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radwa 06-23-2010 03:14 PM

Installing Updates Problem on Fedora 12
I have been installing these updates on Fedora 12 and so far, my computer now has 3 more fedora sub-versions "not sure if that IS their name". So when I first boot the pc, the 3 versions appear. Normally, that wouldn't seem like a problem "although I don't know why don't the new ones simply delete the old ones"..However, the new ones don't work. Only the oldest form which I installed through a CD is the one that works. The others just cause the computer screen to flash a couple of times and freezes.
Any ideas?

smoker 06-23-2010 11:00 PM

You have updated the kernel. This always leaves the last kernel present in case there are problems with the new version. Fedora automatically allows 3 versions to be present. After that it deletes the oldest when it installs a new one.

I think your problem is graphics related. Do you have an nVidia graphics card ?
Have you ever installed the nvidia drivers ?

If so, I would interrupt the boot at the grub menu, and edit the kernel options for the latest kernel by adding rdblacklist=nouveau to the end of the line. Then hit return.

Further details on configuring an nvidia card so that you don't have to update the driver each time a new kernel is installed, can be found here. I suggest using the RPM Fusion approach.

radwa 07-02-2010 06:34 AM

Through the terminal, I found that that it is ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility X1400. Would the nvidia drivers work because I hear a lot of people talking about them or would it be better to download the ATI drivers?

Since now there are already 3 versions and only the oldest one works with me, I am afraid to install any new ones.


adamk75 07-02-2010 08:58 AM

You should not install any other video card drivers for your GPU. It's only supported by the open source drivers that Fedora is using by default.

When booting a newer kernel, you should disable the "quiet rhgb" options to the kernel so that you can see the output from the kernel and find out why it's just freezing.


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