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

Mike Burger mburger at
Thu Jul 17 14:30:39 UTC 2008

> On Wednesday 16 July 2008 22:35:47 Mike Burger wrote:
>> > 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.
> 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.

Therein lies the rub.

Mike Burger

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