Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Issues with Mepis 6.0. Help!

Filed under
Others

I downloaded Mepis 6.0 on Friday after hearing that is the most user friendly Desktop OS(some say a close call betn. PCLOS).
Pre-Install Woes:
I burned in a CD and on trying to boot in my Dell D610 and it gave some Hardware errors. It has WinXP Professional in its SATA HDD.
Now this laptop boots w/o issues Live CDs, Ubuntu Dapper, Kububtu Dapper, Knoppix 5.01, Knoppix 4.01, Dream Linux(sans networking or access to the Windows HDD).

New Downloaded ISO:
So I threw the burnt CD to the trash can, re-downloaded the Mepis ISO from one of the mirrors burnt a new CD and now used my HP Pavilion A430N desktop. After checking that the Live CD was working(I was not able to mount my HDA1 and HDA2 which I can when I use Knoppix) I thought that I would install it on HDB.

I had a secondary Maxtor PATA(7200 RPM) for my Linux experimentation. I loaded Suse Linux 10.1 in the Maxtor, and after some initial issues with the Updater and I was able to install SMART and download some upgrades. I wanted to add Mepis 6.0 to my Linux arsenal.

Install to HDB:
Used QTParted to create a /root 20 GB partition a 1GB swap partition and assumed the remaining 130+GB is the existing Linux Suse. After the s/w partitioned, it asked me if i need to replace GRUB on the MBR(which was the Suse GRUB 1.5). I said yes.

Post-Install Woes
After I rebooted it now takes nearly 20s to load GRUB after the POST process. With SuSe the GRUB gets loaded 5-7s. Then the show-stopper is the following about the following error when I enter the user ID and password(both root and non root)

Error setting up inter-process communication for KDE. Message returned was
Could not read network Connection List
.root/.DCOPserver_Mepis Computer_0
Please check if "dcopserver" program is running.

I am not able to go further. I am not able to access my SuSE partition nor I am able to enter Mepis. Thank God that I am able to boot Windows.
Can anybody help.

Thanks Carlops

For carlops
I saw this and looked at your reply in Mepislovers. Will try the solution over the weekend. Will this solve the DCOP server issue?

BTW just a note.

I did read the risks of putting the GRUB in the MBR. My intent was to try Mepis in my computer as Mepis was Desktop oriented OS I would use Mepis instead of SUSE as the Linux distro of choice and add SuSE to the GRUB menu.lst then.

Do the linux loaders that come with other Linuxes behave the same way? Not recognize the existing Linuxes but recognize Windows?

For atang1
I would too like to thank all the help that Warren and countless Linux developers and other OSS and sometimes CSFS(Closed Sourced Free Software) guys have done burning their midnight oil and doing out of either philosophy, philanthropy and other causes/reasons.

I did first test the Live CD and only then did I try install to my HDD.
Further I read Steven Vaughn Nichols review in desktoplinux.com on Mepis 6.0RC3. His experimental system reflected my system except for the CPU. His was a HP P4 Pavilion, mine was a HP AXP Pavilion.
A desktop distro is supposed to be pretty good at detecting hardware. Suse 10.1 is a desktop distro and so is Mepis6.0. So even as I understand the 2nd paragraph of yours I will say that it is not applicable in my situation.

answered on mepislovers

If I'm nt mistaken you also posted this on mepislovers.com. I answered some things there, check it out.

More in Tux Machines

Alfresco Raises A Fresh $45M To Fuel Open-Source Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco, an open source, enterprise content management startup, is today announcing a new round of funding of $45 million — a Series D round that is more than twice as big as all of its previous rounds put together. The UK-based company competes against legacy services like Documentum (which was co-founded by one of Alfresco’s co-founders, John Newton) and Sharepoint to help large organisations manage their disparate document storage both in the cloud and on-premises, and also offer versioning control and other compliance requirements across mobile, PC and other devices. Alfresco will use the new funding to step its business up a gear, with new sales and marketing efforts, and moves into more cloud-based services that could see it competing more directly also against the likes of Dropbox, Box and Huddle. Read more

HandyLinux 1.6.1 Is a Linux Distro with a Windows Vibe

HandyLinux is a newer operating system and its developers have tried to provide a clear and familiar desktop interface. It might feel like it has a Windows 8 vibe, which is probably an effect of the theme used, but the OS is actually quite interesting. One of the most interesting aspects of the distribution is the menu launcher, which is quite odd. It opens a new window with all the applications and the user has to choose from there on. It's definitely something different from the norm. Read more

New Human Interface Guidelines for GNOME and GTK+

I’ve recently been hard at work on a new and updated version of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines, and am pleased to announce that this will be ready for the upcoming 3.14 release. Over recent years, application design has evolved a huge amount. The web and native applications have become increasingly similar, and new design patterns have become the norm. During that period, those of use in the GNOME Design Team have worked with developers to expand the range of GTK+’s capabilities, and the result is a much more modern toolkit. Read more

Intel's Latest Linux Graphics Code Competes Against OS X 10.9

Tests I carried out last month with a Haswell-based Apple MacBook Air showed Linux largely smashing OS X 10.9 with the latest open-source graphics driver code on Linux over Apple's OpenGL driver. Today I'm testing the latest OS X 10.9.4 state against the newest Linux kernel and Intel Mesa driver code on Ubuntu while this time using an older Sandy Bridge era Apple Mac Mini. Read more