Strange behavior with upgrade to RH 7.3
rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Thu Sep 5 23:12:28 CEST 2002
On Thu, 5 Sep 2002, Net Llama! wrote:
> WHat kind of hardware are you working with? This is definitely not
> normal, and i've done quite a lot of Redhat-7.x installs.
A solid, reliable PII/333MHz with 328M RAM an nVidia (is that the name?)
with the RIVA 128 chipset and 4M vRAM, a Creative/24X cdrom, a Plextor
10/12/32 FW-SCSI cd-rw and a Tandberg SLR-60 FW-SCSI tape drive. It's more
the RH installer, I believe. Too cute by half and not as solid as the TUI or
ncurses UIs that used to be the norm.
> This sounds like a hardware problem, especially combined with the odd
> install problems that you had with RH. Perhaps the videocard is
> failing, or maybe even the system memory? Hard to tell at this point.
A lot is getting the fonts and other pieces back again. Amazing what a
difference that makes. :-)
> I assume that you've got a decent amount of physical memory, and a swap
> partition. Have you looked in your messages, XFree86*.log, and
> ~/.xsession-errors files?
As above, 328M RAM and 256M swap space. Haven't looked at the X* logs.
Perhaps it was cleaning the dust out of the case that screwed things up.
:-) After all, it was about a year or more since it was last shut down and
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