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Old 06-08-2004, 05:44 AM   #1
jeffreybluml
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Can I uninstall FC2 and go back to FC1 with old settings?


I'm just having so many problems with FC2. I still cannot get the nvidia drivers to work, and I've tried both the 8k stack and this fix as well...
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...05&postcount=7
And still it does not work. I am also having issues getting my sound card to work, which was fine in FC1.

Ther's also a couple minor things about FC2 I don't like, like the fact that, in nautilus, each time you open a directory, it opens in a new window.

So, can FC2 be removed so that I can go back to my 2.4.188 (or something like that) kernel from FC1? If so, will it keep all of my old settings from FC1, which was running so well?

Please advise...

Thanks,
 
Old 06-08-2004, 06:40 AM   #2
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Depends how u set up your partitions.

If you seperated out /home from the other partitions, then yes. if you have one big partition, then you have a problem. Id suggest you back everything up before you reinstall FC1.

On your graphics card have you tried using an older driver. i cant use the latest release on my gf2, so i use one made last year, and it works a treat. Although it lags a bit, but im guessing thats due to the whole fedora problem.

The whole settings thing, some will stay, mainly stuff stored in /home, but everything else will have to be done again.

Last edited by v00d00101; 06-08-2004 at 06:42 AM.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 06:55 AM   #3
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coincidentally, I do indeed have /home, and only /home, on a seperate partition. I have a 40G HD, and it used to have windows on it. Once I dumped windows (woohoo!) I moved my /home to the old partition (the first half of the 40G).

So, what do I need to do to get FC2 off? I had everything just the way I liked it in FC1, and it ran wonderfully (finally!), so I'd like to get back to those settings after the removal of FC2. I did back up some of my home already (before FC2 upgrade, but this was only stuff like .gconf, .gconfd, .gnome, .gnome2, .gnome_private, .gnome2_private, .kde, .metacity ...and a little from /etc, but I recall it gave me errors while copying some things from /etc so I am not comfortable just replacing the entire directory...

Anyways, if you could let me know how to revert, I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks,
 
Old 06-08-2004, 09:45 AM   #4
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Sometimes I just don't read carefully enough...

Am I correct to understand that you are saying I have to simply RE-install FC1? Is there a way to do this without losing everything I've added to it, like Java (which took me awhile to get working right) and Flash support (same thing...took awhile to get it right, don't remember what I did) and all of the various updated stuff like gcc that I needed in order to get synaptic installed?

Once I'm back to FC1, is it safe to simply copy (over-write) the various files/directories that I've backed up (mentioned above), or shall I just ADD the contents of, for example, .gconf to the already existing .gconf directory after I'm back to FC1?

I hope I'm asking my questions clearly enough, I'm having one of those wonderful "fuzzy-headed" days...I think I've been trying to fix this for too long without rest...

Appreciate the help folks, LQ is my hero!!
 
Old 06-08-2004, 10:24 AM   #5
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Hi,

I know this is not exactly the question, but if you have to stay with FC2, maybe this link should fixed your Nautilus issue ;-)
http://fedoranews.org/contributors/c...#removespatial

The NVIDIA problem should be fixed very soon, as they were speaking about end of May. We never know...maybe tomorrow ;-) . Using the nv driver should fix it, but you will not have the 3D acceleration. Maybe you can live without it some days.

About the sound, I saw many threads in FEDORA mailing list about it. Maybe you can have a look there and search for your specific problem.
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=fedora-list&r=1&w=2

I wish you good luck anyway and sorry if my answers did not really fit to your question, but I am afraid that coming back in FC1 means a total reinstall of FC1 ... as you did not have a backup of the whole system.

Regards,

Philippe
 
Old 06-08-2004, 10:48 AM   #6
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Hey,

Philippe, thanks for pointing me to the thread regarding nautilus!

It's funny, I used to think I was pretty good at searching for solutions to things, until I found LQ and saw just how good some other people are!

Apprecita the assistance. I'll have another go at fixing the sound when I'm back home at my box. I may just give up on the nvidia thing for now, until they get it figured out once and for all....

I just miss my perfectly running FC1 now...;-(
 
Old 06-08-2004, 11:10 AM   #7
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Glad to hear it.

Check this one for the sound (easy one):
[URL=http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=189520[/URL]

Hope this helps.

Philippe
 
Old 06-08-2004, 04:04 PM   #8
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Ah ha! GOt the sound fixed. Problem was, every thread I saw was using intelx8 (or something) as the entry in modprobe.conf and modules.conf, but I have a C-Media card. Once I plugged in cmipci instead, ALL WAS BETTER!!!!

Do you think this should go into success stories?

THanks for the help people!!
 
Old 06-09-2004, 12:13 AM   #9
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Sorry i didnt post jeffreybluml, i havent been around all day (and most of the nite). As you guessed the answer i gave was to reinstall.

On the flash problem, simply go to
~/.mozilla
mkdir plugins

copy the files from the install_flashplayer.tgz to the plugins dir.

Java well theres a few threads about it.

But at the basic level anything in your home dir should be seen after an install and you'll simply restart with most of your settings in place, its just the ones that are system specific that will be new, like stuff in /etc /usr / .

The nvidia driver, id give another try with the making a new kernel (2.6.6) instructions (wherever they are on nvnews), just remember when u reboot to choose the new kernel in grub and not the old one. If it works, then change grub default to the new one. Its not perfect but its a good workaround, that has let me play quake3 a few times this week.

And thanks to the guy who posted up the fix to the damn nautilus fubar.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 05:28 AM   #10
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Quote:
And thanks to the guy who posted up the fix to the damn nautilus fubar
You're very welcome

OT : By the way, MANY guys really appreciate the spatial mode after giving it a real try. I cannot say more, as I have Gnome 2.2, but after some days, they seems to accept it much more that the old way ... Life can be so different from people to people ;-)

Philippe
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:10 AM   #11
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v00d00101,

Thanks for checking in. I did try to recompile a kernel, with 8k stacks, to get the nvidia driver working. This was before I went from kernel 2.6.5.1338 (or something close to that) to 2.6.6. I must have tried to compile at least 6 times, but every time it would hang my computer after roughly 12 minutes of compiling. Mind you, I've never recompiled a kernel, so I have no idea what I was doind or if it is supposed to take so long, but I finally gave up after the 6th try when I even tried it in runlevel 3 to no avail. I was following these instructions...

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...05&postcount=7

Everything went as it was supposed to (except I never could find the CONFIG_REGPARM section in the configuration editor that opens after make xconfig) until the first of the three makes after the make xconfig. That's when it took 12 minutes and hung.

Since then I have moved up to kerel 2.6.6, re-installed the nvidia driver, and still it does not work.

Is there an 8k stack version of 2.6.6? What was the other fix to this?

I wish I could change the title of this thread, to get the appropriate attention...

I'm really going to try to NOT have to go back to FC1. I got the sound working, however it still does not work for gnome events. DOn't understand that at all. I get my startup and shutdown sounds, and can play music, but NONE of the gnome even sounds work. Also, and sorry for getting so off-topic, neither of my movie player work anymore. Mplayer (gmplayer) and Totem and broken.

If I could just get synaptic installed, I could probably take care of some of these problems with updates to their respective programs. I just can't get it installed or working.

CAn you use Yum to "search" for packages that you don't already have installed? I tried "yum search synaptic" and "yum search synaptic*" and it never finds anything. I never use yum though, so I have no idea what I'm doing...

Anywho...
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:39 AM   #12
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When i compiled, the make part took about 30 mins on my amd 2400.

The rest took about 10 mins.

If you apply that .config file like it says in the instructions it should be set to 8k by default. I have seen a pre-compiled 2.6.6 kernel somewhere in the last couple of days, i'll have a look. It was on another thread on this forum.
 
  


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