[Assist] Problem with installing Parabola on Yeeloong

Szymon Olewniczak szymon.olewniczak at rid.pl
Thu Jun 6 09:48:34 GMT 2013

> I installed it via pacman, but it fails to load libpng shared object,
> saying
> netsurf: error while loading shared libraries: libpng15.so.15: cannot
> open shared object file: No such file or directory
I have the same issue with i3. The problem is probably caused by using
the newest netsurf with old libpng. You need to upgrade libpng with:
s pacman -Sy libpng
Or better yet upgrade whole system.

> I gave up using gdm and run startxfce4.  X starts up and seemingly
> works fine, except that I get corrupted screen if you move windows.
> The problem is no matter how many times I reinstall DBus it does not
> work at all.  I cannot use systemctl, nm-applet, or many other useful
> programs.  For example, systemctl says
Once again do you really need nm-applet? If you don't want to do some
complexed tasks with your connection(3G modems, vps) I would
recommend netctl(check arch wiki). netctl is command line application
but it's simple and well documented so I believe you won't have problem
with using it and you can save your RAM and CPU. Alternativly if you
want something with GUI, use wicd it's also much lighter than

> Failed to get D-Bus connection: No connection to service manager.
Did you try to run systemctl start dbus? I've had simillar issue on my
yeelong but I don't remember what have I done to solve it. I would try
to recall it.
> I noticed that every time I run pacman it warns me saying
> waring: config file /etc/pacman.conf, line 19: diective 'SyncFirst' in
> section 'options' not recognized.
> I have not edited the corresponding section of the config file.
I've had the same issue and I've just comented out line 19 in
/etc/pacman.conf and everything was working well.

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