Incredible F8 updates -- followup : anticlimax, I hope
On Sun, 02 Dec 2007 15:10:34 -0700, Ben Brown wrote:
> It sounds to me like you've enabled the development repos. Was that
Bless you, SIR! It was most certainly NOT intentional; I do at
least know better than that ...
But I had indeed, somehow. I discovered that much last night, and
futzed with it -- the wrong way, of course : commenting things out rather
than changing enablements.
> If not, I would edit /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora-development.repo and make
> sure all stanzas have "enabled=0" in them. If they DO have "enabled=1",
> change it back to 0 (everywhere it's listed!). Then do a "yum clean all"
> and try your yum installation again.
Any guidance on what should or should not be commented out?
There's another problem with that machine, which I don't *think*
is inherently related, but it affects things.
Even though I pulled the KVM switch out of the situation, and did
the latest new OS-install (i.e., F8) with the peripherals connected
directly to the machine; even though Fedora 8 (at last, bless it!) knew
about the Acer AL1916 monitor and recognized it; it *still* does what F7
and F6 did -- fails to recognize the monitor on boot when back behind the
KVM switch, and gives me a display saying only something not supported.
I fix that as I did before, by hitting Ctrl-Alt-Backspace, and
then it does recognize it.
But now I get no GUI. (I normally run Gnome.) It comes up with
CLI only, and startx fails, both as user and as root.
I can do stuff like "nano -w /etc/yum.repos.d" to change the
enablings, and undo extraneous comments-out (once I establish which they
are). But I'm no technoid, and I need my Gnome just to find things I have
Anyhow, I zeroed out the enables, and did yum clean all. Then I
did my usual routine, adding rpm --rebuilddb and updatedb. I hope that
Then I rebooted it, without yet doing yum update.
I should probably add that grub now gives me a choice of two
kernels -- one that looks normal, and above it a strange one that I
certainly shouldn't have, with an fc9 (yes, nine) at the end. I'll try to
transcribe it : 2.6.24-0.62.rc3.git5.fc9 -- and it doesn't boot at all,
but hangs up looking for something. At least the fc8 kernel does get me
all the way to a prompt. But startx, even with the .fc8 kernel, still
Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
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