upgrade? hmm.

well, in general, i’m not loving this upgrade from FC6 to F7.

F7 i like. i’ve installed it on a few systems and i think it’s great. that’s why i’m starting to install it on more important desktops now.

i thought that maybe by now the upgrade process would be working smoothly and i wouldn’t need to do a fresh install.

i’ve upgraded two machines – one x86 and one x86_64. both have nvidia graphics cards and the livna nvidia drivers (plus a few livna packages for dvds etc). shouldn’t be the end of the world.

the x86 machine got upgraded using ‘yum upgrade’. it worked fairly well. took a long, long time (like five hours) and afterwards i couldn’t log in to my regular user account. had to log in as root and blat my old home directory. (rename old one. create new one from /etc/skel, login, gradually move the more important stuff from dead home to new home.) annoying.

the x86_64 machine is more important so i thought i’d be kind and upgrade from the DVD. nope – same result only worse. now gnome-terminal doesn’t work and running any 3d app crashes X. i’m guessing this nvidia driver is up to its old tricks.

i’m going to try going back to the nouveau 2d driver, uninstalling and re-installing the livna nvidia stuff. we’ll see if i can avoid re-installing.


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