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Fedora-10 nightmare



The worst distribution I have seen:
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It is totally useless on this hardware. HP Compac 6715b.

1. xorg.conf is missing, but attempting to make one never made it recognize
'SHMConfig' 'true', which is very important in this case.

2. Perhaps it is not meant to use xorg.conf ? Found some notes about setting
things in HAL ?  And the software is probing the screen in a clever way, as
it looks to my. Generation of the xorg.conf was done by "xorg -configure :1"
and attempt to make an entry for synaptics touchpad was tried. 
Question: - is it meant to use an xorg.conf or should something be set in
some HAL files instead ?

3. For the very first time, I was able to get Wifi with 

# rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm

# yum update
# yum install broadcom-wl

( after such a long wait and trouble, this was really something )

4. Installed some codecs and hooked up an ZEN V player, which was great
as well.

5. The troublesome issues:

- much of this was done in text mode, as too often it is not possible to
get any mouse control in graphic mode. An external mouse doesn't help either.

- several programs steal the mouse. Among those programs that is most affected, I may mention things like Firefox. 

- some of the more difficult and difficult programs is Evolution email. What
you type appear several words later on the screen. It steal the mouse, and
it is totally hopeless.

- often you can only start it up and you have to turn power off and restart
as I have not found ways to interract with it at times. Cntl-Alt-Delete,
or attempting to dump to textmode or what ever - do not work as far as
I can tell.

- some of the keys function keys work, for example the touch switch for radio
on/off, and there are more hardware enabled then before. 

- in firefox and other programs, the computer seem to stop for seconds at
a time, before it start updating the display again. The funny part is that
the for longer periods Firefox works nice. Java heavy pages seem to screw up
the whole computer, but then I found it worked much better when connected 
with the wireless instead of cable ? The only thing is that there are some
horisontal noise streaks across the screen, but other then that, it seem
to improve things.

- for a long time, I did suspect something really wrong with java. It is
dead slow at times. You have the impression like you would attempt to run
XP on a 133MHz petium or similar. Takes minutes for things to change. Or perhaps like it would be on a memory starved machine. Still, system monitor
do not show any memory swapping, or heavy use of memory.

- tried some grub changes with the apic, but either I have done it wrong, or
I have not noticed any changes at all.

Any idea what may cause this ? 

( not be able to log in as root make it troublesome to figure out things
while in graphic mode. In text mode, things seem to behave as it should. )

Then in periods, things seem to work. I am writing this in gedit, and will
attempt to paste this into the browser, as and send this. I think this
x86_64 version is the worse I have seen. Have Fedora 10 running on a celeron,
and that seem to work.

BTW. Is there anyway to mount LVM stored on USB drive. I have a bunch from
Fedora 8 I need to get access to.

//ARNE

- strange, as it is coming and going somewhat - now it didn't take a whole
day for firefox to get page. The touchpad behaves somewhat, and so on.
Then other times, all you can do is power off when everything is stuck.

Attachment: dmesg
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Attachment: Xorg.0.log
Description: Binary data

  PID TTY          TIME CMD
    1 ?        00:00:01 init
    2 ?        00:00:00 kthreadd
    3 ?        00:00:00 migration/0
    4 ?        00:00:03 ksoftirqd/0
    5 ?        00:00:00 watchdog/0
    6 ?        00:00:00 migration/1
    7 ?        00:00:02 ksoftirqd/1
    8 ?        00:00:00 watchdog/1
    9 ?        00:00:15 events/0
   10 ?        00:00:16 events/1
   11 ?        00:00:00 khelper
   80 ?        00:00:00 kintegrityd/0
   81 ?        00:00:00 kintegrityd/1
   83 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/0
   84 ?        00:00:00 kblockd/1
   86 ?        00:00:00 kacpid
   87 ?        00:00:00 kacpi_notify
  194 ?        00:00:00 cqueue
  198 ?        00:00:00 ata/0
  199 ?        00:00:03 ata/1
  200 ?        00:00:00 ata_aux
  202 ?        00:00:00 ksuspend_usbd
  207 ?        00:00:00 khubd
  210 ?        00:00:00 kseriod
  267 ?        00:00:00 kswapd0
  314 ?        00:00:00 aio/0
  315 ?        00:00:00 aio/1
  500 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_0
  503 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_1
  506 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_2
  509 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_3
  585 ?        00:00:00 kpsmoused
  592 ?        00:00:00 kstriped
  595 ?        00:00:00 ksnapd
  662 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  663 ?        00:00:00 kdmflush
  664 ?        00:00:04 kjournald
  791 ?        00:00:00 udevd
 1228 ?        00:00:07 scsi_eh_4
 1229 ?        00:00:00 scsi_eh_5
 1460 ?        00:00:00 pccardd
 1618 ?        00:00:00 kauditd
 1839 ?        00:00:00 kmpathd/0
 1840 ?        00:00:00 kmpathd/1
 1841 ?        00:00:00 kmpath_handlerd
 1909 ?        00:00:00 kjournald
 2104 ?        00:00:01 kondemand/0
 2106 ?        00:00:00 kondemand/1
 2188 ?        00:00:00 auditd
 2191 ?        00:00:00 audispd
 2228 ?        00:00:00 rsyslogd
 2244 ?        00:00:06 irqbalance
 2256 ?        00:00:00 rpcbind
 2274 ?        00:00:00 rpc.statd
 2316 ?        00:00:00 rpciod/0
 2317 ?        00:00:00 rpciod/1
 2330 ?        00:00:00 rpc.idmapd
 2361 ?        00:00:02 dbus-daemon
 2381 ?        00:00:00 wpa_supplicant
 2410 ?        00:00:00 acpid
 2424 ?        00:00:03 hald
 2429 ?        00:00:00 console-kit-dae
 2431 ?        00:00:00 hald-runner
 2598 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-gene
 2636 ?        00:00:01 hald-addon-inpu
 2642 ?        00:00:10 hald-addon-stor
 2647 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-cpuf
 2648 ?        00:00:00 hald-addon-acpi
 2710 ?        00:00:00 pcscd
 2764 ?        00:00:02 NetworkManager
 2781 ?        00:00:00 nm-system-setti
 2826 ?        00:00:05 setroubleshootd
 3032 ?        00:00:00 bluetoothd
 3048 ?        00:00:00 btaddconn
 3050 ?        00:00:00 btdelconn
 3067 ?        00:00:00 sshd
 3089 ?        00:00:00 xinetd
 3164 ?        00:00:00 gpm
 3183 ?        00:00:00 crond
 3202 ?        00:00:04 kerneloops
 3230 ?        00:00:00 atd
 3245 ?        00:00:00 avahi-daemon
 3246 ?        00:00:00 avahi-daemon
 3267 ?        00:00:00 cupsd
 3312 ?        00:00:00 gdm-binary
 3313 tty4     00:00:00 mingetty
 3314 tty5     00:00:00 mingetty
 3315 tty2     00:00:00 mingetty
 3316 tty3     00:00:00 mingetty
 3317 tty6     00:00:00 mingetty
 3397 ?        00:00:00 gdm-simple-slav
 3400 tty1     01:46:40 Xorg
 3538 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch
 3702 ?        00:00:00 gdm-session-wor
 3734 ?        00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d
 3736 ?        00:00:00 gnome-session
 3752 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch
 3753 ?        00:00:01 dbus-daemon
 3796 ?        00:00:00 im-settings-dae
 3798 ?        00:00:00 im-info-daemon
 3800 ?        00:00:00 gvfsd
 3869 ?        00:00:00 gvfs-fuse-daemo
 3928 ?        00:00:00 gconf-im-settin
 3930 ?        00:00:09 gconfd-2
 3973 ?        00:00:00 gnome-keyring-d
 3974 ?        00:00:07 gnome-settings-
 3982 ?        00:00:31 metacity
 3983 ?        00:00:09 gnome-panel
 3984 ?        00:01:26 nautilus
 3985 ?        00:00:57 gnome-screensav
 3987 ?        00:00:00 bonobo-activati
 3991 ?        00:00:01 gnome-power-man
 3993 ?        00:00:00 bluetooth-apple
 3998 ?        00:00:00 kerneloops-appl
 4001 ?        00:00:00 python
 4002 ?        00:00:02 nm-applet
 4006 ?        00:00:00 imsettings-appl
 4007 ?        00:00:00 gpk-update-icon
 4025 ?        00:00:03 notification-da
 4033 ?        00:00:01 /usr/bin/sealer
 4062 ?        00:05:38 pulseaudio
 4079 ?        00:00:41 wnck-applet
 4081 ?        00:00:00 trashapplet
 4083 ?        00:00:00 gvfs-hal-volume
 4086 ?        00:00:00 gvfsd-trash
 4089 ?        00:00:00 gvfs-gphoto2-vo
 4093 ?        00:00:00 gvfsd-burn
 4096 ?        00:00:00 gconf-helper
 4107 ?        00:00:00 mixer_applet2
 4109 ?        00:00:01 clock-applet
 4114 ?        00:00:01 gdm-user-switch
 4117 ?        00:00:00 notification-ar
 4119 ?        00:00:03 tomboy
 4129 ?        00:00:00 mount.ntfs-3g
 4145 ?        00:00:00 mount.ntfs-3g
 4281 ?        01:16:11 gnome-system-mo
 5414 ?        00:02:10 transmission
 5425 ?        00:00:00 pdflush
 5427 ?        00:00:01 pdflush
 7150 ?        00:00:28 evince
 7371 ?        00:00:22 gnome-terminal
 7373 ?        00:00:00 gnome-pty-helpe
 7374 pts/0    00:00:00 bash
 8070 ?        00:00:00 dbus-launch
 8071 ?        00:00:00 dbus-daemon
 8423 ?        00:00:00 dhclient
 8501 ?        00:00:00 sendmail
 8503 ?        00:00:00 sendmail
 8618 ?        00:00:31 gedit
 8640 ?        00:00:00 gvfsd-computer
 8970 ?        00:00:00 run-mozilla.sh
 8987 ?        00:00:28 firefox
 9110 pts/1    00:00:00 bash
 9140 pts/1    00:00:00 su
 9146 pts/1    00:00:00 bash
 9167 pts/1    00:00:00 ps

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