* before i forget – there’s an odd bug where if you press ctrl– to shrink the text in gnome-terminal it crashes. i should track that down at some point but it’s certainly there in the f10beta livecd. … seems to be fixed after an update. – ah! actually i think it’s just that with compiz enabled the window resizes itself off the screen.
this time i set up /boot on RAID1, the rest of the 4G disk and a matching chunk of the 16G as a RAID0 physical volume with /home on it and the rest as another physical volume with / followed by a 1G swap partition.
the 480 updates took 11.5 hours to complete. no errors so far as i can see. no new updates to apply.
so, let’s try rebooting from kernel-2.6.27-0.352.rc7.git1.fc10.i686 to kernel-184.108.40.206-47.rc3.fc10.i686
i’ll edit the grub boot line so it’s not quiet or graphical and i’ll press escape if the blue bars appear at the bottom of the boot screen so i can see what happens. also, i’ll do a shutdown and power on rather than just a restart.
it’s absolutely fine. no problems at all. *sigh*
- the add/remove software window doesn’t have a maximise button and appears maximised by default. if you unmaximise it (by dragging) you can’t re-maximise or resize it. with desktop effects enabled it appears small by default – so you can’t use it.
- the first attempt to add more software produced an odd error. just clicking apply again has worked with a message that “An untrusted package was installed”.
- i installed google gadgets. clicking Run when it finished either didn’t work or it crashed. running it again from the menus worked.
- another software install – another ‘run not working’ – so i don’t think it crashed.
- i’ve discovered the neon theme for cairo-dock – it’s pretty!
- installed the wireless drivers from the development part of the fusion repo. success! (you don’t need to reboot – just modprobe rt2860sta and wait a few seconds for NetworkManager to pick up some networks.) of course, the moment it starts working a new kernel becomes available in rawhide.
- also discovered that the black variant of the most excellent comix cursors have a super-nice little featurette – the ‘bar’ cursor that appears over text has a red bar. super-nice.
- i had intended to do lots of carefully controlled restarts to pin down the problem if it reoccurred .. but i wasn’t concentrating and accidentally did a default reboot. i’ve done a couple more since then – no problems.
happy now. 🙂