X logs files.
variations on a theme depending on how much info is wrote out...
I cant remember in detail how i got the vesa up and running but i know
the ubuntu community was the way forward. Sorry its been a long while
so the detail is sketchy.
And I assume you tried doing dhclient eth0 for the net i/f??
If you know what the mask and range are perhaps you could just try an
unused ip or one thats outside the range of the dhcp server if for
example its only serving up 1-100 addresses??
Oddly I left Fedora for pretty much the same RPM hell, even with yum.
The only reason I am thinking of switching back to it again is for my
netbook being optimised for atom with F12.
Oh my other main sticking point in fedora is how they still manage to
mangle Nautillus into a pretty poor file manager from a damn a good
Plus now with F12 on the positives it does the delta RPM thing.
Apparently there are always issues with distro u/g no matter the flavour
and if your going back more than one release it is pushing it a
So if your going to blank it why not just try the new ubuntu anyway from
a fresh install. Worse comes to worse your going to be putting Fedora
on anyway, right??
On Mon, 2009-10-26 at 20:50 +0000, Peter Flynn wrote:
> mick sharpe wrote:
>> > Well check the logs for lines beginning with (EEE) and that should give you
> > a good clue each time.
>> Is there a specific log for X or is it all bundled in syslog. Never had
> to look at X logs before...
>> > I know the u/g from 8.04 didnt go smoothly for me so I forced the vesa
> > driver so I could get a desktop.
> > Would that be possible in your case?
>> Never got given the option, and too late now unless you know a way to
> make it boot up with the VESA driver running.
>> > Silly Question, to get around the wireless networking problem could you use
> > a long cat5 lead to get network connectivity?
>> It's not wireless; it's wired DHCP. Running /etc/init.d/networking start
> does nothing, just echoes the [OK] line. Poking ifconfig eth0 up also
> does nothing: it brings up eth0 but doesn't go look for a connection or
> an IP address.
>> > There is an option too to download and burn the image and use that as a
> > rescue disk.
>> Tried that. No options for resuscitating a dead X client except the ones
> already tried.
>> > No easy strolling ahead for you it seems young man :-)
>> I think it's time for one last try with manually-copied .debs, but
> failing that, I'll trash the partition and install Fedora 11. I have no
> time to waste with a system that won't bring up *some* kind of working X
> server, especially one that lies to you. Which is a pity, because the
> usability of Ubuntu's "do it your way" approach to Gnome looked to be
> more useful than Red Hat's "do it our way or not at all" approach. I
> just hope the Fedora RPMs have been updated for v11. It wasn't funny
> being told you can't install some common utility because your only
> available library of something equally common is three versions behind.
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