Un Cachito de la vida

Un Cachito

Un Cachito de la vida - A little piece of Cameron's life

I wrote most of this post a couple weeks ago, but went out of town before I could test anything, so here it is after I've booted into it.After stumbling my way through a previous upgrade from FC4 to FC5, documented here, I figured it'd be a little slicker this time. Here's what I did and issues I ran into:

  1. Upgrade Fedora release package (it complains if I don't install release notes also):
    rpm -Uvh fedora-release-6-4.noarch.rpm  fedora-release-notes-6-3.noarch.rpm

  2. Get all the new packages (which may take hours):
    yum -y upgrade

  3. Reboot

It was pretty much that easy, except now that I've rebooted, my mouse won't work properly. It is slow, jerky and doesn't always follow the direction I'm going. It happens this way in both X and in GPM. I can't run "setup -> mouse" or "system-config-mouse" because it appears the rhpl mouse module is no longer included and those tools won't run without it. I filed an entry at fedoraforums.org but as I haven't seen any similar problems around the Internet, I'm not confident. Wish me luck or omniscience.

Posted by charr at 11:38 AM

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I believe I've found the problem. FC6 is wrongly shipping with an SMP kernel on the uniprocessor kernel package. This causes APIC problems. The quick fix is to throw a "noapic" on the boot line in /boot/grub/menu.lst but I'll try to file something in bugzilla.

Posted by Cameron at November 21, 2006 11:11 PM

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