problems (Re: Announcing Fedora 11 Beta for XO)
skierpage at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 20:13:25 EDT 2009
> Here's a build of the F11 beta release for XO:
Here's my experience on an XO-1 with q2e33 firmware, booting it from
an 8GB SD card made withLiveUSB Creator from the 20090403.iso file. I
don't repeat all the issues mentioned at
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Rawhide-XO such as pressing checkmark to
Fairly late in the boot I get a Gnome-like alert on a black screen:
"There is a problem with the configuration server
(/libexec/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)"
(<cjb> commented "weird, probably a new rawhide bug")
After choosing Sugar and login, I get the same alert again, then I'm
dumped back to the login screen. I have no .sugar directory in
/home/liveuser, so no logs.
I didn't see a keyboard chooser on the login screen in this build, I
wonder if that's related. Also the login prompt invited me to choose
a language but there was no language chooser.
I clicked the yellow triangle on the login screen for boot errors,
there was one:
Starting Avahi daemon... [FAILED]
I logged in again, choosing Gnome startup. That gave me the same
error, but I wasn't kicked back to the login screen like Sugar.
On the Greek temple desktop, I got two alerts:
* about battery trouble along the lines of "Couldn't make sense of
your battery charge".
* "Nautilus could not create the following required folders:
/home/liveuser/Desktop, /home/liveuser/.nautilus". (They don't exist,
but /home/liveuser is drwx------ owner liveuser group liveuser. Weird)
After dismissing these, I just stare at the Greek temple; no icons, no
menu bar, not even a mouse cursor. There are various dot files in
/home/liveuser, but nothing that looks like a log.
To return to the login screen, in a VT console I entered init 3, got
the "Starting Avahi daemon... [FAILED]" again. Then init 5, got the
same error. The display went back to booting with pretty much the
same behavior with "There is a problem with the configuration server"
alerts, but still no mouse cursor.
I powered off and tried again. This time I noticed a brief error
line, something about "problems with imem size"?, before the boot
process bar appeared. Other than that the behavior was the same.
Should I try the `zcat 2009403.bootable.gz > /dev/sdX` approach
instead of LiveUSB Creator?
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