This may be a dumb question, but why can't Redhat distribute NVIDIA binary
In NVIDIA's licence (http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html) it
"2.1.2 Linux Exception. Notwithstanding the foregoing terms of Section
2.1.1, SOFTWARE designed exclusively for use on the Linux operating system
copied and redistributed, provided that the binary files thereof are not
modified in any
way (except for unzipping of compressed files)."
So, what's keeping RedHat from putting the drivers in the distribution? If
it's a GPL
thing, would it be easy to just download it during installation or at
least give the option to the user?
Ok, I have had Yarrow working well for a while now, but yesterday I
started experiencing some odd issues with my mouse. All of a sudden it
stops working correctly. The only thing that seems to fix is to kill X
and run mouse-test, then restart.
Also, I have FC 1 running on a desktop which is hooked up to a KVM
switch. Whenever I go to another PC, and return, the same thing
happens, the mouse goes crazy.
Damian Menscher <menscher(a)uiuc.edu>@redhat.com on 04/07/2004 04:57:13 PM
> On Wed, 7 Apr 2004, Jeff Elkins wrote:
> > I'm getting failure messages on my nfs mounts i.e. :
> > mount to NFS server 'music.elkins' failed: server is down.
> > nsfd appears to be running and I didn't see anything suspicious in the
> > The servers are up and running and have other clients connected.
> You didn't mention what steps you took to debug it:
> Can you ping the server?
> What is the output of rpcinfo -p servername?
> Does the server have access restrictions (firewall, TCP Wrappers, etc)?
I have the same symptoms...
rpcinfo says that nfs et.al. are running.
Something has changed in test 2, since the same PC running RH9
accesses that host just fine.
I don't know the right way to fix this, but something is definitely broken;
and something needs to be fixed, one way or the other. The question is what
exactly needs to be fixed.
Consider something like this:
AC_TRY_LINK_FUNC(res_query, AC_MSG_RESULT(yes), AC_MSG_RESULT(no))
Here's what happens on x86_64:
gcc -o conftest -g -O2 -Wall -I.. -I./.. conftest.c -lresolv >&5
/tmp/ccW7EeDX.o(.text+0x7): In function `main':
/home/mrsam/src/courier/authlib/configure:5160: undefined reference to
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:5147: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
[ blah blah blah ]
| /* We use char because int might match the return type of a gcc2
| builtin and then its argument prototype would still apply. */
| char res_query ();
| main ()
| res_query ();
| return 0;
The same exact test on FC1 x86 will work.
The reason appears to be that you have to #include <resolv.conf> on x86_64
in order to succesfully pull res_query() out of libresolv.so. You don't
need to do this on x86, and the test program generated by AC_TRY_LINK_FUNC
does not include any headers, but uses a manual prototype.
So, what now?
What if Fedora Core development was divided in two divisions, the
GNOME division and the KDE division, the releases will be available to
be GNOME-only or KDE-only releases on seperate iso's, the GNOME ISO
will specializes only on GNOME softwares and applications. There will
be a micro-managed bug fixing for GNOME-only related softwares, the
effort will be concentrating on much more focused approach than the
traditional (hybrid ISO's), same to the KDE ISO, wherein include a
KDE-only related (or specialized) softwares and applications.
We now have a full set of sparc packages that match up to Fedora Core 2,
and its name is Tangerine. Did you know that of the top ten hits for
Tangerine on Google, none of them have anything to do with the fruit?
You should eat more tangerines, they're quite tasty and good for you.
But I digress.
Like the previous release (1.91), its not an installable tree
so again this means no ISOs.
I'm going to repeat this one more time: THERE ARE NO ISOS FOR 1.92.
Why? Because anaconda is hard, and people didn't want to wait another 6
months for me to figure out what is broken. However, if anyone is willing
to try on their own to get this working, we're happily accepting patches.
But, unless someone else takes up the charge, this tree branch will stop
at 1.92. If someone fixes anaconda so that the installer actually works past
keyboard selection, I'll spin a new tree.
In the meantime, we're refocusing the effort on a new tree, which is
currently going to be based on Fedora Core 3. You can follow the daily
notes for this work here: http://auroralinux.org/journal.php
Now, I have yumified the tree, so if you're feeling really brave, you
can always point yum at it, and try to upgrade that way. A version of
yum for Aurora 1.0 is here:
If you're running 1.91, you should be able to use the yum in that tree.
Going from 1.91 to 1.92 is reportedly a fairly painless process.
If you're a listed mirror site, please sync the build-1.92 directory,
and chime in. The primary directory is currently at:
Now, for the known bugs:
The "rpm" package in 1.92 is a little broken on sparc32 systems. Its my fault.
Fixed packages are already available from:
A temporary workaround is to run: export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5.
Build 1.92 uses SILO 1.4.8 which should work fine. It seems to occasionally
burp when you're trying to tab completion, but I can't reproduce this
consistently. If it breaks for you, let me know.
There is no SMP kernel for sparc32, upstream has marked this as broken.
Any other bugs that you find? Please either email me or file them in
bugzilla.auroralinux.org, under Corona.
Last but not least, we've setup a hardware support matrix Wiki to keep track
of what works and what doesn't. You can find it here:
Thanks for your continued patience and support,
Tom "spot" Callaway <tcallawa(a)redhat*com> LCA, RHCE
Red Hat Sales Engineer || Aurora SPARC Linux Project Leader
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Sir Winston Churchill
Is it just me, or do the fonts in FC4/development look crappy (compared
to FC3 in particular)? Particularly in kconsole (default) and as I type
now in thunderbird (default I think - "monospace").
I've set lang to "en_US" from "en_US.utf8" to avoid acroread issues, not
sure if that affects this.
OK, I have found a very reproducible issue on my system. Don't know for sure
if it is a Grub issue or Kernel. I believe that it is Grub because I have
four Kernels on my system and all produce the same response now.
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
Red Hat nash version 4.2.8 starting
ERROR: /sbin/udevstart exited abnormally! (pid 417)
ata2: disabling port
ERROR: /sbin/udevstart exited abnormally! (pid 481)
Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...
No volume groups found
Unable to find volume group "VolGroup00"
ERROR: /bin/lvm exited abnormally! (pid 483)
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!: 2
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 0
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 1
error dup2'ing fd of 0 to 2
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switchroot: mount failed: 22
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
What is the opinion of this forum?