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Going Fedora 12 route, probably tonight
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:49 pm    Post subject: Going Fedora 12 route, probably tonight Reply with quote

Was thinking, should I download the live installer? Well, Sod it I thought, and his the DVD ISO. Well, downloading at 6MB/s it going to take me longer to burn it then download it Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been running 64bit Rawhide since last week, perfectly stable though regular daily kernel updates.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had 12 on my laptop for a while but I don't use my work laptop often. I'm upgrading from 10 to 12. First dip into 64bit on my home PC. I've got 4GB of RAM now so its worth doing. I was using a PAE kernel before.

There are a couple of issues with 64bit but we'll see how it goes. Anyone know how 64bit Wine performs? Do 32 bit apps work as normal?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't used fedora for ages as i had a problem getting it to install on colin, but i might give it a go on virt.box depending on how you go on Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, installed now. Just getting it how I want. Already turned SELinux off, couldn't be arsed trying to debug its bitching.

Already annoyed by 64bit as Wine is being a pain. Did the usual, yum install wine at first, forgetting that I'm now on 64bit. So it installed both 64bit and 32bit versions.

That would be fine, except there appears to be a bug in the 64bit version of winecfg where you click on Audio and it crashes once you OK the message about entering data into the registry.

Evolution restore was great though, although it didn't remember my passwords for my accounts, maybe this is handled by Gnome Locker?


Edit: Solved Wine issue with this

Code:
yum erase wine*
rm -rf ~/.wine/
rm -rf /root/.wine
yum install wine.i686


9 packages were removed, 10 were installed. It appears wine was removed previously or was never installed when I installed the 64 bit version. Just all its other bits and bobs.


Additional:

alacarte didn't appear to get installed by default, so had to install that separately too.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't get the Nvidia driver installed at the moment. Actually, I tell a lie, I did get it installed but its not working correctly.

Tried to install doing:

Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.42-pkg2.run


but that didn't work, errored regarding gcc being a different version to which the kernel was compiled with, after some searching I got it to install doing:

Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.42-pkg2.run -k $(uname -r)


but this didn't actually load X after allowing the installer to write its own xorg.conf file, which I've never had problems with before.

Lots of errors like this after it was installed:

Quote:
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing gdm-binary[1933]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.324140 seconds
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb or
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: device(s).
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel module
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again.
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing kernel: NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
Nov 11 00:17:06 xwing gdm-binary[1933]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.327587 seconds
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine was not called for 1 device(s).
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: This can occur when a driver such as rivafb, nvidiafb or
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: rivatv was loaded and obtained ownership of the NVIDIA
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: device(s).
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: Try unloading the rivafb, nvidiafb or rivatv kernel module
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: (and/or reconfigure your kernel without rivafb/nvidiafb
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: support), then try loading the NVIDIA kernel module again.
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing kernel: NVRM: No NVIDIA graphics adapter probed!
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing gdm-binary[1933]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.328936 seconds
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing gdm-binary[1933]: WARNING: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for errors
Nov 11 00:17:07 xwing init: prefdm main process (1933) terminated with status 1

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like you need to blacklist the nvidiafb module.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had a load of trouble last time myself and i thought it might just be because my pc is old???? but perhaps not Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nvidiafb was already blacklisted, I got this working now though, seems to be an issue with the nouveau stuff.

Steps taken were:

1) Download latest Nvidia driver ( ) from their website
2) Drop to init 3 and login as root
3) Install driver doing ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.42-pkg2.run -k $(uname -r)
4) add blacklist nouveau to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
5) add nouveau.modeset=0 to the end of the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf

Reboot and it worked fine. Although the boot up process is now the uglier bar at the bottom but I suspect thats due to the modeset=0 section, its done something it doesn't like.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smile 21 updates tonight. I like updates, I like being on a pre-release-release.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well then, you might be interested to learn that there are already 7 updates for openSUSE-11.2 available - and it hasn't even been released yet. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a shame its SUSE Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:

paul
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towy and Rhakios must laughing in their rocking chairs Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ollie wrote:
1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:

paul
ps or i am crap Very Happy


towy and Rhakios must laughing in their rocking chairs Laughing
still cleaning up after spluttering coffee down my front Surprised


*towy wonders if the fish used an anagram Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
ollie wrote:
1slipperyfish (troll) wrote:

paul
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towy and Rhakios must laughing in their rocking chairs Laughing
still cleaning up after spluttering coffee down my front Surprised


*towy wonders if the fish used an anagram Evil or Very Mad


No, I just think he misspelt it. Wink
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