Fedora 17, not starting up or hangs
I have installed Fedora 17, x86_64, on Dell E6510.
The problem is sometimes when I power on the laptop on fedora, it does not start sometimes. Or, when the system is left idle for a while, it hangs and I should restart.
Is there a problem with my installation?
Could it be the problem of "ram" or sth else?
Is it possible to solve it by updating to Fedora 18?
The first thing I'd do is run 'yum update'
Fedora is permanently in Beta, as it's partly a testing ground for Red Hat. Yum update will swap one set of bugs for another. (You'll gather I'm not a Fedora fan). If you get a working version, keep it. That is usually good. I have F-18, and I have to boot it off the Slackware kernel. But everything works except the kernel, so why touch it? I have the Electronic spin with several difficult to compile programs and impossible to find/compile dependencies all up & running.
As you are finding out
Fedora requires a lot of work on YOUR part
you do need to be willing , and FULLY except that fedora is what it is " a Research and Development TESTING" distro , to fix things as they crop up
And they will
Fedora is a great OS for people that WANT to fix things and puzzle through problems and LIKE to solve problems
if that is not you then fedora might not be the best choice of OS
or it might be if you do want to solve problems as they crop up
for this issue you might want to temporarily remove the "rhgb quite" from the boot line
this will output a ton of information as the system boots
and show you exactly where it hangs
and have a read through the boot logs
the boot.0.log is for the current boot there should be boot.1.log,boot.2.log and so on
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