I've just installed 100+meg of updates and rebooted only to find that when I login the desktop fails to boot. Opening a root-console, I killed Compiz which dropped me back to the login screen where I logged-in again with the desktop starting successfully. From there I disabled Compiz and have no problem starting the desktop now. But that's not really a solution.Even stranger, if I now try logging in with and older kernel version and with Compiz off - if I try enabling Compix now, the desktop just freezes - it also fails to complete loading the desktop. So both the current-kernel/Compiz seem to be linked to the problem in some way!Has anyone else experienced this, and is there a solution? I miss my desktop-effects!
Ubuntu 10.10 latest kernel 2.6.35-28.49 update is broken. update just stalls when it gets to this.Quote:
Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)...generating grub.cfg I have tried the following to no avail..Quote: sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
After updating Squeeze (i386) on my Via C7 laptop with the Via Openchrome video driver vlc video ouput shows only alternating white/green grainy vertical bars. I tried changing the video output driver to x11 and sdl without success. I'll be trying to find a fix and if successful I'll post back. For the rest of you just beware of the latest upgrades. More information - My AMD/ATI desktop also running Squeeze (amd64) updated fine. It has the onboard ATI 2400 video driver.
I received an update yesterday and now my analog clock plasmoid is no longer functional. It's strange too because when I change a setting in the plasmoid, it'll magically come to life. I ran plasma-desktop in terminal to catch an error output, but nothing came up.
Useful info: Running KDE 4.4.0 release 223 Opensuse 11.2
Running 12.2 on fluxbox, it seems the latest pidgin update has messed with my dock icon- it's no longer the pidgin icon, now I believe it's a generic one. It's not REALLY a big deal, but it kind of bugs me...
I downgraded to Compiz 8.6 with the GNOME 2 desktop using these instructions: [URL]. Today, however, my system wanted to do a "system upgrade", and now I get warning messages like this:
Code: emil@Emilubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ubuntu-desktop: ubuntu-desktop depends on unity; however: Package unity is not installed. dpkg: error processing ubuntu-desktop (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: ubuntu-desktop
And when trying update manager: Software index is broken Code: It is impossible to install or remove any software. Please use the package manager "Synaptic" or run "sudo apt-get install -f" in a terminal to fix this issue at first
Now I'm not sure it is good advice to do sudo apt-get install in force mode, since the problem seems to be - I'm guessing - that update manager is trying to install packages with are for the unity desktop and not my classic gnome+compiz 8.6 desktop.
It seems today's kernel update has given a few people some difficulty - but my symptoms seem pretty unique.
* I go through GRUB normally. I 'esc' out of plymouth, and watch my services start. I get message 'mdadm: No arrays found in config file'. Don't remember seeing this before, don't have any RAID devices.
* Next, my file-system gets re-mounted in read-write mode (don't know if this is normal or not). Then, my services begin to start-up. My last service is 'crond'. All services start normally. When it gets to 'crond' the [OK] status is never reported. Visually, the screen flickers a few times, stops, then nothing happens. I can type characters though, and they do show up.
* If I then shutdown my computer by pressing the power button, the shutdown procedure begins. 'crond' shuts down successfully (indicating it started just fine), and the computer goes down normally.
* I don't believe this is an NVIDIA issue. I rescue-moded and changed my XORG.conf to the basic VESA driver to eliminate this possibility.
* Worst of all -- No older kernels work now either. They behave in the same way. When I try to boot to other run-levels, no luck either. This tempts me to think the problem might be file-system related and the re-generation of grub.conf threw something off?
found this in my boot log nvidia.ko for kernel 220.127.116.11-174.2.22.fc12.x86_64 was not found. and the driver is disabled and X is not working correctly. I tried removing the driver "yum remove kmod-nvidia "
then re-installing and rebooting. same issue I went to the fusion site and followed there install guide again same issue. made sure the free driver is blacklisted in grub.conf kernel lines
I updated this morning to the latest bugfixes for F13. For some reason, networking has become un-available after the required re-start. I am using a fixed IP. Tried to add eth0 DHCP, which initially worked, but became unavailable after a few minutes as well. I suspect there may be an issue with the card's MAC address which may or may not be detected correctly.. Has Networking been updated somehow in this bugfix release?
Just last week I upgraded to F14. Just today I did the latest yum upgrade, and it included an update on Open Office. (1) I now have Open Office 3.3.0 OOO330m14 (Build:9542). According to the OO Web site, version 3.3.0 is still beta!!! 3.2.1 is still the stable release for download. What is Fedora doing? But that's just a general question; here are some specifics. Printing is virtually broken.
(2) Just opening the File -> Print window takes almost 5 seconds. The blue bar along the bottom of the window shoots across 8 times!! I'm hoping this is not the price paid for the new feature of having an unreadable copy of page 1 appear on the left side of the "Print" window!
(3) The "Properties" button is definitely broken. Click it and select the "Device" tab. I set "Printer Quality" to "Draft Grayscale." Then suppose I print 5 pages. Then I want to print the next 5 pages. The Print Quality is back to Normal! And that's without even closing the document, much less closing OO. Closing OO should save the printer settings for a document. But printing two times in a row without closing the document should definitely preserve the settings I make. It doesn't.
(4) Under System -> Administration -> Printing, I set the print quality for the printer to Draft. That also is completely ignored by OO.
(5) In OO Tool -> Options -> Load/Save I have checked "Load printer settings with the document." That should surely imply that when you save a document, the printer settings are saved with it. They either are not or they are not loaded or they are ignored.
(6) When I select the page numbers to print, that is so slow, the numbers don't even appear the instant I type them. That blue bar across the bottom of the window keeps shooting across until all the numbers finally appear.
(7) Under System -> Administration -> Printing there are two driver choices for HP Officejet 5600: hpijs and hpcups. Neither makes any difference for this behavior.
(8) I have several printers. Not even the printer I selected for doing the printing is preserved from one set of 5 pages to the next.
Who has ruined everything? Fedora or Open Office? On a more practical level, any ideas? Am I missing something? I've used OO with Fedora for years. None of this ever happened before. I NEVER had to select the printer and reset printer quality EVERY TIME I printed without closing a document. Plus, for any new document, the printer quality options in OO would be set to what I specified in System -> Administration -> Printing.
I have a Macbook Pro 5,5. I had Fedora 14 installed on it, updated to the latest version. I updated the kernel, and performed an update. Now, every time my system starts, it loads up the startup fedora bar, and it gets stuck at the bar being loaded 100%.I press ESC to see what is going on behind the scenes, and I notice that the problem is that atd cannot start up.
I installed Chromium via a repo generously maintained by Tom "Spot" Callaway. Since it's his repo I thought I'd contact him, but I don't really know how - so I'm brining my issue to the forum to see if anyone has a possible solution.I've been using Tom's Chromium fine for the past couple months. After a "yum update", Flash no longer works in Chromium. It works in Firefox. If I try to play any Flash videos it's just a blank box.
I ran update on my ASUS N51Vf laptop yesterday and among the updates there was one for udev. After installing it udev refuses to start at all saying: "iTCO_wdt: unexpected close, not stopping watchdog". Then I get to login but not for long: after several seconds either system reboots instantly or it hangs shutting down display. Is there any way to rollback udev update somehow considering I can't even login into system?
I am using wine for a couple of programs, such as spotify and winscp. These used to work great, untill the latest wine update last week. Suddenly, the fonts are scrambled and all wine programs became unusable. I tried to reinstall my programs and to reinstall wine, but to no avail. Here's a screenshot of spotify and wordpad: My installed wine version is 1.2.0-1.fc12 on Fedora Core 12.
The latest update totally screwed up my system on KDE.The KDE network manager says "activating network", "networking system disabled", "connection failed".The icon shows 3/4 progress completed and is stuck there. Any attempt to change connection manually leads to plasma-desktop crash. I know this is only update related because I have messed with system earlier and thought that the network failure could be my fault, so I reinstalled the system and ran only update command, after the reboot the system was again in the fubar state. This is really frustrating. Just feels like really poor update testing. I have Fedora installed on three different systems however, I won't update them until the problem is fixed.
Dual Boot: Fedora 12 and XP Dell 505I've had trouble with the latest kernel update.I updated a bunch of packages recently (including Xorg and kernel), and noticed a severe flickering after the update on my center monitor (Samsung T260 - the laptop display did not exhibit the flickering behavior). I backed out all the changes and started updating package by package. After I updated the kernel (again) I rebooted and here's where the fun part is -
I no longer get anything, except the cursor. No grub menu, no grub prompt. I rebooted and ran the rescue disk and followed the procedurery and point grub at the right boot partition - see here. However (obviously or I wouldn't be posting) that failed to work. I still get a blinking cursor and dead system on boot up.
loaded on my system. Version 18.104.22.168-43 hangs after the progress bar completes with messges labeled r8169 about the ehternet link status. Version 22.214.171.124-2317.2 boots just fine. How do I remove version 126.96.36.199-43 from the system?
I want to update Bleachbit from the program website, latest version. But get the following ( The name org.freedesktop.PackageKit was not provided by any .service files ) this is good from a security standpoint. But this decision, I would personally take.
I ran an update last night just before I went to bed and shutdown my laptop.This morning, I turned on the computer and clicked on a link in an email. Firefox started but crashed almost immediatly. The same happened with Epiphany and Chrome. The only working browser I had left, was Opera.I started Firefox from the terminal, and saw this:
Code: $ firefox GLib-GIO-ERROR **: Settings schema 'apps.gecko-mediaplayer.preferences' is not installed
Just got today's F12 updates, which included changing Firefox, Thunderbird & Lightning from Beta to full releases (FF=3.5.6; T'Bird=3.0; Lightning=1.0-0.16.20090916hg.fc12.x86_64). My remote calendars from Google come up fine but my local "home" calendar now gets the following errors:
Error: Error updating timezones: Error: mozIStorageStatement::step() returned an error DB Error no such column: recurrence_id_tz Error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)
Shutdown hangs after recent update(s) and will not power off, requiring use of manual power switchHave tried the following ..1 # shutdown -P now .. in terminal .. same result2 Disabled selinux .. same result
This has been bothering me for a while. I thought if I waited a dependency would get fixed and the update would work, but it hasn't for a while now. I have included the error when trying to update gcc and the libraries. Skip broken skips everything so no dice there.
Aside from a few minor issues, I've been happy with VLC 0.9.9.
I recently did a yum update to get to Centos 5.5. I've got yum pointed to Dag.
Everything worked fine, until I restarted VLC 0.9.9.
In the update it looks like ffmpeg was updated to the 6.X branch, x264, and how vlc 0.9.9 was recompiled.
wait wait wait.. let me clarify, vlc 0.9.9 still works, but a key function in it that i use has broken.
I am able to do a yum downgrade on x264 and ffmpeg, but I am unable to downgrade VLC because it tells me there is no down grade path. How do I go about requesting the previous version of VLC be added back to Dags RMP site?
I spent sometime hacking on things the last 2 days, and was able to compile using the same ./configure options that were compiled from Dag with ffmpeg 5.2, and x264 and I get them to compile cleanly. VLC 0.9.9 source compiles and the errors I'm hitting go away.
I don't think the ffmpeg 6.X rmp is broken, i just think its to new for vlc 0.9.9 and breaks certain functionality.