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Old 01-11-2007, 03:37 AM   #1
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Smart's gui is not so smart right now...


Have a look at this and tell me what you think is going on...

http://litljay.com/images/not-so-smart.jpg

I have tried dancing around between different versions of smart (and smart-beta) but this is the only thing that the smart-gui will turn up as. I'm hanging my hat on one of my "factory" packages that wasn't quite ready to see the light of day (at least on my computer). Since playing with smart versions got me no where, should I tinker with python???

Any ideas?

TIA,

J
 
Old 01-11-2007, 04:02 AM   #2
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Have you tried using the qt based gui for smart? Also if you use gtk apps such as Firefox, do the fonts look ok?
 
Old 01-11-2007, 04:08 AM   #3
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I didn't know there was a qt-based gui... I haven't seen it in my usual repo suspects. Is there a repo I can add to yast to get it easily, or should I d/l from somewhere an install it manually?

I think a font package must have recently been upgraded, because fonts are different in most/all of my gtk apps, including Firefox.

Thanks for the quick reply,

J
 
Old 01-12-2007, 12:43 AM   #4
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Well, this doesn't seem to be a Smart-only problem, because a LOT of my apps are displaying this behavior, like the NVIDIA X server settings gui and the bluetooth FTP applet. I'll keep working on it and post back...
 
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It could be a problem with gtk. Do KDE/qt apps look alright?
 
Old 01-12-2007, 05:04 AM   #6
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everytime I have installed smart from here
http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...ackage_Manager
it has always worked like a charm.

Hopefully a re-stall will work...???
 
Old 01-27-2007, 02:05 AM   #7
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I think I'll bring this one back to life and share my learned lesson with the world.

The moral comes at the beginning of the story:
DON'T JACK AROUND WITH THE SUSE FACTORY REPO ON YOUR DAILY USE MACHINE!

A LOT of my apps, including some parts of Firefox and quite a few Kxxx apps were displaying the exact same behavior.

To fix: I had to ditch smart (obviously) and go back to yucky-yast (I call it that because it just takes too darn long to resolve dependencies, even if it is far and away improved over 10.1). I removed all sources except the DVD and suse update. In yast's package manager I viewed by package groups, selected "zzzAll" and sorted the list by the installed version. There was, of course, no blue. Black I left alone. Red: I reinstalled the available version, essentially downgrading a plethora of my packages to make certain that ANYTHING from the factory got the axe. This method also ensured that manually installed packages or ones exclusive to other repos were not tampered with (such as 4L/LightScribe).

Quick reboot...

I have text in my gui apps again! Open smart. Zap the factory channel/repo and its mirrors. Install all of my updates AGAIN from the other repos.

Total time for this "simple" affair? About 15 hours, including downloading some packages 2 and 3 times.

ksmarttray isn't detecting updates nearly as often anymore, either

J
 
  


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