[Madlug] Window managers, barebones systems

TODD WITTER witter at wpr.org
Mon Mar 25 12:11:09 CST 2002


You did run it as root, right?
tw

On 24 Mar 2002, at 3:44, Harv Nelson wrote:

> Hi Will!
> 
> Thanks for the offer.
> 
> I've given up on RH 7.2.  Found the disks for RH 7.1 and loaded that. 
> The Gnome desktop in this distro is a little more like what I'm used
> to.
> 
> The Red Hat Network Update agent/daemon worked just fine ... at least
> it applied 230+ megs of patches! The kernel sig now says something
> like 2.4.9 ... I'll write it down next time I boot, for sure.
> 
> Tried to get the XIMIAN stuff ... really ... just cuz it looks
> prettier.  Each time I've tried to run the installer, I get this
> message:
> 
>         Download directory is "/var/cache/redcarpet/packages"
>         Distro is redhat-71-i386
>         The Ximian installer was unable to initialize the packaging
>         system. This is often caused when another application has
>         accessed the packaging system first, such as rpm, apt-get,
>         dpkg, or Red Carpet. Please quit any of these applications and
>         re-run the installer application.
> 
> I did this in a terminal window:
> 
>         # ps aux | more
> 
> and got a list of all the running processes and their PID's.  The only
> thing that looked like it might be accessing the packageing system was
> the RedHat Network daemon, rhnsd ... so, I killed that sucker off and
> re-ran the installer.
> 
> No Joy.
> 
> I've tried running it while Gnome was running, in a terminal window,
> and I've tried to run it in a bash shell with out X being around  ...
> all the same error message.
> 
> Now, I think I'll try to do something usefull ... like trying to get
> SAMBA to run again  ... see if I can do it this time without the book
> :-)
> 
> Harv
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Will Benton wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 2002-03-22 at 21:32, Harv Nelson wrote:
> > > I've been trying to get RH 7.2 to run on my machine ... but that
> > > Nautilus/Gnome thingie keeps giving me grief.  I'll give it one
> > > more try and then, if it don't work as advertised, its off to KDE
> > > land.
> >
> > Harv--
> >
> > Have you tried the Ximian distribution of GNOME?
> >
> > I'd be happy to help you out with it -- I've found that
> > GNOME/Nautilus/Evolution is quite usable even on my 200Mhz P5
> > Thinkpad.
> >
> > wb
> >
> > --
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