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#1 anyweb

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

I downloaded Fedora 20 from here, created the USB media using the liveusb creator and then started the install, it wouldn't verify my installation source (usb) and i couldn't install. I thought my HASH/md5sum was bad so i checked it. The sha 256 matched.

 

sha256.png

 

Next I tried to input an alternative location, I chose the following as I was installing on older hardware (32bit only),

 

http://dl.fedoraproj...ent/20/i386/os/

 

this allowed the installation to continue, so I'm posting this here incase it helps others

 

cheers

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

well i got it installed but gnome crashes as soon as I click on activities, I did a quick search and didn't find any solution, any ideas ? in the meantime i've installed KDE via yum install @kde-desktop and that does work when i switch to it, however i prefer Gnome


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#3 feedmebits

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

Did you try checking your logs to check for any strange errors? /var/log/messages

 

Try using grep on the logs---> cat /var/log/messages | grep gnome-session

 

I did find this, it's about version 19 but the problem sounds very similar.

 

https://bbs.archlinu...c.php?id=171257 --> https://bugzilla.red...i?id=972600#c13


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 10:25 PM

this is what it says. any ideas ?

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:03 AM

Doesn't look like anything serious, just warnings no errors. You could try  cat /var/log/message | grep error maybe we'll get more info from that..What happens when gnome crashes, you get a blanc screen? Can you switch to like the virtual console, then login in there and try: startx. And see if gnome starts backup again?

 

Did you try the fix here? Cuz it sounded alot like your problem about, when using activities crashing? Make a backup of the original file first. Oh crap, I just realized you are running 32bit so you aren't going to have that path: bz_wrap_comment_text">/usr/lib64/gedit/plugins/beesu.py


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 03:28 PM

thanks Feedmebits i'll try it tonite and come back to you


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

ok I just checked and i dont have that file or directory structure as this is the i386 release of Fedora 20 (not x64)


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:28 PM

Did you try going to a virtual console and then try to restart gnome via startx?


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 06:48 AM

sorry not following you, what do you mean a virtual console ?


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 09:10 AM

sorry not following you, what do you mean a virtual console ?

 

I mean ctrl+alt+f1 then login with your account, and then try  the command. startx to see if the gnome starts up again?  If so then try to hit activities again and see what happens, if it still happens than the last thing I can think of is to fully remove/uninstall gnome and reinstall gnome, since the logs don't show anything strange(no error's just warnings).

 

yum groupremove Desktop

yum groupinstall Desktop 

 

or however it is listed as in fedora wink.png


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:13 PM

well when gnome crashes it doesnt crash to a prompt, it bombs me backinto the desktop... i'll take another look at it tonite


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 11:52 PM

tried it again and again it crashes, although the time and other widgits in gnome work just fine, it's just when i click on activities

 

maybe i'll install it on another laptop and see how it goes as i do want to see the new gnome


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:23 AM

tried it again and again it crashes, although the time and other widgits in gnome work just fine, it's just when i click on activities

 

maybe i'll install it on another laptop and see how it goes as i do want to see the new gnome

 

Yeah that'd be interesting to see what happens, try and install it from the same usb stick, if the same thing happens. Try installing it from the dvd/cd or if it doesn't have a dvd drive. Try using unetbootin to create your bootable usb. Be interesting to know what the results are.


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 11:29 AM

Any results yet?


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:13 AM

i got irritated with this computer (it hard locked when lid closed) so i just installed windows 7 on it, i'll install fedora on another laptop instead.


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