Latest updates break graphic start of Fedora

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Sat Jul 5 16:21:01 UTC 2008

On Saturday 05 July 2008 16:06:32 Antonio M wrote:
> >> On Saturday 05 July 2008 12:49:57 Antonio M wrote:
> >>> Now I have a F9 with a F10 kernel (the only package from F10), but
> >>> this kernel prevented the use of my Crystal webcam that was playing
> >>> fine until thursday morning!!!!
> >>
> >> So before you installed this you had a strong reason to believe that an
> >> F10 kernel would be problem-free with F9?
> >>
> >> Anne
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> > Anne,
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> > I had a system fully based on F9.On Thursday I applied some updates
> > (the day' updates, as I usually run yum daily).
> > After applying all aupdates and rebooting I got a blank screen after
> > the start-up procedure.
> > I could login graphically playing between runlevel 3 and runlevel 5
> > but system froze anyway after some Firefox use (I don't know if this
> > is related...)
> > So basically I had an unusable system, 

So are you saying that you tried the existing alternative kernel, offered in 
grub, but that no longer worked?  That would be very peculiar indeed.

OK - I've read your bug report.  I don't believe that there is any way that 
installing a new kernel would break the existing ones.  You almost certainly 
have something else going on.  You may well have to wait to see whether 
anyone else identifies the problem.  FWIW, is one of the 
kernels you mention, and it certainly works on my Fedora box.

> > I decided to give an extreme 
> > try installing a kernel from F10 and magically the system worked
> > again!!!! In the meantime we lost the Crystal webcam as in another
> > thread... :-(
> > I am waiting comments by developers (see Bugzilla Bug 454055: Latest
> > updates prevent graphic login)

> > Please note that I have another system runing F9 where I installed a
> > kernel from F10 to solve sound troubles similar to Bugzilla Bug
> > 453471: kernel update causes sound to play too fast
> >
> > I hope to have explained my situation....

> I tried also kernel- from Koji, with no success!!!

I don't know who is advising you to try rawhide and koji kernels, but I would 
not touch them in a standard install unless I had *very strong* reason to 
trust the level of expertise of the person recommending them.  And there 
would be very few people indeed that fit that bill.


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