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3.01 install locked up after uninstalling Gizmo
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peppyy


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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2008, 20:07    Post subject:  3.01 install locked up after uninstalling Gizmo
Subject description: cannot start any apps including console
 

Long story short I am using a copy of firefox that was open and still works but I am completely stuck.

I used the Puppy Package Manager to uninstall Gizmo and now I can't launch anything else. It acts like things are working but nothing happens.

Do I dare restart? I really need to backup so I am saving what I can to emails to retrieve later.

I have a highly modified version of 3.01 TMXXINE Prism, type 1 HDD install,

Please advise.

Thanks.

Oh, the uninstall broke java too so I can't get to irc either.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2008, 21:32    Post subject:  

peppyy,

Doesn't gizmo have some gnomish library dependencies? My first step would be to convert the gizmo .pet to a tgz, unpack it to a temporary location, and see which library files have been installed. Or you can try mounting the pup_301.sfs, & copying across, & overwriting, everything in /usr/lib.

Of course, there's always that old standby of the backup pup_save.2fs file.
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2008, 22:25    Post subject:  

I must be really confused because I can't find a pup_save.2fs file anywhere, only a zdrv_301.sfs

Since I could not do anything from where I was I rebooted, which made matters worse, no x anymore.
Used xorgwizard and still nothing xorg or xvesa. On test I got a blip and an error then nothing.

I booted live and replaced .xinitrc and .jwmrc from /mnt/hda1/root with fresh copies from the live cd and no joy.

I do have a pup001 file on the drive which is 256MB but I think that is a relic of a live boot long ago.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2008, 23:10    Post subject:  

So you must have a full install then? If so, try booting pup cdrom in ram, mounting the full install partition, then copy across /usr/lib from the cdrom. e.g. if partition was /mnt/hda2:

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cp /usr/lib/lib* /mnt/hda2/usr/lib
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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2008, 23:31    Post subject:  

I will try that.

I have also tried renaming /etc/x11/xorg.conf to oldxorg.conf to see if a new copy will help.

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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun 2008, 23:49    Post subject: Good news!  

still no joy, I think that xorg is damaged or perhaps something else was uninstalled which was needed.

I will read more about xorg tonight but I am beginning to think I may be looking at a clean slate.

I have a lot of custom apps installed and likewise their used data, I am guessing the personal settings are all in root?

EDIT with JOY Laughing
I replaced the 3 xorg.conf files in /etc/X11 and I have x again!!!!!!

Thank you everyone!

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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2008, 02:24    Post subject:  

Good news, we can have a celebratory virtual beer! I think it was Bruce B that recommended making a tar.gz archive of /etc directory, in case things got scrambled.
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PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2008, 12:45    Post subject:  

muggins wrote:
Good news, we can have a celebratory virtual beer! I think it was Bruce B that recommended making a tar.gz archive of /etc directory, in case things got scrambled.


Ohh Good Idea!, well ideas hehe. I can drink virtual beer Twisted Evil

On to Pupzip

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