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Valent
23rd January 2008, 12:02 PM
Hi, I some great features in rawhide and would like to check them out.
I tried this and it fails to give gui after that, I see that X starts but I don't see gdm or gnome even trying to start...

How I tried to become rawhide tester? Here is how:
Installed clean F8 Live CD on ext3 8GB partition with separate /home (shared with other distros I have)
updated F8 with latest patches and rebooted (300MB of updates!)
forced yum to use development updates with "yum updates --enablerepo=development"
and after 600MB of updates I restarted with no gui :(
I deleted xorg.xonf and tried another go and nothing happened.

Is there another way to become a rawhide tester?

Valent.

Demz
23rd January 2008, 12:14 PM
are you signed up to ther test-list? https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list you might wanna try that

Valent
23rd January 2008, 12:49 PM
are you signed up to ther test-list? https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-test-list you might wanna try that

I'm on that list... ok, I'll try there. Thanks.

glennzo
23rd January 2008, 12:50 PM
Them's the risks of playing with rawhide. :rolleyes:

Jman
25th January 2008, 06:59 PM
You indeed have tried rawhide.

There is a testing guide (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Testing), which belatedly will tell you what to expect when enabling those repositories. Which basically means tons of updates and breaking.