[CentOS] Hosed by 4.2
rado at rivers-bend.com
Sun Oct 16 22:01:20 UTC 2005
On Sun, 2005-10-16 at 12:23 -0700, Syv Ritch wrote:
> I have been using Centos since 3.0. I have been upgrading
> regularly without any major problem.
> 4.1 to 4.2 has been a total disaster.
> I ran yum update, it went through and a couple of hours later I
> rebooted and X froze with the screen just being just fuzz
> [regular rectangles, orange, green...] and the keyboard froze.
> Could not do a alt-ctrl-backspace, nor a Alt-F1-6 nor Alt-Ctrl-Del.
> I have a ATI9200 with a Samsung 710N [It only works at 1240x1024
> @ 60Hz, it will not work at any other frequency]
> This is the same hardware as I was running with 4.1.
> I had to reinstall 4.1, now I cannot run yum update to get the
> security updates, it tries to upgrade to 4.2.
> 1. Is there a way to just get the updates for 4.1 and not 4.2
> 2. Any suggestion on what went wrong with X. It's not just the
> frequency display because the keyboard also froze.
The first thing that came to my mind that there was something not nice
between 3.0 and 4.X but reading on you are already running 4.1 as I.
I confess that I was kinda in the dark...about 10 days ago I
unsubscribed to this list and then yest. morn. I started to upgrade and
knew something big was going on but didn't really know til I read on the
I am sorry to hear of the problems and I guess I consider myself lucky.
Using yum update I updated all 3 of my machines w/no problems other than
a hell of a lot of time to do it and lots of restarting the update
All 3 of my machines are stictly generic...most people would probably
call them junk and they probably right but I must say I have had no
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