On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 03:07, Jim Cornette wrote:
Sean Earp wrote:
> Hello all-
> I have not been able to install Fedora Test 2 since it came out (RH 9
> and Severn Beta 1 worked just fine). Today I tried installation with
> the updated Anaconda, and it works. (great!)
> However, on the first boot after installation, I can not log on to the
> Gnome desktop. KDE works just fine. The interesting thing is that I
> chose the customized install, and had Gnome checked, and KDE UNCHECKED.
> Just in case I missed something, I have formatted the drive 3 times and
> reinstalled, making SURE that gnome was selected, and KDE was not. When
> I attempt to log in to gnome, the screen exhibits the same behavior as
> if i choose the "restart X Server" option on the login screen. Is
> anyone else experiencing this? Can someone give me the command line
> option to verify that Gnome is even installed? (I'm a linux newbie, so
> be gentle) Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
When I installed Severn beta1, I could not get GNOME to get further than
the splash screen startup. This problem was related to the interaction
with my 3Com ethernet. After the card was replaced with a 2 yr newer
3com NIC GNOME, Mozilla and a host of other problems went away.
My guess is that GNOME is outputting to /dev/lockup (in my case it was
my NIC). Basically, I assume that the program is outputting, but not
even to a bit bucket (AKA - like windows blue screen.)
This is very interesting. Was this a 3c590 NIC?
If so, i'm getting the same on my card. See
It seems to be a kudzu bug, but bill couldn't reproduce it on his 3c590.
Getting more data might make this fixable.
Alexander Larsson Red Hat, Inc
He's a scarfaced Catholic sorceror from the Mississippi delta. She's a
tortured French-Canadian soap star with an evil twin sister. They fight crime!