[Madlug] Window managers, barebones systems

Harvey Nelson harv at tds.net
Mon Mar 25 12:36:21 CST 2002


Yup!  .... and more than once, too :-)

Harv



TODD WITTER wrote:

> 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
> > >
> > > --
> > > Will Benton      | "Die richtige Methode der Philosophie wäre
> > > eigentlich die: willb at acm.org    |  Nichts zu sagen, als was sich
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> > >
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