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Old 07-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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Fedora 8 - trouble with file/"browse" dialog boxes after update...


I did a Yum update last night...

Now whenever an application needs to view the file system, such as when you attach a file via Yahoo mail (and it opens a file manager-like dialog box) the application hangs.

It doesn't matter whether it's the web browser (Firefox 2.0.0.2) or OpenOffice, or the Disk Usage Analyzer application (scan folder button)...whenever an app tries to open a window showing the file system, that app locks up.

Where do I begin?

TIA...

~jp
 
Old 07-15-2008, 01:14 AM   #2
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well i am assuming ( crystal ball time ) that you are using Gnome
and it was just your every day normal update
su -
yum update
and there were NO errors and the update finished
how many updates 4, 10, 300
it sounds like something to do with gnome
can you post the last entries in /var/log/yum.log For the update you did yesterday
 
Old 07-15-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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well i am assuming ( crystal ball time ) that you are using Gnome
and it was just your every day normal update
su -
yum update
and there were NO errors and the update finished
how many updates 4, 10, 300
it sounds like something to do with gnome
can you post the last entries in /var/log/yum.log For the update you did yesterday
Eh... It appears I gave out wrong info... That computer is running Fedora 7, not 8.

Yes, I'm using Gnome.

Here's the most recent activity in the /var/log/yum.log file. Oddly enough, the most recent stuff has a date of July 10. I also updated my laptop (Fedora 8) in the last week, so that may be where the confusion as to which distro I'm using came from.

Either way, here's the log entries from July 10. As I recall, there were more updates, but shouldn't they all be in here?

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Jul 10 01:08:16 Updated: php-common - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:18 Installed: perl-DBI - 1.53-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:20 Installed: mysql - 5.0.45-6.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:21 Installed: perl-DBD-MySQL - 3.0008-1.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:22 Updated: php-cli - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:23 Installed: php-pdo - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:27 Installed: mx - 2.0.6-3.i386
Jul 10 01:08:44 Installed: libdbi - 0.8.1-2.1.i386
Jul 10 01:08:47 Installed: unixODBC - 2.2.12-5.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:47 Installed: mysql-connector-odbc - 3.51.12-2.2.i386
Jul 10 01:08:48 Installed: MySQL-python - 1.2.2-3.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:49 Installed: php-mysql - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:49 Updated: php - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:54 Installed: mysql-server - 5.0.45-6.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:56 Updated: php-ldap - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:56 Installed: libdbi-drivers - 0.8.1a-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:08:57 Installed: libdbi-dbd-mysql - 0.8.1a-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:10:32 Installed: php-mbstring - 5.2.6-2.fc7.i386
Jul 10 01:10:40 Installed: phpMyAdmin - 2.11.6-1.fc7.noarch
 
Old 07-15-2008, 01:59 PM   #4
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well all of those updates are for your apache server . have you tried making a new user and see if firefox / other apps still hang .
 
Old 07-15-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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well all of those updates are for your apache server . have you tried making a new user and see if firefox / other apps still hang .
I didn't even bother creating a new user. I just logged out as myself, and back in as root.

I was able to attach a file in Yahoo mail.

Ok... this is weird. It works fine now, even logged in as me.

I had restarted X, as well as rebooted at least 2 or 3 times since then, to no avail.

Today, for some odd reason I was getting no sound output. It's happened once or twice before. I restarted to get it back, just a few minutes ago.

Either way, it works now. I feel slighted by my computer. It has made me look like more of a newb than I actually am...

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