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Old 05-19-2004, 12:56 AM   #1
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FC2 upgrade from FC1: a few troubles


Just thought I'd summarize the issues I ran into in the upgrade. When I solve any of them I'll post here. (And if you have solved these, by all means share the joy.)

1) ps/2 mouse stopped working. Temporary workaround: replace with a USB mouse.

2) XKB error popup on login. Solution: edit /etc/X11/XFree86.conf and comment out the line that says:
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(To comment it out, prepend the '#' character as shown above.)

3) sound doesn't work. The switch to ALSA broke sound for me. The gnome volume control is stuck at 0.

Partial solution: run /usr/sbin/alsaconf (as root). This succeeded in updating /etc/modprobe.conf with the correct alias for snd-card-0. I no longer get an error at boot loading the cmpci module. But sound is still broken.

4) restarting X server causes next login session to hang. In trying to fix the mouse problem, I logged out and restarted X by ctrl-alt-backspace. When logging back in, the session hung at the FC2 splash page. Repeatable. (Reboot works around.)

Other than those things, everything is running smooth. I also don't have an NVIDIA driver to match this kernel yet, but that's a minor issue. Hopefully the good folks at Livna will package one up soon.
 
Old 05-20-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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Just to follow up, all my issues have been fixed except the ps/2 mouse problem.

The sound problem was partly due to permissions on the ALSA sound devices. The installer noticed that I had customized my /etc/security/console.perms file, and decided not to override my changes. Instead it saved the new permissions in /etc/security/console.perms.rpmnew.

The moral of that story is to check the installer logs for anything that was not updated due to prior customizing:

# grep warning /root/upgrade.log

(Look for any .rpmnew messages.)
 
Old 05-20-2004, 06:44 PM   #3
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Re: FC2 upgrade from FC1: a few troubles

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Originally posted by jspaar
Just thought I'd summarize the issues I ran into in the upgrade. When I solve any of them I'll post here. (And if you have solved these, by all means share the joy.)

1) ps/2 mouse stopped working. Temporary workaround: replace with a USB mouse.

2) XKB error popup on login. Solution: edit /etc/X11/XFree86.conf and comment out the line that says:
# Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
(To comment it out, prepend the '#' character as shown above.)

3) sound doesn't work. The switch to ALSA broke sound for me. The gnome volume control is stuck at 0.

Partial solution: run /usr/sbin/alsaconf (as root). This succeeded in updating /etc/modprobe.conf with the correct alias for snd-card-0. I no longer get an error at boot loading the cmpci module. But sound is still broken.

4) restarting X server causes next login session to hang. In trying to fix the mouse problem, I logged out and restarted X by ctrl-alt-backspace. When logging back in, the session hung at the FC2 splash page. Repeatable. (Reboot works around.)

Other than those things, everything is running smooth. I also don't have an NVIDIA driver to match this kernel yet, but that's a minor issue. Hopefully the good folks at Livna will package one up soon.
1) I didn't have any problem with my PS/2 mouse after the upgrade from FC1 to FC2. Maybe post the input device section of your XF86Config file so we can help. (/etc/X11/XF86Config)

2) During the intial boot up after upgrade to FC2, Kudzu came up asking if I wanted to configue Xkb with the keyboard, simply say no and you don't have to edit the XF86Config file for this.

3) No problem with sound here. I'm using an ASUS A7N8X Deluxe mobo with onboard Nforce2 audio. I didn't have any problems with it in FC1 either.

4) Did you make sure X was killed prior to trying restart it (log back in)? I know sometimes with FC1 a simple C-A-B wouldn't kill X sometimes which would cause the hangup at re-login if X was already running. Otherwise I don't know.

As far as the Nvidia 3D drivers, they should work with this kernel (2.6.5 variant) without any problems. Now to say there will be a simple rpm installation, don't count on it. I had the Nvidia drivers working just fine in Gentoo with kernel 2.6.5 and now 2.6.6 so it shouldn't be too difficult.

So far I like FC2, the minor changes help sort some of the little idiocies of FC1 out in an easy way and the additions are very welcome, especially Bluetooth drivers built in.

rberry88
 
Old 05-21-2004, 02:26 AM   #4
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Thanks rberry88 - but I finally fixed the ps/2 mouse problem by disabling USB legacy in the BIOS settings of my A7A266.

Apart from waiting for an NVIDIA driver, FC2 is now fully working for me.
 
  


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