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RE: F11 upgrade - worse than Windows





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> Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 11:52:09 -0700
> From: developer toyon com
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Subject: Re: F11 upgrade - worse than Windows
>
> PS = Pete Stieber
> PS>> How did you get a shell when you were in the
> PS>> "Please wait while setup is finished. This
> PS>> may take a while" state?
>
> KC = Kevin J. Cummings
> KC> CTRL-ALT-F2 usually does it when you are running
> KC> anaconda....
>
> PS>> I'm stuck in this state with a desktop machine.
> PS>> I'm updating F10 -> F11 with the network install
> PS>> CD and can't tell why it is stuck. I started
> PS>> the install 19 hours ago.
>
> KC> CTRL-ALT-F3, CTRL-ALT-F4, and CTRL-ALT-F5 usually
> KC> contain interesting information during an anaconda
> KC> install. I think console 3 has the anaconda logs,
> KC> console 4 has syslog messages, and console 5 has
> KC> the Xorg log.
>
> Thanks Kevin. That's exactly what I needed!
>
> In the shell I ran top, and Xorg is consuming 97% of CPU with anaconda
> consuming the rest. Maybe the video driver is causing me grief.
>
> Is there anything I can do to give anaconda more priority or get Xorg
> out of the way?
>
> Pete
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Increasing priority will probably not be helpful - but from the shell, you can issue

renice --10     where  is the anaconda process id.

You could also drastically decrease the priority of the Xserver by

renice +20 

Again, I doubt it would help very much at all.

Cheers,

MM

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