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Old 02-19-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Fedora 17, not starting up or hangs


Hi,

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?
 
Old 02-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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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.
Using Fedora implies keeping up with their release schedule. OSS requires active participation to help it evolve. Fedora releases often to get the good out and keep the bad in. Suggesting a fellow LQ member to continue running unsupported and potentially vulnerable software is not in the best interest of the user (getting support), Fedora (improving by receiving feedback) or the Internet community as a whole (potential security risk). Personal experiences running obsolete, unsupported software are just that: personal experiences. It is not a best practice and it should not be mistaken for good advice.
 
Old 02-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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sryzdn
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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