FedoraForum.org - Fedora Support Forums and Community
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    299

    error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    dnf install @xfce-desktop-environment
    Last metadata expiration check: 0:11:50 ago on Mon Apr 16 15:32:05 2018.
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/dnf", line 58, in <module>
    main.user_main(sys.argv[1:], exit_code=True)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 174, in user_main
    errcode = main(args)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 60, in main
    return _main(base, args)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/main.py", line 112, in _main
    cli.run()
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/cli.py", line 1099, in run
    return self.command.run(self.base.extcmds)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/cli/commands/install.py", line 75, in run
    self.base.read_comps()
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/base.py", line 407, in read_comps
    self._comps.add_from_xml_filename(decompressed)
    File "/usr/lib/python3.5/site-packages/dnf/comps.py", line 328, in add_from_xml_filename
    ret = comps.fromxml_f(fn)
    _libpycomps.ParserError: Fatal parser error

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    31

    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    Hm, try a dnf clean command? Probably a dnf clean metadata. It looks like it's struggling with the xml files, either because of a library error (due to corrupt installation of the python libs, which is unlikely), or some invalid repository metadata from a download (much more likely).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    299

    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    Quote Originally Posted by bgstack15
    Hm, try a dnf clean command? Probably a dnf clean metadata. It looks like it's struggling with the xml files, either because of a library error (due to corrupt installation of the python libs, which is unlikely), or some invalid repository metadata from a download (much more likely).
    wow thanks this worked! i did dnf clean all and it removed 54 files, worked on installation of xfce and then i did the clean all command again and another 54 files removed!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    299

    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    ok well after a reboot i discover although it installed when i click login after typing in my password it flickers back to the login screen and doesn't load it.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    299

    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    Hi guys I just wanted to update you, this issue now appears to be resolved and I can now use xfce without a problem! It seems all I have done since I remember on bootup you can choose a fedora rescue version, I booted up with the rescue version and ironically although that didnt work when I did the fedora dnf upgrade, it allowed me to boot into xfce when i chose it to upon start up. I then simply rebooted and chose the normal fedora boot up and it allowed me to boot into xfce! How unusual!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    299

    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    Oh and another thing the visual settings on this work better than in gnome, i can see the screen when I load upt he usb installer program, it loads properly and not fuzzy like it did before! And this is even with high resolution, so clearly there are something about the configuration of xfce that allows it to do that, if anyone can please adise what files do I need to make a backup of so I can fix this more easily in future id be grateful!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    299

    Re: error while trying to install xfce desktop, anyideas? thanksin advance

    sadly I spoke too soon about using the usb boot disk writer, it actually crashes everytime it goes to use the usb. Perhaps I dont have 'propper' usb drivers installed just like I dont have 'propper' nvidia drivers installed? It works fast, its not like its running on usb1 speeds so I am still at a loss of using a usb disc to boot up fedora on.

Similar Threads

  1. How to install minimal XFCE without using groupinstall or @xfce-desktop-environment?
    By AnonVendetta in forum Desktop Environments / Window Managers
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12th July 2016, 07:06 PM
  2. XFCE as desktop
    By jemadux in forum Linux Chat
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 26th January 2013, 10:13 AM
  3. Xfce desktop with only one cd
    By vnpenguin in forum Using Fedora
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 27th December 2008, 08:59 AM
  4. Desktop problems XFCE install
    By madwoollything in forum Installation, Upgrades and Live Media
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28th September 2008, 07:22 PM
  5. Using Xfce 4 as the only desktop
    By DryCellBattery in forum Using Fedora
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 1st February 2005, 09:09 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •