new FC1 install problems
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Mon May 3 01:31:00 UTC 2004
My main box lost its ability to run anything gtk or gnome related, so I put in
FC1 disk1 and did an upgrade from my well modified RH8.0 install. Running
gcc3.2, kde3.2, qt3.2 and the best kernel so far, 2.6.5-mm6.
In fact it was a major downgrade. I was running a 2.6 kernel, and it
destroyed all my carefully linked module-init-tools install rendering a 2.6
At the same time, X wouldn't run as it was complaining about a too new pango,
so I downgraded that from 1.4.0-1 to 1.2.0, at which point X worked. X did
work for the previous week with that pango, so I assume the X it installed
was a bit older than mine.
But I had no networking at all. ifconfig said eth0 was up and running, at the
right address etc, but I couldn't ping the firewall box, or vice-versa. The
firewall box was reporting that the link was up, then down, then up as I
messed around rebooting it after each single session as I worked on the
module-init-tools problems. And its still not right for a 2.4 kernel
Eventuall I found the new 2.6 module-init-tools, and a copy of
util-linux-2.12f and managed to at least get a 2.6.5-mm6 kernel to load its
modules. However, that seems to have destroyed the login as it simply loops,
asking me "login:" regardless of the root or other valid username I enter.
This is regardless of the kernel I choose to boot, as I have 16 entries in my
Where do I go from here folks?
No Cheers for FC1 at this point, Gene
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