Once upon a time, Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> said:
On Tue, Dec 08, 2015 at 10:52:12AM -0600, Chris Adams wrote:
> I started with Fedora-Workstation-netinst-x86_64-23 on a thumb drive. I
> booted, selected automatic partitioning and MATE, and it started
> downloading RPMs. When it finished downloading, it rebooted.
> Apparently, there's a conflict between release and updates on who owns
> /etc/xdg/menus/mate-preferences-categoris.menu, and anaconda just
> crashes and reboots (not even a traceback) on an install transaction
Ouch. Is this with updates repository enabled, or not?
I believe I tried it without updates enabled, but I'm not sure now.
I was also fighting with getting anaconda to use a proxy (weird office
Cisco firewall issue slowing downloads from the Internet dramatically,
but a local proxy outside the firewall works fine). It is very unclear
that if you use "closest mirror" that specifying a proxy on the same
screen has no effect; it has to be done on the boot command line
(there's a BZ for this but was closed as WONTFIX IIRC; IMHO there should
at least be a warning).
Yeah, if there's a conflict between packages that are all
no flags will help. The RPMs need to be fixed.
Definitely; the combination of that plus an anaconda bug just rebooting
made it seriously frustrating to figure out though.
> Now, when I get to the graphical login, my USB is dead. I can
> single-user mode and the keyboard works fine; as soon as the graphical
> login loads, USB appears dead (keyabord is like it is powered off, no
> Numlock, Capslock, etc.). Tried unplugging keyboard, moving it to
> different USB ports (directly on the computer instead of hub), etc. with
> no result. The fact that the keyboard works in single-user mode shows
> there's no hardware problem, Linux USB issue, etc.
This, and the above, probably needs to be brought up with the MATE
Compiz spin team, and possibly MATE upstream. The spins page gives
#fedora-mate as a place to talk with the developers (as well as this
list, although I'm not sure I've seen the developers active here).
I will try to go back and find the conflicting packages, see which was
in updates, and file a bug (I made an IRC account but haven't used it in
a long time).
I did finally get the system going by using the MATE live spin image
(and then loading updates) - no USB issue there. I've just always used
the netinst image (CD, USB, or PXE booted).
Now everything but my Bluetooth works, but I think that's a issue with a
near-brand-new chip (Intel 8260 wifi+BT), the Linux kernel driver, and
firmware (hopefully F23 will get Linux 4.3 soon and that'll help).
Chris Adams <linux(a)cmadams.net>