[Test-Announce] Fedora 15 Alpha TC2 Available Now!

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Thu Feb 17 20:51:22 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-17 at 20:35 +0000, mike cloaked wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 3:49 PM, John Watzke <watzkej at gmail.com> wrote:
> >    What you are testing is TC and not even Alpha so you should expect a lot
> > of broken things.  Total System Quality doesn't come straight from the
> > developers themselves.  It gets tested and sent back to the developers to
> > fix.  The testing part is what we're trying to do here.  You should expect
> > to download an image that once installed will probably break in at least 14
> > different ways.  That ensures on release day an end user will download an
> > image that is of high quality.
> I am having real problems trying to get a gnome3 session in either tc2
> or the last few nightlies on my test laptop - I can boot the live
> image (off a usbkey), but not to a desktop, and only to a VT.  I can
> mess with /etc/gdm/custom.conf and stop prefdm.service and restart it
> but although it tries to start a session I get a brief flashing mutter
> crash box that stays on the gnome3 screen a fraction of a second - and
> then goes back to the background only - and this reappears briefly
> again every few seconds.  I can kill the session by going to another
> VT - but no matter how I try to restart using systemctl stop/start
> prefdm.service, or even trying telinit 3/5 which presumably does the
> same -(and killing off custom.conf from gdm) nothing works - and
> although I have seen suggestions to switchuser I can't get this as I
> am not in a desktop, and the gdm greeter does not have that option -
> this is wireless so I can't save the log files as I am running off a
> live image from a liveusb key....
> Any magic incantations anyone knows about to work around these issues
> for a live image and get to a gnome3 desktop (I had gnome3 running
> from the gnome3 testday image so I know gnome3 will work in this
> machine)

Simplest test would be to boot to runlevel 3, log in as 'liveuser' (no
password), and run startx. If that fails, it looks like that crasher in
mutter is your problem and you should report that (it may turn out to be
a graphics card issue rather than a mutter issue).
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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