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Old 8th November 2008, 08:37 PM
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Fedora 10 Preview DVD, using virtual terminals crash xserver

I did a search on this subforum on a problem I've noticed in the F10 Preview DVD and preupgrade and didn't see this posted yet.

I tried to install F10 Preview with the Preview DVD for i386 and found that unlike the older installers, when I used the virtual consoles during the install the Xserver crashed and ruined the installation. This is because when it crashes there's no way to resume the install, you have to start over. Has anyone else seen this?
This was on my Thinkpad T41 with 1GB of RAM

I also saw the same problem when I tried to do a preupgrade from F9 to F10 beta, in that case the
xserver fatally crashed during the preupgrade when I tried to use a virtual console and didn't complete. I was able to boot the machine but it was only partially consistent (yum update after the preupgrade had ton's of dependency failures). This preupgrade was done on my office Dell Optiplex 755 (4GB of memory)
The way this is acting, it's like anaconda is updating the X screen periodically and if you are lucky and just go to a virtual console quickly and come back to the GUI console before any update to the window occurs you're ok, but if you miss the update it crashes. This is just a guess, but I noticed in the preupgrade case it was ok for a while and then crashed later. My guess is the crash was at the time the progress bar got updated.
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Old 8th November 2008, 09:31 PM
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I don't know if this is any help, but I've noticed in F10 Preview LiveCD that the gui console is now on f1 not f7, ctrl-alt-f7 just gives a blinking cursor
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Old 9th November 2008, 06:39 AM
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See big long thread(s) in October dev list
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/
then select October, scroll down to "Reasons to preserve X on tty7" and "X on tty1 on Rawhide/F10".



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Old 9th November 2008, 05:37 PM
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I don't know if this is any help, but I've noticed in F10 Preview LiveCD that the gui console is now on f1 not f7, ctrl-alt-f7 just gives a blinking cursor
The reason GUI is now on vt1 is due to Plymouth (which only shows bars on my nvidia system ) which boots the system from vt1 as normal then fades out to GDM/KDM and the fade is possible because its the same vt, no vt change equals no flicker. See? Sorry if this is hard to understand, its hard to explain!
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Old 9th November 2008, 11:01 PM
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See big long thread(s) in october dev list
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedo...October/thread

SJ
That seems to be password locked ?

I just get a 404 Error, if I dig up the archive in google, it just offers log in page
https://www.redhat.com/mailman/priva...at-devel-list/

Hmm, I'm not interested enough to sign up just to read the one thread....
thanks anyway
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Old 10th November 2008, 12:25 AM
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It works now, with instructions.
You don't need to sign up to view lists.

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Old 10th November 2008, 04:53 AM
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It's all summarized in Fedora Weekly News -- It's a good idea to read that if you aren't going to keep up with the devel mailing list since they summarize important items in there.
 

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