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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

Post by craig10x »

The fan running on high speed problem seems to have gone away (keeping my fingers crossed...lol) and the touchpad was still a bit erratic at times, so i re-installed it in the package manager this morning and it seems to be ok now...otherwise the new kernel seems to be working fine even though i have AMD on my laptop....So, i guess i can stay with it...
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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did the latest update borked the mint fortune?

When I open the terminal I get this error:
/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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aljoriz wrote:did the latest update borked the mint fortune?

When I open the terminal I get this error:
/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
I face the same issue after an update.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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viking777 wrote:
'd like to connect to the above and ask if anyone know how a kernel upgrade will affect people that have nvidia card installed through sgfxi?
- At first my simple mind thought - "Ok, run the updates, step out of the GUI, run sgfxi again and then reboot and try the new kernel..."
But it can't be that easy can it?
Thing is gosa, you have made your life more complicated by electing to use sgfxi (whatever that is? ) to install nvidia drivers in the first place, when they install perfectly well in LMDE without any external help whatsoever.

All I can tell you is that as an 'uncomplicated' LMDE/nvidia user everything works fine for me both before and after the install.

I am sure you have an absolutely brilliant reason for using sgfxi, but you must realise that like different kernels and different apt sources, LMDE is not tested to comply with your particular self imposed situation and therefore it is unlikely that any regular user will be able to answer your question.
Before you say things about sgfxi scripts I suggest you go to the smxi site and read the history of the scripts you will then discover H20 wrote the scripts for Sidux users and they were used by all. sadly the higher arky of Sidux wanted to keep the distro as unfriendly as possible and H20, left them to fight with them selves. the rest is history the scripts are for all Debian varieties. The scripts give a safe way to upgrade the debian system and advice when not to, and they make short work of all drivers using the debian way or the nvidia way or any other way nvidia/ATI.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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doktordave wrote:If you're using ATI, the Catalyst 11.3 driver doesn't play nice with 2.6.38; neither the liquorix nor debian flavor work properly with ATI proprietary video on this box. However, on an older PC with an older ATI card, the radeon driver is happy with it. If you really need to use 2.6.38 for some reason, that may work for you as well.
Nope. fglrx does not work with 2.6.38. Im holding back the kernel upgrade for now. ATI is usually a bit behind to get the drivers work with newer kernels. Sad but true.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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moulip wrote:
aljoriz wrote:did the latest update borked the mint fortune?

When I open the terminal I get this error:
/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
I face the same issue after an update.
This still works over here.

I have a nother problem, my / partition is 10gb big, and now i have the message that i onley have around 400mb les?
Any one else have the same problem ??
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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Have you tried in terminal?

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sudo apt-get clean
That will delete all packages downloaded with apt-get. I
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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cecar wrote:Have you tried in terminal?

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sudo apt-get clean
That will delete all packages downloaded with apt-get. I
That thit the trick, stupid from me that i not think about it my self :oops:
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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The 2.6.38 update initially knocked out my wifi (rt2870ste.) Had rt2800usb, rt2800lib, rt2x00usb & rt2x00lib all blacklisted to prevent clash with last kernel. But when doing 'lsmod | grep rt2' got nothing? Un-blacklisted the whole lot & hot plugged. Wifi is now working but signal has dropped to 90% & speed loss?? Still no rt2870ste driver only rt2800/rt2x00. Tried to reinstall 'firmware-ralink' via Synaptic (then with aptitude) no joy... :?
Can anyone offer any insight or info. :?:
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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Hi everyone,

My time problem solved, thanks. But I have had 3 freeze outs at login now - the power button the only apparent option.

My machine is Toshiba Tecra with built in Intel audio & graphics (915), I don't install any proprietary drivers or anything.

After my nfs problem last week, I pinned nfs-common, but reading tjweavers post about the change from portmap to rpcbind, I decided to unpin it. It has installed fine & is working now but I noticed during the boot process that something is returning an error when it looks for
/var/run/rpcbind/[something]
Sorry I'm not sure which log to look for that in.

Something which may be off topic (apologies) but in scrolling though the logs - I understand little but am curious - I noticed that some of them have today's events as taking place on Thursday 12th April, rather than Tuesday which it is. Bit weird.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

Post by amina »

romanybob, this may be related to your problem? http://osdir.com/ml/debian-bugs-dist/20 ... 06023.html

I always needed the rt2860sta driver and always had problems getting it to work with 2.6.32. Now, the new kernel supports my wifi without tweaking. But I just checked and rt2860sta is not loaded :shock: But I have no problem with the connection despite this.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

Post by tjweaver »

@barryp

From the original site I linked:
http://www.held.org.il/blog/2010/01/deb ... ransition/

He keeps adding updates and I'm not sure exactly when he added what. I never followed any of his steps like:
c. Put an init script in /etc/init.d/rpcbind (here’s my recommended script)

d. Add rpcbind to /etc/insserv.conf, in the “portmap” line (so init script that depend on $portmap would depend on rpcbind also)

e. Run insserv /etc/init.d/rpcbind to reorder the init scripts.
Did you apply any of these changes. If so I'm wondering if any of theses steps need to be undone. The main reason i'm thinking of this is that I didn't actually apply any of these fixes. I just downgraded my nfs packages and waited for updates to hit the repo and everything has been working fine for me since the new updates came down.

Hope something here might help.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

Post by barryp »

@tjw Thanks mate, I didn't do anything like that, I actually used MU! (Tempted to go back to sudo && tho).

It is actually working, I just noticed some new strange messages which I've searched for but can't find in the logs.

Later. I have the broken fortune cookie! :( Same error msg as above. No Husse!
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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I have been updating my LMDE thro Mint Update to level 3 only with no problems until this week. After the recent update my machine froze after the grub menu. The common theme seemed to be Libata.

I have since restored back to my backup of the 19th March. Today I decided to bite the bullit and allow all levels of update which has resulted in strange desktop effects, part of the screen refreshes when running an app and some stays as the original desktop. I am using the system to post this thro empathy but the top line of the page showing the file, edit, view options is dark grey and a system message showing a network error which displays on the desktop and still be seen top right.

The output from lspci is:
$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:06.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P Processor to I/O Memory Interface (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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tjweaver wrote:@barryp

From the original site I linked:
http://www.held.org.il/blog/2010/01/deb ... ransition/
He keeps adding updates and I'm not sure exactly when he added what. I never followed any of his steps like:
c. Put an init script in /etc/init.d/rpcbind (here’s my recommended script)
d. Add rpcbind to /etc/insserv.conf, in the “portmap” line (so init script that depend on $portmap would depend on rpcbind also)
e. Run insserv /etc/init.d/rpcbind to reorder the init scripts.
Did you apply any of these changes. If so I'm wondering if any of theses steps need to be undone. The main reason i'm thinking of this is that I didn't actually apply any of these fixes. I just downgraded my nfs packages and waited for updates to hit the repo and everything has been working fine for me since the new updates came down.

Hope something here might help.
I think in my reply post I mentioned that the only step I did was step e. -- however if as you say everything has been working for you since the new updates came down, then don't fuss with it!
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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the husse fortunes are also broken in this install and i didn't apply most of the updates (only using MU level 1-3)

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/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
amadeu@amadeu ~ $ su
Password: 
/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
amadeu amadeu # apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian InRelease
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing InRelease               
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates InRelease             
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian Release.gpg              
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing InRelease                          
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release.gpg                
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian Release                            
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing Release                           
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main amd64 Packages             
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex      
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/main Sources             
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free amd64 Packages
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib TranslationIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main TranslationIndex 
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free TranslationIndex
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main amd64 Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib amd64 Packages/DiffIndex   
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex  
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib TranslationIndex           
Hit http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free amd64 Packages/DiffIndex 
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/upstream Sources                   
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main TranslationIndex             
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free TranslationIndex
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/import Sources           
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/backport Sources                   
Hit http://ftp.debian.org testing/main TranslationIndex                        
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free TranslationIndex          
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/romeo Sources            
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/main amd64 Packages      
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/upstream amd64 Packages  
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/import amd64 Packages    
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/backport amd64 Packages  
Hit http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/romeo amd64 Packages     
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/backport TranslationIndex
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/import TranslationIndex  
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/main TranslationIndex    
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/romeo TranslationIndex   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/upstream TranslationIndex
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main Translation-en_GB            
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/backport Translation-en_GB         
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/backport Translation-en  
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/main Translation-en     
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib Translation-en_GB          
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/import Translation-en_GB 
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/import Translation-en    
Ign http://www.debian-multimedia.org testing/non-free Translation-en 
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/contrib Translation-en             
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free Translation-en_GB         
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/main Translation-en_GB   
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/main Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/romeo Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/romeo Translation-en
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/upstream Translation-en_GB
Ign http://packages.linuxmint-fr.net debian/upstream Translation-en
Ign http://ftp.debian.org testing/non-free Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/contrib Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/main Translation-en
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.debian.org testing/updates/non-free Translation-en
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libdrm-nouveau1 xserver-xorg-video-nv
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libdrm-nouveau1a linux-headers-2.6.38-2-amd64 linux-headers-2.6.38-2-common
  linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64 linux-kbuild-2.6.38
The following packages will be upgraded:
  linux-base linux-headers-2.6-amd64 linux-image-2.6-amd64 linux-libc-dev
  xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-all
  xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
  xserver-xorg-input-wacom xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg-video-apm
  xserver-xorg-video-ark xserver-xorg-video-ati xserver-xorg-video-chips
  xserver-xorg-video-cirrus xserver-xorg-video-fbdev xserver-xorg-video-i128
  xserver-xorg-video-i740 xserver-xorg-video-intel xserver-xorg-video-mach64
  xserver-xorg-video-mga xserver-xorg-video-neomagic
  xserver-xorg-video-nouveau xserver-xorg-video-openchrome
  xserver-xorg-video-r128 xserver-xorg-video-radeon
  xserver-xorg-video-rendition xserver-xorg-video-s3
  xserver-xorg-video-s3virge xserver-xorg-video-savage
  xserver-xorg-video-siliconmotion xserver-xorg-video-sis
  xserver-xorg-video-sisusb xserver-xorg-video-tdfx xserver-xorg-video-trident
  xserver-xorg-video-tseng xserver-xorg-video-vesa xserver-xorg-video-vmware
  xserver-xorg-video-voodoo
40 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 36.0 MB/42.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 137 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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zerozero wrote:the husse fortunes are also broken in this install and i didn't apply most of the updates (only using MU level 1-3)
I think I can narrow the source of this a bit more. My Mint fortunes was working prior to making any updates today. Having read this thread and noting some problems various people were having, I began making updates piecemeal using MU. First I did the MU update. Closed MU from the Notification area and restarted it from MintMenu. Then did Mint-x-theme and Mint-system updates from MU. I next removed Openshot and openshot-docs using Synaptic, followed with reinstalling the new versions of the same two packages.

I now am having the same terminal message regarding line 35

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/usr/bin/mint-fortune: line 35: [: ==: unary operator expected
dawgdoc-lmd@dv6000-laptop-lmd ~ $
I believe the fortune breakage probably came from the mint-system update.
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

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barryp wrote:Thanks KMB!
Welcome. :)
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

Post by zerozero »

yeahh mintsystem is the one for sure and also for removing the mark all upgrades button in synaptic;
the only 2 updates i had today was mintsystem and mint-x-theme

and these are the installed files related to mintsystem

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/etc
/etc/init.d
/etc/init.d/mintsystem
/etc/linuxmint
/etc/linuxmint/adjustments
/etc/linuxmint/adjustments/10-mintsystem-synaptic.overwrite
/etc/linuxmint/adjustments/README
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/mint-fortune
/usr/bin/rtfm
/usr/lib
/usr/lib/linuxmint
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/adjustments
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/adjustments/synaptic.glade
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/adjustments/window_main.ui
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/mint-adjust.py
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/templates
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/templates/apt.conf
/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintSystem/templates/preferences
/usr/local
/usr/local/bin
/usr/local/bin/apt
/usr/local/bin/highlight
/usr/local/bin/mint-md5sum
/usr/local/bin/search
/usr/share
/usr/share/doc
/usr/share/doc/mintsystem
/usr/share/doc/mintsystem/changelog.gz
/usr/share/doc/mintsystem/copyright
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Re: LMDE BREAKAGES - read here first - Update 30 mar 2011

Post by dawgdoc »

Yes, using Archive Manager to look at the components of mintsystem_7l7l5_ii386.deb I see that there is a mint-fortune component located at /usr/bin/mint-fortune of the archive.

When I then go to open the mint-fortune in my installed system, which properties shows as accessed and modified today, lines 33-37 are

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if [ -x "/usr/bin/gconftool-2" ]; then
    showfortunes=`gconftool-2 --get /desktop/linuxmint/terminal/show_fortunes 2>/dev/null`
    if [ $showfortunes == "true" ]; then        
        show_fortune
    fi
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