[Comm-en] First encounter - problems and questions (longish)

Michael Shigorin mike at osdn.org.ua
Tue Apr 29 21:14:28 MSD 2003

On Sat, Apr 26, 2003 at 05:10:53PM +0300, Vahur Lokk wrote:
> Linuxes share a common /boot and /home directories.
> First installation ended in a mess - Mdk and ALT seem to use
> different UID scheme and home folders my four users were messed
> up. While repairing it I somehow succeeded in blowing both
> installations completely  :)

Could be off-by-one -- ALT begins with 501, Mdk could begin with
say 500.

That's workaroundable btw, you just create a "dummy" user "slot"
on ALT which would consume UID == 500 :)

> 3. Loading tuxracer ends with such an error
> Loading required GL library /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.nvidia
> *** tuxracer error: Can't find the tuxracer data directory.  Please check the
> value of `data_dir' in ~/.tuxracer/options and set it to the location where 
> you installed the tuxracer-data files.
> Couldn't chdir to /usr/share/tuxracer/ (No such file or directory)
> Another critical flaw - this brings angry kids on me!

Ooops, looks like real bug 8-|

I've got the following in its options file:

set data_dir "/usr/share/games/tuxracer"

but never added it there.

Removing ~/.tuxracer and re-running the game resulted in working
environment, and the version of the software didn't change.

Could it be Mdk's ~/.tuxracer/options? (seems yes, hmm... you
could do a symlink from say /usr/share/games/tuxracer to
/usr/share tuxracer or vice versa?)

> 5. Do you have fluxbox available anywhere? KDE is good for kids
> and wife, I am more like Fluxbox+ROX guy myself.

Ues, in ALM2.2; you could add this to /etc/apt/sources.list:

rpm [alt] ftp://ftp.altlinux.org.ua/pub/Linux/ALT Master/2.2/ALTLinux main
rpm-src [alt] ftp://ftp.altlinux.org.ua/pub/Linux/ALT Master/2.2/ALTLinux main

then run "apt-get update" (or via Synaptic) and you can install
packages from that one :-)

> 7. OpenOffice menu fonts look ugly like death. Document fonts are OK.

Ugh.  Could you look at http://openoffice.ru/?module=faq (in
Russian)?  Seems that it covers this issue.

You could also do 

apt-get install cabextract
rpm -ivh ftp://ftp.altlinux.org/pub/distributions/ALTLinux/Sisyphus/files/i586/RPMS.non-free/ms-ttf-1.0-alt5.noarch.rpm

which should instal corefonts on your system.

 ---- WBR, Michael Shigorin <mike at altlinux.ru>
  ------ Linux.Kiev http://www.linux.kiev.ua/

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