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Old 06-05-2004, 03:32 PM   #1
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Unique issues upgrading to FC2


I just HAD to mess with a good thing, didn't I?

I went ahead and downloaded the 4 ISOs for Fedora Core 2 yesterday. I was running FC1 and everything was wonderful. Upgrade seemed to go well, no issues and I even let it convert the file system to ext3.

Upon reboot, however, I am having three problems that I can't seem to find answers for here...

1) I have installed Nvidia drivers many times now, and never had a problem. THis time, however, after I remove the load="dri" entry (the other entry to remove wasn't there) and change the "nv" to "nvidia" int the XF86Config and reboot, the XF86Config file gets reset to the old values! I even edited it, then copied it over the XF86Config~ and XF86Config.backup files, thinking these were somehow writing over the original. After reboot, both the original AND the .backup were changed back to the wong way again! During boot, it of course gives an error when it tries to load the nvidia driver, saying nvidia.ko was not found. PLEASE tell me what the heck is going on here and how to solve it!!

2) My sound is now gone. It doesn't appear to be related to any of the other posts regarding sound. If I right click on the volume and open volume control, it says "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found." Where do I go from there? IT worked fine in FC1.

3) In FC1, I had a program called hotkeys running so that I could use the volume control on my Logitech itouch keyboard. No problems, hotkeys started automatically, and volume control worked fine. Now, after I boot and log in, I get some crazy message about a possible bug in the X server, and it says something about xkb having errors and in the end my hotkeys doesn't start and I can't use volume control buttons (not that I have sound anyways!) I'd post the actual message, but I can only get it to happen after boot. I'll follow up with it after I do so...

I greatly appreciate your having read this far. Can anybody offer ANY suggestions on ANY of these? Let me know what other info you need and I'll get it right away...

Thanks!!
 
Old 06-05-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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#2-did you try alsaconf?
 
Old 06-05-2004, 04:56 PM   #3
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command not found...

leaving...back in 2 hours...
 
Old 06-05-2004, 05:04 PM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=185411 see if this helps

Last edited by comprookie2000; 06-05-2004 at 05:06 PM.
 
Old 06-05-2004, 06:25 PM   #5
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Thanks, but I had already read that and it's not quite applicable. My sound is simply not muted, it just doen'st work...

Here is that error about the keyboard...

Error activating XKB configuration.
Probably internal X server problem.

X server version data:
The X.Org Foundation
60700000

If you report this situation as a bug, please include:
- The result of xprop -root | grep XKB
- The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb

And then, as I mentioned, I can't use my volume control as it gives mt the following error...

hotkeys: Unable to open `/dev/mixer': No such device


Looks ike perhaps this will go away if I get the darn sound card working, eh?

Anybody have thoughts or suggestions?

PLEASE!!
 
Old 06-06-2004, 12:13 PM   #6
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^bump

Anybody? Surely SOMEBODY has an idea!

Anybody ever heard of a file getting constantly reset as described in problem #1?

Please help...
 
Old 06-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #7
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Hi,

Not using FC2, but hope to have it soon. Anyway, I used to follow the FC2 mailing-list, and your issues seem to be "common" ones. Sound, Nvidia, Xfree86...

Sound : try to follow this Thread
http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg05628.html

Xfree86 : I am not sure that this file is used anymore, as FC2 switch to Xorg. The file should be named /etc/X11/xorg.conf as XFree86 is no longer with Fedora Core.

nvidia : Maybe this link should help : http://www.fedorafaq.org/#nvidia

xkb-logitech : try this link : http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedor.../msg04449.html

The answer could be :
I had similar problem with keyboard. It is discussed on web forums. You can
try to change line:
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
to
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
It works for me well.


I stronglyy recommend you to read the Fedora mailing list. It is huge but full of good answers ;-)
http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-list

And google is your best friend when you have long error messages ;-)

Hope this helps,

Philippe
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:51 PM   #8
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Wow, thanks for the excellent resources and the reply...

The keyboard one took care of the problem, but unfortunately the others did not so I still have no sound to turn up with the keyboard, and my nvidia drivers still aren't getting loaded...

BUT>>>>>

I need somebody to tell me, where is it trying to look for the nvidia kernel module when it is booting, because it says it couldn't find it, but after searching I found it is in /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/kernel/drivers/video/

So, if I could just create a symbolic link in the place it is looking for it, I may perhaps be good to go...right?

Anybody know where it is looking?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:26 PM   #9
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So, in the /etc/X11/XF86Config (or xorg.conf) file, where the thread suggested I add the following...

include /etc/modprobe.conf.dist

alias sound-service-0-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-0-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-0-3 snd-pcm-oss
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-intel8x0
&& /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null 2>&1 ||:
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || : ; };

alias sound-slot-0 snd-intel8x0

How do I determine what value to replace "snd-intel8x0" with, as I have a C-Media sound card.

From /sbin/lspci I get:

[root@localhost jeff]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333]
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8366/A/7 [Apollo KT266/A/333 AGP]
00:09.0 Communication controller: Ambient Technologies Inc HaM controllerless modem (rev 02)
00:0e.0 Multimedia audio controller: C-Media Electronics Inc CM8738 (rev 10)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233 PCI to ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:11.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 1b)
00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 70)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)


So I tried sticking the CM8738 from above in for the intel8x0 in "snd-intel8x0", but that didn't work.

How do I find out what to put there?

Also, for some reason, I didn't already have xorg.conf in my /etc/X11/.....so I just copied XF86Config to xorg.conf. Now, the nvidia still doesn't load, and instead of XF86Config getting magically changed back to the old version xorg.conf does! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Please keep the suggestions coming, I'm losing it over here....
 
  


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