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Trying to Chain of Fools Fedora

Posted 06-14-2012 at 05:49 PM by wagscat123

I tried to perform a chain of fools style experiment (upgrading through every version of Fedora from 1 to 17) of Fedora in VirtualBox. It went great, chugging along right up through Fedora 1-8. Once I got to Fedora 9, the menu functions and keyboard input began to get weird, and by Fedora 10 the cursor froze upon X startup. I have ran into this issue when Chain of Foolin' around before in both SUSE and Fedora and couldn't get a solution (even when asking here). I might do a command prompt Chain of Fools from RH 6.2 to F17 and see what configs stick later. (I can't get a decent VBox install with all drives and X working until Red Hat 8.0 and other linuxes around that age)

I'll put up screenshots later, but all customizations held in GNOME. I set up two users to track - one user that left all defaults, and one that customized a few things. In both accounts, the default panel configs stuck (except from F8 to F9 when KDE4 wiped all KDE stuff) even though some of them pointed to apps that died along the way such as Mozilla. The theme the crazy user account had in GNOME was deleted around FC5 or FC 6, but the computer remembered to try to use that theme and it the account still logged in with missing icons and ugly GNOME 2.0 upstream style buttons. Some parts of the themes, such as the buttons and icons, updated from version to version as they changed, but other things, such as Windows decorations, held (except in KDE 4). Desktop backgrounds stuck when not deleted (except in KDE 4) Maybe one day I'll take the home directory config and add it to Fedora 9 (the last version that worked) and see if I can work it up to 17. In the meanwhile, I'm gathering all my old SUSEs (as far back as 6.4 since SaX2 for some weird reason can get me X in Vbox even without modern VESA support) and will try to see what happens there.

I may put these up on YouTube one day.
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