[CentOS] Hosed by 4.2

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Mon Oct 17 01:44:45 UTC 2005

ATI hardware and linux typcially don't get along IME.  I am wondering if 
this is the key to your issue?

Syv Ritch wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks
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Isa 54:17  No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and 
every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt 
condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their 
righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

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