current/slackware/kde folder

Save all of those package files in your favorite place, for the sake of it lets say you made a folder in your home directory called fixme

So all the files in slackware-current/slackware/kde are now in /home/yourusername/fixme

dont put any folders in fixme just put the packages. Now that thats clear next put all the packages from slackware-current/slackware/x into your fixme directory.

Now your fixme directory should have a bunch of packages

now open pkgtool and select the remove packages option. What your doing is removing all packages relating to the NEW packages you just downloaded, k?

Now im guessing you MIGHT have some duplicate packages of kde but im just guessing[edit: misuse of the word guessing, im not guessing here, this is what you need to do ] what you need to do is remove ALL packages that start with the letters KDE
then select koffice
select quanta
select qt
you may have duplicates of some of those, if you do select both of them, even if one is the newer version.
Next you need to select the appropriate X stuff
The start of all the packages you need to remove are
all x11..
all xfree86..

select remove packages
and then exit package tool
now that your done here go to your fixme directory
again as i said before ALL packages should be in this directory, the packages should not be in subfolders of fixme directory.

Now you can do this one of two ways
1) installpkg *.tgz

or

2) type pkgtool and say install packages from current directory. If you do this option it will prompt you to install each package. Just say yes for all packages.

Once you have done this, everything will be AS IT NEEDS TO BE package wise. If kde is set as your default X manager then just type startx. There are some things to do past this point but get this far and let me know how it goes then you can wrap it up from there.

Good luck

Last edited by sio; 06-04-2004 at 11:42 AM.
 
Old 06-04-2004, 11:59 AM   #11
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It what i thought to do. Thanks for your dettailed explanation.
The problem still be find out X11 pkg, because i still have only 56Kbit at home, and i guess Xfree86 pkges ar not available anymore. And i only have .src.tgz ones. This is why i have problems.
Anyway thank you again!
 
Old 06-04-2004, 01:26 PM   #12
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ftp://ftp.cerias.purdue.edu/pub/os/s...t/slackware/x/

though i assume by 56Kbit at home you mean you have a dial up connection, ah well dunno what to say.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 10:03 AM   #13
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come back to 3.1.4
Everythingh it is OK now.
Thank you again. Bye.
 
  


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