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Re: forced to do text-based F11 install



On Fri, 03 Jul 2009 10:21:51 -0400
Andre Robatino <andre bwh harvard edu> wrote:

> On 07/03/2009 10:11 AM, Andre Robatino wrote:
> 
> >  The GUI in anaconda works fine right up to the point where the
> > "creating filesystem on /dev/sda1" window starts and Xorg starts
> > using ~95% of the CPU.
> 
> Should have mentioned that this window has a progress bar that moves
> rapidly back and forth.  This continues to happen, forever, so the GUI
> isn't hung, it just isn't doing anything else, apparently.  Using top
> on VT2 shows Xorg using almost all the CPU, and when going back to
> VT1, the GUI isn't restored, just a black screen with a cursor in the
> upper left.


I had a problem using the GUI installation until I selected the second
option, low res installation.  That enabled me to install.  I then had to
fix the resolution after the install was done and I had booted into the
new system.  You seem to be already installed, though with problems so
I'm not sure this will help you.  I think Sam's advice about making sure
everything is correct is good.  I would also update yum and rpm before
doing everything else.  I actually prefer working with yum from the cli
for installing all the extra packages once the base system is
installed.  

Once all the X packages have been installed, run Xorg --configure to
create an xorg.conf.new in root directory.  Replace the existing
version in /etc/X11/ (?) with the new one.  Then telinit 5 should boot
to X.

One way to use the DVD as an upgrade source is to copy the files from
the packages directory while it is mounted
to /var/cache/yum/fedora/packages/.  Then, the rpms will be found
before going to the web, or even if you have no network access.  Faster
than downloading them.  Afterwards, run yum clean packages to get rid
of them (or yum clean all).

Not sure any of this addresses your problem, but it gives you some
options.



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