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belliott4488 11-09-2009 11:34 AM

Fedora 10 won't start up after upgrade
 
I installed Fedora 10 on a new (used) PC a few weeks ago and it's been working fine. Last night I got my first alert saying that there was an upgrade available for my installation (I had done an upgrade immediately after installation, so I'm assuming this is a new upgrade). I agreed to do the upgrade, gave it a little while to set itself up, and then started the downloads. When I went to bed I think it had installed 800 or so packages out of 1200 or so, and seemed to be just fine.

When I got up this morning, the PC was stuck with a blank screen. I could move a block cursor around with the mouse, but that was it. When I tried CTRL-ALT-DEL, it immediately rebooted.

On reboot, it got through the Grub menu and started up Fedora, and I got the blue/light-blue/white progress bar scrolling across the bottom of the screen. That seemed fine, and the progress bar got all the way to the right, as it usually does, but then when the screen went blank after that (X starting up?) it just appears to get stuck. I can move the block cursor around and even type text on the screen, but there seems to be no shell, i.e. I get no response if I type a character string and hit Enter. It just goes to the next line.

I still have the installation disc, so I guess I should boot off that in Rescue mode. What then? Any suggestions for what I should look for?

I'm running the x86_64 version, by the way.

Thanks,
Bruce

Mr-Bisquit 11-09-2009 11:51 AM

Log in to single user mode from the grub menu.
Try reconfiguring X as root.
Stop and restart the display manager if you need to.

John VV 11-09-2009 02:46 PM

you might want to do some reading . it sounds like a problem with the new xorg 1.7 and a old and unsupported 3d card . i had to downgrade xorg to 1.6 or use the 2d only "nv" or" vesa" driver.

belliott4488 11-09-2009 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr-Bisquit (Post 3750490)
Log in to single user mode from the grub menu.
Try reconfiguring X as root.

Reconfigure how?
[QUOTE=Mr-Bisquit;3750490Stop and restart the display manager if you need to.[/QUOTE]
I don't know what that is, let alone how to stop or restart it ...
:(

belliott4488 11-09-2009 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John VV (Post 3750664)
you might want to do some reading . it sounds like a problem with the new xorg 1.7 and a old and unsupported 3d card . i had to downgrade xorg to 1.6 or use the 2d only "nv" or" vesa" driver.

It's a relatively new (<1 year old) Nvidia card ... xorg couldn't have left it behind so soon, could it?

John VV 11-09-2009 10:27 PM

Quote:

(used) PC a few weeks ago
with out knowing on WHAT the card is that ( above) is all i had to go on .
We still do not know what the card is or what driver you have installed ( if any )
was it a kmod-nvidia 180 driver
a kmod-nvidia 185 driver,
or a kmod-nvidia 191 driver
or a nvidia.run driver from the nvidia website
OR
the nouveau driver, default for fedora .It is a open-source version of nvidia's driver and is in testing only-- it is NOT ready for "the real world" yet.

or is there NO driver installed.

belliott4488 11-16-2009 11:00 AM

solved
 
Just to close out this thread:

After determining that the upgrade to which I had agreed was indeed an upgrade to Fedora 11, but that the Planet CCRMA audio packages I use are current only through Fedora 10, I just re-installed F10 from the installation disc I had originally used. Since I had not really done any work on the PC yet, I was willing to blow away the previous Fedora installation and to start from scratch.

Brute-force, but it worked. I'll be more careful about accepting automatic offers to upgrade my system in the future.

Thanks for prior responses,
Bruce


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