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sparckis 01-21-2007 09:33 PM

Yum updater running slow
I just updated to Fedora 6 and I wanted to run the updater for my system. I ran the gui program "software updater" and it launched successfully after I cleared the lock file. However, it sits on the barscreen saying looking for update packages forever. If I drag any window over the update it greys out like its working hard but seems to be doing nothing at all.
Also, I quit the program and tried using yum -y update. When I do that I get the command line that says Loading "installonlyn" plugin . This also appears to take forever. I am curious as to whether this is typical or if something I have is messed up. I've been waiting for over and hour and I don't know if that is correct. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Junior Hacker 01-22-2007 08:37 PM

There have been times on my FC6 that this happens, if after ten minutes it is still in that state, I usually re-boot to get it working properly, without re-boot, it will do that time & time again. On my system, it appears to be a screen saver issue probably due to nvidia graphics card drivers. Since applying last kernel update 2.6.19-1.2895.fc6 and corresponding nvidia & X11-xorg-drv, the problem appears to not happen any more. But I have seen the scan take as long as ten minutes (more or less) and it eventually produced a list. Sometimes depends if something else is using resources like surfing on the web at the same time.

Junior Hacker 01-22-2007 08:43 PM

Possibly power saving settings having an effect also, in respect to time set for turning off monitor, this is just speculation.

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