[Arm-dev] Attempt to install Xfce by hand
rgm at htt-consult.com
Sun Oct 14 13:34:36 UTC 2018
On 10/14/18 8:25 AM, Pablo Sebastián Greco wrote:
> El 14/10/18 a las 08:51, Robert Moskowitz escribió:
>> On 10/12/18 3:24 PM, Pablo Sebastián Greco wrote:
>>> El 12/10/18 a las 14:08, Robert Moskowitz escribió:
>>>> So I shouldn't rush out to do more testing. I may have the group
>>>> 'soon' and do it right? I can afford to assign more time to my
>>>> paid consulting right now!
>>> Please test as much as you can, I don't know how long it will take
>>> me to add the groups
>> So let's start afresh. I edited the seemingly appropriate group xml
>> files I picked up from the main Centos repo. First I built a clean
>> install, did yum update, added the epel1 repo, and created a user.
>> Then I installed the rpms from the X11 DE:
>> yum install glx-utils initial-setup-gui mesa-dri-drivers
>> plymouth-system-theme spice-vdagent xorg-x11-drivers
>> xorg-x11-server-Xorg xorg-x11-utils xorg-x11-xauth xorg-x11-xinit
>> xvattr tigervnc-server wayland-protocols-devel xorg-x11-drv-keyboard
>> xorg-x11-drv-libinput xorg-x11-drv-mouse xorg-x11-drv-openchrome
>> there was:
>> No package xorg-x11-drv-openchrome available.
>> But that SHOULD be OK. Then I installed the Xfce DE:
>> yum install Thunar xfce-utils xfce4-panel xfce4-session
>> xfce4-settings xfconf xfdesktop xfwm4 gdm leafpad openssh-askpass
>> orage polkit-gnome thunar-archive-plugin thunar-volman tumbler
>> xfce4-appfinder xfce4-icon-theme xfce4-power-manager
>> xfce4-session-engines xfce4-terminal xfwm4-theme-nodoka xfwm4-themes
>> No package xfce-utils available.
>> No package leafpad available.
>> No package xfce4-icon-theme available.
>> No package xfwm4-theme-nodoka available.
> Those 4 pkgs are also unavailable on x86. I don't know if you tested,
> but I think you should test the steps in x86, and then replicate them
> on arm
I really don't have an x86 available for testing! Just my notebooks,
and I need those as they are...
>> This bothers me. Probably really need xfce-utils. Mousepad will do
>> in place of leafpad as that is what Fedora has switched to.
>> Powered off, connected my KVM that has my Kybd and mouse and directly
>> connected the HDMI monitor connection (the KVM only supports VGA).
>> And powered up....
>> I see the following on the serial console as the HDMI monitor goes
>> [ OK ] Reached target Login Prompts.
>> Starting GNOME Display Manager...
>> [FAILED] Failed to start Crash recovery kernel arming.
>> See 'systemctl status kdump.service' for details.
>> [ OK ] Started GNOME Display Manager.
>> kdump is of no concern.
>> And Centos is still using the Gnome DM, not dmlight as Fedora does
>> now. NO dmlight in the repo, I tried installing it after the
>> following test:
>> Finally get to the login screen and I log in and after a while I am
>> back at the login screen. :(
>> So I look at the last 40 lines in /var/log/messages:
>> So I am missing something...
>> I will set this drive to the side so we can go back to testing it
>> once you tell me whatelse I need to install...
> I may be missing something too, so I'd like you to test this from
> another angle. First get Gnome working, and then install the xfce
> packages, so we know X has everything to run.
I am installing group "gnome desktop" over what I have.
Install 229 Packages (+404 Dependent packages)
Total download size: 557 M
Installed size: 1.7 G
Is this ok [y/d/N]:
Ooww. The list starts with:
Installing for group install "Base":
abrt-addon-ccpp armv7hl 2.1.11-50.el7.centos base 193 k
abrt-addon-python armv7hl 2.1.11-50.el7.centos base 101 k
abrt-cli armv7hl 2.1.11-50.el7.centos base 87 k
abrt-console-notification armv7hl 2.1.11-50.el7.centos base 88 k
at armv7hl 3.1.13-23.el7 base 50 k
attr armv7hl 2.4.46-13.el7 base 64 k
bash-completion noarch 1:2.1-6.el7 base 85 k
bc armv7hl 1.06.95-13.el7 base 107 k
bind-utils armv7hl 32:9.9.4-61.el7_5.1 updates 205 k
blktrace armv7hl 1.0.5-8.el7 base 133 k
bridge-utils armv7hl 1.5-9.el7 base 31 k
bzip2 armv7hl 1.0.6-13.el7 base 52 k
centos-indexhtml noarch 7-9.el7.centos base 91 k
crda armv7hl 3.13_2016.02.08-1.el7 base
cyrus-sasl-plain armv7hl 2.1.26-23.el7 base 37 k
ed armv7hl 1.9-4.el7 base 67 k
file armv7hl 5.11-33.el7 base 56 k
fprintd-pam armv7hl 0.5.0-4.0.el7 base 14 k
hunspell-en noarch 0.20121024-6.el7 base 194 k
kpatch noarch 0.4.0-3.el7 base 10 k
ledmon armv7hl 0.80-2.el7 base 52 k
libreport-plugin-mailx armv7hl 2.1.11-40.el7.centos base 64 k
libstoragemgmt armv7hl 1.6.1-2.el7 base 219 k
man-pages noarch 3.53-5.el7 base 5.0 M
man-pages-overrides armv7hl 7.5.2-1.el7 base 1.3 M
mtr armv7hl 2:0.85-7.el7 base 70 k
nano armv7hl 2.3.1-10.el7 base 425 k
ntpdate armv7hl 4.2.6p5-28.el7.centos base
ntsysv armv7hl 1.7.4-1.el7 base 35 k
pciutils armv7hl 3.5.1-3.el7 base 88 k
pinfo armv7hl 0.6.10-9.el7 base 110 k
pm-utils armv7hl 1.4.1-27.el7 base 139 k
psacct armv7hl 6.6.1-13.el7 base 93 k
quota armv7hl 1:4.01-17.el7 base 169 k
rdate armv7hl 1.4-25.el7 base 19 k
rfkill armv7hl 0.4-9.el7 base 11 k
rng-tools armv7hl 5-13.el7 base 34 k
scl-utils armv7hl 20130529-18.el7 base 24 k
setserial armv7hl 2.17-33.el7 base 24 k
setuptool armv7hl 1.19.11-8.el7 base 61 k
smartmontools armv7hl 1:6.5-1.el7 base 422 k
sos noarch 3.5-9.el7.centos updates 414 k
sssd-client armv7hl 1.16.0-19.el7_5.8 updates 191 k
strace armv7hl 4.12-6.el7 base 428 k
sysstat armv7hl 10.1.5-13.el7 base 295 k
systemtap-runtime armv7hl 3.2-8.el7_5 updates 363 k
tcpdump armv7hl 14:4.9.2-3.el7 base 399 k
tcsh armv7hl 6.18.01-15.el7 base 308 k
time armv7hl 1.7-45.el7 base 30 k
traceroute armv7hl 3:2.0.22-2.el7 base 55 k
unzip armv7hl 6.0-19.el7 base 163 k
usb_modeswitch armv7hl 2.5.1-1.el7 base 147 k
usbutils armv7hl 007-5.el7 base 75 k
vim-enhanced armv7hl 2:7.4.160-4.el7 base 892 k
virt-what armv7hl 1.18-4.el7 base 29 k
which armv7hl 2.20-7.el7 base 39 k
words noarch 3.0-22.el7 base 1.4 M
xfsdump armv7hl 3.1.7-1.el7 base 287 k
yum-langpacks noarch 0.4.2-7.el7 base 30 k
zip armv7hl 3.0-11.el7 base 247 k
And I won't flood this message with the full list.
The groups installed are:
Installing for group install "Base":
Installing for group install "Common NetworkManager submodules":
Installing for group install "Desktop Debugging and Performance Tools":
Installing for group install "Dial-up Networking Support":
Installing for group install "Directory Client":
Installing for group install "Fonts":
Installing for group install "GNOME":
Installing for group install "Guest Desktop Agents":
Installing for group install "Input Methods":
Installing for group install "Internet Browser":
Installing for group install "Java Platform":
Installing for group install "Multimedia":
Installing for group install "Network File System Client":
Installing for group install "Printing Client":
(found via greping the screen log)
Poweroff, checked that everything was plugged in right. Powered up.
Once the DE came up, I looked for how to select Xfce. Did not see it.
Clicked on my user, and THERE was a little icon for selecting Xfce.
Chose that, entered my password, and the Xfce desktop came right up.
Only have done a little so far from the direct console.
Bottom line is my manual list is missing something critical. We need
the appropriate groups instead of guessing. I am sure there are people
better than me to build the right manual list if we can't get the
Meanwhile I will do the vncserver with Xfce test as well now that I have
a DE. I have had problems with F29, see bug 1633805.
> Thanks for testing.
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