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Author Topic: VL 6.0 STD GOLD - Programs not loading sometimes  (Read 1268 times)
dave_e_84
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« on: March 08, 2009, 05:43:23 am »

Dear all,

I have been experimenting with VL 6.0 STD Gold for a few days now. From my experiences, it appears to be a stable and user-friendly OS.

However, there is a problem I am finding with the loading of programs that require the root password. After selecting the program in the main menu (equivalent to the Windows Start Menu), a prompt for my root password shows up. I enter the password and press ENTER. Following this, sometimes the program loads, and sometimes it doesn't. At the times it doesn't load, an hour glass shows up for a long time then disappears with no sign of the program loading.

I have noticed that when the password is wrong, the program doesn't load, too. The OS shows the hour glass with no sign of the program loading. But I am sure that I am putting the password in correctly without the CAPS LOCK on or anything.

The same seems to occur even when using the keyring. At one time, I tried to load gslapt fom the System category of the Start menu and the hour glass showed up for a long time with no sign of the program loading. The next time I tried, doing the same exact thing, gslapt opened correctly.

Is this a bug or am I just doing something wrong?

I am running Vector Linux Std Gold 6.0 in Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.1.4 for Windows, to test it out, with the following specs on the virtual box:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz T9300
Base memory: 256 MB
Video memory: 32 MB
Sound: ICH AC97

I am wanting to possibly put Vector Linux on older machines (P3s) later on, if I get the time. Your operating system looks to be the best choice, so I hope that I can get these issues figured out.

Regards,

Dave
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 07:44:24 am »

What programs are doing this and are you sure you don't already have an instance of those programs already loaded?
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2009, 08:22:52 am »

Also you can do in a terminal something like

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vsuper /usr/sbin/gslapt

and check for error messages. Paste those errors here if any.

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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 09:43:46 pm »

I saw the same problem during the beta cycle, and I'm still seeing it fairly frequently, mainly when using Thunar's context menu to install or update a package. I've also seen it sometimes when trying to start Gslapt.

Most of the time, I can avoid it by clicking on the OK button instead of hitting enter after entering the root password, but sometimes even that fails to work, and I get a semi-busy cursor for a minute or so. When it fails, it sometimes also fails on a second attempt unless I wait for the semi-busy cursor to clear.

Zenwalk is using the same version of Gksu, but I've not hit the problem when running  things through Gksu on it.

paul.
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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2009, 10:01:29 pm »

toothandnail:

Are you using a Virtual Machine, or are you using a standard PC? I am wondering whether it could be the Virtual Machine that is causing it.

As it only seems to occur when accessing root resources as a normal user, it is not a problem for normal users; just makes it slower to perform adminstrative tasks.

Is there an alternative to vsuper/gksu?

Thanks.

Regards,

Dave.

EDIT: I realise now that I can just use the root account for administrative tasks, bypassing gksu entirely. That should solve my problem.

Thanks for all the help.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 11:50:05 pm »

I've seen this problem also, but only when starting Gslapt.  I thought it was just me ... like I was going wacky or something, but then I realized I'm already wacky.

I'm not using a virtual machine.  Gslapt always starts on the second try for me.

Tom
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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2009, 04:45:54 am »

EDIT: I realise now that I can just use the root account for administrative tasks, bypassing gksu entirely. That should solve my problem.

You can also use a terminal, enter "su" and run your admin programs that way.
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2009, 07:08:01 am »

I've seen this problem also, but only when starting Gslapt.  I thought it was just me ... like I was going wacky or something, but then I realized I'm already wacky.

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I'm not using a virtual machine.  Gslapt always starts on the second try for me.

I'm not using a virtual machine either. I have noticed that sometimes it won't work on a second attempt if the 'part-wait' cursor is still visible (which seems to take a while to clear with gksu). Usually it does work on a second attempt though.

I guess I probably use the Thunar context menu quite often, since I will normally install a package I've built using Thunar so I can test it before uploading.

paul.
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