Any quick help that can be provided would be most welcomed!
PROBLEM: After successfully installing FC2 32bit, on reboot, graphical load
screen goes awash in colour.
DETAILS: I've just bought a new computer today and was trying to load FC2.
Everything went fine on install. No issues. My monitor wasn't initially
recognized, but I selected it from the monitor list and proceeded without
issue. Graphics were fine on install. Install completed successfully.
On reboot, the Grub graphics screen with kernel was recognized. The system
then started to do a text load for a few seconds until it hit the graphical
load portion of the boot-up sequence. Then, it went to switch over to the
graphical load screen, as it typically does. However, when it got to that
part of the boot-up process, the screen went awash in coloured, pixely,
uneven patterns across my screen.
This happened on three different install attempts:
My FC2 HD from my Celeron was loaded in to my computer and initially did
this. I then did an FC2 *upgrade* without issue but on reboot the same
thing occurred again. I then did a *clean install* to reformat the disc.
Again, all went smoothly until I hit the same problem at the same point,
Help! I'm really partial to Fedora after trying out Mandrake 10, SuSE and
Debian Sarge. It's a great distro so I'd love to get it back.
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000
Motherboard: K8V SE Deluxe
Video card: ATI Radeon 9200 SE
Monitor: ACER 54E
Loading FC2 Final 32 bit. My FC2 64bit version discs didn't download
properly on to be friend's XP box, so I'm stuck on 32bit for now. My FC2
32bit discs work and were used to install on my old Celeron machine, so
that's not the problem.
Please feel free to CC: any responses to rory(a)childwelfare.ca, as I'm on the
digest version. I'm currently typing from the SuSE 9.1 LiveCD, but I'm not
a fan of SuSE or Mandrake, so save me! :)
Does anyone know what application would play a .wmv clip? The clip is on a
website and I would like to view it.
You know you're getting old when you talk about what
you've done, rather than what you're going to do.
I posted a request for help with this on Saturday.
Being new to the list I guess I should have put NVIDIA in the title to get a response.
I am running a dual boot with XP and FC1 (my wife uses XP ).
I am trying to upgrade FC1 to FC2 using the CD iso's.
I know that they work because I have successfully installed FC2 onto a laptop.
>From reading the list the last week I get the impression this may be a known issue, but I can't find
Mostly because I am not sure where to look.
If someone could help me or point me in the right direction that would be appreciated.
My system :
Intel Celeron 2.6ghz
Maxtor 91366U4 (12Gb) IDE
ST360015A (60Gb) IDE
I just added a "hot swappable" scsi disk to a server, but its not
showing up in cat /proc/partitions.... ive tried: echo "scsi
add-single-device 0 0 4 0" > /proc/scsi/scsi (its correct details) but
it still doesnt get added... it gets added perfectly fine if i reboot..
how can i avoid the reboot?.. can i reload a module to do it?
Any help would be appreciated..
I encountered the same error somebody posted on the Bugzilla forum:
"You are trying to install on a machine which isn't supported by this
release of Fedora Core."
I installed Fedora Core 1 from CD's that were included in the book 'Red Hat
Linux and Fedora Unleashed' from
The authors Bill Ball and Hoyt Duff.
Some guy Matt responded to this posting with:
It seems you are not the first to have this problem:
The second link suggests it may be that the kernel package is not being
included in the package list. See this Bugzilla report for an anaconda
code snippet that shows what triggers this error message:
BTW, Are you the same Chris Negus of "Red Hat Linux Bible" series fame?
If so, I own your book; it's great! :-)
I just selected the 'install server' option, and after the partitioning I
also have to wait for about 10 - 15 minutes before the message pops up, just
situation like the one above.
The Bugzilla report mentions the fact that a package named kernel has to be
included in the RPMS list. Does that mean that my Fedora Core 1 CD's are
bad ? I installed them perfectly on a regular Compaq PC.
Thanks in advance,
# Lines below are automatically generated - DO NOT EDIT
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
Allow from 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0
Allow from 192.168.2.0/255.255.255.0
Deny From All
Allow From 127.0.0.1
Allow From 192.168.2.3
BrowseAllow from @LOCAL
The line marked above lets me use cups with two networks, 192.168.1.* and
192.168.2.*, which are across an unbridged P2P T1, so broadcasts don't pass
through. (I would guess that an allow from for a network would work, too.)
But I have no clue how to get system-config-printer to do this, nor how to
get it to leave it alone if I do it. Will system-config-printer do this,
Are there any rpm installer (with dependecies!) program for Fedora which
install packages from ftp,http,cdrom?
I mean like the apt in debian.
The apt (apt-rpm.tuxfamily.org) cannot install from Fedora CDs. :(
Why is it that it insists on only looking for the rpms on the
installation CDs? Why can't I tell it to brose to the local directory,
where I have all of them stored? Why can't I tell it to get them from
the net? Seems pretty braindead that I'm forced to get them from a CD.
Is there something else, graphical, that I can use to manage my rpms,
both installed and uninstalled, that's not so brain-dead?
I would like to know how to edit Gnome's menu on FC2.
I've tried to drag and drop launchers into applications:///Games and
others with no success.
What should I try?
I would also like launchers to appear automaticaly in Gnome's menus when
installing new packages.
Many thanks for your time and help
I regularly use and author tools like Doug Gilbert's sg_dd on disk
drives and raids hanging off both parallel scsi and fibre channel HBA's.
The problem I've found with the decision to not allow sg access to any
device already 'claimed' by another driver is that I can't perform large
IO's to the devices and hence test their sustained sequential
Lets take the simple case of performing a single 1MB read off a raid
attached via an LSI Logic FC HBA. This is under 2.6.5-1.358smp
sg_dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=512 bpt=2048 count=2048 blk_sgio=1
sg_read failed, try reducing bpt, seek=0
Some error occurred, remaining block count=2048
0+0 records in
0+0 records out
Hmmm ... I can't
I have to drop down to a 256 block transfer size before the driver
accepts it and passes it through to the device.
If I use a 2.6.6 generic kernel, I have access to the scsi generic
device so the 1MB transfer works with /dev/sg0 although the limitation
of a max 256 block transfer is still in the /dev/sda driver.
My suggestion is either
a. Remove the new sg restriction code and keep consistent
with the generic Linux kernel,
b. Add a new option to the kernel to enable/disable the
new sg restriction code. I'm sure it was added for good
Burn Alting <burn(a)goldweb.com.au>