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Old 03-19-12, 05:22 PM   #3
redbeard15
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Default Re: X server seems to fail on FC 16 and NVIDIA 295.20

I'm sorry to say the FC14 -> FC16 upgraded was a big failure. Not much worked, no network. I couldn't even uninstall the NVidia driver and use the nouveau driver.

Since I was braced for the worse (hmm, I wonder why that would be) I was OK with doing a fresh FC16 install from DVD.

My first attempt with the FC16 install I just specified the Gnome desktop. That produced a nicely informative "Oops, something happened. Please contact your administrator."

Others had noticed this same problem with the Gnome desktop so I installed the KDE desktop and the same thing happened. Plus, that change removed all graphical file browser apps, the software update app, etc. Pretty bad. Makes me want to move back to Windblows....

I did another fresh install of FC16 specifying the KDE (only) desktop and that worked. I successfully built n installed the NVIDIA 295.20 driver with FC16 (kernel 3.1.0-7) n KDE.

Now I'm trying to get the updates installed and that is hanging.... Sheesh.
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