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Re: FC3->FC5 problems - no audio, fonts bad, vmplayer install



Kam Leo wrote:
On 5/28/06, B Wooster <bwooster47 gmail com> wrote:
Took a while to get my FC3 box updated to FC5, using a bootable DVD.

Now am up, and running, still have been unable to resolve quite a few
issues, if anyone has pointers, let me know:

1) no audio.
Using KDE kcontrol, the sound panel says audio is enabled, but when I
click on Test, there is no sound.

Try using 'alsamixer' some channels might be muted

2) I have installed the fonts using a RPM msttcorefonts-1.3-4.noarch.rpm.
But xterm, firefox windows look much worse than they did on FC3. I
guess I'll need to fiddle around with specific font settings (I
rebooted after installing the fonts).

3) Cannot configure vmware-player. Running vmware-config.pl first
complains that gcc 4.1.1 is installed while kernel was compiled with
4.1.0.
I forced a yes, continue on that point, and then it got stuck on the
include path - I gave it
/usr/src/kernels/2.6.16-1.2122_FC5-i686/include/
but it complained:
The kernel defined by this directory of header files does not have the same
address space size as your running kernel.
No idea what to try next...

4) Assuming that vmware-player needs complete sources and not just
kernel-devel, I tried:
yumdownloader --source kernel, which fails with:
No Match for argument kernel
I'm running 2.6.16-1.2122_FC5 - is the src not available for that?


a) You do not need the kernel source.

b) You need to boot into the latest installed kernel and do a "sudo
yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r)" before you run the
vmware-any-any-update101 patch for vmware-config.pl.

c) Each time you update your kernel you have to repeat step b.

And then there were the problems I had to manually fix - kdmrc was
pointing to the wrong X - in X11R6 instead of just /usr/bin.


This is addressed by the vmware-any-any-update101 patch

Other minor issues:

5) on boot, I get a "can't delete /var/run/cups/certs, is a directory"
message - any way to stop that line from appearing?

6) I've not yet figured out how the make X11 startup using the
1280x1024 mode - I thought all I had to do was to make it appear first
in the list, here's what I have:
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768"
"800x600" "640x480" "1600x1200"
                        ^^^^^^^^^^
I suggest you delete this mode leaving 1280x1024 as the largest

But it ends up in a much larger display size.



   david


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