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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: Pita on July 28, 2009, 09:23:26 pm

Title: Strange Update
Post by: Pita on July 28, 2009, 09:23:26 pm
HP Mini-Note 2133, VL-6.0-STD-Gold

Owner of machine made an automated update. After rebooting all the icons on the
panel were missing and the xfce-menu applet was gone. I do not know what was
updated. Whatever it was that was not nice to happen. Added the icons now again
manually.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 28, 2009, 10:58:46 pm
If you had testing enabled its like xfce4 got updated to 4.6.0
Try reinstalling the hicolor-icon-theme package for solving a known issue with Xfce.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 28, 2009, 11:00:46 pm
btw, you can see the upgraded packages in /var/log/pkgtools, maybe worth to take a look there.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: Pita on July 28, 2009, 11:57:00 pm
If you had testing enabled its like xfce4 got updated to 4.6.0
Try reinstalling the hicolor-icon-theme package for solving a known issue with Xfce.

I suspected that it was xfce4, however, testing was not enabled. I just double-checked.
Owner of machine would not know how to enable it.

Updated on July 28 were packages to:

hardinfo-0.5.1
ruby-1.8.6
thunar-volma-0.2.0

and yes

xfce4-4.6.0

Regards

Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 29, 2009, 08:48:41 am
Yes pita, sorry, the packages were moved to extra...
The solution would be to reinstall the hicolor-icon-theme... the owner can do it through gslapt, I think its easy enough.
If you can pass him a long command, running this as root should fix it also:
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/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache -f -t /usr/share/icons/hicolor
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: never_stop_learning on July 29, 2009, 10:09:34 am
Sounds like the same issue I experienced:

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=10224.0
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: zhymm on July 29, 2009, 10:41:35 pm
Aye, this issue bit me in the behind, also.  I simply replaced the missing icons on my panel.  I noticed a blank icon was present on mouse-over, so just did a right-click/properties and searched for an appropriate icon.

The Xfce Menu was restored when I rebooted (sounds like an old Windows tactic ... reboot). :P

One problem I have not resolved is missing icon(s) for panel applet(s).  My sound mixer icon vanished and I know not how to restore it.  :'(

Old Man Zhymm
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 30, 2009, 07:23:28 am
Hi zhymm,

Try running this command as root:
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/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache -f -t /usr/share/icons/hicolor
Let us know
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: zhymm on July 30, 2009, 10:32:34 am
Hi zhymm,

Try running this command as root:
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/usr/bin/gtk-update-icon-cache -f -t /usr/share/icons/hicolor
Let us know
Tried the above.

Nope, no sound icon love here.  :-[
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 30, 2009, 11:44:46 am
:(

Maybe reinstalling the hicolor-icon-theme package through gslapt ot slapt-get. I will try to take a closer look when I get home from work.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: never_stop_learning on July 30, 2009, 03:53:28 pm
:(

Maybe reinstalling the hicolor-icon-theme package through gslapt ot slapt-get. I will try to take a closer look when I get home from work.

Tried this on the HP Mini - still running XFCE 4.6 - and got the Master and Battery icons back in the panel.....
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: toothandnail on July 30, 2009, 06:34:17 pm
HP Mini-Note 2133, VL-6.0-STD-Gold

Owner of machine made an automated update. After rebooting all the icons on the
panel were missing and the xfce-menu applet was gone. I do not know what was
updated. Whatever it was that was not nice to happen. Added the icons now again
manually.

 :-[ My apologies. I didn't know there were issues with Xfce 4.6.0, hadn't seen any reported, so I moved it out of testing. Whoops....

OT - I have an interest in the HP 2133. At the moment, its got Zenwalk installed, but I've not been able to get the wireless drivers working (compiled without problems, but I get errors trying to load the module).

Can you PM me with any details of the install to this machine - I would really like to get it sorted, and would have prefered Vector on it anyway (had problems, may have been the Vector CD that I had with me...). I'm especially interested in how the wireless was enabled...

Paul.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 30, 2009, 06:48:18 pm
HP Mini-Note 2133, VL-6.0-STD-Gold

Owner of machine made an automated update. After rebooting all the icons on the
panel were missing and the xfce-menu applet was gone. I do not know what was
updated. Whatever it was that was not nice to happen. Added the icons now again
manually.

 :-[ My apologies. I didn't know there were issues with Xfce 4.6.0, hadn't seen any reported, so I moved it out of testing. Whoops....

OT - I have an interest in the HP 2133. At the moment, its got Zenwalk installed, but I've not been able to get the wireless drivers working (compiled without problems, but I get errors trying to load the module).

Can you PM me with any details of the install to this machine - I would really like to get it sorted, and would have prefered Vector on it anyway (had problems, may have been the Vector CD that I had with me...). I'm especially interested in how the wireless was enabled...

Paul.

Paul: I cant remember the details, but I do remember that Steve and Uelsk8s worked specially in the HP-Mini wireless driver. Some kernel tweaks iirc.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: zhymm on July 30, 2009, 08:06:42 pm
:(

Maybe reinstalling the hicolor-icon-theme package through gslapt ot slapt-get. I will try to take a closer look when I get home from work.

Woohoo, that worked!  Icon love is back! :D
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on July 30, 2009, 08:11:45 pm
Cool, this should be fixed in 4.6.1... lets pray :D
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: never_stop_learning on July 30, 2009, 09:57:28 pm
HP Mini-Note 2133, VL-6.0-STD-Gold

Owner of machine made an automated update. After rebooting all the icons on the
panel were missing and the xfce-menu applet was gone. I do not know what was
updated. Whatever it was that was not nice to happen. Added the icons now again
manually.

 :-[ My apologies. I didn't know there were issues with Xfce 4.6.0, hadn't seen any reported, so I moved it out of testing. Whoops....

OT - I have an interest in the HP 2133. At the moment, its got Zenwalk installed, but I've not been able to get the wireless drivers working (compiled without problems, but I get errors trying to load the module).

Can you PM me with any details of the install to this machine - I would really like to get it sorted, and would have prefered Vector on it anyway (had problems, may have been the Vector CD that I had with me...). I'm especially interested in how the wireless was enabled...

Paul.

Hi Paul - I have installed 6.0 Standard on both the 2133 (Via chip) and the 1000 (Intel Atom chip) and everything worked out of the box.....
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: Pita on July 31, 2009, 08:35:11 pm
To the delight of the owner of HP Mini 2133 everything is working again properly.
Thanks!

I installed VL-6.0 on it and the wireless connection has just been working. Owner can move
to different servers in town click on the Wicd tray icon and connect. She seems to have
no problems at least never heard a complain. Works great.

I just checked that on my own PC I had xfce4-4.6 installed in April and never noticed anything strange.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: rbistolfi on August 01, 2009, 09:53:53 am
I just checked that on my own PC I had xfce4-4.6 installed in April and never noticed anything strange.

I think I have the issue figured out. Xfce 4.6 has a number of hicolor icons, that have to be copied to /usr/share/icons/hicolor.
The hicolor icons have an index that is used by gtk to find the icons quickly, it uses the index instead of searching through the filesystem. This index has to be rebuild each time icons are added to the folder. The thing is, other packages shipping hicolor icons do update the icon cache when installed, and if you install one of those with Xfce, the problem is solved before you can note it.
Title: Re: Strange Update
Post by: toothandnail on August 01, 2009, 02:20:56 pm
HP Mini-Note 2133, VL-6.0-STD-Gold

Owner of machine made an automated update. After rebooting all the icons on the
panel were missing and the xfce-menu applet was gone. I do not know what was
updated. Whatever it was that was not nice to happen. Added the icons now again
manually.

 :-[ My apologies. I didn't know there were issues with Xfce 4.6.0, hadn't seen any reported, so I moved it out of testing. Whoops....

OT - I have an interest in the HP 2133. At the moment, its got Zenwalk installed, but I've not been able to get the wireless drivers working (compiled without problems, but I get errors trying to load the module).

Can you PM me with any details of the install to this machine - I would really like to get it sorted, and would have prefered Vector on it anyway (had problems, may have been the Vector CD that I had with me...). I'm especially interested in how the wireless was enabled...

Paul.

Hi Paul - I have installed 6.0 Standard on both the 2133 (Via chip) and the 1000 (Intel Atom chip) and everything worked out of the box.....

Thanks! I will give it a go as soon as I get near the machine again. I had a few problems installing Zenwalk - for some reason, I had to use the install CD to partition the drive, but as soon as I tried to start the install, it couldn't find the CD (I was using an external USB CD). On the other hand, the Zenwalk live CD, even though it couldn't partition the drive, had no problem installing once the drive was partitioned.

I then downloaded the native wireless driver source from Broadcom and built it on my own laptop (using the same Zenwalk kernel), but got errors every time I tried to load the module.

:) So, so long as I can get Vector to install, it sounds as though I can avoid worrying about having to build the wireless module myself. Sounds good to me.....

paul.