F8: Package Manager - desktop stalled
David Timms wrote:
>Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2007 12:26 AM
>To: For users of Fedora
>Subject: Re: F8: Package Manager - desktop stalled
>Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>> Daniel B. Thurman writes:
>>> I cannot even access the F1 or anything to see what is going on.
>>> What can I do at this point except perhaps to do a forced system
>>> reboot? Isn't there something I can do before attempting such a
>>> drastic move?
>> If you can't even move the cursor and your entire desktop is frozen,
>> either your entire kernel, or X.org, has crashed. This has
>nothing to do
>> with the package manager.
>> The only thing you can do is reboot.
>That is if the kernel crashed.
>If x.org or something else is the problem:
>- when you said F1 did you mean ctrl-alt-F1, F2 etc ?
>- ctrl-alt-backspace should kill the current x session, causing the
>logon screen to be shown
>- it might still be accessible from the network over ssh; sometimes
>using vnc might allow you to find what is going on, or at
>screen shots, run top, check disk space, check external connectivity.
>- next time you run package manager - start it from a terminal window,
>in case it is providing some sort of error messages.
Unfortunately, I did not try C-A-F1, 2, ... but it seemed that the
entire system crashed - no disk activity, the screen appeared frozen,
mouse dead. R.I.P.
I cannot understand why Package Manager did not at least cause it even
if only might have exaberated the symptoms. Dunno. I wonder if I
"overloaded" PM by selecting "everything" in the package list that
caused it to wheeze and die. I don't know.
I rebooted and proceeded directly to PM, and did a "one package category
at a time" selection and so far it is working, no crash, albeit very very
slow. Maybe that is just because of massive MB downloads. Again, I
don't know. Has anyone tested PM by trying to select "everything" and
see what happens? Just a thought. I am just trying to get my system
running with all I can throw at it. Developer's tools and all.
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