I did a FC3T3 upgrade on my FC2 system last night. FC2 was running absolutely perfect. The reason I did the upgrade is so that I could get KDE.3.3 so that I could install KDevelop3.1.1 I desperately need some of the changes in it.
BTW: I know that test releases aren't supposed to be used on work machines, but I've been trying to update KDE for the last 3 days and couldn't get it to work.
There are so many problems I don't know where to start. I think these are the most important to get fixed first off:
1) konqueror is my browser. It opens fine. I put www.cnn.com
in the address box and press return. At that point the system keeps spawning new browsers. They just keep appearing continuously until I ctrl-alt-backpace out of my session.
It didn't do this when I first booted FC3T3. I could browse without any problems. Somewhere along the way this probled developed. I was getting a dcop (dhcop ?) message in KDE at one point. I don't know what happened to it.
2) I don't have access to the CDROM. In Start Here, the CDROM device is shown and it is installed as /dev/hdc in dmesgs. If I click on the CDROM, it tells me it is already mounted, but there is no way to browse it. I am not sure if there is a problem with the device, its mounting or the browser.
How do I troubleshoot this. The systems logs look fine.
3) up2date has no channels ! The first thing I did when I could boot FC3T3 was to run up2date to get the updated packages. My up2date told me there were 340 upgraded packages available. I tried to update them all but my system hung at resolving RPM dependencies. (for 10 hours) I booted up2date again. It told me that up2date itself needed updating and that I should do that first. So I ran up2date and selected ONLY up2date and rpm packages for updating. That ran fine. When I ran up2date a second time to update all the rest of the packages, the channels were gone.
Question: what is the channel for FC3T3 updates ?
BTW: synaptic reports 4 broken packages and if I select "Fix Broken Packages", the "fix" involves removing a whole pile (20?) of essential packages.
4) I get an error on startup: "sound server fatal error cpu overload aborting". Obviously ALSA isn't being installed. No big deal (right now) if it isn' harming the operation of anything else
Did I mention my FC2 install worked fine !
Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.