Slackware :: Latest Updates To -current Broke Alt-tab In Kde
Feb 2, 2011
After applying the 31st Jan and 1st Feb updates to -current (32 bit), alt-tab to switch between windows is no longer working in kde. It seems to lock the desktop and then after a few seconds kde goes back to the login screen. If I disable all desktop effects then alt-tab works again.
I looked at the security adviseries page on slackware.org, and noticed only 1 listing for 2010. I'm currently using alien bob's slackware-current script to make a dvd iso (x86_64.) So is this patch already applied or what? How do I go about maintaining a secure system from here? I've tried to search for clues about this but I'm a little confused (very new to slackware,) so I apologize if this question has been answered many times. Also, when a security advisery arrives, do I need to download the updated package? Or can I simply find a patch from a single source and download / apply them? What would you do concerning this issue? I guess easily applying security updates is where debian shines. I'm really starting to like Slackware though, I must admit.
Well since tonight, after the upgrade to the latest current today, it was about a month I didn't upgrade, I cannot "git push" from my windows workstation (through msysgit shell)... I can pull, at least it tells me I'm up to date, but it keeps blocked on the 'push' command, returning only after a long timeout:
I*had an update today and, since, Flash full screen is jerky and the sound comes as through a PVC*pipe.nybody has this problem?How do I find the updates that arrived today?*Is it possible to revert to a precedent version?
After installing the latest updates (the second round of updates since the upgrade from CentOS 5.5 to 5.6), Evolution mail barely works on my KDE desktop.After I do manage to get it running, then exit the program and log out, bonobo-activation-server and a couple of evolution process invariably continue running, and must be killed manually.The program generally does not start at all using the desktop program icons. If I make sure bonobo and all evolution processes are dead, I can generally get it started using the command line, but it complains with this error message:
[edfix@eagle ~]$ evolution --component=mail ** (evolution:6324): DEBUG: mailto URL command: evolution --component=mail %s ** (evolution:6324): DEBUG: mailto URL program: evolution libnm_glib_nm_state_cb: dbus returned an error. (org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown) The name org.freedesktop.NetworkManager was not provided by any .service files
I tried reverting to the previous kernel (2.6.18-238.5.1.el5), but no improvement. System data is at [URL]
I just did the latest upgrade in 9.10 via the update manager and it required a reboot. When I rebooted Ubuntu failed to load. In recovery mode it fails saying that it can't find my root device and has some suggestions about what might be wrong. I looked at the file it listed in /proc/something and the devices available by uuid in /dev/ and what's listed in /proc/something isn't in dev. I haven't made any changes yet for fear of causing worse damage. The shell it bumps to is ASH and it doesn't look to have much editor support to make changes to the proc file(ECHO > ?). Is there a safer way to get my system back online?
I'm running 9.10 AMD64 on a Dell Inspiron laptop with a dual boot to Windows 7 (For browser testing web apps/sites)
I installed a whole mess of updates yesterday, and when I booted into Ubuntu today, my desktop looked off. I could only use the upper 80% of my display, while Docky had decided to completely take over the bottom portion. Killing Docky brought my display back to full size. However, any scrolling or window movement was very jerky. I double checked my appearance preferences, only to find out that I had been 'downgraded' from 'normal' to 'none'. I attempted to go back to my original settings. First, I was told that the Appearance Manager was searching for available drivers. After flashing through all of my open windows, I was told 'Desktop effects could not be enabled'. A bit of searching discovered that people have had problems with compiz in the past. I downloaded compiz-check, and ran it, only to be shown the following:
Gathering information about your system... Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop environment: GNOME Graphics chip: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 2400 XT Driver in use: fglrx Rendering method: None Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system... [SKIP] Checking for hardware/setup problems... [SKIP]
At least one check had to be skipped: Error: No rendering method in use (AIGLX, Xgl or Nvidia)
So, something in my updates broke my graphics rendering. Unfortunately, I don't know how to force Ubuntu to tell me what was updated yesterday. If I could do so, is there a way to revert to the previous version, so I could run the updates one at a time until I figured out what went wrong?
I just downloaded the most recent version of the updates for Ubuntu 9.10 and for the 4th or 5th time since I've used 9.10 it's broken 9.10 so I can't boot. Usually after breaking it it just hangs at the screen between the big white ubuntu O and the next with the progress bar, this time after the big white O I get random multicolored characters at the top of the screen and the computer hangs with no activity, no hdd lights or anything. Unless anyone has any suggestions I'm just not going to use Ubuntu, at least until 10.04 is available this is really getting old.
I've been using Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick) for some time now as the OS for a home Nasbox, along with webmin. Its been great, and I've been able to SSH into the box without any issues in the past.Last night, I ran apt-get update and apt-get upgrade to bring my system more current.
Now, I can't seem to log into SSH any longer, and get a "Connection failed, Windows error 10061" error.I'm going to upgrade the OS to 11 as well in hopes things fix themselves.
After making many updates via pup, including FreeNX, my FreeNX installation has broken. It worked flawlessly before the update. Now when I try to connect my client connects, I see the NoMachine splash screen and then I lose the connection with the following details:
Info: Display running with pid '3404' and handler '0x1a037e'.
NXPROXY - Version 3.1.0 Copyright (C) 2001, 2007 NoMachine.[code]......
Ubuntu was working fine and everything. I get a notice that there were updates available so I tell Update Manager to update. It wanted a reboot after everything was successfully installed. So I press reboot and this is what I get from now on. How can I fix whatever the updates destroyed?
I got help getting wifi working on a Toshiba laptop with 10.10. After an update came through and I applied it (I believe it was a linux kernel update or generic headers update) wifi stopped working.I followed the steps in the post to re-create the driver but this time it doesn't work. So 2 questions:1. How to re-create the driver after this update?2. How to prevent this from happening again? So that another update doesn't make the driver not work?
and this morning's updates broke x. I get a blank screen instead of the login. I'm running an Nvidia 7900GS. I tried re-installing the Nvidia drivers... no good. I switched to the nv drivers and got further; I got the login screen, but when I try to log in it gives me the KDE splash screen and then takes me back to the login screen. I'm not sure what to try next.
I have been running 8.04LTS on a Sony Pentium III with Intel 810 chipset as a desktop system but with the servers installed so I could prototype web sites. The updates two days ago (Feb 23) have broken my theme display and screensaver. I can't get the background image to display like it used to do and none of the Applications Menu icons are showing. I have a second 8.04LTS system on a P4 Intel motherboard that got the same updates and is working fine, nothing broke that I can see.
I tried to use the 'Screens and Graphic' application to set the screen back to what I wanted but it wouldn't 'stick'. I finally hand edited xorg.conf so that it would boot up in a screen that I could use. Still, the 'X' close and min/max icons in the window corners still don't show. This makes it inconvenient to use though it still works as a web server. I dont' know where to look from here.
Is there any way to keep a local install of Fedora current will all the latest releases? example If I'm running F13, is there a failsafe method to have F13 become F14 with out all the drama of reformatting and installing off the dvd? In the past all my attempts have failed, possibily due to having multiple repos is use and kernel patches applied (nvidia central).
I have an MSI U100 Winbook with Ubuntu Workstation 10.04 LTS newly installed (about 4 days ago).
The update manager displayed about 15 or so updates for my 10.04 installation which I installed. Upon reboot, I can not successfully login to the desktop. It will take my username/password, the screen will go black for a couple of seconds, then the error sound, and back to the login dialogue.
A tail on /var/log/messages displays:
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xf7 on isa0060/serio0) atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e077 <keycode>; to make it known. composit sync not supported
These messages keep repeating. I am able to login at the console just fine. I have enabled root login but get the same issues logging in as root. I have googled and found several articles and postings involving these messages but they are all in reference to upgrading from 9.x to 10.04. I did not upgrade and did not experience the freezing of applications as noted in those posts.
I've got a problem when i try apt-get update I get the following in the report: Failed to fetch http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dist...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found Failed to fetch http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dist...rce/Sources.gz 404 Not Found R
Consider the following scenario: you have two disks that are kept synchronized by some method. Could be RAID, could be LVM snapshots, could be a script. However, something has gone wrong. The disks are out-of-sync and you don't know which disk received which updates. You want to manually re-sync the disks but how do you figure-out which file to copy where?
I'm thinking of saving recursive directory-listings of the entire disks to text-files. Sorting them on last-update and removing all identical entries from the files.
I have a feeling that this is something that can be done with just a few command's but I need some help to get me started.
So, it's 2010 and I already though I got rid of coding my own drivers & compiling my own kernel in normal use... After installing latest Fedora 14 updates, my system won't boot anymore into fedora. Just continuous loop no matter if I select previous kernel system won't boot.
Anyone any ideas? I think it might be ATI driver but not 100% sure since I didn't see any D/A related or Kernel updates wasn't upcoming...
Anyways I will figure out this sooner or later but this kind of updates sucks a bit that your system goes suddenly totally unuseable or system won't reboot, sooo , time to move on with an another distro or is Fedora just RedHat's playaground?
openSuse 11.4 + Gnome 3 (upgraded from oneclick install). A couple of ago I ran zypper update and there were some updates available for chromium (and a few other things). I installed them, did some work in libreoffice (dint use chromium then) and turned the computer off. Today I needed to do some web surfing, so boot up my computer, launch chromium and get the following message (I translated it from spanish as I use the spanish version of opensuse)...
Failed to launch <<Chromium web browser>> Failure executing child process <<chromium>> (The specified file or folder doesn't exists) Before the "update" chromium worked perfectly. Now it doesn't even start.
After the latest round of updates approx Sep 10, sound has stopped working. (I rarely need sound for anything so it took a while to notice.) In Yast :: Hardware :: Sound it lists all of the devices that were previously defined.
- 0: SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) - 1: RS780 Azalia controller - 2: Logitech USB headset - 3: USB Audio
Yet when I go to Gnome :: Control Center :: Hardware :: Sound and select the tab Hardware, nothing is listed. I suspect this is why there is no sound. How do I go about reloading the hardware into the hardware listing?
A first for me with Ubuntu. The system has hung. Well almost hung.
After installing the latest automatic updates - I'm sorry, I don't know how to identify which ones they were, but it was on 29 January 2010 - when selecting almost any application the system almost hangs. By almost hangs, I mean, the cursor will move very slightly once every 10 seconds or so, but even if it can be manipulated to a certain point, no action can be taken.
The only way out of this situation that I have been able to find is a hard reboot. (I was used to this type of thing with Windows XP, but had never seen it before with Ubuntu).
Reverting to Ubuntu Linux 2.6.31-17-genereic-PAE at the GRUB boot up option screen solves the problem.
Any suggestions on what might be happening, how to fix it, or if it is even worth bothering with? It is working just fine (so far) on the older generic-PAE.
Ubuntu has been great and it is a great Linux distro. Unfortunately, the update of 9.10 desktop edition to release 10.4 failed on a couple of fronts.
1) Xserver is no longer working; 2) An upgrade of grub-pc causes an exception.
The system ran perfectly before the update was performed. The update resulted in Attempting to install GRUB to a partition instead of MBR. This is a BAD idea. usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Embedding is not possible. GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists. However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and is use is discouraged.
Based on information found at [URL]... an attempt was made to execute the following command. sudo aptitude dist-upgrade But that resulted in E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run sudo dpkg configure ato correct the problem The later launches an upgrade of grub-pc. This routine requests the selection of which devices are to be used to store grub-install. When that was done ... GRUB failed to install to the followed devices: /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd4
Do you want to continue anyway? If you do, your computer may not start up properly. GRUB installation failed. Continue? Questions: 1) Can / should the upgrade of grub-pc be bypassed in order to get the system running? 2) If not, what values should be selected when selecting the devices to store grub-install? 3)Because the computer is a RAID configuration, would someone advise are there special considerations which should be considered? 4) Once grub-pc is resolved or bypassed, should the commands found in the aforementioned article be used to repair xserver. 5) Are there additional measures which will be needed to in order to complete the update to release 10.4?
Here are some helpful details on the system configuration
The computer has four disk drives using RAID 1 and RAID 5.In the following configuration RAID5 Device #0 750.2 GB Sotfware RAID device #1 750.2 GB ext4 SCSI1 (0,0,0) (sda) 320.1 GB ATA WDC WD3200AAKS-2 #4 primary 250.1 GB K raid #3 primary 16.0 GB F swap