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Author Topic: RESOLVED Computer hates me  (Read 1219 times)
StrayBit
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« on: October 22, 2009, 07:09:42 am »

This computer hates me!   Shocked Turned on the computer this morning and logged on as bruce
Code:
Your session only lasted 10 seconds. ...
[details]
  ScreenSaver: couldn't get password of "bruce"
  ScreenSaver: couldn't get password of "root"
  _IceTransSocketONIXCreateListener: ...SocketCreateListener() failed
  _IceTransMakeAllCOTSServerListener: server allready running
  xfce5-session: Unable to establish ICE Kisteners: cannot establish any listening sockets
returns to logon screen where cleo sucessfully logs in.

During my reinstalls, it could not import bruce but could create/import cleo.  I would delete/rename bruce and create a new one in vasm.

History:
Last winter, VL6 installed beutiflly found my mouse wheel and had good white leters on black background in terminal, but I had a terrible time trying to connect to/from other computers on my LAN.  Then last spring, I fell into the same trap that others did by allowing the auto update to run.  I was unable to resolve the problem following the solutions given for others.  Then someone mentioned they were moving the xfce4 update back to testing and the topic died.

Now, when I reinstall, terminal has mutli-colored text, typing isn't displayed until Enter key pressed, and dual right borders (another thread mentioned menu=>run xterm yields a good terminal with black on white); despite all attempts, I can't get the mouse wheel to work; and the above issue.  The beauty of this, all computers on the LAN can read/write to each other!

I have made several reinstalls over the summer with same results.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 06:15:06 am by StrayBit » Logged

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bigpaws
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009, 07:37:29 am »

Is the same computer the problem?

My guesses would be either HDD is failing or the install media.

If the install media was used on other machines then check
the HDD.

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2009, 09:04:07 am »

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Now, when I reinstall, terminal has mutli-colored text, typing isn't displayed until Enter key pressed, and dual right borders (another thread mentioned menu=>run xterm yields a good terminal with black on white);

I get this behaviour from the terminal any time I use the vesa driver.

I can usually fix it by running vxconf as root from xterm or urxvt (two choices that don't have the multi-colored text)
Configuring X display with vxconf
« Last Edit: October 22, 2009, 09:17:21 am by stretchedthin » Logged

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 06:13:53 am »

Finally ran vxconf this AM.  I ran lspci first and saw that I had an ATI card so chose that.  I now have a correct terminal.  Thanks stretch. 

The reason I had used vesa was that I couldn't remember what hardware I had during installation and I had seen a lot of threads saying to use vesa. Asi es la vida!

PS: I haven't tried Bruce yet, so I may be premature! - Eureka! It works!
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 06:21:47 am by StrayBit » Logged

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