major problem after enabling desktop effects (F9)...

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Thu Jul 17 11:24:15 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 16 July 2008 22:35:47 Mike Burger wrote:
> >> Ditto.  However, just about a week ago a routine update installed
> >> xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.3.2-2.fc9.i386.  This is the package that is
> >> suspected of
> >> being the cause of the problem.  Do you have that one?
> >>
> >> Desktop effects - try System Settings > Desktop and uncheck 'Enable
> >> desktop
> >> effects'.  These are not compiz-type effects, but things you can easily
> >> live
> >> without until things get fixed.  HTH
> >>
> >> Anne
> >>
> >> --
> >
> > I do not know if I have the package,
> > xorg-x11-drv-i810-2.3.2-2.fc9.i386, installed, and I do not know how
> > to check? I would go to system settings but as I said all I have is a
> > mouse pointer and a black screen after the splash screen goes away.
> I'm not sure that it's the i810 package specifically.
> I have it installed on my system, as well, but have an nVidia card with no
> special drivers, other than the ones installed by Fedora.
> I did, however, get exactly the same problem with the black screen and no
> real feedback, other than the moving mouse, after recent updates.
> Unfortunately, one can not uninstall the i810 driver, on its own, unless
> one uses "--nodeps" or, possibly, "--force", which might wind up breaking
> the xorg-x11-drivers package.
> --
> Mike Burger
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Something in that group of updates corrupted a kde file, and the worrying 
thing is that no-one has any idea which update, or what actually happened.  
However, the good news is that once you have everything back as you want it, 
it doesn't recur.  Whatever the problem is, it must be something actually 
occurring during the update.

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