Sunday, June 24, 2007


Upgrading from F6 to F7 on Dell Latitude D620

I have booted from the DVD and choose upgrade system after a long while
the install process asks for reboot...
But the box doesn't boot. It hangs here:
TCP established hash table entries: 131072 (order: 8, 1572864 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 65536 (order: 7, 524288 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 131072 bind 65536)

I have rebooted from the DVD and choose recovery boot.
Once booted I have copied the kernel/initrd/ and /lib/modules
of another machine (2.6.21-1.3228.fc7) to the box edit the
boot/grub/menu.lst add a new entry for the copied kernel and rebooted.

The reboot doesn't have X running so I accepted the reconfiguration and
got X running (800x600 instead my expected 1440*900). From there I
upgraded to the last version (using the Package Updater). Reboot and the
expected resolution is now working (I have not yet tested the dual
head). The improvement is that I don't need the ndivia driver.

Trying Suspend the machine suspends but never comes up (that was working
in Fedora6) ;-(
Trying Hibernate the machine stops correctly and comes up with problems.
(that wasn't working with fedora6).

Network ethernet and wifi are working like in Fedora6.

Strange thing the Package Updater wants to upgrade to
kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc7 even I have already done that.

In the Application menu I have a .hidden entry that contains k3b entries

Evolution hangs like in Fedora6 (I am using imap) but hangs also the box
(by eating all the memory).

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