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Google Earth borks Precise Puppy 5.4.1
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linuxhippy

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 10:39    Post_subject:  Google Earth borks Precise Puppy 5.4.1  

I installed puppy precise 5.4.1 to my harddrive and all was working fine till I installed Google Earth with the dependencies. Now my desktop and the installation package manager is all undecipherable gibberish! I cannot tell what's on the screen because every character is a box. I figure I need to remove Google Earth but using the package manager I cannot tell what is on the screen. Can I uninstall packages from a terminal?
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 14:54    Post_subject:  

Have you made any progress??

I don't know enough to advise you about deleting packages via the console, but if it was me - and unless you have a lot of things saved that you prefer to keep - I'd load up the live CD again, boot with 'puppy pfix=ram', delete your Precise install and start over fresh...

But that's just me. (You'll probably want to wait until someone else comes along.)

Too late now, but it's a good idea to make a copy of your save file in future, just in case it happens again.

Hope you get it sorted.
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 16:41    Post_subject:  

I did a full install so I don't have a save file (I don't think). I have customized some files I'd want to save (like xorg.conf and .xinitrc) so I do know enough CLI to save those. It looks like I'll wind up doing a re-install Sad
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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 18:09    Post_subject:  

linuxhippy wrote:
I did a full install so I don't have a save file (I don't think). I have customized some files I'd want to save (like xorg.conf and .xinitrc) so I do know enough CLI to save those. It looks like I'll wind up doing a re-install Sad


If it's a full install go to the Puppy package manager,
Click on the google-earth pet to uninstall it.

Rerun the full install from whatever media you used to install
initially. Choose "upgrade" , not "wipe". Reboot.
Should cleanup the mess without affecting your setup.

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PostPosted: Thu 06 Dec 2012, 18:28    Post_subject:  

you should update to precise 5.4.2, as this bug is supposed to be fixed

however there's a possible fix here .. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=81773

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