Ned Slider | 1 Apr 01:05 2008

Re: atrpms nvidia cannot load


Sam Beam wrote:
> 
> Thanks Ned that works great! I'd never heard of dkms before. the best!
> 

Glad you got it working. For reference:

http://linux.dell.com/projects.shtml#dkms

but I confess to not really understanding how it works, just that it does!

> for the record, here is what I did since I was already running under the new 
> updated kernel:
> 
<snip>
> 
> all is well! will test the autoinstaller later. This rocks thanks

The real test will come after the next kernel update, but it should all 
"just work" :)
John J. Lee | 1 Apr 01:33 2008

Icon .png file loading error after graphics driver upgrade

Dear,

I updated my nvidia graphics driver on one of the CentOS boxes.

When I log in my account, icons are not displayed correctly.
They are displayed as small empty squares, and there are error messages like
"Fater error: failed to load <file name>.png : version error" for each icon.

If I log in as super user, everything is OK.  Icons are OK. No error messages.
Do you have any idea?

Thank you.

-john
Stephen Harris | 1 Apr 05:07 2008

Re: Why does 'test -f' and 'test -e' return true on a (hidden) file that doesn't exist?

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 02:13:26PM -0700, Tim Alberts wrote:
> Stephen Harris wrote:
> >
> >(BTW, putting * around lines you type is REALLY bad quoting style)
> >
> >  
> Copied from HTML into email program.  then sent as plain text.  complain 
> to thunderbird.

No.  Complain to person who _did_ it.

Technology is merely a tool.  It requires a brain to use the tools
properly.  We all make mistakes.  Learn from this one and don't trust
cut'n'paste systems in future.  They _will_ do the wrong thing.

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rgds
Stephen
Sam Beam | 1 Apr 05:20 2008
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RAID1 migration - /dev/md1 is not there

I am trying to convert an existing IDE one-disk system to RAID1 using the 
general strategy found here:

http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2005-March/003813.html

But I am stuck on one thing - when I went to create the second md device with 
mdadm, 

# mdadm --create /dev/md1 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/hdb2 missing
mdadm: error opening /dev/md1: No such file or directory

And indeed, ls /dev/md* shows only md0, which worked fine.

I do have the 'raid1' kernel module loaded.

What am I missing? Do I need to create the nodes manually now?

thanks
-S
Les Mikesell | 1 Apr 05:49 2008
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Re: RAID1 migration - /dev/md1 is not there

Sam Beam wrote:
> I am trying to convert an existing IDE one-disk system to RAID1 using the 
> general strategy found here:
> 
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2005-March/003813.html
> 
> But I am stuck on one thing - when I went to create the second md device with 
> mdadm, 
> 
> # mdadm --create /dev/md1 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 /dev/hdb2 missing
> mdadm: error opening /dev/md1: No such file or directory
> 
> And indeed, ls /dev/md* shows only md0, which worked fine.
> 
> I do have the 'raid1' kernel module loaded.
> 
> What am I missing? Do I need to create the nodes manually now?

Add --auto=yes to the create command to add the device node. Udev based 
systems don't have the nodes created ahead of time.

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Morten Nilsen | 1 Apr 07:13 2008
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Re: Why does 'test -f' and 'test -e' return true on a (hidden) file that doesn't exist?

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> Relax man, didn't you see the smiley face ?

Hey man, would you please trim replies in the future..
Five miles of quoted text is actually worse than html mail ;)

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Morten
:wq
Sam Beam | 1 Apr 07:45 2008
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raid1 custom initrd and yum

OK sorry to hammer the list but one more question - having almost got the 
drives mirrored and happy - since I have created a custom initrd that has the 
raid1 drivers in it, do I now have to tell yum to ignore kernel updates? Will 
the stock kernel render me unbootable?

Actually I am not 100% sure the initrd I created 

# mkinitrd -f --preload=raid1 /mnt/tmp/initrd-`uname -r`.img `uname -r`

is even being used, because lsmod still lists a raid1 module. Wouldn't it 
be "embedded" in the running kernel and thus not in the module list?

either way I am a little confused and this is important ;)

best regards and thanks to all for the help,
Sam
Primorec | 1 Apr 07:53 2008
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How to find available groups for installation via yum ?

Hi All,

Short description of the problem:
- I would like to install the complete 'xfce' desktop on CentOS5.x

I've tried:
yum groupinstall xfce
yum groupinstall xfce4
yum groupinstall xfce*
yum groupinstall xfce4*
yum groupinstall xfce4.2
yum groupinstall xfce4.1
yum groupinstall xfce4.3
yum groupinstall xfce4.4
yum groupinstall xfce4.4.2
....
etc
etc
...
nothing worked

then I've started googling the net and .... ____finally____  I found
the magic combination. One very merciful soul posted the golden combination.

yum groupinstall "XFCE-4.4"

This did the trick.   God bless him/her and all his relatives. He/She deserved it.

question:
Is there a way to check which packages are available for the installation as a 'group' using yum ?

TIA

Igor




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John R Pierce | 1 Apr 08:39 2008

Re: How to find available groups for installation via yum ?

Primorec wrote:
> Is there a way to check which packages are available for the 
> installation as a 'group' using yum ?

    yum grouplist

also, see...

    yum groupinfo "some group name"
Robert - elists | 1 Apr 08:41 2008
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RE: How to find available groups for installation via yum ?


question:
Is there a way to check which packages are available for the installation as a 'group' using yum ?

TIA

Igor

 

 

igor

 

try

 

yum grouplist

 

yum groupinfo “whatever group name”

 

for full info maybe try

 

man yum

 

or

 

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/yum/

 

http://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks/YumAndRPM

 

www.google.com searches

 

etc etc

 

 - rh

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