[CentOS] CR repo update disaster for my desktop.

Wed Dec 5 08:38:09 UTC 2018
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 5/12/18 7:21 AM, Phil Perry wrote:
> 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:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1650634
Yes, seems this is the laptop issue, will prove tomorrow.
> There is a patch in that bug you might like to try.
Not too keen on this, would need to find a detailed howto as I have not 
done any rebuilds for a number of years. I presume that RH will at some 
point release a fix for this?
>> 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.
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