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ok, my first major upgrade and I chose the preupgrade path (i also tried preupgrade-cli). The system downloads the version 17 and then I reboot the server to "upgrade to ...
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    Preupgrade 16 to 17 hangs


    ok, my first major upgrade and I chose the preupgrade path (i also tried preupgrade-cli).

    The system downloads the version 17 and then I reboot the server to "upgrade to version 17" (after grub loads).

    Then another 20 minutes when it updates 1466 packages. I "think", I come very close to the end of installation where the whole system hangs/freezes (some times at 'NFS', sometimes at 'started login screen'). And no graphical display etc.

    However,
    1. I can press ctl+alt+F3 and see a login prompt where I can login just fine (whereas system hangs at ctl+alt+F1).
    2. I can start another ssh session quiet happily.
    3. i run nagios on this server and my nagios webpage loads fine from another machine in the network.

    Therefore, I can only think "could it be a driver issue"? as everything else works fine except the graphical display. I have rolled back to fc16 for the time being. Here is more info on drivers. pls ask for further details if you need:

    Code:
    # lspci -k
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
            Kernel modules: shpchp
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
            Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
            Kernel modules: ata_generic, pata_acpi
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
            Kernel modules: i2c-piix4
    00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
            Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter
            Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx
            Kernel modules: vmwgfx
    00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
            Kernel driver in use: mptspi
            Kernel modules: mptspi
    00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 01)
            Subsystem: VMware PRO/1000 MT Single Port Adapter
            Kernel driver in use: e1000
            Kernel modules: e1000
    
    
    # uname -ia 
    Linux servername 3.4.11-1.fc16.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Sep 16 13:50:06 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    Last edited by midway; 10-15-2012 at 02:51 PM. Reason: more info

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    I think you're right, your server is working perfectly except that the X server is not producing any output, and this is likely to be a driver issue in your X server. Stuff you might try:

    - Rename/move any xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 then reboot/restart X. In theory Fedora doesn't need it unless you want to make specific tweaks in your X server, it should detect everything it needs to give you a display. Don't forget to replace the xorg.conf the file if this doesn't help.
    - You could try re-installing (or just installing) the vmware tools for Linux - it'll compile up some X server drivers for the simulated video hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff View Post
    Rename/move any xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 then reboot/restart X.
    HI Roxoff, I have multiple files on that name:
    Code:
    # 
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-system-setup-keyboard.conf
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-quirks.conf
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-fpit.conf
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-vmmouse.conf
    /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf
    /usr/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.5.gz
    /usr/share/man/man5/xorg.conf.d.5.gz
    do you mean rename/move this file "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"?

    this is my Xorg.0.log:
    pastebin.com/ph36FxK1


    I will try reinstalling vmwaretools.

    many thanks.
    Last edited by midway; 10-16-2012 at 11:53 AM. Reason: more info

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    You already have no xorg.conf file. If installing the vmware tools doesn't work, then you could try disabling each of the files in xorg.conf.d one by one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxoff View Post
    You already have no xorg.conf file. If installing the vmware tools doesn't work, then you could try disabling each of the files in xorg.conf.d one by one.
    upon install vmwaretools it asks me for a automatic upgrade which I select but this doesn't solve the problem
    also there is just one file in the xorg.conf.d file (pls refer above under /etc/X11) and disabling that doesnt help either.

    not sure what driver it is missing.

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    this is after i update to fc17 (with no graphic display):

    Code:
    # lspci -k
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX Host bridge (rev 01)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
            Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 01)
    00:07.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ISA (rev 08)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
    00:07.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 IDE (rev 01)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
            Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
    00:07.3 Bridge: Intel Corporation 82371AB/EB/MB PIIX4 ACPI (rev 08)
            Subsystem: VMware Virtual Machine Chipset
    00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
            Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter
            Kernel driver in use: vmwgfx
    00:10.0 SCSI storage controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic 53c1030 PCI-X Fusion-MPT Dual Ultra320 SCSI (rev 01)
            Kernel driver in use: mptspi
    00:11.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82545EM Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Copper) (rev 01)
            Subsystem: VMware PRO/1000 MT Single Port Adapter
            Kernel driver in use: e1000
    
    
    # uname -a
    Linux servername 3.6.1-1.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Oct 10 12:13:05 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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