I just noticed that when I do an update that includes a kernel the 2nd
older kernel is uninstalled.
For example, right now the new one being installed is 1996 and the one
it is replacing is 1977. The update is uninstalling the 1969 kernel for
Is that deliberate?
I assume so, but want to be able to NOT have it happen if I choose to
keep the older kernels for whatever reason.
This policy only keeps 2 kernel versions around, and can break a system
if the latest (before the update) had problems for a user and an earlier
version is in use.
How do I turn that off?
How would I change the number of older kernels to keep around?
This was logged to Bugzilla last time but was not fixed.
System is an Asus P5GD1 with MSI 6600 (Nvidia chipset)
and Dell 1920x1200 LCD.
The screen breaks up when the X server starts up.
I have not tried a text install as my office desktop
really does need to run X.
FWIW Opensuse 64 10,1 B5 does about the same thing
when attempting to configure/test the X server.
Suse 10.0 did work but apparently with generic parameters.
The system runs well with XP SP2.
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Keboard Problems abound
Acutally have two problems noted with FC5. One is with the incorrect mapping of CA(FR), and the other may be firefox related, but definately software related.
With the latter, and yahoo.com, when typing text, at the end of a word, when a space character is typed, the first whitespace character is ignored, and it takes the second, to generate a single whitespace character on the screen, BUT... not always. It is probably some firefox quirk.
My hopes are up that the CA(FR) mapping will be in the go live install.
Other than that, I am patiently waiting.
Every time I reboot, the splash screen that covers up the details has a
moment when it displays "first boot startup" or something similar to
that. My understanding of "first boot" is that it happens once just
after install, not on every boot. If that is correct, then that segment
of the startup is mislabeled.
After spedning about 20+ hours on trying to get FC5 Test 3 installed
on an iMac I must report miserable failure =( I tried both an upgrade
and a virgin install.
The primary issue is that during the installation of packages you will
see (if you are watching Console 4 (Ctrl-Alt-F4)) that the filesystem
is marked Read Only and the whole process aborts.
This is after as many as 10 attempts to read beyond the end of the
file system; for example -
"Attempt to access block 15 Billion but Limit is only 16 Million" (I
have summarized as I cannot recall the exact error message.)
I will say however that most of the Block Acces attempts were in the 2
Billion range -- only 2 access attempts surpassed 15/16 Billion.
My Target HD was a 9GB Barracuda - which only has about 16 Million
Lastly, on colsole 4 I witnessed hundreds of avc error -- many of
which "appeared" as if (via audit) avc was trying to "add" user
accounts -- accounts like /dev/ and / and etc -- mostly all seemed to
be directpry names.
I have not submitted a bug report as I really have no idea what to
report -- and besides I am pretty sure that there is alreayd a bug
report concerning the "kernel?" marking the file system read only and
WC (Bill) Jones -- http://youve-reached-the.endoftheinternet.org/
On 2/1/06, Mike A. Harris <mharris(a)mharris.ca> wrote:
> Benjy Grogan wrote:
> > I hear that in a week or so Novell will be releasing the source code to
> > XGL for X11 7.0. Will it be possible to have XGL available in Extras
> > for FC5? I'm guessing it's one of those new X11 modules that v7.0 is
> > all about. But I know little about XGL and would like to test it out to
> > know more. It's going to be in NLD 10 in a few months.
> There are a lot of X related "goodies" that are up and coming in the
> X development world, including technologies being developed by Red Hat,
> Novell, Sun, and various others in the community. The current plan for
> Fedora Core 5, is to ship X11R7.0 as the official X implementation,
> including the Xorg X server.
> The various developmental/experimental technologies being developed
> by the above parties will most likely be available to Fedora users in
> one form or another over time, however everything is quite experimental
> at the current point in time to make any solid speculation for the
> inclusion of other components into Fedora Core 5 at this time.
Maybe Fedora could do something like was done with SELinux? Where it was
available in FC2 but not by default. In an update for X11 from 7.0 to
7.1for FC5 the Xgl branch could be included along with instructions on
enable it. This is how Novell will be introducing Xgl to it's NLD10
distribution. It seems like a good way to get Xgl tested early and it's the
perfect place for it to take place, in Fedora.
I'm eager to see how Xgl works. :) And then I guess compiz would be the
next request. ;)
After today's update I have gnome power manager applet in my kde panel. I
just tested setting it to suspend when lid closed, and it worked nicely.
Just 1 bug:
When resumed, the applet said there was a problem with suspend (or was it
resume), but I don't see any problemm.
Now, can we integrate this functionality with the kde power management
What are some good test to run to benchmark OS's on the same hardware?
Not trying to flame Solaris or anything, but I'm curious because I run
several *nix's on my box, and Rawhide always seems to visually/perception of
running the fastest, and Solaris(nevada/opensolaris) seems to perform the
So I would like to run some test to find out if my perceptions are all