How to upgrade Salix 13.37 to 14.0

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zdia
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How to upgrade Salix 13.37 to 14.0

Post by zdia » 10. Mar 2013, 00:24

I would like to suggest some changes to the cited Wiki page according to my just finished upgrade:

a)
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Upgrade your udev package, it's locked for upgrades in /etc/slapt-get/slapt-getrc so you have to ask for it explicitly:
slapt-get -i udev
If slapt-get does not proceed it may be caused by the changed network configuration. In this case try to install manually the networking, e.g.:

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ifconfig eth0 192.168.x.x
dhcpcd 
b) The command
slapt-get -i udisks usdisks2
has to be changed to

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slapt-get -i udisks udisks2
c) The command
ls /var/log/packages/kernel*
will list the kernel packages but the adviced command
slapt-get -i kernel-huge-2.6.37.6-x86_64-2
will fail. Try instead:

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slapt-get -i kernel-huge kernel-firmware kernel-headers kernel-modules  kernel-source
d) If you reboot and the X-Server freezes try the Lilo boot with:

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Linux 3
Log in as user and get root with:

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su -
Xorg -configure
will create a new config file /root/xorg.conf.new

Test it with

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Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro
and save it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Reboot or type startx or type init 4

e) Where is the Midnight Commander gone? Launching it will show this message:
Failed to run:
Your old settings were migrated from ~/.mc
to Freedesktop recommended dirs.
The command

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export XDG_CONFIG_HOME=~
will launch mc again.

Gratulations for this great distro!

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Re: How to upgrade Salix 13.37 to 14.0

Post by laprjns » 10. Mar 2013, 12:36

Thanks. I made changes to fix the udisks typo and added some clarification to the kernel upgrade instructions but not sure if your other suggestions are needed. I'll let someone else decide it they are needed.

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Re: How to upgrade Salix 13.37 to 14.0

Post by thenktor » 13. Mar 2013, 09:07

zdia wrote: will create a new config file /root/xorg.conf.new
Test it with

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Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro
and save it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Reboot or type startx or type init 4
By default it should work without a xorg.conf at all. So if there is an old one left, first try to delete this one.
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zdia
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Re: How to upgrade Salix 13.37 to 14.0

Post by zdia » 13. Mar 2013, 10:26

thenktor wrote: By default it should work without a xorg.conf at all. So if there is an old one left, first try to delete this one.
Yes, there was an old one. So it would be good to add this hint to the wiki help, too, because you will get an adrenalin shock when you have followed the instructions and then you reboot and your screen is freezed. At least, I have got one ...

It was also a bit frustrating to have the network cut after the "slapt-get --upgrade" because you just don't know why suddenly the next update command for udev is not working. At first, I thought "slapt-get" or the mirror is guilty.

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