[driverloader] Driverloader works well but.....
baron at psych.upenn.edu
Mon Nov 15 11:56:47 EST 2004
On 11/15/04 08:39, John Pedersen wrote:
>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?
Upgrade. (But make sure to do
>Jonathan Baron wrote:
>>On 11/14/04 10:03, John Pedersen wrote:
>>>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
Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Home page: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron
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