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irix desktop enviroment

Unread postby gcb » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:25 pm

what exactly is the irix desktop enviroment.

I used irix mainly by remote shells, now i reinstaled everything in my indy (lightning killed main computer, 5 days to thesis dead-line, holyday so i can`t buy another computer today... all the same history as usual) anyway... instaled 6.5 foundations, rebooted, instaled 6.5.22 using graphical swmgr, rebooted.

at both boots, all i get is a low end login screen (used to have icons and other things in my previous installs) and a console windows (used to have icons, toolchest, etc) on a blue background . leftright click on the desktop shows "log out" (used to have lots of things).

another anomality is that clicking in the swmgr's "available software:" icon, also shows only "log out"

What exactly do i have to install/run? Already checked 4dwm, desktop, etc

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chkconfig

Unread postby SAQ » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:54 pm

Look at your "chkconfig" output. Looks like the graphical login and desktop might be off

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Unread postby gcb » Thu Nov 02, 2006 6:03 pm

What should i be looking for?

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        autoconfig_ipaddress off
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Unread postby josehill » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:36 pm

That's a pretty short chkconfig list...makes me think that you didn't get a complete installation...

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Unread postby SAQ » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:08 pm

Bring up a terminal window, run inst and open up your .22 overlays and your 6.5 foundations CDs. Type either "install default" or "install all" and "go" you should get what you need. There should be a "visuallogin" option in the chkconfig list for a fully installed desktop_eoe.

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Unread postby gcb » Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:13 pm

I really don`t know what i did with this install. i just had the indy headless in the basement serving http. had only 6.5 plain with freeware apache.

now i just installed .22 overlays. It did ask for the foundations cds...

but well, i already got latex to run. tomorow i will try vim. if i don't find more problems i can postpone my peecee upgrade a little more.

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Unread postby gcb » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:39 am

i opened swmgr again with the foundations cds.

the regular install shows 4 conflicts. 2 lacking:

-dps_eoe.sw.dpsfonts
-media_warehouse.sw.viewers

and 2 conflicts per se:
-x_eoe.sw.xdps incompatible with eoe.sw.base
-desktop_base.sw.dso6 incompactible with eoe.sw.base

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Unread postby joerg » Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:50 am

I already have seen the same effect. After a plain installation no desktop stuff and login screen was available. Install the missing 'desktop_eoe.sw' stuff and all goes back to normal conditions.

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Unread postby SAQ » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:20 am

gcb wrote:i opened swmgr again with the foundations cds.

the regular install shows 4 conflicts. 2 lacking:

-dps_eoe.sw.dpsfonts
-media_warehouse.sw.viewers

and 2 conflicts per se:
-x_eoe.sw.xdps incompatible with eoe.sw.base
-desktop_base.sw.dso6 incompactible with eoe.sw.base


Those bits require the updated packages in the overlays. Open your .22 as well and they should go away (provided you have a complete overlay set- I've had Windows mess up tardists several times).

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Unread postby gcb » Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:36 am

tried loading the .23 overlays too. but the dependencies where gone when i put in the "complementary apps nov98"... go figure.

Thanks everyone!

btw, instaling vim7 from the nekoware-mips3 was the easisest thing! ...even for me :) thanks again

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Unread postby Hakimoto » Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:27 am

.23 or .22? Indy's shouldn't be loaded with overlays higher than .22 .
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Re: irix desktop enviroment

Unread postby deBug » Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:20 pm

gcb wrote:what exactly is the irix desktop enviroment.

I used irix mainly by remote shells, now i reinstaled everything in my indy (lightning killed main computer, 5 days to thesis dead-line, holyday so i can`t buy another computer today... all the same history as usual) anyway... instaled 6.5 foundations, rebooted, instaled 6.5.22 using graphical swmgr, rebooted.

at both boots, all i get is a low end login screen (used to have icons and other things in my previous installs) and a console windows (used to have icons, toolchest, etc) on a blue background . leftright click on the desktop shows "log out" (used to have lots of things).

another anomality is that clicking in the swmgr's "available software:" icon, also shows only "log out"

What exactly do i have to install/run? Already checked 4dwm, desktop, etc


Maybe you forgot to install path 5086 before .22 overlay?
That will mess upp things pretty good.


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