HP nx7400 - Fedora 7 gnome busted total

Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu m3freak at thesandhufamily.ca
Fri Jun 8 01:44:15 UTC 2007

Hi List,

Fedora 7 is totally busted for me.  I cry.

The problem I'm having is that when I login to my laptop, my gnome
session usually locks up.  When I look at my process list, I can see
that only some of the usual gnome session processes have started.  Other
times, it looks like everything started (i.e. in terms of running
processes), but the panels don't start complete (missing launchers,
applets, etc.).  Sometimes gnome appears to have started properly, but
as soon as I try to launch an app, the panels lock up again, and slowly
the desktop becomes unusable again.

I have to kill X several times before the freaking gnome session starts
correctly.  Even then, there's no guarantee it will stay running because
a few times gnome has locked up after a few minutes of use.

Today when I booted the machine, X refused to start up.  I looked in the
log, and I saw backtraces: X had crashed out.  WTH?!  Just the day
before it was starting okay.  I eventually managed to get X to start by
changing the driver from "intel" to "vesa", but the screen was all
messed up because I couldn't get the proper res (1680x1050).

I've tried fresh installations of both the x86_64 and i386 versions on
my brand new HP nx7400 Core 2 DUO laptop.  In fact, I _just_ completed
an install of the i386 version (PXE installs in each case), and I'm
having the same damn problem - gnome doesn't start properly.  I wasted
my evening getting this shit installed.

Here's my smolt profile:


Does anyone have any idea what in the hell is going on?

I have to go back to Fedora Core 6 - I need this laptop for work.


Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
Linux 2.6.20-1.2944.fc6 i686 GNU/Linux 
21:24:01 up 16 days, 8:03, 1 user, load average: 0.23, 0.18, 0.36 

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