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I've upgraded/updated installed packages for Fedora 9.  I've removed Xen.  I am able to start either KDE or Gnome.
 
However, individual applications are a hit-or-miss.  Very much a miss with either KDE or Gnome.  The application will give all indications that it is starting, either the message on the status bar or a flash screen.  But, it does not start.   The only ones I have been successful to start thus far are Kyum (both), Terminal (Gnome), File Manager (Dolphan in KDE). 
 
When I shut down in Gnome, the system hangs.
 
I hope some one has some ideas.
 
Thanks.
-------------- Original message from Craig White <craigwhite azapple com>: --------------


> some suggestions...
>
> - that you use keep discussions on the list and not think of me as your
> personal support dude.
>
> - that you suggested that you updated to Fedora 9 but that boot options
> are Fedora 8 and have to answer my first question about how you updated
> from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 - i.e. the process used because it appears
> that it failed. You probably don't realize that when you fail to answer
> the first question I asked, I lost a lot of enthusiasm to help.
>
> - let whatever updates do their thing because it does seem as though
> you've got something very unfinished installed there and if it were
> completely updated, that seems that would be a good thing.
>
> - that you learn to read release notes, especially before doing things
> like update an installation because sometimes, they are really
> important.
>
> - if after the updates, gnome still fails to give you menus with
> applications, someone on the list can tell you how to restore them back
> to defaults.
>
> Craig
>
> On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 00:08 +0000, vohnmaxwell bellsouth net wrote:
> >
> > After some trial and error and gnashing of teeth, I have finally
> > gotten to the point where I can bring up 2 separate terminal sessions
> > within the Gnome Gui Desktop. However, I am still not able to click
> > on applications, such as FireFox or Yum and have it launch within the
> > gui desktop.
> >
> > I will use the terminal sessions to continue updating Fedora 9 (about
> > 500 currently).
> >
> > Could the possible issue with launching the applictions within the
> > desk top be related to the boot options? When I boot and press any
> > keep to bypass the default (Xen), the options it displays are for
> > Fedora 8 not 9.
> >
> >
> > -------------- Original message from Craig White
> > : --------------
> >
> >
> > > On Sun, 2008-10-26 at 13:11 +0000, vohnmaxwell bellsouth net
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Here a are the steps I've taken and the results.
> > > >
> > > > 1) Installed Fedora 9
> > > > Found that Fedora 9 does not support Xen very well. When
> > > > loading, it would encounter a (XEN) Xen is relinquishing
> > VGA console
> > > > message then hang up. When I would bypass XEN and attempt
> > to use one
> > > > of the listed Fedora versions, which I would have assumed
> > would be
> > > > Fedora 9, the list would be for versions of Fedora 8.
> > After they
> > > > would load, the applications would not run. I would click
> > on an
> > > > application, say Firefox, and it would not load. Nothing
> > would
> > > > happen. I would seem that Fedora was confused by having
> > some parts
> > > > perhaps Fedora 9 and others Fedora 8 and not being
> > compatable.
> > > ----
> > >
> >
> http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f9/en_US/sn-Virtualization.html
> > >
> > > "However, the Xen kernel now lacks Dom0 support. An existing
> > Xen
> > > host/Dom0 must continue to run Fedora 8. Xen Dom0 support
> > will be added
> > > back in Fedora 10."
> > >
> > > This was in the release notes for Fedora 9
> > > ----
> > > > 2) I tried the Rescue and was confused as to what/how it
> > worked.
> > > > if said that it put my system to /mnt/sysimage and that I
> > could
> > > > use the chroot /mnt/sysimage. Well, I am a GUI kind-of-guy
> > and I am
> > > > clumbsy using anything in command mode.
> > > ----
> > > I would suggest that you become familiar with it because
> > that would
> > > appear to be necessary to bring your system back online.
> > >
> > > boot linux rescue
> > > command line stuff...
> > >
> > > chroot /mnt/sysimage
> > > yum update # you really need to update
> > > yum update # you will probably need to update again because
> > > # the first update will probably just add updates.newkey
> > > grub-install /dev/sda
> > > ----
> > > > 3) when I backed out of the RESCUE and rebooted into one
> > of the
> > > > Fedora versions (not XEN), it came up with the main screen
> > but no
> > > > applications, not icons and the title bar at the bootom
> > and 2 items
> > > > which siad (UNKNOWN). Clicking on these resulted in
> > nothing
> > > > happening.
> > > ----
> > > I'm not sure what your intentions are with Xen but it's not
> > going to
> > > work right for Fedora 9...the release notes do make note of
> > that.
> > > ----
> > > > 4) I then attempted to do a reload of Fedora 9 (update an
> > existing
> > > > release). This results in just the word GRUB appearing in
> > the
> > > > upper left of an otherwise blank screen. Nothing happens
> > after this.
> > > ----
> > > try above instructions...should help
> > > ----
> > > > It this juncture, I am very concerned. I have photos and
> > scanned
> > > > documents on the drive and want to pull them off before I
> > screw things
> > > > up more.
> > > ----
> > > sounds as if they might be on one of the Xen domains but how
> > would I
> > > know that.
> > >
> > > It might be best to install the Fedora 10 test at this point
> > just to get
> > > Xen working again...I am just not aware how well it works
> > and what is
> > > broken.
> > >
> > > Craig
> > >
>

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