Had a disaster yesterday trying to install F10 to a spare partition on my laptop. I will accept that it is probably my fault, but I damaged all of the other partitions. After selecting custom partitioning, F10 attempted to install to the entire drive. It was instaneous that I noticed what was happening and immediately cancelled the process, but it was too late. Oh well. Fortunately, I had good backups of all of my important files.
I took the opportunity to go ahead and install anyway after repartitioning my disk. I loved it. The new Gnome is terrific, and I now have native support for my wireless. No more ndiswrapper! Very buggy, as I would expect an Alpha release to be, but not too bad. My touchpad also worked immediately, though erratic, but that was something it took me ages to fix in F9. I like it so much that I decided I would leave it on the first partition and boot the other distros from Fedora's grub.
But now, the problem. Just as I expected, there were 321 updates waiting. It took the better part of two hours to download and install. My original download of F10 had kernel 2.6.27-0.352.rc7, the update installed kernel 2.6.27-0.372.rc8. Things were looking good. But upon reboot, X would not start, complaining about connection refused. So, I did what I would have done in all distros, looked for a backup of xorg.conf in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, only to find it was not there. I found a lot of xorg files in /usr/lib. but no xorg.conf. I figured this was a download gone bad, and just reinstalled. Same 321 updates waiting. Same result after rebooting, and a third rre-install. Broken X.
So, I have two questions for someone who may be able to help me save my installation:
1. I have re-installed again, but not updated. What could have been in the updates that continues to break X? It is not a kernel issue, as I get the same broken X in trying to boot from the original kernel.
2. Where is the xorg.conf file in F10? I have read the release notes, but find nothing about it.
Any help very much appreciated.