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Old 8th March 2012, 01:10 AM
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Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

Please Visit This Thread for TC2 Images http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...59#post1563459

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Old 8th March 2012, 04:33 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

I had a very positive experience with the alpha release of F17 on Virtualbox. Should download and test the beta TC1 ...
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Old 8th March 2012, 07:06 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

The various bugs in alpha stopped me from getting any further than trying to boot a USB stick. (One of the bugs in the alpha was that several of the tools for booting an iso file from USB weren't working--another bug had to do with installing it on a machine with multiple systems on the machine.)

Downloaded the beta netinstall, put it on a USB stick with livecd-iso-to-disk, and ran a minimal install. This went smoothly. Upon reboot, it froze with a USB error--not sure what that was about, I still had the USB stick in the laptop, when I removed the USB stick and rebooted, all was well. It iddn't cause any problems with other systems installed on the laptop (F16, Ubuntu, and Arch).



Then installed X, no problems there, (Intel card on a UX31e), installed mplayer with rpmfusion and sound worked without any further effort on my part (save adding myself to the audio group.)

It seems to echo what I remember of the last few Fedoras--betas being generally problem free. I haven't done much with it yet, but it seems fine.
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Old 8th March 2012, 07:13 PM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

Does this live version have kernel dubugging enabled?
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Old 9th March 2012, 12:10 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

What's the difference between alpha and Beta TC1?
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Old 9th March 2012, 12:18 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

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What's the difference between alpha and Beta TC1?
probably Anaconda fix's gone into the beta plus other blocker bugs that got fixed that didnt get fixed before Alpha.
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Old 13th March 2012, 10:11 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

bump ( so people can find it )
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Old 13th March 2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

just a thought, tox...

Do you by chance have a wacom tablet? I have issues with GDM and Gnome starting if my wacom tablet is hooked up when I boot.

I have to unplug my tablet, boot up and start Gnome, then I can plug the tablet in, watch gnome-control-center crash, then I'm good to go. Tablet works fine.

I can generate a nice crash in gnome-control-center and gnome-settings-daemon anytime I desire, too I plug in the tablet, and get a crash in gnome-control-center, open system settngs and click on the wacom tablet settings, and get a crash in gnome-settings-daemon.

No issues in F15 or F16 with the tablet, though. I guess it's due to the "improvements" in the gnome-settings for the tablets.
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Old 13th March 2012, 09:45 PM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

Have installed the livecd alpha and the latest beta on a usb flash drive and both were able to install to an Acer Aspire One laptop. At the end of the installer the message "There was a problem installing the boot loader".

The installation at reboot lacks a grub menu and only a black screen and a blinking cursor. Don't know if it's fixable and google hasn't shed any light on it. Previous Fedora's have installed from usb and booted straight up no problem. Any clues?

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Old 13th March 2012, 10:56 PM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

I got the message too during my livecd install of Alpha but in my case it did install the boot loader.
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Old 15th March 2012, 02:25 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

when you hit that message you need to get a hold of the program.log file, which will contain the actual error from grub2-install. anaconda logs are in /var/log/anaconda on the installed system (even if you can't boot it you can browse its files from a live boot or something), or during install, you can switch to ctrl-alt-f2 to get a console and look at the logs which are in /tmp at that point.

one issue which i suspect may well cause more people than usual to hit that error in tc1 is https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=782144 . that one ought to be fixed with tc2, I'll try and remember to make sure the fixed grub2 is pulled into tc2. I'm probably going to request tc2 for this friday.
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Old 15th March 2012, 02:26 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

as to what's changed from alpha to beta tc1 - way more stuff than it's feasible to document. we unfreeze between Alpha and Beta and again between Beta and Final, and maintainers make hundreds of changes during those periods.
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Old 15th March 2012, 02:32 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

Adam

whats happening with the Nightlies? aint been building from what i can tell. how come?
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Old 15th March 2012, 02:43 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

dependency issues. not unusual.
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Old 15th March 2012, 03:34 AM
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Re: Fedora17 Beta Test Composes Here

ohh ok thanks.
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