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Installed libx11 update from Slackware - Window Mgr Problem
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solex

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 10:34    Post subject:  Installed libx11 update from Slackware - Window Mgr Problem  

I have Puppy Slacko 6.3.4 on a Lenovo T61 with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB HD.

I downloaded the latest update of libx11 from Slackware and it did not complete and had to hard reboot my machine. Although I could move the mouse and invoke the menu no applications could be started.

After the reboot my laptop starts normally but gets to the window mgr and show a black screen with an X for the mouse and nothing else.

Please assist.

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Dan
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Semme


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 10:44    Post subject:  

X11 depends on quite a few pkgs. If you're a novice, maybe ask next time before proceeding.

http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2016&m=slackware-security.3362343

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solex

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 10:52    Post subject:  

I thought the update manager handed all dependencies or at least it appears so.


But what can I do now to revert or install all dependencies?

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 11:17    Post subject:  

Is "libX11-1.6.4-i586-1_slack14.2.txz" the pkg you installed?

How are you running Pup, full or frugal? Don't you have a backup?

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 11:34    Post subject:  

Running a Frugal installd, I do not backup the entire system just my data files.
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 11:34    Post subject:  

This is also noted here using slacko 5.7 nonPAE.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=930955#930955

***EDIT*** This particular problem has been solved... not sure if bad D/L or order of file D/L.
Anyway, its running on my Sllacko5.7-nonPAE spins.
The referenced posting is altered to show success. /EDIT

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 12:39    Post subject:  

Is the only option is to re-install?
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 13:05    Post subject:  

Perhaps not. It should be possible to remove the files from the savefile and make the ones in the sfs file visible again.

I haven't tried to install it myself (don't want to break my installation) but here is what I would try:

- boot slacko into ram mode
- open the savefile, go into <savefile>/root/.packages and open libX11*.files
- remove everything mentioned in the file from the savefile. Also look for whiteout files that could hide files or symlinks in the sfs file.
- if libx11*.files isn't there or it's incomplete, download the libx11 pet, extract it and use that as a reference
- the file doinst.sh in the libx11 pet replaces some libx11 and libx11-xcb symlinks so it's best to remove those as well

Once the replaced files are removed from the savefile the files from the sfs file will be used again at next boot. The savefile wasn't mounted at boot so there will be no new whiteout files to hide them.
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 14:38    Post subject:  

I have just performed a, successful, Slackware 14.1 upgrade_to_the_X11_series of files.
I am running Slacko 6.3.0.6 with kernel 3.14.55

These were installed in the order as below:

libXvMC
libXv
libXtst
libXrender
libXrandr
libXi
libXfixes
libXext
libxcb
libX11

I rebooted and am having zero issues, so far.
Just wanted to report this.

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PostPosted: Thu 03 Nov 2016, 15:08    Post subject:  

Good for you Festus.

Well Dan, did the update include these?
Code:
Updated packages for Slackware 14.2:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libX11-1.6.4-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXfixes-5.0.3-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXi-1.7.8-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXrandr-1.5.1-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXrender-0.9.10-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXtst-1.2.3-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXv-1.0.11-i586-1_slack14.2.txz
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-14.2/patches/packages/libXvMC-1.0.10-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 10:37    Post subject:  

I tried theru's approach with but could not restore X11.

Couple more questions:
(1) Is it possible to download the slack packages and install from the command line in the order festus suggested?
(1.a) Is there a command to install on puppy or should I unpack and run the installer in the txz file?

(2) Can the default X11 configuration be installed from the command line

Also I have backed up the SFS

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Dan
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 14:09    Post subject:  

Is your Lenovo install via stick?
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 14:15    Post subject:  

Semme wrote:
Is your Lenovo install via stick?


It is a Frugal install on the internal hard drive. I'm able to boot and get to the console.
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 14:34    Post subject:  

Understand what I'm asking.. *HOW* did you install the ISO?
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PostPosted: Fri 04 Nov 2016, 14:41    Post subject:  

ISO via CD
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