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Installing gtk+-2.12.1.pet messed up my desktop
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Martin19

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 12:48    Post_subject:  Installing gtk+-2.12.1.pet messed up my desktop  

Hi there,
I recently discovered Puppy Linux and am really happy with it. It it brilliant for getting some use out of my very old and useless laptop.

Everything was going well... I had version 4.0 running fine, set up my Netgear Wireless USB stick with the ndiswrapper and also set it up to mount a shared directory on startup.
I had also discovered the repository @ http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/ and had downloaded a few packages such as gqview.

On downloading gqview-2.0.4.pet and after installing it (if thats the right word), I ran it and although it worked, I discovered it had a quick moan about GTK being version 2.10 rather than 2.12.

Thinking I could easily fix this with the gtk+-2.12.1.pet, I downloaded and ran it. It seemed to hang, so I rebooted.

Now I get no user interface when I start the laptop, other than the taskbar bit at the bottom, which lets me pick programs - most of which won't now run.

I'm guessing I've mucked this up pretty royally? Is there anyone out there who can help me? It was all going so well.... Sad

EDIT: Forgot to mention... it is run and installed on the hard drive of my laptop.
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Martin19

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 15:22    Post_subject:  

Nobody has any idea?

Time to start again I suppose...

Any ideas on the right way to install GTK 2.12 then?
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 16:04    Post_subject:  

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=196741#196741
Did not try this in Puppy 4, so do backup your savefile Exclamation
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Martin19

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 18:55    Post_subject:  

Looking at http://www.gtk.org/ there seems to be newer subversions.
Should I still download the packages from the http://mirror.pacific.net.au/linux/slackware/slackware-12.1/slackware/l/ site or will it work if I download the latest versions from http://www.gtk.org/ and use those?
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koolie

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 19:48    Post_subject:  

The first repository that you should always look at is
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/puppylinux/pet_packages-4/
That has all the official packages for Puppy4, and they all work properly.

Puppy 4.00 comes with GTK+2.12.1
If your Puppy4 came with GTK+2.10 then it would appear that you are using an alpha version. Yes?
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Martin19

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jul 2008, 20:00    Post_subject:  

EDIT: Discovered I'm an idiot. Had puppy 3.01 set up, rather than what I thought was 4.0. Sorry to waste your time.
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