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Re: GDM Crashes After Latest Xorg Updates for FC2



On Monday 04 October 2004 12:31 pm, Globe Trotter wrote:
> Interestingly enough, FedoraNews www.fedoranews.org does not have this
> xorg-x11-6.7.0-9 update in their list. Wonder why!
>
> As an aside, does anyone know what one should do to not have the yum
> nightly update run over this older version of xorg-x11?
>
> Thanks and best wishes!
>
> --- "H. Dox" <heterodox satx rr com> wrote:
> > Jim Cornette wrote:
> > > HD wrote:
> > >> I have had a similar but more serious problem after installing the
> > >> recent updated mentioned in the bug report. But I am not using nVidia
> > >> drivers. I have a Radeon 7000 card and am using the default drivers
> > >> that come with FC2.
> > >>
> > >> My problem occured yesterday when I tried loging out of KDE. I
> > >> recieved an error message saying the greeter had crached. After
> > >> clicking OK on the error dialogue the greeter tried to restart but the
> > >> error ocurred again. I had to leave for work at that time so I just
> > >> shut off the computer. When I arrived home from work I could not get
> > >> anything graphical to work. Not even the graphical boot would start. I
> > >> them booted into windows and tryed to google for some information on
> > >> the problem but didn't find anything useful at that time. So, I took
> > >> drastic measures and completely reinstalled FC2. Though a bit of a
> > >> pain for other reasons it did solve the problem and all things
> > >> graphical are working again. I have since updated everything except
> > >> xorg-x11 stuff and everything continues to work. Of course, I'm now
> > >> scared to death to updated anything having to do with xorg-x11 :) I
> > >> hope this information will help sort out the problem.
> > >>
> > >> Also, I am still just in the learning stages of getting to know Linux
> > >> and I realize there was probably a better way of getting FC2 to work
> > >> again instead of reinstalling it. So, if anyone would like offer
> > >> suggestions on how I could have handled this in a better way, please
> > >> do :)
> > >>
> > >> Thanks,
> > >> HD
> > >
> > > This might be related to some changes introduced in this latest version
> > > of X. The problem with the radeon 7200 was experienced by myself and
> > > another user. The radeon 7200 is even worse than you describe the
> > > radeon 7000 problem. You get system lockups at boot.
> > >
> > > One note: You should probebly file a bug in the xorg-x11 bugtracking
> > > system.
> > >
> > > I filed the below bug for development. It might be helpful for them to
> > > know that the problem surfaces between version 6.7.0-5 and 6.7.0-9.
> > > This should narrow down the offending code, which breaks support for
> > > the radeon 7000 and 7200.
> > >
> > > https://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1384
> > >
> > > Also, version 6.7.0-5 is still available on the mirror. You might be
> > > able to upgrade to this and wait for the bug to be squashed which is in
> > > the -9 version.
> > >
> > > Jim
> >
> > Okay, I was able to find the version 6.7.0-5 on a mirror and have
> > upgraded to that. All seems to be okay.
> >
> > I also filed my very first bug report on this problem.
> >
> > https://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1529
> >
> > I hope I didn't make too big of a mess of it. I pretty much just said
> > what I have posted here since it's the only way I could think to relate
> > the problem.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > HD
> >
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Hello,

In your yum.conf you may try adding:

exclude=xorg-x11*

-Wayne


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