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  1. #1

    Fedora 7 Installation crash! NEED HELP!!

    Hi guys!
    I'm having a problem installing Fedora 7 on my pc...
    I insert the DVD (x86 64) downloaded from official website.
    I select the graphical mode (tried also the text mode) and it loads some drivers: fw_ohci ( ), nvidia_sata and pata_amd.
    Everything is ok until Anaconda checks for previously installed distributions: Black screen (to main terminal) - it says:

    (anaconda:822): HtmlUtil-CRITICAL **: html_stream_cancel: assertion 'stream->cancel_func != null' failed
    install exited abnormally [1/1]
    sending termination signals...

    I've absolutely no idea what's causing the error... I've just bought this new pc (on the old one I had FC6 working great, apart from the 800mhz cpu) here are the specs:

    CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600 (2 cores clocked 2800Mhz)
    RAM 2GB DDR-2 800Mhz
    1 SATA HDD 250GB
    1 IDE HDD 40GB M
    1 IDE DVD Burner drive
    2 integrated NICs on ASUS MB M2N-SLI DELUXE
    nVidia GeForce 8600GT

    I've partitioned the 250GB HD into 4 pieces: 1 ntfs for XP; 2 250MB ext2 for GRUB; 3 3GB SWAP; 4 10GB ext3 for FC7...

    Anyway... Is there a way to log and save the other terminals?? (the problem is that the system hangs and doesn't let you interact with terminals) Otherwise tell me and I'll post photos (how I reduce the character size on terminals?).

    Trying FC6 64 no X starts, in text mode same error as in F7.
    Fedora 7.9 64 (8 beta1) same problem.
    As I read on other forums that some people had same error message because of raid controllers' drivers, I tried the noprobe mode and used only the pata_amd driver (which includes IDE channels ) to get the DVD working: same problem.

    ...that's it... I need some help

  2. #2
    Linux Guru smolloy's Avatar
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    If it's a problem with raid drivers, you might try booting with the nodmraid option.
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  3. #3
    Tried it... It's not related to raid, I own a Jmicron RAID controller on the MB but it's disabled, nodmraid crashes anyway

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  5. #4
    No one's suggestions??

  6. #5
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    arch linux
    Fedora 8 was released earlier today, so you might try that. It should have better hardware support.

  7. #6
    YAY!! Thanks Fedora 8 resolved that!
    Thank you for help guys...
    Anyway, I'm having another little problem: sometimes the mouse hangs while doing nothing in particular and if I try to restart/kill X it wont, just desktop picture and so I have to reboot.

  8. #7
    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    It looks like Graphics Card driver problem. Execute this
    lspci | grep VGA
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    Post output here.
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  9. #8
    Noticed it happens almost everytime I use amarok... but randomly, some seconds/minutes after I started it.
    Mmmh... It can be related to a xorg.conf misconfiguration, or some issues with my audio card: nvidia's MCP55 High Definition Audio (MB integrated), and the driver is snd-hda-intel
    My mouse is wireless from Logitech, identified as "LOGITECH USB RICEVER" in linux.

    Anyway this is the output:

    [root@localhost andrea]# lspci | grep VGA
    bash: lspci: command not found
    [root@localhost andrea]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    Driver "mouse"
    Driver "kbd"
    Driver "nvidia"

    Here my xorg.conf:

    # Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "single head configuration"
    Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

    Section "Files"

    # ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
    # ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "glx"

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AIGLX" "on"

    Section "InputDevice"

    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "it"

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    ModelName "LCD Panel 1024x768"
    HorizSync 31.5 - 48.0
    VertRefresh 56.0 - 65.0
    Option "dpms"

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
    Option "RenderAccel" "true"
    Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24

    Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"

    I managed to kill -segv X because of the mouse crash an I was sent back to a virtual terminal. I restarted X and a big nVidia full screen logo appeared. Have to reboot. Maybe it's related to the nvidia driver?

  10. #9
    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    How did you install Nvidia Driver?
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  11. #10
    I downloaded it from the nVidia website and followed the instruction in terminal...

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