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Re: [SLE] 7.2 install woes...more errors than you can shake a stick at
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 15:12:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <200108281312.f7SDCGt26663@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 28 August 2001 15.54, Richard Booth wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I installed 7.2 yesterday and it was a nightmare, lots of errors. If
> anyone can help with one or two from below, please advise or if already
> answered on the mailing list, how do you search the list? Before I used
> geocrawler, but now there seems no way of searching.
>
> Questions, details follow. Thanks Rich
>
> 1. How to use two swap partitions, what is priority 42?
> 2. Anti-aliased fonts do not seem to work.
> 3. attempt to access beyond end of device...?
> 4. Installing packages, many errors - grep broken pipe etc.
> 5. can't locate char-major-145.
> 6. Sound pops on startup and shows insmod errors with KDE 2.1.2.
> 7. USB Logitech Quickcam Express and Miro TV card
>
> ---
> 1. How do you get to use two swap partitions? YaST2 only used one of the
> two partitions setup, with this entry in /etc/fstab. What does the pri=42
> do? /dev/hdb2 swap swap pri=42 0 0
>
> Before I just used defaults. Do I simply add another line like:
>
> /dev/hda10 swap swap pri=42 0 0 or /dev/hda10 swap swap defaults 0 0 ?

Both will work. Swap priority can be used if you have swap partitions with
differring performance, and you want to define which one will be used
primarily. The number 42 is a tribute to the beloved, recently deceased
author Douglas Adams, may he rest in peace.

>
> ---
> 2. Anti-aliased fonts? Should these work with the fonts installed by
> default with 7.2? Or do I need MS fonts ttf to see any advantage? I have
> turned them on under KDE CC Style, but there appears no difference. I did
> notice this message whilst installing Xlib: extension RENDER missing on
> :0.0 but after install it no longer appears. I am using a Matrox G200.

You need some sort of ttf, not necessarily from microsoft.
The X-server used during install is Lowest Common Denominator, so it won't
have many finesses turned on.

>
> ---
> 3. I had lots of this message repeated in my log files, anyone know what it
> means?
>
> Aug 27 16:04:30 linux kernel: Directory sread (sector 0x14eff31) failed
> Aug 27 16:04:30 linux kernel: attempt to access beyond end of device
> Aug 27 16:04:30 linux kernel: 03:01: rw=0, want=10977177, limit=7341673
>
> It might be tied in to something wrong with the DVD or my DVD drive as I
> had a few packages that returned an error when installing. Only afterwards
> did I find an explanation of sorts, it showed the rpms as not found on the
> DVD, see log for YaST2 below, in the end I manually installed the rpms that
> were reported as missing?!
>
> 2001-08-27 13:35:08 <2> linux(188) [packager]
> Y2PackagerComponent.cc(doActualWork):118 Package
> /var/adm/mount/suse/a1/lilo.rpm not found
>
> ---
> 4. Installing packages from YaST1 and 2 reports many errors in the
> background:
>
> grep: writing output: Broken pipe [repeated many times]
>
> manpages:
> fopen: no such file or directory [repeated many times]
>
> /sbin/ldconfig: /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1 is not a symbolic link [Should this
> be a symbolic link, is this just a warning?]

Yes, and yes. When SuSE created their install image, someone did a cp without
-a (or something) I guess, so what was symlinks for this lib turned out as
full copies of the lib. If it bothers you just do

rm /usr/lib/libexpat.so
rm /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1.2 /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1
ln -s /usr/lib/libexpat.so.1 /usr/lib/libexpat.so

Or don't. It's won't make any difference, as far as the system goes. It's
just if you don't like those messages

>
> ---
> 5. Every time the pc is started it reports it can not locate
> char-major-145. What is 145? Do I just add a line in modules.conf to show
> "off"?

char-major-145 seems to be /dev/hfmodem. Yes, just do alias char-major-145 off

>
> ---
> 6. Sound
>
> I am using an ISA AWE 32 sound card that worked fine under SuSE 6.3. 7.2
> works fine except for a loud pop when starting the PC and under KDE 2.1.2 I
> get these insmod errors:
>
> insmod: a module named snd-pcm-plugin already exists
> insmod: insmod: insmod sound-service-0-3 failed

Don't know. Presumably, artsd tries to start your soundcard when it's already
started.

>
> ---
> 7. USB Logitech Quickcam Express and Miro TV card
>
> Mandrake 8 detects and uses a module for this camera out of the box. A
> driver is not available in the SuSE kernel, but I have the driver to insmod
> it manually, but how do I go about using this driver automatically with
> kmod, like under Mandrake 8?
>
> Also I have a Miro TV card using the BT848 chip, SuSE 7.2 known problems
> has a configuration page for TV cards but the link does not work:
>
> The requested URL /en/sdb/html/cg_wintv.html was not found on this server.
> Where is this page, or does anyone have the instructions?
>
> Many thanks
> Rich

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