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Re: X fails to start after recent update



| From: Andrew Kelly <akelly corisweb org>

| Same problem here, also running F 10 on X86-66 and with an Asus EAH3650
| Silent Magic. Although, when my stuff hangs, it's hung, I can't get to a
| text console at all. I have to do a hard reboot (cringe) and then grab
| grub on the way up to boot into run level 3.
| 
| I can't tell you exactly what's choking and dying, BUT, I have at least
| been able to narrow it down the exact rpm that is doing the damage.
| It's xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.10.0-2.fc10.i386.rpm

Actually, you are hitting a different problem.  One I hit earlier.  I
mentioned this one in my message:

| > There is a driver update but I don't apply it because it does not
| > work on my system.  See
| >   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=484636

Please add anything you can to the bugzilla entry.  I presume that it
will be taken more seriously if more than one person reports
experiencing it.

| My work-around was kind of brain dead, but it's kept me running. I
| queried the rpm for its files, then tar'ed myself an archive of those
| before updating, and played them back after the update. 
| Really, really cheesy, but I've got 9 irons in the fire right now and
| can't look back at the moment

That isn't the best way to work around the problem.  By downgrading
the .rpm, you are still in known territory.  And you aren't lying to
the package manager.

You can fetch old versions of each package from koji.  Here's the page
for this package:
  http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=95


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