Updated the tests system to the latest ‘beta’ driver 361.16, and this broke Plasma/KDE5.. This driver is supposed to introduce the ‘vendor neutral’ libglvnd option: $ ll /usr/lib64/libGLX* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jan 7 10:17 /usr/lib64/libGLX_indirect.so.0 -> libGLX_nvidia.so.361.16 lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jan 7 10:17 /usr/lib64/libGLX_nvidia.so.0 -> libGLX_nvidia.so.361.16 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1115368 Jan 7 … Continue reading →
A problem that still plagued the 3.18-rc series of kernel releases now seems to affect 3.17 as well.. I have had two complete system hangs with 3.17.3 and 3.17.4 on my main system in the last two weeks, and thought at first that these were caused by KDE and/or NVIDIA hangs, but then found that I could … Continue reading →
Starting to ‘explore’ the system, and it looks very different from the typical Linux system I have been used to since 1997.. The base directory structure is different, with many ‘additions’.. This is probably standard for Android, but not what I am accustomed to! I decided to format a (micro) SD card, and insert it, as this … Continue reading →
If you are seeing a lot of these: BUG: Bad rss-counter state mm:ffff8801c4be7b80 idx:2 val:1 -repeated ad nauseam, then there is a fix coming! https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/6/9/47 I have applied the patch, and (so far..) it appears to have fixed the ‘problem’.. … Continue reading →
So, the problem can be summarised as follows: Login using ‘graphical boot’ (runlevel 5) and KDM – everything works correctly. Login using ‘multi-user boot’ (runlevel 3) and then use # startx to run KDE – USB disk mounts fail with “… Not Authorized” I use a non-graphical login (runlevel 3) and then run # startx, as this … Continue reading →
3.4.0 was running OK, but then got a whole lot of … BUG… Bad RSS Counter… errors, and USB devices stopped working correctly (after plugging in ‘tethered’ phone, when network went down) So… Back to 3.3..on my main system… For the time being..
There still seems to be a persistent bug with the latest FC16 and FC17 versions of the bash rpm, which causes ftp logins to fail after you attempt to put in the password. The cause is that vital data is erased from the /etc/shells file, during the rpm update. The file should contain: /sbin/nologin /bin/dash /bin/bash /bin/sh … Continue reading →