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Re: Fedora-10 problems



On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 8:49 AM, Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net> wrote:
> James Kosin wrote:
>
>> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>>>> I tried installing F-10 from the hard disk
>>>>> on my Thinkpad T43
>>>>> but came up against two major impediments:
>>>>>
>>>>> 1. The cursor is not visible.
>>>>> Occasionally something lights up, to show where the cursor is
>>>>> (eg when specifying one's location),
>>>>> but on other occasions it does not seem to be active at all
>>>>> (eg when nominating partitions for / , etc).
>>>>>
>>>>> 2. The display extends below the bottom of my screen,
>>>>> and there seems to be no way of moving to the bottom,
>>>>> where the "Continue" button is hidden.
>>>>> I can move on by pressing TAB several times
>>>>> and guessing where I have got to.
>>>>> Quite often I hit the Back button by mistake,
>>>>> which is rather annoying.
>>>
>> Ok, now I got you.  You mean the install CD is choosing the wrong
>> resolution; so, you can't install FC-10.
>> Anyone know if "Do they still provide the text-only install option on
>> FC-10?"
>
> I succeeded in installing Fedora-10 in text mode,
> by adding "text" to the grub.conf stanza:
> --------------------------
> title Fedora 10 boot
>        root (hd0,1)
>        kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz text
>        initrd /isolinux/initrd.img
> --------------------------
>
> There was an error reported after installing 1500 packages,
> but Fedora came up in text mode all the same,
> and ran after a fashion in graphics mode after "startx".
>
> However, it is rather unstable;
> stray lines appeared on the display from time to time,
> and the cursor stopped moving after a time.
>
>
>
> --

I've intstalled fc10 on an
amd athlon processor
msi k8t neo mb
2gb memory
and had the mouse function is fits and starts, but
after installing the updates the graphics/mouse worked
great. Nice job compared to my results with fc9!

-- Gary


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