[oclug] mandrake help needed
mdavis8 at uwo.ca
mdavis8 at uwo.ca
Wed Jul 30 22:05:00 EDT 2003
Well I'm more confused than ever. I've looked through the logs. Syslog is the
only area showing any sort of errors or failures.
Here is what I noticed. I really hope this makes sense to someone because most
of it is lost on me.
lisa: Startinglisa: succeeded
rc: Starting kheader: succeeded
devfsd: Caught SIGHUP
devfsd: unknown group: "video", defaulting to GID=0
devfsd: read config file: *repeated for mouse, dynamic, psaux, devfsd*
running devfsd actions: succeeded
and somewhere around here I saw
pmap_set failed. service=sgi_fam program=391002 version 2
I really can't see any other failures anywhere else. If I leave startx running
the error Cannot open mouse (Device or resource busy).
Mike "I'm really becoming perplexed with this whole thing" Davis
Quoting Rod Giffin <rod at giffinscientific.com>:
> On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 21:04, mdavis8 at uwo.ca wrote:
> > I can't find a list of the programs I installed
> > from the command prompt to see if removing the chat programs would be of
> > help. I know how to do it from the gui using upmi but not having an
> > mouse tends to defeat that option. I even started kde manually and found
> > to my amasement, it actually booted up but with the same mouse problem. (In
> > you are wondering, whenever I start kde through 'startx' or automatically
> > boot up it looks as if it gets hung up trying to open a login window or
> > something and gets stuck in a loop where it changes colour and refuses to
> > anything, even cntl-alt-bksp takes a few attempts to work properly.)
> Without knowing a little bit more about what is going on, it's going to
> be harder for anyone to diagnoses what is happening to your system. In
> the /var/logs directory, you will find a bunch of files related to
> feedback from your system - errors encountered etc.
> You might want to look through the dmesg, messages, syslog, boot.log,
> etc and see if there is some explanation recorded for any of the errors
> you're getting.
> You can also parse the output of startx to see if an error is generated
> that might point to a misconfiguration or something that would explain
> the problems you've been having.
> That said, I'm not sure what help I'm going to be to you. Mandrake
> typically installs more reliably than Windows, and I've only ever
> experienced one problem with it - a laptop PCMCIA problem on boot. What
> I can say is that usually the cause is at least hinted at in the log
> files somewhere.
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