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Old 06-16-2007, 09:11 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2007
Location: Washington DC
Distribution: RedHat & spins ... Fedora, CentOS, Mandriva
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F7 Installation Issues (desktop manager,


Installing F7 from an image downloaded from, verified with sha1 sum as identical to sha1 provided by Fedora
Burned onto DVD media that passed the media check


[1] Upong 1st installation rhgb would not run, resolved via xorg-x11-fonts-base rpm installation and copy of xorg.conf to /etc/rhgb
[2] Then gdm wouldn't start a login manager --- this resolved after a few reboots, though I can't figure out why, it works now so I don't really care right now ;-)
[3] I cannot get a desktop manager to start

--> I installed KDE at install time, yet under SESSIONS at login it is not listed, just gnome
--> it appears KDE is installed, however several dependencies are failing, like cups-libs and htdig!!
--> it appears numerous libraries did not install, on boot cupsd, hpiod fail, and on exit fsck.ext3 is shown as not found

--> I am trying now to install and qt kdelibs kdebase via yum

but has anyone had these issues? X is not the problem as xinit works just fine, but startx fails since it trys to launch the default dm or gnome in this case...I get the same errors:

/usr/bin/gnome-session error while loading shared library no such file

the dvd passed the media check, so I sort of strayed from that option, but to me it sounds more and more like a media issue....anyone ;-)

oh other thing is there is no .xessions-error file in any users homedir I try to launch from - the errors are displayed via a GUI box that says the X session has lasted less than 10 seconds...blah blah blah


Old 06-16-2007, 11:45 AM   #2
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Resolved (though not solved)


gnome still will not work with the same errors, even after I install the rpm's for it
install qt kdebase kdelibs
am able to launch kde as a dm, rhgb works after socket being used by rhgb was changed to have RW- perms (/etc/rhgb/temp/rhgb-socket)

remaining "base" issues:

still no ipw3495 support for wifi, dang
hidd fails to init on : Can't listen on hidd channel already in use
gnome doesn't launch with errors

anyway, thanks is there a Fedora 7 board on LQ? Anyone for starting one if there isnt?


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