Using the new preupgrade from F12, I'm getting very mixed results.
On one PC, it hit the space problem, told me to quit unless I had
a wired Net connection (I did), and let me continue. Then it coped, and
in very little time F13 was up and running, with all my old data still
I'm on that machine now, and some things are inordinately slow,
but do still work, at least for the most part.
Then I did the same on a Thinkpad T42, and again saw immediate
So I tried it on another (newer) PC, and another Thinkpad (a T30)
-- and have yet to get either of them usable.
I'll leave the T30 for a different post, if need be; this post is
for the second PC.
It has one problem all the time, and one most of the time; the
former is the worse. I can always log in, and it always gives me my
normal bottom panel. (My left panel sometimes appears, sometimes not; but
I can usually make that appear by starting to create a new one.)
The PC sees both the keyboard and the mouse -- when they are
behind a USB KVM switch, as well as when they are connected directly to
it. The launchers on the panels respond normally to mouse-over and to
clicking -- except for the workspace switcher.
The workspace switcher behaves normally when moused over and when
right-clicked. But it does nothing when left-clicked. (Nor do Alt plus
arrow key do anything.)
I keep trying blanket gpk updates; and also telling yum to
update it, and telling yum to remove it (intending of course to put it
back immediately). No joy there, either.
Beartooth Staffwright, Neo-Redneck Not Quite Clueless Power User
I have precious (very precious!) little idea where up is.
I'm trying to get my printer to work. I have a driver configurator and
System/Administration/Printing tools. Both find the printer and pass
all tests of the printer, device and backend, and send a file to the
[mlapier@mushroom ~]$ lpq
ml1740 is ready and printing
Rank Owner Job File(s) Total Size
active root 11 Samsung Test Page 15360 bytes
[mlapier@mushroom ~]$ lpq
ml1740 is ready
The file does not get printed but it does disappear from the print queue.
Now this whole operation worked just fine with the same hardware with
the previous version of Fedora but now it doesn't want to hear it after
upgrading to the next version of Fedora.
Does anyone know what steps I should take to debug my printing problem?
Do you need me to post more information?
I did not use gdm for some time and now I'm not happy how it looks in Fedora
First of all - the list of local users is unacceptable from security
reasons. Even if it supports such "an " option - how it can be the default
Second problem I have is shutdown button (and possibly restart as well) -
when you click on shutdown button by mistake, system will shut - there is no
I also tried to find some ways how to customize gdm in Fedora 11 but I did
not find any usable guide.
Can anybody please advise me how can I have prompt asking for username only
(showing last logged user at maximum) and not displaying the list of all
Also can I somehow add confirmation or remove shutdown restart buttons from
Or can you please advise any alternative to gdm?
Thank you very much,
I have an existing install (f10) with a root partition and /home partition.
When I boot the install DVD - there is no screen which offers me a
choice whether i want to upgrade or do a fresh install - it -assumes- I
want to install fresh.
Is this a bug or is there an option I need to put in somewhere to
upgrade this system?
thanks for any pointers.