WARNING:DO NOT UPGRADE TO CORE 4

Steven W. Orr steveo at syslang.net
Mon Jul 11 23:39:38 UTC 2005


The problems with it are a mile long and I'm very disappointed that I 
upgraded my home machine.

* I run Majordomo2 which is a great mailinglist manager. Not all my
   mail is getting delivered and I'm getting messages with blank
   bodies. No one else seems to be having this problem. I'm not sure
   what I can do now. It could be perl, or worse, it could be gcc
   which was used to build perl.

* I have a Palm IIIc connected on a serial port. pilot-link woks ok
   but all software that uses pilot-link (jpilot, kpilot, gnome-pilot)
   are all unable to connect to the device. No one knows why. I
   suspect gcc.

* I have a Dell Dimension 4700 at work. The upgrade went fine from
   Core 3 to 4. Afterwards, I went to start X and it failed. The
   xorg.conf file was identical both before and after the upgrade,
   including after running system-config-display --configure. The fix,
   after a team of people poured 6 hours into it was to not use the
   VESA driver that it used before. The correct choice is to use the
   i810 driver. The writeup for it is here:
   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=162699

I've had good and bad upgrade experiences before, but this is
killing me. My home machine is my domain server and it's been pretty
badly crippled because of the mail problems. I can still use my palm
but it's a new experience in being crippled.

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steveo at syslang.net




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