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Old 18th May 2010, 06:46 PM
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Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

Hi folks,

I've been using Fedora on my Acer Aspire One since F10 and have loved it

With the release date for F13 only days away I thought I'd try jumping ship a little early and move from F12 to F13 beta.

Install went fine and my backed up home folder copied back over without a hitch.

The problem seems to come after a yum update.

After a full update and reboot the boot screen shows the logo fill up as expected but fails to show the login form.

I am tempted to leave my netbook on for the next few days so that as many bug fixes as possible are installed before my next reboot as I have had to reinstall F13 for a 3rd time after not being able to log back in.

Anyone know what this could be down to?

I thought it maybe had something to do with the home folder being copied back over - are there differences between F12 and F13 that would make this problematic?

There were a couple of error messages ("XXX is an old media type that should be replaced with a modern equivalent") when performing a yum update as reported here: http://lists.fedoraproject.org/piper...il/370426.html

Can't think of anything to mention that might help diagnose the problem.

Any takers?
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Old 18th May 2010, 07:25 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

KDE? Intel graphics?
If so, read my recent posting in "F13 - Intel 945 problem"

You may additonally check your xorg error log for a fatal server crash stating: xf86OpenConsole: vt_waitactive failed

and be content to have the same rhgb bug Linus Torvalds reported back in 2007 already, which keeps reappearing ever since.
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Old 19th May 2010, 10:09 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

I'm using Gnome...

The error message thrown back by yum is
Quote:
Warning in file "/usr/share/applications/gnome-nautilus-folder-handler.desktop": usage of MIME type "x-directory/gnome-default-handler" is discouraged ("x-directory" is an old media type that should be replaced with a modern equivalent)
I think there are a few for different areas of the system.
What should I be doing to clear it up? or is this a bug rather than poor importing on my part...
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Old 20th May 2010, 02:50 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

that warning likely doesn't have anything to do with the problem.

This is probably a bug, but can you grab an RC3 live image - http://serverbeach1.fedoraproject.or...e/13.RC3/Live/ - and see if that works? It'll let us know if a clean F13 is okay...
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Old 20th May 2010, 10:33 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

Thanks for the feedback...

I'm sure the standard F13 install works and reboots etc fine but I needed some extras (skype, gwibber, gimp, thunderbird + vlc)

unfortunately I couldn't run yum installs for all those without playing with repos... and then running the yum update screws things up.

Ideally I don't want to reinstall *again* but what I ended up with was duplicates in the yum system and so did package-cleanup --cleandupes which I think stripped the system back a lot.

Ideally I would like a way to troubleshoot + fix the problem from a LiveUSB if it occurs again.
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Old 20th May 2010, 06:05 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

it's not necessarily 'sure' that the 'standard F13 install works', because the updates you'd be getting from your beta install are more or less what's part of RC3, which is what we're actually going to ship. So I'd quite like to know if standard RC3 works on the hardware.
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Old 21st May 2010, 04:27 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

@AdamW

"it's not necessarily 'sure' that the 'standard F13 install works', because the updates you'd be getting from your beta install are more or less what's part of RC3, which is what we're actually going to ship. So I'd quite like to know if standard RC3 works on the hardware."

I also have Acer Aspire One. I downloaded the RC3 iso, booting from usb stick OK.
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Old 21st May 2010, 06:54 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

I started out with F13 Alpha on my Acer Aspire One and now running with all updates as of 05-21-2010 and not having any problem booting.
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Old 21st May 2010, 08:19 PM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

there's quite a lot of different 'Aspire One' models
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Old 22nd May 2010, 05:49 AM
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Re: Fedora 13 beta boot problem on Acer Aspire One after yum update

"there's quite a lot of different 'Aspire One' models "

Acer Aspire One KAV60
cpu type: intel atom cpu n270 @ 1.60ghz
system bios version: v1.06
vga bios version: intel v1585

Reinstalled from RC3 on 5-20-10 & updated OK
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