This was also a problem on F9, but it is now worse on F10 beta. Video
simply fails to load on my system using the F10 live CD. This happens on
both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. I've reproduced this on other similar
computers as well.
Video attempts to load at bootup but eventually fails and drops to a
text mode login prompt. My system is a self-built machine. Here's the
specific video oriented info:
EVGA e-7100/630i Motherboard
- Onboard nVidia GeForce 7100 GPU
- nVidia nForce 630i chip set
I have 4GB RAM and a Intel Quad-Core processor.
When I loaded F9, I worked around the problem by:
1) Waiting for the live system to fail back to text mode
2) Logging in as root at the text prompt
3) Run system-config-display and accepting the detected defaults
4) Run startx to start the gui
5) Run the installer as normal
Post-install, the OpenSource nv driver would load and provide a
reasonable display resolution until I could install the Livna nVidia
On F10, system-config-display is no longer there! So instead I have to:
1) Wait for the live system to fail back to text mode
2) Log in as root at the text prompt
3) Install system-config-display (yum -y install system-config-display)
4) Run system-config-display and accept the detected defaults (nothing
5) Run startx to start the gui
6) Run the installer as normal
However, on F10, startx only provides 800x600 resolution, despite that
my display is capable of 1920x1200.
Can we get this fixed in F10 please? I'm happy to Bugzilla this if it
isn't there already.
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I wonder if anyone else has the following error with F10-i386.
$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
$ ping6 ipv6.google.com
$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
nameserver 188.8.131.52 # just any IPv4 address
$ ping6 ipv6.google.com
PING ipv6.google.com(2001:4860:0:1001::68) 56 data bytes
This is not reproduced on F10-x86_64, F9 or F11
Could people try the attached Java test program?
There is a bad redisplay problem for large (greater than around 1000
lines) text windows using a TextArea (or a Swing JTextPane).
I have the feeling it is specific to the Intel driver.
To test it, you need to have openjdk "java" installed and
in your path:
$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_0"
IcedTea6 1.4 (fedora-7.b12.fc10-i386) Runtime Environment (build
OpenJDK Server VM (build 10.0-b19, mixed mode)
Java is provided by java-1.6.0-openjdk-184.108.40.206-7.b12.fc10.i386.
However, the same problem occurs with jdk1.6.0 update 11
downloaded directly from Sun, as well as jdk 1.5.0_05.
To test it, put TextTest.java in a temporary directory,
cd to that directory, compile it, and run it:
$ javac TextTest.java
$ java TextTest
Now try scrolling back and forth a bit. What happens for me is that
the text lines will be over-written multiple times on top of each other.
The interesting thing is that only the first 700 lines
or so are garbled - the remaining lines are fine.
My guess is that there is some weird interaction between Java,
the Gtk peers, and the intel driver, since otherwise more people
would have reported this problem. Also, I have tried it on an
NVidia-based laptop, and well as with the vesa driver (iirc).
It would be helpful to get some data-points before I decide
whether to complain to Sun or to Intel or to Gnome!
Just when Rawhide started working...
I need to modify gdm to pass -ignoreABI to the X server.
How should this be done?
Login/startx isn't acceptable because fascist programs
such as add/rmove software refuse to run this way.
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After this morning updates, when you start the machine you will see
the login window with the only Other option available and flashing but
no way to login.
The only way is to start in textmode and then to issue a Startx.
What is wrong??
Note: this is another cyclic bug :-(
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-------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: Mike Chambers <mike(a)miketc.net>
> To: Development discussions related to Fedora
> Subject: Re: (SOLVED) GDM doesn't start
> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 00:54:20 -0600
> On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 22:55 -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > On Sat, 2009-01-24 at 14:50 -1000, David Cantrell wrote:
> > > Mike Chambers wrote:
> > > > After updating my rawhide machine this morning, gdm won't start. It
> > > > comes up and before all the graphics appear all the way, it restarts
> > > > itself.
> > > >
> > > > Anyone else seeing this and/or know a fix or work around besides run
> > > > level 3?
> > >
> > > I downgraded gdm to the previous build, which looks like the last one
> > > built for F-10. Everything else is from rawhide.
> > >
> > Alternatively, update to gtk2-2.15.1-3.fc11 when it comes out of koji.
> Above package does indeed fix the gdm greeter screen, as well as the 2
> buttons with no icons/text on them.
> Good job on the fix and speediness of getting it out there.
For those of you that have this problem, here is the fix. Just get the
above package from koji (or await it to hit rawhide later this morning I
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