Re: Help with update from F10 to F11

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On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Wade Hampton <[email protected]> wrote:
> I am having a lot of problems with a system after
> upgrading it from F10 to F11.  I need help to get this
> formerly-stable system back.  Basically X is messed
> up and I can't do yum updates.  This is my second
> post on this issue.  Any help would be most appreciated.
> Background:
> On Saturday, I updated my son's Fedora 10 x86_64 system
> to Fedora 11 using preupgrade.  All seemed to go well until it
> tried to start X on the first boot.  Upon starting X, I saw a
> white dash in the upper left and X never properly started.
> I rebooted into single user mode, set run level to 3 and booted.
> Now if I start X using startx, I lose my keyboard and mouse.  The
> task bar shows a lot of applications starting. As I have no keyboard
> nor mouse, all I can do is hit the power button and shutdown.
> I have not tried ssh'ing to the box.
> Note that after pressing the power button, several errors
> were displayed including Nautilus having issues with Hal.
> I tried using yum to update the box hoping this might fix
> something, especially with the nvidia driver.  However, YUM
> is broken.  It is failing with an error about file
> /var/cache/yum/updates/metalink.xml missing.
>  System is a Gateway AMD 9500 quad core
>  Keyboard is PS/2.  Mouse is USB.
>  Display is Nvidia 8600 GT PCI card.
> Any help would be most appreciated as he really
> wants his computer fixed.
> Thanks,
> --
> Wade Hampton

Did you try "yum clean all"?

I have not had much success using preupgrade. Best bet is to download
either the net-install CD or the DVD and upgrade from either one.

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