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Thread: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing packs

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    Default GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing packs

    Hi there

    Sorry guys , I love only Cinnamon DE . I had a Debian stretch Cinnamon and would to install Antergos ; But my HDD was MBR , I downloaded and wrote GeckoLinux ( based on openSUSE ) with CDE and made my HDD to GPT ... So I lost my Debian

    I installed it ....

    OS : gecko based on openSUSE 42.3 x64
    CDE : 3.4.4
    Linux Kernel : 4.4.104-39
    CPU : Intel x64 G3220
    RAM : 4 GB
    Storage : 1 TB HDD and 1TB SSD ( external )
    GPU : nVidia GeForce G210

    1 - I updated by zypper , but Linux Kernel is still vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown . How You do a Kernel upgrade in openSUSE ?

    2 - Many packages are missing ( like libical.so.0 ) and when I try to install them by download from pckg or rpmfinder site and install them , YaST either doesn't allow or can't find the package via softwares installed ( They can't be find in YaST search ) and for example I can't install Cairo Dock , Cause has many dependencies and YaST warns can't find and install dependencies

    3 - My Cinnamon has not any Screensaver , Just shows a black page with time ! I know this is a bug of gecko , but how I can fix that . I download screensaver.sh file from github , But when I make it executable and run it as root by shell or terminal , doesn't open ... Nothing happens !

    4 - Cinnamon can't lock my screen .... This is a bug of CDE 3.4.4 ( I know ) but is there any way to fix that ?

    5 - My layout is terrific ! Fonts can't get bold , characters lay over each other , fonts are ugly .... I just installed some themes and then this happened . I will be grateful to help me fix that

    Thanks A Lot

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing p

    Hi
    For the characters you have installed fetchmsttfonts freetype end freetype2-devel
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    Correct me if I'm wrong .
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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing p

    I am sorry to say, but I am afraid that this thread will become a mess. You have 5 different questions here. When people start to answer them, they will probably answer to one or two of them and all those answers will create then 5 discussions mixed in one thread.

    Also IMO some of the questions/problems belong in Install/Boot/Login and others in Applications.

    For having the best exposure of your problem to those who might browse some of the sub-forums they think they can help, is by having questions in the most fitting sub-forums. Also creating then a good title will help in drawing the attention of those who know something about the subject.

    Please remember that we all spend our spare time in trying to help. Having such a dustbin of problems might shy away people from your thread because they are not willing to dig through it to get to the pasrts they are good at.

    So, my advice, start five different threads with five different subjects in the best fitting forums.
    Last edited by hcvv; 20-May-2018 at 03:29.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missi

    Well, at least 1 and 2 seem to be related though, likely caused by missing repos.
    Although that would probably be better suited to Install/Boot and Login...

    AFAIK, GeckoLinux is a LiveCD based on openSUSE. If you install it, you probably need to use the standard openSUSE repos.
    I don't know if the installer should add them automatically or you have to do that manually though.

    Anyway, please post your repo list.
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Maybe have a look in YaST->Software Repositories, click on Add, choose "Community Repositories" and add the Main (this contains libical0 e.g.) and the Update (this contains newer kernels with mitigations for SPECTRE and Meltdown) repos. (or just activate them in case they are added already)

    You can update your system by running "zypper patch" or "zypper up", by using YaST->Online Update, or by using your desktop's update notifier if it has one (never used Cinnamon).
    Last edited by wolfi323; 20-May-2018 at 03:47.

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing p

    PS: for the missing screensavers, you probably need to install xscreensaver and xscreensaver-data.
    If they are not available it's because of missing repo(s) again.

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing p

    Quote Originally Posted by enziosavio View Post
    Hi
    For the characters you have installed fetchmsttfonts freetype end freetype2-devel
    Hello , I installed fetchmsttfonts and freetype , but freetype2-devel doesn't found ( in YaST )
    Thanks

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missing p

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    I am sorry to say, but I am afraid that this thread will become a mess. You have 5 different questions here. When people start to answer them, they will probably answer to one or two of them and all those answers will create then 5 discussions mixed in one thread.

    Also IMO some of the questions/problems belong in Install/Boot/Login and others in Applications.

    For having the best exposure of your problem to those who might browse some of the sub-forums they think they can help, is by having questions in the most fitting sub-forums. Also creating then a good title will help in drawing the attention of those who know something about the subject.

    Please remember that we all spend our spare time in trying to help. Having such a dustbin of problems might shy away people from your thread because they are not willing to dig through it to get to the pasrts they are good at.

    So, my advice, start five different threads with five different subjects in the best fitting forums.
    Ok , But I haven't any Boot/Install/Login problem . I installed gecko successfully and lock screen doesn't work because of Cinnamon bug . Login Screen works well . Just when monitors turns off and I enter OS , There is no lock screen and this bug can cause security issue . I don't know could fix or not .... But like to fix that

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missi

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingDead View Post
    Hello , I installed fetchmsttfonts and freetype , but freetype2-devel doesn't found ( in YaST )
    Again, you're likely missing the Leap 42.3 main OSS and Update repos.
    freetype2-devel is available there.

    Although, you probably shouldn't need *that* package, -devel packages are normally only needed if you want to compile software yourself.

    fetchmsttfonts is not really necessary either, it just downloads and installs Microsoft's core fonts.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 20-May-2018 at 05:40.

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missi

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingDead View Post
    Ok , But I haven't any Boot/Install/Login problem .
    Missing or unavailable packages *is* an Install problem though.

    OTOH, GeckoLinux is not an "official" openSUSE product anyway.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 20-May-2018 at 05:45.

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    Default Re: GeckoLinux some problems - lacking screensaver , messed up character offsets and fonts,missi

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Well, at least 1 and 2 seem to be related though, likely caused by missing repos.
    Although that would probably be better suited to Install/Boot and Login...

    AFAIK, GeckoLinux is a LiveCD based on openSUSE. If you install it, you probably need to use the standard openSUSE repos.
    I don't know if the installer should add them automatically or you have to do that manually though.

    Anyway, please post your repo list.
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Maybe have a look in YaST->Software Repositories, click on Add, choose "Community Repositories" and add the Main (this contains libical0 e.g.) and the Update (this contains newer kernels with mitigations for SPECTRE and Meltdown) repos. (or just activate them in case they are added already)

    You can update your system by running "zypper patch" or "zypper up", by using YaST->Online Update, or by using your desktop's update notifier if it has one (never used Cinnamon).
    You are right , Sir , The gecko guy has ruined ropos , And yesterday I would add Cinnamon repos of openSUSE to my system . But both zypper and YaST denied .....

    This is my list :

    Repository priorities in effect: (See 'zypper lr -P' for details)
    90 (raised priority) : 1 repository
    97 (raised priority) : 2 repositories
    98 (raised priority) : 2 repositories
    99 (default priority) : 5 repositories
    115 (lowered priority) : 4 repositories

    Code:
    #  | Alias                               | Name                      | Enabled | GPG Check | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                                             | Service
    ---+-------------------------------------+---------------------------+---------+-----------+---------+----------+--------+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
     1 | Google-chrome                       | Google-chrome             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/rpm/stable/x86_64                            |        
     2 | Google-talkplugin                   | Google-talkplugin         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://dl.google.com/linux/talkplug.../stable/x86_64                        |        
     3 | Leap-42.3_OSS                       | Leap-42.3_OSS             | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   98     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...repo/oss/suse/              |        
     4 | Leap-42.3_OSS_updates               | Leap-42.3_OSS_updates     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   97     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/oss/                              |        
     5 | Leap-42.3_non-OSS                   | Leap-42.3_non-OSS         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   98     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib.../repo/non-oss/               |        
     6 | Leap-42.3_non-OSS_updates           | Leap-42.3_non-OSS_updates | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   97     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/leap/42.3/non-oss/                          |        
     7 | Nvidia                              | Nvidia                    | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.3                                  |        
     8 | Packman_Leap-42.3                   | Packman_Leap-42.3         | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   90     | rpm-md | http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/pa...USE_Leap_42.3/              |        
     9 | cairo-1                             | cairo-1                   | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirro...SE_Tumbleweed/        |        
    10 | cairo-2                             | cairo-2                   | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirro...openSUSE_12.1/              |        
    11 | http-download.opensuse.org-45d7569b | home:smplayerdev          | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...USE_Leap_42.3/ |        
    12 | http-download.opensuse.org-e0e923c9 | openSUSE:Leap:42.3        | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...42.3/repo/oss/                   |        
    13 | http-ftp.uni-erlangen.de-332ab2f5   | Packman Repository        | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | http://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/mirro...SUSE_Leap_42.3          |        
    14 | skype-stable                        | Skype                     | Yes     | (r ) Yes  | Yes     |  115     | rpm-md | https://repo.skype.com/rpm/stable/
    *****

    And I have xscreensaver for rendering screensavers , Just Cinnamon has very beautiful 3D screensavers which gecko man removed them ( I guess ) from CDE
    Last edited by Fraser_Bell; 20-May-2018 at 16:27. Reason: Fix Code Tags. To OP, please use the Code Tags in the Editor (The # icon in the editor menu) when posting output.

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