I installed and tested F12 beta (and later updated to rawhide).
# lspci -v
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV730XT [Radeon
HD 4670] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Hightech Information System Ltd. Device 2003
Two displays connected:
a) CRT, recognized as 1600x1200 @ 85 Hz (left) (recognized as 1280x1024
@ 85 Hz, which is OK)
b) LCD, recognized as 1920x1200 @ 60 Hz (right)
Issues I found:
1. Install log shows the following issues (or potential issues):
warning: fontpackages-filesystem-1.27-1.fc12.noarch: Header V3
RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID 57bbccba
warning: %post(qemu-system-x86-2:0.11.0-6.fc12.i686) scriptlet failed,
exit status 1
W: Possible missing firmware ql8100_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware aic94xx-seq.fw for module aic94xx.ko
2. Dailymotion videos are terribly slow -- look like a slideshow (2fps?)
Whole system slows down to a crawl when playing video (HTML5 tag, not
flash), even typing in terminal feels like '97 over ssh.
top - 08:52:18 up 9:29, 4 users, load average: 0.29, 0.20, 0.24
Tasks: 188 total, 2 running, 186 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie
Cpu0 : 55.3%us, 1.3%sy, 0.0%ni, 43.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si,
Cpu1 : 2.7%us, 0.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 96.7%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si,
Cpu2 : 33.0%us, 0.7%sy, 0.0%ni, 66.3%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si,
Cpu3 : 11.5%us, 1.4%sy, 0.0%ni, 87.1%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si,
Mem: 8263400k total, 3142540k used, 5120860k free, 300608k buffers
Swap: 8409988k total, 0k used, 8409988k free, 2194328k cached
PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND
1519 root 20 0 126m 63m 6012 R 99.4 0.8 10:02.00 Xorg
1981 thufor 20 0 607m 127m 24m S 6.0 1.6 1:40.89 firefox
2008 thufor 9 -11 184m 5024 3996 S 0.7 0.1 0:02.80 pulseaudio
1884 thufor 20 0 116m 23m 14m S 0.3 0.3 0:04.33 konsole
3. Anaconda/First boot -- sees the screen size as if it was total of two
displays but uses only one of them (b -- see hardware above), hence the
some information and buttons are invisible (displayed off screen). I can
provide photos of what it looks like.
4. KDE: Display settings: change display resolution works incorrectly --
can´t move screen position vs. the other screen. I changed screen (a)
from 1280x1024 -> 1600x1200 and got screen overlap -- whatever is
displayed in the middle, is showing up "partial clone" on both screens.
5. KDE: Colors are all over the place -- parts of UI change colors as
they please: to purple, green, blue, black, etc. without reason. Random
"destruction" patterns show up on UI elements.
6. KDE: Lancelot -> Switch user gives an error: "Lancelot can not find
your display manager. This mean that it not able to retrieve the list of
currently running sessions, or start a new one." (there is also missing
"is" in this error message: "that it [is] not able"). Note: I see the
same in Fedora 11.
7. KDE: kpackagekit can´t import repo keys, even after entering root
8. glxgears works but with horizontal lines of random rubbish. I havent
tried mesa-dri-drivers-experimental yet...
9. Pulseaudio generally works -- I'm happy that digital optical out
works! Pavucontrol (not installed by default?) crashes when I choose
"Pulseaudio server" in KDE multimedia settings.
Should I BZ any of the above?
When: Friday, 2009-10-30 @ 15:00 UTC (11 AM EDT)
Where: #fedora-bugzappers on irc.freenode.net
Please join us this Friday for another review of the Fedora 12 release
blocker bug list . After two previous reviews, the list is now down
to 44 issues. I've included a snapshot of the list (sorted by
component) below. If you are the reported or maintainer for one of the
issues below, please take a moment to ensure the issue is up-to-date.
BUG# STATUS COMPONENT SUMMARY
531347 NEW abrt abrt eating 99% cpu
493058 ASSIGNED anaconda Custom partitioning creation/edit causes traceback
506013 MODIFIED anaconda liveinst crash - DBusException ... No such property HwAddress
510545 MODIFIED anaconda RFE: encryption key escrow support
517260 MODIFIED anaconda liveinst fails at partitioning screen
517491 ASSIGNED anaconda Anaconda fails if filesystem should be shrunk
526789 ASSIGNED anaconda Install didn't reboot at the end
526925 ASSIGNED anaconda [Back] button does not have a corresponding icon (like [Next] does)
527952 MODIFIED anaconda AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'disk'
528317 MODIFIED anaconda anaconda traceback in getDefaultTimeZone KeyError en_AU
531407 MODIFIED anaconda --encrypted option does not work with pv in kickstart script
530603 MODIFIED compiz Loads of "unknown actions" in GNOME keybindings
528909 NEW DeviceKit-disks DevKit 95-devkit-disks.rules should avoid scan all DM devices
530913 NEW DeviceKit-power Couldn't hibernate: Swap space is encrypted
528097 MODIFIED dmraid /sbin/dmraid needs possibly unmounted /usr/lib
529267 NEW fedora-logos Better label + icon for the installer on the live cd
528497 MODIFIED firstaidkit FirstAidKit does not start when using F-12-Beta rescue mode from disc1.is
530320 NEW firstboot firstboot errors when loading modules
512944 MODIFIED gdm fast-user-switching locks up login screen
531423 ASSIGNED gdm double-spacing in language and keyboard dialogs
531339 NEW grubby /sbin/installkernel isn't right for dracut
529982 NEW gvfs [abrt] crash detected in gvfs-1.4.0-6.fc12
517839 MODIFIED hsqldb bitxor and bitor both mapped to single bitor function
523110 MODIFIED hsqldb autoincrement bustage on column redefinition
528537 ASSIGNED kernel fails to get kickstart file over nfs.
524795 ON_QA libsigsegv libsigsegv allocates alternate stack on the main stack
526549 NEW lvm2 rats_install kickstart fails due to swap device prompt
523815 ASSIGNED nautilus nautilus hoses vino
531425 NEW nfs-utils newly installed system,NFS daemon start failed after boot
529349 ASSIGNED PackageKit Can't use yum with outdated or no repo data
530945 NEW PackageKit Package-kit ask for key but does not import
526044 NEW polkit Using invalid subject type crashes polkitd
517625 ASSIGNED xorg-x11-drv-ati Xorg stops responding and consumes 93%+ CPU time (radeon driver pcie_aspm
522929 ASSIGNED xorg-x11-drv-ati Occasional system hang when KMS kicks in (RV770)
522970 ASSIGNED xorg-x11-drv-ati popup messages unreadable
531174 NEW xorg-x11-drv-ati KMS Screen Out-of-sync
531383 ASSIGNED xorg-x11-drv-ati KMS: VT Switch Problem with Radeon XPRESS 200M
514600 ASSIGNED xorg-x11-drv-intel Intel 82G965 requires 'nomodeset' workaround to get working text-mode
528005 MODIFIED xorg-x11-drv-nouveaX server crash
530169 ASSIGNED xorg-x11-drv-nouveanouveau + gdm crashes
Have an issue you'd like to propose as an F12 release blocker? Please
consider the following criteria when escalating an issue:
* Can this issue be fixed with a future update or is it part of
the critical path? 
* Is this defect a high (or greater) severity  with no, or an
* Is this an embarrassing bug affecting a large number of users?
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Here a short report from the Power Management Fedora Test day on
10/22/09 . First of all many thanks to all the people who
participated in it and who reported their findings. In order to make
things easier for testers and to make sure we get a lot more stable and
comparable results Marcela Maslanova, Jan Vcelak and Petr Lautrbach put
together a rpm that consisted of all our test scripts, an easy
call-script to easily run them and a "collect" script to pack together
all results. Additionally the rpm itself has requirements against all
the packages we needed for the tests, so a simple installation of the
testday rpm provided a solid and easy method for every tester. This
worked out really well and made test results very consistent.
Unfortunately time ran out for including the automatic upload script
from Mike McGrath and the ALPM test script, but that didn't seem to pose
a big problem, roughly half of the testers provided results for ALPM as
We got 30 results overall with half of them including ALPM test results,
too. Overall the results showed us what we wanted to know:
- The tools we're shipping are working as expected, no crashes or
anything like that observed
- Wakeups and system behavior in genereral in comparison to our Fedora
11 test day doesn't show any regressions
- New features seem to be working as expected
Rudolf Kastel discovered one strange bug with one of the profiles which
we couldn't reproduce yet, but we're still investigating with him.
All in all the whole test day was a real success. Especially the great
idea of Marcela, Jan and Petr to make a rpm for the testday which
automated a lot of the work that needed to be done.
For the next testday we already plan to expand that idea and include the
automated upload script which will make it even easier for the testers.
Philipp Knirsch | Tel.: +49-711-96437-470
Team Lead Core Services | Fax.: +49-711-96437-111
Red Hat GmbH | Email: Phil Knirsch <pknirsch(a)redhat.com>
Hauptstaetterstr. 58 | Web: http://www.redhat.com/
D-70178 Stuttgart, Germany
Motd: You're only jealous cos the little penguins are talking to me.
When: Friday, 2009-10-30 @ 16:00-20:00 UTC (1200-1600 hours EDT)
Where: #fedora-qa on irc.freenode.net
F-12 Blocker Meeting may still be in session (more than likely) in
#fedora-bugzappers, so we will be gathering in #fedora-qa.
The Bug Zappers will be holding a bug triage event this Friday (tomorrow) and
would like to invite any and all that are interested in lending a hand to join
Our goal for this event is to review and triage Fedora 10 bug reports still in
the status of 'NEW' with the aim of confirming and re-versioning or closing
where appropriate. This is an effort to put 'eyes' on these reports before EOL
(End Of Life) changes close them.
whether your just curious about the triage process or have questions and would
like to learn more. This is an opportunity to do so.
Maybe you like help filing a bug report? We're happy to help.
Everyone is welcome!
I hope to see you there
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After many months a problem detected in F11 regarding mounting of Audio CDs and raised as bug 513495, was finally fixed in Devicekit-disks-004-5. On Rawhide we are up to Devicekit-disks-008-1 and the problem still exists as the fix has not so far been ported to Rawhide I guess. I would hope that the fix will make it over prior to F12 release otherwise a lot of people are going to get very upset when they find out that a problem raised 4 months ago has suddenly reappeared when they upgrade to F12. Playing Audio CDs on a computer is a pretty fundamental operation these days and it should be expected under any operating system
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I updated my Fedora 11 System via yumex and it ran
successfully installing, among other things, Firefox 3.5.4.
My problem is that the Firefox Icon is nowhere to be
found in the KDE Application Launcher. Starting firefox
from a command line works fine but I would like to recreate
the Icon. Not sure who would own this type of problem.
On 10/28/2009 04:50 PM, fedora-test-list-request(a)redhat.com wrote:
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> Today's Topics:
> 1. Re: HP network printer not working with SELinux in enforcing
> mode (Tim Waugh)
> 2. system-config-services broken in rawhide? (David L)
> 3. Kernel update (Lawrence E Graves)
> 4. Re: Kernel update (J?hann B. Gu?mundsson)
> 5. Re: system-config-services broken in rawhide? (Martin Airs)
> 6. Re: Bose USB audio problems (Michal Jaegermann)
> 7. Re: Bose USB audio problems (Adam Williamson)
> 8. Re: HP network printer not working with SELinux in enforcing
> mode (Daniel J Walsh)
> 9. Re: Bug zapper priorities [was Re: theora screencasting not
> working in F12] (Adam Williamson)
> 10. Re: F12 Rawhide defaults to US keyboard layout (Adam Williamson)
> 11. Re: system-config-services broken in rawhide? (Adam Williamson)
> 12. Re: Fedora 12 beta issues (Dave Jones)
> 13. Re: F12 Rawhide defaults to US keyboard layout (Birger Wathne)
> 14. Re: F12 Rawhide defaults to US keyboard layout (Adam Williamson)
> 15. Fedora Server distro? (Rob Healey)
> 16. Re: Kernel update (Lawrence E Graves)
> 17. Network Connection (Lawrence E Graves)
> 18. Re: Fedora Server distro? (Michael Cronenworth)
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:08:12 +0000
> From: Tim Waugh <twaugh(a)redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: HP network printer not working with SELinux in enforcing
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
> Message-ID: <1256746093.2472.5.camel(a)localhost.localdomain>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> On Thu, 2009-10-29 at 02:27 +1100, Masood wrote:
>> SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/avahi-autoipd "net_admin" access.
>> SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups "name_bind" access.
>> SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups "getattr" access
>> on /var/lib/net-snmp.
>> SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups "search" access
>> on /var/lib/net-snmp.
>> SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp "name_bind" access.
> Part of this looks like bug #530712, which should have been fixed in
> What selinux-policy version do you currently have?
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> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 09:11:26 -0700
> From: David L <idht4n(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: system-config-services broken in rawhide?
> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
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> [root ~]# system-config-services
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/usr/sbin/system-config-services", line 1038, in <module>
> File "/usr/sbin/system-config-services", line 986, in __init__
> File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/scservices/dbus/proxy/serviceherders.py",
> line 47, in __init__
> File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 244, in get_object
> File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 241, in __init__
> self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)
> File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 183, in
> File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 281, in
> 'su', (bus_name, flags)))
> File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/dbus/connection.py", line
> 630, in call_blocking
> message, timeout)
> org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited
> with unknown return code 1
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 10:18:59 -0600
> From: Lawrence E Graves <lgraves(a)risingstarmbc.com>
> Subject: Kernel update
> To: Fedora Test <fedora-test-list(a)redhat.com>
> Message-ID: <1256746740.8560.3.camel(a)Jehovah.localdomain>
> Content-Type: text/plain
> I am experiencing not being allowed to update to the newest kernel.
> When trying this is the results: Warning: _get_list unexpected
> command : :ready () Where do I go from here?
I have a HP printer connected to my rawhide machine through wired Ethernet.
I have configured it using hp-setup utility but when I try to print anything
I get these SELinux denials:
SELinux is preventing /usr/sbin/avahi-autoipd "net_admin" access.
SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups "name_bind" access.
SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups "getattr" access on
SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/filter/hpcups "search" access on
SELinux is preventing /usr/lib/cups/backend/hp "name_bind" access.
Shouldn't everything work without requiring user to generate a local policy
for it? or have I screwed up something while configuring the printer?
This week we will focus on I18N <https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/I18N> ,
and the test day is coming up tomorrow:
The idea of this test day is to test common usage in your desktop
in your native language, and identify any problems or weaknesses. The main
focused areas are:
1. display of text in browser, open-office, etc
2. input method: IBus
Therefore, testing the cases in many languages is highly welcomed and
cases are not limited at all. Just come to the test day, try your
and have fun! :-)
Don't forget to leave your precious results on the sites. See you there!
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