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 Post subject: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:16 pm 
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After a long period of inactivity I decided to use my antix laptop. I did apt-get update/upgrade and after rebooting I had problems with my keyboard. I had to use two strokes for each letter I was typing. After googling, I discovered something similar to my case:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=514975
I removed the xkb-data and the typing problem was fixed but I lost mouse and touchpad' s functionality so there is no access to any menus now. What should I do now? If there is any log file which might be helpful please tell me how to get it and I will post it here.
Many thanks

PS I am completely useless in using linux as it took me ages even to find out how to exit xserver and use cli.


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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:17 pm 
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Hello lchris:

I'm sorry that I don't have a specific suggestion on how to fix your problem. However, as a general suggestion, is installing antix-8 an option for you?

Pedro


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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:00 pm 
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If you are using antiX-M7 then you should be able to press windows key and c to get a terminal.
Then su to root and reinstall xkb-data so you at least get your mouse back.

Then try
#apt-get update
apt-get install xkb-data/stable

You may want to post your /etc/apt/sources.list

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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:38 pm 
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I will give it a go and post you back. BTW is there any way to change the Ethernet settings by using cli and keyboard only otherwise I will not be able to connect my antix machine to internet.

Thank you all for the replies

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Try as root in a terminal

dhclient eth0 (or whatever you use, could be eth1)

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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:19 pm 
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dhclient eth0 worked. I did the
#apt-get update
apt-get install xkb-data/stable but no luck.
It gives me an error that ivman "started" failed and error dpkg processing ivman (--configure--)


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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:21 pm 
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Try
apt-get -f install
apt-get clean
apt-get update
apt-get remove --purge ivman
apt-get install xkb-data/stable

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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:00 pm 
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No success so far. I did notice though a lot of warning messages during bootup the kind of
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WARNING: All config files need .conf /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-kernel-nke. it will be ignored in a future release


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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:28 pm 
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Those warnings are nothing to worry about.

Can you get to a desktop?

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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Yes

Edit: Just for avoiding possible misleading answers I can get to a desktop but just the wallpaper (no menus etc) and the mouse and touchpad still do not work.


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 Post subject: Re: the system crashed
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:43 am 
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You can try downloading antix-upgrader3 script and running it to fix the desktop and the wicd internet connection problems, as far as the keyboard and touchpad lock, that could be the function key set to on as default in your settings. I just had the same problem, after I turned it off the keyboard would type a little funny due to the locale settings.

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