[CentOS] CR repo update disaster for my desktop.

Tue Dec 4 18:21:50 UTC 2018
Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org>

On 04/12/2018 09:54, Rob Kampen wrote:
> So in an effort to narrow down the problem I also have an old Samsung 
> laptop - i5 with an nvidia card - all up-to-date 7.5 - I thought I would 
> try a more conservative upgrade approach.
> first updated to the CR kernel with yum upgrade kernel*
> then after successful reboot did an update to gdm* and gnome*
> another reboot and all is well
> then update of xorg* (only 20 files)
> Now it will not boot - keyboard is non responsive so cannot even do a 
> Ctrl Alt F2 to access a shell. Old kernel is also non boot. Left this 
> machine for now and back to my main desktop workstation.

The only issue I've seen reported that sounds similar or possibly 
related is:


There is a patch in that bug you might like to try.

> No idea if this xorg problem relates to my original workstation - so on 
> that machine I did a downgrade of xorg* - seemed to complete ok, but on 
> reboot and login - still the same problem.
> As the only clue in the logs is the libc segfault I did a downgrade of 
> glibc - this too seemed to work but no change to the system - gnome 
> crashes after 5 - 10 seconds.

I'm guessing that probably hasn't helped matters

> Wasted far too much time on this, no idea what to do now so I have done 
> a fresh 7.5 install and all works again - just need to install all the 
> additional stuff I use each day, but at least I have a desktop that 
> functions.