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Old 05-15-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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No screen after upgrade from Fedora 14 to 16


Hello,

after upgrade from Fedora 14 tot Fedora 16 I no longer have graphical interface.

can someone help me search for the problem ?

Don't really know where to search for the problem...

After the services load at startup, there is just a cursor blinking at the top left, that's all.

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 05-15-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Solved by re-installing kmod-nvidia

Apparently there was a conflict with a previous version...
 
Old 05-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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fedora has never supported upgrading and skipping a version

also from the RELEASE notes that you should have read
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...tes/index.html
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/..._Sysadmin.html

fedora went to gnome 3 in 16
so none of your gnome2 settings will work

also fedora 16 switched to systemd

boot is grub 2

fedora is NOT the same animal that 14 was

fedora is not even the same spices it change WAY too much

you DID back up your important data ? RIGHT ?

reformat to ext4 ( 16 uses ext4 for /boot now ) and do a clean new install

then move over your data from your back up .
 
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Old 05-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #4
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Problem not resolved.

After reboot I need to go to a new shell (ctrl alt F3) and do "startx". Only then I will have graphical interface.

Also Gnome3 fails to load.

gnome-tweak-tool does not work for me (a lot of error output) so I can not get my desktop items back...

Is this all due to what you post above ?

Also all Firefox and Thunderbird information is gone...

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Old 05-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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firefox in 14 was ff3
firefox in fedora 16 is ff 10 in the iso and 12 is current

so your settings might not work
but if you have a backup of your /home/"yourname"/.mozilla/firefox folder
and you made a json database back up
you can import it
 
Old 05-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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I have firefox and thunderbird back.

However sunbird no longer exists in F16. I have a backup of my folder .mozilla/sunbird
Sunbird (version F14) did not start up well with F16 so I uninstalled (yum erase)

I have downloaded the last sources from Mozilla FTP-server and I can start sunbird by going to the untarred folder and run ./sunbird

It works great, but I don't have my data.

Question : how can I get the data of /home/.mozilla/sunbird loaded into the sunbird program ??
 
  


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