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Removing Pidgin package borked my Lucid install
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olewilly


Joined: 16 Jan 2006
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Location: sonderborg, dk

PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 04:04    Post subject:  Removing Pidgin package borked my Lucid install
Subject description: Now it just boots to a terminal
 

Hi all

I had my puppy running like a dream with everything installed working ok and
very fast on this 8 year compaq with nVidea card. Very Happy

Then I discovered that pidgin had no icon in the menu.....

Crying or Very sad and I decided to find a package that maybe had the missing package Crying or Very sad

I removed the installed pidgin package and Lucid 52 was gone ! Shocked Crying or Very sad

This is from a live cd as my full install on the harddrive is failing with Xorgwizard Shocked and I am left with a terminal... Crying or Very sad

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How can I restore settings on hd from this live cd Question

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Darkgame

Joined: 18 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 05:34    Post subject:  

mayb u can format and reinstall from a live cd?
Or make a pupsave, open it and see wad u are missing with.
I dun know. Im just a newbie too but i want to learn and help
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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 09:44    Post subject:  

Can you run xorgwizard and get back to a desktop?
After running xorgwizard
At the prompt type xwin

Try this:
If this is a full install.
Boot with the Puppy live CD.
Run the Puppy Universal installer.
Choose to do a full install to the same place as your broken full install.
You will be given a option to do an upgrade or wipe.
Choose upgrade.
It should replace what is broken.
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olewilly


Joined: 16 Jan 2006
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Location: sonderborg, dk

PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 10:02    Post subject:  

Can you run xorgwizard and get back to a desktop?

No! Rolling Eyes

I wiped the hd and made a new full install.

Thank You much for ideas. I am still running live cd I have to reboot to see if all went well. Exclamation

I will remember Your answers to the next surpricing behavor of my belovered

Lucid 520 which is awsome. I will not install Pidgin full video package again.

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playdayz


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 10:19    Post subject:  

Quote:
I had my puppy running like a dream with everything installed working ok and
very fast on this 8 year compaq with nVidea card.

Then I discovered that pidgin had no icon in the menu.....

and I decided to find a package that maybe had the missing package

What pdigin package were you using please? One from the Puppy Package Manager in Lucid 5.2
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stu90


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
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Location: England. Dell Inspiron 1501. Dpup

PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 12:00    Post subject:  

One of the big benefits of a frugal install and a backed up save file over a full install is in instances like this you can be up and running again with your backed up save file in a matter of minutes.
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olewilly


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 14:44    Post subject:  

Hi

Quote:
What pdigin package were you using please?


I was using one which was called something with "full video"

I have not tried the recommended frugal install !

I do not know what frugal means.

I have trouble again with the new instal :

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PupGeek

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 16:23    Post subject:  

When attempting to install new software, I like to extract the packages to a directory of choice (such as one I created specifically for that purpose), write a script that exports paths to your $PATH and $LD_LIBRARY_PATH variables, and runs the program. Basically I make a roxapp out of it, which is just about always safer than installing it the traditional way. For more information on how to do this, you can check out the Basic Shell Operation thread in this forum, as I go over how to do this in the first few posts.

Basic Shell Operation


As for the glx extensions missing, thats because puppy did not come with openGL but you can get that by installing the Xorg-high package. This is needed by many multimedia programs like Blender and Kdenlive and such.
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olewilly


Joined: 16 Jan 2006
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Location: sonderborg, dk

PostPosted: Fri 01 Apr 2011, 17:11    Post subject:  

Hi bigpup

Quote:
If this is a full install.
Boot with the Puppy live CD.
Run the Puppy Universal installer.
Choose to do a full install to the same place as your broken full install.
You will be given a option to do an upgrade or wipe.
Choose upgrade.
It should replace what is broken.


Will this procedure leave what already have been installed and downloaded ?

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bigpup


Joined: 11 Oct 2009
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Location: Charleston S.C. USA

PostPosted: Tue 05 Apr 2011, 02:46    Post subject:  

olewilly wrote:
Hi bigpup

Quote:
If this is a full install.
Boot with the Puppy live CD.
Run the Puppy Universal installer.
Choose to do a full install to the same place as your broken full install.
You will be given a option to do an upgrade or wipe.
Choose upgrade.
It should replace what is broken.


Will this procedure leave what already have been installed and downloaded ?

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To repair a broken full install.
For full installs only. Yes it will leave what is already installed programs.
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