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FC2T2 installation report


Installation report of FC2T2.
Nec versa P700 (laptop)

Installation method:
* Upgrade via yum (just add a mirror as a download repository) and 'yum update'

* Upgrade problems & solutions
- yum complained that the redhat-config-* packages needed /usr/bin/python2.2, which is not available in the new release
- after removing the redhat-config-* packages, there was still a complaint about xfree86-lib (or something else xfree86- related). So I switched to runlevel 3, removed xfree86 and did the upgrade
- After removing xfree, yum update went fine
- Afterwards, had to install a couple of xorg packags and gdm (which does not seem very logical). BTW: if you start with xdm (and without gdm), the login manager still shows an 'xfree' logo - isn't that supposed to be 'x.org' -> raised some confusion with me about xfree/xorg

* Remaining problems
1. Kudzu crashes
Kudzu wants do display something about new hardware (keyboard???). A readable screen appears for about 1 second, and then a blue screen with strange white characters (nothing readable). System did not seem to react any further. I continued without kudzu.

2. Somehow, X crashes with the 2.6 kernel. Strange, when using the FC1 2.4.22-1.2174 kernel on the same system, everything goes fine.
The following appears in the xfree.log of the 2.6 kernel which does not happen in 2.4:
> (EE) VESA(0): vm86() syscall generated signal 11.
> (II) VESA(0): EAX=0x00000000, EBX=0x0000009b, ECX=0x00001360, EDX=0x00000000
> (II) VESA(0): ESP=0x00000fe8, EBP=0x00000000, ESI=0x00000000, EDI=0x00003000
> (II) VESA(0): CS=0xc000, SS=0x0100, DS=0x0040, ES=0x0000, FS=0x0000, GS=0x0000> (II) VESA(0): EIP=0x000050db, EFLAGS=0x00033246
> (II) VESA(0): code at 0x000c50db:
> f3 ab 61 50 b4 1c e8 a4 cc 58 f6 c1 08 74 28 0a
> c0 75 06 81 c3 8c 00 eb 1e fe c8 75 16 57 33 ff
> (II) stack at 0x00001fe8:
> 00 20 00 00 00 00 f8 0f 00 30 01 00 0f 00 01 30
> 54 12 00 06 00 00 00 32
And also:
> (EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/psaux
> No such device.
> (EE) Mouse0: cannot open input device
> (EE) PreInit failed for input device "Mouse0"
> (II) UnloadModule: "mouse"
> (WW) No core pointer registered
(I suppose this is not dramatic).

Graphics card is a ATI readeon mobility 7500, driver in xfconfig is "vesa".
Should I open a bugzilla for some of these items?

Kernel is 2.6.3- Is this the most recent one? If not, where can I find it?

Thanks and kind regards,


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