Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

User avatar
Atip
Posts: 539
Joined: 5. Jun 2011, 04:27

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by Atip » 12. Jan 2014, 07:48

salix-codecs-installer is asking for my users password only to come back later
that I have no permission to install which makes sense since I am not root unlike
before it was asking for the root password. :?:

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5532
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by gapan » 12. Jan 2014, 10:21

Atip wrote:Checked with Slackware and it seems to be OK to work with cgdisk.

Made another installation to my GPT SATA drive this time selecting the partition of my choice with cgdisk.
In Type I selected Linux 8300, >Write and the installer found the parttion where I am in now.
I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're trying to say. From what I read from your post, you tried the salix installer and it somehow didn't work (no details why or when), then you tried the slackware installer and it worked with cgdisk and then you tried the salix installer again and it worked with cgdisk too. Is that right?
Atip wrote:salix-codecs-installer is asking for my users password only to come back later
that I have no permission to install which makes sense since I am not root unlike
before it was asking for the root password. :?:
This has been solved almost two weeks ago. It's mentioned earlier in this thread and has nothing to do with root/user password. You need to upgrade salix-codecs-installer first.
Image
Image

User avatar
Atip
Posts: 539
Joined: 5. Jun 2011, 04:27

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by Atip » 13. Jan 2014, 01:55

gapan wrote:
Atip wrote:Checked with Slackware and it seems to be OK to work with cgdisk.

Made another installation to my GPT SATA drive this time selecting the partition of my choice with cgdisk.
In Type I selected Linux 8300, >Write and the installer found the parttion where I am in now.
I'm sorry but I don't understand what you're trying to say. From what I read from your post, you tried the salix installer and it somehow didn't work (no details why or when), then you tried the slackware installer and it worked with cgdisk and then you tried the salix installer again and it worked with cgdisk too. Is that right?
Sorry for the confusion. When I was first confronted with cgdisk showing my partitons as
Microsoft basic data I was naturally apprehensive to use it afraid some damage to my
disk could happen. So I aborted the installation. With slackware I gained confidence in
cgdisk and then used it for salix.

User avatar
Atip
Posts: 539
Joined: 5. Jun 2011, 04:27

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by Atip » 13. Jan 2014, 07:52

Trying to play a video DVD with parole I get:
GStreamer backend error
Internal data stream error.
or
Internal data flow error.
No problem with gnome-player.

User avatar
sjox
Donor
Posts: 39
Joined: 14. Nov 2012, 17:29

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by sjox » 16. Jan 2014, 11:01

Hi!
I have a question to the "gksu/ktsuss" problem.
If you try for example "pkexec /usr/sbin/gslapt" it will work.
But first you have to generate a file "org.freedesktop.policykit.pkexec.policy" in "/usr/share/polkit-1/actions"
(it is explained https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=999012)
Unfortunately it works only in terminal!
What can i do to generate a pretty authorization-gui as shown here: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pol ... xec.1.html
Is this the same evil as with gksu?
Does Salix wish to use pkexec anyway? (http://askubuntu.com/questions/78352/wh ... ksu-gksudo)
Thanks

User avatar
mimosa
Salix Warrior
Posts: 3101
Joined: 25. May 2010, 17:02
Contact:

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by mimosa » 16. Jan 2014, 12:40

Have you tried gnsu? That is how 14.1 is intended to do this. It should work with gksu too, in that I believe the latter is now just a symllink to gnsu.

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5532
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by gapan » 16. Jan 2014, 13:01

sjox wrote:Hi!
I have a question to the "gksu/ktsuss" problem.
If you try for example "pkexec /usr/sbin/gslapt" it will work.
But first you have to generate a file "org.freedesktop.policykit.pkexec.policy" in "/usr/share/polkit-1/actions"
(it is explained https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=999012)
Unfortunately it works only in terminal!
What can i do to generate a pretty authorization-gui as shown here: http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pol ... xec.1.html
That is shown if you run pkexec from the command line. Unfortunately it doesn't work in any other way, so it's impossible to use it through menus.
sjox wrote:Does Salix wish to use pkexec anyway? (http://askubuntu.com/questions/78352/wh ... ksu-gksudo)
Thanks
Not really. This is just another wheel reinvention. sudo works fine for this and can be tweaked to allow/disallow anyone or anything, so there is nothing to gain. Another major issue is that a policykit action has to be created for every single application you would want to run as root. If slackware does not make that decision, we never will because we depend on slackware for those kind of things. And I believe that slackware will never do such a thing.
Image
Image

User avatar
sjox
Donor
Posts: 39
Joined: 14. Nov 2012, 17:29

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by sjox » 16. Jan 2014, 21:29

mimosa wrote:Have you tried gnsu? That is how 14.1 is intended to do this. It should work with gksu too, in that I believe the latter is now just a symllink to gnsu.
gnsu/gksu works flawless but you have to type in your userpassword.
Like Ubuntu - but there is as default no rootuser.
pkexec requires the rootpassword.
Like Salix 14.0 - because Slackware/Salix is equipped with a rootaccount.
gapan wrote:This is just another wheel reinvention. sudo works fine for this and can be tweaked to allow/disallow anyone or anything,
Alright, it realy doesn't matter in practice and sudo ist tried and tested!

User avatar
Atip
Posts: 539
Joined: 5. Jun 2011, 04:27

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by Atip » 19. Jan 2014, 04:24

32bit

-- Cups does not find my printer Brother DCP-385C. Drivers are installed same as in Salix-14.0.1 where cups does find it.

-- Desktop does not show when flashdrive is inserted, however, it is automatically mounted as shown in FM.
Disk does show-up on desktop when put into drive.

User avatar
Atip
Posts: 539
Joined: 5. Jun 2011, 04:27

Re: Salix Xfce 14.1beta1

Post by Atip » 21. Jan 2014, 03:07

As reported cups would not detect my printers when clicking in http://localhost:631/admin/ "Add Printer"
It would only show 2 HP printers.

Now I copied from slackware-14.1 where my printers are working /etc/cups to salix /etc/cups and both my printers are now detected
and printing happily. :D

Further, inserting a flash drive does by this boot now show on dektop. :)

Locked