Scientific Linux (SL) 3.0.5

July 30, 2005


Upgrades from prior versions.

UPDATES are NOT supported for all versions of SL . This is NOT something that we changed.

UPDATES will NOT work from anything except RedHat AS 2.1.


XFree86 and ATI

After the successful install (again using the graphical X-windows install) and after what appears to be a successful boot up, I get a blank screen and just sits there.

Both the Radeon and Nvidia driver in this XFree86 4.3.0 release does not detect that you are using the digital port of flat panel monitors.

The easy thing to do is plug into the analog port until you can get past the install.

sgi_fam with tcpwrappers(/etc/hosts.deny)

Error messages /var/log/secure such as

Jan 22 12:33:33 systemname xinetd[25122]: FAIL: sgi_fam libwrap from=

Jan 22 12:33:33 systemname xinetd[3819]: START: sgi_fam pid=25123 from=Jan 22 12:33:33 systemname xinetd[25123]: FAIL: sgi_fam libwrap from=

Only solution so far is to change /etc/hosts.allow to allow sgi_fam with

fam: ALL

This could be a security risk so you must decide.

redhat-config-packages This rpm only installs packages via cdrom. It is not useful. It does NOT work so do NOT try to use it. Use yum instead. It is useful. It is only included here because rpms have dependencies on it and I do not want to change those to remove the dependencies.


The "final link" to each of the libraries is missing.

Should be <- <-

But is <-

Solution is to install Xfree86-devel. This rpm will make the missing links.


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