[driverloader] Driverloader works well but.....

John Pedersen charles.pedersen at sri.com
Mon Nov 15 08:39:11 EST 2004

Thanks Jonathan, I was figuring that I'd have to reinstall FC2 but your 
suggestion sounds better.

Were you able to do an upgrade or did you do a clean install of FC3?


Jonathan Baron wrote:

>On 11/14/04 10:03, John Pedersen wrote:
>>Hi folks,
>>So everything at the driverloader end works fine.... but I'm getting
>>some real flakiness at boot up that I can only attribute to the new
>>kernel.  Specifically, the windows manager (generally gnome) will hang
>>trying to initiate services.  The fedora 2 splash will come up but the
>>graphical bar associated with service start up doesn't appear and the
>I am assuming you mean the Gnome panel, but I'm not sure.
>>system stays in that state.  This behavior is inconsistent and generally
>>doing ctrl-alt-backspace and restarting the x server will usually solve
>>the problem.  Less often, the system will hang on shutdown.
>I was having problems like this with FC2 on a desktop computer
>that did not have wireless at all.  I fixed it by updating Gnome
>to the development version.  Then I updated to FC3 and everything
>got better still.  _Much_ better on my laptop, which also had
>slow booting problems possibly associated with Driverloader.
>The upgrade to FC3 was the smoothest I've ever done (on 3
>computers so far - the 4th runs mailman, which will require
>re-configuration, so I'm waiting until I have some time).
>Everything just worked.  And it worked better and faster - e.g.,
>Gnome cut and paste finally does what it should do.  I had to
>re-size my terminal windows, but that was all.  I recommend an
>I have not been using the Linuxant kernels for a while since I've
>found that the "workaround=stack" thing seems to prevent crashes,
>but I have a different wireless from yours.
>I doubt the problem is in the kernel.  By the time Xorg starts
>up, the kernel is pretty much finished its part of the boot
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