[CentOS] 5.2 upgrade mostly good (so far)

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Wed Jun 25 18:31:49 UTC 2008


On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 02:05:50PM -0400, fred smith wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 08:45:06AM -0400, fred smith wrote:
> > Hi Guys!
> > 
> > Thanks to the whole Centos team for all their hard work. You have no IDEA
> > how much I appreciate it!
> > 
> > I ran "yum upgrade" last night, rebooted this morning and encountered
> > a couple of small problems:
> > 1. "shutdown -h now" goes all the way down but does not power down the
> > box like it always has before. Same when shutting down via the GUI shutdown
> > dialog. I can offer up machine details should anyone want them.
> > 2. Trying to recompile the official Cisco VPN client after the reboot and
> > it fails with this info:
> > 
> > # make
> > make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-92.1.1.el5/build SUBDIRS=/home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient modules
> > make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-92.1.1.el5-i686'
> >   CC [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/linuxcniapi.o
> >   CC [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/frag.o
> >   CC [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/IPSecDrvOS_linux.o
> >   CC [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/interceptor.o
> >   CC [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/linuxkernelapi.o
> >   LD [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.o
> >   Building modules, stage 2.
> >   MODPOST
> > WARNING: /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.o - Section mismatch: reference to .init.text: from .data between 'interceptor_dev' (at offset 0xb4) and 'interceptor_notifier'
> > WARNING: could not find /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/.libdriver.so.cmd for /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/libdriver.so
> >   CC      /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.mod.o
> >   LD [M]  /home/fredex/myfiles/programs/cisco-vpn-client/vpnclient/cisco_ipsec.ko
> > make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/kernels/2.6.18-92.1.1.el5-i686'
> > 
> > this ".libdriver.so.cmd" looks like something that should be created on the fly.
> > 
> > I've built this same version for several previous Centos kernels, so this appears
> > to be a new phenomenon.
> > 
> > Clues would be appreciated.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance.
> 
> And a third item for the list:
> After just rebooting a few times trying various tactics for solving
> the first problem above (without success, BTW) when I booted it last
> time the GUI desktop comes up with empty panels. The panels are there,
> there's just nothing visible on them. I can click on the panel in the
> spot where something ought to be, and it is there--the menus open,or
> whatever was supposed to happen, and they have visible text--it's just
> the panels that are blank.
> 
> I should note that I'm using "desktop effects" with an old nvidia
> card, in case that matters.

Well. actually, #3 was easy to solve: goto the desktop effects menu,
click "enable desktop effects" and it DISables them. Strange. the panels
now suddenly have text where they should. Click it again and it re-enables
desktop effects and voila, the panels still have text where they should.

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