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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:24 am 
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hyperion wrote:
no Qt in Zenwalk, until we decide to switch to KDE :)

wpa gui uses Qt, but I can't do anything to change this

Yes i know it uses QT, but i am wondering why its included in the Zenwalk ISO when QT is excluded.

Any ways, i have more issues. Kindly please let me know how to solve:

1. Netpkg issue which throws error:
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netpkg mirror

Current mirror is :
tail: cannot open '/var/netpkg/last_mirror' for reading: No such file or directory
Cleaning cache
Connecting to mirror
Uncompressing meta information
Unable to extract meta information, please check the network or choose another mirror

Even after creating the last_mirror file, still having same issue. Tried as root account too. No luck. Yes i have working internet, writing this pose from ZW at this moment.

2. Need the huge.s kernel source to install Nvidia drivers. Searched the slack repo. I didnt get it. Can you please provide one (txz) please?

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:29 pm 
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hyperion wrote:

I installed netpkg-5.4-x86_64-4jp.txz the package now (fresh off repo), still facing the same problem of:
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bash-4.3# installpkg /mnt/Shailesh_3/Packages/netpkg-5.4-x86_64-4jp.txz
Verifying package netpkg-5.4-x86_64-4jp.txz.
Installing package netpkg-5.4-x86_64-4jp.txz:
PACKAGE DESCRIPTION:
# netpkg - Zenwalk network based package maintenance tool
#
# Netpkg is a tool for easily install or upgrade packages via the
# network. With Netpkg, you can make a minimal installation of
# Zenwalk Linux and install/upgrade just the packages you need most.
#
#
Executing install script for netpkg-5.4-x86_64-4jp.txz.
Package netpkg-5.4-x86_64-4jp.txz installed.

bash-4.3# netpkg mirror

Current mirror is :
tail: cannot open '/var/netpkg/last_mirror' for reading: No such file or directory
Cleaning cache
Connecting to mirror
Uncompressing meta information
Unable to extract meta information, please check the network or choose another mirror


What seems to be the problem?

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:56 pm 
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Bug report:

1.
Netpkg is acting very crazy. After installing a package, i uninstalled the same. But the xnetpkg still shows its installed regardless of refreshing done. When i try to manually removepkg via CLI, it states that it cant find in /var/log/packages, but i found those removed packages in /var/log/removed_packages. This also doesnt allow the xnetpkg to install the same updated/downgraded package again.
So finally i copied those packages from removed_packages to packages directory and had to uninstall.

2. under /var/netpkg, i found a file called mirror but not last_mirror which CLI netpkg was complaining about. So i renamed to same. Though CLI netpkg stopped throwing that error,but it still cant get the packages off repo nor list anything.

3. I upgraded the firefox manually to 36.0.3 64 bit version from mozilla. The browser works great. But the flash support isnt working. I downgraded the flashplayer plugin to flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.442-x86_64-1alien.txz from official repo. But still its not working.
Yes i can see libflashplayer.so file under /usr/lib64/mozilla/plugins. Still no luck :(
Note: I see there is a upgraded package flashplayer-plugin-11.2.202.451-x86_64-2alien.txz from alien repo. Not sure if this solves the problem?

EDIT: I solved the flash problem as exactly said here: http://ubuntuguide.net/install-adobe-fl ... h-3264-bit
looks like the 64 bit version of FF still follows the same old 32 bit way.
@Packagers, Kindly do the necessary changes in your packages.



4. Need the kernel source package build for this ZW ISO please. Cant find on repo.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:26 pm 
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It seems netpkg does not update the installed db on the spot in case of package removal. But it does show correctly after exit & start.

For cli netpkg you may try to update /etc/netpkg.conf file (mirrors should have the prefix Internet_mirror:
Internet_mirror=http://download.zenwalk.org/x86_64/current/zenwalk
Internet_mirror=http://distro.ibiblio.org/zenwalk/x86_64/current/zenwalk )

Not sure why you need kernel sources. I used them to install the WIFI driver. I installed 3.14.29 kernel sources and made a symbolic link /lib/modules/3.14.27/build -> /usr/src/linux-3.14.29/ ; It did not complain..

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:26 am 
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aiurea wrote:
It seems netpkg does not update the installed db on the spot in case of package removal. But it does show correctly after exit & start.

For cli netpkg you may try to update /etc/netpkg.conf file (mirrors should have the prefix Internet_mirror:
Internet_mirror=http://download.zenwalk.org/x86_64/current/zenwalk
Internet_mirror=http://distro.ibiblio.org/zenwalk/x86_64/current/zenwalk )

Not sure why you need kernel sources. I used them to install the WIFI driver. I installed 3.14.29 kernel sources and made a symbolic link /lib/modules/3.14.27/build -> /usr/src/linux-3.14.29/ ; It did not complain..

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I tried closing the Xnetpkg (at the moment can use only this) and restarting. Had the same issue. As stated in my earlier post that i had to copy-paste those packages from other directory to the one which it was looking for.

Hmm...I might have to update the netpkg.conf so that CLI might work. Ill try this and report.

I need kernel source to install Nvidia, Virtual box packages. I could not find the same in download.zenwalk.org or http://distro.ibiblio.org/zenwalk repo/mirror.
Where did u got the slack/zenwalk version of kernel 3.14.29 source?

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:32 pm 
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Few weeks ago it was kernel-source-3.14.29 in repositories. Meanwhile it was updated to 3.14.33. You may try to use this one (3.14.33). Most probably it will allow you to install virtuabox and nvidia driver. Just fix the symbolic links if complains.


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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:49 pm 
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Thank you,

The issues with Netpkg is resolved. Yes got the new kernels and upgraded all packages off repo. System is doing good. Now installing Nvidia driver and later need to look at hibernate issue. Perhaps it needs some tweaking.

@Jp
Hows the testing going on for XFCE 4.12? Curious :P

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:03 pm 
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Why ZW doesnt uses the repo http://slackware.org.uk/slacky/slackware64-14.1/ ?
Of all the repo listed in the current netpkg.conf file, none of them have all the packages viz. skype.
So can i use the repo listed above or do you see any problem with it?

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:08 pm 
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Zenwalk 7.9.x is based on Slack "current", so you can use packages from 14.1 as long as they don't rely on libraries which were already major-updated in current.

Skype doesn't run 64 bits


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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:22 am 
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repository.slacky.eu/slackware64-14.1/network/skype/4.3.0.37/

it works in my system
no need of pulseaudio
I have not installed multilib


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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:24 am 
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Yes i installed the same package as well from same location. It works well.
But my concern was not just only with skype, but in general to all packages. Since this repo seems to be official repo of slack, why are we not using this in netpkg OOTB, wondering!

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:21 pm 
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@JP and others,

The below issue is weird which never did happen on ZW 7.4.

During the display of Grub screen, my laptop backlight will be set the desired level (as per my needs) this is mostly happening due to my boot parameters being passed : acpi_osi=Linux.
But once the kernel is loaded i.e Zenwalk, during the start of Udev events, the backlight gets resetted to max levels again. This is very annoying. I am not sure why it is doing this.
I looked at the /etc/udev/rules.d but no such rules are being added.

Currently i have added below rule:
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KERNEL=="acpi_video0", SUBSYSTEM=="backlight", ATTR{brightness}="20"

Ill test this out, but i do not know why i should do this. Driver is Nvidia.

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 5:41 pm 
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Update:
After using acpi_osi=vendor, the backlight seems to be working as it should but not consistently. The addition of udev event did not help. Wonder why?

Another setting i changed was regarding the alsa sound. After every boot, the sound levels used to reset at 75% than 100% as set before. This was annoying. So i changed the file /etc/rc.d/rc.alsa file. Guess this should be from OOTB?

Any ways file content if any one is interested X!! Basically i made all 75% to 100%, this started to work as expected.
Quote:
set Master 100% unmute
set Master -12dB
set 'Master Mono' 100% unmute
set 'Master Mono' -12dB
set Front 100% unmute
set Front -12dB
set PCM 90% unmute
set PCM 0dB
mixer Synth 100% unmute
mixer Synth 0dB
mixer CD 100% unmute
mixer CD 0dB
# mute mic
set Mic 100% mute
# ESS 1969 chipset has 2 PCM channels
set PCM,1 100% unmute
set PCM,1 0dB
# Trident/YMFPCI/emu10k1
set Wave 100% unmute
set Music 100% unmute
set AC97 100% unmute
# CS4237B chipset:
set 'Master Digital' 100% unmute
# Envy24 chips with analog outs
set DAC 100% unmute
set DAC -12dB
set DAC,0 100% unmute
set DAC,0 -12dB
set DAC,1 100% unmute
set DAC,1 -12dB
# some notebooks use headphone instead of master
set Headphone 100% unmute
set Headphone -12dB
set Playback 100% unmute


Rest of the things working great as i hoped and its brilliant. Once again thanks to all the contributors for their hard work. Awesome guys \!D/
Awaiting for xfce 4.12 \D/

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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:51 am 
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hyperion wrote:
Hi,



Talking about building a 32 bits Zenwalk version : in 2015 I have managed to script most of the process of building a Zenwalk ISO. 95% of the base packages are Slackware packages (so now Zenwalk is really 100% compatible with Slack, indeed : it's the most "Slackish" OS available today). So it could be very easy for someone who wants to maintain a 32 bits Zenwalk to do it (~ 50 packages to compile specially for Zenwalk). I would provide the scripts.



Just out of interest what would the prerequisites be ? just install slackware-current from the nightly ISO and using your scripts ?


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 Post subject: Re: Zenwalk 7.9.3 is ready
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 3:41 pm 
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@JP,

I see alot of new packages along with XFCE 4.12 on repo http://slack1.zenwalk.org/pub/slackware ... 64-current

Good to upgrade? Sorry, i didnt see any changelog reports/updates on this thread from you.

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