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Slack Drivers?
Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: TrickyRic    Posted: 2005-03-04 07:15:28    Length: 4,208 byte(s)
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hmm, doesn't seem to matter what drivers i try to install, they always fail because of 2 seamingly false reasons. first of all the gcc version check fails, as the below shows, my version of gcc matches the version my kernel was compiled with, and my system knows exactly where to find it:

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bash-3.00$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.4.29 (root@midas) (gcc version 3.3.4) #6 Thu Jan 20 16:30:37 PST 2005
bash-3.00$ gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i486-slackware-linux/3.3.4/specs
Configured with: ../gcc-3.3.4/configure --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-checking --with-gnu-ld --verbose --target=i486-slackware-linux --host=i486-slackware-linux
Thread model: posix
gcc version 3.3.4
bash-3.00$ whereis gcc
gcc: /usr/bin/gcc /usr/man/man1/gcc.1.gz /usr/share/man/man1/gcc.1.gz


...fair enough, i can skip this check. then the second error hits though - my kernel sources are not installed - but they bloody are!

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bash-3.00$ whereis kernel
kernel: /usr/src/linux-2.4.29/kernel /usr/src/linux/kernel


if its any relation, i have other odd probs too. for example, neither my processor type or platform are known:

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bash-3.00$ uname -i
unknown
bash-3.00$ uname -p
unknown


...which is odd considering it knows my architecture:

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bash-3.00$ uname -m
i686


neither locate or slocate can access there databases:

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bash-3.00$ locate something
warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory
bash-3.00$ slocate something
warning: slocate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory


...and indeed such a file does not exist:

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bash-3.00# cd /var/lib/slocate
bash-3.00# ls
bash-3.00#


are these just general probs with slack? or is something more serious going on? whatsmore, how can i at least fix the driver issues? my heads gonna cave in if i bash it against any more walls unsure.gif

oh, almost forgot. i also edited xorg.conf as one of those stickies suggested, to get mouse scrolling to work. i looked into the zaxismapping setting and understand how it works, but my edit seems to have no effect? maybe this is an xf86 only setting?

Option     "Protocol"      "PS/2"
Option     "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
Option     "Buttons"       "5"

...note the 5 buttons are left, middle, right, scrollup, and scrolldown. first 3 work fine, but 4 and 5... s'bloody annoying not having a scroll a tell's thee!

ty.
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: SuseUX    Posted: 2005-03-04 14:25:05    Length: 299 byte(s)
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1. I dont get what your tring to do with gcc?

2. Run
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updatedb
as root to update your locate database.

 
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: TrickyRic    Posted: 2005-03-04 16:43:41    Length: 4,050 byte(s)
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hi.

i'm not trying to do anything with gcc directly, its the drivers that need to compile modules with it... i'm not in slack right now, but i can mount its partition from here so here's an example: this is taken from my nforce log, the audio driver:

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-> gcc-version-check failed:
   
   Could not compile gcc-version-check.c
   
   If you know what you are doing and want to ignore the gcc version check, sel
   ect "No" to continue installation.  Otherwise, select "Yes" to abort install
   ation, set the CC environment variable to the name of the compiler used to c
   ompile your kernel, and restart installation.  Abort now? (Answer: No)
ERROR:
       If you are using a Linux 2.4 kernel, please make sure
       you either have configured kernel sources matching your
       kernel or the correct set of kernel headers installed
       on your system.
       
       If you are using a Linux 2.6 kernel, please make sure
       you have configured kernel sources matching your kernel
       installed on your system. If you specified a separate
       output directory using either the "KBUILD_OUTPUT" or
       the "O" KBUILD parameter, make sure to specify this
       directory with the SYSOUT environment variable or with
       the appropriate nvidia-installer command line option.


as for updatedb, as i say i'm not in slack right now, and after a long (well 5 and a half hours lol) day at work, i can't be bothered fiddling right now... will give it a shot though.

ty.

[EDIT]
oh, almost forgot. theres an addition to these odd probs - my fstab doesn't appear to be working too well. this line is for my fedora partion:

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/dev/hda2   /mnt/fedora  ext3     defaults            1  0


...but its not showing all the files? this is the only partition fedora is sat on, i havn't split /usr or /home or anything up, but its just not seing them? i'll paste a copy of a recursive directory tree next time i boot slack to show what i mean - almost nothing there! in fact /boot is about all it seems to show a complete tree of.

similarly, with the following edit of fstab, slack won't even boot! just errors out with kernel panics and invalid privileges and whatnot huh.gif:

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/dev/hda1   /mnt/win2k   vfat     auto,user,noexec,rw,async,umask=000  0  0
/dev/hda2   /mnt/fedora  ext3     auto,user,noexec,rw,async,noatime    1  0
/dev/hdb1   /mnt/shared  vfat     auto,user,noexec,rw,async,umask=000  0  0
/dev/hdb2   /            ext3     auto,user,exec,rw,async,noatime      1  1


ty.
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: TrickyRic    Posted: 2005-03-13 06:46:35    Length: 1,243 byte(s)
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finally booted slack again, lol.

updatedb worked a treat on locate/slocate, ty. also, as promised here's a recursive directory listing of what slack claims is in my fc3 partition... any ideas whats going on here?

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bash-3.00$ ls -R
.:
System.map-2.6.10-1.760_FC3  grub                         lost+found
config-2.6.10-1.760_FC3      initrd-2.6.10-1.760_FC3.img  vmlinuz-2.6.10-1.760_FC3

./grub:
device.map     ffs_stage1_5      jfs_stage1_5    reiserfs_stage1_5  stage2           xfs_stage1_5
e2fs_stage1_5  grub.conf         menu.lst        splash.xpm.gz      ufs2_stage1_5
fat_stage1_5   iso9660_stage1_5  minix_stage1_5  stage1             vstafs_stage1_5
ls: ./lost+found: Permission denied
bash-3.00$
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: SuseUX    Posted: 2005-03-19 11:22:55    Length: 91 byte(s)
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You need to install the kernel headers, they are on the first slackware cd in /slackware/d
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: TrickyRic    Posted: 2005-03-19 14:18:00    Length: 404 byte(s)
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i assumed the /src directories referenced by the whereis command meant the headers are already installed, but now i come to think of it i havn't used either of the source cd's lol, only the binary... doh!

will pop that on next time i boot... kinda tired right now to reboot though (09:00-18:30 on a checkout for the busiest (well only) supermarket in rothwell takes the tux!).
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: TrickyRic    Posted: 2005-03-22 12:46:02    Length: 1,076 byte(s)
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with the recent whoopsy's of my kde3.4 install on fc3, i thought sod it for today and booted to slack... seems my luck hasn't changed though.

installed slapt-get (and gslapt for that matter, but thats just crap compared to synaptic), and according to slapt, i do indeed already have kernel-source, kernel-headers, kernel-ide, and kernel-modules. all of which are the correct version too...

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i'm an idiot. glibc wasn't installed (though i'm sure i installed it...). anyhoo, drivers are all on now.

oddly, kde is refusing to set higher than 60hz with 1024 res, even though i've set otherwise in xorg.conf... fc3 can do it, why not slack? will keep playing anyway, opengl is working fine so...

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lol, once again i'm an idiot. hadn't set my h/y sync rates when i was fiddling with the config. poor x was trying to run 1280x1024 24bit on a tft with default vga syncs designed for a crt... doh!

anyway, all is well now. at least one of my o/s's is usable again!
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: SuseUX    Posted: 2005-03-23 15:58:56    Length: 157 byte(s)
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I'd recommend you dont use slap-get, your probelms are corsed by theses apps not sorting deps out, compile from source or get packages.

 
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Subject: Slack Drivers?
Author: TrickyRic    Posted: 2005-03-24 08:54:35    Length: 515 byte(s)
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so far all i've used slapt for is to grab the glibc package, but must admit its a little crappy compared to redhats port. it doesn't show download speeds (thus how am i supposed to know which repositories are the most efficient?) and it doesn't even ask for confirmation during a "slapt-get --upgrade"! doh!

for now though, its my only option for system updates. individual packages i can use slacks lovely installpkg and removepkg, but its rare i do individual packages...
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