Main menu panel corrupted.

  • johne53
Posted: Sun, 09/14/2008 - 12:22
This morning I've launched 64studio to find that my main menu panel seems to be not working. Firstly, it gets displayed at the top of my screen (previously, it was always at the bottom). Secondly, there's absolutely nothing at all shown in the panel. There's no actual menu (i.e. for launching apps) and no icons get displayed. This means that I can't even shut down my PC without physically disconnecting the mains. Can anyone think what might have gone wrong?

Thanks

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 13:11
Thanks Quentin, I can remember Realtime lsm, been trying to figure out how/why it got installed in the first place? 64studio-tasksel-data is in the backports repo? I dont remember seeing any of these when doing the Ardour 2.5 build. Take care, dave.

Realtime lsm

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 12:56
This was the way we used to schedule RT events with the kernel in the good ol days gone by. I think since 2.0 we had the more newfangled PAM scheduling - works well and will also be supported by the newer kernels... Answer your question?

64studio_2.1

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Tue, 09/16/2008 - 12:15
Hi, On my default 64studio_2.1 in synaptic it reports 64studio 64studio-apt etc.,etc., all as version 2.1 64studio-tasksel-data is "not installed". It reports the latest version as 2.1~pre2 realtime-lsm is also "not installed". I have no recollection of them ever being "uninstalled" and no notes to say they were ever uninstalled. So I find it strange. Are you on 64studio_2.0 upgraded to 2.1? Did you comment out the lenny sources and set them back to defaults, before you reinstalled the software? Checkout this in a terminal: $ dpkg -l |grep 64studio To confirm 2.1 You could also check: $ dpkg -l |grep jack To make sure you are ready to build. Edit: I have just installed 64studio-2.1 on a spare disk. 64studio-tasksel-data, realtime-lsm, aren't installed by default. So you should be fine. Cheers, dave

Some success

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 13:56
Dave - I managed to update using your list but it uninstalled something called 64studio-tasksel-data realtime-lsm. Is that anything important?

Software list

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 09:00
Hi, The list above is the software removed when I did the Ardour 2.5 build, so it should be close. Enjoy the build, and Ardour 2.5 Ps: I removed the older Ardour and just kept the new version. Cheers, dave

Ardour 2.5

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 07:14
Yes, it might have been the forcing... Ardour 2.5 is worth it though. Much more stable, and I am already used to the new features. When we move to next-stable debian end of the year, or early next year these problems will be a thing of the past.

Thanks

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Mon, 09/15/2008 - 06:56
Thanks Dave. I think the problem might be jackd so I'll leave all the jack stuff out of your list. Basically, a couple of days ago I needed to upgrade jack to version 0.109. The latest version offered by the standard repository list is only 0.103 so I needed to add some extra repositories (as advised by the thread on upgrading Ardour). The advised repositories didn't do the trick - so ultimately I was forced to use apt-get with the --force-all switch. That's when a whole bunch of stuff seemed to get uninstalled. Later today, I'll do a backup of what I've got now and then try reinstalling from your list (although AFAICT, the only thing I use from that list is Ardour).

corrupted panel

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 18:49
Hi, The chances are the panel was corrupted by the removal of software. When your sources list is back to defaults run the list above. If it is already installed it will just confirm it for you. Edit the list to suit your needs and keep it for future reference. Cheers, dave.

Thanks Dave

  • johne53
  • 10/07/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 18:11
Hi Dave. 64studio-themes seemed okay but /etc/apt/sources.list was modified yesterday after I added a couple of new repositories. I don't understand why this would corrupt my panel though. Anyway, I dragged it back to the bottom of my screen and added all the stuff that's usually there. Seems to be working again. Thanks.

Also

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 14:58
Make sure your etc/apt/sources list is standard. Just to be sure copy this list into your .bash_history file then run it to make sure they are all installed. Edit: copy the list at the end of the .bash_history file. $ gedit .bash_history sudo apt-get install 64studio 64studio-themes aeolus ams amsynth ardour audacity dssi-host-jack fluidsynth-dssi fmit freewheeling glashctl gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad hydrogen jack-rack jackbeat jackd jackeq jamin kdebase-bin kdelibs4c2a khelpcenter lashd libarts1c2a libasound2-plugins libfluidsynth1 liblinuxsampler libportaudio2 linuxsampler meterbridge qjackctl qsynth rosegarden sineshaper terminatorx timemachine wsynth-dssi zynaddsubfx Cheers, dave

panel settings

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 09/14/2008 - 14:40
Hi, Make sure these are installed. $ sudo apt-get install gnome-core metacity check 64studio-themes is installed ok. Right click on the panel to set it's "properties". You can move it to the bottom of the screen and expand it in the Orientation selection, right click also to add items. Cheers, dave.