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dropped box. errors now

Postby kireol » 2006-02-22 03:30

I'm having 2 problems.

1) Keyboard doesnt work in Gnome.
2) apt-get is now giving errors.

Long story(short version at end)
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Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, I let my friend borrow my debian box and I dropped it bringing it back in my house. The tab for the CPU fan broke off. $40 and a new motherboard later, I appeared to be back in action.


This is a dual boot box. XP and debian that boots into Gnome.


A few drivers later XP was up and running like a champ.

Now to cross fingers and hope the same for Debian.

When I booted up, gnome wouldnt respond to the keyboard. I sshd in to the box and shut down gdm and the keyboard worked. So I tried doing a pkg reconfigure on xfree and that didnt help. Even though the physical connectors are the same to the keyboard, I figured the new motherboard was showing something diffferent.

So I decided instead of bumping heads with google and my lack of knowledge, I'd try to install KDE and maybe that would solve my problem. So I apt-get install kde and i get this weird error popping up every time.

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debian:/var/www# apt-get install kcontrol
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  kcontrol
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 172 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/7662kB of archives.
After unpacking 725kB disk space will be freed.
tar: ./shlibs: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:32:52 is 116201998 s in the future
tar: ./postinst: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:32:53 is 116201999 s in the future
tar: ./preinst: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:32:53 is 116201999 s in the future
tar: ./postrm: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:32:53 is 116201999 s in the future
tar: ./conffiles: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:32:53 is 116201999 s in the future
tar: ./control: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:33:20 is 116202026 s in the future
tar: ./md5sums: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:33:23 is 116202029 s in the future
tar: .: time stamp 2005-09-08 01:33:23 is 116202029 s in the future
(Reading database ... 103447 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace kcontrol 4:3.3.2-1 (using .../kcontrol_4%3a3.3.2-1sarge1_i3                86.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement kcontrol ...
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute old post-removal script: Input/output error
dpkg: warning - old post-removal script returned error exit status 2
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/postrm: line 4: /usr/bin/update-menus: Input/output error
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/kcontrol_4%3a3.3.2-1sarge1_i386.d                eb (--unpack):
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute pre-installation script: Input/output error
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: failed to open `/var/lib/dpkg/status' for writing status information: Inpu                t/output error
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (2)
debian:/var/www# locate
-bash: locate: command not found
debian:/var/www#


and then my hda is no longer usable.

I ran fschk and no errors.
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So, the small problem now is how do I get my keyboard to work in gnome with my new motherboard.

the big problem is did my HD get damaged or is that a new motherboard issue too? Everything seems to be fine until I run any apt-get. windows partition didnt find any errors either.



thanks!

-=Kireol
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