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Old 04-14-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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Installed all updates, now system is messed up!!!

Late last night my friend told me I should run the updates. I forget exactly how many there were but it was about 250-260. He said I should let it go all night, so I did. After the updates finished downloading later this morning it asked me to install them so I clicked "Forward" and continued to install the updates. Once the updates finished installing I rebooted the system and in my boot loader there were 2 options available; Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.14 FC3) and Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667).
I did not receive any errors when running the new kernel that I can see but, when I get to my login screen and login, everything seems tremendously slow and my wallpaper is gone and is now plain white. I'm running Fedora Core 3 and I'm using Gnome but I do not know which version of Gnome.
I'm running this on a Toshiba Tecra A1 laptop and when I tap the touchpad to click it no longer works unless I do it in a particular way. Before updating everything worked great. When I reboot and choose the 2.6.9 kernel it seems to speed up a bit from the login screen on, but still my wallpaper is gone and the touchpad seems to act a little flaky. I was wondering if there was any way to fix this, I'm pretty much a linux newbie...Thanks a lot!
Old 04-14-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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The wallpapers are still there, try "usr/share/wallpapers" just need to go through desktop settings and change. Also under utilites you should be able to change mouse properties (click rate, speed, etc...).
Old 04-14-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. There's one more thing I've noticed with the new kernel, my sound isn't working. I checked system settings and sound device and clicked the test sound and I couldn't hear anything. Volume is up on the laptop and it works great in 2.6.9 kernel.
Old 04-14-2005, 10:07 PM   #4
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This is my opinion and I feel strongly about this. I do not recommend blindly updating things (in your case you updated everything) without knowing why you are doing it. This is especially important regarding the kernel. If the kernel works great don't update it unless there is some hardware functionality you need or must have from a newer kernel -or- there is some serious security issue affecting you.

Sometimes "undoing" certain updates can be nearly impossible.


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