[mythtv-users] Re: OT: upgrading kernel problems / atrpms fedora mirror repo problems?

Noel Murphy bnmurphy at rogers.com
Fri Oct 14 20:59:29 UTC 2005

For the archives.

I posted this problem on the fedora-list mailing list and there was  
someone else who had the exact same problem.
I posted my hw list on that forum and he had the same video card.
He was able to try a different video card and the problem went away.

Seems to be a problem with the ATI Radeon 7000 video card.

I submitted a bug to bugzilla.redhat.com Bug #: 170873


On 12-Oct-05, at 10:17 AM, Axel Thimm wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 11:22:44PM -0400, Noel Murphy wrote:
>> I have gotten myself into a weird situation. I had a working FC4 /
>> myth 18.1 box, but for some reason it somehow got messed up and would
>> not boot.
>> I have since just formatted the drives (after slapping the drives
>> into a different machine and backing up some stuff) and did a fresh
>> install.
>> However, now I have the following situation.
>> I'm following Jarod's guide. I did the install from the dvd. After
>> the "initial boot", I end up in the following problem.
>> Kernel 2.6.11-1.1369 boots my machine no problem. Unfortunately, that
>> kernel is too old to get the ivtv modules.
>> When I upgraded my kernel (to 2.6.13-1.1526) my machine gets to the
>> ui screen where all the services start up, but then goes completely
>> black instead of bring up the login screen. The LED on the monitor
>> goes orange (indicating there is no video signal) and i can't seem to
>> do anything. I can ssh into the machine, but can't find anything
>> obvious as to what went wrong.
>> Now, I was pretty sure that I had a 2.6.12 kernel installed on this
>> box before the "big format", so I tried to install one of the two
>> 2.6.12 kernels available, but for some reason, I can't seem to get
>> yum to install it. Doing a "yum list available" does not list any
>> 2.6.12 kernels, but I can see them if I point my browser to the
>> correct url.
>> Now, even weirder is I just carried on with the guide (knowing full
>> well there was going to be stuff I couldn't install), I installed the
>> "ivtv" package. This in turn installed the "ivtv-
>> kmdl-2.6.12-1.1456_FC4" module and thus in turn installed the
>> corresponding kernel. Why it found it this way, but not when I
>> specifically asked it to I'm still confused on.
>> However, this kernel has the same problem as the 2.6.13 kernel (Blank
>> screen instead of login screen)
>> So, all this being said.
>> 1. Anyone know what is going on with my machine and the "latest"
>> kernels? What should i check / look at?
>> 2. Anyone know why i can't install the older kernels? I'm assuming
>> "yum install kernel-2.6.12-1.1447_FC4" should work? I get a "nothing
>> to do" message.
>> 3. Anyone got any other ideas as to what i can do???? I'm probably
>> not comfortable with compiling my own kernel / modules.
> You didn't mention your hardware. I had some issues with 2.6.13-1.1526
> on x86_64 hardware.
> I would try to install FC4 and do only a yum update w/o adding any
> kernel moudles or any other 3rd party stuff. If you hit the problem
> already in this state (and it looks so), please report to
> bugzilla.redhat.com including dmesg/hardware info etc.
> -- 
> Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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